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Rogers fights Atmos on rate hike proposal

A proposal by Atmos Energy to raise Georgia customers' rates by about $4 a month has been met with opposition by state Rep. Carl Rogers, R-Gainesville, who says the timing is poor.

February 23, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


STAR students honored

The brightest high school seniors from 10 Gainesville and Hall County public and private high schools were honored Tuesday at a Kiwanis Club luncheon for the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition program.

February 23, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Slight chance of snow this morning for North Georgia

Winter still isn't through with North Georgia.

February 23, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Riders take advantage of expanded bus service

Without a driver's license and a permanent job, Dolores Victor relies on Hall Area Transit for most of her errands.

February 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Alto native sees Haiti relief efforts from Navy vessel

An Alto native is seeing Haiti's devastation from a U.S. Navy point of view.

February 22, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia prepares to be counted

Gainesville's U.S. Census office is gearing up for a massive hiring campaign, with between 1,500 and 2,000 temporary workers needed to knock on doors in 16 Northeast Georgia counties.

February 22, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


County officials study North Hall library plans

The Hall County Board of Commissioners held a special workshop Monday to discuss plans for the North Hall park and library.

February 22, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Registration begins for appliance pickup

Hall County residents can dispose of large household appliances by registering for the annual appliance pickup.

February 22, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Jefferson City Council cleans up ordinances

The Jefferson City Council has updated city ordinances to remove conflicting statements related to wrecker services.

February 22, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville Police earn re-accreditation

The Gainesville Police Department has earned re-accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies and been selected as an exemplary agency.

February 22, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Saving important even in a tough economy

While the economy is down, the last thing some want to think about is saving.

February 22, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall school board discusses cell phones, language programs

Hall County school board members took strides on Monday to ensure schools continue to progress in technology initiatives and multicultural learning despite a weakened economy.

February 22, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Speed a likely factor in I-985 crash that killed brothers

While an investigation into a wreck that killed two brothers from Flowery Branch is ongoing, Gwinnett County Police say they believe the cause may have been speed.

February 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Vietnamese New Year kicks off with dancing, food, music

Several hundred Vietnamese, many dressed in traditional robes and visiting from Atlanta and other places, gathered Sunday at First Baptist Church in Gainesville to usher in the Year of the Tiger.

February 21, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Group raises money for returning soldiers

They may not be in the trenches beside them, but Operation Patriot's Call members know what life is like for deployed members of the Gainesville-based Charlie Company.

February 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Minorities unite to change Gainesville’s electoral system

The exterior of a house on residential Desota Street in Gainesville gives little away about the history it holds inside, save for a sign marking it as the office of the local Newtown Florist Club.

June 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Electric car owners take hit with new tax

A new state tax structure that takes effect Wednesday has stirred ire among some electric car owners.

June 29, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Spraygrounds require regular checking of chemical levels

Kayla Spurlock watched Monday afternoon as her daughter enjoyed the sprayground at Laurel Park. She takes Violet, who is 18 months old, about once a week to the area where she can play in the water spraying up from the ground.

June 29, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Gainesville school board approves 2016 budget

After a few budget amendments, the Gainesville City Board of Education approved the fiscal year 2016 budget at its regular meeting Monday.

June 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Walters re-elected chairman of ports authority board

Gainesville businessman Jim Walters was re-elected Monday as chairman of the board of directors for the Georgia Ports Authority.

June 29, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Fire destroys North Hall home

A North Hall home was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon.

June 29, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Man in serious condition after hit-and-run on Clarks Bridge Road

A Gainesville man, known locally as "Country," is still in serious condition at the hospital after he was hit Thursday night by a car on Clarks Bridge Road.

June 29, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Class Notes: University of North Georgia supporting meal program in July

Free meals will be provided through the remainder of the summer across North Georgia thanks to help from the University of North Georgia.

June 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


New hotel fee brings big hurt to low- and fixed-income guests

The tired eyes of Justin Biggerstaff grew more weary when he learned that he'll soon be paying an extra $5 per night for his family, which includes three young kids, to stay at the Gainesville Inn and Suites on Jesse Jewell Parkway over the next month or so while he seeks permanent housing.

June 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Veterans enjoy Lake Lanier getaway

Soon it would be time for the veterans to climb on planes and return home to their everyday lives.

June 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lakeview's Kennedy signs 5-year contract, plans for future

After five years as Lakeview Academy's head of school, John Kennedy is planning at least five more.

June 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Part of Hospitality Highway to be renamed in honor of tourism pioneer

The portion of Hospitality Highway that runs through Dawson and Lumpkin counties will soon be named in honor of the man first responsible for branding the state a tourism destination.

June 28, 2015 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff reports | Local


Swim lessons part of Discovery Day Camps

The pungent, yet pleasant, summery smell of chlorine filled the nostrils of roughly 75 children as they swam through the waters of Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, but they didn't seem to mind.

June 28, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gillsville Highway at Athens Highway re-opens after fire

Gillsville Highway was closed at Athens Highway for part of Sunday night while authorities worked to contain a fire. No one was transported to the hospital with injuries, according to authorities.

June 28, 2015 | | Local


Hall firefighters battle early Sunday blaze

No one was injured as Hall County firefighters battled a blaze Sunday morning at an empty 8,000-square-foot commercial building.

June 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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