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Fired traffic bureau supervisor had backlog of cases

Before she was fired last month, the supervisor of the traffic bureau in Hall County's Clerk of Courts office was warned more than once about the backlog of cases in her division.

July 06, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Our Neighbor opens art studio, gift shop

Patty Williams quietly rolled clay into toothpick-sized shapes Tuesday and smashed them into a small Styrofoam bowl. She was building a clay bird nest as part of a class all about birds at The Porch at Mainstreet Market.

July 06, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Shoplifting arrests spike over holiday weekend

The holiday weekend saw an unusual spike in the number of shoplifting cases as Gainesville Police tallied at least 13 arrests.

July 06, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


2 men drown in Lanier in unrelated incidents

The Hall County Fire Department responded to two unrelated drowning incidents within minutes of each other on Lake Lanier Tuesday afternoon.

July 06, 2011 | By Jacob Demmitt and Lindsey Robinson jdemmitt@gainesvilletimes.com | lrobinson@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Businesswoman to run for Gainesville council

Downtown Gainesville business owner Debra Harkrider has resigned as chairman of the Main Street Advisory Board to run for City Council, offering the first source of opposition to Ward 2 Councilman Bob Hamrick in years.

July 06, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Local man, 24, wins $1 million on scratch-off ticket

A 24-year-old Gainesville man recently won $1 million in the Georgia Lottery.

July 06, 2011 | | Local


Responders recover body of drowning victim

Emergency responders have recovered the body of a 19-year-old male drowning victim at Van Pugh Park, according to Hall County Sheriff's Office Col. Jeff Strickland.

July 05, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Man dies after accident at Lake Lanier Islands

An Illinois man died Tuesday after a water-related accident at Lake Lanier Islands Resort Monday.

July 05, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Forsyth County may help pay for ambulance effort

Forsyth County may help foot the bill for a pediatric neonatal ambulance, which has been marked as a community need by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

July 05, 2011 | By Alyssa LaRenzie Times regional staff | Local


Week may be stormy

It's still summertime, so it'll still be hot. But the week ahead will be slightly less oppressive than the last few days, and it could be wet and stormy.

July 05, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Well water can be contaminated, but study shows many don't test it

Well water might smell and taste fine, but that doesn't always mean it is fine, according to the University of Georgia Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Laboratories.

July 05, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Jackson County ambulances get new CPR devices

Jackson County Emergency Services is now the first emergency medical service in the state of Georgia with an automated CPR device on each of its ambulances.

July 05, 2011 | LEANNE AKIN Times regional staff | Local


3 killed in accidents, house burns down and man drowns on Fourth weekend

Three people were killed in accidents, another person drowned and a house was destroyed by fire during the July Fourth holiday weekend in Hall County, officials said.

July 05, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


2 teens killed in Hall accident

Three people were killed in traffic accidents in Hall County during the July Fourth holiday weekend, including two teenagers on Monday.

July 05, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville residents mark the Fourth with barbecues and fireworks

Gainesville residents celebrated Independence Day with barbecues, picnics and fireworks.

July 05, 2011 | | Local


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Board considers tax rate for Gainesville schools

With a 2018 fiscal year budget already approved, Gainesville City School System board members are now trying to make a final decision on how to ...

August 07, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Lula officials OK deal to take over train depot

The city of Lula will soon be taking possession of the train depot property that has been in the hands of a civic organization for ...

August 07, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


US Rep. Collins schedules town hall meeting for Wednesday

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, is holding a town hall on Wednesday in Gainesville.

August 07, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Jury selection underway in 2013 Tadmore Park fatal shooting

Jury selection will continue this morning for a Father's Day 2013 shooting case.

August 07, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Sheriff’s office seeking information on South Hall truck thefts

Investigators with the Hall County Sheriff's Office are looking for information on a string of truck thefts in the Flowery Branch area of South ...

August 07, 2017 | | Local


Martin Road traffic study heading for approval

Martin Road is on track to get a traffic study that will start the process of slowing traffic on the residential road in South Hall.

August 07, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


First-day head count up almost 600 over last year for Hall County Schools

Hall County Schools opened the 2017-18 school year Monday without any serious issues and nearly 600 more students in the first-day head count than was ...

August 07, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Buford tax rate could drop, but taxes could rise for some

A lower tax rate is proposed for Buford property owners, but for some, that won't necessarily translate to lower taxes.

August 06, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Tech students get experience with high-performance race cars in motorsports program

It's no secret most men would rather hang out around fast cars than sit in a classroom.

August 06, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Construction projects ongoing as Hall starts school year Monday

Summer vacation comes to an end Monday for the more than 27,000 Hall County Schools students returning to the classroom for the first day ...

August 06, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Lake group urges EPD to restore Lanier to full pool

The Lake Lanier Association is urging the state Environmental Protection Division to "use all available tools to restore and keep Lake Lanier at its full ...

August 06, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall’s cities forge tight bonds through group

For almost 30 years, the cities of Hall County have been bonding together in an effort to foster better relations between their local governments.

August 06, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Accused teachers can face 3-pronged scrutiny

When a teacher is accused of wrongdoing, he or she can become the subject of three investigations: one by the school system, one by the ...

August 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


A HERO when you need one on the road

Justin Cochran talks in his two-way radio and glances at a laptop computer attached to the console of his truck.

August 06, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Author discusses shameful episode in local history

The Rev. Stuart Higginbotham, rector at Grace Episcopal Church in downtown Gainesville, took note of a full house on a Saturday afternoon.

August 06, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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