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Ask the Times: Lack of sewer impedes growth in East Hall area

If you've been wondering about something in your community, Ask The Times is your place to get it answered. The following question was submitted by a reader and answered through the efforts of our news staff.

March 23, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County warden to lead state board

A 23-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Department has been named chairman of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice.

March 23, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Northeast Georgia Medical Center ranks in nation’s top 100 hospitals

Hospital patients in Gainesville will receive care that only 99 other hospitals in the nation can provide, according to a report from HealthGrades.

March 23, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Former Gainesville fire chief Hamrick dies at 87

Former Gainesville Fire Chief Verner "Sug" Hamrick will be remembered as "a firefighters' chief" according to those who worked for him.

March 23, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


North Georgia receives $1 million gift from BB&T

North Georgia College & State University received a $1 million donation from BB&T to establish the Center of Excellence in Ethical Business Leadership as an academic unit in the Mike Cottrell School of Business.

March 23, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


Student suspended after threat found on bathroom wall

A student at C.W. Davis Middle School in South Hall County has been suspended following the discovery of a vague threat written on a wall in the boys' restroom.

March 23, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


Political Pulse: Tea Party Patriots off to DC; Collins courts female voters

The local tea party group, Lanier Tea Party Patriots, says it's loading up a bus bound for Washington, D.C., this weekend to protest federal health care mandates.

March 22, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Back-door talks continue over old Hall County jail

Elected officials are spending nearly as much time in back-door discussion as they are in front of the public lately at meetings of Hall County Board of Commissioners and the Gainesville City Council.

March 22, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Students help build room for teacher’s autistic son

Some call it community service. Others call it charity.

March 22, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Brenau proposes development plan for area around mountains center

Brenau University's acquisition of the Georgia Mountains Center is estimated to pump about $40 million directly into Gainesville's economy.

March 22, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Boy Scouts honors area leaders at dinner

The Boys Scouts of America honored three Gainesville citizens for their community involvement and civic leadership during the annual American Values Dinner on Thursday night at the Chattahoochee Country Club in Gainesville.

March 22, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


King’s Hawaiian Bakery hosts grand opening of Oakwood plant

King's Hawaiian Bakery celebrated its grand opening in Polynesian style Thursday evening, complete with leis, a tiki bar and authentic music and food.

March 22, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commissioners worry about state tax code bill's effect on local funds

A tax reform bill aimed at easing the burden on Georgia's married couples, gradually dropping the property tax on motor vehicles and offering breaks to businesses was unanimously passed by the state Senate on Thursday.

March 22, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Fla. residents worry about impact of Glades Reservoir on oyster industry

EASTPOINT, Fla. -Here, the notion of taking more water out of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin is a sensitive topic.

March 22, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local




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Poet brings verses of freedom to Juneteenth celebration

Gainesville-born poet Doris davenport decided long ago to lowercase the d in her last name as a statement of sorts about her independence of thought ...

June 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville man accused of manufacturing explosives, marijuana

A Gainesville man is accused of manufacturing an explosive device and marijuana after components and plants were reportedly found by authorities.

June 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Demolition of old Hall jail ramps up

Demolition of the former Hall County jail on South Main Street in Gainesville is well underway, and requests for some of the historic bricks are ...

June 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Commenters oppose Hall tax increase in morning hearing, another hearing coming at 6 p.m.

Some of them frustrated by the one-two punch of assessment increases and higher taxes, a few dozen people turned out to the first public hearing ...

June 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Employee raises, law enforcement costs are driving Hall tax increase

Hall County's 26 percent tax rate increase - and its $6.7 million general fund spending jump - is mostly fueled by a 2.5 percent ...

June 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Turner, Wood & Smith buys city land for new building

An insurance company with ties to the community for more than 100 years plans to build a new office building next to the Frances Meadows ...

June 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


New law creates tax-free savings accounts for disabled Georgians

Disabled Georgians will have access to tax-free savings accounts after the creation of Georgia STABLE.

June 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Top Work-Based Learning programs get training in Hall

Georgia high schools are placing a greater emphasis on student opportunities for work experience in potential careers integrated into the school curriculum.

June 14, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Georgia chamber president: Hall has prosperity, but also serious poverty

Despite economic positives, such as job growth, Hall County has a serious poverty issue that it needs to deal with, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce ...

June 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Auto industry supplier bringing 200 jobs to Buford

Gov. Nathan Deal Tuesday announced that Carcoustics, a supplier to the automotive industry, will create 200 jobs and invest $6 million in a new Buford ...

June 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Rep. Doug Collins calls shooting at congressional baseball practice ‘pure evil’

Ninth District U.S. Rep. Doug Collins was not at a congressional baseball practice just outside Washington where several people were shot Wednesday morning.

June 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


2 Georgia inmates remain on run after killing 2 prison guards

June 14, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Hall woman hopes to fund children’s advocacy group through thrift store

After hearing the heartfelt stories from children's advocates at Christmas, a Hall County woman said she is trying to keep the donations going year-round.

June 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall and its cities must agree on how to deliver services or lose out on state money

Hall County government officials say they are confident they will get a Service Delivery Strategy agreement done with the municipalities before a June 30 deadline ...

June 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Braving the storm: Winter weather tips, contact info

When winter weather hits North Georgia, the proper preparation can help get you through the storm and stay warm and safe. Follow these tips:

January 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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