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Challenged Child names J.C. Smith interim executive director

Challenged Child and Friends, a Gainesville center for both disabled children and their nonhandicapped peers, has named an interim executive director.

December 26, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


The economy hits home: This Christmas, cheap is good, free is better

As he listened to the Christmas wishes of children who joined him for a carriage ride around Gainesville's downtown square Thursday evening, Santa Claus did not seem fazed by the troubles of the economy.

December 26, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


South Hall man arrested after standoff with SWAT team

An Oakwood man was arrested Wednesday night after a five-hour standoff with law enforcement officers that began after he reportedly fired numerous rounds from a shotgun from his back porch.

December 25, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia charter schools earn national recognition

The National Association of Charter School Authorizers presented its first national Improving Policy award to Georgia. Georgia was the only state in the nation chosen for the award.

December 25, 2008 | By Staff Reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Hall will keep investigating fire that made house 'unlivable'

Investigators will return Thursday to the scene of a blaze that damaged 70 percent of a South Hall home Wednesday night.

December 25, 2008 | Michael Hughes | Local


Is the air dirty near your child's school?

Some Hall County school officials were caught off guard last week when they heard about a USA TODAY online report called "The Smokestack Effect: Toxic Air and America's Schools."

December 24, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


No gun arrests in incident last week at Flowery Branch High

Hall County school officials this week dispelled false rumors that a Flowery Branch high school student was arrested on gun charges Friday.

December 24, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Stabbing victim, 3 others charged in burglaries

A teen recovering from a stab wound has been charged along with three others in connection with a Monday burglary spree.

December 24, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


12 days to a fire-safe Christmas: Candles can spark a blaze

Many holiday celebrations and observances require the use of candles. The number of candle-related fires increases significantly during this holiday season. In order to ensure a fire-safe holiday when using candles, follow these precautions:

December 24, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Lake lands big fishing event in 2010

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Tuesday that Lake Lanier will be the site of the 2010 Forrest Wood Cup.

December 24, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Barrow judge says 'no' to new South Hall hospital

The chief executive of Northeast Georgia Medical Center said the hospital plans to appeal a Barrow County Superior Court judge's ruling to deny a permit for a new hospital in South Hall County.

December 24, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Gainesville will pay $3,750 fine for sewage spill

The city of Gainesville has agreed to pay $3,750 to the Georgia Environmental Protection Division for a sewage spill that happened July 22.

December 24, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


North Hall Middle students decorate tree to honor coach’s fight with cancer

Christmas trees adorned with ornaments aimed at raising funds for cancer research have graced the hallways of North Hall Middle School for the past seven years. But this year is the first a tree was decorated in honor of a faculty member battling cancer.

December 24, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville wants DOT grant to pay for MLK Boulevard improvements

Gainesville officials are searching for another way to fund the restoration of Martin Luther King Boulevard.

December 24, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


2 arrested in Guilford Clinic break-ins; 2 more sought by police

BRASELTON - Two arrests have been made and police were searching Tuesday for two more suspects in connection with the ransacking of a pair of Braselton medical clinics last week.

Braselton Police Chief Terry Esco said two men face charges related to recent break-ins at Braselton's two Guilford Clinics, located at 5796 Old Winder Highway and 7367 Spout Springs Road.

December 24, 2008 | By Stephen Gurr and Claire Miller sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com; cmiller@clickthepaper.com | Local


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Gainesville Ninth Grade Center will give school face-lift

Gainesville High School will open its ninth grade center to students in the fall, and the older campus it's moving to will get a new look with it.

May 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Eyes on the Road: Citizens group wants parking additions to new trail

A transportation citizens advisory group is recommending that parking be added to each end of a segment of the Central Hall Multi-Use Trail now under construction.

May 05, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


National Day of Prayer events available Thursday

Multiple options are available locally for those wishing to mark the 64th annual National Day of Prayer with other people of faith.

May 05, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Child welfare reform bill signed by Gov. Deal

Gov. Nathan Deal signed Senate Bill 138 into law Tuesday, a significant step for many child welfare advocates in helping children in the foster care system.

May 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Eyes on the Road: Citizens group wants parking additions to new trail

A transportation citizens advisory group is recommending that parking be added to each end of a segment of the Central Hall Multi-Use Trail now under construction.

May 05, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


At-large voting resurfaces as campaign issue in upcoming council elections

Challenges to Gainesville's at-large voting system emerged in earnest a quarter-century ago, with fervor about the issue coming and going with election seasons.

May 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville Council sets tax rates, moving forward on budget

Gainesville City Council unanimously OK'd property tax rates for the 2016 fiscal year, which begins July 1, at its meeting Tuesday night.

May 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville Ninth Grade Center will give school face-lift

Gainesville High School will open its ninth grade center to students in the fall, and the older campus it's moving to will get a new look with it.

May 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Area prepares for National Day of Prayer

Multiple options are available locally for those wishing to mark the 64th annual National Day of Prayer with other people of faith.

May 05, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Georgia Chamber leader talks past, future at local breakfast

Georgia Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Chris Clark told a packed house of local business leaders Tuesday that the organization has been working on behalf of entrepreneurs for 100 years.

May 05, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Man injured when load shifts, garbage truck overturns

A garbage truck driver was injured and transported to the hospital Tuesday morning after his truck rolled onto its side as he turned right onto Queen City Parkway from Aviation Boulevard, according to Sgt. Anthony Coleman of the Georgia State Patrol.

May 05, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville woman missing since March

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is looking for a woman last seen in March.

May 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man arrested after bicyclist killed

A 64-year-old Braselton man is dead after the bicycle he was riding was struck from behind Monday, and a Gainesville man has been arrested in the case.

May 05, 2015 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local


The Local Agenda: SPLOST VII citizens committee soon taking shape

Local government officials are moving forward with organizing a citizens oversight committee for the latest round of special purpose local option sales tax revenue.

May 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


GMRC workforce development helps local students

The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission reports that a record 419 individuals toured its mobile workforce development units, which resemble tour buses and provide career assessments, resume building and job searching, among other services, across Northeast Georgia in March.

May 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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