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DNR supervisor: New job has its perks

The letter arrived to Mark Padgett's mailbox just in time. He was a successful high school football coach who knew his tenure with one team had ended. When he opened the letter, Padgett realized a new career. His wife, Renee, agreed.

April 14, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Gainesville ex-insurance agent back in prison

A former Gainesville insurance agent convicted on drug charges in Forsyth and Lumpkin counties has been sent back to prison to finish his sentence.

April 14, 2011 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


After-school activities shift around extended schedule

Hall County School's extended days have also affected the activities on the outskirts of instruction time such as transportation and sports practices.

April 13, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Longer school days may be more productive

While some worried Hall County's extended school days would lead to lots of tired and crabby kids, administrators say the change is having the opposite effect.

April 13, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


New laws expected to affect Hall budget

As Hall County's departments face an $8.8 million budget hole for fiscal year 2012, several changes at the state level aren't making it any easier.

April 13, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville could put Sunday sales on ballot this year

If Gov. Nathan Deal signs a bill that would allow alcohol sales on Sundays, Gainesville residents could vote on it as early as November.

April 13, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Legislators introduce streamlined SPLOST bill

A new piece of state legislation could help school systems when it comes to splitting up dollars from the 1-cent sales tax for education.

April 12, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Convict’s release may have been a mistake

Attorneys will argue this morning whether a former Gainesville insurance agent convicted on drug charges in Forsyth and Lumpkin counties should have to finish his sentence.

April 12, 2011 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Hall officials talk budget in long-term

Hall County departments need a better way to plan their budgets for the future, two top county officials said Tuesday.

April 12, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


‘Masters in Teaching’ educators honored at ceremony

Ten area teachers were lifted up Tuesday morning as models of education excellence.

April 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Food bank gets donation of 54,000 eggs

The Georgia Mountain Food Bank received an early Easter basket Tuesday when 54,000 eggs showed up at its loading dock.

April 12, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Calvary Church Road fixes are about to begin

A $3.35 million project to improve one of Hall County's busiest industrial and government arteries, Calvary Church Road, should begin soon.

April 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawsonville man charged in burglary spree

Authorities say a 27-year-old Dawsonville man they arrested last week is responsible for nearly half of Dawson County's burglaries this year.

April 12, 2011 | By Michelle Hester Times regional staff | Local


Man struck by vehicle in South Hall

A man using a yard blower was injured after being struck by a vehicle and has been taken by helicopter to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, authorities said.

April 12, 2011 | | Local




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Man accused of starting house fire with woman, 3 kids inside

A woman and three children were inside when a Hall County man is accused of igniting a fire Friday at a Murrayville home, according to ...

April 10, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


DOT set to replace bridge near Gillsville

A 65-year-old bridge just north of Gillsville in Banks County will be torn down to make way for a new, wider bridge.

April 10, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


South Hall winery proposal on agenda this week

A winery and vineyard proposal in South Hall is set to go before the Hall County Board of Commissioners this week.

April 09, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Ga. 369 road projects in Gainesville still in the works

Traffic relief is on the way for busy Ga. 369 in Gainesville, but just how soon a pair of long-awaited turn lane improvements will be ...

April 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Slideshow: Easter egg hunt held on Midtown Greenway

The Gainesville Parks and Recreation department scattered more than 8,000 Easter eggs across a lawn at the Midtown Greenway as part of its fourth ...

April 09, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Board of Commissioners chairman: Adjusted film ordinance ‘a good balance’

After an earlier proposed Hall County ordinance setting rules for film production crews drew concerns for being too restrictive, Board of Commissioners Chairman Richard Higgins ...

April 09, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Easing name change could boost safety for domestic violence victims

A person escaping a domestic violence situation may change a cellphone number or delete a Facebook account to protect themselves.

April 09, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Pet or threat? Pit bull attack on child fans debate over breed

Ruben makes the staff at the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia chuckle when he sprawls on the floor to play with a toy and spreads ...

April 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | 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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