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Nepotism law could derail school board campaign

The re-election campaign of Gainesville school board member Kelvin Simmons may come to a grinding halt as a result of a change in state law regarding nepotism and school board members' eligibility for election.

August 04, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Families get an up-close look at rescue, safety personnel

At 6 p.m. Tuesday, about 100 people paused to watch the Life Net helicopter descend to the ground.

August 04, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Rep. Mills opposes Gainesville’s water fee increase

The Gainesville City Council unanimously adopted a higher set of water fees Tuesday, but not without opposition from a state legislator.

August 04, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


DOT work may snarl back-to-school traffic

School traffic in both Hall and Jackson counties may be affected by two separate Georgia Department of Transportation projects.

August 04, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Honda dealership manager will run for state Senate seat

Longtime Gainesville businessman and Milton Martin Honda general manager Butch Miller wants to take his business know-how to the Georgia Senate.

August 04, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Computer glitch sidelines Dial-A-Ride schedule

Hall Area Transit is asking all Dial-A-Ride customers for Wednesday to call them to re-confirm appointments.

August 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Lifetime lessons for first day of school at Jefferson Elementary

JEFFERSON - It was five years in the making, but the first day of school finally arrived Monday for Jefferson students.

August 03, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Probe into weekend break-ins continues

Hall County Sheriff's officials say no arrests have been made related to a number of break-ins that occurred at Lake Lanier Islands Beach & Water Park on Saturday.

August 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


3 hurt in Thompson Bridge Road crash

Three people were taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center after two vehicles collided on Thompson Bridge Road on Monday morning, according to David Kimbrell, chief of Hall County Fire Services.

August 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Until flu shots come in, keep washing your hands

Although a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel has recommended that school-age children get vaccinated for swine flu, manufacturers may not have the vaccine ready until October.

August 03, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


State audit confirms Gainesville schools' budget woes

State auditors presented Gainesville's school board with the results of the school system's fiscal year 2008 audit in a meeting Monday night, and ticked off the many problems that once existed in the system's finances.

August 03, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Road to ‘nowhere’ now leads to Friendship

The four-lane stretch next to the Kroger-anchored shopping center off Spout Springs Road in South Hall is now a road to somewhere.

August 03, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


New light eases traffic — and parents

A traffic light wasn't a given thing, even though it sat above a busy four-lane road at the entrance to a community center and future middle school.

August 03, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Library expands job-hunt toolbox

Hall County libraries now offer new tools for the job hunt - and they can be accessed anywhere.

August 03, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Schools focus on furlough days

Following the state's decision last month to cut another 3 percent from K-12 school districts and cut funding for three days for all school employees, Hall County and Gainesville school systems are pinpointing which days will be axed from employees' work schedules.

August 03, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Former Gov. Sanders dies, was key force in Hall’s early growth

Carl Sanders was Georgia's governor but also a huge contributor to Hall County's early growth.

November 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Space heater blamed for mobile home fire

An electric space heater too close to a Christmas tree has left five people without a home.

November 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville doctor part of group battling Ebola

A Gainesville physician is doing his part to free the Ebola virus' deadly grip on his native Sierra Leone, and he is hoping the hard work of a group he belongs to will pay off soon.

November 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


State lawmakers press forward on medical cannabis

November 16, 2014 | BY CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Rooster’s Perch opens new downtown location

Last weekend, The Rooster's Perch, a local meeting place for people with and without disabilities, opened the doors to a brand-new central location at 210 Bradford St. in Gainesville with hopes of growth for its patrons and the community.

November 16, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Local


Class Notes: Dyer named to UGA College of Education Board of Visitors

Merrianne Dyer, former Gainesville City Schools superintendent, was recently named to the University of Georgia College of Education's inaugural Board of Visitors.

November 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Private company to operate dorms at UNG

Students residing on the University of North Georgia's Dahlonega campus may notice changes over the next year.

November 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County Republicans select elections board appointees

The Hall County Republican Party has selected its appointments to the new elections board that will launch Jan. 1.

November 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville consulting company moves into renovated gas station

The former Lee's Pure Oil Service Station has been renovated and set up as a new corporate headquarters.

November 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Troubling cases lead to attrition on Sheriff’s Office staff

While significant attrition at the Hall County Sheriff's Office over the last two years has largely been filled by new hires, recent staffing shortages in the patrol division have prompted a new directive subjecting officers to 24-hour availability.

November 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Georgia Center for Nonprofits raises money for local organizations

Nonprofit organizations across Georgia were the real winners Thursday as the third annual Georgia Gives Day saw another increase in donations from the inaugural event in 2012.

November 16, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


City hopes to restore Flat Creek's water quality, appearance

November 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Library seeks public’s help with historical photos

A woman in a floral-print sheath dress pinned a "Jimmy Carter for Governor" poster on a bulletin board.

November 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Recent Juvenile Court appointments raise questions

In a year's time, decades of experience in Hall County Juvenile Court have been lost.

November 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Growth could max out Gainesville High School

As the recession declines, the housing market improves and area schools scramble to make room for students in their halls.

November 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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