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Program teaches employable green skills

A new partnership between the Georgia Department of Labor and Lanier Technical College is helping both the environment and the local work force.

June 15, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Gainesville parents welcome latest addition — Bronze Star

The Bronze Star is typically awarded for a heroic effort or achievement during military operations.

June 15, 2010 | Kristen Morales | Local

Gainesville product will help clean up oil spill

They've been waiting for weeks, struggling to get the proper officials' attention.

June 15, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local

Oakwood votes to rebid wastewater project

The Oakwood City Council voted Monday night to start over and rebid work on the Upper Mulberry Creek Wastewater System.

June 15, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Hall County school board considers SPLOST, approves tentative budget

The Hall Countys school system is focusing on the money.

At its monthly work session Monday, the Board of Dducation approved a tentative budget for fiscal year 2011, approved a huge technology project and started discussing the possibility of a 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax referendum.

June 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Staff take pay cut, future teachers may lose heart

As furloughs hit schools around Gainesville and Hall County, little thought is given to the support staff who work in the schools - the cafeteria workers, custodians and bus drivers.

June 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Band director had relationship with student, officials say

The North Hall High School band director, who resigned just days before the end of the school year, left after school administrators confronted him for having an "inappropriate relationship" with a female student, according to Hall County Schools officials.

June 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Tom Graves sworn in on Capitol Hill as 9th District representative

Tom Graves, who was sworn in Monday night in Washington, D.C., to serve the 9th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, is anxious to get to work.

June 15, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

11 charged in gang fight that left 1 man dead

Eleven people - many of them teenagers and alleged members of rival gangs - are in jail without bond for their involvement in a fight that left a 23-year-old Gainesville man dead.

June 15, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Hall County Sheriff's commander trains in Israel

Hall County Sheriff's Maj. Ramone Gilbert saw firsthand the kinds of security threats Israelis face on a constant basis.

June 14, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Educators hope to avoid 'loss of learning'

Furlough days for local schools tend to bring pity on the teachers, but several administrators are focused on what may happen to their students.

"We worry about where our children are going to be," said Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer. "Will they be at home by themselves? What will they eat?"

June 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

World Cup games kick up some local interest

Across the globe, millions are watching as the World Cup continues this week. And though some in the community might not realize it, Gainesville is watching, too.

June 13, 2010 | By Mimi Ensley and Stephen Gurr, | Local

Dawson County academy puts kids on the right side of the law

DAWSONVILLE - With a father who is a sheriff's officer, Taylor Swafford knows a thing or two about law enforcement.

June 13, 2010 | | Local

23-year-old dead after morning brawl

A 23-year-old man is dead after a fight at a Gainesville apartment complex, police say.

June 13, 2010 | | Local

Consider ‘greener’ watering methods

Even though most outdoor watering restrictions have been lifted, experts say residents shouldn't turn a blind eye to conservation.

June 13, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

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Parolee faces 2012 kidnapping charge in Hall, authorities say

A man paroled out of prison Tuesday was transported to face a 2012 kidnapping charge in Hall County.

November 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Father of girl killed in White County wreck partners for driving course

A White County man whose daughter died this year in a car crash has partnered with another group for free defensive driving courses this weekend.

November 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Winter Adventure features snowy slides, ‘magical lights’ and Knockerball

Employees at Lanier Islands have turned the water park and surrounding beach area into a winter-themed wonderland, complete with mounds of snow and an ice ...

November 20, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

One person hurt in Cleveland aircraft crash

One person was taken to the hospital after an aircraft crash in Cleveland.

November 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Heather McConnell named Gainesville teacher of the year

The recently selected top teacher in Gainesville City Schools is a dedicated autism teacher at Gainesville Middle School.

November 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

4 places those in need can find a Thanksgiving meal in Gainesville

There are many in Gainesville who feel giving thanks means more than stuffing yourself on turkey and dressing.

November 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Local Syrian native: Refugee threat to US legitimate but exaggerated

A Gainesville surgeon and Syrian immigrant says the anxiety some Americans feel over the possible resettlement of refugees from his war-ravaged, native country is a ...

November 20, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Jingle Mingle lights up downtown Gainesville with Christmas spirit

Children squirmed in line, hoping to tell Santa Claus all their Christmas wishes, while their parents sipped hot cider and listened to the sounds of ...

November 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Laws that target panhandling put homeless in a bind

It is common for a Buddhist monk in training to panhandle for a day's meal. The act is intended to teach humility.

November 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Gainesville homeless camp floods — again

Plans to clean up the homeless camp beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville were canceled Thursday morning after torrential rains the night before once ...

November 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Former Young Life area director Doyle Johnson dies at 64

Doyle Johnson, a well-known Gainesville businessman and former area director of Young Life, died Wednesday at age 64.

November 19, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Teen brothers dead after Jefferson car wreck

Teen brothers and musicians were killed in a Wednesday night two-vehicle wreck in Jefferson.

November 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Swoszowskis, Maney recognized by North Georgia Community Foundation

During the past couple decades, giving has become something of a strong suit for Bob Swoszowski. And, as the owner of 12 area McDonald's ...

November 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Cherokee Bluffs Park opening Friday in South Hall

After years of planning, development and pulling together the needed funding, Cherokee Bluffs Park in South Hall County is set to formally open Friday to ...

November 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Rabid skunk found in East Hall

A skunk in East Hall County tested positive for rabies Wednesday, making it the 16th confirmed case in 2015.

November 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

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