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Enthusiasts say sport invented by Native Americans is catching on across the South

It's not every day that a kid gets the chance to meet a renowned professional lacrosse player like New York Titans forward Casey Powell.

June 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson 12th-graders are making new history

th-graders have proven that they are among the best of the best.

June 18, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Meth charges follow unusual cold medicine purchases

An Oakwood man was arrested on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine after authorities got a tip that the man was buying unusual amounts of ingredients that can be used to make meth.

June 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch public hearing draws no opposition to city's sewer plans

The Flowery Branch City Council held a public hearing Wednesday about plans to increase capacity at the sewer plant off Atlanta Highway, though nobody showed up to speak.

June 18, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville school board buys 5 new buses, 5 used

Gainesville school board members Wednesday approved the purchase of five brand new Bluebird buses to replace some of the buses damaged in a May 22 fire.

June 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Crane assembly could delay traffic in downtown Gainesville

The large crane that will be used to assemble the new Georgia Mountains Center parking deck is scheduled to arrive on site today. The crane takes up at least three semi trucks and will be assembled on site. The contractor will try to minimize affects to Main Street, however some traffic delays can be expected.

June 17, 2009 | | Local


Suspect arrested in Scrub Shop robbery

Gainesville police have arrested a suspect in the Tuesday afternoon robbery of a medical uniform store on Enota Drive.

June 17, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Lion talk continues, but no evidence yet

Somebody start selling souvenirs - mountain lion mania has hit Hall County.

June 16, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Ex-deputy acquitted in animal cruelty case

HOMER - A former Jackson County sheriff's deputy testified in court that four Walker hounds found starved to death on his property didn't belong to him, and a jury believed him.

June 16, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Libraries' computers are in high demand for the unemployed

Good luck finding a parking spot at the Gainesville library, especially this summer.

June 16, 2009 | By Carolyn Crist ccrist@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Federal funds soften budget cuts to schools

School districts statewide were handed more state budget cuts this week but received federal stabilization funds to help offset cuts as school boards carefully craft budgets for next year.

June 16, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Flu outbreaks reported at 3 Northeast Georgia camps

Three summer camps in Northeast Georgia sent 18 children to the hospital for influenza-like symptoms, and officials still are testing the strains for swine flu.

June 16, 2009 | By Carolyn Crist ccrist@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Businesses get creative to keep customers

Most everyone knows that to have a successful business, you have to walk the fine line between supply and demand.

June 16, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Housing market looking better; officials more optimistic

Recent numbers show Hall County's housing market may be on the rise.

June 16, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville's cuts mainly target employee pay increases

As they approved a much smaller spending plan for fiscal year 2010, Gainesville City Council members promised employees a better future.

June 16, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Local GOP, Council push back on calls to change at-large voting

Local Republicans and Gainesville City Council members pushed back at a public meeting Tuesday against calls to change the city's voting process, highlighting what has become a contentious campaign issue ahead of elections this fall.

July 07, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont town council request to shoot recreationally on property

A request from a Clermont resident to recreationally shoot his firearms on his property was denied by the town council Tuesday.

July 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Eyes on the Road: Gainesville collecting traffic data in several areas

Gainesville motorists may have noticed traffic counters on city roads recently, including one in front of the new Chick-fil-A restaurant on Ga. 53/Dawsonville Highway.

July 07, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


City attorney announces pending retirement

Gainesville City Attorney James "Bubba" Palmour announced Tuesday that he will retire at the end of the year and not seek reappointment for 2016.

July 07, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch call center closing

A Flowery Branch call center is closing as DS Services of America consolidates service in Florida.

July 07, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Groups giving away bike helmets, school supplies Saturday

Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County and Amerigroup are hosting a bike helmet and school supplies giveaway from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the J.A. Walters Family YMCA on Howard Road in Gainesville.

July 07, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Sex offender, 14-year-old found in Virginia

Police say they have canceled an Amber Alert that was issued for a 14-year-old East Tennessee girl seen with a 41-year-old sex offender, whose primary residence was in Hall County, after both were found in Virginia.

July 07, 2015 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Teen driver charged after 15-year-old dies in wreck

The driver in a Thursday wreck that killed a 15-year-old Gainesville boy has been charged with second-degree vehicular homicide.

July 07, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


University of North Georgia names diversity adviser

University of North Georgia President Bonita Jacobs has named Sheila Caldwell adviser to the president on diversity.

July 07, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


The Local Agenda: At-large voting front-and-center at Tuesday night’s Gainesville council meeting

The fight to change Gainesville's at-large electoral system, wherein voters across the city cast ballots for all candidates, will be on display tonight when the City Council meets.

July 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


High court ruling on sign restrictions plays out in Hall

Hall County will issue a moratorium Thursday on sign permits after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month upended restrictions on some local government ordinances that ostensibly curtail free speech rights.

July 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Presentation will honor Vietnam veterans Thursday in Oakwood

Forty-seven local Vietnam veterans will be honored Thursday at a dinner and presentation in Oakwood.

July 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Oakwood VA not talking after Dorsey’s video

After the story of a local veteran being turned away from the Oakwood VA made national news, workers there Monday declined to comment, referring instead to an Atlanta phone number for Veterans Affairs. No one there answered calls from The Times.

July 06, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gainesville schools make transportation personnel change

In a rare move, a part-time bus driver position for Gainesville City Schools will be converted to a full-time position with benefits.

July 06, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County school board prepares for fall E-SPLOST referendum

Hall County school leaders are finalizing a list of projects that could be funded by a sales tax up for a vote in November.

July 06, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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