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State DOT names new area engineer

A Cumming man has been named the Georgia Department of Transportation's area engineer for Dawson, Forsyth and Hall counties.

Matt Needham will be responsible for all construction and maintenance activities on interstates and state routes throughout those counties.

August 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Most Hispanic gang members are US citizens

The face of gang activity in Hall County has changed over time.

August 23, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Some gang members attend school, but cause few problems

Many gang members lead a double life.

August 23, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


DOT cutting trees as a safety measure

Yes, it's hard to think about winter when the temperatures outside are still touching the 90-degree mark.

August 23, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Family of slain gang member begs friends not to join

To hear Martha Garcia tell it, her brother did not have any friends.

August 23, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Violent gang crimes rare, authorities say

Though a fatal Aug. 9 shooting draws attention to the potential for gang violence in the area, most reported gang-related crimes are not violent, officials say.

August 23, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Tax appeals on rise in Jackson County

The economy may be down, but the same can't be said for property tax appeals in Jackson County.

August 22, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Recent shooting highlights the violent world of street gangs

Juan "Baby P-Nut" Gomez said he wanted to get out of gang life, but he didn't do it soon enough.

August 22, 2009 | BY Stephen Gurr AND Ashley Fielding sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com; afielding@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gang task force keeps a high profile

The baby blue shirt is a dead giveaway.

August 22, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Funeral expense a double blow in today’s tough times

In trying economic times, expenses such as a funeral, which can cost thousands of dollars, can take a toll on a family.

August 22, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Touch-A-Truck event draws crowd in its 10th year

Horns were honking, kids were smiling and parents were holding up their cameras at the 10th annual Touch-A-Truck event Saturday morning sponsored by the Gainesville Parks and Recreation.

August 22, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


HEROs can be just that to those stranded on interstates

FLOWERY BRANCH - South Hall motorists may soon see the bright yellow truck a little more often as they're tooling down Interstate 985.

August 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Health officials tackle flu fears

With the school year in full swing, public health officials say they have received many phone calls from parents who are worried that their children have been infected with the H1N1 flu virus.

August 21, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Two men indicted in fatal gang shooting

A Hall County grand jury has indicted two men in an Aug. 9 gang-related shooting that killed one teen and injured three others.

August 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Former ZF Industries employee found guilty of embezzlement

The longtime accounting manager of a Gainesville transmission plant was found guilty Friday in an embezzlement scheme exceeding half a million dollars.

August 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Local moviegoers have mixed reactions to canceling of film's release

Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of "The Interview," a comedy movie starring Seth Rogen and James Franco about a slapstick assassination plot on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

December 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville High alumni replace missing elephant art

Counte Cooley was tired of driving by Gainesville High School and not seeing his elephant.

December 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Defense bill calls for Army control of Camp Merrill

Camp Frank D. Merrill outside Dahlonega has long been Army strong. With President Barack Obama's signature, it will be Army controlled.

December 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall schools score higher in performance rating

Most Hall County schools and some Gainesville schools performed better than the state average on the College and Career Ready Performance Index, the latest tool used to measure how well schools are doing.

December 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hanukkah: Faith burning brightly

Tuesday marked the first day of Hanukkah. The Jewish Festival of Lights celebrates the victory of the Jewish army, the Maccabees, over Syrian forces. It also celebrates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem, which had been ruined during battle.

December 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Roads: DOT suspends lane closures during holidays

In giving motorists some holiday relief, the Georgia Department of Transportation plans to suspend construction-related lane closures on all interstates and major state routes from 5 a.m. Tuesday through 10 p.m. Dec. 28.

December 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riverside seeks new commandant of cadets

Following the abrupt departure of its commandant of cadets, Riverside Military Academy is refilling the position.

December 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Cleanup finally coming to Flat Creek

Funding to improve Flat Creek's water quality has finally been approved in what city officials called a "monumental" agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

December 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Male stabbed on East Ridge Road

A male was stabbed Tuesday evening in the 1100 block of East Ridge Road, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

December 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


BYOB painting concept comes to Gainesville

The Gainesville community now has another option of what to do on Saturday night, or Thursday or Friday.

December 16, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


Free gun locks available for pickup through Friday

Gun locks are available for free at three Gainesville locations.

December 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville city schools to renovate district’s central office

The Gainesville Board of Education wants to improve the district's central office.

December 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Volunteer with U.S. Rep. Doug Collins

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, is asking people to volunteer with him Thursday at the Georgia Mountain Food Bank to prepare food boxes.

December 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


The Local Agenda: Area government offices to close for Christmas, New Year’s

Gainesville and Hall County offices have set hours around the upcoming holidays.

December 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall Fire Services wants to help victim who lost house in Saturday's blaze

Members of the Hall County Fire Services are hoping to reach a man displaced by a Saturday afternoon fire.

December 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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