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GDOT awards grant for safer route to school

JEFFERSON - It may have taken a few tries, but the city of Jefferson finally has secured federal dollars to help make the trip to and from school safer for students.

May 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Business Hall of Famers stress community involvement

The three men and one woman inducted Thursday as the first class of the Northeast Georgia Business Hall of Fame had at least one thing in common aside from being local captains of their respective industries.

May 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch may raise water rates for longtime residents

All Flowery Branch residents could soon be paying the same water and sewer rates, and for longtime residents, that could mean digging deeper into their pockets.

May 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


History Center event honors James Mathis Sr.

Dozens of friends poured into the Northeast Georgia History Center on Thursday night to recognize Frances and James Mathis Sr.

May 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Language aid offered for Hall school families

For parents who speak languages other than English, Hall County schools will offer phone and in-person translation services this fall.

May 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


2 arrests made in bank robbery spree

Authorities said they have halted a week-long bank robbery spree with the Thursday arrests of two Murrayville men.

May 20, 2010 | By Stephen Gurr and Ashley Fielding sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com | afielding@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gainesville to DOT: Fix our roads

Gainesville officials are asking the state Department of Transportation to take care of its own in the city limits.

May 20, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


City parks department works with tight budget

When Gainesville's Parks and Recreation Director Melvin Cooper presented his plan to run the city's recreation facilities in the coming fiscal year with a bank account that was about 16 percent smaller than the current year, he said the plan met maintenance and operation needs for 2011.

May 20, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Students hope for top prize in safe driving competition

East Hall High School students are vying for $10,000, all while helping others learn the dangers of texting while driving.

May 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville school counselor shares ideas in Washington

Gainesville had a voice in Washington, D.C., last week to talk about the importance of helping minority students transition between high school and higher education.

May 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Jurors watch serial killer hoax videos

When a Gainesville man posted a false Internet confession to killing 16 people, he brought further emotional pain to two distressed families and caused investigators to waste hundreds of hours, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

May 19, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Two charged with burglary in East Hall

At about 11:45 a.m. Friday, Hall County Sheriff's deputies responded to a burglary in progress in the 2900 block of Burton Circle.

May 19, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County remembers fallen soldier

He may not have been a native son, but when Hall County residents found out about the death of Capt. Kyle Comfort, the news stung.

May 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Lions Club, veterans clean up WWII monument

Time had taken its toll on the World War II monument in front of Milliken & Co.'s plant on Jesse Jewell Parkway in Gainesville.

May 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau University, High Museum join forces

Under a partnership announced Tuesday between Brenau University and the High Museum in Atlanta, students will be able to take advantage of internships, guest lectures and "behind-the-scenes" planning.

May 19, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Poet brings verses of freedom to Juneteenth celebration

Gainesville-born poet Doris davenport decided long ago to lowercase the d in her last name as a statement of sorts about her independence of thought ...

June 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville man accused of manufacturing explosives, marijuana

A Gainesville man is accused of manufacturing an explosive device and marijuana after components and plants were reportedly found by authorities.

June 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Demolition of old Hall jail ramps up

Demolition of the former Hall County jail on South Main Street in Gainesville is well underway, and requests for some of the historic bricks are ...

June 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Commenters oppose Hall tax increase in morning hearing, another hearing coming at 6 p.m.

Some of them frustrated by the one-two punch of assessment increases and higher taxes, a few dozen people turned out to the first public hearing ...

June 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Employee raises, law enforcement costs are driving Hall tax increase

Hall County's 26 percent tax rate increase - and its $6.7 million general fund spending jump - is mostly fueled by a 2.5 percent ...

June 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Turner, Wood & Smith buys city land for new building

An insurance company with ties to the community for more than 100 years plans to build a new office building next to the Frances Meadows ...

June 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


New law creates tax-free savings accounts for disabled Georgians

Disabled Georgians will have access to tax-free savings accounts after the creation of Georgia STABLE.

June 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Top Work-Based Learning programs get training in Hall

Georgia high schools are placing a greater emphasis on student opportunities for work experience in potential careers integrated into the school curriculum.

June 14, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Georgia chamber president: Hall has prosperity, but also serious poverty

Despite economic positives, such as job growth, Hall County has a serious poverty issue that it needs to deal with, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce ...

June 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Auto industry supplier bringing 200 jobs to Buford

Gov. Nathan Deal Tuesday announced that Carcoustics, a supplier to the automotive industry, will create 200 jobs and invest $6 million in a new Buford ...

June 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Rep. Doug Collins calls shooting at congressional baseball practice ‘pure evil’

Ninth District U.S. Rep. Doug Collins was not at a congressional baseball practice just outside Washington where several people were shot Wednesday morning.

June 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


2 Georgia inmates remain on run after killing 2 prison guards

June 14, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Hall woman hopes to fund children’s advocacy group through thrift store

After hearing the heartfelt stories from children's advocates at Christmas, a Hall County woman said she is trying to keep the donations going year-round.

June 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall and its cities must agree on how to deliver services or lose out on state money

Hall County government officials say they are confident they will get a Service Delivery Strategy agreement done with the municipalities before a June 30 deadline ...

June 14, 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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