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Gainesville schools aim to make most of heating energy

As temperatures cool down this winter, school officials in Gainesville are asking staff to close doors to help save money and keep classrooms warm, David Shumake, assistant superintendent of instruction said.

December 04, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Minister’s good heart, sense of humor remembered

The Rev. Jack Sosby was never one to neglect a person in need - even someone he had never met.

December 04, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Library program gets kids’ cards in troops’ hands

Last year, one Gainesville family had a simple gift for an American soldier. On a piece of construction paper, they traced their newborn's tiny palms and wrote below them, "Hands reaching out to you and wishing you peace."

December 04, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Teens sleep outside to see homelessness firsthand

More than 40 young people abandoned the comfort of their beds Friday night to sleep outside St. Michael Catholic Church in Gainesville.

December 04, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Grant could help Gainesville complete greenway

Gainesville officials are "moving full steam ahead" on the midtown greenway project as they apply for grants to finish up construction of the multi-use trail.

December 04, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Oakwood residents drink in Christmas festivities

Oakwood's Community Christmas Celebration put a lot of holiday spirit into one event - music, lights, Santa on a firetruck, tables of crafts, plus marshmallows and hot chocolate.

December 04, 2010 | Lauren Blais | Local


Lula sewer plant almost finished

Lula is wrapping up construction on its new wastewater treatment plant, which likely will be up and running by January.

December 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch police search yields quart jars of marijuana

A search Thursday by Flowery Branch police turned up 71 quart jars of marijuana and a 5-gallon plastic container of marijuana at a residence in the 1500 block of Treepark Circle, according to Gerald Lanich, chief of the Flowery Branch Police Department.

December 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Monday’s South Hall shooting ruled accidental

The Hall County Sheriff's Office has determined Monday's South Hall shooting that resulted in a man's abdomen injuries was accidental.

December 03, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Pilot program in Hall County aims to combat child obesity

The effort to combat child obesity, which has more than tripled in recent decades, became local Thursday when the first focus groups of a national pilot program met in Hall County.

December 03, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Green Street closed for event

Drivers passing through Gainesville this weekend should note a new route as roads close for Sunday's Christmas on Green Street event.

December 02, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Unemployed frustrated over possible loss of aid

After Janice Bradley receives her next unemployment benefits check, she may pack up her belongings, lock the door on her Gainesville home and move north to live with her father in Illinois.

December 02, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Gainesville store books 3 authors

If you've got a few book lovers on your holiday shopping list, then the Hall Book Exchange may have just the thing for you.

December 02, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Lanier group to release study

A Lake Lanier advocacy group plans to announce the results of an economic impact study Tuesday.

December 02, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville native took part in U.S. exercises with South Korea

A Gainesville native had a hand this week in U.S. military exercises with South Korea, as an international crisis loomed with communist North Korea.

December 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Gainesville's jobless rate falls to 3.8 percent for May

Unemployment has dropped below 4 percent in the Gainesville metro area, the Georgia Department of Labor reported today, and remains the lowest rate in the ...

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Students taste-test possible school lunch recipes

New main dishes and vegetables were on the menu Wednesday when Hall County students from kindergarten to middle school were "taste testers" for potential recipes ...

June 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Cresswind residents form charitable group to support local activities

About 40 residents of Cresswind at Lake Lanier have formed a charitable group, Cresswind LL Community Fund, to support charitable, educational and cultural activities in ...

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville pipe fabricator assessed $49K in fines

A Gainesville pipe fabricator faces a penalty of $49,375 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration after multiple citations.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


5 marijuana plants, 8 firearms seized in drug investigation

A 63-year-old Hall County man was charged with manufacturing marijuana after five plants were seized in a search, according to authorities.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: 1,200 pills from Thailand seized in drug investigation

A package containing 1,200 pills from Thailand was seized Tuesday in Jefferson through a controlled delivery by local and federal authorities.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Tumbling Creek bridge, downtown Gainesville bypass projects awarded state funds

A pair of prominent local road projects are closer to becoming a reality.

June 22, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Local members of Congress follow party lines in raging gun debate

WASHINGTON - Rebellious Democrats disrupted the House's legislative work on Wednesday, staging a sit-in on the House floor and refusing to leave until they secured ...

June 22, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


McEver Road back open after tanker truck fire

A truck containing tar caught fire Wednesday afternoon and shut down McEver Road for an hour.

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Ban on adoptions from Russia will be focus of panel tonight

Following years of families hanging in limbo, U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, wants to address the 2012 Russian adoption ban.

June 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Amazon expects to hire 500 for new distribution center in Braselton

Amazon will add a new 600,000-square-foot distribution center in Braselton and hire about 500 people.

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Residents offer input on managing growth

Everyone knows the growth is coming.

June 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Buford man pleads guilty to defrauding investors of $3.2 million

A Buford man pleaded guilty last week to defrauding 11 investors of $3.2 million, according to court documents.

June 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Drought is fully upon us, with no real rain in sight

It doesn't seem so long ago when rain couldn't stop falling. Now, we could go days between raindrops.

June 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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