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Gainesville State student center opens with more space

OAKWOOD - Gainesville State College leaders past and present gathered Wednesday to celebrate the grand opening of the school's $8.2 million expanded, renovated student center.

January 28, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall Boys & Girls Clubs honors top volunteers

Two local volunteers were given prestigious honors Wednesday for their dedication to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County.

January 28, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Fireplace blaze damages house in White County, but nobody injured

No one was hurt in a home fire Jan. 20 in White County that started in a fireplace.

January 28, 2009 | | Local


Former Jefferson police chief keeps his official certification

Former Jefferson Police Chief Darren Glenn will get to keep his peace officer certification following a settlement with the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council, according to a consent order.

January 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Waffle House to build restaurant in Flowery Branch

Waffle House plans to start building a new restaurant off McEver Road in Flowery Branch.

January 28, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cleveland Highway convenience store robbed

Hall County sheriff's officials are investigating an overnight burglary at a North Hall convenience store.

January 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Bruner recognized by Georgia Municipal Association

Gainesville Mayor Pro Tem Ruth H. Bruner received a certificate of excellence on Sunday from the Georgia Municipal Association for completing her required municipal training.

Bruner was honored at the Georgia Municipal Association's annual Mayors' Day Conference in Atlanta.

January 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Local doctor finishes 2nd tour in Iraq

No one knows when Iraq will achieve enough stability for U.S. troops to start withdrawing from the country.

January 28, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Out-of-city tuition hike is approved

The Gainesville school board voted 4-1 Tuesday night to increase annual out-of-city student tuition for a one-child family from $450 to $585 for next school year.

January 28, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


State budget spat could force delinquent tax notices on landowners

The Association County Commissioners of Georgia brought out a new weapon in what is shaping up to be a battle royale over the fate of the Homestead Tax Relief Grant.

January 28, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jefferson students get ‘carded’ for good grades

JEFFERSON - At Jefferson High School, it pays for students to do well in the classroom.

January 27, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville picks two top spellers

Two Gainesville students came out on top after putting their orthographic skills to the test in the elementary and middle school district spelling bees.

January 27, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Canine killer gets year in prison

A Gainesville man who drowned one dog in a toilet and stabbed another to death after collecting news clippings about the Michael Vick dogfighting case received a one-year prison sentence this week.

January 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Inquiry into Forsyth arson case continues

CUMMING - Investigators have received their fair share of leads, and are following up on each one, as the probe into a Jan. 18 house fire in northeastern Forsyth County enters its second week.

January 27, 2009 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Traffic now flowing at site of wreck that killed one

JEFFERSON - A wreck that killed two people Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 85 near Jefferson kept southbound lanes closed for nearly four hours.

January 27, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | 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 denies firearm request

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 charged in wreck that killed 15-year-old

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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