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Mayor opposes fitness room plan at aquatic center

A proposal to fashion one of the meeting rooms at Gainesville's nearly new Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center into a fitness room was met with opposition Thursday by the city's mayor.

October 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Father and son are charged in assault

A Flowery Branch man has been charged with pointing a shotgun at employees from a repossession company Monday, and his father has been charged with giving him the weapon, according to a news release from the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

October 29, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Two arrested in First Street burglaries

A Gainesville man and a teenager were arrested Wednesday in connection with burglaries last week at two homes on First Street, according to a news release from the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

October 29, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County: Music instructor hurt in car crash

A well-liked music instructor at Gainesville State College has been hospitalized after a car crash.

October 29, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


White County: Driver flown to hospital after wreck

A three-car crash Thursday in White County closed down a portion of Ga. 115 for more than an hour and resulted in one victim being flown by helicopter to an Atlanta hospital.

October 29, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Spout Springs Library debuts 'Born to Learn' trail

Spout Springs Library officially became the home of Hall County's third Born Learning Trail on Thursday at a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

October 29, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Longtime theater supporter dies

When the Gainesville Theatre Alliance production of "Ragtime" opened in 2002, theatergoers were greeted in the lobby by student projects honoring local leaders.

October 29, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


Inspirational music instructor dies

Jimmy Cutrell, a beloved instructor who had struggled with a disabling spinal condition since 2008, died Wednesday. He was 66.

October 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Taser maker issues advisory

The foil-covered targets used by law enforcement agencies for the trademarked Taser-brand electric shock guns have a bull's-eye on the chest area of a human silhouette.

October 29, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Deal says water meeting 'is a beginning'

While a meeting between lawmakers from Georgia, Florida and Alabama did not end the tri-state water wars Wednesday morning, U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Gainesville, said it was a start.

October 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Corps’ dock permit lottery excites select few

BUFORD - With her hopes high, Diane Teaver drove to Buford on Wednesday morning, stopped at Starbuck's Coffee and settled in at a meeting room at the Spring Hill Suites Hotel.

October 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Centennial shows off for state educators

A bus load of educators from across the state stopped at Centennial Arts Academy to get a look a what's working in Georgia schools.

October 29, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Dawsonville: New Gas station planned for Ga. 400

Officials with RaceTrac convenience stores are putting the finishing touches on a site plan for a new gas station along Ga. 400.

October 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hoschton city clerk resigns

HOSCHTON - Several city officials confirmed Wednesday that Hoschton City Clerk Kristen Mahan has resigned her post.

October 28, 2009 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


College students seeking knowledge across nation, globe

These days, dental student Kaley Peek spends much of her time indoors studying.

October 28, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Man with backpack disrupts racial profiling discussion at church

An event bringing together community members with law enforcement was interrupted Thursday night when a man stood up and grabbed a backpack, prompting Gainesville Police ...

August 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Residents ready for U.S. 129 widening in East Hall

Ronald and Margaret Gee of Talmo didn't hold back their opinions of the planned widening of U.S. 129/Athens Highway in East Hall ...

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall approves funding for Olympic Venue, fireworks ordinance

The Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved the allocation of $300,000 in special purpose local option sales tax revenue, or SPLOST VII ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ask The Times: Multiple criteria determine traffic signal locations

What are the criteria for traffic signals? One was recently installed on Thompson Bridge Road where Wal-Mart was built, but there's not one on ...

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Trash trap for Flat Creek aims to improve water quality

Gainesville and Hall County are looking to partner on purchasing a litter trap for Flat Creek, one of the most polluted streams in the region ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Grand jury indicts Forsyth kidnapping suspect who tried to swim away

August 27, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Metro Gainesville unemployment inches up in July

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate for July was 5.5 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 5.3 percent in June, according to ...

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


3 accused in taxi driver slaying plead guilty, avoid murder charge

Three of five people previously accused of attempting to rob a taxi driver and fatally shooting him in March pleaded guilty Thursday and will not ...

August 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


3 ‘local legacies’ honored by Northeast Georgia History Center

Each man had a different story to tell, but their paths to business success in Hall County all started humbly.

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local




Emory Turner brings competition to Ward 2 Gainesville council race

Emory Turner has announced his candidacy for the Gainesville City Council Ward 2 seat currently held by Bob Hamrick.

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville considering tax increase to pay off jail debt

Gainesville officials are proposing a slight tax increase to pay off debt on the old Hall County jail the city purchased in 2012, as well ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Water demand projected to be lower in 2050 than previously expected

Water conservation measures over the past few years seem to be taking hold in a 15-county metro Atlanta area that includes Hall.

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Piedmont College opens massive new student facility in Demorest

Following record enrollment growth, Piedmont College has added a massive, "badly needed" facility.

August 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Coroner: Fire victim died of smoke inhalation

A woman who died Aug. 5 in an early morning house fire on Malibu Ridge off Spout Springs Road suffered from "smoke and soot inhalation ...

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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