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Skateboarders may be left without options

The owner of Gainesville's lone skate shop says a proposed city ordinance that means to ban skateboarders from public areas specifically targets her downtown business.

February 20, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Oakwood woman dies in small condo fire

BY STEPHEN GURR

February 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Woman injured when van rolls over her at gas station

A woman was airlifted to an Atlanta hospital after her van rolled over her in a gas station parking lot.

February 19, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Ex-trooper’s lawsuit dismissed

A gender and age discrimination lawsuit filed against the Georgia Department of Public Safety by one of the state patrol's first female troopers has been dismissed by a federal judge.

February 19, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Students run to raise money for playground

JEFFERSON - They may have been running in circles on Friday, but the Jefferson Elementary School students were running with a purpose.

February 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Students learn about cultures at Chinese New Year celebration

The World Language Academy rang in the Chinese New Year Friday evening, drawing together students and their families for a multicultural celebration.

February 19, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Sunday murder remains unsolved

As a funeral is held today in Snellville for a married Scout leader and father of three, Hall County authorities continue to investigate his murder.

February 19, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Pedestrian struck by car in front of post office

A Gainesville woman trying to cross a busy Green Street at the post office Friday morning was struck by a car and later hospitalized with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

February 19, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Woman hurt when van rolls over her in gas station

A woman was airlifted to an Atlanta hospital after her van rolled over her in a gas station parking lot.

February 19, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Nichols plans to retire; interim police chief upset about job ads

Seven weeks after her appointment as Gainesville interim police chief, Jane Nichols has submitted her notice of retirement, giving the city 30 days to find a replacement.

February 19, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Ex-Forsyth deputy gets 8 years in prison

A former Forsyth County sheriff's deputy who unsuccessfully ran for sheriff was sentenced Thursday to eight years in federal prison for receiving child pornography.

February 19, 2010 | By Julie Arrington and Stephen Gurr sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


PBS features Gainesville’s Interactive Neighborhood for Kids

A Gainesville organization will be featured as one of the state's top stops for kids on a Georgia Public Broadcast program airing Friday night.

February 19, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Message from a Freedom Rider: Love the people, change the politics

When Diane Nash left for work in 1960s Nashville, Tenn., she knew might not ever make it home again.

February 19, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Officials give tips on dealing with deer

To help residents of the Riverside Drive area feel more comfortable about dealing with the deer population in their neighborhood, Gainesville city officials have promised to make a list of trustworthy hunters.

February 19, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Flowery Branch OKs rezonings on McEver, Gaines Ferry

Flowery Branch City Council voted Thursday night to approve a batch of rezonings and annexations that would pave the way for several commercial and manufacturing uses.

February 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Teen driver sentenced in crash that killed North Forsyth student

The teenage driver in a single-vehicle wreck that killed a rising North Forsyth High School senior last June faces five years in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree vehicular homicide.

May 20, 2015 | Kayla Robins Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville’s Serra earns certification from UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government

Alicia Serra earned local finance officer certification in the first quarter of 2015 through the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government's financial management training program.

May 20, 2015 | | Local


Department of Labor hosting Wrigley recruiting event

The Georgia Department of Labor will host a recruiting event next week to help Wrigley Manufacturing Company hire a number of workers for its plant in Flowery Branch.

May 20, 2015 | | Local


Online records, interpreters at center of courthouse budget requests

In the basement of the Hall County Courthouse, clerks go through anywhere between 8,500 and 9,000 files on cases in a month.

May 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Chicopee golf director let go amid financial woes

Deteriorating conditions and dwindling revenues have prompted officials at the Chicopee Woods Golf Course to lay off the director of golf, take ownership of the pro shop and consider a shakeup of members on an oversight committee in an effort to get the ball back on the green.

May 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch moves forward on plans for new city hall

With Flowery Branch Mayor Mike Miller calling it the "second most important date" the city has had after becoming home base for the Atlanta Falcons, council members approved the very first steps of developing a new city hall location.

May 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville Council formally adopts 2016 budget

Gainesville City Council formally adopted a $30.7 million general fund spending plan for the 2016 fiscal year Tuesday night.

May 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Kids create Northeast Georgia History Center activities for their peers

Young visitors to the Northeast Georgia History Center will now have activities made just for them, including scavenger hunts, scrapbooks, picture guides and more.

May 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Eyes on the Road: Work planned soon along I-85 Express Lane

The Georgia Department of Transportation and the State Road and Tollway Authority are planning safety improvements on the Interstate 85 Express Lane in the coming weeks.

May 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville city manager announces resignation

Gainesville City Council members said they have big shoes to fill after City Manager Kip Padgett announced his resignation Tuesday night.

May 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville school board recognizes retirees

Eighteen of Gainesville City Schools' employees were recognized Tuesday as their service to the school system comes to an end.

May 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Integration-era Gainesville High School principal dies at age 81

Gainesville High School's principal during integration and a beloved figure who was involved in community service long past retirement has died.

May 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville to approve budget, tax rates Tuesday

Gainesville City Council will formally approve its 2016 fiscal year budget when it meets Tuesday night, and also set property tax rates for the coming year.

May 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oakwood city manager at top of field

Colleagues, friends and family members of Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown gathered on May 11 to recognize him for being named as one of 2015's top 10 public works leaders by the American Public Works Association.

May 18, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Lula council denies rezoning request for baseball center

Lula City Council unanimously voted down a proposed rezoning Monday night that would have allowed for a baseball training center in an otherwise agriculturally zoned area.

May 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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