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WNEG to join Georgia public broadcasting

WNEG-TV at the University of Georgia is joining the public realm and starting a programming partnership with Georgia Public Broadcasting, UGA officials announced Thursday morning.

December 24, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville netting more business

While a few downtown Gainesville shops closed their doors in 2009, overall the downtown district had a net gain of two new businesses in 2010, a sign of strength for the local economy, said Angela McFarlin Thompson, Main Street manager for the city of Gainesville.

December 23, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Pheasant shoot benefits Dawson senior center

The Dawson County Senior Center is steps closer to having a new elevator at the facility after a pheasant shoot last week raised more than $8,500 for the cause.

December 23, 2010 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Local group gathers 40 tons of trash

Keep Hall Beautiful officials who set a goal to collect 10 tons of garbage in 2010 found out this week that they far surpassed their mark, bringing in more than 40 tons for the year.

December 23, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


New law may affect property value

Starting in January, a new state law will take effect, creating a few changes in the way property values are assessed.

December 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


South African enjoys Christmas from different continents

Etienne Joubert fondly remembers Christmas Eve as a child, enjoying balmy evenings with family on his aunt's porch.

December 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville studying taxes and fees for 2011

Gainesville officials are taking a look at every tax and fee as they evaluate revenues and expenditures going into the new year.

December 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


White Christmas is in the forecast

Dreaming of a white Christmas? There's a good chance that you'll get your wish this year.

December 22, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Cause of deadly fire not determined

Officials have yet to determine the cause of last week's fire on Pinewood Trail that killed an elderly Dawsonville woman and displaced 10 other people, including seven children.

December 22, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Holiday travelers increasing in Georgia

On the day after Christmas, D'ete Sewell will load up her car and drive with her husband and son to visit family in Coleman, Ala.

December 22, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Bears for Blue helps children during stressful times

Gainesville's police officers are gathering teddy bears to hand out to the children they encounter while on duty - and they're finding help in the community.

December 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Public helps replace stolen gifts

Volunteers at the Veterans & Community Outreach Foundation say they are hugely relieved by the public response to the theft of about $6,000 worth of Christmas gifts last week.

December 22, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Sheriff’s officials charge stabbing victim with falsely reporting a crime

Hall County Sheriff's officials have now arrested a Flowery Branch woman who claimed she was stabbed in the stomach last week but who they say actually stabbed herself.

December 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Census reflects Georgia’s growth

The U.S. Census Bureau released the results of the 2010 census Tuesday, revealing that the United States is now a country of more than 300 million and Georgia is a state of nearly 9.7 million.

December 22, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


West Hall High student gets $220,000 scholarship

West Hall High School senior Malcom Moon said he has always set his sights on fame, possibly by becoming an actor.

December 22, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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Public input needed for Hall's comprehensive plan update

Hall County is moving forward with its comprehensive plan update to guide and manage growth through 2040, and officials are encouraging residents to join the ...

June 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville school system to hire more teachers, give raises

Gainesville City Schools will spend about $68 million in its general fund budget for the next school year - an increase of nearly $4 million over ...

June 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Anti-LGBT marquee sign at Buford church vandalized

A Buford church's sign, which read in part "Satan made gays and transgender," was covered in black paint between Sunday night and Monday morning ...

June 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


508-acre waterfront development gets planners’ OK

A proposed 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near the Jackson County line got the Hall County Planning Commission's approval Monday night.

June 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Called meeting, Enota school action draw opposition

The Gainesville city school board was accused Monday night of "violating our charter," of displaying "contempt" toward the community and was asked to "get back ...

June 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall officials unveil 2017 budget proposal, which includes employee raises, no property tax increase

The public got its first look Monday at Hall County's proposed 2017 fiscal year budget, which includes no property tax increases and earmarks money ...

June 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Sammy Smith named to UGA Board of Visitors

Sammy Smith, member of the Gainesville City Schools Board of Education, has been named to the University of Georgia's Board of Visitors.

June 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


United Way collecting donations Tuesday for Day of Action

United Way of Hall County is seeking donations Tuesday as part of its Day of Action.

June 20, 2016 | | Local


One adult killed, one child seriously hurt in Friday rollover wreck in Braselton

A Jefferson woman died and a child suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle wreck Friday morning on Interstate 85 in Braselton.

June 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


No serious injuries reported in morning wrecks that backed up I-985

Both directions of Interstate 985 were plagued by three wrecks this morning, all attributed to drivers following too closely, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

June 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ministries seek to help homeless under bridge, resource list compiled

As spring gives way to summer, the homeless camp beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville becomes more crowded, a desolate place to rest for ...

June 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


White County ends partnership with YMCA

The Georgia Mountains YMCA, headquartered in Gainesville, is losing its White County operations after the White County Commission voted 3-2 to take back its parks ...

June 19, 2016 | By Ron Bridgeman and J.K. Devine news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


508-acre waterfront development goes to Hall planning board

A proposed 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near the Jackson County line has the blessing of Hall County planning officials as long as certain ...

June 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Expect delays this week on Spout Springs Road at Sterling on the Lake

Motorists can expect some delays this week on Spout Springs Road as road crews clear brush and vegetation in preparation for a traffic light at ...

June 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Firefighters battle fire in northwestern Hall County

Hall County Fire Services responded Sunday afternoon to a residential fire in the 7000 block of Spring Valley Drive off Barkers Bend in northwestern Hall ...

June 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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