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Local initiatives target summer learning loss

While many children spend their summer home with their families, some of them also spend that time losing the education they received the year before.

June 11, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


BB&T employees offer help to Randy and Friends

The Rooster's Perch is getting a face-lift thanks to BB&T's Lighthouse Project.

June 11, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Gas prices going higher, but still lower than 2014

The cost of gasoline has been on the rise for several weeks now, with regular unleaded prices inching past the $2.50 mark. On the plus side, drivers are currently paying some of the lowest summer rates since 2009.

June 11, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Interim Gainesville city manager approved by council

The Gainesville City Council on Thursday morning formally approved the interim city manager to replace outgoing Kip Padgett.

June 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Man charged with DUI, giving false name to officer

A Murrayville man had numerous people come to his aid Thursday afternoon after flipping his red Nissan pickup truck on its side while allegedly driving drunk in Clermont, authorities said.

June 11, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Hall moves forward with scrapping Civil Service Board

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to disband the Civil Service Board, which hears and decides disciplinary appeals brought by terminated or demoted employees, in favor of a single administrative hearing officer.

June 11, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Two crashes shut down I-985 Thursday morning

The southbound side of I-985 was shut down Thursday morning due to two separate crashes, Georgia State Patrol said.

June 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Head-on collision leaves 3 in critical condition in Dawson County

A head-on collision just after noon on Thursday left three Dawson County residents, including an elderly couple, in critical condition.

June 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Changes coming to state House districts in Hall County

The redrawing of two state House districts in Hall County could create a perception that boundaries are being manipulated for gain, but elected officials deny this.

June 10, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


3 firefighters file in suit against ladder truck company

All three Hall County firefighters injured in a July 22 training incident have filed lawsuits against the ladder truck manufacturer Sutphen in U.S. District Court, having incurred nearly $1 million in

June 10, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood City Cemetery to go digital

It's a creepy job, but somebody has to do it.

June 10, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville High School Principal LaCrisia Larkin retiring after 33 years

LaCrisia Larkin took her first teaching job at Gainesville High School 33 years ago, and she never left.

June 10, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Badge & Bar: Part of alleged shooter’s statements to police admissible

More than a minute of recorded statements by the accused shooter at the Atlanta Street Apartments will be inadmissible in court, according to a judge's order.

June 10, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


School officials spend summer as industry interns

Some high school students seek help finding internships and jobs out of school.

June 10, 2015 | | Local


17-year-old cyclist dies after Monday wreck in Gainesville

A 17-year-old bicyclist died Tuesday night after being thrown from his bicycle in a collision the evening before, Georgia State Patrol said.

June 10, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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Fireworks stands pop up ahead of law change

Over the border from Jason Sillay's lakehouse on Lake Hartwell was the free sale of bigger and better fireworks in South Carolina.

June 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Courier services, taxis affected by rising fuel costs

Business owners like Leroy Ervin and Beba Knezevic watch gas prices pretty closely, and both are bracing themselves for the rising fuel costs projected to take effect Wednesday.

June 30, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Eyes on the Road: New transit fares, route tweaks set for Wednesday

New Gainesville Connection fares and bus routes are set to take effect Wednesday.

June 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public agencies brace for fuel tax, but helped by lower gas prices

Local governments, schools and public agencies are bracing for the impact of a 26-cent-per-gallon state excise tax on gasoline, which will contribute to $850 million or more in revenue for road and bridge projects across Georgia, that takes effect Wednesday.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Banks County building new sports complex

The Banks County Parks and Recreation Department will be holding a groundbreaking for its Windmill Park Sports Complex at 10 a.m. July 14.

June 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Library board selects new director, approves new budget

Lisa MacKinney will oversee a better than $2.62 million budget that eliminates worker furloughs as the new director of the Hall County Library System.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Challenged Child and Friends names Castell family services director

Challenged Child and Friends has named Creystal Castell as its family services coordinator.

June 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Chicopee Woods Golf Course completes shake-up of oversight committee

The shake-up of an oversight committee for the Chicopee Woods Golf Course was completed Tuesday, the latest move prompted by poor conditions and slipping revenues at the 600-acre course in Gainesville.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Child buying ice cream airlifted to hospital after being struck by car

A child buying ice cream Sunday was struck by a passing vehicle, Georgia State Patrol said.

June 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


SPLOST VII begins Wednesday, E-SPLOST scheduled for fall

Wednesday marks the start of a new round of special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST VII.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities investigating possible anti-gay hate crime in Forsyth County

June 30, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


County finance director resigns, search to begin soon

Hall County Finance Director Vickie Neikirk resigned on Monday.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Kipper Tool Co. celebrates military contract milestone

A Gainesville company is celebrating hitting the halfway mark in an $85 million contract with the Army to assemble and deliver 5-ton tool systems used in military engineering and demolition jobs.

June 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Action Ministries Gainesville event to unite local congregations

It's not often Christians of varying denominations gather for an evening of fellowship, but Terri Armour with Action Ministries Gainesville wants to bring people together for just that.

June 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville work session canceled

With only a few agenda items and the pending departure of City Manager Kip Padgett, who has resigned to take a similar job in North Carolina, the Gainesville City Council has canceled its scheduled work session for Thursday morning.

June 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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