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CVB to shut down welcome center on I-985

The welcome center off Interstate 985 may soon be no more.

May 18, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Seafood from Gulf of Mexico safe despite oil, experts say

Despite the gallons of petroleum flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from a major oil spill, U.S. health officials say it is still safe to consume seafood from that area.

May 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Couple shears alpacas to help soak up Gulf oil

Who knew alpaca fur soaks up oil?

May 16, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Violations, and fines, decreasing in Gainesville

The number of people who faced Judge Hammond Law for driving without a license peaked in the first quarter of 2007, when an average of more than 100 a month came into Gainesville Municipal Court to answer to the charge.

May 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Lake group set to hold annual meeting Tuesday

Lake Lanier Association plans to hold its annual membership meeting Tuesday night at Lakeview Center at 2057 Dawson Forest Road in Dawson County.

May 16, 2010 | | Local

ReStore shop expands at new location

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore has expanded into a new location off of Skelton Road.

May 16, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Financial classes offered for Head Start parents

A regional micro-lender has partnered with Ninth District Opportunity, Inc. to provide financial education courses to parents of Head Start students.

May 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Friends of the Parks holds 14th annual butterfly release

Some insects make you run out of the room in search of a fly swatter.

May 16, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local

Pedestrian bridge over the Chattahoochee almost open

Lower Pool East Park near the Buford Dam could open this weekend with the completion of a pedestrian bridge crossing the Chattahoochee River.

May 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Rubber ducks take a dip in Lake Lanier

It is not every day that you see 15,000 rubber ducks in Lake Lanier.

May 16, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local

Trillium Trek tests biking, running and orienteering skills

Instead of snuggling down lower in their beds Saturday, a couple dozen folks headed down to Elachee Nature Science Center for an early morning adventure.

May 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

South Hall theater group plans permanent home

FLOWERY BRANCH - Fifth Row Center has performed on several stages through its two-year history, but the South Hall community theater wants to conduct business and hold classes in one location.

May 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

In need of cash, Hall County gets creative

As tax revenue continues to dwindle, local governments are coming up with creative ways to bring in a little extra cash.

May 16, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

For many seniors, plans, hard work, come together at graduation

Many local high school seniors have one more week of classes before they turn their tassels, but preparation for graduation ceremonies began months ago.

May 16, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

New chief of the Gainesville Police Department gets to work

With a father who was police chief in two Southwest Georgia towns, it might seem Brian Kelly was always on track to follow in his footsteps.

May 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

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New roadway moving traffic quickly in White County

The Appalachian Parkway in White County is finally open.

November 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Fire department gives away helmets to kids

Hall County Fire Services and Safe Kids Gainesville Hall County passed out helmets Monday night at the North Hall Community Center in Gainesville.

November 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Opposition grows as Gainesville Council set to vote on 'rain tax'

Some Gainesville residents and business leaders are speaking out against the city's plan to implement a "rain tax" to pay for repairs and upgrades ...

November 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Gainesville pedestrian killed Saturday on US 129

A Gainesville man was struck by a car and killed Saturday while walking on the shoulder of Athens Highway/U.S. 129, according to Georgia ...

November 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

State leaders to discuss issues at Dec. 10 breakfast

The Georgia political landscape is never short on hot-button issues these days.

November 30, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Suspect wanted for running sheriff’s deputy off the road found in Habersham

A Gainesville man wanted for allegedly fleeing from police and running a deputy off the road was arrested Saturday in Habersham County, according to authorities.

November 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Firefighters to give away free bike helmets Monday

Sparked by a child's bicycle injury, members of Hall County Fire Services and Safe Kids Gainesville Hall County are partnering to give helmets to ...

November 29, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Crowds flocked to Gainesville square for weekend of shopping

While big box stores across the nation absorbed volumes of rabid shoppers for Black Friday, the Gainesville square saw a high number of shoppers all ...

November 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

5K race to benefit 'little heroes' fighting neurofibromatosis

What makes a hero?

November 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Don’t forget, Gainesville council runoff is Tuesday

Just 123 ballots were cast during early voting for Gainesville's Ward 3 City Council runoff on Dec. 1.

November 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Lawsuit challenges immigration jail policy

A Gainesville attorney claims his client, a legal, permanent U.S. resident, faced an immigration hold for months in the Hall County Jail.

November 29, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

SLIDESHOW: Scenes from Christmas in Clermont Parade

Hundreds of holiday revelers turned for the Christmas in Clermont parade on Saturday as nearly 25 cars and floats made their way to the downtown ...

November 29, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Lawyer and his father, a retired judge, launch firm together

Like father, like son.

November 28, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Tree farm's business already buzzing as families continue a Christmas tradition

For Lynn Thornton and her family, cutting down a Christmas tree after Thanksgiving has become a welcome tradition.

November 28, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local

Black Diamonds dance troupe members find haven amid public housing

Dekia Boone doesn't go out much anymore.

November 28, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

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