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Gainesville nears decision on airport management contract

Within the next week, Gainesville officials will select a firm to direct the city with master planning and manage major projects at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport.

May 12, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County commissioner named to national group’s justice committee

Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell has been appointed to the National Association of Counties' Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee.

May 12, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Suspect sought in convenience store robbery

Hall County sheriff's deputies are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Monday night at a convenience store on Atlanta Highway.

May 12, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville voters may get to choose mayor, school board chairman

Gov. Sonny Perdue has signed bills that will allow voters to have their say on an elected mayor and board of education chairman for the city of Gainesville.

May 12, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hall native throws out first pitch at G-Braves game

LAWRENCEVILLE - The crowd applauded politely when Lefty pitched on Monday. It was a far cry from the heat he threw as a member of the 1943 Atlanta Crackers.

May 11, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hall schools will keep nurses, resource officers

Nurses and school resource officers will remain in the infirmaries and hallways of Hall County schools next school year.

May 11, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Safe, with $12,000 inside, stolen from Maranatha

Maranatha Christian Academy was burglarized of nearly $12,000 this weekend.

May 11, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Judge dives into water legal battle

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A federal judge on Monday complained that a protracted battle over three states' claim to water flowing from a reservoir near Atlanta has been taking place in "never-never land."

May 11, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


White House beckons Commissioner Bell

Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell received a very unusual phone call Friday - it was a White House secretary, asking if he could make it for a poetry slam Tuesday.

May 11, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall falling behind in business license fees

The Hall County Board of Commissioners discussed increasing code enforcement efforts in a number of areas at Monday morning's work session.

May 11, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Are rising pump prices actually a good thing?

Higher fuel prices may be a harbinger of a recovering economy.

May 11, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Crowd jams into depot for Better Hometown anniversary celebration

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch's Better Hometown program could have used a bigger train depot Monday night.

May 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gosselin appointed to be head of Georgia judges council

Superior Court Judge Kathlene F. Gosselin, Northeastern Judicial Circuit, Gainesville, has been named the president-elect of the Council of Superior Court Judges.

May 11, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Few sound off on Jefferson noise ordinance

Proposed changes to the Jefferson noise ordinance were met with little public comment during the City Council meeting on Monday.

May 11, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Rezoning proposals clustered around busy South Hall intersection

Rezoning and annexation hearings are set for Thursday for five properties clustered around the busy intersection of Hog Mountain Road and Spout Springs Road in South Hall.

May 10, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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More non-Hispanics visit authentic ethnic eateries

Fernando de Aguero could tell Jay Blanton all about his favorite taqueria.

June 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Hall’s sewer system ready for growth

On his way out of office, Gary Gibbs spoke these prophetic words in December 2004: The key to Hall County's future is running sewer up Ga. 365 in North Hall.

June 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Father’s Day takes on different meaning for new dad

Since the moment they found out Karen Jones was pregnant, friends and family flooded her and husband Dustin with baby care books and all manner of advice, but nothing could have truly prepared the couple for what was to come. Namely, the moment when they came home with their newborn daughter.

June 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Ask The Times: Sorority houses closer to the street than some

The new sorority houses at Brenau on Prior Street spoil the look and feel of the college campus. Did the college have to get special zoning variances or exceptions to build them so close together and so close to the street?

June 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Decrease in Hall gang activity attributed to deportation program

The arrest last month of an alleged MS-13 gang member in Flowery Branch was one of the more recent appearances of the Salvadoran group in Hall County.

June 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Some teachers spend summers right back at work

Teachers work hard from August through May.

June 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Flowery Branch plans for more art downtown

Flowery Branch City Planner John McHenry is looking for more ways to incorporate art into the downtown area.

June 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Oakwood poultry producer Wayne Farms plans public stock sale

An Oakwood-based poultry producer is forging ahead with plans for an initial public stock offering.

June 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Dawsonville man guilty of murder, believed cellmate was the devil

Believing his cellmate was the devil, John Darrell Setchel grabbed 72-year-old Ronald Sailers off of the top bunk in the Hall County Jail and slammed his head into the ground until he died, prosecutors said Friday morning.

June 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Judge rejects Georgia’s motion to dismiss water wars case

A Maine lawyer overseeing the latest legal battle in the tri-state water wars has denied Georgia's motion to dismiss a lawsuit by Florida in the U.S. Supreme Court.

June 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Foster care training process frustrates some

With hundreds of children needing foster care homes in North Georgia, Sara Griffith of Murrayville decided she wanted to be part of the solution.

December 07, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


From foster to forever: Some parents seek adoption

With big dreams come the possibility of worst nightmares.

October 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Where do we go from here?

October 19, 2014 | BY NICK WATSON and BEKAH PORTER | Local


Broken Bonds: Group homes sometimes help teens needing foster care

October 18, 2014 | Jennifer Jacob Brown news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Broken Bonds: Abused girl saved by foster system

Sierra Downs does not remember the beating.

October 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


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