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Hall officials map out new commission districts

The move to find new district lines for the Hall County Board of Commissioners will begin this week, and officials hope to submit the new maps to the General Assembly before a special legislative session ends later this month.

August 09, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Appalachian clinic gets grant to keep clinics open

The Appalachian Nurse Practitioner Clinic got a new lifeline last week. A $1.8 million federal grant will allow the main campus facility and a satellite clinic to keep their doors open.

August 09, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Hall County's transportation plan gets final OK

A Hall County planning group gave its final OK Tuesday to the area's 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan.

August 09, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Panelists reflect on Vietnam at history center forum

Words don't do it justice.

August 09, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Nesbitt to retire from helm at Gainesville State College

Martha Nesbitt will mark her last day as president of Gainesville State College on June 30, after 14 years leading the institution.

August 09, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


New teacher sets down rules, routine on first day of school

The pitter-patter of little feet couldn't be heard outside the first-grade classroom of World Language Academy teacher Staci Nix.

August 09, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


No major hiccups as local students return to class

There's always first-day jitters, schedule changes, maybe getting lost on the way to the cafeteria.

August 09, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall's roadside mowing may move quicker despite cuts

Quicker response times isn't what one would expect to come out of a massive round of layoffs.

August 09, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Oakwood is mulling lower fire tax options

Oakwood City Council vowed Monday night to look for ways to stop city residents having to pay a higher fire protection tax than those who live outside cities.

August 08, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County school program will allow dual enrollment

Hall County students are on the cusp of a new chance to succeed in education, even if they don't finish high school.

August 08, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


North Hall school to get Race to the Top money

A Hall County charter school is slated to receive some of the money handed down in a $19.4 million competitive grant program, according to an announcement by Gov. Nathan Deal today.

August 08, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville residents question proposed council map

Monday's community meeting on redistricting raised questions about the proposed boundaries of Ward 3 and how those lines will affect black voting strength within the ward.

August 08, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Turning Point offers help for addicts in new apartments

In a halfway house that feels more like a jail than a place of recovery, addicts dream only of escaping and face a cold world once they leave.

August 08, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


2 injured in I-985 accidents

Two people were transported to the hospital Monday afternoon from a four-vehicle accident on Interstate 985 southbound that left one lane closed for about a half hour, Georgia State Patrol reported.

August 08, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Downtown Hoschton zoning laws getting new review

Work to revamp Hoschton's zoning ordinance continued last week with a focus on the city's downtown development overlay district.

August 08, 2011 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


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Spin it forward: Clocks spring ahead for daylight saving time

Sunday is when we pay back that extra hour of sleep we earned last fall, daylight saving time again resetting our inner and outer clocks ...

March 11, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Longtime local doctor, clinic founder dies at 94

Dr. Henry S. Jennings Jr. saw the potential in Gainesville.

March 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Program to provide legal aid to undocumented immigrants

Julie Gonzalez is a U.S. citizen who lives in Gainesville, but her husband Jose Manuel, an undocumented immigrant, is now back in his native ...

March 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local




Osprey urged to build nests elsewhere before crews demolish Boling Bridge

The ospreys who live on Boling Bridge, which connects Hall and Forsyth counties, were given an eviction notice Friday.

March 10, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Fire does ‘extensive damage’ to home in lakeside subdivision

Paul Yuntis escaped his home with his cat early Friday morning as the home caught fire.

March 10, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Pedestrian still in serious condition after accident at Stan’s Biscuits

The man injured in a car accident at Stan's Biscuits earlier this week is still in serious condition at the hospital.

March 10, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Officials: Proposed Hall County film ordinance needs some work

An ordinance that sets controls on Hollywood filming in Hall County is drawing concerns for being so restrictive that it might scare off some production ...

March 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials want more traffic data for project off Dawsonville Highway

Residents wary of more gridlock on Dawsonville Highway from a planned large upscale subdivision along Ahaluna Drive in Gainesville are embracing the city's request ...

March 10, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Brenau women’s history event honors AARP founder

Ethel Percy Andrus lived by what she preached.

March 10, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Boy Scouts honor former members for contributions to community

Each of the three former Boy Scouts honored at the annual American Values Dinner Thursday shared one thing in common. Honorees Sen. Butch Miller, Bob ...

March 10, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | 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


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