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Gainesville's public safety building on schedule

Despite all the rain in recent months, construction at the site of Gainesville's future Public Safety Facility is going along just swimmingly.

October 24, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Up all night: Read-A-Thon raises money for literacy

Some marathons don't require months of athletic training.

October 24, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Jefferson will take advantage of money

JEFFERSON - Federal stimulus funds have finally trickled down to Jefferson for a road improvement project.

October 24, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall jury awards $166K to woman injured by drunk driver

A Hall County jury awarded $166,000 this week to a Winder woman who was injured in a car crash caused by a drunk driver.

October 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County confirms 17th rabies case of 2009

Gainesville-Hall Animal Control has confirmed the county's 17th rabies case of the year after contact between a rabid skunk and a dog on Thursdays in the Shoal Creek Road area.

October 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Police looking for two men in attempted robbery

Gainesville police are looking for two men who tried to rob a business owner at gunpoint Friday morning.

October 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Dawson County plans fire drill

Dawson County Emergency Services will conduct a countywide home fire escape drill at 10 tonight.

October 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office earns national awards

For the third time in six years, the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office has captured top spot in the nation for its efforts in promoting traffic safety.

October 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Superfan duo dedicated to community, not just Lions

Travis Rogers and wife Janice Rogers are a different breed of sports fan. Not only are they fans of the Lakeview Lions and the individual athletes, but also of the whole community.

October 23, 2009 | By Coulter Burch news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


H1N1 vaccine production lags behind expectations

According to top health officials, current productions of the H1N1 vaccine are not going as planned.

October 23, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Mothers and sons have a spooky good time

Mothers and sons got to celebrate Halloween early Thursday night, dressing up in costumes for the Mother and Son Dance Spooktacular at the Gainesville Civic Center.

October 23, 2009 | Megan Gill | Local


Miniature golf tournament benefits youth foundation

A hole-in-one won't be all that's celebrated Saturday at The Oaks Miniature Golf in West Hall.

October 23, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Humane society to hold launch party

The Georgia Bulldogs may be off on Saturday, but you still can enjoy some Varsity food and hang out with dogs at the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia's celebration.

October 23, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Flowery Branch wants residents’ help improving travel

FLOWERY BRANCH - Although it has maintained its small-town charm, the fact of the matter is that Flowery Branch's population continues to grow.

October 23, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Residents speak out on Northern Connector

Plans for a proposed route that would connect Thompson Bridge Road/Ga. 60 with Ga. 365 has led a group of residents to appeal to a citizen's group for help.

October 23, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Fireworks stands pop up ahead of law change

Over the border from Jason Sillay's lakehouse on Lake Hartwell was the free sale of bigger and better fireworks in South Carolina.

June 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Courier services, taxis affected by rising fuel costs

Business owners like Leroy Ervin and Beba Knezevic watch gas prices pretty closely, and both are bracing themselves for the rising fuel costs projected to take effect Wednesday.

June 30, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Eyes on the Road: New transit fares, route tweaks set for Wednesday

New Gainesville Connection fares and bus routes are set to take effect Wednesday.

June 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public agencies brace for fuel tax, but helped by lower gas prices

Local governments, schools and public agencies are bracing for the impact of a 26-cent-per-gallon state excise tax on gasoline, which will contribute to $850 million or more in revenue for road and bridge projects across Georgia, that takes effect Wednesday.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Banks County building new sports complex

The Banks County Parks and Recreation Department will be holding a groundbreaking for its Windmill Park Sports Complex at 10 a.m. July 14.

June 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Library board selects new director, approves new budget

Lisa MacKinney will oversee a better than $2.62 million budget that eliminates worker furloughs as the new director of the Hall County Library System.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Challenged Child and Friends names Castell family services director

Challenged Child and Friends has named Creystal Castell as its family services coordinator.

June 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Chicopee Woods Golf Course completes shake-up of oversight committee

The shake-up of an oversight committee for the Chicopee Woods Golf Course was completed Tuesday, the latest move prompted by poor conditions and slipping revenues at the 600-acre course in Gainesville.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Child buying ice cream airlifted to hospital after being struck by car

A child buying ice cream Sunday was struck by a passing vehicle, Georgia State Patrol said.

June 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


SPLOST VII begins Wednesday, E-SPLOST scheduled for fall

Wednesday marks the start of a new round of special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST VII.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities investigating possible anti-gay hate crime in Forsyth County

June 30, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


County finance director resigns, search to begin soon

Hall County Finance Director Vickie Neikirk resigned on Monday.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Kipper Tool Co. celebrates military contract milestone

A Gainesville company is celebrating hitting the halfway mark in an $85 million contract with the Army to assemble and deliver 5-ton tool systems used in military engineering and demolition jobs.

June 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Action Ministries Gainesville event to unite local congregations

It's not often Christians of varying denominations gather for an evening of fellowship, but Terri Armour with Action Ministries Gainesville wants to bring people together for just that.

June 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville work session canceled

With only a few agenda items and the pending departure of City Manager Kip Padgett, who has resigned to take a similar job in North Carolina, the Gainesville City Council has canceled its scheduled work session for Thursday morning.

June 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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