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Eagle Ranch welcomes the public during annual open house

The residents of Eagle Ranch, a Christian home for children in crisis, opened their arms and doors wide on Sunday for the annual open house event.

November 01, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Gainesville still working on alcohol laws

Gainesville's alcohol ordinances are likely to see another change this month as Gainesville officials continue to tweak the ordinances to make them less prohibitive to caterers and nonprofit organizations.

November 01, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Procedure can help control systems for Parkinson’s, other patients

Dr. Darlene Lobel recalled one patient from a former practice who loved to fish but had long given up the pasttime after years of Parkinson's disease had taken their toll.

November 01, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public's help sought in Oct. 15 burglary at North Hall High

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in an Oct. 15 burglary at North Hall High School at 4885 Mount Vernon Road.

November 01, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Deputy revamps prevention programs

In times like these, Deputy Stephen Wilbanks' job is more important than ever.

November 01, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Delayed harvest trout streams available

North Georgia offers few better ways to observe beautiful fall foliage than a trip to a trout-filled delayed harvest mountain stream.

November 01, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Jefferson schools receive honor

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson City Schools System has received national recognition for its use of technology, the only local district to earn this honor.

November 01, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Rainy Saturday doesn’t deter students from stream cleanup effort

Students from Enota Elementary School gathered Saturday morning at Rock Creek Stream to participate in the Adopt-A-Stream cleanup event.

November 01, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Students graduate from Generation Inspiration Leadership Academy

Another class of "Generation Inspiration" graduated Saturday, their sights more clearly set on the future.

November 01, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Despite technological advances, microfilm still a reliable method of record keeping

Microfilm is an unlikely survivor of the digital revolution.

November 01, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Rainy night likely for Halloween ghosts and goblins

Trick or treaters in the area might need to tote an umbrella along when they make their Halloween night candy runs.

October 31, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Ceremony at college notes Mathis' accomplishments

James Mathis Sr. understood what was important in life. The family man lent his business and marketing prowess to supporting education and preserving the history and natural beauty of Northeast Georgia.

October 30, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Teens get lesson in homelessness

Even with a few creature comforts from home, life in a cardboard box is no fun.

October 30, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New roof or new school?

The Gainesville school board reviewed its financial options Friday as it plans to repair four school building roofs and possibly construct a new Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School.

October 30, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Costumed candy-seekers take downtown

"I'm my cat, Mr. Jewy," said 5-year-old Tori Mullins.

October 30, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


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Minorities unite to change Gainesville’s electoral system

The exterior of a house on residential Desota Street in Gainesville gives little away about the history it holds inside, save for a sign marking it as the office of the local Newtown Florist Club.

June 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Electric car owners take hit with new tax

A new state tax structure that takes effect Wednesday has stirred ire among some electric car owners.

June 29, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Spraygrounds require regular checking of chemical levels

Kayla Spurlock watched Monday afternoon as her daughter enjoyed the sprayground at Laurel Park. She takes Violet, who is 18 months old, about once a week to the area where she can play in the water spraying up from the ground.

June 29, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Gainesville school board approves 2016 budget

After a few budget amendments, the Gainesville City Board of Education approved the fiscal year 2016 budget at its regular meeting Monday.

June 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Walters re-elected chairman of ports authority board

Gainesville businessman Jim Walters was re-elected Monday as chairman of the board of directors for the Georgia Ports Authority.

June 29, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Fire destroys North Hall home

A North Hall home was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon.

June 29, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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


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