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Gibbs says he’ll focus on fiscal issues

With no competition in November, Scott Gibbs is ready to take over as the District 3 representative on the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

July 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Clermont says letter from county is ‘smoking gun’

Clermont officials claim a letter written by the Hall County Board of Commissioners to Gov. Sonny Perdue last year is evidence the county went back on a promise to build a sales tax-funded library in Clermont.

July 23, 2010 | BY <a href="mailto:sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com">STEVEN GURR</a> and <a href="mailto:mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com">MELISSA WEINMAN</a> | Local


No back-to-school sales tax holiday this year

Parents won't see the back-to-school tax break that has driven summer retail sales for eight years in a row, although some stores are offering discounts to make up for it.

July 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Public asked to stay away from renovated playing field

Gainesville City Schools are asking people to help take care of school property as renovations wrap up before classes start.

July 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Commissioner Bell proposes outsourcing county positions

Commissioner Ashley Bell asked the Board of Commissioners to consider outsourcing a number of county positions to save money at Thursday's board meeting.

July 22, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Perdue, Wildlife Service applaud judge’s water ruling

Both Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service praised a federal decision to reject Florida's claim in a 20-year-old dispute over water in the Chattahoochee River.

July 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Council cans curbside pickup proposal

Curbside trash service is off the table for Gainesville, officials said at a public meeting to discuss the city's solid waste service Thursday.

July 22, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Hall officer a Deputy of the Year

When Hall County Sheriff's Deputy Ana Smith ran into a mobile home that was engulfed in flames to pull out a woman, she wasn't wearing any fire protection gear, and she wasn't thinking about the danger.

July 22, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Residents disagree on jobless benefits extension

The most recent extension of federal unemployment benefits is being met with mixed reviews.

July 22, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Florida water request denied

Local water experts were still deciding what to make of a ruling made in the tri-state water wars Wednesday.

July 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Whooping cough on the rise

Whooping cough may be an illness that some think disappeared with fallout shelters, but that is not the case.

July 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Geographic information systems headed into Hall schools

A new kind of technology is invading Hall County schools.

July 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville man gets steak dinner on ‘Letterman’

David Letterman might be more careful with communication with his audiences after a conversation with one Gainesville man cost him a steak dinner.

July 21, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


White County’s next DA learned from campaign

Jeff Langley said the campaign trail helped him learn more about the people he will be serving when he takes office in January as district attorney for the circuit that includes White and Lumpkin counties.

July 21, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Sheriff’s website gets an update

If you want to get a good look at Hall County's most wanted fugitives or find out who's locked up in the local jail, the answer is now just a few mouse clicks away.

July 21, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Community meeting to address criminal justice system

Members of the Newtown Florist Club will meet today at the Fair Street Neighborhood Center to hold a community conversation on the intersection of poverty ...

April 20, 2016 | Staff Reports | Local


Twin boys ambassadors for Saturday’s March of Dimes

Sheri Miller was en route to the emergency room on Dec. 30, 2014, when she was told the twin sons she was carrying would not ...

April 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Harriet Tubman on $20 bill ‘worth more than its weight in gold’

Hearing that U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew plans to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill made Rose Johnson pause for a moment.

April 20, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


2 charged with robbing Gainesville Waffle House at 2 a.m.

Two Gainesville men were arrested early Wednesday in connection with a 2 a.m. armed robbery at the Waffle House on Limestone Parkway.

April 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Cornelia man charged with murder after Tuesday shooting

A Cornelia man was charged with murder after allegedly shooting two men Tuesday with a shotgun, according to authorities.

April 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Road planners recommend Martin Road traffic study in wake of I-985 interchange

The mostly residential Martin Road in South Hall County could get a closer look as the Georgia Department of Transportation draws closer to building an ...

April 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville officials seek artwork for bus shelters as part of grant-funded project

If Phillippa Lewis Moss has her way, Gainesville will be full of quite visible works of art within a few years.

April 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Annual Relay for Life dinner celebrates cancer survivors

A handful of children gather at Terry Walton's feet for a puppet show.

April 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Police release details of Sunday head-on crash

A driver struck a guardrail about 6:30 a.m. Sunday in Gainesville before colliding with another driver, police said.

April 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


East Hall High media center collects state recognition

A 3-D printer works on a piece for a guitar, books are being checked out a few feet away, students are scattered at computer terminals ...

April 19, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


North Hall's Bob Williams named Hall’s farmer of the year

Bob Williams always wanted to farm, but he didn't start his dream job until later in life, after college and a six-year stint in ...

April 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Adult siblings killed in head-on crash in Dawson County

April 19, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


Wilson Orthodontics ‘excited’ for Gainesville location groundbreaking

More than two dozen people from Wilson Orthodontics, including 1-year-old Hartley Wilson, hiked down into the open lot and carried shovels to where the new ...

April 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


North Hall Performing Arts Center open house set

An open house for the new North Hall High School Performing Arts Center will be held from 5-7 p.m. April 28.

April 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Shooting suspect in custody after incident, search near Cornelia

The suspect in a shooting near Cornelia has been located and taken into custody, according to the Habersham County Sheriff's Office Facebook page.

April 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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