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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


1 seriously injured in head-on wreck

A two-vehicle, head-on collision on Thompson Bridge Road on Wednesday morning sent both drivers to the hospital, one with serious injuries, according to authorities.

June 10, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Sen. Johnny Isakson has Parkinson's but will still run for new term

Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., disclosed Wednesday he has Parkinson's disease, but said the diagnosis won't deter him from seeking a new term next year or compromise his ability to serve if he wins.

June 10, 2015 | Associated Press | Local


Father of alleged shooter says his son is Army vet suffering PTSD

The father of the alleged shooter at the Georgia State Patrol post in Gainesville sent a statement late Tuesday night to The Times about his son's actions prior to Monday morning's incident.

June 09, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Eyes on the Road: Road changes taking place on Ga. 347

Puckett Road has been closed at Ga. 347/Friendship Road so its grade with the new Ga. 347 in South Hall can be evened up.

June 09, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Olympic venue has had $6.2M impact so far in fiscal 2015

The Lake Lanier Olympic Venue off Ga. 284/Clarks Bridge Road in Gainesville has had a $6.2 million impact so far on the area economy in fiscal 2015, officials said Tuesday.

June 09, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local-owned bank issues first-ever dividend

Coinciding with its 10th anniversary, Peach State Bank & Trust issued its first annual dividend this month to stockholders.

June 09, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville schools will not consider salary increase

While Hall County teachers may see a 1 percent salary increase next fiscal year, Gainesville City Schools' teachers and staff will not.

June 09, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Troopers ‘reverted back to their training’ with shooter threat

When a man with a hunting rifle presented a threat to a Georgia State Patrol post Monday, the troopers fell back into their training for active shooter situations, Gainesville post commander Sgt. Richard Harper of GSP said Tuesday.

June 09, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Police ID man found dead in Buford

The body of a man found dead Tuesday afternoon in Buford has been identified.

June 09, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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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 continues to plague 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


Company's new Buford home has charm, grace and history

A pair of brass lions lounge at the main entrance of the Bona Allen Mansion.

July 05, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


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