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Celebrating a new tradition

As she stepped off the plane from Vietnam, 11-year-old Amy Bui looked past signs that made no sense and faces unlike her own. At the arrivals gate, she saw someone holding a piece of paper with her family's name on it.

December 22, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


EPD certifies need for Glades Reservoir

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division on Thursday certified a need for the Glades Reservoir, ensuring that Hall County can move forward with its application for a federal reservoir permit.

December 22, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Georgia Power increasing its rates

Georgia Power customers will see an increase in their electricity bills beginning this January.

December 22, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


St. Nick brings cheer to babies in hospital

Santa came early on Monday night to visit babies who entered the world early.

December 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Stabbing victim wounded herself, sheriff's officials say

A Flowery Branch woman who claimed she was stabbed in the stomach last week actually stabbed herself, Hall County sheriff officials said.

December 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


2 charged with possession of drugs, firearms

Two Clermont residents were arrested Monday on various drug and weapons charges, according to a Multi Agency Narcotics Squad news release.

December 21, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Fire damages South Hall home

A fire damaged a home in South Hall early Tuesday morning, but no one was injured.

December 21, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville fire station gets room to grow

Gainesville's oldest fire station could receive a makeover soon.

December 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


South Hall literacy center back on track

A group effort to build an adult literacy center in South Hall has been revived.

December 21, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Pixies bring Christmas to families in Denmark

Christmas in Denmark isn't about Santa or the elves. It's about the pixies.

December 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Some Cornelia residents to benefit from water line replacement

Cornelia has about $500,000 in hand to replace undersized and substandard water lines for about 500 low- and moderate-income residents.

December 21, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


North Georgia’s technical colleges rank high for growth

A few of the fastest-growing two-year colleges in the nation can be found in North Georgia, according to a new report from Community College Week Magazine.

December 21, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall County looking to thwart car tag cheats

Hall County is looking under every rock for ways to pull in a little more revenue this year.

December 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gifts for children in need still missing

The Veterans & Community Outreach Foundation is still reeling after an intruder stole the Christmas gifts the organization collected for 30 needy children.

December 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Truck carrying hairspray catches fire at Gainesville business

Gainesville firefighters are trying to determine what caused a tractor-trailer filled with hair spray cans to catch fire at a business Monday.

December 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | 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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