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City's planned teacher pay cut loses some of its sting

Gainesville school teachers may not endure as severe a pay cut now that the Gainesville school board plans to take two additional years to pay off its estimated $5.6 million deficit.

June 15, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Take free ride on Red Rabbit

There may not be such a thing as a free lunch, but on Thursday, take a free ride.

June 15, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Camp LifeSavers mixes fun with safety lessons for children

There's still room for a couple more kids to sign up for Hall County Fire Services' Camp LifeSavers safety camps, according to the camp coordinator.

June 15, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Hall planning board is OK with helipad

The Hall County Planning Commission approved the use of a helipad at a private residence in South Hall on Monday.

June 15, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


10-year-old tickles the ivories, hopefully on way to pro career

Like Schroeder from the classic "Peanuts" comic strip, most days you can Sean VanMeter sitting behind a piano playing his heart out.

June 15, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


North Georgia College & State University, Appalachian Community Bank team up to boost troops

Nasal spray, fly swatters and instant pudding - just a few items soldiers in Afghanistan want.

June 15, 2009 | | Local


Whole warehouse gone green

BRASELTON - When it comes to "going green" in the business world, Whole Foods Market is on top of its game.

June 14, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


A flash back to the ’50s

If you drove by the Northeast Georgia History Center on Sunday afternoon, you may have thought you were stuck in a time warp.

June 14, 2009 | Megan Gill | Local


Gainesville State students to compete on world stage

Students from Gainesville State College who have "a head for business and a heart for the world" will be one of five U.S. Students in Free Enterprise teams traveling to Berlin in October for the 2009 SIFE Capital Markets Summit.

June 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Four churches pitching in on Habitat home

Volunteers from four area churches gathered once again at the 35th Habitat for Humanity of Hall County building site to celebrate the ground breaking of a home for a Gainesville mother of three.

June 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson Public Library manager loves helping others find favorite books

If you're looking for a good book to read, Amy Carlan should probably be one of the first people that you give a call for suggestions.

June 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Local company creates water-efficient garden at Georgia Governor’s Mansion

The Georgia Governor's Mansion's landscape has a new, water-efficient front garden designed by The Fockele Garden Co.

June 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


That big tractor in Lula? Yep, it's made of foam

No, Jim Reid isn't getting into selling or repairing tractors.

June 14, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Melanoma puts man on mission to raise money, awareness

A life-altering experience one year ago put Neil Gaines on a mission.

June 14, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Fire destroys mobile home in East Hall

A fire thought to be started by unattended candles destroyed a mobile home Sunday morning in East Hall, according to Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell.

June 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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Officials celebrate opening of senior community

State officials and group leaders showed up in Gainesville on Friday to celebrate a multi-agency milestone on Myrtle Street that's been more than two years in the making.

May 01, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Ask The Times: Old drag strip now a housing development

There used to be a drag strip in Cumming back in the 1960s and 1970s. What happened to it and where was it?

May 01, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Court testimony reveals how drug suspect escaped custody

Child locks in cars are for the big kids, too.

May 01, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Man accused of armed robbery at McDonald's, stealing tip jar at coffee shop

A Gainesville man was charged Thursday with armed robbery following an April 10 incident at McDonald's on Limestone Parkway and an April 27 incident at Inman Perk coffee shop on the square.

May 01, 2015 | By Caroline Watts intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Man dies in fiery crash involving Gainesville pickup truck

A driver was killed in a fiery crash in Atlanta early Friday morning after authorities say he led Georgia Capitol Police on a chase.

May 01, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Annual safety fair arms kids with knowledge before summer break

It was a harrowing 15 seconds for four Flowery Branch Elementary students, as they struggled to get life jackets on while saving a drowning peer in a rickety boat.

May 01, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Education museum opens doors in Flowery Branch

"I guess the main thing I need to say is, 'Welcome home.'"

May 01, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville pushing ahead with “rain tax”

Gainesville officials are pushing forward with a plan to create a stormwater utility and implement a "rain tax" to pay for upgrades and replacements to aging drainage infrastructure.

May 01, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Judge hears testimony in aggressive driving case

Charges are headed to Superior Court in the case of a Gwinnett County man accused of weaving toward and forcing a Hall County deputy's patrol car off the road after a wild chain of events.

May 01, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Former General Electric CEO visits Brenau University

When co-authors Suzy and Jack Welch took the stage Thursday night during an event to promote their newly published career and business growth book, each dispensed advice on a range of topics: business growth, good management strategies and the quirks of penning a book with your spouse.

April 30, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Concert to benefit 13-year-old with rare cancer

Eli Ligon lights up as he talks about some of his favorite things, including golf, his friends and the Alabama Crimson Tide.

April 30, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Proposed Gainesville budget includes no tax increase

The Gainesville City Council is prepared to adopt its fiscal year 2016 budget of $30.7 million and will hold a public hearing on the spending plan when it meets Tuesday night.

April 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Child sex trafficking suspects get life sentences

After 45 minutes of jury deliberation, two Gainesville residents received life sentences Thursday while two children continue rebuilding their childhood.

April 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


6 enter race for 2 open Flowery Branch council seats

Qualifying closed Wednesday for two open seats on the Flowery Branch City Council.

April 30, 2015 | Times Regional Staff | Local


Save Our Daughters Night aims to help fatherless girls

You can't exactly replace the role a father plays in a young woman's life.

April 30, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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