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Gainesville adds marketing to its 2010 to-do list

The new year will usher in a new function of Gainesville government as the city takes on its own tourism marketing and control of downtown revival.

December 26, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hooper ends 32-year career with Gainesville Police

Frank Hooper has lived with the Gainesville Police Department his whole life.

December 26, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Foster parents open homes, hearts to hundreds

As most children are tinkering with their new Christmas toys, some children in Hall County still are hoping for a home.

December 26, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hoschton OKs lights for park trail, playing fields

JEFFERSON - Hoschton will be getting a new gas station and its newest park will have a lighted walking trail and playing fields now that the county commission has given its OK to both.

December 26, 2009 | By Claire Miller cmiller@clickthepaper.com | Local


Hard work pays off for student

The Junior ROTC program at local high schools can provide students with much more than discipline and focus. It can also lead to big college scholarships.

December 25, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Clergy put in long hours to prepare for Christmas services

For most, Christmas is a chance to take time off work and relax with friends and family.

December 25, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


New rights center director fights for underprivileged

Sara Totonchi has grown accustomed to fighting for the underdog.

December 25, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Marines deliver gifts to tots spending holiday in hospital

Children spending Christmas in the hospital got a little more holiday cheer this year.

December 25, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


2 men plan to appeal terror sentences

ATLANTA - The two men sentenced to prison earlier this month for aiding terror groups by sending video of U.S. landmarks abroad have filed a notice to appeal.

December 25, 2009 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Band raffles off car to raise money for new uniforms

JEFFERSON - It may be a few years off, but Jefferson Middle School students Emily Kerr and Ross Bishoff are really looking forward to high school.

December 25, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Heavy Christmas Eve rains boost wet 2009 totals

It was a wet Christmas, not a white one, that greeted Northeast Georgians on Friday after a stormy Christmas Eve night.

December 25, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Jefferson residents want rural area to stay quiet

JEFFERSON - Y Z Sailors Road in Jefferson can be a lot of things, but a planned neighborhood isn't one of them.

December 25, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local




Health care bill clears Senate

Both Georgia's Republican senators have promised to continue to fight Democrat-led health care reform after the U.S. Senate voted Thursday morning to approve its health care bill.

December 24, 2009 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Family trades Christmas presents for church in Africa

Beth Propes Suggs asked for something a bit unusual from her family this Christmas: a church in Africa.

December 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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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


Departing Gainesville city manager leaves big shoes to fill

When Gainesville City Manager Kip Padgett announced his resignation in May, he expressed nothing but gratitude for the opportunity to serve the city in many roles over the last 13 years.

June 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Window maker borrows European model, finds market in Ga.

Bernie Wolf sells the kind of windows built to frame beauty, be it the glistening waters of Lake Lanier or the rugged magnificence of the North Georgia mountains.

June 27, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Hall faces adoption gap: More kids than parents available

In Hall County, 15 of 63 children free for adoption need a permanent family, a problem the Division of Family and Children Services hopes to solve through a summer marketing campaign.

June 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


New state tax structure for transportation takes effect Wednesday

June 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tadmore turns language barrier into strength

The ability to speak more than one language is a boon when searching for a job, yet many of Hall County's bilingual children have trouble overcoming the disadvantages of poverty and delayed English skills.

June 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Visitors get to 'taste a real tomato’ on farm tour

"Take your pick," Joni Kennedy told a handful of people standing on her porch as they perused refreshments. "Everything we grow fresh here, except the hot dogs."

June 27, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


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