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Longtime Oakwood assistant manager retires

Patti Doss-Luna, a fixture at Oakwood City Hall for 25 years, including the last 18 as assistant city manager, announced Friday that she is retiring.

May 07, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Residents focus on tornado cleanup efforts

On Friday evening, Gainesville City Council member George Wangemann and 20 of his fellow church members headed from Gainesville to Alabama to help victims of the recent tornadoes.

May 07, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Paving shuts down lake park for a week

Gainesville's Thompson Bridge Park will be closed next week for paving and striping, reopening on Saturday.

May 06, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Hall library to sit up with the dead

A group of brave souls will reach out to the dead this Friday the 13th. But rather than using candles and crystals, they'll be armed with a library catalogue and a keen sense of curiosity.

May 06, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Regents officially name Huckaby as new chancellor

ATLANTA -The Georgia Board of Regents has tapped a retired university administrator and veteran political operative to become the system's new chancellor in the hope that tapping a trusted hand with close ties to the state's political powerbrokers can smooth strained relations with lawmakers.

May 06, 2011 | Associated Press | Local


Local residents, agencies assist tornado victims

On April 27, tornadoes ripped through the Southeast killing more than 300. The next morning, Dahlonega resident Taylor Wallace with the American Red Cross was in Pickens County assessing the damage.

May 06, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Flowery Branch could OK Sunday alcohol vote

Flowery Branch appears headed for a Nov. 8 vote on Sunday alcohol sales.

May 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Many celebrate Cinco de Mayo on the square

Thursday's Cinco de Mayo celebration was a party on the square.

May 06, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Badges for Baseball is a hit with kids

Thursday marked the beginning of a very meaningful relationship between the Gainesville Police Department and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County with the Badges for Baseball program.

May 05, 2011 | Joe Beasley | Local


Jefferson council moves reservoir project ahead

Plans to provide water to Jefferson are flowing ahead after a decision last month by the Jefferson City Council to condemn a 3.5-acre tract of land at 345 Fields Road.

May 05, 2011 | BY LEANNE AKIN Times regional staff | Local


Breast-feeding information event is on tap for Saturday

Some say it should only be done in private. But on Saturday, breast-feeding will get a very public audience.

May 05, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


DNR official: Parks are state assets

As the state struggles with a shrunken budget, Georgians should recognize parks as financial assets, not monetary drains, Becky Kelley, a director with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, said Thursday on a visit to Gainesville.

May 05, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Dawsonville council not interested in Sunday alcohol sales

While no vote has been taken, Dawsonville's city council doesn't seem to be sold on the idea of Sunday alcohol sales at stores.

May 04, 2011 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Elachee plans nature-based preschool

Elachee Nature Science Center is drafting plans for a nature-based preschool that would be the first of its kind in the Southeast.

May 04, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Officials collect more than 6 pounds of drugs

More than 6 pounds of prescription and over-the-counter drugs were collected Saturday as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

May 04, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


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Authorities capture suspect they say assaulted woman, menaced police with knife

Authorities have captured a suspect they said used a butcher knife to assault the woman he lives with and later menaced two officers with the ...

August 28, 2016 | By Alexander Popp and Clark Leonard news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Chinese students bring another perspective to Brenau campus

The environment in Gainesville is "great," Crystal volunteered. The dining hall is a favorite place - but at least one student didn't much care for ...

August 28, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Clemson coach Dabo Swinney shares his faith at Free Chapel

Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney mixed faith with football Sunday as he delivered a long, rousing talk at Gainesville's Free Chapel as part ...

August 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘We’re in this all together’ for West Hall grad battling leukemia

Monica Sandoval had her 21st birthday party in an unusual venue last week.

August 28, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


It’s still ‘All in Hall, y’all’ for Vision 2030

Vision 2030, a community project of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, "was hatched in 2004," Davis White told a luncheon group Thursday. More than ...

August 28, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Puppy Pantry pet boutique adds 3rd store in Flowery Branch

Brian Nichols, his wife Heather and her parents Tom and Betsy Poundstone want North Georgia pets to have the very best.

August 28, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Young leaders seek to shape Hall, state politics in future

There's something in the air. So they'll tell you.

August 28, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bible survives Katrina, finally returned this year to Gainesville woman

With its faded cover and brittle pages, Kel Lee Cutrell's childhood Bible might not survive regular trips back and forth to church on Sundays.

August 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Loud with a kind heart’: Slain Flowery Branch man remembered for inspiring community

When Wilson Riddles and other customers come down to Rain Hair Boutique and Barber Shop on E.E. Butler Parkway in Gainesville, the big smile ...

August 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


SLIDESHOW: Stars shine bright at Starlight Concert

Music lovers gathered Saturday during the 18th annual Starlight Celebration and Concert at the University of North Georgia Gainesville campus in Oakwood.

August 27, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Dancing for a Cause raises $175K for 3 Hall nonprofits

You might have seen "Dancing with the Stars" on TV, but there's only one place you can find Hall County celebrities dancing to a ...

August 27, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Clergy, community leaders gather in prayer for peace

Ricko Bledson, Jaquerian Harrison, Phil Smith.

August 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Volunteers locked up to raise funds for Humane Society

The dog kennels at the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia were packed full Friday, but not just with dogs.

August 27, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


State Department of Education to host Every Student Succeeds Act meeting

Area residents can learn more about the Every Student Succeeds Act and offer comments to the state Department of Education at a public meeting between ...

August 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Collins and IRS trade letters of complaint

Staffing shortages at a local tax office have prompted a bit of a tit-for-tat between U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, and the Internal Revenue ...

August 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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