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Hall seeks to turn old books into new money

Every year, more than 2 billion pounds of books wind up in landfills nationwide.

December 05, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Gainesville could switch back to county landfill

When a private landfill company made an offer Gainesville couldn't refuse, the city took it.

December 05, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Gainesville kick-starts holiday season with parade

Green Street was aglow with luminaries lining the sidewalks in front of the historic houses.

December 05, 2011 | Meghan Schuler | Local


Flowery Branch's Old Town now 'dead and gone'

Rolled out in the spring of 2008, the $15 million Old Town Flowery Branch development promised to recast the South Hall city's downtown area as a commercial and residential destination.

December 05, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall authorities prepared to take on possible winter storms

Winter weather has already threatened this year, and Hall County law enforcement leaders say when it does hit, they are prepared to respond.

December 05, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Deadline to comment on water supply plan is today

Today is the last day to comment on a draft plan to secure Georgia's water supply using some $300 million in taxpayers' dollars.

December 05, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Missing Forsyth County woman returns home safely

Felicia Williamson Lane, who left home on Nov. 26, has returned home safely to her family, Forsyth County Sheriff's Office officials reported today.

December 04, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County jailer arrested after altercation

Conner Jeremy Comeaux, a jailer for the Hall County Sheriff's Office, was arrested Saturday morning after an altercation in North Hall County.

December 04, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Gainesville, Hall officials assess recycling programs

Hall County and Gainesville officials are testing new strategies to promote recycling, in part through letting residents mingle different kinds of recyclable goods in one container.

December 04, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Local officials say recycling reduces taxpayers’ costs

When pitching the benefits of recycling, most proponents give broad, altruistic statements about saving the environment's limited resources.

December 04, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Area leaders brace for winter’s worst

The winter forecast may call for warmer, drier weather, but the Georgia Department of Transportation and area governments aren't taking any chances.

December 04, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Festival of Trees Gala raises funds, Christmas spirits

The Christmas spirit was alive and well at the eighth annual Festival of Trees Gala.

December 04, 2011 | Meghan Schuler | Local


New teacher evaluations look at administrative, student input

School systems want to hire quality, effective educators they can retain.

December 03, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Local officials support broader sex abuse reporting law

In the wake of the Penn State child abuse scandal in which school officials failed to inform law enforcement, child advocates and local law officials believe Georgia's mandatory reporting laws need to be broadened.

December 03, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Gainesville reconsiders water payment penalties

If a business tenant skips out on paying its city water bill in Gainesville, the landlord is ultimately responsible for paying the bill.

December 03, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


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Georgia records tourism record, industry also strong in Hall

In the midst of Georgia's $61 billion tourism boom, Hall County continues to see steady growth in its visitor industry - and its own boom ...

May 10, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville school system receives strong review

Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Wanda Creel said she was pleased an evaluation of the district by an outside team this week discovered similar findings to ...

May 10, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Pedestrian critical in ICU after traffic incident

A Gainesville woman is in critical condition in the intensive care unit after being struck by a car Tuesday in Gainesville, according to authorities.

May 10, 2017 | | Local


Bradford Street to close Thursday for railroad work

Bradford Street will be closed at the Norfolk Southern railroad crossing Thursday.

May 10, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Chestatee High librarian doesn't want quiet

The term school media center may conjure up an image of a place where students go to check out a book or work on a ...

May 10, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Chick-fil-A coming to Braselton near Hall County line

A Chick-fil-A restaurant is planned off Old Winder Highway/Ga. 211 in a growing retail-medical office area at the Gwinnett-Hall county line in Braselton.

May 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New shopping center owner’s main focus is to fill vacancies

No major changes are planned at Village Shoppes at Gainesville, a 230,000-square-foot shopping center that changed hands earlier this week.

May 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


880-home community gets Gainesville board’s OK

An 880-home active-adult community off Ahaluna Drive was recommended for approval Tuesday night by the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board.

May 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Health care town hall to discuss Republican bill

A town hall on the Republican alternative to Obamacare has been set for Thursday.

May 10, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Planners OK assisted living facility at McEver Road

Gainesville planning officials gave the green light Tuesday night to an 86-bed assisted-living facility on McEver Road the developer said would add 50 mostly part-time ...

May 10, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville man sentenced in Orchard Brook shooting case

While she said she doesn't harbor any hate in her heart toward the defendant, Laquitta Harrison asked the judge Tuesday to give a serious ...

May 10, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


DOT gets feedback on Cleveland Highway widening

Two decades in the making, the widening of Cleveland Highway is crawling toward its 2022 expected start date.

May 09, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Downtown Gainesville merchants embrace $16M project coming to south side of square

The proprietor at one of the oldest stores in downtown Gainesville is embracing the recent announcement that a $16 million mixed-use multistory building is coming ...

May 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Spout Springs school celebrates raising more than $25K for American Heart Association

As Spout Springs School of Enrichment celebrated its biggest Jump Rope for Heart fundraising effort to date and a national award for its principal, Bob ...

May 09, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Lakeview Academy student wins National Merit Scholarship

A Lakeview Academy student was one of 2,500 students in the United States to be named recipients of the $2,500 National Merit Scholarship.

May 09, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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