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Chain saw carving event showcases 'hard work'

Walking onto the field at the Buzz in the Blue Ridge Chainsaw Carving Extravaganza is like stepping into a giant bee hive.

June 05, 2011 | Savannah King sking@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Forsyth County’s school board may discuss tax hike

In the face of mounting concern and confusion, Forsyth County's school board may discuss the school system's millage rate at a meeting next week.

June 05, 2011 | BY JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


Heat wave continues, though not as severe

Grin and sweat it - that's about all we can do.

June 05, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man captures Civil War sentiment with replica flags

SAUTEE-NACOOCHEE - A trip to the Georgia Capitol about 10 years ago started a hobby for Robert Banks that has put him in demand, especially with 150th anniversary observations of the Civil War.

June 05, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Roads panels to work with DOT on final project lists

Hall County has 24 projects vying for the final regional transportation list going to voters next summer.

June 05, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville, Hall schools focus on 2012 budget

The Hall County Schools Board is holding a public meeting tonight to present its tentative fiscal year 2012 budget, which will go up for adoption on June 23.

June 05, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Jackson County teen clinic to open

Jackson County boasts the highest teen birth rate in the region, a statistic Kendra Hibler hopes to curb through the Teen Matters Jackson County health clinic.

June 05, 2011 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Jumping off bridges is risky pastime

Some things should go without saying. But to the daredevils who missed the memo, local law enforcement are sending the message loud and clear: Stop jumping from bridges.

June 05, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Residents tour new Public Safety building

The Gainesville Public Safety Complex opened its doors in November 2010, and Saturday shared its new facilities with residents at the Public Safety Open House.

June 05, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Forsyth farm to be featured on cable channel

CUMMING - A north Forsyth farm will soon receive some national exposure thanks to an unexpected visit from the Cooking Channel.

June 05, 2011 | BY CRYSTAL LEDFORD Times regional staff | Local


Good News shelter doubling up on 1 remaining van

The Good News at Noon shelter in Gainesville had two passenger vans before a wreck on Wednesday. Now it has one.

June 04, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


67 years afterward, D-Day still holds a deep meaning

Blood-stained beaches on a French coastline told a story in 1944. Nazi oppression of Europe had to end.

June 04, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Budget cuts to take big bite out of Hall County parks

As the possibility of a 78 percent budget cut casts a cloud of uncertainty over Hall County's 24 parks, government officials seem confident of only one thing: Change is coming.

June 04, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Kids in hot cars a lethal summer trend

As temperatures continue to rise, and spring gives way to summer, local safety officials are wary of a tragic epidemic - children left in hot cars.

June 04, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Relay for Life participants march to help cancer research

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade for cancer research - or barbecue, oil changes or race car rides for that matter.

June 04, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


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Northern Connector could be studied in 5 years

Vilified years ago as a potential Hall County road project, the Northern Connector surfaced again last week - to some degree.

March 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Upgrades double capacity of Hall 911 radio system

As he stands in front of a console looking at multiple computer screens, dispatcher John Hanes gets a call from a woman whose husband is ...

March 12, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Artwork on display at Hall County Government Center

Seven West Hall High School students have their paintings on display at the Hall County Government Center's first ever public art show.

March 12, 2017 | BY CINDY NGUYEN intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Dawsonville Highway gridlock, growth raise concerns

The uproar over a proposed 820-home retirement community in Gainesville remains focused on worries over the development's impact on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 traffic.

March 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall library pioneer Lucile Nix inducted into Georgia Women of Achievement Hall of Fame

When Lucile Nix was growing up in Commerce, there was no public library, true for most counties in Georgia in 1903.

March 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


No completion date set for McEver-Jim Crow crossing

Hall County officials say they now don't know when the long-planned makeover of McEver Road at Jim Crow Road in Flowery Branch will take ...

March 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Legendary Hall educator C.W. Davis dies at age 96

Longtime Hall County educator C.W. Davis died Saturday at age 96.

March 11, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Spin it forward: Clocks spring ahead for daylight saving time

Sunday is when we pay back that extra hour of sleep we earned last fall, daylight saving time again resetting our inner and outer clocks ...

March 11, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Longtime local doctor, clinic founder dies at 94

Dr. Henry S. Jennings Jr. saw the potential in Gainesville.

March 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Program to provide legal aid to undocumented immigrants

Julie Gonzalez is a U.S. citizen who lives in Gainesville, but her husband Jose Manuel, an undocumented immigrant, is now back in his native ...

March 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local




Osprey urged to build nests elsewhere before crews demolish Boling Bridge

The ospreys who live on Boling Bridge, which connects Hall and Forsyth counties, were given an eviction notice Friday.

March 10, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Fire does ‘extensive damage’ to home in lakeside subdivision

Paul Yuntis escaped his home with his cat early Friday morning as the home caught fire.

March 10, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Pedestrian still in serious condition after accident at Stan’s Biscuits

The man injured in a car accident at Stan's Biscuits earlier this week is still in serious condition at the hospital.

March 10, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Officials: Proposed Hall County film ordinance needs some work

An ordinance that sets controls on Hollywood filming in Hall County is drawing concerns for being so restrictive that it might scare off some production ...

March 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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