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SPLOST money pays for workers

City Councilman Robert "Bob" Hamrick twice has raised questions about whether Hall County officials are acting improperly by using revenues from the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax to pay county employees.

And although the practice is allowed by state law, Hamrick said he was left with even more questions when County Administrator Charley Nix canceled plans to explain the county's use of the tax money at a City Council work session last week.

October 04, 2009 | BY MELISSA WEINMAN AND ASHLEY FIELDING | Local


More Hall County families are living in poverty

Phillipa Lewis-Moss doesn't need any analyst to tell her that times are hard for people everywhere. All she has to do is look at the number of people coming to her office for assistance.

October 04, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Festivals celebrate artful events

GILLSVILLE - Have you ever wondered how to milk a cow - but you've never tried?

October 04, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Educator's passion for teaching wins him a fellowship

HOSCHTON - Sergio Parra's love for teaching is evident from the moment he sets foot in his classroom and begins the day's lesson.

October 04, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Church burglar gets 5 years in prison

Jeremy Nathan Brantley showed up at places of worship asking for a helping hand, then returned when no one was around to burglarize them.

October 03, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gardeners flock to fall expo

Sunflower, magnolia and snapdragon fans united Friday at the sixth annual Fall Garden Expo at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center.

October 03, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


RING links willing workers with jobs

At age 17, Kenny Buffington took a turn for the worse in a car accident that claimed his eyesight and short-term memory. He was left legally blind when he emerged from a four-month-long coma.

October 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Private jail gets first detainees

The North Georgia Detention Center has boarded its first residents.

October 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


2 men are charged in Gainesville burglaries

Gainesville Police have arrested two men they say are responsible for a recent string of burglaries in the Ridgewood Avenue area of the city.

October 02, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Supporters: Drug court does work

A national organization's critical report on drug courts has supporters defending a system they say has reduced repeat offenses and improved lives by making substance abuse treatment a part of the judicial process.

October 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Friends of Hall library hold annual used book sale today

The Friends of the Hall County Library System is taking over the first floor of the Gainesville Library this weekend to sell hundreds of used books for as little as a dime apiece.

October 02, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Motorcycle run, car show to aid nonprofit

Plenty of gleaming chrome and tricked-out rides should be on display today in the second annual Ride for Recovery.

October 02, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


A civics lesson from the mayor

Fifth-graders at Gainesville Exploration Academy got a lesson in civic duty straight from Gainesville Mayor Myrtle Figueras.

October 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Five suspects of drug ring jailed, police say

BY STEPHEN GURR

October 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Police make headway in burglary investigations

Gainesville Police Chief Frank Hooper will hold a news conference this morning to release information about a recent string of burglaries in the city.

October 02, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Olympic Memories: Q&A with Jack Pyburn

Jack Pyburn, an architect and rowing enthusiast, helped local organizers create the plan for the Lake Lanier venue and helped found the Lake Lanier Rowing ...

July 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Nonprofit offering community forum for teens, young adults

A local nonprofit group is planning a weekend of activities to inspire and empower teens and young adults.

July 19, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Paddling, rowing clubs keep Olympic spirit moving forward

Starting and maintaining a club isn't as easy as it sounds.

July 19, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Times parent company buys historic Gainesville Mill

One of Gainesville's most iconic historic buildings has a new owner.

July 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


$50,000 grant could help Gainesville's pedestrian connections

Gainesville is looking to improve pedestrian connections around downtown and, in the process, spruce up some major roadways.

July 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula to visit Sugar Hill to learn about Gwinnett city’s challenges

Lula officials are planning a field trip to Sugar Hill in North Gwinnett County on Friday.

July 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall schools consider LED lighting in gyms

The Hall County school system is looking at installing LED lighting in its gymnasiums districtwide.

July 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local attorney hosting criminal justice reform event Tuesday near GOP convention

Gainesville attorney and former Hall commissioner Ashley Bell will host a criminal justice reform event Tuesday night live from Cleveland near the site of the ...

July 18, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


U.S. Rep. Collins: ‘There’s no fear here’ at Republican convention

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, is trying not to let the distractions get to him this week at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

July 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Olympics remain a lasting legacy at Lake Lanier venue

Twenty years ago the Olympic Games came to Atlanta, with rowing and paddling events held in Gainesville on Lake Lanier. While the Olympic flame has ...

July 18, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Carjacking case goes forward with kidnapping charge included

A Gainesville man accused of an attempted carjacking told police he thought the victim had been following him for days, according to testimony Monday.

July 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Motion to table Enota school project fails, another meeting coming on issue

The Gainesville school board agreed to hold a meeting discussing the building of a new Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy after a motion to "table the ...

July 18, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Olympic Memories: Q&A with Mary Hart Wilheit

Mary Hart Wilheit served as executive director of Gainesville/Hall '96 and its efforts to bring the Olympics to Gainesville. She shares her memories of ...

July 18, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Two people, dog killed by fire Monday morning in Clarkesville

Two people and a pet died Monday morning after a mobile home caught fire in Clarkesville, according to authorities.

July 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Northeast Georgia Medical Center eases parking pain by adding spaces at Gainesville campus

Finding a parking space at Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Gainesville campus should get a little easier.

July 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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