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Kip Padgett’s new role has kept him busy

For the first time since he took over the helm of Gainesville government, City Manager Kip Padgett took a much-needed day off Friday.

April 12, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Braselton chili competition a taster’s paradise

If you're looking for a hot way to pass some time this weekend, you may want to head over to Braselton for the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce Chili Cook-Off.

April 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville High group to award honorary diplomas

The Gainesville High School Governance Council, a staff-teacher-parent governing authority under the school system's charter designation, is initiating a Gainesville High School honorary diploma program.

April 12, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


As the nice weather returns, sun safety is key

After a brutally cold winter, it feels good to get outside and soak up the sun.

April 12, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Hoschton lines up for federal stimulus funds

HOSCHTON -The U.S. government has set aside billions of dollars in stimulus money in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

April 12, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


It’s official: Chicken cook-off is state’s main event

It seems only fitting that the chicken cook-off in the Poultry Capital of the World would be the state's official chicken cooking event.

April 12, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Rain helps lake levels spring up

Lake Lanier is reaping the benefits of recent wet weather - including possibly more soaking storms today - but drier weather is ahead that could slow the lake's refilling.

April 12, 2009 | From staff reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Final call for Homer Easter egg hunt?

HOMER - Carrying brightly colored baskets and running ahead of parents, hundreds of children scampered across the Garrison family's property Sunday hunting for candy eggs.

April 12, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


New event honors the best in local teachers

Quick - think of your favorite teacher you had in school.

April 12, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Trying to fill a growing need for help

While the federal government is busy trying to stimulate the economy, many local organizations are busy trying to keep those in need afloat until things get better.

April 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Churches step in to offer job guidance

In her role as pastor of Christian education and discipleship, the Rev. Debby Fox generally works on matters such as curriculum for Sunday school classes.

April 12, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Annexed areas make jurisdiction clearer, police say

Before the Gainesville Police Department had a chance to lay out the reasons for its desire to have a 0.8-mile stretch of interstate right-of-way in the city limits, Chief Frank Hooper was already on the defensive.

April 12, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Some small towns have a reputation with drivers

Ludowici, the county seat of Long County in Southeast Georgia, has a claim to fame that it would like to shed.

April 12, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Sheriff's deputies: Higher speeds mean more accidents, patrols

Col. Jeff Strickland said the Hall County Sheriff's Office is not in the business of speed traps.

April 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


SPECIAL REPORT: A speed trap's bad rap

A frequent traveler? If so, you've probably had this conversation with someone you know:

April 12, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Laurel Fest says goodbye to summer

Though we may be reluctant to bid summer farewell, visitors to Saturday's Laurel Summer Fest did so in style.

August 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Man injured in stabbing at Gainesville mobile home park

A man has been transferred for medical treatment after being stabbed in Gainesville.

August 30, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Chestatee backers out in support at season opener after faith controversy

Beyond the usual sea of maroon garb under the Friday night lights of the high school football season opener were crosses borne by some of the Chestatee High School faithful.

August 30, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


County considers closing part of South Hall road

Hall County is considering whether to close part of a dirt and gravel road that links two major South Hall roads in response to resident concerns about dumping in the area.

August 30, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County firefighters salute injured coworkers

Hall County firefighters stood on Interstate 985 overpasses Friday afternoon as the last of three injured coworkers came home. At Friendship Road, five Station 8 firefighters saluted as the small northbound caravan carrying Will Griffin passed underneath about 3 p.m.Griffin was training July 22 in an aerial ladder bucket with fellow firefighters T.J. Elliott and Stephen Jackson when the truck's ladder malfunctioned, falling an estimated 44 feet and sending the three to hospitals. Griffin, 24, has been recuperating at Shepherd Spinal Center's spinal cord injury unit in Atlanta and will continue rehab as an outpatient ...

August 29, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


Stay safe on roads, lake over holiday weekend, law agencies urge

Emergency personnel are encouraging residents to have a fun but safe Labor Day weekend.

August 29, 2014 | Times staff and regional reports | Local


Former GHS star Watson makes college debut today in Athens

Fans of Gainesville High, Georgia and Clemson will come together today as the state's record holder in career passing yards and touchdowns returns home for his collegiate debut.

August 29, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Local


Gainesville officials decided Kelly had to go as chief

Gainesville Police Chief Brian Kelly resigned Friday morning in a move the mayor said was in the city's best interest.

August 29, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Football big business for local restaurants, retailers

Football, at every level of competition, is more profitable than ever.

August 29, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County mum on deal over firetruck involved in July 22 accident

The ladder truck that malfunctioned during a training exercise last month and injured three Hall County firefighters was inspected by an asset protection solutions group and signed off on by a battalion chief, but Hall County officials have declined to share any communication among themselves about the truck.

August 29, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Road work at Clarks Bridge resumes after 45-day wait

Construction crews have been back at work this week at Clarks Bridge, where a replacement project had stalled for 45 days to ensure the support for a retaining wall had compacted and settled as needed.

August 29, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riverside cadet finds support at school

Ben Brewer, a senior at Riverside Military Academy, learned what it means to be a caretaker when his father was stricken with cancer.

August 28, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Top chef: Food festival brings 3 masters to Gainesville

Three master chefs from Taiwan gave demonstrations Thursday to culinary students at Lanier Career Center in Gainesville as part of the school's international food festival.

August 28, 2014 | Scott Rogers | Local




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