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Hall County man returns from Haiti, Dominican Republic visit

Jack Wehmiller heard that she could sing, so he asked the young Haitian woman, through an interpreter, for a song.

February 13, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Program founders hope to help more men recover

By mid-year, Gainesville could be the home of another recovery residence for men.

February 13, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fire grant could cause budget issues

Questions still surround a federal grant that allowed the city of Gainesville to hire 18 new firefighters and how it could affect the city's furlough program.

February 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Lanier Technical College President Mike Moye leaves behind a legacy

Lanier Technical College President Mike Moye will leave behind an eight-year legacy leading a college he helped grow into one of the state's strongest technical institutes. The outgoing president will take the reigns as Central Georgia Technical College President in Macon, the second-largest technical college in the state.

February 13, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Snow and ice melting, but few slick spots remains

Most road hazards have melted away with sunny skies and temperatures above freezing today following a Friday blanketing of snow, but officials say a few slick spots remain.

About 3 inches of snow fell in the Gainesville area Friday afternoon and night, according to the National Weather Service.

February 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Winter-related closings and cancellations

Winter weather has forced the following closings and cancellations:

February 13, 2010 | | Local


A winter weather punch: Northeast Georgia walloped with snow

Instead of surprising her daughter with an unexpected visit, Lynn Brinson was the surprised party on Friday.

February 12, 2010 | BY BRANDEE A. THOMAS AND ASHLEY FIELDING | Local


South Hall still unhappy about sewer rates

Hall County Public Works is trying once again find a solution to South Hall's sewer woes.

February 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Boy, 14, indicted as adult in child molestation case

Leonardo Tobar, 14, has been indicted as an adult on an aggravated child molestation charge that carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years in prison.

February 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


State’s probe into CRCT cheating put 2 Gainesville schools under suspicion

It may have been a simple packing technique that caused two Gainesville schools to join the list of hundreds of state schools under suspicion for possible cheating on standardized tests last year, Gainesville schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer said.

February 12, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Grand jury indicts Buford man in cattle mutilation

The Hall County grand jury returned an indictment against a Buford man accused of mutilating a neighbor's cattle.

February 12, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Officials issue rabies alert for East Hall

A rabies alert has been issued for East Hall County after a rabid raccoon was confirmed in the area this week.

February 12, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Woman donates dog beds to Hall County’s animal shelter

The dogs in the Hall County Animal Shelter got a good night's sleep Friday.

February 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Area troop to honor 19 new Eagle Scouts at ceremony

Gainesville First United Methodist Church could be Eagle Scout central on Sunday.

February 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dads and daughters brave the snow to attend annual dance

When it comes to being a parent, most will do anything to guarantee the happiness of their children.

February 12, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Public agencies brace for fuel tax, but helped by lower gas prices

Local governments, schools and public agencies are bracing for the impact of a 26-cent-per-gallon state excise tax on gasoline, which will contribute to $850 million or more in revenue for road and bridge projects across Georgia, that takes effect Wednesday.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Banks County building new sports complex

The Banks County Parks and Recreation Department will be holding a groundbreaking for its Windmill Park Sports Complex at 10 a.m. July 14.

June 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Library board selects new director, approves new budget

Lisa MacKinney will oversee a better than $2.62 million budget that eliminates worker furloughs as the new director of the Hall County Library System.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Challenged Child and Friends names Castell family services director

Challenged Child and Friends has named Creystal Castell as its family services coordinator.

June 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Chicopee Woods Golf Course completes shake-up of oversight committee

The shake-up of an oversight committee for the Chicopee Woods Golf Course was completed Tuesday, the latest move prompted by poor conditions and slipping revenues at the 600-acre course in Gainesville.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Child buying ice cream airlifted to hospital after being struck by car

A child buying ice cream Sunday was struck by a passing vehicle, Georgia State Patrol said.

June 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


SPLOST VII begins Wednesday, E-SPLOST scheduled for fall

Wednesday marks the start of a new round of special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST VII.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities investigating possible anti-gay hate crime in Forsyth County

June 30, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


County finance director resigns, search to begin soon

Hall County Finance Director Vickie Neikirk resigned on Monday.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Kipper Tool Co. celebrates military contract milestone

A Gainesville company is celebrating hitting the halfway mark in an $85 million contract with the Army to assemble and deliver 5-ton tool systems used in military engineering and demolition jobs.

June 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Action Ministries Gainesville event to unite local congregations

It's not often Christians of varying denominations gather for an evening of fellowship, but Terri Armour with Action Ministries Gainesville wants to bring people together for just that.

June 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville work session canceled

With only a few agenda items and the pending departure of City Manager Kip Padgett, who has resigned to take a similar job in North Carolina, the Gainesville City Council has canceled its scheduled work session for Thursday morning.

June 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Minorities unite to change Gainesville’s electoral system

The exterior of a house on residential Desota Street in Gainesville gives little away about the history it holds inside, save for a sign marking it as the office of the local Newtown Florist Club.

June 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Electric car owners take hit with new tax

A new state tax structure that takes effect Wednesday has stirred ire among some electric car owners.

June 29, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Spraygrounds require regular checking of chemical levels

Kayla Spurlock watched Monday afternoon as her daughter enjoyed the sprayground at Laurel Park. She takes Violet, who is 18 months old, about once a week to the area where she can play in the water spraying up from the ground.

June 29, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


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