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Other uses being considered for federal transportation money

Area government officials are looking for ways to tap into a pot of federal transportation dollars, now that plans for a Hall County freight study that would have used that money have been shelved.

May 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Butterflies launched at Gainesville park

Some 1,500 butterflies filled the skies Sunday afternoon over Wilshire Trails Park in Gainesville.

May 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area forestry staff fight Okefenokee fires

Six employees of the Georgia Forestry Service's Gainesville office are among about 175 people keeping the state's second-biggest fire since 2007 under control at the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in southeast Georgia.

May 15, 2011 | BY MIKE HILL mhill@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Economy weighs on grads’ plans

The recession started when they entered high school in 2007.

May 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Braselton residents join Adopt-a-Stream

The Mulberry River might not be one of Georgia's more well-known, but its waters still impact much of the state.

May 14, 2011 | KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Islands targets visitors with new attraction

Riding off the success of the 2010 opening of Sunset Cove, Lake Lanier Islands Resort will unveil a new adult and family entertainment district this summer.

May 14, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Runners give their all in soldier’s memory

More than 300 runners turned out Saturday for the second annual Some Gave All 5K Road Race in honor of fallen Lula soldier Maj. Kevin Jenrette.

May 14, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Everhart re-elected state GOP chairwoman

MACON - In a rebuke to new Gov. Nathan Deal, Georgia Republicans on Saturday elected Sue Everhart to another term as state party chairwoman over Deal's hand-picked candidate.

May 14, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press | Local


Gainesville students surpass state on graduation tests

Gainesville High School students again surpassed state scores in all areas of the Georgia High School Graduation Test.

May 14, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Dance club may spark new policy in Hall

An Athens Street business can welcome jazz and dancing for now, but not alcohol.

May 14, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall man sentenced to 12 years for car thefts

Brian Bailey, 23, of Hall County was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison without parole for his role in a series of car thefts in late 2009.

May 14, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Middle schoolers guzzle milk to get Falcons visit

Chris Gibbs' feet danced across three decades as he seamlessly transitioned from one move to another on the cafeteria floor.

May 14, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Genealogists look up their ancestors in Hall library event

When Theresa Anderson married her husband, Paul, she went to work digging up dirt on her new family.

May 13, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Racing school holds open house

BRASELTON - Skip Barber Racing in Braselton soon will be the main headquarters for the nationally recognized racing school, and on Thursday it got to show off what that means.

May 13, 2011 | MATT MAUNEY Times regional staff | Local


Group to launch recall effort

A group of Hall County residents are starting their efforts to recall Hall County Commissioner Craig Lutz.

May 13, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Matt Dubnik has worked to prepare for first time in legislature

A learning curve is ahead, but Matt Dubnik has been preparing for his first day under the gold dome for 10 months - or ever since ...

January 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Taxes, medical marijuana among Hall legislators’ priorities

State Sen. Butch Miller, R-Gainesville, is once again a top floor leader for Gov. Nathan Deal in the Senate.

January 08, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Latest winter weather closings, schedule changes

Here are schedule changes related to the winter weather as provided to The Times:

January 08, 2017 | | Local


Building a reputation: Gainesville’s Padgham to be featured on CBS program

Attention to detail is what separates Richard Padgham from other builders.

January 08, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Crashes, fatalities down in Hall, bucking state trend

Four rose-colored pushpins jut out from Sgt. Todd Casper's map of Hall County in his office at the Sheriff's Office headquarters. Representing traffic ...

January 08, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Democrats to push ideas on economy, education, equality, environment

For years, Democrats have faced an uphill battle in the Georgia General Assembly. But that is no deterrent to the priorities they have laid out ...

January 08, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bypass, Green Street improvements may get into gear this year

Gainesville is trying to get the wheels moving in 2017 on a couple of long-discussed key road projects: Green Street improvements and an "inner bypass ...

January 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


How will they spend your $23 billion? Legislators start new session Monday

With a nearly $23 billion budget, Georgia lawmakers have as much money to spend as ever.

January 08, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Legislature 2017: Issues to watch

Health care

January 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


State leaders focus on fix for struggling schools

Calling the current system of school improvement and accountability "harsh," the state superintendent of schools would like Georgia lawmakers to take a closer look at ...

January 08, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local




Snow was light in Hall, heavier in mountains, but cold could keep ice around awhile

Hall County residents awoke Saturday to an overnight snowfall that was quite a bit less than the 3 to 4 inches predicted the day before.

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County kids enjoy fun in the snow — what there was of it

Lighter than expected snowfall in Hall County didn't stop 5-year-old Jayden Buffa from experiencing and enjoying his first encounter with the powdery stuff Saturday.

January 07, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Winter weather closings, schedule changes

Here are schedule changes related to the winter weather as provided to The Times:

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Habitat of Hall in familiar hands with new leadership

"I got some big high heels to fill," said Tim Williams, the new executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Hall County.

January 07, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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