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Gainesville Parks and Recreation earns national reaccreditation

The Gainesville Parks and Recreation Department has earned reaccreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies and the National Recreation and Park Association.

September 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Debate between Gainesville council candidates set for Thursday

With two longtime Gainesville City Council members stepping down this year, the Nov. 3 election to replace them may be rather competitive.

September 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Whelchel Smith joins a crowded field in Ward 3 race

Montine Whelchel Smith, an associate minister at St. John Baptist Church, announced her candidacy for the Gainesville City Council Ward 3 seat in early September.

September 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Oakwood planners OK townhouse complex

The Oakwood Planning Commission gave its blessing Monday night to a rezoning proposal that allows for 105 townhouses across from Johnson High School.

September 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Police: Woman woke up to acquaintance sexually assaulting her

A woman told police she passed out in her apartment and woke up to an acquaintance sexually assaulting her, according to testimony Monday in Magistrate Court.

September 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Authorities: Armed robbery followed drug deal

A man told police that the College Park man sitting behind him in his 1994 Buick Century put a gun to his head and told him to get out, an investigator testified Monday morning.

September 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Gainesville superintendent finalist for leadership award

Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Wanda Creel is a finalist for the Lexington Educational Leadership Award fellowship.

September 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Public can share input on sales tax for education at upcoming meetings

Hall County school leaders want local voters to be informed before a Nov. 3 vote on a sales tax for education.

September 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Authorities: Man claimed self-defense in Lanier Islands party shooting

Authorities say a man accused in a birthday party shooting at a Lanier Islands lake house told them he fired shots in self-defense.

September 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Former inmate reaches $50K settlement with jailer accused of punching him

A former Hall County Jail inmate allegedly punched while handcuffed by a former jailer settled for $50,000, according to his attorney.

September 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Oakwood tax hearing draws no commenters

No one showed for the first of three public hearings on Oakwood's proposed tax rate for fiscal 2016, which begins Jan. 1.

September 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

I-985 wreck injures 3, backs up traffic

A wreck Monday evening on Interstate 985 southbound caused three injuries and backed up traffic.

September 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Patient welcomes dog to hospital's pet park

Roxie Holt welcomed her dog's paws onto her lap on a recent afternoon, describing separation from the Labrador retriever: "For him it's worse than for me."

September 21, 2015 | By Amber Tyner | Local

Hall officials aim to build $3.4M bridge on Tumbling Creek Road

Hall County wants to build a $3.4 million bridge on Tumbling Creek Road in the same area where the Georgia Department of Transportation ordered a railroad crossing closed in late 2014 out of safety concerns.

September 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Authorities: Ellenwood man charged with attempted aggravated child molestation

An Ellenwood man allegedly sent "pornographic photos and had sexually explicit conversations" with an investigator he believed to be a child, according to authorities.

September 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

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GOP candidate Carson set to speak Sunday at Free Chapel

Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson's planned appearance at a Gainesville church Sunday is stirring the area's GOP base.

October 08, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Bruner poised for bigger role on council

Gainesville Councilwoman Ruth Bruner has seen a number of changes in her 12 years representing Ward 5.

October 08, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Area students battle in fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity

Five of the nicest, hand-built playhouses will soon be up for raffle, thanks to the hard work of some local high school students.

October 08, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Energy aid program faces delays for unknown reasons

A program that helps low-income, elderly and disabled families pay their heating bills during the cold winter months will start a month late this year ...

October 08, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Moran guilty in taxi driver slaying, gets life without parole

A Gainesville woman whom Superior Court Judge Jason Deal called "a plague upon our society" was convicted of murder Thursday and sentenced to life in ...

October 08, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Hall County students earn certification to help care for Tumbling Creek

Wading in a creek to measure oxygen levels and temperatures isn't your average high school assignment.

October 08, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Authorities offer reward for info on death of bald eagle in Banks County

Authorities are offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the shooting death of a ...

October 08, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Person robbed in Gainesville parking lot; investigation ongoing

Gainesville Police responded Wednesday afternoon to a report of a person robbed in the parking lot of a liquor store on Athens Street.

October 08, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Car smashes into Gainesville home

A brick home near South Enota Drive in Gainesville was severely damaged Thursday morning after a car drove through an intersection and smashed into the ...

October 08, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Forensic pathologist testifies barrel was held to slaying victim’s head

A jury in Superior Court Judge Jason Deal's courtroom will return at 9 a.m. today to deliberate on the March 15 death of ...

October 08, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Tree removal answers zoo’s prayers

Prayers were answered for zookeepers at North Georgia Zoo in Cleveland on Wednesday afternoon.

October 08, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Thompson, Turner vie to replace Hamrick in Ward 2

It came as a shock to local officials when Gainesville Councilman Bob Hamrick announced this summer that he would not seek re-election in November because ...

October 08, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Inmate charged with making up murder story

October 08, 2015 | Times Regional Staff | Local

Brenau to host annual mock mediation competition

Hundreds of students from Georgia, Texas, Ohio and Tennessee will flock to Brenau University this weekend for a competition of wits, logic and collaboration.

October 07, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Crews moving dirt for new shopping center on Ga. 400

October 07, 2015 | Times regional staff | Local

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