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Hall County may move government offices out of downtown

Hall County is considering moving its government offices out of downtown Gainesville.

May 15, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Fewer pickups, just as much trash

There is less than a month left of a pilot program to study how once-a-week backdoor trash collection works in Gainesville.

May 14, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Chamber throws beach bash

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce played host to its annual Gala and Beach Bash Friday evening at the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue.

May 14, 2010 | | Local


Students improve reading skills with folk tale performances

What happened when the Three Little Kittens met the Little Red Hen?

May 14, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Students get firsthand account of Holocaust

Herbert Kohn experienced the Holocaust in Germany when he was a child, and on Friday he told C.W. Davis Middle School students what happened when he was their age.

May 14, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Federal grant helps keep lake’s water clean

A federal grant is helping a local marina make life easier for its clients and also improving the quality of Lake Lanier, one wastewater tank at a time.

May 14, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Suspect arrested in connection with shooting, armed robbery

U.S. marshals on Friday arrested a Gainesville man wanted since last week in connection with a May 4 shooting and armed robbery, authorities said.

May 14, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


COMING SUNDAY: The Class of 2010's Risk Takers

There is an element of risk in everything we do. But some people embrace it more than others.

Join The Times and gainesvilletimes.com on Sunday for a special multimedia report as we celebrate the Class of 2010 and the students who dare to take a risk. You'll meet a dozen or so local high school graduates who are ready to take their lives to the next level. They've already envisioned their goals after high school, and they are boldly marching down the path to get there.

May 14, 2010 | | Local


Students get hands-on experience with local agriculture

Kids at Tadmore Elementary School know there's more to a farm than animals that say "moo" or "oink."

May 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


AP tests put strain on brains and budgets

Advanced Placement course testing ends across the nation today, but students in the AP Macroeconomics class at Flowery Branch High School breathed a sigh of relief Thursday when testing ended at 11 a.m.

May 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Federal stimulus funds help local businesses grow

The clatter of construction at the Gainesville Bowling Center is one sign of federal stimulus funding in the private sector.

May 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville lays off six employees; tax hike may be next

Despite reducing the city's work force and its spending, Gainesville City Council likely will have to raise property tax rates in June to keep the city budget afloat.

May 13, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


No arrests made after child porn search

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents searched an Oakwood home Wednesday night for evidence of child pornography, authorities said Thursday.

May 13, 2010 | | Local


North Hall band director resigns

North Hall High School is looking for a new band director.

May 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Former Dawson County clerk of court arrested for tax evasion

Authorities have added tax evasion to the litany of charges against Dawson County's embattled former clerk of courts.

May 13, 2010 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


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Hall considers precinct reduction, polling location changes

Hall County is considering reducing the number of voting precincts and shifting some polling locations to lower costs, streamline operations and mitigate risk.

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Jerry Bowers ‘made content come to life’

Jerry Bowers, a retired longtime North Hall High history teacher, had a penchant for telling stories.

August 18, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Lula councilman annoyed over committee appointments

When tempers flare in city council meetings, it's usually not over the mayor's committee appointments.

August 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau students move in Tuesday

More than 300 new students are making a home at Brenau University.

August 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville approves zoning Catholic church

Gainesville City Council gave the final OK Tuesday for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta to proceed with building a church campus on Smith Road ...

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Six charged in armed robbery of rifle, drugs

Four Gainesville men and a 15-year-old allegedly robbed at gunpoint a person who was carrying a rifle and marijuana, authorities said Tuesday.

August 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Man charged with rape of 15-year-old

A Gainesville man was arrested and charged Saturday with rape involving a 15-year-old, according to authorities.

August 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Ex-Hall Commissioner Steve Gailey will seek chairman’s post next year

Former Hall County Commissioner Steve Gailey will run for the chairman's post on the board in 2016.

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Dealership fire damage limited thanks to burst pipe

A water line bursting may have helped prevent fire from spreading Monday night at the Hayes Chrysler dealership on Frontage Road in Oakwood.

August 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Friendship Elementary gets visit from film industry leaders

A green wine bottle smashes into the back of U.S. Rep. Doug Collins' head, and a room full of children burst into laughter.

August 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Chestnut Mountain property no longer in contention for Lanier Tech relocation

One site considered for the planned relocation of Lanier Technical College appears to no longer be on the table.

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


The Local Agenda: Qualifying packets now available for Gainesville council races

Gainesville's Nov. 3 City Council elections are closing in and prospective candidates can obtain packets, which contain all documents to qualify, from the city ...

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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