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Gainesville asks residents for input on tax increase

The city of Gainesville will offer its residents three opportunities to share their thoughts on a proposed tax increase, starting at 6 p.m. today at the Georgia Mountains Center.

May 31, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Helping out can be a breeze with annual program

As the Memorial Day weekend typically brings on summer's heat, the Gainesville-Hall County Senior Life Center is starting a program to cool seniors down.

May 31, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Forsyth officials plan to 'PROPEL' graduation rate

An 88 percent graduation rate is nothing to scoff at. Still, Forsyth County Schools can improve, say system and community officials.

May 31, 2010 | By Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Local


'Green cards' get a high-tech makeover

The manufacture of fake identity cards for illegal immigrants is big business, but it just got a lot tougher.

May 31, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Rain dampens parade, but not spirits

Thanks to summer thunderstorms, Gainesville's annual Memorial Day parade was a wash Monday.

May 31, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


GPS units, other valuables lead to uptick in car break-ins

As long as there have been cars, there have been car break-ins.

May 31, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Monument tells local WWII history, in stone

For some, history is something learned from textbooks or college lectures. But then there's the history learned from those who lived it.

May 30, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


Traffic rerouted today through downtown Gainesville

Traveling in and around downtown Gainesville today?

May 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Parade's grand marshal is a man who took action

Gainesville's Mack Abbott witnessed a history-changing event as it flashed by the window of his Marine Corps barracks on Dec. 7, 1941, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

May 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Splash Zone’ gets and stays busy after slow start

The crowds came despite the clouds.

May 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


School programs provide food for kids in the summer, too

With summer school under way and summer camps starting up, there's more than just education provided - there's also free food.

May 30, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville special olympian travels to Morocco

Some athletes aren't very vocal; they would rather let their physical abilities do their talking.

May 30, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Dawson County Relay for Life teams close in on goal

The threat of rain may have forced Relay for Life inside Dawson County High School, but little could have dampened the celebration.

May 30, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Business owners optimistic for summer with lake at full pool

From his perch on a hill at the Gainesville Marina, Rick Skoglund has a clear view of Lake Lanier.

May 30, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Three brothers share their WWII experiences

Through their early years, the boys' world seemed bounded by small-town and rural living in North Georgia.

May 29, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Vote for your favorite in North Georgia Battle of the Bands

Music lovers can select their favorite local bands, then watch them compete in a summertime concert beside Lake Lanier.

May 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Decision Day planned at Gainesville High to recognize seniors moving on to college

Gainesville High School will host the first Gainesville High School Decision Day ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Friday.

May 11, 2016 | | Local


Armed robbery suspect in custody after chase

Authorities have captured a suspect in an armed robbery at the Kangaroo gas station in Gainesville.

May 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Raccoon in East Hall is 7th rabies case in Hall this year

A dog encountered a rabid raccoon in the Joe Chandler Road area of East Hall, according to a Hall County news release.

May 11, 2016 | | Local


Contract awarded for $44.1M widening of Athens Highway

The widening of Athens Highway/U.S. 129 in East Hall looks to be a sure thing, as the Georgia Department of Transportation has awarded ...

May 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Buford man suspected of threatening to kill mother caught Wednesday

A Buford man suspected of threatening to kill his mother and then eluding authorities and K-9 units on Tuesday has been captured.

May 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Camp Merrill plans water jump May 11 at War Hill Park in Dawson

If you see soldiers jumping from helicopters into Lake Lanier next week, don't worry, there's no emergency.

May 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Funeral services set Saturday for Good News at Noon founder Gene Beckstein

One of Thomas Ramirez's most vivid memories of Good News at Noon founder Gene Beckstein, who died Wednesday at age 93, came when the ...

May 11, 2016 | By Clark Leonard and Jennifer Linn news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Crash involving deer claims life of North Forsyth High student

May 11, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Young Wauka Mountain archers take dead aim at title

A dozen fifth-graders lined up Tuesday in the Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy gymnasium, nocking arrows in their bows and firing at targets yards away.

May 11, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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