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State Senate OKs Sunday alcohol-sales bill

The Georgia Senate has approved a bill that would allow local communities to decide whether to allow stores to sell alcohol on Sundays.

March 17, 2011 | Associated Press | Local


Seven men interviewed, released after gunfire exchange

Gainesville Police know there was a weekend gunfire exchange that didn't injure anyone outside an apartment complex and how a stolen gun was recovered, but they just don't know what the incident was all about.

March 16, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Lake Lanier Islands Resort starts new wellness program

Lake Lanier Islands Resort launched a new group wellness program Tuesday that organizers say is charting new territory in the world of destination health programs.

March 16, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Ga. 369 closed in Forsyth County due to accident

An overturned tractor trailer has forced the closure of Ga. 369 in both directions just west of Doc Bramlett Road in Forsyth County, sheriff's officials said.

March 16, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Roads forum focuses on 1-cent sales tax vote in 2012

OAKWOOD - Georgia Department of Transportation's planning director painted a dark future for road construction if a planned 1-cent sales tax doesn't pass in a statewide vote next year.

March 16, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Girl Scouts honor Gainesville State president

Martha Nesbitt's personality is contagious, even infectious, her close friends say.

March 16, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


HOPE bill gets signed into law by Gov. Deal

Leaders of both parties joined Gov. Nathan Deal Tuesday as he signed the new HOPE scholarship bill into law at the state Capitol.

March 16, 2011 | BY MELISSA WEINMAN AND ELIZABETH BURLINGAME mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com, eburlingame@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Voters OK education SPLOST for five more years

Hall County voters responded with a resounding "yes" to continue the 1-cent sales tax for education during Tuesday's special election.

March 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


SPLOST headed for approval in early returns

This story will be updated as soon as ballots are counted.

March 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville council urges new charter for elected mayor

Gainesville City Council members are ready for a new city charter that calls for an elected mayor.

March 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall deputy, others injured in accidents

A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy was involved in a traffic accident on Candler Road Tuesday night, one of two wrecks within minutes of each other on the highway.

March 15, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


More than 1 inch of rain falls on Hall County area

More than an inch of rain soaked the Hall County area overnight, continuing a wet weather finish to late winter.

March 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mission to aid homeless has new home

As usual, Monday was a busy day at Under the Bridge Ministries.

March 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


State allows schools to choose method to teach math

Schools across the state now have more flexibility in teaching math. And local leaders are thankful, though they aren't quite sure what they'll do with that freedom.

March 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville police seek info on shots fired

Gainesville Police Department officers are looking for information about shots fired at Ridgecrest Apartments on Saturday night.

March 15, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


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Demolition begins on Atlanta Street apartments

A man with a water hose stands nearby to spray and clear the dust rising from the rubble as the excavator reaches its mechanical claw ...

January 04, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


‘Alpine coaster’ gets Helen’s OK, could open later this year

Development of a proposed "alpine coaster" can move forward now that the Helen City Commission has given its approval.

January 04, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Braving the storm: Winter weather tips, contact info

When winter weather hits North Georgia, the proper preparation can help get you through the storm and stay warm and safe. Follow these tips:

January 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Jan. 24 deadline set for Georgia, Florida to settle water wars dispute

A Jan. 24 deadline has been set for Georgia and Florida to try again to settle a U.S. Supreme Court dispute over water consumption ...

January 04, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Planning board OKs cable, storage business plans

The Hall County Planning Commission has recommended approval for a fiber optic cable company's plans to open for business at the former Georgia Department ...

January 03, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


1-year-old litter trap on Flat Creek doing better than expected

When Gainesville and Hall County teamed up to install the Bandalong Litter Trap on Flat Creek in December 2015, officials weren't really sure how ...

January 03, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Year’s DUI arrests up from last holiday

Law enforcement patrolling the streets over the New Year's holiday made 17 DUI arrests, according to the Hall County jail log.

January 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Almost $21K of meth found in diaper bag near infant

Authorities say two Gainesville parents tried to hide $20,900 of methamphetamine and needles in a diaper bag with their 4-month-old child in their car.

January 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Dog rescued from Murrayville well

When Hall County Fire Services Lt. Nathan Crowe ascended on a rope pulley with a dog in his arms, Carolyn Smith said her "prayers were ...

January 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Mercer takes over as Gainesville City Schools board chairman

Elected school officials in Gainesville started the new year by shuffling leadership roles.

January 03, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Immigrants who challenged in-state tuition policy win case

Some students at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus celebrated Tuesday after a judge ruled the Georgia university system must allow immigrants to ...

January 03, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Search intensifies for Gainesville superintendent

Gainesville school board members are wasting little time turning their attention to what new Chairman Brett Mercer calls their No. 1 priority - hiring a new ...

January 03, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


National Bank of Georgia now part of Atlanta-based State Bank Financial

Athens-based The National Bank of Georgia, which has a Gainesville office, is now part of State Bank Financial Corporation of Atlanta.

January 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Man accused of shooting dog with air rifle

A Gainesville man is accused of shooting a 10-pound Chihuahua with an air rifle, wounding the animal.

January 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County gets bond rating boost

Hall County's bond rating has been upgraded to AA from AA- following a clean audit report released last month.

January 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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