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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


Brenau leader appointed to state board

Gov. Nathan Deal appointed Jim Barco of Gainesville to the Private Colleges and Universities Authority on Friday.

May 13, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Man charged with child molestation in Hall County

Hall County sheriff's investigators say Weyman Edward Wheeler, 48, has been having sex with a 15-year-old girl since February.

May 13, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


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Townhouse project may transform ‘blighted’ midtown

A private development company is partnering with the city of Gainesville to raze vacant, dilapidated homes in midtown and build townhouse-style rental properties.

March 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


International economic reps from 11 countries tour Hall businesses, colleges

International economic representatives from 11 countries toured Hall County on Thursday to help them better be able to go back to their home countries and ...

March 16, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Amazon surprises World Language Academy students with 45 tablets

When World Language Academy Co-Principal Brittney Bennett got an email about a local business possibly donating some supplies, she didn't know who, what or ...

March 16, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall authorities arrest man wanted in alleged tree removal scam

A Flowery Branch man accused of accepting payment for tree removal work without finishing the job has been arrested in Hall County.

March 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall unemployment rate rises to 4.8 percent

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate in January ticked up to 4.8 percent, six-tenths of a percentage point higher than in December. In January 2016 ...

March 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Seven injured when Sheriff's Office car, van crash

A Hall County Sheriff's Office car carrying a suspect to jail crashed into a van late Wednesday night when the van was turning left ...

March 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


3 face murder charges in November death of US marshal from Flowery Branch

Three people have been arrested in the shooting death of a U.S. marshal from Flowery Branch late last year.

March 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


I-985 work scheduled for weekend

Interstate 985 north of Queen City Parkway/Ga. 60 will be partially closed this weekend as crews resurface a bridge that crosses over CSX railroad ...

March 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Chestatee High band to play in New York City St. Patrick's Day parade

It was business as usual for music teacher Daniel Merck and his students on Wednesday as they put in a full day's work at ...

March 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hunt for Gainesville superintendent continues

Gainesville School Board members will hold a closed-door meeting Saturday - their fourth in two weeks - as they continue their search for a new school superintendent.

March 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Construction has started on new Mincey Marble location

Some early work has started on the new Mincey Marble site in the Gainesville Business Park off Calvary Church Road.

March 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


11 entering auto cases reported in North Hall

Authorities are warning of an entering auto spree in North Hall happening overnight along the U.S. 129/Cleveland Highway corridor.

March 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch man accused of $9K tree removal scam

A Flowery Branch man is accused of accepting payment for tree removal work but not finishing the job.

March 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch Elementary using GoFundMe page to replace student broadcast equipment

Flowery Branch Elementary School's newsroom is a decade behind.

March 15, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Mental health, murder-suicide at center of domestic violence report

Threats of suicide and other attempts at self-harm is a key finding in a 2016 Georgia review of domestic violence fatalities, when Hall County had ...

March 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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