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Volunteer Wiegand remembered for smile, good works

There is nobody like Nell Whelchel Wiegand.

May 17, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Deal approves budget, vetoes Lanier Tech building money

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed an $18.3 billion budget, but only after vetoing funding for several university building projects, including a $2.2 million request from Lanier Technical College.

May 17, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


City council OKs outdoor alcohol waiver for 1st Fridays

Gainesville City Council members are welcoming First Friday events to the downtown square.

May 17, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville school board to review drug test program

Gainesville officials have a few questions to answer before moving forward with a drug testing program at the high school.

May 17, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Community dock meeting moves to West Hall Middle

The location for next week's informational meeting concerning community dock permits has been changed to West Hall Middle School, 5470 McEver Road, Oakwood.

May 17, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Share your memories of Fair Street school

When the school year draws to a close Friday, the building that houses Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School will see its last group of students leave through its doors.

May 17, 2011 | | Local


Hall resident to direct DOT engineering division

Hall County resident Russell McMurry has been named the Georgia Department of Transportation's engineering division director.

May 17, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch budget tighter, but no tax increase planned

Flowery Branch's budget for fiscal 2012, which takes effect July 1, is still "a work in progress," but at this point, "it looks as if we will not raise property taxes," Mayor Mike Miller said Monday.

May 17, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


High gas prices curb driver habits

As summer gets under way, Linda Crowe should be finalizing arrangements for a road trip through Maine that she had planned. But as gas prices top $4 a gallon, she, like many travelers, instead finds herself crunching the numbers.

May 17, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Ex-deputy pleads guilty to touching 3-year-old

A former Hall County Sheriff's Office investigator whose job was to look into allegations of misconduct within the agency pleaded guilty Monday to sexual battery involving a 3-year-old girl.

May 17, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


City may update pool room rules

Gainesville may change the way pool rooms operate in the city.

May 17, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville schools: Furloughs, no tax hike in 2012

Gainesville City Schools will likely roll up the millage rate and impose furlough days to balance the fiscal year 2012 budget.

May 16, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Oakwood planners recommend design standards for 250-acre area

Oakwood took a major step Monday night toward setting development standards for a 250-acre downtown area, including the nearly finished Thurmon Tanner Parkway, as part of its Oakwood 2030 plans.

May 16, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Schools’ 2012 budget woes “keep compounding”

Fluctuating tax digest numbers are continuing to cut away at an already bare Hall County Schools 2012 budget.

May 16, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


North Hall High students back in class after smoke forced evacuation

North Hall High School was evacuated this morning after an incident in a science classroom caused smoke.

May 16, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


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Slow progress made to address affordable housing shortage

There's nothing quite like seeing a project come to fruition.

November 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Good News at noon serves annual Thanksgiving meal

With the stress of travel and spectacle of parades and super-sales, it can be easy to forget the true spirit of Thanksgiving - giving thanks and ...

November 24, 2016 | Emily Williams | Local


Outdoor burn ignites brush fire in Hoschton woods

A brush fire on the outskirts of Hoschton temporarily closed Braselton Highway as firefighters worked to put out the flames.

November 24, 2016 | | Local


Gainesville collecting donations for annual Mayors’ Motorcade

The city of Gainesville is teaming up with the Georgia Municipal Association for the 57th annual Mayors' Motorcade.

November 24, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Gainesville unemployment rate unchanged

Gainesville's unemployment rate in October stayed the same as September at 4.4 percent, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.

November 24, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Donation funds ballistic vests for city K-9s

When Gainesville Police Officer Jeremy Edge and his partner Alex head out to track a potentially armed and dangerous suspect, the two will be wearing ...

November 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Quilt of Valor to be presented to injured soldier

Riverside Military Academy President Col. William Gallagher will visit one alumnus who suffered serious injuries in a bombing this month in Afghanistan.

November 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Humane Society receives more than $10K in Georgia Gives Day donations

Some local charities did better than others for Georgia Gives Day, but all benefited from the Nov. 17 event that raised more than $4 million ...

November 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Authorities: Man on bicycle killed in wreck

A Gainesville man was killed after failing to yield the right of way on his bike when turning onto Harmony Church Road on Friday morning ...

November 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Employers ‘can breathe a sigh of relief’ as new overtime rule halted

Employers no longer have to worry about how to pay some salaried employees overtime, which may not be well-received by some employees.

November 23, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Stores open on Thanksgiving, early Friday

When Thanksgiving leftovers are safely tucked away in the fridge, some choose to head out into the November chill for doorbusters and deals.

November 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local




Thanksgiving celebrated across cultures in Hall County

What do you have at your Thanksgiving dinner? What is your favorite dish during the holidays? Mashed potatoes? Turkey and ham? What about carne asada ...

November 23, 2016 | By Jessie Moose intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Piedmont College names new police chief

J. Marie Griffin-Taylor, a former deputy sheriff and school resource officer with the Habersham County Sheriff's Office and an officer with the Clarkesville Police ...

November 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Christmas movie filmed in Dahlonega debuts Thursday on Hallmark Channel

One local family will gather around the television Thanksgiving night hoping to see some of its own in a Christmas movie.

November 23, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


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