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S. Hall cities dress up roads into town

Flowery Branch and Oakwood are dressing up main entrances to their South Hall cities by adding trees, plants and other landscaping touches.

March 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville may improve city’s entry ways

As Gainesville officials begin to plan for the next 20 years, they want to put an emphasis on the roads that lead into Gainesville.

March 23, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


East Hall High students fueling a new idea to increase gas mileage

Students at East Hall High School may not pay for their own gas yet, but they're not taking the recent high prices lightly.

March 23, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Schofield asks committees for single view of education

ATLANTA - Georgia needs a single vision of education.

March 22, 2011 | JENNIFER SAMI For The Times | Local


Questions still loom on water war issue

When it comes to the two-decade tri-state water wars, local experts still have numerous questions as they face Northeast Georgia's impending water shortage.

March 22, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Area authorities step up patrols in wake of shooting

Hall County sheriff's deputies have increased patrols on roads entering the county following a shooting of two police officers in Athens-Clarke County this afternoon.

March 22, 2011 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Gainesville pre-K teachers to work full school year

Gainesville pre-kindergarten teachers will continue to work a full 180 days next year under a new plan approved by the Gainesville City school board Monday.

March 22, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Surplus trailer finds new life as ‘Green Education Station’

The Hall County Recycling Center recently opened a new space for young people to learn about recycled materials and ways they can make a difference.

March 22, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Woman killed in wreck on Ga. 254

A Cleveland woman died Monday morning in a car accident on Ga. 254, in which she was ejected from the vehicle.

March 22, 2011 | | Local


Water wars panel discussion lets you ask the experts

Gov. Nathan Deal continues to negotiate with Alabama and Florida over the decadeslong water wars, and Gainesville and Brenau University officials are hosting a panel discussion today on recent updates.

March 21, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall board wants teeth for mobile home tax rule

The Hall County Board of Commissioners wants to figure out how to require mobile home owners to pay their taxes.

March 21, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Deal appoints Robert D. Alexander as State Court judge

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday appointed Jefferson attorney Robert D. Alexander to fill the vacancy in the State Court of Jackson County.

March 21, 2011 | Times regional staff | Local


Mega Millions, Powerball reach hefty jackpots

After cuts earlier this month to the state's lottery-funded HOPE scholarship program, the game is getting much attention this week.

March 21, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Iranian filmmaker urges cultural understanding

OAKWOOD - Iranian native Neda Sarmast encouraged those in her mostly student audience to become "cultural ambassadors" wherever they go, whether they are representing their school, Georgia or America.

March 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT sets Dahlonega traffic study meeting

An information session has been called to discuss the "needs analysis" portion of a traffic study concerning Ga. 52/Morrison Moore Parkway in Dahlonega.

March 21, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


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Georgia voter turnout hits a record with more than 76.5 percent in Nov. 8 election

ATLANTA - However one views results of the November election for national and local offices, there's no denying one fact: Voter interest was never higher ...

November 22, 2016 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


Mortgage paid for a year for Gainesville man

For two decades, Tomas Ramirez helped put a roof over the heads of Gainesville's homeless.

November 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall planning board rejects proposed campus to house women involved in sex trafficking

A Gainesville ministry's plans to build a campus housing women involved in sex trafficking were rejected Monday night by the Hall County Planning Commission.

November 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chicopee residents see second slaying in four months

After some break-ins and the small community's second suspected homicide in four months, Dwight Turner told his elderly mother not to sit out on ...

November 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Rezoning for Guilford clinic in Oakwood approved

A new Guilford Immediate Care medical building at the corner of Mundy Mill Road and Interstate 985 was approved Monday night by the Oakwood Planning ...

November 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


U.S. marshal from Flowery Branch dies while serving warrant

A U.S. marshal killed when executing a warrant last week will have funeral services Saturday.

November 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Some restaurants open on Thanksgiving in Hall County

Editor's Note: Despite being included in this list previously, Avocados on the downtown Gainesville square is not open on Thanksgiving.

November 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Vietnam vet gets long-awaited medals

When it came time for James Procopio to graduate from Manhattan College in 1964, he had three options: join the military, get married or move ...

November 21, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Restoration work making progress at Healan’s Mill

Healan's Mill is in the midst of a makeover.

November 21, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


3 killed in pair of weekend wrecks

A pair of wrecks left three people dead in Hall County over the weekend.

November 20, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Housing plans for women fleeing sex trafficking go before planning board Monday

A Gainesville ministry's heavily opposed plans to build a campus housing women involved in sex trafficking goes before the Hall County Planning Commission Monday ...

November 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Guilford Immediate Care planned in place of old Fred’s Treads

An iconic, former tire business at the corner of Mundy Mill Road and Interstate 985 in Oakwood could get a healthy makeover.

November 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mincey Marble's OK to expand plant still ruffles residents

The uproar over Mincey Marble's plans to build a 100,750-square-foot plant on Browns Bridge Road may have seemed to end with an affirmative ...

November 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall DFCS: Adoptions, children returning home up from last year

Hannah Rule was getting questions from others around the Division of Family and Children Services on how the agency was seeing such high adoption finalizations ...

November 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Family of recovering preemie chosen as Hall’s March of Dimes ambassadors

When Torie Robinson was born, her mother's wedding ring could fit around her ankle with room to spare.

November 20, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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