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Newtown foresees more green space for a better community

There is a vision for a new Newtown that community organizers hope makes the Gainesville neighborhood a healthier and more beautiful community.

February 01, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Fire damages Flowery Branch home, kills pet

Fire nearly destroyed a home in Flowery Branch Monday afternoon, and resulted in the loss of a family's pet dog.

February 01, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Heart association seeks to raise awareness of dangers to women

Heart disease is not the No. 1 health concern on many women's minds. But it is the No. 1 killer.

February 01, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Missions conference provides update on Haiti

Participants in this weekend's World Mission Conference at First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville will be able to get the latest developments on relief efforts following Haiti's Jan. 12 earthquake.

February 01, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville faces more budget cuts in new fiscal year

For Dunagan, the city's financial picture may mean forcing the city's Parks and Recreation Department and other subsidiary funds like the one for the Georgia Mountains Center to stand on their own. At least four subsidiary funds - the Chattahoochee Golf Course, Georgia Mountains Center, TV18 and Community Service Center - currently receive more than $920,000 in city tax dollars from the general fund. And those funds may be the first to be scrutinized.

Gainesville's City Council is now faced with the choice of whether it can continue to shave expenses from its budget or if fiscal year ...

February 01, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lanier Tech joins Georgia Tech in hosting international food program

Lanier Technical College administrators got the opportunity Monday to showcase the school and its offerings as part of the annual World Food Logistics Institute.

February 01, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fatal Forsyth collision kills 2, hurts 3

Moments before a fatal head-on collision Sunday night, the erratic driving of one of the two vehicles involved in the wreck was reported to authorities.

February 01, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville school board confirms 3 furlough dates

The Gainesville Board of Education doubled the number of teacher furlough days to six this school year at a Monday work session. Schools closed Jan. 8 and will be closed Feb. 15 and April 2.

February 01, 2010 | By Amanda Woodruff awoodruff@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Hoschton student to photograph shuttle’s launch

HOSCHTON - Though she wasn't alive to witness the beginning of NASA's space shuttle program, Katie Darby, 21, will watch the beginning of the program's final countdown this Sunday.

February 01, 2010 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Newtown club will share plans for project

The Newtown Florist Club will hold a communitywide meeting today to share some of the group's work and plans for future neighborhood improvement projects.

February 01, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville council to set budget goals

Gainesville City Council will meet today to discuss its goals and priorities for the upcoming budget year.

January 31, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Teachers hope students learn life lessons in fundraiser

Elementary students are proving that even though they may still be learning how to multiply, they can still make an impact in the world.

January 31, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Powerball becomes Georgia’s newest major lottery

A little after noon Sunday, Akbar Dhannani hadn't sold any Powerball tickets at his store, J&S Food Mart, off Thompson Bridge Road.

January 31, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sailing club starting to move, slowly, on master plan

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Lake Lanier Sailing Club's master site plan could launch this year, at least partially, after enduring some choppy waters in recent years.

January 31, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area thawing from weekend’s icy grip

Ice dripped from trees as sunshine streamed across the Hall County area Sunday, accompanied by warmer temperatures.

January 31, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Departing Gainesville city manager leaves big shoes to fill

When Gainesville City Manager Kip Padgett announced his resignation in May, he expressed nothing but gratitude for the opportunity to serve the city in many roles over the last 13 years.

June 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Window maker borrows European model, finds market in Ga.

Bernie Wolf sells the kind of windows built to frame beauty, be it the glistening waters of Lake Lanier or the rugged magnificence of the North Georgia mountains.

June 27, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Hall faces adoption gap: More kids than parents available

In Hall County, 15 of 63 children free for adoption need a permanent family, a problem the Division of Family and Children Services hopes to solve through a summer marketing campaign.

June 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


New state tax structure for transportation takes effect Wednesday

June 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tadmore turns language barrier into strength

The ability to speak more than one language is a boon when searching for a job, yet many of Hall County's bilingual children have trouble overcoming the disadvantages of poverty and delayed English skills.

June 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Visitors get to 'taste a real tomato’ on farm tour

"Take your pick," Joni Kennedy told a handful of people standing on her porch as they perused refreshments. "Everything we grow fresh here, except the hot dogs."

June 27, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Budget breakdown: Details of Hall County's new funding in spending plan

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved a $93.6 million general fund budget for the 2016 fiscal year with no tax increase on Thursday night.

June 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ask the Times: Reader sheds light on airport racetrack query

In a previous Ask the Times dated June 5, one reader had questions about the existence of a racetrack on the Gainesville airport grounds.

June 26, 2015 | | Local


Brenau’s first physical therapy students begin first semester

Brenau University's first class of physical therapy students are the state's "hungriest, most hardworking" future doctors.

June 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


'Watershed’ and ‘upsetting:’ Same-sex ruling stirs emotions locally

The outcome of Friday's Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage had some Hall County residents and politicians pleased, while others maintained their opposition to the 5-4 landmark decision.

June 26, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Canada pushes for repeal of US food labeling

United States labeling requirements that force meatpackers to list where animals were born, raised and slaughtered have stirred ire among countries that feel the mandates are discriminatory.

June 26, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Coyote sightings in Gainesville raise rabies fears

Residents around Riverside Drive and Island Drive in Gainesville have reported sightings of a possible rabid coyote, an animal whose population is on the rise in North Georgia.

June 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local




House boat a total loss after morning fire

A large, unoccupied houseboat in Buford caught fire Friday morning after suspected electrical malfunctions, authorities said.

June 26, 2015 | | Local


Bojangles' coming to Braselton

Braselton residents don't have to wait until opening day to get their first taste from the city's new Bojangles'.

June 25, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


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