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Community group reaches out to city, county ‘islands’

If you live on a street where some houses are in the city of Gainesville and some are in Hall County, it can be hard to know which elected officials to turn to.

October 08, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Children are silent victims of domestic violence

The equivalent of at least one classroom packed full of Hall County school children live in homes plagued by domestic violence.

October 08, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New parking deck won't open for Mule Camp

In a last-minute announcement, Gainesville officials said Thursday the city's new downtown parking deck will not be ready for patrons at this weekend's Mule Camp Market.

October 08, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Simmons won't appeal ban from school board election

Gainesville Board of Education member Kelvin Simmons did not file an appeal following the city's decision that he is ineligible to seek re-election this fall.

October 08, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


‘Biggest Loser’ couple share their tips at wellness expo

Amy and Phil Parham know just how difficult it can be to lead a healthy life while trying to balance work and family commitments.

October 07, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Trial pits Hall chairman against fellow farmers

Hall County Commission Chairman Tom Oliver has challenged the leadership of one of the state's largest farming cooperatives in a legal battle that has made its way to a Hall County courtroom.

October 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Deal discontinues business agreement with state

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal and his business partner, Ken Cronan, have chosen not to continue a 20-year-long business deal with the state.

October 07, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Civil justice event coming to Jackson Courthouse

The Supreme Court of Georgia's Committee on Civil Justice will be host to an event Friday at the Jackson County Courthouse.

October 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Bradford street to close for railroad work

Work to replace railroad tracks will lead to the closure of Bradford Street at the railroad crossing from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, the city of Gainesville announced Wednesday.

October 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Weekend shooting deaths in Buford ruled murder-suicide

The shooting deaths of two people on West Rock Quarry Road in Buford this weekend have been ruled a murder-suicide.

October 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Talk is taxes, environment at Flowery Branch meeting

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch and state officials talked about rising property taxes and burdensome environmental regulations, among other issues, in a meeting Wednesday at the city's historic train depot.

October 07, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students brave weather on Walk to School Day

Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy students braved the rain and hoofed it to school Wednesday morning to celebrate Walk to School Day.

October 07, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Murder suspect sentenced in federal court

A Maysville man may never be tried in connection with an August 2007 murder in Banks County, but 10 shotgun shells got him 15 years in prison on federal weapons charges Wednesday.

October 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville school tax rate falls

The Gainesville school board adopted a 1.3 percent smaller property tax rate Wednesday, but most homeowners still will see an increase in their property tax bill this fall because the state did not fund the Homeowner's Tax Relief Grant this year.

October 07, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


VIDEO: Sounds of the Blue Sky Concert

October 07, 2009 | | Local


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1st round of Milestones testing ends

After a week and a half of assessments, area elementary and middle school students can breathe easy.

May 03, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Soldier comes home to surprise mom at graduation

It's amazing the difference one minute can make.

May 02, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


High-wire walker to appear at Georgia gorge, but won't walk

May 02, 2015 | By Jeff Martin Associated Press | Local


Lanier Tech seeks room to grow at new location

Within a matter of months, relocation of the Lanier Technical College campus in Oakwood to another site in Hall County became more than just an idea, with $10 million allocated in the state budget for design and land acquisition costs.

May 02, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville school officials make case for AD change

A new Gainesville student activity director is expected to be hired Monday, weeks after the announcement that high school athletic director Wayne Vickery's position is changing.

May 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Crowds flock to debut of Smithgall botanical garden

As she arrived at the garden Saturday evening, Lessie Smithgall was greeted with smiles, hugs, kisses and a hundred echoes of the same sentiment: gratitude.

May 02, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Dust explosion, fire damages Pilgrim's Pride building; no one hurt

A dust explosion caused heavy damage to a Pilgrim's Pride building in Gainesville, but no one was injured in the incident.

May 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Firefighting ‘sisterhood’ makes local history

Each of the five female recruits graduating this month from training with Hall County Fire Services has her own reason for wanting to be a firefighter.

May 02, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Officials celebrate opening of senior community

State officials and group leaders showed up in Gainesville on Friday to celebrate a multi-agency milestone on Myrtle Street that's been more than two years in the making.

May 01, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Ask The Times: Old drag strip now a housing development

There used to be a drag strip in Cumming back in the 1960s and 1970s. What happened to it and where was it?

May 01, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Court testimony reveals how drug suspect escaped custody

Child locks in cars are for the big kids, too.

May 01, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Man accused of armed robbery at McDonald's, stealing tip jar at coffee shop

A Gainesville man was charged Thursday with armed robbery following an April 10 incident at McDonald's on Limestone Parkway and an April 27 incident at Inman Perk coffee shop on the square.

May 01, 2015 | By Caroline Watts intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Man dies in fiery crash involving Gainesville pickup truck

A driver was killed in a fiery crash in Atlanta early Friday morning after authorities say he led Georgia Capitol Police on a chase.

May 01, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Annual safety fair arms kids with knowledge before summer break

It was a harrowing 15 seconds for four Flowery Branch Elementary students, as they struggled to get life jackets on while saving a drowning peer in a rickety boat.

May 01, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Education museum opens doors in Flowery Branch

"I guess the main thing I need to say is, 'Welcome home.'"

May 01, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


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