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Early voting for SPLOST starts today

Early voting for the March 15 special purpose local option sales tax begins today and will continue to March 11.

February 08, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Planning board gives red light to full-color sign

The Lanier Charter Career Academy is facing a temporary setback in placing a high definition sign on its property to publicize events and public safety alerts.

February 08, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local




Hall commissioner Lutz files for bankruptcy

Hall County Commissioner Craig Lutz and his wife have filed for bankruptcy, and the South Hall commissioner said Monday he is working on a plan to repay his debts.

February 07, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Kiwanis getting donated bikes up to speed

Working at an Athens bicycle shop has paid off for Ryan Reid in more ways than one.

February 07, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Rep. Mills wants city water fees up for negotiation

On Monday, state Rep. James Mills, R-Chestnut Mountain, introduced House Bill 174, which would address how account service water fees are charged. For years, Hall County users have paid double what Gainesville users pay.

February 07, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Commission agrees to Cedar Creek mediation

The Hall County Board of Commissioners agreed to the terms of mediation with the city of Gainesville over the Cedar Creek Reservoir Monday, selecting Chairman Tom Oliver and Commissioner Ashley Bell as the county's representatives.

February 07, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Suspect charged in fatal shooting in White County

A suspect was charged Monday in connection with the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Cleveland man over the weekend.

February 07, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Speaker lauds Rotary’s polio effort

Leo Weakland has traveled the world on a mission to eradicate polio.

February 07, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Gainesville school officials highlight need for SPLOST

Gainesville City Schools board members are informing the public about projects that could be funded by a special penny tax in the coming weeks.

February 07, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


North Georgia could get an inch of snow overnight Wednesday

The area may see more measureable snow this week and a slick drive into work Thursday morning despite today's sunny weather in the mid-40s, the National Weather Service predicts.

February 07, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Lanier Tech shows off refrigeration program

Refrigeration was the focus of a Monday tour at Lanier Technical College that drew more than 100 visitors from companies across the globe.

February 07, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Fire displaces Gainesville family

The Gainesville Fire Department is investigating a Tuesday afternoon fire that displaced a family of three.

February 06, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Half price cats for sale this month

Louisa Mae Allcatt watches volunteer Leslie Williams with great interest, pacing up and down the multi-level display kennel that spotlights her at the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia. When Williams pulls her out, the black feline curls up against her and licks her fingers.

February 06, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Area gets autism support group

When Leigh Stallings-Jarrell's son was diagnosed with autism last year, she was dropped into a sea of questions. Online, she looked for answers, and after some searching she found another mom who knew just what she was going through.

February 06, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


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Northeast Georgia tourism affected by smoke

The wildfires and accompanying smoke in the Southeast have led to phones ringing all over Northeast Georgia.

November 25, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Slow progress made to address affordable housing shortage

There's nothing quite like seeing a project come to fruition.

November 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Good News at noon serves annual Thanksgiving meal

With the stress of travel and spectacle of parades and super-sales, it can be easy to forget the true spirit of Thanksgiving - giving thanks and ...

November 24, 2016 | Emily Williams | Local


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


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