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City, county pair up to fix Industrial Boulevard

Gainesville and Hall County public works staffs are teaming up to fix road problems on Industrial Boulevard.

May 03, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Grant will help with inventory of trees

Gainesville staff members are applying for a grant that will help continue efforts to assess trees around the downtown area.

May 03, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Balloon release to honor babies lost in miscarriage or early life

Angela Ewers wasn't sure if she should celebrate Mother's Day after giving birth to her daughter Emily.

May 03, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Positive drug tests could have big consequences in school

Random drug tests may seem like an issue for professional sports, but Gainesville City Schools is considering implementing its own procedures to screen students and take away their privileges if they test positive.

May 03, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


W. Hall bridge gets temporary fix

Workers spent Tuesday on a temporary fix to the westbound Jerry Jackson Bridge that crosses Lake Lanier in West Hall.

May 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dock permit change is proposed

Residential developers who have let or are about to let community dock permits expire could catch a break from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

May 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hundreds enjoy ‘festive night’ at Celebrate Georgia Gala

The 2,400 crystals on Sandra Deal's dress sparkled as Georgia's 82nd governor twirled her around the dance floor.

May 03, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall County may cut 40 teaching jobs

Nearly 40 teaching positions could be cut from the Hall County school system next year, Superintendent William Schofield announced Monday.

May 03, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Bin Laden’s death creates euphoria, apprehension

Jim Haight remembers 9/11 well.

May 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Times co-founder to be inducted into Ga. Newspaper Hall of Fame

An induction into the Georgia Newspaper Hall of Fame is one of the highest honors a Georgia newspaper person can obtain. The late Charles A Smithgall Jr., co-founder of The Times, will be inducted June 9 into that hall.

May 03, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Preparation work under way for I-985 sign replacement

Crews have started working on eventually replacing all Interstate 985 signs, a project that motorists should really begin to notice this summer.

May 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville school board discusses drug testing students

In the future, high school students in Gainesville City Schools may have more than just their parents questioning potential drug use.

May 02, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall keeps same sewer maintenance company

The same company will continue to manage Hall County's sewer system on Spout Springs Road.

May 02, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Wreck closes road, blocking way home for Hall students

Hall County students who take the bus home on East Ridge Road in East Hall are having to find another way home.

May 02, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville Memorial Day parade plans coming together

Last year's Memorial Day parade plans in Gainesville - including a Stearman biplane flyover and World War II veteran Mack Abbott as the honorary grand marshal - are being dusted off for this year's version of the annual event.

May 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Family of slain Flowery Branch man offers $5,000 reward for information

The family of a Flowery Branch man killed at the front door of his home is offering a $5,000 reward for information on who ...

August 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Baby’s broken bones lead to charges for Gillsville woman

A Gillsville woman was arrested Wednesday in connection with a 5-month-old girl who, in the course of a month, fractured three leg bones and an ...

August 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Suspect in White County fatal shooting arrested overnight in Athens

A man wanted on a murder warrant out of White County was captured by a SWAT team Wednesday morning.

August 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Religious education, counseling center seeks to raise $1.1 million for new South Hall facility

A nearly 50-year-old organization providing education, counseling and services to young people in Hall County is finally beginning a much-needed expansion.

August 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


University of North Georgia expects enrollment of more than 18,000 this fall

The University of North Georgia expects more than 18,000 students at its five campuses next week, and the increase will bring 70 new faculty ...

August 16, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Changes continue at Gainesville airport with new public, private investment

Big changes continue at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville thanks to public and private investments in a hoped-for future that lures bigger and more ...

August 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pizza, beer businesses planned where historic home stood in Flowery Branch

Pizza and beer businesses will take the place of a historic home torn down recently in downtown Flowery Branch.

August 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Study: Hope Scholarship funding could be in jeopardy

A new study of the Hope Scholarships program, which is funded by the Georgia lottery, contends the program could run out of money for the ...

August 16, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


IRS office in Gainesville plans to implement appointments after complaints

Complaints about long lines and poor customer service at the local Internal Revenue Service office prompted U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, to recently visit ...

August 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


School chats planned with Gainesville superintendent

Wanda Creel, superintendent for Gainesville schools, will host chats with parents and community members Thursday and Tuesday at the Panera Bread located at 625 Dawsonville ...

August 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Schofield rated highly by county school board

Hall County Board of Education members rate their superintendent between good and excellent, according to the most recent evaluation of Will Schofield.

August 16, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall Sheriff’s Office to step up patrols on Ga. 347

The Hall County Sheriff's Office will be stepping up patrols on the Friendship Road and Lanier Islands Parkway portions of Ga. 347 at various ...

August 16, 2016 | | Local


Three indicted on murder charges in Orchard Brook Apartments shooting

Three men have been charged with felony murder in an indictment in alleged connection to a fatal April shooting.

August 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Can third-party presidential candidates gain traction?

The ups and downs of what many consider the strangest presidential election of their lifetime has produced a unique opportunity for third-party candidates to make ...

August 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lula mayor criticizes Hall County’s merger push

Lula's mayor didn't pull punches when it came to the topic Monday night of a merger of Hall County governments.

August 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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