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Flowery Branch OKs to move forward on Jones Road project

After more than a year of study and discussion, the Flowery Branch City Council voted Thursday night to move forward on minor improvements to the narrow but heavily used Jones Road.

May 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Program links art to reading, offers ‘a memory maker’

An art class at McEver Elementary school pushed a group of kindergarten students Thursday to the far reaches of their imaginations.

May 06, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville pauses to pray

If it was unconstitutional, nobody on Gainesville's downtown square Thursday cared.

May 06, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Cox urges businesswomen to make giving a priority

Young Harris College President Cathy Cox spoke Thursday at the WomenSource Brown Bag Luncheon about the importance of giving back.

May 06, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Divers end search efforts for drowning victim

The body of Rohan Mathew may be lost to the waters of Lake Sidney Lanier.

May 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


City school system meets to discuss calendar, budget cuts

Gainesville City Schools has called a meeting Wednesday to discuss the system's calendar for next school year.

May 06, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Alcohol sales prove lucrative revenue source

White County has found a recession-proof source of revenue - beer and wine.

May 06, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Service center hurting with loss of funds

If they haven't already, local residents may start feeling the effects of the government budget crunch.

May 06, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gwinnett facility begins discharging into Lake Lanier

fAfter years of legal struggles, Gwinnett County officials turned the tap Wednesday on a wastewater treatment facility that has some of the strictest environmental requirements of any facility that releases wastewater into Lake Lanier.

May 06, 2010 | By Ashley Fielding and Jeff Gill afielding@gainesvilltimes.com | jgill@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Weather perfect as May concert series kicks off

Main Street Gainesville couldn't have asked for a more cloudless sky as it kicked off its biannual Blue Sky concert series Wednesday.

May 05, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Teen accused in thefts from cars

A Buford teen was indicted this week in connection with an entering auto spree at a Flowery Branch subdivision.

May 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Charges dropped against man accused of paying arsonist

Prosecutors have opted not to go forward with a case against a Gainesville man who was accused of paying an arsonist to torch a Buford motorcycle business.

May 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Teachers’ group opposes state’s bid for federal money

A group representing Georgia teachers is coming out against the state's application for federal "Race to the Top" money, the latest volley in a war between the governor's office and teachers' associations.

May 05, 2010 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Hall officials searching for shooting suspect

Hall County Sheriff's officials are looking for a suspect in a shooting and armed robbery.

May 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Toddler found in pool at East Hall home Friday has died

A 3-year-old boy found unresponsive in a residential swimming pool Friday night has died, Hall County Sheriff's Col. Jeff Strickland said this morning.

May 05, 2010 | | Local


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Kids get a heads up on safety at annual event

Dozens of families gathered Saturday at the Midtown Greenway with the goal of entering the school year safely at the first annual Kids Safe Day.

July 30, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


‘It’s just time’ for show of unity in Gainesville, residents say

In a show of community and racial unity, a large group of people met in the downtown Gainesville square Saturday for an hour of prayer ...

July 30, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Roosevelt Square upgrade progressing, completion set for fall

Work on improvements to Roosevelt Square in downtown Gainesville is underway, but most of the visible work will come in late September and later.

July 30, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Resource guide helps local families find help they need

The Hall County school system has released its 2016-17 Community Resource Guide, which includes telephone numbers, website addresses, locations and services of various local agencies.

July 30, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Dahlonega nonprofit grows to preserve city’s history

Members of a Dahlonega nonprofit say they are expanding their reach to protect the city's historic charm and gold rush lore after losing the ...

July 30, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Worsening drought hits North Hall farms hard

Hall County is in such a severe to extreme drought that "we'd need 13 inches of rain just to get back to where we ...

July 30, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


PHOTO SLIDESHOW: Sheriff’s Office staff gets a belly full of thanks

Staff members of the Hall County Sheriff's Office got an unexpected treat Friday to reward them for their public service.

July 29, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


DOT worker on bathroom break discovers skull inside suitcase along I-985

A construction worker on a bathroom break in the woods along Interstate 985 on Friday discovered a suitcase containing a human skull and other bones ...

July 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Tuesday South Hall wreck victim identified as Braselton man

Georgia State Patrol released Friday the identity of the man killed in Tuesday's wreck on Ga. 53/Winder Highway in Braselton.

July 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County Sheriff’s Office searching for missing 12-year-old

Authorities are searching for a 12-year-old Hall County girl last seen getting into a car early Wednesday morning.

July 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Clinton accepts Democratic nomination, vows to be a unifier

Confronting a "moment of reckoning," Hillary Clinton is casting herself as a unifier for divided times and a tested, steady hand to lead in a ...

July 28, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Safe Kids, police giving out bike helmets, safety tips Saturday

Safety tips will be mixed with fun activities for kids this Saturday at the Midtown Greenway in Gainesville.

July 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Prayer service looks to promote unity between police, community in Gainesville

In keeping with a commitment to bring law enforcement, minorities and the wider community together, a prayer service is scheduled for Saturday in downtown Gainesville.

July 28, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Former Hall commission candidate Troy Phillips, wife found dead

Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating the shooting deaths of former Hall County Board of Commissioners candidate Troy Phillips and his wife, Heather ...

July 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Man intentionally crashed car into jail

A Lula man is accused of intentionally driving his car Thursday morning into the Hall County Jail's wall, according to authorities.

July 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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