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Today marks 150 years since attack on Fort Sumter

The Civil War began 150 years ago today off the coast of South Carolina with the Confederacy battering the Union-held Fort Sumter.

April 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 men in June 2010 gang fight get 2 years in jail

A Hall County judge sentenced two more men for their confessed roles in a gang fight last summer that resulted in the death of Daniel Adame.

April 12, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Hall’s 2012 budget in the red by $8.8 million

Hall County departments are trying to maintain the status quo with their budgets, but financial officials are saying that's still not enough.

April 12, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall narrows attorney choices down to 2 firms

Hall County officials have narrowed down the county attorney slot to two choices, and now all five commissioners will interview the finalists.

April 12, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


1 person hurt from 2-vehicle accident in Hall

One person was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center Sunday night after a two-vehicle accident on Thompson Bridge Road near Murrayville, local officials said.

April 11, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Hall school officials see budget uncertainty for 2012

As Hall County Schools officials begin to look at the budget, they're not happy about the level of uncertainty going into fiscal year 2012.

April 11, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville City Schools gets future school property

Gainesville City Schools now has a 17-acre site on Mundy Mill Road for a future school.

April 11, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Lula Elementary presented with School of Excellence award

State School Superintendent John Barge spoke candidly with the kids at Lula Elementary School Monday as he presented the students and staff their 2010 Georgia School of Excellence award.

April 11, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Oakwood passes alcohol law changes

Oakwood City Council gave its final OK Monday night to changes in its alcoholic beverages law, lowering the minimum requirement for seating areas in restaurants to 35 from 55.

April 11, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Stormy night possible as cold front approaches

A line of thunderstorms that spawned tornadoes across the Midwest could bring severe weather to Northeast Georgia tonight.

April 11, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Deputies arrest 3 men following car crash, fire

Deputies took three men into custody following a suspicious vehicle fire at Mountain View Park off Browns Bridge Road on Monday.

April 11, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local




Wauka Valley Farm sheep get annual haircut

MURRAYVILLE - Workers wrestled the sheep outside the pen to a waiting electric razor wielded by Randy Pinson of Cartersville.

April 11, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Vietnam vet to talk at Gainesville State College

Rudy Guerrero is proud of his boyhood dreams of military combat, his Marine service in Vietnam and his opinions today.

April 11, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Woman earns diploma years after classmates

Amanda Worley was two credits shy of earning a diploma when she was allowed to walk across the stage as part of Dawson County High School's class of 1998.

April 11, 2011 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


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Outdoor burn ignites brush fire in Hoschton woods

A brush fire on the outskirts of Hoschton temporarily closed Braselton Highway as firefighters worked to put out the flames.

November 24, 2016 | | Local


Gainesville collecting donations for annual Mayors’ Motorcade

The city of Gainesville is teaming up with the Georgia Municipal Association for the 57th annual Mayors' Motorcade.

November 24, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Gainesville unemployment rate unchanged

Gainesville's unemployment rate in October stayed the same as September at 4.4 percent, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.

November 24, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Donation funds ballistic vests for city K-9s

When Gainesville Police Officer Jeremy Edge and his partner Alex head out to track a potentially armed and dangerous suspect, the two will be wearing ...

November 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Quilt of Valor to be presented to injured soldier

Riverside Military Academy President Col. William Gallagher will visit one alumnus who suffered serious injuries in a bombing this month in Afghanistan.

November 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Humane Society receives more than $10K in Georgia Gives Day donations

Some local charities did better than others for Georgia Gives Day, but all benefited from the Nov. 17 event that raised more than $4 million ...

November 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Authorities: Man on bicycle killed in wreck

A Gainesville man was killed after failing to yield the right of way on his bike when turning onto Harmony Church Road on Friday morning ...

November 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Employers ‘can breathe a sigh of relief’ as new overtime rule halted

Employers no longer have to worry about how to pay some salaried employees overtime, which may not be well-received by some employees.

November 23, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Stores open on Thanksgiving, early Friday

When Thanksgiving leftovers are safely tucked away in the fridge, some choose to head out into the November chill for doorbusters and deals.

November 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local




Thanksgiving celebrated across cultures in Hall County

What do you have at your Thanksgiving dinner? What is your favorite dish during the holidays? Mashed potatoes? Turkey and ham? What about carne asada ...

November 23, 2016 | By Jessie Moose intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Piedmont College names new police chief

J. Marie Griffin-Taylor, a former deputy sheriff and school resource officer with the Habersham County Sheriff's Office and an officer with the Clarkesville Police ...

November 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Christmas movie filmed in Dahlonega debuts Thursday on Hallmark Channel

One local family will gather around the television Thanksgiving night hoping to see some of its own in a Christmas movie.

November 23, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


24-mile stretch of I-85 may be widened

About 24 miles of Interstate 85 could be getting wider from north of 985 to just north of U.S. 129 in Jefferson, which is ...

November 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Lanier Tech students, safety workers get lesson in emergency response

Brandon Hammock gasped, gripping his lower chest wound as he reached out with a blood-soaked hand to Michael Hammond of the University of North Georgia ...

November 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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