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Heat advisory issued for most of Georgia

Temperatures may hit triple digits across parts of North Georgia today, as the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for northern and central parts of the state.

July 12, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Hall's Bell has $13K in campaign war chest

In a non-election year, Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell is reporting more than $13,000 in campaign contributions.

July 12, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville hires new tourism and trade manager

Vicki Wineland has been hired as Gainesville's new tourism and trade manager, the city announced Monday.

July 12, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville State gets favorable affordability ranking

With decreasing coverage from the HOPE scholarship and increasing costs, students and parents are paying more and more attention to the affordability of attending college.

July 12, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Oakwood OKs changes to allow for insurance business

Oakwood City Council voted Monday night to pave the way for an insurance company to set up business in a residential area off McEver Road.

July 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Panel says Figueras owes for late report; she says it was filed on time

When it comes to running for the Gainesville City Council, war chests don't usually look like change purses, and fines for not reporting those contributions on time usually don't add up to much.

July 12, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Board split on future of landfill in Hall County

A growing heap of garbage was at the bottom of a discussion Monday at the Hall County Board of Commissioners work session.

July 12, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Lula to get lease to keep Rafe Banks Park open

At a special meeting Monday night, Lula City Council and Hall County agreed to a 25-year lease agreement to keep Rafe Banks Park open.

July 12, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Brazil investigating Gainesville man in sex tour scandal

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil is investigating allegations that a Gainesville fishing tour operator was using expeditions in the Amazon to cover up the sexual exploitation of underage indigenous girls, the country's minister for women's rights said Monday.

July 11, 2011 | The Associated Press | Local


Man arrested after 12-year-old girl reports kidnapping attempt

A 43-year-old homeless man has been charged with trying to abduct a 12-year-old girl outside a Gainesville business.

July 11, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Young teen charged in Memorial Park Drive burglary

A 13-year-old boy has been charged in Friday's burglary of a home in the 2100 block of Memorial Park Drive. The child was arrested following an investigation at the home.

July 11, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Glades project may be delayed by up to 2 years

Hall County officials could be waiting as long as two years for a permit to build the proposed Glades Reservoir.

July 11, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Community bids farewell to Fair Street

As Larry Jackson walked through the halls of Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School one last time Sunday at the Farewell to Fair Street event, all he could remember were good times.

July 10, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Lula considers leasing park from county

Lula City Manager Dennis Bergin was enjoying a Fourth of July picnic at Rafe Banks Park in Lula when he said county officials showed up to close the park.

July 10, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Planning board set to OK stream buffer exception

Gainesville planning officials on Tuesday will recommend the city make an exception to a buffer rule that is designed to prevent wetland erosion and keep city water clean.

July 10, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


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Winter weather closings, schedule changes

Here are schedule changes related to the winter weather as provided to The Times:

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Habitat of Hall in familiar hands with new leadership

"I got some big high heels to fill," said Tim Williams, the new executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Hall County.

January 07, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Schedule set for full week of King Day events in Gainesville

A weeklong series of community events, workshops and spiritual congregation kicks off Monday in the lead up to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and ...

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Testimony: Armed robbery suspect took Burger King cash in to-go bag

A Gainesville Police investigator testified Friday about a Burger King armed robbery at closing time in May, where the suspect allegedly took $2,800 in ...

January 07, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Officer testifying in stabbing case says victim tried to reunite with estranged wife

A Hall County Sheriff's Office investigator testified Friday in the case of a stabbing victim who had attempted to reconcile with his estranged wife ...

January 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


US Labor secretary appeals ruling to halt Mar-Jac safety inspection

The U.S. Secretary of Labor filed an appeal Dec. 28 to pursue an inspection warrant for the Mar-Jac poultry plant in Gainesville.

January 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County man charged with sexual exploitation of child after photos found

A Hall County man was accused Friday of possessing photos of underage girls as part of a larger investigation this year, according to authorities.

January 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County, North Georgia hunker down for expected winter blast

The run on milk, bread, canned goods and other basic supplies Friday afternoon at J&J Foods on Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville prompted even ...

January 06, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville plastic recycler faces $133K in fines for explosion, amputation hazards

Gainesville-based company Nemo Plastics Inc. may have to pay up to $133,443 in proposed penalties for violations including exposing workers to explosion, fire and ...

January 06, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Testimony: Beer pong game led to beating

A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy testified Thursday about a Murrayville party game leading to an alleged beating.

January 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Residents have variety of reasons for hitting gym in 2017

She had started working out again after an extended break when she was pregnant. She has worked out off and on for years, but wanted ...

January 05, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Latest forecasts say Hall could get 3-4 inches of snow

The potential for "decently heavy accumulations" of snow in Hall County on Friday night and Saturday morning continues to grow, according to the National Weather ...

January 05, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Former radio personality, sheriff’s office employee Brewer killed in Gainesville crash

One of the tallest trees in the Hall County forest fell with the death of James "Bimbo" Brewer Thursday, longtime friend Harris Blackwood said.

January 05, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville leaders say they will seek re-election

Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan said on Thursday that he intends to run for re-election this year.

January 05, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


4 area schools make ‘greatest gains’; Fair Street on ‘chronically failing’ list

Three Hall County schools joined Gainesville Exploration Academy in making the list of 218 schools from 53 districts receiving "highest performing" or "greatest gains" awards.

January 05, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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