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Fla. lawmakers call for river system study

Two Florida lawmakers have reintroduced federal legislation calling for a study of the water management, needs and conservation along the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River System. Lake Lanier is the largest reservoir on the river system.

April 03, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Gainesville college student finally gets ‘Millionaire’ moment

Justin Floyd has been keeping a secret for almost six months. But today, the truth finally will be revealed.

April 03, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Sunny days on the way today

Enjoy the nice weather while it lasts.

April 02, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Man crashed $500K Ferarri, pleads guilty

It was a joyride that didn't last very long.

April 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville cannot issue bonds for Public safety facility project

City officials soon will sign over the ownership of their public safety facility to the Gainesville-Hall Redevelopment Authority to secure bonds for the site.

Gainesville's Chief Financial Officer Melody Marlowe told council members Thursday that because of a technicality the authority will have to issue bonds for the public safety facility and the downtown parking deck.

April 02, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Flowery Branch library to host arts festival

If you are looking for something fun to do with the family Saturday, look no further than the Spout Springs Library.

This Saturday, the Flowery Branch facility - which is a part of the Hall County Library System - will host its first Spring Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

April 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Jackson, Hall counties promoting recycling through weekend events

If you've been meaning to do something with that stack of old receipts that you have piled on your desk or those partial cans of paint left over from a two-year old home improvement project, you may get your chance on Saturday.

April 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Defendant’s mental competency questioned

An attorney for a woman accused of embezzling more than half a million dollars from a Gainesville transmission plant has questioned her mental competency to stand trial.

April 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New Holland’s tulips provide kids a Dutch treat

Big changes took place underground at New Holland Core Knowledge Academy this winter.

April 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville not yet satisfied with jail’s exterior

Gainesville City Council members met Thursday with the operators of the North Georgia Detention Center, and some say they still aren't impressed with the efforts the jail operators are making to dress up the building's exterior.

April 02, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Walters reappointed to DNR board

Gov. Sonny Perdue has reappointed Gainesville civic leader James A. "Jim" Walters to the Georgia Board of Natural Resources.

April 02, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


State school board OKs Forsyth flexibility contract

ATLANTA - The Georgia school board has approved the state's second district to join a new program freeing schools from many education mandates.

April 02, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


Stormy weather possible today; 1 to 3 inches could fall

Today could be a wet, stormy day across Northeast Georgia.

The National Weather Service has placed much of Georgia under a high risk of severe weather through Friday morning. A so-called "high risk" warning means the potential exists for powerful storms, tornadoes, large hail, heavy rainfall and damaging winds.

April 02, 2009 | From staff, wire reports <a href="mailto:news@gainesvilletimes.com">news@gainesvilletimes.com</a> | Local


Meth costs Georgia $1.3 billion

Hall County Superior Court Judge Jason Deal can see the price of methamphetamine abuse in the faces of the people in his courtroom.

April 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


U-verse expanding to include Hall residents

AT&T announced Wednesday that its video service, U-verse, was being introduced in Hall County.

April 02, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


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Hot rides, chili take over in Flowery Branch

Thousands of spectators showed up Saturday to one of Flowery Branch's much-loved annual events.

September 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall County Schools prepare for testing change

Hall County schools are getting ready for a big transition.

September 13, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


The changing face of civic engagement

September 13, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Local officials plan for life after SPLOST

Concerns that Hall County voters will not approve a new five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax money to pay for capital needs have led local government officials to begin preparing contingency plans to deal with the potential loss of revenue.

September 13, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Atkins chosen as Times publisher

Veteran newspaper executive Charlotte Atkins has been named publisher of The Times.

September 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Culture, competition ride Lanier’s waves in Dragon Boat event

Hall County residents may be used to a variety of boats on Lake Lanier, but thousands watched several unusual crafts on the lake Saturday during the 19th annual Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival.

September 13, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Legendary GHS football announcer honored

Walt Snelling waves to an appreciative crowd at City Park Stadium along with wife Carol, right, and surrounded by family members during a special presentation honoring the longtime Gainesville High announcer.

September 13, 2014 | | Local


Food bank’s annual Empty Bowl lunch to help feed Georgia residents in need

One in 5 Georgians are food-insecure, a statistic the Georgia Mountain Food Bank hopes to improve.

September 13, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Natural dog treats company starts operating in Gainesville

When it comes to its new Gainesville business, the Gay family hopes it's a dog-eat-healthy-treats world.

September 13, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Spout Springs one of healthiest schools in US

Right by the front door of Spout Springs School of Enrichment is a vending machine wrapped in kraft paper; on it, student signatures are scrawled across it, promising to make healthy choices. The machine's only option is bottled water.

September 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall County denies Publix request for tax refund

The Hall County Board of Commissioners denied a claim by Publix Supermarkets for a refund on property taxes paid from 2011 through 2013, a move that has been repeated by other counties across the region.

September 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Colleges seek to answer health industry needs

When new jobs come to Georgia, new workforce demands come with them.

September 12, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Ryan Casper replaces legend Walt Snelling as GHS announcer

Gainesville's Red Elephants will hear a new voice at tonight's football season home opener against Winder-Barrow.

September 12, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Council to amend adult entertainment ordinance, refinance bonds

Gainesville City Council is prepared to amend its adult entertainment ordinance requiring businesses to post notice and advertise their intent to seek a license.

September 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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