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School counselors serve as guides at ‘the hub of the school’

As she gets ready for her 30th and likely final year as a counselor at East Hall High School, Leigh Cumiskey expects it to be another active year of meetings with students and parents to help with academic goals and personal issues.

July 30, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Gun seller’s asset forfeiture nightmare inspires federal legislation

Almost $1 million was drained from Andrew Clyde's bank account on a Friday in 2013 as he worked in his store.

July 30, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville, Hall law enforcement agencies struggle to fill ranks

It's hard to say no to almost $10,000 more per year, and Hall County's law enforcement leaders know it.

July 30, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local




Hall Animal Shelter’s mobile adoption trailer takes pets on the road

A 20-foot trailer will be traveling around with cuddly cargo in tow as part of the Hall County Animal Shelter's mobile adoption effort.

July 29, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Diplomas for 2 generations: Woman earns GED two months after daughter’s high school graduation

In May, Blanca de Jesus Ruiz Lopez enjoyed an opportunity most parents look forward to for years - watching her daughter, Astrid Torres, walk across the stage to receive her high school diploma.

July 29, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Family Promise to begin child care program for families in transition

For families in transition, efforts to find a job can often be hindered by the need for child care.

July 29, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


New Forsyth Goodwill store hiring

July 29, 2017 | | Local


County closing in on rights of way needed to expand sewer

To extend its sewer lines up Ga. 365, Hall County is considering condemning land owned by Wayne Wilson Pottery in Lula.

July 29, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Lenox Park apartments sold for $22 million

The Lenox Park apartment complex has been purchased by an Atlanta firm for $22 million.

July 29, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Traffic study needed before Fazoli’s plans get green light

Developers of a Fazoli's and retail space in New Holland will need to do a traffic study before the city of Gainesville signs off on the project.

July 29, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Corps of Engineers lifts security camera ban for Lake Lanier docks

Security cameras will now be allowed on docks on Lake Lanier.

July 28, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


4 ways to help your kid succeed, according to local teachers

Teachers may have the most direct impact on a student's education, but most will quickly say they can't do it alone.

July 28, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


What to expect in the school lunchroom

Whether your kids like fruits and vegetables or not, public schools are required to serve them to those in the lunch line.

July 28, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Work continues as groundbreaking held for new Enota school

Nearly two months after work began, Gainesville City School System officials held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy.

July 28, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


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There goes the sun: Elachee holds solar eclipse festival

Before the sun disappears behind the moon on Monday, Elachee Nature Science Center prepared its visitors Saturday at a Solar Eclipse Festival, where visitors young ...

August 19, 2017 | By Kaylee Martin kmartin@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Protest peaceful, conversations sometimes heated about Gainesville Confederate monument

No violence occurred at a protest of the Confederate monument in Gainesville's downtown square.

August 19, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Two schools have eclipse glasses recalled days before event

As educators worked on final plans for Monday's viewing of the total solar eclipse, two Hall County schools were scrambling to find enough eclipse ...

August 19, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Gainesville Fire Chief credits Boys and Girls Club for career

After his father left town at age 10, Jerome Yarbrough spent his time at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Lanier, where his hard-working mother ...

August 19, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Public, businesses react to new downtown drinking ordinance

Dozens of workers hustled to keep up with orders from Atlas Pizza customers at tables inside and on the curbside Friday, the downtown square in ...

August 19, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Candidate qualifying begins next week for municipal elections

Cities hold elections this year, and some key positions, particularly mayoral seats, are up for grabs in the Nov. 7 election.

August 18, 2017 | | Local


Protest planned against Gainesville's Confederate monument

A protest of the Confederate memorial in downtown Gainesville is planned for 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

August 18, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Fazoli’s out of the picture in Gainesville

The much-talked about opening of a Fazoli's Italian restaurant in the New Holland area has been derailed, The Times learned Thursday.

August 18, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Good News Clinics reflects on 25 years, pushes to continue its work

Thursday night's dinner wasn't just a celebration of Good News Clinics' 25th anniversary.

August 18, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former Lakeview leader calls dedication a ‘humbling experience’

Before participating in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday morning for a new middle school building at Lakeview Academy named in his honor, Ferrell Singleton took a ...

August 18, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Answers scarce on gas leak false alarm

Little new information came to light Thursday regarding a suspected gas leak earlier this week that was a false alarm.

August 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Woman pulled from Lanier is in critical condition

A 21-year-old woman was in critical condition Thursday afternoon at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a near drowning Wednesday night in Lake Lanier.

August 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Ask The Times: Abandoned hotel for sale with commercial hopes

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 ...

August 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Ask The Times: No plans for north-south road to relieve Jesse Jewell traffic

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 ...

August 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Two men indicted in 2014 West Avenue slaying

Two men were indicted this week on murder charges in alleged connection to a 2014 shooting death on West Avenue in Gainesville.

August 17, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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