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University system looks to cut $565 million

Two area colleges have been directed to make more than $7.5 million in combined cuts to meet state legislators' budget demands.

February 25, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Commissioners vote for Nopone Road library

Despite objections from Clermont residents, the Hall County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 Thursday to build the North Hall library at Nopone Road.

February 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Protest held outside detention center

About 50 people gathered outside an immigration detention center in midtown Gainesville Thursday to protest immigration policies they said lead to broken families and undue hardships for working people.

February 25, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Woman sentenced for stealing from Hall County

A Gainesville woman pleaded guilty this week to stealing more than $6,000 from the Hall County Tax Commissioner's office while employed there in 2006.

February 25, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

H1N1 down during flu’s ‘peak season’

Health experts predicted that the H1N1 season would peak in January or February, but so far that hasn't happened.

February 25, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Jackson County officials aim to put new sales tax on ballot this year

JEFFERSON - If things go as planned, Jackson County voters will have the opportunity to approve a new special purpose local option sales tax during elections in July.

February 25, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Academy's students, parents celebrate diversity through food, entertainment

More than 300 Lakeview Academy students, family and staff were treated to an intercultural culinary celebration Thursday night.

February 25, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local

Gainesville Councilwoman clears air on skateboarding ordinance

Gainesville's City Council will make its final decision regarding an ordinance banning skateboarding on sidewalks and public squares Tuesday, but before they do, Councilwoman Myrtle Figueras wants to make sure residents understand the meaning of the ordinance.

February 25, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Elrod Road closed today for repairs

Elrod Road in North Hall will be closed to traffic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

February 24, 2010 | | Local

Two charged in home burglary

Two Hall County men were arrested this week in connection with a Feb. 17 burglary on Huntcliff Drive in Flowery Branch, Hall County Sheriff's Col. Jeff Strickland said.

February 24, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Police searching for man linked to fiery fatal crash

Gwinnett County Police investigators are looking for a man they say may have contributed to a fiery fatal crash early Sunday morning on Interstate 985.

February 24, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Sheriff’s officials investigate dog fighting

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is investigating possible dog fighting activity after the carcass of a pit bull was discovered Wednesday on a Tulip Drive lot in Gainesville.

February 24, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Teen’s health condition leads him to video game

It makes perfect sense that someone would wish himself inside a fantasy world.

February 24, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Job hunt may get harder before it improves

It's been four months since Todd Woll had what he would call a decent job.

February 24, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Flowery Branch City Council to set priorities at retreat

New Flowery Branch City Council members are about to go back to school.

February 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

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Guilty verdict a relief to slain taxi driver’s colleagues

With a life prison sentence for a Gainesville woman Thursday, Erbey Rebollar said he hopes the message is clear.

October 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Syversen joins Times as director of sales, marketing

Jenny Syversen, a veteran advertising and marketing executive, has joined The Times as director of sales and marketing.

October 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Disability group readies for South Hall development despite opposition

Adele Cardillo had a very personal reason for wanting an organization that serves developmentally disabled adults to succeed in getting the government's green light ...

October 11, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville council candidates weigh in on issues in 4-way race for seat

It took some time for candidates to come forward after Gainesville Councilwoman Myrtle Figueras announced this summer that she would not seek re-election to the ...

October 11, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Times launches digital marketing agency for businesses

The Web is wide open for business.

October 11, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Mule Camp offers 'really cool stuff' despite soggy morning

Each year, Mule Camp Market grows, attracting people outside the Gainesville area like Mary Beth Simmons of Habersham County.

October 10, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local

Skeet shooters celebrate Second Amendment at GOP event

Shouting to each other over the din of rifle fire, elected officials and Second Amendment advocates took aim at clay discs soaring over an expansive ...

October 10, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Rain doesn’t dampen spirits at Special Olympics State Games

Cassius Walton couldn't be happier.

October 10, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

You Heard it here: Gainesville High (and Times) alum gets Emmy

It's not unusual for alums of The Times to go on to award-winning careers, but we can't recall one ever winning an Emmy ...

October 10, 2015 | | Local

Hurry to get some cheap reads while you can

The sixth annual Giant Book Sale continues today and Sunday at the old Regions Bank building, 111 Green St. The sale hours are 10 a ...

October 10, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Hall coroner: Crash caused death of driving instructor

The death of a Gainesville motorist last week was declared an accident, according to Hall County Coroner Marion Merck's office.

October 10, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

2 longtime residents seek Oakwood council post

Both a political newcomer and a current planning commissioner will soon vie for the Post 2 spot on the Oakwood city council, which was recently ...

October 10, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

'Courage, skill and joy' - Special Olympics gets underway

Hundreds of athletes from across Georgia donned bright T-shirts and cheerful smiles, laughing, dancing and singing as they filled the stands in Gainesville Middle School.

October 10, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Oliver North headlines Boys & Girls Clubs’ Gala

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County have a well-known military figure, author and television host headlining their sold-out Futures for Kids Gala on Tuesday ...

October 10, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Drones sacked at Forsyth County youth football games

October 09, 2015 | Times Regional Staff | Local

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