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Businesses, organizations unite for back-to-school initiatives

With both Gainesville and Hall County schools starting fall classes last week, several businesses and organizations in the community wanted to ensure students have all they need for the year.

August 06, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville Junior College founding president Hugh Mills remembered for dedication to education

Hugh M. Mills Jr. is remembered as a key pioneer in higher education following his death Thursday at age 93.

August 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Memories of 1996: Celebration marks 20th anniversary of Atlanta Games, Rio Olympics opening

Some 20 years ago, International Olympic Committee President Juan Antonio Samaranch put his arm around then Gainesville Mayor George Wangemann at the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue.

August 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Students attend first day of Early College at Jones

Students filed into a room full of red lounge chairs, cushioned ottomans and high top chairs against counters Friday morning at the new Early College at Jones campus.

August 06, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Lyman Hall class of ‘55 celebrates impromptu reunion

A roomful of old friends catch up, look at yearbooks and talk about the memories they share.

August 06, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


BULLI makes learning, friendship a lifelong endeavor

Sure, most of the 250 members of the Brenau University Learning and Leisure Institute, or BULLI, are retired and enjoying their golden years.

August 06, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Times founder on hand for portrait unveiling, dedication

Lessie Smithgall sat Friday in The Times' office, a place she and her late husband, Charles, built on the idea that the public has the right to know what is happening in the community.

August 05, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Hall schools off to smooth start, officials say

Hall schools had a "smooth opening" this morning, according to Superintendent Will Schofield.

August 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Lakeview Academy building classroom addition for middle schoolers

With enrollment growing every year, Lakeview Academy in Gainesville needs room for its students.

August 05, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Elachee's nature-based kindergarten, first grade programs begin

Not many classrooms have large rocks as seats, soft earth instead of tile floors and dense trees as sheltering walls.

August 05, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Bond set at $1 million for fatal shooting suspect

A judge set bond at $1 million for a Gainesville man accused in a fatal April shooting.

August 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Officials on alert for Zika virus

Fears of the Zika virus spreading in the United States have reached critical mass as local public health officials and environmental advocates work to contain cases reported in Florida this week.

August 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch water line project will help shore up pressure, fire protection

Flowery Branch is gearing up for a project to increase water pressure and fire protection for a residential area near Lights Ferry Road.

August 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Commerce man among those with shorter sentence thanks to president

President Barack Obama on Wednesday cut short the sentences of 214 federal inmates, including 67 life sentences, in what the White House called the largest batch of commutations on a single day in more than a century.

August 04, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Business owner commissions Gainesville mural on hotel wall

Jay Singh, owner and general manager of the Guest Lodge Gainesville, wanted a way to thank the city that's given him so much.

August 04, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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Cartersville man charged with theft by conversion in boat sales

A Cartersville man is accused of writing bad checks and keeping proceeds from boat sales, according to authorities.

August 30, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Man driving the wrong way when killed on I-85 near Braselton

A Simpsonville, S.C., man was going the wrong way on Interstate 85 near Braselton when he was hit by another car and killed early ...

August 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Meeting focuses on state’s response to federal education law

Educators from teachers to supervisors had no shortage of comments and suggestions for items to include in the state's response to Every Student Succeeds ...

August 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


SPLOST revenues exceed projections in first year

With nearly $30 million in revenues collected in the first year of a special purpose local option sales tax, Hall County officials said they remain ...

August 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chestatee area schools collect for Louisiana flood victims

Chestatee High School and its feeder schools are collecting supplies for victims of the Louisiana flooding.

August 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


OSHA continues legal fight to inspect local poultry plant

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is pushing back against a local judge's recommendation to deny the agency a warrant to inspect the Mar-Jac ...

August 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


East Hall couple hopes to turn property into wedding venue

An East Hall couple is hoping to turn its scenic homestead into a wedding venue.

August 29, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Remodeled DFCS rooms aim to better serve children

Children in foster care can now visit their families in a cleaner and more enjoyable space, complete with DVD players replacing "ancient" TVs with VHS ...

August 29, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Rape, kidnapping among charges added for man after Oakwood foot chase

Oakwood Police added charges including rape and kidnapping for a man accused of assaulting a woman and two officers with a knife Sunday.

August 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man charged with rape, aggravated child molestation

A Gainesville man was charged Monday with molesting a girl under the age of 16, according to authorities.

August 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities capture suspect they say assaulted woman, menaced police with knife

Authorities have captured a suspect they said used a butcher knife to assault a woman and later menaced two officers with the knife.

August 29, 2016 | By Alexander Popp and Clark Leonard news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Chinese students bring another perspective to Brenau campus

The environment in Gainesville is "great," Crystal volunteered. The dining hall is a favorite place - but at least one student didn't much care for ...

August 28, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Clemson coach Dabo Swinney shares his faith at Free Chapel

Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney mixed faith with football Sunday as he delivered a long, rousing talk at Gainesville's Free Chapel as part ...

August 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘We’re in this all together’ for West Hall grad battling leukemia

Monica Sandoval had her 21st birthday party in an unusual venue last week.

August 28, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


It’s still ‘All in Hall, y’all’ for Vision 2030

Vision 2030, a community project of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, "was hatched in 2004," Davis White told a luncheon group Thursday. More than ...

August 28, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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