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Zoom! Cyclists torpedo through Gainesville

Gainesville proved to be a gracious host to the third leg of the sixth annual Tour de Georgia on Wednesday.

Cylists zoomed across the finish line on Prior Street to the delight of hundreds of national and international spectators.

May 05, 2008 | By Jessica Jordan and Bianca Bruno jjordan@gainesvilletimes.com; bbruno@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Publicity race brings to Gainesville is priceless

It's the kind of publicity money can't buy.

Each night this week, SportSouth cable network (Charter Cable channel 36) will televise a 30-minute recap of the Tour de Georgia.

May 05, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Authorities play key role in keeping race safe, organized

It involved more than 100 law officers from three agencies, the closing of more than 70 intersections along 19 miles of road, and a lot of flashing blue lights.

And with advance planning, constant communication and cooperation, it all went off without a hitch, officials said.

May 05, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Bell to run for county commission

Ashley Bell has announced his candidacy for District 4 county commissioner.

May 05, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


North Hall band to play Burd Center

The North Hall High School Band is set to present "Something ... Old, New, Borrowed, Blue" at the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts at Brenau University today through Sunday.

May 05, 2008 | | Local


Student hit by car at bus stop released from hospital

A Johnson High School student suffered a broken ankle when she was hit by a pickup truck while boarding a school bus Monday morning.

May 05, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lake Lanier's Lower Overlook Park closed for construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed Lower Overlook Park to the public for the next two weeks.

The day-use park, located near Buford Dam, has suffered severe shoreline erosion due to wave action by boats. Construction crews are currently depositing rip-rap along the shore to prevent further damage.

May 05, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Two charged with drug possession

A Gainesville man faces charges of possessing nine different drugs, including more than 400 tablets of a cold reliever that can be used to produce methamphetamine, according to authorities.

May 05, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Rabun man fined for illegal ATV use

Some environmental groups have criticized the U.S. Forest Service for not enforcing rules against off-trail ATV use in the Chattahoochee National Forest.

May 04, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Cycling world brings its best to Gainesville

Today the worldwide cycling community focuses on Gainesville.

May 04, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | Local


Hall officials want $25,000 from county clerk of courts

Hall County officials confirmed Tuesday that they want Clerk of Courts Dwight Wood to pay the county $25,000 for using county workers to process passports while he took home the fees.

May 04, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall County finishes budget hearings

The last round of Hall County budget hearings closed Tuesday, leaving officials with the task of slashing more than $9 million from 55 separate budget requests.

May 04, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Law enforcement beef up security for race

Although roadblocks will halt traffic and security will be amped up, authorities say that today's Tour de Georgia stage will be business as usual.

May 04, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


North Hall agriculture program is under evaluation

North Hall High School opened a half-century ago with a strong agricultural program.

May 04, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tour's Stage Three crosses finish line

CLICK HERE for videos, an archive of stories, maps and updated coverage throughout the day.

May 04, 2008 | By Jessica Jordan and Bianca Bruno jjordan@gainesvilletimes.com; bbruno@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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Gainesville, Hall governments look at cost of paid leave

When government employees are suspected of workplace misconduct, they are routinely placed on paid administrative leave while internal investigations are conducted, and the result can be costly to taxpayers.

December 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Local business leaders see upside in new U.S.-Cuba relations

The controversial move Wednesday by the Obama administration to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba was met with approval from business leaders in Hall County who said they believe the economic benefit could be substantial for local industries.

December 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


H&R Block pros to offer tax tips

Two H&R Block tax professionals will present a free Tax Talk from 6-8 p.m. today at Blackshear Place Library in Gainesville.

December 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville police make transition to digital records

At the Gainesville Police Department, some of the new school is showing a thing or two to the old school.

December 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Nominations open for 2014 Young Man and Young Woman of Year

The Gainesville Jaycees are accepting nominations for the 2014 Young Man and Young Woman of the Year Award.

December 18, 2014 | | Local


Poultry firm donates 23 tons of meat to food bank

Georgia Mountain Food Bank in Gainesville got an early Christmas gift Wednesday when Perdue Farms delivered 46,000 pounds of frozen chicken and meat products.

December 18, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Badge & Bar: Hall 911 staff raises $1K for kids’ wish lists

Four local families are getting help from the Hall County 911 Communications in a different way this Christmas.

December 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Cuba policy shift sparks differing local responses

After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations - a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations.

December 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Juvenile in custody after man stabbed Tuesday night

A 16-year-old fled on foot after allegedly stabbing his stepfather Tuesday on East Ridge Road, authorities said Wednesday.

December 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Local moviegoers have mixed reactions to canceling of film's release

Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of "The Interview," a comedy movie starring Seth Rogen and James Franco about a slapstick assassination plot on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

December 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville High alumni replace missing elephant art

Counte Cooley was tired of driving by Gainesville High School and not seeing his elephant.

December 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Defense bill calls for Army control of Camp Merrill

Camp Frank D. Merrill outside Dahlonega has long been Army strong. With President Barack Obama's signature, it will be Army controlled.

December 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall schools score higher in performance rating

Most Hall County schools and some Gainesville schools performed better than the state average on the College and Career Ready Performance Index, the latest tool used to measure how well schools are doing.

December 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hanukkah: Faith burning brightly

Tuesday marked the first day of Hanukkah. The Jewish Festival of Lights celebrates the victory of the Jewish army, the Maccabees, over Syrian forces. It also celebrates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem, which had been ruined during battle.

December 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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