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New plant could create more than 200 jobs in Gainesville

A new ZF Industries plant in Gainesville is expected to create 215 new jobs. The $90 million, 250,000-square-foot facility will build transmissions for wind turbines.

April 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Panelists discuss link between environment, spirituality

The tenets of science, economy and religion often seem at odds, but scholars in all three fields gathered Thursday night for a discussion on the relationship between each study and the environment.

April 23, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


Hall gives residents a tour to help appreciate the planet

In honor of Earth Day, Leigh Ann Yaskulka decided to bring her sons to the Hall County Recycling Center to show them where their recyclables go after they are picked up from the curb.

April 23, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Chamber pitches a Fit to keep Hall healthy

There was a band, a little cornhole, a T-shirt design contest and a sold-out pizza stand.

April 23, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jury lowers Hall County property appraisals

A Hall County jury this week overturned the Hall County Board of Tax Assessors' appraised values of 58 vacant lots at a Braselton subdivision in a court case that the plaintiffs believe should set a precedent for similar appraisals.

April 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Court ruling backs former school board member

A federal judge has sided with Kelvin Simmons over a state law that barred him from seeking re-election to the Gainesville city school board, but the ruling was too late to make a difference for Simmons.

April 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Old Veterans of Foreign Wars post hopes to move forward

A Gainesville veterans group hopes to put aside past organizational woes and move forward with new energy, possibly hoping to lure some service members returning from deployment.

April 23, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall to review Gainesville water rate study

The Hall County Board of Commissioners listened to thoughts from a former commissioner before approving a review of Gainesville's Water and Wastewater Differential Study.

April 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Three teens indicted in March slaying

Three teens, including two juveniles, were indicted Thursday on charges related to the March beating death of a 67-year-old Gainesville man.

April 22, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jury convicts Winder man in Forsyth arson case

A Winder man will serve 10 years in prison for helping his former girlfriend torch her northeastern Forsyth home as part of an alleged insurance scam.

April 22, 2010 | JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Three teens indicted in March slaying

Three teens, including two juveniles, were indicted Thursday on charges related to the March beating death of a 67-year-old Gainesville man.

April 22, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Tennis players, Brenau rally for breast cancer cure

For Karen Rabb, Rally for the Cure is a cause she holds dear.

April 21, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students immerse themselves in language program

A group of students at North Georgia College & State University will spend a month on campus, walking, talking, living and breathing Chinese - or Arabic, Russian or Spanish, as the case may be.

April 21, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Seniors help students plot their future

It's one thing to read about something in a textbook, but it's quite another to hear firsthand accounts from people who have lived it.

April 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Schools try unique methods to take pressure off CRCT testing

When it comes down to the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test, one week of testing can define an entire year for a school.

April 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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GOAL winner plans to help veterans thanks to health care education

Growing up in a small village in Costa Rica, Evelyn Johnson didn't have an understanding of the U.S. armed forces, or military life ...

January 27, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Police: Flowery Branch man charged with snatching purse

A Flowery Branch man was charged with snatching a purse at a Gainesville gas station, according to police.

January 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Tourism industry at record levels in Hall

The economic impact of Hall County's tourism industry reached a record high of $282.9 million in 2014, according to the most recent report ...

January 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Cheer program treasurer accused of stealing funds

The treasurer of a junior cheer program in Hall County was charged with taking thousands of dollars from the program's fund.

January 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hear personal stories of housing struggles at Voices

Lisa Chester lived in and out of public housing growing up.

January 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Minority neighborhoods exist along clear lines in Hall

The streets are narrow in some of Gainesville's poorest neighborhoods. There are no traffic lights there, only stop signs and railroad crossings and dump ...

January 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man charged with murder of brother in South Forsyth

January 27, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Davis Middle School student wins Hall County Spelling Bee

Yared DeAnda, a 14-year-old eighth-grader at Davis Middle School, won the 2016 Hall County Spelling Bee.

January 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Public housing provides affordable homes, but hard environment

Public housing can seem like both a blessing and a curse to those who call the projects home.

January 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Residents share ideas, concerns for Flowery Branch at plan meeting

Revitalizing Flowery Branch's Old Town area is key to the future of the South Hall city, according to residents who attended a meeting Tuesday ...

January 26, 2016 | LeAnne Akin | Local


Relay for Life kicks off fundraising season

Leonardo da Vinci believed the color purple increased the power of meditation and thinking, and opera composer Richard Wagner called the color violet his inspiration.

January 26, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville officials hope to start work on ‘regional’ athletic complex

Gainesville recreation officials are ready to start developing their idea for a "regional" park complex. They have appropriated $450,000 for design work on the ...

January 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Sign-holding officers seek to cut down on texting and driving

Holding cardboard signs along E.E. Butler and Jesse Jewell parkways, Jessica Van and Drew Reed weren't looking for money.

January 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police investigate theft of thousands from auto dealership

The woman police had identified as a suspect in the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars from Carriage Nissan apparently killed herself Thursday as ...

January 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Juvenile law expert speaking Thursday at Lakeview

J. Tom Morgan, district attorney of DeKalb County for 12 years and a specialist in prosecuting crimes against children, will speak to parents and students ...

January 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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