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Gainesville Police earn re-accreditation

The Gainesville Police Department has earned re-accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies and been selected as an exemplary agency.

February 22, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Saving important even in a tough economy

While the economy is down, the last thing some want to think about is saving.

February 22, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall school board discusses cell phones, language programs

Hall County school board members took strides on Monday to ensure schools continue to progress in technology initiatives and multicultural learning despite a weakened economy.

February 22, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Speed a likely factor in I-985 crash that killed brothers

While an investigation into a wreck that killed two brothers from Flowery Branch is ongoing, Gwinnett County Police say they believe the cause may have been speed.

February 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Vietnamese New Year kicks off with dancing, food, music

Several hundred Vietnamese, many dressed in traditional robes and visiting from Atlanta and other places, gathered Sunday at First Baptist Church in Gainesville to usher in the Year of the Tiger.

February 21, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Group raises money for returning soldiers

They may not be in the trenches beside them, but Operation Patriot's Call members know what life is like for deployed members of the Gainesville-based Charlie Company.

February 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall Area Transit expands service

Today begins the first day of a much-anticipated expansion of Hall Area Transit that will provide bus service to area colleges.
And to give residents a taste of their expanded services, transit officials are offering free Red Rabbit rides for the rest of the week.
The expansion includes two new routes, thanks to new buses mostly paid for by the Federal Transportation Administration and the state Department of Transportation, but also includes changes to existing routes on the Red Rabbit service.
Janice Crow, general manager of Hall Area Transit, said she expects the expansion will increase ridership since it will ...

February 21, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Commissioners to learn more about North Hall library plans

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will hold a special workshop to discuss the North Hall park and library directly after the regularly scheduled work session at 9 a.m. today.

February 21, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Suspect in arson clears one case

A Forsyth County woman accused of torching her house as part of an insurance scam has cleared one of many legal hurdles she faces.

February 21, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Utility working on Hoschton wastewater facility

JEFFERSON - The Jackson County Water and Sewerage Authority is still fixing problems at Hoschton's wastewater treatment plant almost two months after it began operating the facility under a mutual aid agreement.

February 21, 2010 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Habitat High program welcomes first girl

Habitat High is now officially coed.

February 21, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Hoschton resident spends semester in Washington

HOSCHTON - It only took a three-week trip to the nation's capital for Hoschton resident Emily Bolton to fall in love with the city.

February 21, 2010 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Organic farmers hope to reap benefits from leadership change

Georgia's longtime agriculture commissioner, Tommy Irvin, has spent more than 41 years building the state's agricultural empire on international trade.

February 21, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


South Hall mega-subdivision matches tax credits for new homebuyers

To lure more potential homebuyers to a South Hall mega-subdivision, a developer is offering to double up on homebuyer tax credits offered as part of the federal economic stimulus package.

February 21, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Murder is not a rarity at North Hall park

A few rut-filled acres of sand and mud surrounded by thickets and gnarled oaks on the banks of the Chattahoochee River have as dark a past as any spot in Hall County.

February 21, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Teen charged in wreck that killed 15-year-old

The driver in a Thursday wreck that killed a 15-year-old Gainesville boy has been charged with second-degree vehicular homicide.

July 07, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


University of North Georgia names diversity adviser

University of North Georgia President Bonita Jacobs has named Sheila Caldwell adviser to the president on diversity.

July 07, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


The Local Agenda: At-large voting front-and-center at Tuesday night’s Gainesville council meeting

The fight to change Gainesville's at-large electoral system, wherein voters across the city cast ballots for all candidates, will be on display tonight when the City Council meets.

July 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


High court ruling on sign restrictions plays out in Hall

Hall County will issue a moratorium Thursday on sign permits after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month upended restrictions on some local government ordinances that ostensibly curtail free speech rights.

July 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Presentation will honor Vietnam veterans Thursday in Oakwood

Forty-seven local Vietnam veterans will be honored Thursday at a dinner and presentation in Oakwood.

July 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Oakwood VA not talking after Dorsey’s video

After the story of a local veteran being turned away from the Oakwood VA made national news, workers there Monday declined to comment, referring instead to an Atlanta phone number for Veterans Affairs. No one there answered calls from The Times.

July 06, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gainesville schools make transportation personnel change

In a rare move, a part-time bus driver position for Gainesville City Schools will be converted to a full-time position with benefits.

July 06, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County school board prepares for fall E-SPLOST referendum

Hall County school leaders are finalizing a list of projects that could be funded by a sales tax up for a vote in November.

July 06, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


DNR reports no drownings, but BUIs up over last year’s July 4 holiday

For the second year in a row, no one drowned or was killed on Lake Lanier over the July 4 weekend.

July 06, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Rain bogs down Cleveland Bypass project

After weekend rains, a Cleveland intersection didn't close Monday as originally scheduled, another setback in construction of the Cleveland Bypass that is already months behind schedule.

July 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Confederate flag stirs reactions with area residents

Riding his bicycle down a sidewalk along Jesse Jewell Parkway in Gainesville last week, the Confederate battle flag flying from the handlebars and flapping with the momentum of his speed, John Phillip Chandler, a young white man, neared two African-American men waiting for a bus to arrive.

July 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Drone supporters say ban around Georgia Capitol goes too far

ATLANTA - Drone enthusiasts are calling a ban on the unmanned vehicles within five miles of Georgia's Capitol an overreach of authority by state officials, while agency officials argue the change is necessary and follows federal guidelines.

July 05, 2015 | By Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Local


Class Notes: Two UNG students selected for Fulbright scholarships

Two University of North Georgia students were selected for the Fulbright scholarship program from thousands of students across the nation.

July 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Georgia joins 8 other states suing feds over new water regulations

Georgia and eight other states are suing over new water regulations they say are an overreach by the federal government.

July 05, 2015 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Oakwood RaceTrac getting face-lift

Drivers will be able to fill up their tanks and grab a bite to eat at a remodeled RaceTrac on the corner of Old Oakwood Road and Mundy Mill Road in September, if things go according to plan.

July 05, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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