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Revamped Main Street Gainesville ready to promote downtown

With a new manager and advisory board, Main Street Gainesville officials say the midtown and downtown Gainesville areas are now able to reach full potential.

March 23, 2010 | Ashley Bates | Local


Charlie Company arrives in Ga. today

Nearly a year ago to the day, family and friends cheered and wiped away tears as buses carrying their loved ones pulled away from the National Guard Armory and Gainesville's Charlie Company began the long trek to Afghanistan.

March 23, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville wants tax equity study

Gainesville officials have called for a study that ensures residents of municipalities are not paying twice for local government services.

March 23, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Collins’ service consolidation bill advances

A bill written by a local lawmaker that proposes consolidating administrative services in Georgia passed the House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday.

March 23, 2010 | | Local


Second teen charged in killing

Robbery was the motive behind last week's bludgeoning death of a 68-year-old Gainesville man, with three teenage gang members from Athens suspected in his killing, authorities said Tuesday.

March 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall may close Jones Elementary

With budgets getting tighter, Hall County school officials say they can't afford to continue to operate 21 elementary schools.

March 22, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Bill proposes consolidating state administrative services

A Hall County Republican is trying to change the way state government looks and save the state some money in the meantime.

March 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Kiwanis seeks nominations for Youth Service Award

The Gainesville Kiwanis Club is accepting nominations for its Youth Service Award, which is presented annually to a person in the community who has provided dedicated and outstanding service to local youth.

March 22, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Fire destroys Mount Vernon home

A 1,300-square-foot home on Mount Vernon Road was completely destroyed by fire Monday, according to Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell.

March 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


West Hall grad survived quake in Chile

West Hall High School graduate Adam Turner was fast asleep on Feb. 27 when a magnitude 8.8 earthquake hit Chile.

March 22, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


Oakwood literacy center project shelved

A budgetary issue is forcing Oakwood to wait a year to pursue a state grant for a new center teaching literacy, GED instruction and English for non-native speakers.

March 22, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Professor: Recession isn’t so bad, in context

If you put the Great Recession of 2009 in the context of 59 years, it's not so bad after all, according to an economist at North Georgia College & State University.

March 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Special election set for April 27

A special election to fill former U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal's seat in Congress will be on April 27.

March 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County Schools freezes hiring

Until state funding and possible staff relocation issues are resolved, Hall County school system officials have put a hold on bringing in new employees.

March 22, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Neighborhood with heavy foot traffic may get sidewalks

Sidewalks may soon be coming to the Morningside Heights area just southeast of Gainesville.

March 22, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Junior League thrift sale full of hidden gems

Among roomfuls of donated items at the Gainesville Civic Center lie the remaining pieces of Felicia Burns' estate.

September 29, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Halftime Heroes: Tradition big part of Gainesville High School band

Gainesville High School is turning 125 years old, but at nearly 82, the school's band is hardly a spring chicken.

September 29, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Child care subsidy facing changes, meaning loss of money for many families

New families seeking subsidies through the state Childcare and Parent Services program will have to meet additional requirements starting Saturday.

September 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Panera Bread set to open next month in Dawsonville

Dawson County's new Panera Bread is expected to open next month.

September 29, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Local


Authorities: Man jumped from moving vehicle while fleeing

September 29, 2016 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


Gainesville officials plan to clear homeless camp under Queen City Bridge next week

Gainesville Police plan to clear a homeless encampment located under the Queen City Bridge beginning Monday after a request from the Georgia Department of Transportation ...

September 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gas leaks still worrying Church Street Manor residents

About a third of residents at Church Street Manor, a subsidized affordable housing complex in Gainesville, were evacuated once again Wednesday night after reports of ...

September 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Body found in lake near Gainesville Marina

The body of a white man in his 60s has been recovered from Lake Lanier at Gainesville Marina off Dawsonville Highway, according to the Hall ...

September 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


HealthSmart Expo to emphasize value of movement

The 10th annual HealthSmart Expo, sponsored by the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, will emphasize getting up, moving, walking and running, Kit Dunlap, president of ...

September 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


State patrol releases report on Chestatee track and cross country coach incident

Georgia State Patrol has released more details on the incident involving injuries to a Chestatee High School track and cross country coach.

September 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Trial underway in Gainesville fake doctor/sexual battery case

A 21-year-old man testified Wednesday that he was approached about moving furniture and asked questions for a medical survey before unwanted sexual advances.

September 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Forest Service to hold community conversations in Gainesville, Dahlonega, Buford

The U.S. Forest Service is hosting a series of community conversations, including meetings in Gainesville, Buford and Dahlonega, to address conservation challenges in the ...

September 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Enota plans annual Walk to School Day

Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy will observe its 12th Walk to School Day on Wednesday, joining students from all 50 states and several other countries in ...

September 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


More Latinos register to vote in Hall County

Hall County continues to see a surge of new Latino voters as the Oct. 11 registration deadline for this fall's elections draws near.

September 28, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


This weekend is tax-free weekend for certain energy-saving products

Georgia is holding a tax-free weekend on energy-saving products with WaterSense or ENERGY STAR labels from Friday through Sunday.

September 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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