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Dahlonega brushes off other city’s gold claim

The cities of Dahlonega and Villa Rica remain in dispute about who claims the first discovery of gold, but officials in both areas are shrugging off the discussion.

July 16, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


South Hall park is a bird haven

Williams Mill Greenspace Park in South Hall has been certified as a wildlife sanctuary by the Atlanta Audubon Society.

July 16, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville aims to boost utility fees

Gainesville City Council is poised to vote to change assorted fees related to stream monitoring, water and sewer testing and taps, among other utility services.

July 16, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Moonwalk Memories | Apollo history

The Apollo Program began before the first American was launched into space. In July, 1960, NASA announced that a program to fly Astronauts around the moon would follow the planned Mercury program, but with President Kennedy's famous speech on May 25, 1961, the focus on the Apollo missions shifted to a lunar landing and came into sharper focus with the concrete goal of achieving this before the decade's end.

July 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Unemployment claims continue to climb

As jobless rates and unemployment claims climb each month, state labor officials are searching for a turnaround.

July 15, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Vandals deface 14 Hall school buses

Fourteen Hall County school buses were vandalized Tuesday night at Johnson High School, school officials said Wednesday.

July 15, 2009 | By Jessica Jordan and Keith Albertson jjordan@gainesvilletimes.com; kalbertson@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Brenau welcomes hundreds of teachers for conference

Brenau University's College of Education is hosting the Early Childhood Constructivist Institute conference this week and about 20 free spots remain for interested Georgia teachers.

July 15, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall chamber has ‘A Great Story to Tell’

As bad news abounds, The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is rallying the community to share their great stories with a new marketing initiative.

July 15, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


White County murder trial continues

CLEVELAND - Unsigned divorce papers sat on a table a few feet away from where a White County 911 dispatcher was found dead from gunshot wounds in the home of her estranged husband last year, an investigator testified in court Wednesday.

July 15, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


White County manager on paid leave after DUI arrest

CLEVELAND - White County Manager Alton Brown remains on paid administrative leave after a weekend DUI arrest as county commissioners continue to look into the case.

Meanwhile, commissioners gave White County Sheriff Neal Walden a handgun for safekeeping during a closed-door meeting at the county courthouse Wednesday to discuss Brown's arrest.

July 15, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Cycling, music fans unite

For cycling fans, it's like getting to see a NASCAR race in your own backyard, James Lowe says, with the added excitement of rock 'n' roll.

July 15, 2009 | Ashley Bates | Local


Economy is filling up Gainesville’s Good News shelter

Homelessness in Georgia has dropped, a federal report said last week, but Gainesville shelters are packed more than ever.

July 14, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Home Development to administer federal housing grant

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted 3-1 in a special called meeting Tuesday to allow Home Development Resources Inc. to administer a federal housing grant.

July 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall, Gainesville miss 100 percent AYP by one school each

Official "Adequate Yearly Progress" results show all but one Hall County school and one Gainesville school met AYP under No Child Left Behind standards.

July 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Change coming to immigration enforcement

Federal homeland security officials are revamping a local-federal immigration enforcement program with new guidelines, but Hall County Sheriff Steve Cronic doesn't expect a lot of immediate changes in how his agency processes people in jail who are in the country illegally.

July 14, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Gift puts Brenau ‘over the top’ in equipping labs

With four generations of Clevelands seated in the Brenau Downtown Center in Gainesville, Brenau President Ed Schrader thanked the family for its continued support Friday in funding the physical therapy school.

July 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Ask The Times: Texts to 911 not available in Hall County

Can you send a text or picture to the Hall County 911 Emergency Communication Center? How about other 911 Emergency Communication Centers across the country, maybe in bigger cities?

July 03, 2015 | | Local


Patriotism braves the storm at annual concert

A day of rain wasn't enough to stop visitors from enjoying the sounds of freedom Friday night as the Northwinds Symphonic Band's annual Patriotic Pops concert.

July 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Area Iraq veteran struggles to get VA appointment

Chris Dorsey likes woodworking. He loses himself in the familiar motions of shaving, carving and sanding along the grain. The fresh-cut wood is intoxicating. The scent steadies his mind.

July 03, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Pizza shop workers get help with car damage

Mellow Mushroom on Green Street in Gainesville held a fundraiser Friday for its employees whose vehicles were damaged last weekend by an oak tree that fell in the parking lot.

July 03, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Storms could fizzle the sizzle this holiday

For those looking to celebrate the Fourth of July outdoors: bring an umbrella.

July 03, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Increased holiday travel means greater law profile

Most July Fourth travelers are getting to their destinations by car, and the Georgia State Patrol is ready for them.

July 03, 2015 | From Times staff and wire reports | Local


Light the fuse: July Fourth events in North Ga.

Fourth of July weekend events

July 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Tonight’s patriotic concert moves indoors

The Patriotic Pops concert set for tonight is moving indoors, given the rainy forecast.

July 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


University of North Georgia hosts Georgia Tech for creative project

It's a rare project that unites physical therapy students from the University of North Georgia with industrial design students from Georgia Tech.

July 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


15-year-old killed in car crash

A 15-year-old Gainesville boy died Thursday night after the car he was riding in traveled off the road and struck a tree, Georgia State Patrol said.

July 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Local firm named to elite list

A Gainesville firm has been named to an elite list that ranks investment advisers around the country.

July 02, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


DNR receives grant to monitor bat disease

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has been awarded nearly $25,000 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to expand research and monitoring of a deadly disease affecting bat populations that may have habitat in Hall County.

July 02, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Developers break ground on medical complex

Local leaders and elected officials on Wednesday showed up to celebrate the groundbreaking of a planned medical office complex in Braselton that - once complete - could feature a mix of medical services.

July 02, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame gets location, seeks nominees

The Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame, Georgia Department of Veterans Service and Georgia Building Authority have agreed to have the hall of fame initially located in the Floyd Veterans Memorial Building on the state capitol grounds.

July 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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