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Sunshine Seniors relocate fruit and vegetable stand for healthier eating

When Elizabeth Westbrooks was a little girl, grocery shopping was a bit different.

July 08, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood land purchased for industrial park

The city of Oakwood Thursday announced the purchase of 32 acres for a new industrial park on White Road near Interstate 985.

July 08, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


State bans school seclusion rooms

Nearly six years after a 13-year-old boy hanged himself while in solitary confinement at a Gainesville special needs school, the state school board banned the practice.

July 08, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hot summer, tight budgets affect elderly

They were running out of fans at the Gainesville-Hall County Senior Life Center.

July 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Court clears teacher in injured student case

The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled a Forsyth County science teacher is not liable in an experiment that injured one of her students.

July 07, 2010 | JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


State board to vote today on new academic standards

The state Board of Education decides this morning whether completely new classroom standards will roll out in fall 2011.

July 07, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Dawson County school board officials brace for the worst

Dawson County school officials are preparing to tighten belts districtwide as they ready for another round of state funding cuts.

July 07, 2010 | | Local


Bears spotted in Dawsonville area

DAWSONVILLE - Of all the things Gene Bradshaw thought he would find on his front porch, a 150-pound black bear was at the bottom of the list.

July 07, 2010 | FRANK REDDY Times regional staff | Local


Renovations begin on exterior of Gainesville’s historic federal building

One of Gainesville's oldest architectural jewels is getting polished.

July 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County wants to cut down on trash freeloaders

Hall County is looking for ways to cut down on out-of-county trash at its compactor sites.

July 07, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Union County builds, hoping they will come

At a time when its unemployment rate has tripled in the last three years, Union County officials are hopeful a state loan will help them bring in the diversity their economy needs.

July 07, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


DOT moves forward on local projects

Some $53 million in safety, resurfacing and bridge replacement projects are planned throughout Georgia, including some $6 million to $7 million for work in Northeast Georgia.

July 07, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Remembering V-J Day

One of the mostly highly celebrated days in history was Aug. 15, 1945, when the Allies announced the surrender of Japanese forces during World War II.

July 07, 2010 | | Local


City Council moves forward with Cedar Creek plant

Gainesville City Council took another step forward Tuesday in building a new water treatment plant.

July 06, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Adams names interim athletic director

University of Georgia President Michael Adams appointed an interim athletic director Tuesday and a small search committee to find the next athletic director - but the timeline is still up in the air.

July 06, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Neikirk named interim Dawson County manager

Dawson County commissioners Thursday night voted to appoint Vicki Neikirk to serve as interim county manager following Randy Dowling's abrupt resignation earlier that day.

July 22, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


Ask the Times: Hall pharmacy is for county government employees only

If you've been wondering about something in your community, Ask The Times is your place to get answers. The following question was submitted by ...

July 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall library system creates online community survey

The Hall County Library System is seeking community input into its practices.

July 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Longstreet’s new surgical device can ease chronic back pain

The technique for artificial disks in the back have been around "for a really long time," The Longstreet Clinic neurosurgeon Betsy Grunch explained, but a ...

July 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Abandoned houseboat removed from Lake Lanier

An abandoned houseboat on Lake Lanier got its much-needed attention Thursday when the sunken vessel found its new resting place in a Gainesville salvage yard.

July 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville war veteran gets 3 years in prison after guilty plea in 2015 state patrol shooting

A Gainesville military veteran pleaded guilty Thursday in Hall County Superior Court to charges related to firing a hunting rifle at Georgia State Patrol officers ...

July 21, 2016 | BY JOSHUA SILAVENT and JEFF GILL jsilavent@gainesvilletimes.com, jgill@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Drug agents arrest North Carolina man, seize $16K of meth

A Murphy, N.C., man was arrested Wednesday when White County Sheriff's Office deputies reportedly found $16,000 of drugs during a traffic stop ...

July 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Study shows medical marijuana lowers costs, painkiller use

Research has linked medical marijuana with a decrease in the abuse of painkillers, and now a University of Georgia study has spotlighted the potential cost ...

July 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


GO VIDEO: Get some ice cream

Savannah King takes you to four local favorites for ice cream.

July 21, 2016 | | Local


Gainesville’s Bell works to bring criminal justice reform to GOP convention

Gainesville attorney Ashley Bell is on a mission to make the Republican Party more responsive to issues of social justice and criminal justice reform, and ...

July 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


New, family-owned doughnut shop coming to Gainesville

The city of Gainesville is no stranger to doughnut shops, but Andy Nuon hopes to bring something new with his shop Danny's Donuts.

July 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Senior Life Center event caters to summer needs of seniors

The Gainesville-Hall County Senior Life Center buzzed with activity Wednesday morning, as area senior citizens gathered for a special event.

July 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Martin Road now part of countywide freight study in Hall

A study of traffic in the Martin Road area of South Hall - near where a much-opposed interchange is being built - will be folded into a ...

July 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


YMCA seeks variance for larger sign in search of 'better visibility'

The J.A. Walters Family YMCA is seeking a variance to allow a digital sign roughly twice the size allowed in the city of Gainesville ...

July 20, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


CASA leader Stephens honored for 27 years of advocacy

Stepping down from her executive director role, Connie Stephens said she was glad the reins have been passed to someone "just as passionate and committed."

July 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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