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Kip Padgett’s new role has kept him busy

For the first time since he took over the helm of Gainesville government, City Manager Kip Padgett took a much-needed day off Friday.

April 12, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Braselton chili competition a taster’s paradise

If you're looking for a hot way to pass some time this weekend, you may want to head over to Braselton for the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce Chili Cook-Off.

April 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville High group to award honorary diplomas

The Gainesville High School Governance Council, a staff-teacher-parent governing authority under the school system's charter designation, is initiating a Gainesville High School honorary diploma program.

April 12, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


As the nice weather returns, sun safety is key

After a brutally cold winter, it feels good to get outside and soak up the sun.

April 12, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Hoschton lines up for federal stimulus funds

HOSCHTON -The U.S. government has set aside billions of dollars in stimulus money in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

April 12, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


It’s official: Chicken cook-off is state’s main event

It seems only fitting that the chicken cook-off in the Poultry Capital of the World would be the state's official chicken cooking event.

April 12, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Rain helps lake levels spring up

Lake Lanier is reaping the benefits of recent wet weather - including possibly more soaking storms today - but drier weather is ahead that could slow the lake's refilling.

April 12, 2009 | From staff reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Final call for Homer Easter egg hunt?

HOMER - Carrying brightly colored baskets and running ahead of parents, hundreds of children scampered across the Garrison family's property Sunday hunting for candy eggs.

April 12, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


New event honors the best in local teachers

Quick - think of your favorite teacher you had in school.

April 12, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Trying to fill a growing need for help

While the federal government is busy trying to stimulate the economy, many local organizations are busy trying to keep those in need afloat until things get better.

April 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Churches step in to offer job guidance

In her role as pastor of Christian education and discipleship, the Rev. Debby Fox generally works on matters such as curriculum for Sunday school classes.

April 12, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Annexed areas make jurisdiction clearer, police say

Before the Gainesville Police Department had a chance to lay out the reasons for its desire to have a 0.8-mile stretch of interstate right-of-way in the city limits, Chief Frank Hooper was already on the defensive.

April 12, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Some small towns have a reputation with drivers

Ludowici, the county seat of Long County in Southeast Georgia, has a claim to fame that it would like to shed.

April 12, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Sheriff's deputies: Higher speeds mean more accidents, patrols

Col. Jeff Strickland said the Hall County Sheriff's Office is not in the business of speed traps.

April 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


SPECIAL REPORT: A speed trap's bad rap

A frequent traveler? If so, you've probably had this conversation with someone you know:

April 12, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Gym of ‘36 makeover staying true to roots

Don't be alarmed, area history buffs and longtime Gainesville residents. The boarded-up windows don't mean the hallowed Gym of '36 is going into decline.

October 28, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Golf tourney raises money for injured firefighters

A group of golfers came out Monday to support three Hall County firefighters, hoping to chip in to their relief fund.

October 28, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Deputy struck by vehicle while directing traffic at school

October 28, 2014 | BY KAYLA ROBINS krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Oakwood budget hearing draws no residents

No one showed for Oakwood's public hearing Monday on the South Hall city's fiscal 2015 budget.

October 28, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Lake group privately hashing out water management plan

Jim McClatchey said he hopes a private water group can still produce its own water management plan for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basin, which includes Lake Lanier.

October 28, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Local Agenda: Early voting remains steady for 2nd week

As far as midterm elections go, Hall County voters appear to be taking advantage of early voting options.

October 28, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local priorities for 2015 General Assemby taking shape

The Georgia Municipal Association, a lobbying group for the interests of Georgia cities, laid out several priorities for the 2015 session of the state General Assembly during a meeting Monday night in Buford with local government officials.

October 27, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville workshop to focus on starting a business

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center will offer a workshop for individuals who are interested in either starting or growing a new venture.

October 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


$565K grant to help Hall schools improve Wi-Fi access

Hall County schools have been awarded a $565,189 grant from the state to help cover the costs of upgrading the district's Wi-Fi infrastructure, district officials announced Monday at a school board meeting.

October 27, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Kubota expanding, plans to create 650 jobs

Kubota Manufacturing of America plans to expand its headquarters in Gainesville, creating 650 jobs and investing $100 million into the project over the next several years.

October 27, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local




Students attend climate march in New York

Kayla Ballenger has been an environmentalist for as long as she can remember, so when she had a chance to attend the People's Climate March, a march on the United Nations Climate Summit in New York last month, the decision was easy.

October 27, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Air Force vet, mom of 3 calls getting Habitat home 'emotional,' 'overwhelming'

At first glance, the newly rebuilt house, situated in a nondescript neighborhood called Wintergreen Court, doesn't look any different from every other freshly constructed home in the Flowery Branch area.

October 27, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Ga. Senate debate: Nunn, Perdue spar over gridlock

October 27, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Dogs dress up for charity

The 2014 Howl-O-Ween pet costume contest and parade Sunday brought furry friends and their owners to Laurel Park in Gainesville for the event sponsored by Hall County Parks & Leisure and the Hall County Animal Shelter. Contest categories included scariest, funniest, cutest, best owner/pet look-alike and best overall. After the contest, the pets were paraded around the park. Participants were asked to donate pet-friendly items such as newspapers or paper towels for the Hall County Animal Shelter.

October 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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