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Completion of pedestrian bridge now set for spring

Completion of the Gainesville pedestrian bridge is being pushed back after the Georgia Department of Transportation issued new mandates for bridge requirements.

December 06, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Prosecutors: Gainesville business owner lied about fines

Prosecutors say a Gainesville business owner fabricated a story about government agents charging him fines so that he could get out of paying his rent.

December 05, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Funding coming for Cool Springs Park ballfields

Funding approval for a once-controversial park project met no resistance from the Hall County Board of Commissioners on Monday.

December 05, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Hall plans to keep Liberty Mutual building

A plan to move county government offices out of downtown Gainesville seems to have been revived.

December 05, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville council set to approve Sunday sales at today's meeting

Gainesville City Council will take its final vote today to approve Sunday alcohol sales.

December 05, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Suspicious package at hospital deemed harmless

A suspicious package found Monday afternoon at Northeast Georgia Medical Center proved to be harmless.

December 05, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Hall jailer resigns following weekend arrest

A jailer for the Hall County Sheriff's Office resigned Monday after his arrest Saturday following an altercation in North Hall County.

December 05, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Hall likely to cancel twice-yearly property tax payments

Following public backlash from taxpayers, Hall County is preparing to cancel its two-installment property tax billing system after just one year.

December 05, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Hall seeks to turn old books into new money

Every year, more than 2 billion pounds of books wind up in landfills nationwide.

December 05, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Gainesville could switch back to county landfill

When a private landfill company made an offer Gainesville couldn't refuse, the city took it.

December 05, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Gainesville kick-starts holiday season with parade

Green Street was aglow with luminaries lining the sidewalks in front of the historic houses.

December 05, 2011 | Meghan Schuler | Local


Flowery Branch's Old Town now 'dead and gone'

Rolled out in the spring of 2008, the $15 million Old Town Flowery Branch development promised to recast the South Hall city's downtown area as a commercial and residential destination.

December 05, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall authorities prepared to take on possible winter storms

Winter weather has already threatened this year, and Hall County law enforcement leaders say when it does hit, they are prepared to respond.

December 05, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Deadline to comment on water supply plan is today

Today is the last day to comment on a draft plan to secure Georgia's water supply using some $300 million in taxpayers' dollars.

December 05, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Missing Forsyth County woman returns home safely

Felicia Williamson Lane, who left home on Nov. 26, has returned home safely to her family, Forsyth County Sheriff's Office officials reported today.

December 04, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


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Oakwood officer honored for heroic fire rescue

An Oakwood police officer was honored Monday night for his heroics in rescuing a wheelchair-bound man from a burning house June 19.

July 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood gives first OK to film ordinance

Following in Hall County's footsteps, Oakwood is looking to put in place its own ordinance addressing film and music productions in the South Hall ...

July 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fourth teenager in Stephens County wreck dies

The fourth teenager in a fatal June 30 car crash in Stephens County died Friday, according to authorities.

July 10, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Traffic concerns raised in Fazoli’s proposal

A proposed Fazoli's restaurant in Gainesville appears to have at least one obstacle to overcome: traffic.

July 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New voices raise alarm about housing needs

A young woman recently contacted the Newtown Florist Club about the difficulties she was having trying to find a place to live for her and ...

July 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Fire damages South Hall home

A Sunday night fire caused damage to a 2,500-square-foot home in South Hall.

July 09, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Papa Jack’s reopens Monday in new location, larger space

After being closed for a week, South Hall's Papa Jack's Country Kitchen will reopen Monday in a new location with double the space ...

July 09, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Area shoppers adjust to scrapped tax holiday

Kerri Palmer planned to spend $200 out of pocket on teaching supplies before the school year begins in August. Her plans changed this week.

July 09, 2017 | | Local


Taxicab boom in Gainesville driving a growing need

Every day, colorful taxicabs with cheerful and exotic Spanish names dart in and out of busy Gainesville streets and thoroughfares.

July 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


‘Soft’ skills get a hard emphasis for prospective job seekers

As public schools, technical colleges and universities prepare students to enter today's workforce, it's not enough to teach them the skills needed to ...

July 09, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Mother pleased with settlement in Gainesville High School's Title IX case

Though she said she never intended to take the matter to litigation, Ginger Folger said it was vital to see the Title IX case involving ...

July 09, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Students turn out to ‘untag’ Gainesville by erasing graffiti

For its fifth year, Generation Inspiration was out Saturday for its "Un-tag Gainesville" event at a handful of locations "until they run out of paint ...

July 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Photo slideshow: Cracker Fly-In shows off aces of the wild blue yonder

The annual Cracker Fly-In at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville offered a tarmac full of delights to tempt aviation enthusiasts.

July 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville school district seeks to attract minority teachers

With Hispanics and African-Americans accounting for nearly 80 percent of student enrollment in Gainesville City Schools but only 12 percent of certified teachers, district leaders ...

July 08, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


New provost looks forward to fresh opportunity at Brenau

After four months of saying goodbye to colleagues at a school in North Carolina where worked for seven years, Jim Eck said he is happy ...

July 08, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


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