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Bill would allow radar devices near school zones

State law meant to protect motorists from speed traps could see an exception in school zones if a local lawmaker's proposal passes.

February 13, 2009 | By Stephen Gurr and Claire Miller sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com; cmiller@clickthepaper.com | Local


Gainesville celebrates growth in downtown

Investment in new and renovated projects in downtown Gainesville topped $7.5 million in 2008, an increase of $3 million over 2007.

February 13, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Storage tanks gone in Cleveland downtown

Cleveland has removed underground storage tanks from the square so that road improvements, held up for about three months, can resume.

February 13, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


New medical campus won’t affect Brenau’s plans

The Medical College of Georgia received state permission this week to create a satellite campus at the University of Georgia, with the Athens medical school set to open in fall 2010.

February 13, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Crime-ridden area seeks Gainesville's help

Residents of Beechwood Boulevard have asked for the Gainesville City Council's help in reclaiming their neighborhood.

February 13, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Braselton Mayor Pat Graham named to water policy council

Braselton Mayor Pat Graham has been named to the water policy council for the Upper Oconee River Basin.

February 13, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Lanier Tech team wins Jackson County literacy bee

JEFFERSON - Bees really do compete in spelling bees.

February 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Budget cuts anticipated for Jefferson schools

JEFFERSON - Like most other governmental bodies that get funding from the state, the Jefferson City School board is concerned about budget cuts.

February 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Stomach bug slams schools

Flu season hasn't hit Georgia in full force yet, but there are plenty of other illnesses going around.

February 12, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Commission OKs new South Hall cell tower

Cell phone users in South Hall can now look forward to better service.

February 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Veterans share their stories with Gainesville middle schoolers

History walks and talks at Gainesville Middle School.

February 11, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Sheriff’s office: Man beaten during taco stand robbery

A man was beaten and robbed at a taco stand on Atlanta Highway late Tuesday night, authorities said Wednesday.

February 11, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Kiwanis wants nominations for Youth Service Award

The Gainesville Kiwanis Club is accepting nominations for its Youth Service Award.

The club presents the award annually to a person in the community who has rendered dedicated and outstanding service to the youth of our community. The purpose of the award is to recognize an individual who has given both time and resources to the betterment of our youth.

February 11, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Regional water planners named

Gov. Sonny Perdue, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and House Speaker Glenn Richardson have announced their selections for members of Georgia's regional water planning councils.

February 11, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Deal: Salmonella scandal will hurt Georgia industry

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal told fellow House members that the actions of Peanut Corp. of America could have negative implications for the peanut industry in Georgia, a state that traditionally leads the nation in peanuts.

February 11, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


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County considers closing part of South Hall road

Hall County is considering whether to close part of a dirt and gravel road that links two major South Hall roads in response to resident concerns about dumping in the area.

August 30, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County firefighters salute injured coworkers

Hall County firefighters stood on Interstate 985 overpasses Friday afternoon as the last of three injured coworkers came home. At Friendship Road, five Station 8 firefighters saluted as the small northbound caravan carrying Will Griffin passed underneath about 3 p.m.Griffin was training July 22 in an aerial ladder bucket with fellow firefighters T.J. Elliott and Stephen Jackson when the truck's ladder malfunctioned, falling an estimated 44 feet and sending the three to hospitals. Griffin, 24, has been recuperating at Shepherd Spinal Center's spinal cord injury unit in Atlanta and will continue rehab as an outpatient ...

August 29, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


Stay safe on roads, lake over holiday weekend, law agencies urge

Emergency personnel are encouraging residents to have a fun but safe Labor Day weekend.

August 29, 2014 | Times staff and regional reports | Local


Former GHS star Watson makes college debut today in Athens

Fans of Gainesville High, Georgia and Clemson will come together today as the state's record holder in career passing yards and touchdowns returns home for his collegiate debut.

August 29, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Local


Gainesville officials decided Kelly had to go as chief

Gainesville Police Chief Brian Kelly resigned Friday morning in a move the mayor said was in the city's best interest.

August 29, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Football big business for local restaurants, retailers

Football, at every level of competition, is more profitable than ever.

August 29, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County mum on deal over firetruck involved in July 22 accident

The ladder truck that malfunctioned during a training exercise last month and injured three Hall County firefighters was inspected by an asset protection solutions group and signed off on by a battalion chief, but Hall County officials have declined to share any communication among themselves about the truck.

August 29, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Road work at Clarks Bridge resumes after 45-day wait

Construction crews have been back at work this week at Clarks Bridge, where a replacement project had stalled for 45 days to ensure the support for a retaining wall had compacted and settled as needed.

August 29, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riverside cadet finds support at school

Ben Brewer, a senior at Riverside Military Academy, learned what it means to be a caretaker when his father was stricken with cancer.

August 28, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Top chef: Food festival brings 3 masters to Gainesville

Three master chefs from Taiwan gave demonstrations Thursday to culinary students at Lanier Career Center in Gainesville as part of the school's international food festival.

August 28, 2014 | Scott Rogers | Local




Dock permit process to begin again Sept. 16

The Army Corps of Engineers plans to begin accepting applications Sept. 16 for the remaining boat dock permits on Lake Lanier.

August 28, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Threat leads to brief evacuations at North Georgia Tech

Students at North Georgia Technical College in Clarkesville have been given the all-clear to re-enter most buildings on campus after a threat was written on the wall of one building.

August 28, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville may increase service fee instead of water rate

After deadlocking earlier this month on whether to raise water rates 1 percent, Gainesville City Council will hold another vote to try and end the stalemate Tuesday night.

August 28, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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