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Gainesville Middle School uses aquatic center to give swimming lessons

Nearly 40 people drowned in Georgia waters so far this year, but new swim classes at Gainesville Middle School aim to teach students skills that some day could save their lives.

September 16, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Band’s positive message rocks

Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland may not exactly be known for rock 'n' roll, but that's exactly what it will get next week.

September 16, 2009 | Shannon Casas | Local


China-US trade tensions could hurt poultry industry

Trade tensions with China and threats of tariffs on U.S. poultry imports into China threaten consequences for the state's poultry industry.

September 16, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Saul's celebrates 70 years of serving the area

A downtown clothing store celebrates decades in business this year by continuing its family tradition of customer service.

September 16, 2009 | BY Coulter Burch news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Hall County schools earn top honors

Two Hall County schools are among five schools statewide being recognized today for excellence in international education.

September 16, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson water users complain about higher bills

JEFFERSON - In June, when the state Environmental Protection Division lifted the two-year outdoor watering ban, most Georgia residents rejoiced.

September 16, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall wants to form water authority with Gainesville

Hall County is hoping to work with Gainesville officials to build a water treatment plant to serve the Glades and Cedar Creek reservoirs.

September 16, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Shore Sweep set to clean up Lake Lanier on Saturday

This year, Shore Sweep volunteers won't have to stray as far off Lake Lanier's shoreline to pick up trash and other debris.

September 16, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia files notice to appeal judge's ruling on Lake Lanier

ATLANTA - Georgia officials have filed a formal notice indicating they will appeal a federal ruling that could restrict Atlanta from its main water supply.

September 16, 2009 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Lanes reopened on Ga. 13 at Hilton Drive

A drainage pipe under Ga. 13/Atlanta Highway at Hilton Drive in Gainesville collapsed Wednesday, likely brought on by rainy weather this week.

September 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Settlement brings Hoschton out of red

HOSCHTON - Hoschton has escaped another year without having to enact costly methods on residents to help deal with the city's increasing debt.

September 15, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Relive history through visit to Hurricane Shoals

Tucked away in Jackson County between Jefferson and Maysville lies Hurricane Shoals Park.

September 15, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Two-story shopping center planned in South Hall

FLOWERY BRANCH - A two-story shopping center, a rare sight in Hall County, is planned off heavily traveled McEver and Lights Ferry roads in South Hall.

September 15, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


GHS is No. 1 and its fans won't forget it

It only took three weeks into the 2009 high school football season for the rest of the state to realize that the Gainesville Red Elephants are the best team in Class AAA.

September 15, 2009 | Jonathan Zopf | Local


Event’s soup-filled bowls raise money, awareness of hunger issue

A gray, rainy Tuesday seemed like a good day for a hot, steaming bowl of soup.

September 15, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


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1,100 run in annual Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce race

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce hosted the eighth annual Chamber Chase 5-kilometer race Thursday at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville. Kenneth Slavik of Flowery Branch was the race winner. Race coordinator Megan Martin estimated more than 1,100 runners participated in the race, which marks an increase from last year's 1,000.

March 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


NASA scientist tells North Hall sixth-graders they could go to Mars

Sixth-graders in North Hall County spent Thursday morning dreaming of walking on Mars.

March 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Fundraiser names celebrity dancers for August event

Local celebrity dancers expected at this year's Dance for a Cause have been announced.

March 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


New Braselton hospital holds preview event in advance of grand opening

Smoked salmon was in the emergency department and apple cake squares were in the surgery waiting area at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton.

March 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Friendship Road name restored to part of Ga. 347

In a surprising move, the Hall County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to restore the Friendship Road name for a stretch of Ga. 347 between Interstate 985 and Ga. 211.

March 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Wayne Vickery's time as Gainesville High athletic director ending

Gainesville City Schools is changing its director of athletics position, a move that appears to leave longtime AD, coach and local sports icon Wayne Vickery out of his job.

March 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


GSP: Man in serious condition after Dawsonville Highway wreck

Authorities transported a man in serious condition to the hospital after a wreck on Dawsonville Highway at Ga. 306.

March 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


GBI: Two dead from gunshot wounds in Mount Airy

Two men were found with gunshot wounds at their neighboring Mount Airy homes on Wednesday.

March 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man arrested after authorities say he stabbed brother

Authorities say an 18-year-old Gainesville man stabbed his older brother after an early morning argument on Marlow Drive.

March 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Lake Lanier Olympic Venue could help area businesses thrive

Lake Lanier's blue waters could mean greenbacks for area businesses.

March 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch man gets 22-year prison sentence in Christmas Day 2013 slaying of brother

Synthetic mushrooms and other drugs played a role in the Christmas Day 2013 death of Flowery Branch man Alan Scott Fyfe, according to testimony Wednesday in Hall County Superior Court.

March 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Badge & Bar: Hall County Fire Services raises most in statewide fundraiser

Topping last year's showing, Hall County Fire Services raised the most money for the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.

March 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville native recognized as nation's top Army cadet

The No. 1 Army cadet in the U.S. is from Gainesville, and Gov. Nathan Deal couldn't be prouder of the University of North Georgia's Cadet Capt. Jonathan "Chase" Strickland.

March 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County population tops 190,000

Hall County's population surpassed the 190,000 mark last year, according to the latest U.S. Census estimates released today.

March 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


School takeover amendment heads to voters in 2016

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal's plan allowing a state takeover of schools dubbed "chronically failing" won Georgia House approval Wednesday, setting up a statewide vote in 2016 and accomplishing the Republican's top priority kicking off his second term.

March 25, 2015 | BY KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


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