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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


DNR reports no drownings, but BUIs up over last year’s July 4 holiday

For the second year in a row, no one drowned or was killed on Lake Lanier over the July 4 weekend.

July 06, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Rain bogs down Cleveland Bypass project

After weekend rains, a Cleveland intersection didn't close Monday as originally scheduled, another setback in construction of the Cleveland Bypass that is already months behind schedule.

July 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Confederate flag stirs reactions with area residents

Riding his bicycle down a sidewalk along Jesse Jewell Parkway in Gainesville last week, the Confederate battle flag flying from the handlebars and flapping with the momentum of his speed, John Phillip Chandler, a young white man, neared two African-American men waiting for a bus to arrive.

July 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Drone supporters say ban around Georgia Capitol goes too far

ATLANTA - Drone enthusiasts are calling a ban on the unmanned vehicles within five miles of Georgia's Capitol an overreach of authority by state officials, while agency officials argue the change is necessary and follows federal guidelines.

July 05, 2015 | By Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Local


Class Notes: Two UNG students selected for Fulbright scholarships

Two University of North Georgia students were selected for the Fulbright scholarship program from thousands of students across the nation.

July 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Georgia joins 8 other states suing feds over new water regulations

Georgia and eight other states are suing over new water regulations they say are an overreach by the federal government.

July 05, 2015 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Oakwood RaceTrac getting face-lift

Drivers will be able to fill up their tanks and grab a bite to eat at a remodeled RaceTrac on the corner of Old Oakwood Road and Mundy Mill Road in September, if things go according to plan.

July 05, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Officials: No major fireworks incidents this July 4

Fire exploded in the sky for hours Saturday night into Sunday morning, but Hall County residents stayed safe beneath the celebratory fireworks.

July 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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Ryder, a former Hall shelter dog, helps sniff out problems for USDA

Some dogs sniff out bombs. Some dogs sniff out drugs. Ryder sniffs out invasive pests and diseases in food coming across the border for the ...

July 31, 2015 | Alana Swain | Local


Police: Woman collecting money for chief’s family is scammer

A woman is running a scam by calling for donations for a police chief and his family, according to Oakwood authorities.

July 31, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Shoppers swarm stores for tax-free holiday savings

The Henry family showed up at the Gainesville Target Friday morning to find some back-to-school deals. Shopping with nephew Xander Sherwen, 11, in tow, they ...

July 31, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Corps reviewing permit for lucrative Lanier regatta

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reviewing whether to again allow a collegiate rowing championship at the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue, something Gainesville ...

July 31, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville, Hall seek big reimbursements for winter storm costs

Gainesville and Hall County are each pursuing hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal reimbursements for costs related to an ice storm in mid-February, which ...

July 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Schools, health professionals aim to limit lice

School returns next week, as does the possibility of children catching head lice from their classmates.

July 30, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Boy Scouts lifting gay ban alters little locally

When the Boy Scouts of America ended its ban on openly gay adult leaders earlier this week, troops and packs across Northeast Georgia, many of ...

July 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Naked vandal causes $50K in damages to Forsyth church

July 30, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Crew films History Channel special at Brenau

In a salmon-colored shirt with sweat stains, Brandon McCormick jogs up the steps of Pearce Auditorium. He tells the two dozen actors at the entrance ...

July 30, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Lynn Adams resigns from Clermont council

Clermont Town Councilwoman Lynn Adams has resigned as she and her husband are moving to Florida, Mayor James Nix said.

July 30, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Forsyth teen dies following June wreck that claimed grandfather's life

July 30, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Gainesville to Hillcrest Avenue residents: Don’t block traffic

Hillcrest Avenue in Gainesville will not become a one-way street, for now, but residents will need to be careful not to block traffic when they ...

July 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


US House OKs short-term bill to fund highways, Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON - The House voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to shore up federal highway aid and veterans' health care before heading out of town for its August ...

July 30, 2015 | BY JOAN LOWY Associated Press | Local


Leaders hope Christianity forum bridges denominational gaps

A forum scheduled for Aug. 12 at Grace Episcopal Church takes aim at defining Christianity, "beyond the catchphrases."

July 30, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Golf to teach character-building lessons to kids

Not many elementary P.E. classes include golf lessons, but Gainesville elementary schools want to use golf to teach their students healthy habits and values.

July 30, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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