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Downtown businesses come and go around the square

The downtown square of Gainesville was once the center of the city's retail business. Today, despite a major face-lift and other planned redevelopment nearby, the downtown business district continues to struggle to find a new identity.

September 10, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Will fall bring beautiful foliage or just a dud?

With the first day of autumn just two weeks away, the question hovers in the air: When will the leaves start to change, and how colorful will they be this year?

September 10, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Gainesville has a backup for water, if needed

Gainesville water officials say that the city's water system would be able to survive a situation like the one Dahlonega currently faces after one of its water filters collapsed without warning last week.

Public Utilities Director Kelly Randall said Gainesville's water system, which has two water plants and redundant filtration systems, has room for error.

September 10, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Officials: Activities down for local gangs

To local law enforcement, Charles Douglas Graham represents the most violent and troubling era of Hall County's street gang activity.

September 10, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Georgia likely won’t feel effects from Hurricane Ike

As Hurricane Ike churns its way toward the Gulf of Mexico, there seems to be little chance that Northeast Georgia has anything to worry about.

September 10, 2008 | By Staff Reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Sharing puppy and kitten love

After her first day of Critter Crew at the Humane Society of Hall County, Grace McNeilly, 9, had already made up her mind about her future.

September 09, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Perdue appoints Dawson chairman to state council

Gov. Sonny Perdue has announced the appointment of Dawson County Commission Chairman Mike Berg to the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council.

September 09, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Twisters test bus drivers’ training

They drive a big yellow bus, and they have a huge responsibility.

Area school bus drivers are responsible for the safety of as many as 65 children five days a week as they carry them from their homes to their respective schools, and when disaster strikes, they have to think quickly.

September 09, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


See ya later, gator!

Lake Lanier's only little alligator sat in limbo in an office of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources regional office Friday, waiting to find out where he will go as officials pondered where he came from.

September 09, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville man killed in wreck

A 21-year-old Gainesville man was killed in a single-car accident Thursday night in Forsyth County, sheriff's officials said.

September 09, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Parting gets pricey for Forsyth County

At its regularly called meeting Thursday, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to fire Forsyth County Manager Rhonda Poston-O'Connor.

September 09, 2008 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Administrator has another surgery

Mike Adcock, an assistant principal at Johnson High School, came out of a successful surgery Friday in which doctors repaired fractures of his upper and lower left leg, said Hall County schools spokesman Gordon Higgins.

September 09, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Traffic splits with ease on Ga. 53

The Georgia Department of Transportation was able to split traffic on Ga. 53 between Ga. 211 and Atlanta Highway Thursday morning with no problems, a spokesman for the DOT said.

Project managers in charge of the construction in Oakwood should have contacted Mark McKinnon, mouthpiece for the department, if there were any problems with opening the lanes Thursday morning, but McKinnon said he had heard no word from them by mid-afternoon Thursday.

September 09, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Mayfield Dairy will cut positions nationwide

BRASELTON - Mayfield Dairy is laying off 7 percent of its work force, which could affect the company's Braselton production plant.

Blaming the struggling economy, public relations manager Bridgett Raper said about 100 employees across the company will be affected by the layoffs.

September 09, 2008 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Dahlonega's water filter may be fixed soon

DAHLONEGA - It's been a long week for the six employees of Dahlonega's city water works after an aging filter collapsed without warning and cut the plant's capacity of 1.5 million gallons per day in half, putting the city's clean water supply in perilous straits.

September 09, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Hall business code changes still in contention

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is still considering revisions to the business license code months after changes were first proposed.

September 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lula plans for the end of SPLOST

Lula is developing a backup plan in case Hall County's special purpose local option sales tax is not extended after it expires next year.

September 09, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school system considers going charter

The Hall County School District is hoping to become a charter system next year, but it's a decision that hinges on the Georgia Department of Education's interpretation of just what a charter system is.

September 09, 2014 | | Local


State board member to address Common Core standards in Gainesville

A public hearing is set for tonight in Gainesville on Common Core standards in Georgia schools.

September 09, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


The Local Agenda: Planning board to hear request for brewery today

Pap Datta hopes to turn Gainesville into the next hub of the craft beer industry, and he will ask the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board tonight to rezone a brick warehouse along Maple Street, near Wild Wing Café, so he can launch Left Nut Brewing Co.

September 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


NY Times reporter comments on beheadings of journalists

Reporters covering dangerous areas of the world go through special training before they start working their first story overseas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times investigative reporter told a Gainesville audience Monday.

September 08, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia ethics commission fires director

September 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Hall may play role in future passenger rail

Gainesville-Hall County figures prominently in passenger and commuter rail proposals in the Georgia Department of Transportation's new long-range rail plan.

September 08, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Two camping hot spots open this winter

Those who enjoy cool weather camping can rejoice: The Army Corps of Engineers plans to have two of its Lake Lanier campgrounds open through March.

September 08, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school board raises superintendent's pay

Whenever the Hall County Board of Education has tried to give a bonus to Superintendent Will Schofield in recent years, he has turned it down.

September 08, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Senate candidates tackle the blame game

ATLANTA - Who's to blame for Washington gridlock?

September 08, 2014 | Christina A. Cassidy and Adam Beam Associated Press | Local


Class Notes: Community service work set at Centennial

Fifth-graders at Centennial Arts Academy will be helping soldiers, the homeless and the elderly for their service learning projects this year.

September 08, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | 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


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