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Process under way to revamp City Park

City Park is getting a makeover as the construction phase is under way to build a new field house at Bobby Gruhn Field, complete with other trimmings.

January 11, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Pedestrian fatalities rare in Hall despite national increase

It may not be the busiest city, but Gainesville has its fair share of pedestrian travel.

January 11, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Man charged in last month's explosives incident

A Dahlonega man questioned last month after an explosive device was found in his vehicle at a Dawsonville gas station has been charged in connection with the incident.

January 11, 2012 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Brenau’s Early College program receives nod from SACS

Brenau's Early College program continues to move forward, furthered by its recent recognition by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

January 11, 2012 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Johnson High students learn how to solve crimes with physics, biology

Ninth-grade students in the Johnson International Scholars Academy got a crash course in forensics Wednesday, successfully solving a kidnapping.

January 11, 2012 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Three suspects in armored car robbery caught

Reminiscent of a Hollywood movie scene, three suspects led Hall County authorities Wednesday on a chase into Gwinnett County after allegedly robbing an armored vehicle just in front of the Walmart in Oakwood.

January 11, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


Autopsy shows dead man at fire may have shot himself

Following an autopsy by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's crime lab, authorities determined Wednesday the man found dead Monday outside his burning Flowery Branch home died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

January 11, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


County considering closing part of Shuler Road

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will consider a request to close off part of a northwest Hall road for residents complaining of trash dumping and speeding.

January 11, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


Deal sets Georgia's 'course to prosperity'

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday conjured the ghosts of explorers Christopher Columbus and Ferdinand Magellan to set course of a plan for lawmakers to lead the state out of an economic recession.

January 11, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Board of Regents OKs college merger plan

ATLANTA - It was standing room only at Tuesday's Board of Regents meeting as students, faculty and administrators from eight University System of Georgia institutions waited with bated breath to find out the fate of their universities.

January 11, 2012 | Dallas Duncan | Local


State is looking for ‘best’ poultry lab site

The State Properties Commission is working with the Georgia Department of Agriculture "to identify the best site" for the new Georgia Poultry Laboratory Network headquarters, said Katy Pando, the commission's spokeswoman, on Tuesday.

January 11, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area residents express wishes about new S. Hall hospital

FLOWERY BRANCH ­- If planners base their design of the new South Hall hospital on suggestions that area residents gave Tuesday night, one thing is likely: The building won't be stodgy, cold and uninviting.

January 11, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lake levels and drought conditions improving

Although a ways off from being back to normal, Lake Lanier's water level has benefited from recent thunderstorms that have soaked the region with rainfall.

January 11, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


A year after big snowstorm, temperatures heat up

This time a year ago a snowstorm practically shut down Northeast Georgia commerce and prevented safe road travel for days on end, but this year is a completely different story.

January 11, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Neighbor: Dead man at fire was shot

Valerie Harris awoke early Monday morning to a scene of flashing emergency lights and firefighters attempting to put out a blaze that had consumed much of her neighbor's home just a few footsteps away.

January 11, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


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Martin Road traffic study heading for approval

Martin Road is on track to get a traffic study that will start the process of slowing traffic on the residential road in South Hall.

August 07, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


First-day head count up almost 600 over last year for Hall County Schools

Hall County Schools opened the 2017-18 school year Monday without any serious issues and nearly 600 more students in the first-day head count than was ...

August 07, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Buford tax rate could drop, but taxes could rise for some

A lower tax rate is proposed for Buford property owners, but for some, that won't necessarily translate to lower taxes.

August 06, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Tech students get experience with high-performance race cars in motorsports program

It's no secret most men would rather hang out around fast cars than sit in a classroom.

August 06, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Construction projects ongoing as Hall starts school year Monday

Summer vacation comes to an end Monday for the more than 27,000 Hall County Schools students returning to the classroom for the first day ...

August 06, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Lake group urges EPD to restore Lanier to full pool

The Lake Lanier Association is urging the state Environmental Protection Division to "use all available tools to restore and keep Lake Lanier at its full ...

August 06, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall’s cities forge tight bonds through group

For almost 30 years, the cities of Hall County have been bonding together in an effort to foster better relations between their local governments.

August 06, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Accused teachers can face 3-pronged scrutiny

When a teacher is accused of wrongdoing, he or she can become the subject of three investigations: one by the school system, one by the ...

August 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


A HERO when you need one on the road

Justin Cochran talks in his two-way radio and glances at a laptop computer attached to the console of his truck.

August 06, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Author discusses shameful episode in local history

The Rev. Stuart Higginbotham, rector at Grace Episcopal Church in downtown Gainesville, took note of a full house on a Saturday afternoon.

August 06, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Volunteers help create ‘veterans parklet’ at Quinlan Arts Center

Volunteers filled the workshop at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center on Saturday to add their creative touch in helping put together the "veterans parklet" at ...

August 05, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


The Kings are wild: Elvis artists wow crowd at Big E Festival

The Main Street Event Facility in Cornelia was turned into a Vegas lounge for the afternoon on Saturday as Elvis fans from around the region ...

August 05, 2017 | Scott Rogers | Local


Jaemor Farms’ Peach Festival offers a sweet taste of summer

ALTO - Things were just peachy at Jaemor Farms Saturday at the fourth annual Georgia Belle Peach Festival.

August 05, 2017 | By Kaylee Martin kmartin@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Former Hall County fire lieutenant indicted on false statements charge

A former Hall County Fire Services lieutenant fired in April 2016 was indicted Monday on a charge of giving false statements.

August 05, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Armed robbery suspect’s attorney a no-show in court

The case involving the alleged driver in a Gainesville gas station robbery moved on to Superior Court.

August 05, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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