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Hall Area Transit expands service

Today begins the first day of a much-anticipated expansion of Hall Area Transit that will provide bus service to area colleges.
And to give residents a taste of their expanded services, transit officials are offering free Red Rabbit rides for the rest of the week.
The expansion includes two new routes, thanks to new buses mostly paid for by the Federal Transportation Administration and the state Department of Transportation, but also includes changes to existing routes on the Red Rabbit service.
Janice Crow, general manager of Hall Area Transit, said she expects the expansion will increase ridership since it will ...

February 21, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Commissioners to learn more about North Hall library plans

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will hold a special workshop to discuss the North Hall park and library directly after the regularly scheduled work session at 9 a.m. today.

February 21, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Suspect in arson clears one case

A Forsyth County woman accused of torching her house as part of an insurance scam has cleared one of many legal hurdles she faces.

February 21, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Utility working on Hoschton wastewater facility

JEFFERSON - The Jackson County Water and Sewerage Authority is still fixing problems at Hoschton's wastewater treatment plant almost two months after it began operating the facility under a mutual aid agreement.

February 21, 2010 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Habitat High program welcomes first girl

Habitat High is now officially coed.

February 21, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Hoschton resident spends semester in Washington

HOSCHTON - It only took a three-week trip to the nation's capital for Hoschton resident Emily Bolton to fall in love with the city.

February 21, 2010 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Organic farmers hope to reap benefits from leadership change

Georgia's longtime agriculture commissioner, Tommy Irvin, has spent more than 41 years building the state's agricultural empire on international trade.

February 21, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


South Hall mega-subdivision matches tax credits for new homebuyers

To lure more potential homebuyers to a South Hall mega-subdivision, a developer is offering to double up on homebuyer tax credits offered as part of the federal economic stimulus package.

February 21, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Murder is not a rarity at North Hall park

A few rut-filled acres of sand and mud surrounded by thickets and gnarled oaks on the banks of the Chattahoochee River have as dark a past as any spot in Hall County.

February 21, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Teacher brings art history to life with stories, coloring

JEFFERSON - Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo and Henri Matisse are all artists you might expect to study in college, but some Jefferson elementary students are getting a head start.

February 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Kids deal with loss at Camp Braveheart

Sometimes even tiny hearts have to be extremely brave.

February 20, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Nuclear energy plans recharge debate

For better or for worse, nuclear energy is making a comeback.

February 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Clermont threatens to sue over library location

CLERMONT ­­- The controversy over the location of a new North Hall library could wind up in court.

February 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Tall titans: Area celebrates Arbor Day

Community representatives gathered Friday morning to recognize trees at an Arbor Day celebration at the Northeast Georgia History Center.

February 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Skateboarders may be left without options

The owner of Gainesville's lone skate shop says a proposed city ordinance that means to ban skateboarders from public areas specifically targets her downtown business.

February 20, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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New rules coming for commercial vehicles

To be compliant with new federal rules, the Georgia Department of Driver Services is making procedural changes next month for commercial drivers, limiting cell phone use while driving and enacting new road testing requirements.

June 18, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Brenau construction continues on schedule

Four stately homes with towering white columns line the west side of Prior Street, ready for their tenants to move in this fall.

June 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Dump the Pump Day promotes local public transportation

Gainesville participated in the 10th annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday to promote public transportation as gas prices climb over the summer months.

June 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Fireworks law not sparking much response in Hall

Local response to a new state fireworks law is, so far, a dud.

June 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch approves budget, tax increase

Flowery Branch leaders approved next year's budget along with a tax increase at Thursday's meeting, but it wasn't without some dissonance.

June 18, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Charleston shooting latest incident in ‘history with hate violence’

A church shooting in Charleston, S.C., that killed nine, didn't come as a surprise to the Rev. Rose Johnson.

June 18, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Hall officials split on budget options, others undecided

The two budget scenarios Hall County officials are considering for the 2016 fiscal year boil down to whether to approve a tax increase or use additional reserve funds to balance the spending plan.

June 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Plaintiffs in Chestatee prayer case may proceed anonymously

A U.S. District Judge granted the American Humanist Association's motion Tuesday to allow the three plaintiffs in the Chestatee High School prayer case to stay anonymous.

June 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


With changes to alcohol regulations, what’s next for Gainesville?

For a community long accustomed to unusual restrictions on the sale and consumption of alcohol, it's been a remarkable change of pace for Gainesville to amend its ordinances over the last year or so to accommodate businesses serving up beer, liquor and wine.

June 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge & Bar: North Hall student indicted in alleged bomb threat

A North Hall High School senior was indicted on June 11 for his alleged threat at the school in February.

June 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Sugar Hill Elementary educates, entertains during summer school

At Sugar Hill Elementary School, summer school is more than remedial classes. It also includes hands-on workshops with Home Depot, lessons from historical re-enactors and visits from the Hall County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit.

June 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Cook Out coming to Oakwood

Cook Out Restaurants is expanding in Hall County, adding an Oakwood location that also will serve as a regional payroll operation.

June 17, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chick-fil-A opens to large crowds

Opening day at the relocated Chick-fil-A on Dawsonville Highway was met with an overwhelming response Wednesday.

June 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


‘Speed likely a factor’ in motorcycle wreck

After flipping her motorcycle in a high speed crash on Browns Bridge Wednesday, a motorcyclist was transported via ambulance to Northeast Georgia Medical Center-Gainesville.

June 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville school officials, stakeholders discuss strengths, weaknesses

Gainesville parents, school officials, principals and administrators old and new met in the choir room at the Gainesville High School Performing Arts Center, pulling their chairs into a circle to discuss what's going on in city schools.

June 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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