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Gainesville cannot issue bonds for Public safety facility project

City officials soon will sign over the ownership of their public safety facility to the Gainesville-Hall Redevelopment Authority to secure bonds for the site.

Gainesville's Chief Financial Officer Melody Marlowe told council members Thursday that because of a technicality the authority will have to issue bonds for the public safety facility and the downtown parking deck.

April 02, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Flowery Branch library to host arts festival

If you are looking for something fun to do with the family Saturday, look no further than the Spout Springs Library.

This Saturday, the Flowery Branch facility - which is a part of the Hall County Library System - will host its first Spring Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

April 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Jackson, Hall counties promoting recycling through weekend events

If you've been meaning to do something with that stack of old receipts that you have piled on your desk or those partial cans of paint left over from a two-year old home improvement project, you may get your chance on Saturday.

April 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Defendant’s mental competency questioned

An attorney for a woman accused of embezzling more than half a million dollars from a Gainesville transmission plant has questioned her mental competency to stand trial.

April 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New Holland’s tulips provide kids a Dutch treat

Big changes took place underground at New Holland Core Knowledge Academy this winter.

April 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville not yet satisfied with jail’s exterior

Gainesville City Council members met Thursday with the operators of the North Georgia Detention Center, and some say they still aren't impressed with the efforts the jail operators are making to dress up the building's exterior.

April 02, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Walters reappointed to DNR board

Gov. Sonny Perdue has reappointed Gainesville civic leader James A. "Jim" Walters to the Georgia Board of Natural Resources.

April 02, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


State school board OKs Forsyth flexibility contract

ATLANTA - The Georgia school board has approved the state's second district to join a new program freeing schools from many education mandates.

April 02, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


Stormy weather possible today; 1 to 3 inches could fall

Today could be a wet, stormy day across Northeast Georgia.

The National Weather Service has placed much of Georgia under a high risk of severe weather through Friday morning. A so-called "high risk" warning means the potential exists for powerful storms, tornadoes, large hail, heavy rainfall and damaging winds.

April 02, 2009 | From staff, wire reports <a href="mailto:news@gainesvilletimes.com">news@gainesvilletimes.com</a> | Local


Meth costs Georgia $1.3 billion

Hall County Superior Court Judge Jason Deal can see the price of methamphetamine abuse in the faces of the people in his courtroom.

April 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


U-verse expanding to include Hall residents

AT&T announced Wednesday that its video service, U-verse, was being introduced in Hall County.

April 02, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Good News Clinic needs to match gift of $95,000

An anonymous donor has given Good News Clinics $95,000, but there's a catch.

April 02, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Challenged Child and Friends revels in Falcons' visit

Screams of excitement filled the air Wednesday afternoon at Challenged Child and Friends.

April 02, 2009 | By Hannah Plummer news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Local state colleges’ economic impact is $344 million

According to a recent study local colleges and universities are doing more than educating students, they are also helping to boost local economies.

April 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Immigrant gives medals to Korean War veterans

As young men in the 1950s, they wore a variety of uniforms in white, navy blue and green.

April 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Local business leaders see upside in new U.S.-Cuba relations

The controversial move Wednesday by the Obama administration to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba was met with approval from business leaders in Hall County who said they believe the economic benefit could be substantial for local industries.

December 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


H&R Block pros to offer tax tips

Two H&R Block tax professionals will present a free Tax Talk from 6-8 p.m. today at Blackshear Place Library in Gainesville.

December 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville police make transition to digital records

At the Gainesville Police Department, some of the new school is showing a thing or two to the old school.

December 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Nominations open for 2014 Young Man and Young Woman of Year

The Gainesville Jaycees are accepting nominations for the 2014 Young Man and Young Woman of the Year Award.

December 18, 2014 | | Local


Poultry firm donates 23 tons of meat to food bank

Georgia Mountain Food Bank in Gainesville got an early Christmas gift Wednesday when Perdue Farms delivered 46,000 pounds of frozen chicken and meat products.

December 18, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Badge & Bar: Hall 911 staff raises $1K for kids’ wish lists

Four local families are getting help from the Hall County 911 Communications in a different way this Christmas.

December 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Cuba policy shift sparks differing local responses

After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations - a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations.

December 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Juvenile in custody after man stabbed Tuesday night

A 16-year-old fled on foot after allegedly stabbing his stepfather Tuesday on East Ridge Road, authorities said Wednesday.

December 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Local moviegoers have mixed reactions to canceling of film's release

Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of "The Interview," a comedy movie starring Seth Rogen and James Franco about a slapstick assassination plot on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

December 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville High alumni replace missing elephant art

Counte Cooley was tired of driving by Gainesville High School and not seeing his elephant.

December 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Defense bill calls for Army control of Camp Merrill

Camp Frank D. Merrill outside Dahlonega has long been Army strong. With President Barack Obama's signature, it will be Army controlled.

December 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall schools score higher in performance rating

Most Hall County schools and some Gainesville schools performed better than the state average on the College and Career Ready Performance Index, the latest tool used to measure how well schools are doing.

December 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hanukkah: Faith burning brightly

Tuesday marked the first day of Hanukkah. The Jewish Festival of Lights celebrates the victory of the Jewish army, the Maccabees, over Syrian forces. It also celebrates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem, which had been ruined during battle.

December 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Roads: DOT suspends lane closures during holidays

In giving motorists some holiday relief, the Georgia Department of Transportation plans to suspend construction-related lane closures on all interstates and major state routes from 5 a.m. Tuesday through 10 p.m. Dec. 28.

December 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riverside seeks new commandant of cadets

Following the abrupt departure of its commandant of cadets, Riverside Military Academy is refilling the position.

December 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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