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Oakwood land purchased for industrial park

The city of Oakwood Thursday announced the purchase of 32 acres for a new industrial park on White Road near Interstate 985.

July 08, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


State bans school seclusion rooms

Nearly six years after a 13-year-old boy hanged himself while in solitary confinement at a Gainesville special needs school, the state school board banned the practice.

July 08, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hot summer, tight budgets affect elderly

They were running out of fans at the Gainesville-Hall County Senior Life Center.

July 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Court clears teacher in injured student case

The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled a Forsyth County science teacher is not liable in an experiment that injured one of her students.

July 07, 2010 | JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


State board to vote today on new academic standards

The state Board of Education decides this morning whether completely new classroom standards will roll out in fall 2011.

July 07, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Dawson County school board officials brace for the worst

Dawson County school officials are preparing to tighten belts districtwide as they ready for another round of state funding cuts.

July 07, 2010 | | Local


Bears spotted in Dawsonville area

DAWSONVILLE - Of all the things Gene Bradshaw thought he would find on his front porch, a 150-pound black bear was at the bottom of the list.

July 07, 2010 | FRANK REDDY Times regional staff | Local


Renovations begin on exterior of Gainesville’s historic federal building

One of Gainesville's oldest architectural jewels is getting polished.

July 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County wants to cut down on trash freeloaders

Hall County is looking for ways to cut down on out-of-county trash at its compactor sites.

July 07, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Union County builds, hoping they will come

At a time when its unemployment rate has tripled in the last three years, Union County officials are hopeful a state loan will help them bring in the diversity their economy needs.

July 07, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


DOT moves forward on local projects

Some $53 million in safety, resurfacing and bridge replacement projects are planned throughout Georgia, including some $6 million to $7 million for work in Northeast Georgia.

July 07, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Remembering V-J Day

One of the mostly highly celebrated days in history was Aug. 15, 1945, when the Allies announced the surrender of Japanese forces during World War II.

July 07, 2010 | | Local


City Council moves forward with Cedar Creek plant

Gainesville City Council took another step forward Tuesday in building a new water treatment plant.

July 06, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Adams names interim athletic director

University of Georgia President Michael Adams appointed an interim athletic director Tuesday and a small search committee to find the next athletic director - but the timeline is still up in the air.

July 06, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville Fire Department’s recruit class finishes training

As one of several new faces at the Gainesville Fire Department, 23-year-old firefighter Jordan Green feels he's as ready as he can be for his first big fire call.

July 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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State EPD: Glades Reservoir not needed for water supply

Georgia no longer requires the proposed Glades Reservoir in North Hall County to meet the state's water supply needs through 2050, according to the ...

February 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Citizens academies give residents a crash course in local government

Gainesville and Hall County residents interested in learning more about the inner workings of local government have a chance to do so this spring.

February 03, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Forsyth deputies fire at suspect, say they found meth, cash in car

Shots were fired by law enforcement personnel during a traffic stop Tuesday night in north Forsyth that resulted in the man's arrest and the ...

February 03, 2016 | By kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Will White replacing Dick Valentine as United Community Bank leader

United Community Bank has announced longtime Gainesville banker Will White will succeed veteran banking leader Dick Valentine when he retires from his role as regional ...

February 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


The Venue at Friendship Springs construction progressing in South Hall

Steel is up at The Venue at Friendship Springs after the project got behind in October when a record 20 inches of rain fell in ...

February 02, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local


Day care worker sentenced to 8 years in prison for scalding toddler

A day care worker from a now closed Clermont center was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison for scalding a 16-month-old child with hot ...

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Police investigating armed robbery in Ralston Street area

Gainesville Police are investigating after a man was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon around Ralston Street.

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Man's arms broken with bat in armed robbery

A Gainesville man allegedly broke a former co-worker's arms with a baseball bat and took the victim's cellphone and wallet, according to authorities.

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville will help fund Tumbling Creek bridge

Gainesville City Council on Tuesday approved contributing $200,000 to build a bridge along Tumbling Creek Road that would span railroad tracks.

February 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Charges added in case involving teen shot in back

More teenagers were charged in an incident Saturday night involving a teenager shot in the back, according to authorities.

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Residents' feedback spurs sidewalk expansion in lower-income neighborhood

Parks, commercial development and safe streets have long been needs for Gainesville's poorest neighborhoods, where residents often feel underserved by government and community services.

February 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Man stole more than $12,000 of property

A Buford man is charged with stealing more than $12,000 worth of property in incidents on Lakeshore Road.

February 02, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


N. Hall, S. Hall subdivision plans face opposition at planning board meeting

Two subdivision plans featuring more than 150 lots each ran into opposition from neighbors and questions from the Hall County Planning Commission on Monday night.

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Enota school plans depend on many uncertain factors

The move of Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy students during construction of a new school has a number of factors that remain uncertain. As a result ...

February 02, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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