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Voters approve Sunday alcohol sales for unincorporated Hall County

Hall County voters approved two measures to allow Sunday alcohol sales in unincorporated parts of the county on Tuesday.

March 07, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Covert, Richards head to runoff for Flowery Branch Council seat

A runoff is set for April 3 between the top two vote-getters in Flowery Branch City Council's special election Tuesday night to fill the Post 3 seat.

March 07, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


House Rep. Amerson plans to retire at end of this year

For months, Amos Amerson has hinted of his plans to retire from the State House of Representatives at the end of the year.

March 07, 2012 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville City Council approves Norton expansion

Despite vocal opposition from residents, Gainesville City Council on Monday approved a proposed expansion of Norton Insurance's headquarters in a historic Gainesville neighborhood.

March 07, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Sisk becomes 8th to run for Hall sheriff

After retiring from the Gainesville Police Department, John Sisk has decided to join the race for Hall County sheriff.

March 06, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


Bus points may ease traffic at Centennial Arts Academy

Traffic around Centennial Arts Academy and surrounding schools is still a topic of discussion for the Gainesville School system.

March 06, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Class notes: Director speaks at international conference

A local school administrator received an invitation to present at a conference in Mumbai, India, late last month.

March 06, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Threat rumor put to rest at North Hall High

Officials determined a note found at North Hall High School did not indicate a threat to the school.

March 06, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Traffic light to shut off at Gainesville intersection

The Georgia Department of Transportation is shutting down a traffic signal next week at Ga. 13/Atlanta Highway and Ga. 369/Jesse Jewell Parkway/Browns Bridge Road.

March 06, 2012 | | Local


Hall County Sheriff's Office again earns recertification

The Hall County Sheriff's Office has met the requirements of the state's top law enforcement standards.

March 06, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


Wood's Mill gives students a head start on careers

Wood's Mill High School is looking to give its students a leg up on the competition for local jobs and is seeing immediate success.

March 06, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Ga. school superintendent discusses No Child Left Behind

The state school superintendent on Monday laid out the plan to replace the recently waived No Child Left Behind Act.

March 05, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Hall continues Dial-A-Ride funding

A sense of uncertainty continues to swell around the future of Hall Area Transit programs as the Hall County Board of Commissioners continues to grapple with balancing short- and long-term budget concerns with offering services to the county's most vulnerable residents.

March 05, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville City Council talks prayer at meeting

Before each Gainesville City Council meeting, elected officials and members of the public bow in prayer.

March 05, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Crews begin demolition of old Fair Street School

Demolition on Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School began Monday morning with a small crowd of administrators and students in attendance.

March 05, 2012 | Lee Johnson | 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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