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17th annual cookout honoring safety officials draws thousands

What began 17 years ago as a covered dish picnic for fire and police employees has morphed into a community event complete with entertainment, long food lines and political speeches.

July 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Voice transportation concerns at July 14 hearing

It's easy to gripe about roads and traffic while driving.

July 06, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Interest increases at Cresswind at Lake Lanier

Residents of Cresswind at Lake Lanier, formerly Seasons on Lanier, are excited to see interest in their neighborhood pick up following a period of uncertainty.

July 05, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Friends, families celebrate Fourth of July at fireworks shows

Friends and families fanned out across Hall County Sunday for a sunny and warm Fourth of July filled with cookouts, music, cooling off with a dip in Lake Lanier and, of course, fireworks.

July 05, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sheriff's office investigates shooting

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting Sunday night in the 1900 block of Garden Drive.

July 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Holiday weekend continues with few accidents

The Fourth of July holiday continued to be calm for area law enforcement.

July 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville trash pickup altered by holiday

Residents in the city of Gainesville will have their garbage service delayed by one day in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.

July 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Interstate 85 work planned for this week

Interstate 85 motorists should plan on seeing some construction work in the Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road area Tuesday and Wednesday.

July 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Hall schools taking transfer applications

A handful of elementary school students may get a chance to attend a new school if space is available.

July 04, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Local student earns scholarship to Huntsville camp

Will Strickland has wanted to be a Marine Corps fighter pilot since he was age 7.

July 04, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


South Hall cities come together to seek grant

Four cities typically pushing their own agendas in South Hall have joined together to pursue a federal grant that would force them to look beyond their boundary lines.

July 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Quiet day on Lake Lanier and on area roads Saturday

Saturday was a calm day for law enforcement in the midst of the July Fourth holiday weekend.

July 03, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Government offices closed for holiday

Government offices in Gainesville and Hall County will be closed Monday to observe the Independence Day holiday.

July 03, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


It’s Christmas in July for local butchers

For many residents, Fourth of July celebrations aren't complete without throwing some meat on the grill.

July 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Times seeks V-J Day memories

One of the mostly highly celebrated days in history was Aug. 15, 1945, when the Allies announced the surrender of Japanese forces during World War II.

July 03, 2010 | | Local


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Public input needed for Hall's comprehensive plan update

Hall County is moving forward with its comprehensive plan update to guide and manage growth through 2040, and officials are encouraging residents to join the ...

June 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville school system to hire more teachers, give raises

Gainesville City Schools will spend about $68 million in its general fund budget for the next school year - an increase of nearly $4 million over ...

June 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Anti-LGBT marquee sign at Buford church vandalized

A Buford church's sign, which read in part "Satan made gays and transgender," was covered in black paint between Sunday night and Monday morning ...

June 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


508-acre waterfront development gets planners’ OK

A proposed 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near the Jackson County line got the Hall County Planning Commission's approval Monday night.

June 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Called meeting, Enota school action draw opposition

The Gainesville city school board was accused Monday night of "violating our charter," of displaying "contempt" toward the community and was asked to "get back ...

June 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall officials unveil 2017 budget proposal, which includes employee raises, no property tax increase

The public got its first look Monday at Hall County's proposed 2017 fiscal year budget, which includes no property tax increases and earmarks money ...

June 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Sammy Smith named to UGA Board of Visitors

Sammy Smith, member of the Gainesville City Schools Board of Education, has been named to the University of Georgia's Board of Visitors.

June 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


United Way collecting donations Tuesday for Day of Action

United Way of Hall County is seeking donations Tuesday as part of its Day of Action.

June 20, 2016 | | Local


One adult killed, one child seriously hurt in Friday rollover wreck in Braselton

A Jefferson woman died and a child suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle wreck Friday morning on Interstate 85 in Braselton.

June 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


No serious injuries reported in morning wrecks that backed up I-985

Both directions of Interstate 985 were plagued by three wrecks this morning, all attributed to drivers following too closely, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

June 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ministries seek to help homeless under bridge, resource list compiled

As spring gives way to summer, the homeless camp beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville becomes more crowded, a desolate place to rest for ...

June 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


White County ends partnership with YMCA

The Georgia Mountains YMCA, headquartered in Gainesville, is losing its White County operations after the White County Commission voted 3-2 to take back its parks ...

June 19, 2016 | By Ron Bridgeman and J.K. Devine news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


508-acre waterfront development goes to Hall planning board

A proposed 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near the Jackson County line has the blessing of Hall County planning officials as long as certain ...

June 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Expect delays this week on Spout Springs Road at Sterling on the Lake

Motorists can expect some delays this week on Spout Springs Road as road crews clear brush and vegetation in preparation for a traffic light at ...

June 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Firefighters battle fire in northwestern Hall County

Hall County Fire Services responded Sunday afternoon to a residential fire in the 7000 block of Spring Valley Drive off Barkers Bend in northwestern Hall ...

June 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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