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Gainesville confident of new deck

Although the same architect designed both Gainesville's newly-constructed parking deck and the faulty deck at the Hall County courthouse, city officials say they expect there will be no problems with the new facility when it opens.

November 08, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Friends pay tribute to late musician

Gainesville First United Methodist Church swelled with people Saturday at a memorial service honoring beloved music instructor Jimmy Cutrell.

November 07, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dog days of November? Hall County dedicates its animal shelter

Puppies gladly gave kisses in exchange for attention Saturday morning at the Hall County Animal Shelter's open house in honor of its new facility, which officially opened its doors Oct. 15.

November 07, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


US House passes health care bill

November 07, 2009 | | Local


Sore feet worth the walk for cancer survivor in 3-Day event

When Buffy Brunner walked into the closing ceremonies of the Atlanta Breast Cancer 3-Day two weekends ago, she started crying.

November 07, 2009 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Praying for the children

Twenty-five years ago, a mother was concerned about the welfare of her children as they prepared to go off to school.

November 07, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


New life breathed into historic track

In its 42 years of existence, the half-mile oval track outside Jefferson has seen its share of racing legends going door-to-door.

November 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Schools hold Veterans Day celebrations

Theodore Golab couldn't help but tear up as he climbed the hill to Martin Elementary School's baseball field.

November 07, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Retailers welcome holiday shoppers

This year, holiday shoppers are starting early.

November 07, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Small-business center plans several workshops

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center in Gainesville has scheduled several upcoming workshops at its offices at 999 Chestnut St.

November 06, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Group launches gift drive for seniors

Halloween just passed and Thanksgiving has yet to arrive, but many people have already turned their attention toward Christmas.

November 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Forest service’s ‘green’ building gets gold award

U.S. Forest officials in Georgia have gone gold - er, green.

November 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Monday seminar offers college scholarship information

Parents and students alike will have the opportunity Monday to learn more about scholarships and grants that are available for future college students.

November 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Shoe drive helps others’ soles

Let somebody take a walk in your shoes for once.

November 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


West Hall honored for student achievement

State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox announced Friday that West Hall High School is being honored as a 2009 Georgia School of Excellence in Student Achievement.

November 06, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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FBI nabs gang murders suspect in South Hall

A suspected MS-13 gang member was arrested Tuesday in Flowery Branch in connection with the 2011 execution-style deaths of two brothers in New York.

May 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Historic building renovations progressing at Gym of '36

No matter how much his business grows, regardless of how rapidly his mortgage banking company expands, Wes Hunt's past and present will always be inextricably linked.

May 20, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Georgia science, social studies standards up for revision

To be literate in science and social studies, students need the most accurate, updated education possible.

May 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County welcomes businesses to discuss bid process

It's been a struggle for Hall County to drum up competition for its goods, services and capital improvement needs over the last year, and the result could be costly for taxpayers.

May 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


North Georgia Community Foundation Hosts Philanthropy at its Best on June 2

North Georgia Community Foundation is hosting Philanthropy at its Best, an opportunity to learn how the foundation can be a charitable giving resource for professional advisors and their clients.

May 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Local business owner announces candidacy for Gainesville City Council

Gainesville resident Zack Thompson announced Wednesday that he will run against incumbent Bob Hamrick for the Ward 2 seat on the Gainesville City Council this fall.

May 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge & Bar: Accused in taxi cab slaying file for judge recusal, separate trials

Five people indicted in the death of a Taxi El Palmar driver filed motions recently related to a new judge presiding over the case and to have separate trials.

May 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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


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