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Concert earns Gainesville runner-up diversity title

The Gainesville Multicultural Committee and the city of Gainesville have been recognized by the National League of Cities for their efforts to promote diversity.

During a breakfast luncheon Monday morning in Washington, D.C., as part of the League of Cities' annual conference, Mayor Myrtle Figueras accepted the runner-up title for the Cultural Diversity Award for cities 25,000-100,000 in population size.

March 22, 2008 | Kristen Morales | Local


Gainesville resident charged with enticing minor for sex

Kenneth Chase, 61, thought he was meeting an 11-year-old girl for sex Saturday afternoon, but the Federal Bureau of Investigation met him with an arrest warrant instead, officials said.

March 22, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Lane closures on I-985 and Mundy Mill

With the new bridge beams for the Atlanta Highway Bridge over Interstate 985 in place, Georgia Department of transportation crews will again be closing lanes this week.

March 22, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Testing not required: Nobody knows if Gainesville's drinking water is drug-free

Are there drugs in Gainesville's drinking water? Nobody knows.

March 22, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville State College students debate right to bear arms

OAKWOOD - To compel control of firearms or to wield those weapons without restraint? That was the question at Gainesville State College Monday.

Students debated whether the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment should have limits or be controlled in The Great Gun Control Debate.

March 22, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Students gear up for spring school trips

GAINESVILLE - At least three area bands will venture way beyond school premises for performances this spring.

March 22, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Road projects won’t be cheap or quick

The Georgia Department of Transportation is in the final stages of receiving public comment on proposals for changes in open access on Ga. 365 and Ga. 400.

However, before the comments have been reviewed, two things are clear: Any major changes will be far in the future and will be very expensive.

March 22, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Lee Waldrip, Hall businessman, hall of fame auctioneer, dead at 89

Lee Waldrip, a longtime Hall County businessman, died Monday of an apparent heart attack. He was 89.

March 22, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


County to take look at zoning rules, compensation policies

GAINESVILLE - To continue the rehabilitation of the Black and Cooley Drive area, Hall County may have to bend some of its zoning rules.

March 22, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Autism settlement raises worry about vaccines; some parents opt to not give their kids shots

Last week, the federal government agreed to compensate the family of a 9-year-old autistic girl in Athens, reviving fears among some parents that childhood vaccines may trigger autism.

March 22, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Murder charge follows Cleveland stabbing

A 20-year-old Cleveland man has been charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of a 31-year-old Sautee man.

Cleveland Police arrested Luke Haroldson McClure Sunday afternoon following the death of Jonathan Wendt on Saturday night.

March 22, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Prescription for healthy forests includes a good dose of fire

Forestry officials supervised a 30-acre controlled fire on Ga. 365 Tuesday - one day after a forestry official asked the Hall County Commission to consider passing a resolution supporting and encouraging prescribed fires in the area.

March 22, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Money tight, but center still helps people with disabilities

Even with the limited funding that is available, Gainesville's Disability Resource Center does what it can to empower people in the community with disabilities.

March 21, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


New elementary principals named in Hall

Three Hall County elementary schools will have new leaders for the 2008-09 school year.

March 21, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch's new Target boasts one-stop shopping

While dozens of shoppers officially welcomed a new Target to Flowery Branch Sunday afternoon, one woman expressed her excitement to store manager Larry Shaw.

March 21, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Concerns mount over proposed Virginia Circle development

Gainesville planning staff has expressed concerns about a drive-thru restaurant and small retail outlet proposed for the intersection of Thompson Bridge Road and Virginia Circle ahead of a public hearing next month.

October 29, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man burned in flash fire at industrial park

A man was burned Wednesday morning while working at the Gateway Industrial Centre on Ga. 365 and has been flown to the Burn Center at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.

October 29, 2014 | | Local


Kids pursue passions during ‘genius hour’ at Centennial Arts Academy

For an hour a day at Centennial Arts Academy, a group of fifth-graders get to take a break from the usual structure to learn about anything they want to.

October 29, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall County Fire Station No. 5 collecting coats

Hall County Fire Station No. 5 is holding a coat drive for students in need.

October 29, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Carter stumps on Deal’s home turf

Local business owners, students, lawyers and other supporters greeted Democratic candidate for governor Jason Carter on Tuesday, one week ahead of Election Day, in the downtown Gainesville square.

October 29, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch launches newly redesigned website

As Flowery Branch continues physical growth and change, its virtual world is trying to keep up.

October 29, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


State receives mixed review on election improvements

A new report out this week gives Georgia a mixed grade on its implementation of recommendations made by the Presidential Commission on Election Administration earlier this year to improve the voting experience of Americans.

October 29, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Eyes on the Road: Traffic light study ongoing at South Hall intersection

The Georgia Department of Transportation is still collecting data regarding a possible traffic light at an intersection on a newly opened stretch of Ga. 347.

October 29, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Passenger in plane crash in stable condition

The passenger in the Oct. 16 plane crash outside Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville is in stable condition, according to Lanier Flight Center President Troy Wheeler.

October 28, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Library director asks board to review operating hours

The Hall County Library System may begin a review of operating hours based on worries about future finances going sour.

October 28, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local




Gym of ‘36 makeover staying true to roots

Don't be alarmed, area history buffs and longtime Gainesville residents. The boarded-up windows don't mean the hallowed Gym of '36 is going into decline.

October 28, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Golf tourney raises money for injured firefighters

A group of golfers came out Monday to support three Hall County firefighters, hoping to chip in to their relief fund.

October 28, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Deputy struck by vehicle while directing traffic at school

October 28, 2014 | BY KAYLA ROBINS krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Oakwood budget hearing draws no residents

No one showed for Oakwood's public hearing Monday on the South Hall city's fiscal 2015 budget.

October 28, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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