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Smoking bans in parks are growing

The Gainesville City Council is scheduled to vote today on whether to ban smoking in any city-owned park, sports complex or recreational facility.

February 02, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Georgia wants you to spend week getting ready for disaster

Emergency management professionals across the state are spending this week focusing on the what ifs of weather.

February 02, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County commissioner wants minority appointed to board of tax assessors

Following last week's retirement of longtime tax assessor Bill Vaughan, Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell said he is hoping to diversify the board of tax assessors.

February 02, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Corps back to accepting Lake Lanier fishing tourney permits

After a year of being shut out of the fishing tournament circuit, Lake Lanier is open for competitions again.

February 02, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


School board to vote on pre-K program

The Gainesville Board of Education discussed the financial status of its day care and pre-kindergarten programs Monday. The board aims for the programs to become revenue neutral for the school system.

February 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Vehicle hits parked train; 1 man hurt

One man sustained minor injuries when his Nissan Sentra struck a parked train Monday afternoon in Gainesville.

February 02, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Woman charged in attack on husband

A Gainesville woman has been charged with aggravated assault in a Saturday night fight with her husband, said Gainesville police Lt. Brian P. Kelly.

February 02, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


County might shuffle South Hall schools to save $1.5 million

The Hall County school board is considering transferring three South Hall schools to different school buildings in August to save $1.5 million in startup costs associated with opening the new Spout Springs high school.

February 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson’s mayor pro tem likes to make his garden grow

As the newly selected mayor pro tempore for the city of Jefferson, Councilman Roy Plott doesn't expect to have too many new responsibilities.

February 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Academy's new building was decades in the making

ATHENS - The new brick building on Oglethorpe Avenue that houses Rutland Academy may have been finished in 2008, but its true beginnings stretch back 40 years to a woman who wanted to help children with special needs.

February 02, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Woman who died in East Hall fire is identified

On Sunday, Hall County Coroner Marion Merck identified the victim of an early Saturday house fire as Patsy Rider of East Hall.

February 02, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Count on drizzle, but not snow

According to today's forecast, the groundhog is likely not to see his shadow in Gainesville, signaling an early spring.

February 02, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Super Bowl commercial features Road Atlanta

The car explodes onto the screen while rock music from the Smashing Pumpkins blares in the background.

February 02, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


New tax could pay for roads

Motorists have plenty of time to consider the workday as their foot switches between gas pedal and brake on Spout Springs Road.

February 02, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Health companies complain as Medicare reduces payments for oxygen therapy

Home health companies that provide oxygen therapy are unhappy about new Medicare rules that limit reimbursement, and they warn that the policy change could harm patients.

February 02, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


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Fire damages home on Tulip Drive

A fire caused by unattended cooking damaged a home in the 1800 block of Tulip Drive in Gainesville, but the occupants got out without injury, authorities said.

April 10, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville parks department proposes increased budget

As it looks to expand recreational opportunities, renovate park facilities and increase staff, the Gainesville Parks and Recreation Department has proposed a $5.261 million budget for the 2015 fiscal year.

April 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Emerging partnership benefits local housing programs

A partnership between the Gainesville Nonprofit Development Foundation and Habitat for Humanity of Hall County to build and rehabilitate homes and neighborhoods across Gainesville is beginning to pay big dividends.

April 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Camp Merrill debate alive in US House

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville argued Wednesday before the House Armed Service Committee for control of Camp Frank D. Merrill near Dahlonega to be transferred from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to the Department of Defense.

April 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lanier Plaza business owners oppose redevelopment

Aurelio Guzman has fond childhood memories of the El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant on Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville.

April 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ex-jailers, former inmates enter mediation

Two former Hall County Sheriff's Office employees have entered into mediation with three then-inmates alleging civil rights violations in a Dec. 22, 2010, incident at the jail.

April 10, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Badge and Bar: Trial date set on child sex trafficking charges

A tentative May trial date has been set for three Gainesville residents accused in a child sex trafficking case in Hall County Superior Court.

April 10, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


UNG-Gainesville project brings students, seniors together

It may seem an odd pairing: College students, from the nearby University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus, showing older adults at the Senior Life Center how to bowl digitally.

April 10, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Cold weather fire safety tips

With cold weather often leading to alternative methods of heating homes, Hall County Fire Marshal Capt. Scott Cagle recommends the following precautions:

January 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Hot weather health tips

Here are some tips to help you deal with the summer heat wave.

June 30, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


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