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City parks department works with tight budget

When Gainesville's Parks and Recreation Director Melvin Cooper presented his plan to run the city's recreation facilities in the coming fiscal year with a bank account that was about 16 percent smaller than the current year, he said the plan met maintenance and operation needs for 2011.

May 20, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Students hope for top prize in safe driving competition

East Hall High School students are vying for $10,000, all while helping others learn the dangers of texting while driving.

May 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville school counselor shares ideas in Washington

Gainesville had a voice in Washington, D.C., last week to talk about the importance of helping minority students transition between high school and higher education.

May 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Jurors watch serial killer hoax videos

When a Gainesville man posted a false Internet confession to killing 16 people, he brought further emotional pain to two distressed families and caused investigators to waste hundreds of hours, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

May 19, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Two charged with burglary in East Hall

At about 11:45 a.m. Friday, Hall County Sheriff's deputies responded to a burglary in progress in the 2900 block of Burton Circle.

May 19, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County remembers fallen soldier

He may not have been a native son, but when Hall County residents found out about the death of Capt. Kyle Comfort, the news stung.

May 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Lions Club, veterans clean up WWII monument

Time had taken its toll on the World War II monument in front of Milliken & Co.'s plant on Jesse Jewell Parkway in Gainesville.

May 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau University, High Museum join forces

Under a partnership announced Tuesday between Brenau University and the High Museum in Atlanta, students will be able to take advantage of internships, guest lectures and "behind-the-scenes" planning.

May 19, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Court filing fees jump

If you want to sue someone in court, be prepared to pay more to file that lawsuit. A lot more.

May 19, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville City Council OKs neighborhood planning group

The Gainesville City Council on Tuesday approved the goals and objectives of the city's second neighborhood planning unit.

May 18, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Vitamins for kids: Pediatrician says they’re OK, but good nutrition is key

Almost everyone knows one - the picky eater.

May 18, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Dawson man sentenced in theft ring

A Dawson County businessman with deep roots in the community was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years with a year to serve in custody for his involvement in a theft ring.

May 18, 2010 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Jury being selected for Internet hoax case

Jury selection continued Tuesday for the trial of a Gainesville man charged with perpetuating an Internet hoax that had law enforcement officials looking for a serial killer.

May 18, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Water basin group to meet for first time at Lake Lanier

A tri-state river basin group formed two years ago to find common ground amid touchy water-sharing issues plans to hold its first meeting at Lake Lanier next month.

May 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ingles must pay $1.4 million to couple

What may be Hall County's longest civil trial came to a close Tuesday with a jury ordering a supermarket chain to pay attorneys fees and punitive damages to a Flowery Branch couple for runoff erosion.

May 18, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Shooting case moves on to Superior Court

An argument in a Lula man's car preceded three gunshots to the chest and arms, a Gainesville Police investigator testified Thursday.

May 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hamrick, Figueras honored with Quality of Life award

Two community advocates and former members of the Gainesville City Council were praised and honored Thursday night as the Council on Aging presented its second ...

May 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


DFCS to add 175 staff members statewide

Another 175 child welfare staff members will join the Division of Family and Children Services in July as the number of regional foster homes has ...

May 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


No tax increase in proposed $33.5 million Gainesville budget

Gainesville City Council will consider approving a $33.5 million budget when it meets in June that includes no tax increases or water/sewer rate ...

May 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County school district announces principal moves

Four principal moves and two additional vacancies have been announced in Hall County Schools.

May 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


East Ridge Road back open after closing for fire

No one was injured in an East Ridge Road house fire in Gainesville on Thursday. The road was closed for more than two hours as ...

May 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Chicopee Woods Elementary lends ‘amazing’ support for Johnson soccer team ahead of title game

Students lined the halls of Chicopee Woods Elementary School after lunchtime Thursday holding handmade signs and banners. One read "You're my hero" and another ...

May 12, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Former West Hall coach arrested after allegations of relationship with student

Zachary Swansey, former boys basketball coach at West Hall High School, was arrested Wednesday evening on a charge of sexual assault to a student.

May 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Area homeless agency board members quit as same-sex couple applies

Half the members resigned last week from the board of a local nonprofit that pairs homeless families with church hosts just as a same-sex couple ...

May 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Stakeholders examine artifacts from Healan’s Mill excavation

The remnants of a wooden door, its hinges missing and green paint faded and peeling, still bear the year of its origin across the front.

May 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Source of robocalls targeting Stowe remain a mystery

Political robocalls were placed to Gainesville residents last week urging them to vote for incumbent Jeff Stowe in the Republican primary race this month for ...

May 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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