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Ex-Avita employee charged with embezzlement

A former employee of a nonprofit agency that serves the disadvantaged was charged Thursday with embezzling thousands of dollars, some of which investigators believe went to a high school dance team she coached.

September 17, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall wants more from proposed reservoir

Hall County has been given an additional 120 days by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to alter its permit application for the proposed Glades Reservoir project, county officials announced Thursday.

September 17, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Woman surrenders in animal cruelty case

A woman accused of neglecting more than a dozen dogs to the point that they died and decayed in her Murrayville rental home was arrested Thursday and charged with cruelty to animals.

September 17, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Poker run to help combat juvenile diabetes

The Silent Partners for the Kids are set to have their first Pirates of Lanier-Castaway Poker Run on Saturday. The event will begin at 10 a.m. at Holiday Marina, and there will be a chance to win a grand prize of $75,000.

September 17, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Group will hold cotillion meeting

The Grady Young Foundation will hold a meeting Saturday for their first Debutante Cotillion.

September 17, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


No one hurt as fire destroys White County home

A White County home was destroyed by fire early today but its residents were able to escape to safety and there were no injuries.

September 17, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Police raid nets cocaine, cash, leads to arrest

Authorities on Wednesday seized more than $9,000 in cash and cocaine during a raid on a home on Hancock Avenue Extension, officials said Thursday.

September 17, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County given extra time in reservoir permit

Hall County has been given an additional 120 days to supplement its permit application for the proposed Glades Reservoir project.

September 17, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Officials say gang 'beat-in' stopped at West Hall High

Four teenage girls were charged as juveniles with committing gang activity after they were caught beating another girl in a bathroom at West Hall High School as part of a gang initiation, officials said.

September 16, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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


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Public agencies brace for fuel tax, but helped by lower gas prices

Local governments, schools and public agencies are bracing for the impact of a 26-cent-per-gallon state excise tax on gasoline, which will contribute to $850 million or more in revenue for road and bridge projects across Georgia, that takes effect Wednesday.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Banks County building new sports complex

The Banks County Parks and Recreation Department will be holding a groundbreaking for its Windmill Park Sports Complex at 10 a.m. July 14.

June 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Library board selects new director, approves new budget

Lisa MacKinney will oversee a better than $2.62 million budget that eliminates worker furloughs as the new director of the Hall County Library System.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Challenged Child and Friends names Castell family services director

Challenged Child and Friends has named Creystal Castell as its family services coordinator.

June 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Chicopee Woods Golf Course completes shake-up of oversight committee

The shake-up of an oversight committee for the Chicopee Woods Golf Course was completed Tuesday, the latest move prompted by poor conditions and slipping revenues at the 600-acre course in Gainesville.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Child buying ice cream airlifted to hospital after being struck by car

A child buying ice cream Sunday was struck by a passing vehicle, Georgia State Patrol said.

June 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


SPLOST VII begins Wednesday, E-SPLOST scheduled for fall

Wednesday marks the start of a new round of special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST VII.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities investigating possible anti-gay hate crime in Forsyth County

June 30, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


County finance director resigns, search to begin soon

Hall County Finance Director Vickie Neikirk resigned on Monday.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Kipper Tool Co. celebrates military contract milestone

A Gainesville company is celebrating hitting the halfway mark in an $85 million contract with the Army to assemble and deliver 5-ton tool systems used in military engineering and demolition jobs.

June 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Action Ministries Gainesville event to unite local congregations

It's not often Christians of varying denominations gather for an evening of fellowship, but Terri Armour with Action Ministries Gainesville wants to bring people together for just that.

June 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville work session canceled

With only a few agenda items and the pending departure of City Manager Kip Padgett, who has resigned to take a similar job in North Carolina, the Gainesville City Council has canceled its scheduled work session for Thursday morning.

June 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Minorities unite to change Gainesville’s electoral system

The exterior of a house on residential Desota Street in Gainesville gives little away about the history it holds inside, save for a sign marking it as the office of the local Newtown Florist Club.

June 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Electric car owners take hit with new tax

A new state tax structure that takes effect Wednesday has stirred ire among some electric car owners.

June 29, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Spraygrounds require regular checking of chemical levels

Kayla Spurlock watched Monday afternoon as her daughter enjoyed the sprayground at Laurel Park. She takes Violet, who is 18 months old, about once a week to the area where she can play in the water spraying up from the ground.

June 29, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


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