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Hall County's greenest thumbs show off yards

Hall County Master Gardeners hosted "In Our Own Back Yards" garden tour Saturday, a fundraiser for the volunteer program aimed at educating the community in horticultural practices.

June 05, 2011 | BY SAVANNAH KING sking@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Chain saw carving event showcases 'hard work'

Walking onto the field at the Buzz in the Blue Ridge Chainsaw Carving Extravaganza is like stepping into a giant bee hive.

June 05, 2011 | Savannah King sking@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Forsyth County’s school board may discuss tax hike

In the face of mounting concern and confusion, Forsyth County's school board may discuss the school system's millage rate at a meeting next week.

June 05, 2011 | BY JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


Heat wave continues, though not as severe

Grin and sweat it - that's about all we can do.

June 05, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man captures Civil War sentiment with replica flags

SAUTEE-NACOOCHEE - A trip to the Georgia Capitol about 10 years ago started a hobby for Robert Banks that has put him in demand, especially with 150th anniversary observations of the Civil War.

June 05, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Roads panels to work with DOT on final project lists

Hall County has 24 projects vying for the final regional transportation list going to voters next summer.

June 05, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville, Hall schools focus on 2012 budget

The Hall County Schools Board is holding a public meeting tonight to present its tentative fiscal year 2012 budget, which will go up for adoption on June 23.

June 05, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Jackson County teen clinic to open

Jackson County boasts the highest teen birth rate in the region, a statistic Kendra Hibler hopes to curb through the Teen Matters Jackson County health clinic.

June 05, 2011 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Jumping off bridges is risky pastime

Some things should go without saying. But to the daredevils who missed the memo, local law enforcement are sending the message loud and clear: Stop jumping from bridges.

June 05, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Residents tour new Public Safety building

The Gainesville Public Safety Complex opened its doors in November 2010, and Saturday shared its new facilities with residents at the Public Safety Open House.

June 05, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Forsyth farm to be featured on cable channel

CUMMING - A north Forsyth farm will soon receive some national exposure thanks to an unexpected visit from the Cooking Channel.

June 05, 2011 | BY CRYSTAL LEDFORD Times regional staff | Local


Good News shelter doubling up on 1 remaining van

The Good News at Noon shelter in Gainesville had two passenger vans before a wreck on Wednesday. Now it has one.

June 04, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


67 years afterward, D-Day still holds a deep meaning

Blood-stained beaches on a French coastline told a story in 1944. Nazi oppression of Europe had to end.

June 04, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Budget cuts to take big bite out of Hall County parks

As the possibility of a 78 percent budget cut casts a cloud of uncertainty over Hall County's 24 parks, government officials seem confident of only one thing: Change is coming.

June 04, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Kids in hot cars a lethal summer trend

As temperatures continue to rise, and spring gives way to summer, local safety officials are wary of a tragic epidemic - children left in hot cars.

June 04, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Gainesville public safety academy to start in May

Gainesville's police and fire departments will soon offer their 10-week program highlighting the often unseen aspects of the public safety organizations.

April 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood eyeing study of potential intersection fixes

Oakwood is looking at the potential for intersection improvements citywide, ranging from turning radius fixes to a roundabout at the post office on Main Street.

April 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Three Hall County students named Georgia Scholars

Last Tuesday, Johnson High School seniors Jackson Kelly and Madison Stewart were among three Hall County students and 183 across the state to be named ...

April 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


$350K makeover begins at Hampton Inn in Gainesville

Opened for business in time for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, the Hampton Inn on Jesse Jewell Parkway in Gainesville is getting a makeover ...

April 23, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Williams pick earns praise from co-workers

Colleagues who have worked with and known Jeremy Williams praised the Gainesville City Schools' lone finalist for superintendent for his interpersonal skills and innovative approaches ...

April 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Family crisis forged leadership path for Gainesville superintendent pick

BLAIRSVILLE - At age 36, Jeremy Williams is expected to be selected as the new Gainesville City School System superintendent at the board's next meeting ...

April 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


‘Welcome back’: Memorial planned for unmarked black graves

Sections 16 and 17 at the Alta Vista Cemetery in Gainesville have headstones with dates that go back almost 200 years, well before the Civil ...

April 23, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Syrian family escapes civil war for Gainesville

Walking along the walls of the embattled Syrian city of Homs, Hadi Alhawari and his uncle could see bombs and snipers on the way to ...

April 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Investment expert: ‘Adapt or die’ to tech changes

Bob Willis' words were pretty strong: In the ever-changing world of technological advances, businesses must learn to "adapt or die."

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ga. 365 sewer project could be ‘game changer’ for growth

With thousands of acres ripe for development, a new frontier of Hall County may open up with a massive sewer project that's now under ...

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Antique lovers savor variety at Braselton festival

Items both vintage and creative will be on display at the Braselton Antique & Artisan Festival on Sunday in downtown Braselton.

April 22, 2017 | Amber Tyner | Local


This Bear keeps getting bigger: Dahlonega fills for mountain festival

DAHLONEGA - Now in it's 21st year, Bear on the Square is even bigger and better. This year, the mountain festival added a Moonlight Jam ...

April 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


March of Dimes participants pound the pavement for healthy babies

Turning pain into purpose was part of the March of Dimes' goal at their March for Babies run and walk Saturday in downtown Gainesville.

April 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


With recyclables, green is the color of money

The clothes on your back, the house above your head, the phone in your hand - it's all trash.

April 22, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville gets up to $25,000 for biogas feasibility study

The Gainesville Department of Water Resources is getting up to $25,000 from the state to help pay for a biogas feasibility study at its ...

April 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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