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New district maps may alter city school board

Gainesville's proposed redistricting lines could have a greater impact on city school board members than City Council members.

July 22, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Heat is OK for cookies, not for kids

Local public safety officials will be baking cookies and roasting s'mores today - inside a car.

July 22, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


AARP: Gainesville one of nation’s top affordable retirement spots

As a Southern town with county charm and urban sophistication, it's no surprise Gainesville was recognized as one of the best places to retire.

July 22, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Coming Sunday: The '96 Olympics revisited

Fifteen years ago this week, Clarks Bridge Park was teeming with thousands of spectators, athletes and media members in town for the 1996 Olympics.

July 22, 2011 | | Local


Police seek store robbers

Police are seeking information on two masked men who robbed a Gainesville convenience store at gunpoint late Wednesday night.

July 22, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


New fire marshal sees challenge in job

Chad Payne laughs as he talks about being inside of a burning building. But despite his jovial nature, he takes the job seriously.

July 22, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Attorney: Graves’ loan agreement invalid

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves' attorney says the disputed loan agreement between his client and a Northwest Georgia bank is not valid because the bank should have known the Georgia congressman couldn't repay the money and it cut the lawmaker some slack when his company couldn't make payments.

July 22, 2011 | BY ANDY JOHNS Chattanooga Times Free Press | Local


Veteran in Times article remembered as a ‘patriot’

A Hiawassee man profiled in a July 3 story in The Times about veterans coping with old war wounds died Wednesday. He was 62.

July 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cockfighting investigation leads to marijuana bust

Hall County authorities were investigating a suspected cockfighting site at a Flowery Branch home when they discovered a patch of 88 marijuana plants with a street value of $176,000.

July 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


GBI probe of July 11 shooting is ongoing

Apart from a state probe of two deputies' actions in a July 11 suspect shooting, Charlie Pearce knows for certain how he feels about the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

July 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Most Hall schools meet Adequate Yearly Progress levels

Hall County schools fared better than most in meeting Adequate Yearly Progress, according to preliminary statewide numbers released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Education. Gainesville, however, fared worse.

July 21, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Program teaches kids to fight back

More than 700,000 kids younger than 18 are reported missing each year, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

July 21, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Dawson County talks of taking a stance on park, reservoir

Officials are considering a series of public hearings to gauge interest in a park and proposed reservoir in the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area.

July 20, 2011 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Foundation seeks Philanthropist of the Year nominations

The North Georgia Community Foundation is seeking nominations for its Philanthropist of the Year award.

July 20, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Unhealthy air quality blamed on hot weather

As the region sweltered through its 24th day exceeding Code Orange air quality Wednesday, forecasters say there's no relief in sight.

July 20, 2011 | Mike Hill | Local


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Two teens suffer minor injuries in north Forsyth crash with deputy

NORTH FORSYTH - A four-car crash in the Chestatee area involving a Forsyth County Sheriff's deputy left two with minor injuries Tuesday afternoon.

February 24, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes IHughes@forsythnews.com | Local


United Way gathering works to identify, connect services for those in poverty

The banquet hall at First Baptist Church in Gainesville on Friday turned into a big networking forum for people with a heart to serve those ...

February 24, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Catalina’s Restaurant offers tastes of El Salvador, Mexico

A new Gainesville restaurant is offering a variety of Hispanic cuisine options.

February 24, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Group to host free HIV/AIDS fair Saturday

In honor of Black History Month and National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Avita Community Partners of Gainesville will host a free HIV health and ...

February 24, 2017 | Alexander Popp | Local


Fashion show benefits cancer retreat nonprofit

Cancer fighters can be beautiful.

February 24, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Apartment complex to rise at old Green Hunter Homes site in Gainesville

Standing amid the remains of the Atlanta Street homes Thursday, Broughton Cochran harkened back to his time as a social worker helping single mothers and ...

February 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gwinnett officials investigating Flowery Branch man’s death after jail medical emergency

A Flowery Branch man's family is seeking answers on what caused his death shortly after he arrived at the Gwinnett County Jail.

February 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Slideshow: WWII veteran, Memorial Day Parade 'star' gets military honors

Cecil Boswell, who died Sunday, was part of the second wave invading Normandy on D-Day and fought in the pivotal Battle of the Bulge.

February 23, 2017 | | Local


Gainesville adds property to new housing development on Atlanta Street

In time for Thursday's 11 a.m. groundbreaking of the Walton Summit development at the former Green Hunter Homes on Atlanta Street, Gainesville officials ...

February 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Oakwood Police warn of Twitter pizza scam

A man buying pizza thought he was getting a great discount until Oakwood Police knocked on his front door, Sgt. Danny Sridej said.

February 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Annual road projects forum set for March 9

An annual update on area road projects is scheduled for March 9 in the Continuing Education Building at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville ...

February 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Trump administration to lift transgender bathroom guidance; Hall superintendent calls it local issue

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is revoking U.S. transgender guidelines, stepping into an emotional national issue and stripping students of federal protections to use bathrooms ...

February 22, 2017 | From wire, Times staff reports | Local


New traffic signal aimed at helping pedestrians in downtown Gainesville

Aidia Stuart often walks her dog on the square in downtown Gainesville and has often encountered drivers who don't slow down to let them ...

February 22, 2017 | By Cindy Nguyen intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


4 honored for being ‘masters’ of nursing

Nurses make the biggest difference in patient care, at least in Nancy Krippel's experience.

February 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Student coalition voices concern over KKK sign in Dahlonega

A business owner's decision to put a Ku Klux Klan banner on a downtown building has led to several days of protests, and now ...

February 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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