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Businesses, organizations unite for back-to-school initiatives

With both Gainesville and Hall County schools starting fall classes last week, several businesses and organizations in the community wanted to ensure students have all they need for the year.

August 06, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville Junior College founding president Hugh Mills remembered for dedication to education

Hugh M. Mills Jr. is remembered as a key pioneer in higher education following his death Thursday at age 93.

August 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Memories of 1996: Celebration marks 20th anniversary of Atlanta Games, Rio Olympics opening

Some 20 years ago, International Olympic Committee President Juan Antonio Samaranch put his arm around then Gainesville Mayor George Wangemann at the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue.

August 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Students attend first day of Early College at Jones

Students filed into a room full of red lounge chairs, cushioned ottomans and high top chairs against counters Friday morning at the new Early College at Jones campus.

August 06, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Lyman Hall class of ‘55 celebrates impromptu reunion

A roomful of old friends catch up, look at yearbooks and talk about the memories they share.

August 06, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


BULLI makes learning, friendship a lifelong endeavor

Sure, most of the 250 members of the Brenau University Learning and Leisure Institute, or BULLI, are retired and enjoying their golden years.

August 06, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Times founder on hand for portrait unveiling, dedication

Lessie Smithgall sat Friday in The Times' office, a place she and her late husband, Charles, built on the idea that the public has the right to know what is happening in the community.

August 05, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Hall schools off to smooth start, officials say

Hall schools had a "smooth opening" this morning, according to Superintendent Will Schofield.

August 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Lakeview Academy building classroom addition for middle schoolers

With enrollment growing every year, Lakeview Academy in Gainesville needs room for its students.

August 05, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Elachee's nature-based kindergarten, first grade programs begin

Not many classrooms have large rocks as seats, soft earth instead of tile floors and dense trees as sheltering walls.

August 05, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Bond set at $1 million for fatal shooting suspect

A judge set bond at $1 million for a Gainesville man accused in a fatal April shooting.

August 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Officials on alert for Zika virus

Fears of the Zika virus spreading in the United States have reached critical mass as local public health officials and environmental advocates work to contain cases reported in Florida this week.

August 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch water line project will help shore up pressure, fire protection

Flowery Branch is gearing up for a project to increase water pressure and fire protection for a residential area near Lights Ferry Road.

August 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Commerce man among those with shorter sentence thanks to president

President Barack Obama on Wednesday cut short the sentences of 214 federal inmates, including 67 life sentences, in what the White House called the largest batch of commutations on a single day in more than a century.

August 04, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Business owner commissions Gainesville mural on hotel wall

Jay Singh, owner and general manager of the Guest Lodge Gainesville, wanted a way to thank the city that's given him so much.

August 04, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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North Hall fire hydrants out of service since January; Gainesville officials working on solutions

A fire that destroyed a home in North Hall last week has left local government officials looking to calm fears about the risk to other ...

August 22, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Five veterans honored, get high school diplomas

Five men, including three Hall County brothers, who served in World War II and Vietnam, were awarded their high school diplomas Monday in a special ...

August 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall pre-K program will require local money for first time

Hall County's pre-K program will cost $45,000 to $60,000 in local money for the fiscal year 2017, the school board was told ...

August 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man killed, 2 other people injured in morning I-85 wreck

One person was killed and two others transported to hospitals after a wreck involving a tractor-trailer and a van early Monday morning on Interstate 85 ...

August 22, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Authorities: Gainesville man drove car into person holding baby, fired gun into crowd

A Gainesville man is accused of driving a car into someone holding a 1-year-old. Authorities said he also fired a gun at another person.

August 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Huge development, new marble plant on tap for Thursday meeting

A whale of a meeting could be in store Thursday before the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

August 22, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Raccoon in South Hall is 9th rabies case of year

A raccoon was found to be rabid after contact with a dog recently in the 4000 block of Poplar Springs Road in South Hall. It ...

August 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


34 guns stolen in Buford store burglary

A Buford gun range and store suffered thousands of dollars in stolen inventory and property damage after a Sunday morning burglary, police said.

August 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Sen. David Perdue: Economy will boom or face risk

The United States can have a similar economic boom as was seen in the last half of the 20th century, but it also faces a ...

August 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Two killed, one critically injured in morning Cleveland Highway wreck

Two drivers were killed and one passenger was critically injured after a wreck Monday morning on Cleveland Highway/Ga. 11.

August 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Riverside alumnus, employee Errol Bisso reflects on 50 years of working at academy

On the campus of Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville is a walking, talking, living, breathing piece of the school's history.

August 21, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Health care law to get deeper look at chamber event Tuesday

The Affordable Care Act will get a deeper look at the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's fifth annual Health Care Reform Seminar on Tuesday.

August 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


UNG, Lanier Tech keep growing as classes start Monday

The University of North Georgia and Lanier Technical College campuses will be beehives of activity Monday - and both will have more students than last year.

August 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Weapons taken after truck smashes into Buford store

A pickup truck smashed through a Buford business Sunday morning, followed by suspects taking rifles and pistols from the store.

August 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


A click for convenience: Grocers begin rolling out online shopping, in-person pickup

Pushing a cart isn't the only way to get a week's worth of groceries from the Kroger Marketplace at New Holland anymore.

August 21, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


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