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Downtown businesses come and go around the square

The downtown square of Gainesville was once the center of the city's retail business. Today, despite a major face-lift and other planned redevelopment nearby, the downtown business district continues to struggle to find a new identity.

September 10, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Will fall bring beautiful foliage or just a dud?

With the first day of autumn just two weeks away, the question hovers in the air: When will the leaves start to change, and how colorful will they be this year?

September 10, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Gainesville has a backup for water, if needed

Gainesville water officials say that the city's water system would be able to survive a situation like the one Dahlonega currently faces after one of its water filters collapsed without warning last week.

Public Utilities Director Kelly Randall said Gainesville's water system, which has two water plants and redundant filtration systems, has room for error.

September 10, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Officials: Activities down for local gangs

To local law enforcement, Charles Douglas Graham represents the most violent and troubling era of Hall County's street gang activity.

September 10, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Georgia likely won’t feel effects from Hurricane Ike

As Hurricane Ike churns its way toward the Gulf of Mexico, there seems to be little chance that Northeast Georgia has anything to worry about.

September 10, 2008 | By Staff Reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Sharing puppy and kitten love

After her first day of Critter Crew at the Humane Society of Hall County, Grace McNeilly, 9, had already made up her mind about her future.

September 09, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Perdue appoints Dawson chairman to state council

Gov. Sonny Perdue has announced the appointment of Dawson County Commission Chairman Mike Berg to the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council.

September 09, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Twisters test bus drivers’ training

They drive a big yellow bus, and they have a huge responsibility.

Area school bus drivers are responsible for the safety of as many as 65 children five days a week as they carry them from their homes to their respective schools, and when disaster strikes, they have to think quickly.

September 09, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


See ya later, gator!

Lake Lanier's only little alligator sat in limbo in an office of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources regional office Friday, waiting to find out where he will go as officials pondered where he came from.

September 09, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville man killed in wreck

A 21-year-old Gainesville man was killed in a single-car accident Thursday night in Forsyth County, sheriff's officials said.

September 09, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Parting gets pricey for Forsyth County

At its regularly called meeting Thursday, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to fire Forsyth County Manager Rhonda Poston-O'Connor.

September 09, 2008 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Administrator has another surgery

Mike Adcock, an assistant principal at Johnson High School, came out of a successful surgery Friday in which doctors repaired fractures of his upper and lower left leg, said Hall County schools spokesman Gordon Higgins.

September 09, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Traffic splits with ease on Ga. 53

The Georgia Department of Transportation was able to split traffic on Ga. 53 between Ga. 211 and Atlanta Highway Thursday morning with no problems, a spokesman for the DOT said.

Project managers in charge of the construction in Oakwood should have contacted Mark McKinnon, mouthpiece for the department, if there were any problems with opening the lanes Thursday morning, but McKinnon said he had heard no word from them by mid-afternoon Thursday.

September 09, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Mayfield Dairy will cut positions nationwide

BRASELTON - Mayfield Dairy is laying off 7 percent of its work force, which could affect the company's Braselton production plant.

Blaming the struggling economy, public relations manager Bridgett Raper said about 100 employees across the company will be affected by the layoffs.

September 09, 2008 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Dahlonega's water filter may be fixed soon

DAHLONEGA - It's been a long week for the six employees of Dahlonega's city water works after an aging filter collapsed without warning and cut the plant's capacity of 1.5 million gallons per day in half, putting the city's clean water supply in perilous straits.

September 09, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Hospital must pay $8.4 million after boy’s injury at birth

A jury has ruled Northeast Georgia Medical Center must award $8.4 million to the family of a boy who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy following an injury at his 2008 birth.

October 22, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Annual ‘Dirty Dozen’ report calls out governor’s Water Supply Program

An environmental watchdog group's annual "Dirty Dozen" report criticizes Gov. Nathan Deal's $300 million Water Supply Program, which includes an undetermined amount for the proposed Glades Reservoir in Hall County.

October 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eyes on the Road: Cleveland Bypass set for end of April completion

The Cleveland Bypass is now slated for an April 30 completion, with the Tucker-based contractor facing fines for missing the original July 31 deadline.

October 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students learn from business pros

Business students at North Hall High School did some job shadowing Tuesday at what may sound like an unusual place - Memorial Park Funeral Home.

October 22, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Volunteers clear area for nature preserve

Ricoh Americas employees removed non-native invasive plants as part of the company's volunteer day in conjunction with the upcoming USA Weekend's Make A Difference Day, which is Saturday. Ricoh Americas employees volunteered to clear the future parking lot site of the Linwood Nature Preserve. Headquartered in Japan, the Ricoh company has a Gainesville branch about 1 mile from the 30-acre site off Thompson Bridge Road. The company used its volunteer day to help Hall County Master Gardeners and members of The Redbud Project prepare the preserve for future use. Another work day at the preserve will be held ...

October 22, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Local


‘The Rookie’ shares his tale at gala

Jim Morris was a slightly overweight, 35-year-old high school teacher with a bad arm when he reluctantly tried out for a professional baseball team.

October 22, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Spout Springs project bumped to No. 2 on priority list

Transportation planners have reshuffled priorities in a long-range plan for Gainesville-Hall County, now making Spout Springs Road widening its No. 2 project.

October 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Politics of Ebola: Nunn, Perdue make virus part of campaign rhetoric

The few diagnosed cases of Ebola in the United States are no longer simply a public health issue.

October 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Sheriff's office has 30 days to appeal civil service ruling

Sheriff Gerald Couch will have 30 days to appeal the Hall County Civil Service Board decision regarding two former deputies, County Attorney Bill Blalock said.

October 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Driver charged with DUI in Athens Highway crash

One of the drivers in the Monday crash on Athens Highway has been charged with driving under the influence and failure to yield, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

October 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville City Council gives final OK to craft brewery

Gainesville City Council gave the final go-ahead Tuesday night for Left Nut Brewing Co. to launch in the midtown area.

October 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County fighting closing of Tumbling Circle railroad crossing

Hall County officials are fighting a Georgia Department of Transportation order to close the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing, though it appears state law may supersede the county's wishes.

October 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


DOT readies for winter with ‘salt barn’

The Georgia Department of Transportation is taking advantage of some sunny, fall days to better respond as needed to frigid, snowy winter days.

October 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man ID’d as pilot in Thursday plane crash

A Gainesville man was identified Monday as the person killed in a single-engine plane crash near Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport last week.

October 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man still critical after 7-story fall at Raven Cliff Falls

North Georgia emergency authorities crossed fallen trees and rappelled down a 40-foot cliff to rescue a man who had fallen 80 feet.

October 20, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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