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Revamped Main Street Gainesville ready to promote downtown

With a new manager and advisory board, Main Street Gainesville officials say the midtown and downtown Gainesville areas are now able to reach full potential.

March 23, 2010 | Ashley Bates | Local


Charlie Company arrives in Ga. today

Nearly a year ago to the day, family and friends cheered and wiped away tears as buses carrying their loved ones pulled away from the National Guard Armory and Gainesville's Charlie Company began the long trek to Afghanistan.

March 23, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville wants tax equity study

Gainesville officials have called for a study that ensures residents of municipalities are not paying twice for local government services.

March 23, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Collins’ service consolidation bill advances

A bill written by a local lawmaker that proposes consolidating administrative services in Georgia passed the House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday.

March 23, 2010 | | Local


Second teen charged in killing

Robbery was the motive behind last week's bludgeoning death of a 68-year-old Gainesville man, with three teenage gang members from Athens suspected in his killing, authorities said Tuesday.

March 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall may close Jones Elementary

With budgets getting tighter, Hall County school officials say they can't afford to continue to operate 21 elementary schools.

March 22, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Bill proposes consolidating state administrative services

A Hall County Republican is trying to change the way state government looks and save the state some money in the meantime.

March 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Kiwanis seeks nominations for Youth Service Award

The Gainesville Kiwanis Club is accepting nominations for its Youth Service Award, which is presented annually to a person in the community who has provided dedicated and outstanding service to local youth.

March 22, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Fire destroys Mount Vernon home

A 1,300-square-foot home on Mount Vernon Road was completely destroyed by fire Monday, according to Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell.

March 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


West Hall grad survived quake in Chile

West Hall High School graduate Adam Turner was fast asleep on Feb. 27 when a magnitude 8.8 earthquake hit Chile.

March 22, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


Oakwood literacy center project shelved

A budgetary issue is forcing Oakwood to wait a year to pursue a state grant for a new center teaching literacy, GED instruction and English for non-native speakers.

March 22, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Professor: Recession isn’t so bad, in context

If you put the Great Recession of 2009 in the context of 59 years, it's not so bad after all, according to an economist at North Georgia College & State University.

March 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Special election set for April 27

A special election to fill former U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal's seat in Congress will be on April 27.

March 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County Schools freezes hiring

Until state funding and possible staff relocation issues are resolved, Hall County school system officials have put a hold on bringing in new employees.

March 22, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Neighborhood with heavy foot traffic may get sidewalks

Sidewalks may soon be coming to the Morningside Heights area just southeast of Gainesville.

March 22, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Some services down today at Department of Driver Services

A mandatory program to verify noncitizens' legal presence in the country when they apply or for or renew driver's licenses will not be available ...

August 14, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Riverside Military Academy recognizes local leaders, raises scholarship funds at ceremony

The halls of Riverside Military Academy echoed with voices and music Thursday evening, as the school opened its doors to more than 260 North Georgia ...

August 13, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


University of North Georgia opens new campus in Blue Ridge

The University of North Georgia has officially opened the doors of its new campus in Blue Ridge.

August 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Dawson County church gets visit from rattlesnake

August 13, 2015 | By Michele Hester Staff writer | Local


Hall County to outsource payroll, timekeeping

Hall County will outsource its timekeeping and payroll services to ADP, the nation's largest payroll services provider, in a move made Thursday that officials ...

August 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bear breaks into vehicle, steals lunch at Big Canoe

August 13, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


New Women’s Expo Aug. 29 will connect local women with services, prizes

The Times is presenting the inaugural North Georgia Women's Expo, set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Brenau ...

August 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lula woman charged in hit-and-run that injured jogger

A Lula woman faces seven charges, including leaving the scene of an accident, after a jogger was struck in Clermont last week, according to the ...

August 13, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Funeral services are Friday for longtime Hall County clerk of commissioners

Funeral services are scheduled Friday for Sylvia Gilstrap Cooper, 85, who served as the Hall County clerk of commissioners for more than two decades.

August 13, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Man’s body found in lake near where he’d been working on his boat

The body of a man who went missing Wednesday night was found at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in about 60 feet of water in ...

August 13, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Gainesville man arrested after 8 marijuana plants found growing outside home

A Gainesville man faces drug charges after eight marijuana plants were seized at a Hall County home, according to authorities.

August 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville looks to install electric car charging station near downtown

Growth in the electric car market has long been predicated on a chicken-or-egg problem: Will sales of electric vehicles spur the emergence of charging stations ...

August 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Cyclist helped by Good Samaritan early Tuesday morning

After cycling more than eight miles through North Hall in the dark, early hours of Tuesday morning, Glenn Bryant got a flat tire.

August 13, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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