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Government shutdown could affect parks, taxes

Barring an eleventh-hour reprieve from Congress, the federal government will run out of money and shut down at midnight tonight.

April 08, 2011 | Mitch Clarke | Local


Demolition of building in Gainesville will cost more than expected

It took more than a bulldozer to break down Gainesville's old public safety building.

April 08, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Dawson County schools are considering raising taxes

DAWSONVILLE - A tax increase is among the options Dawson County school system officials are considering as they confront a projected $300,000 deficit in the 2012 budget.

April 08, 2011 | FRANK REDDY Times regional staff | Local


Former Forsyth County sheriff defending his words

ATLANTA - Dennis Lee Hendrix, former Forsyth County sheriff, claimed Thursday a leaflet that painted one of his critics as an ex-con was politically protected free speech.

April 08, 2011 | Associated Press | Local


Defendant flips table at probation hearing

Court service deputies were forced to physically control a defendant Thursday who reacted to a judge's order by overturning the defense table.

April 08, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


New Hall County Extension agent started last week

The new Hall County Extension agent has only been on the job for a few days. But he already knows his way around town.

April 08, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Newtown Florist Club to hold vigil

The Newtown Florist Club wants to bring peace to its Gainesville neighborhood.

April 06, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Dawsonville backs off plans for airport authority

The city of Dawsonville has decided to shelve its plans to create an airport authority.

April 06, 2011 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Flowery Branch asked to run South Hall sewer

Hall County is looking for a company to operate its South Hall sewer system, and Hall County Commissioner Craig Lutz wants Flowery Branch to throw its name in the hat.

April 06, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Fire destroys storage buildings in North Hall

A chicken house and two small outbuildings in the 5100 block of Price Road were destroyed in a fire Wednesday afternoon. The chicken house was used for storage.

April 06, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Spring break campers learn about animals and plants

Noah Lenkeit, 7, carefully counted the icing squiggles on his sugar cookie. One, two, three - that's how old his tree, represented by icing rings on a cookie, would be.

April 06, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Survivors gather to mark anniversary of tornado of ’36

The memories shared carried a heavy weight, but Wednesday was not a day of sorrow.

April 06, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Former bookkeeper sentenced for theft from employer

A Clarkesville Sunday school teacher went to jail Wednesday after pleading guilty to stealing more than $350,000 from a Hall County business as the company's bookkeeper.

April 06, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Officials hope tattoos help ID body

Tattoos are what investigators hope will lead them to identify the man whose badly decomposed body was found near New Holland Mill on Monday.

April 06, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Memorial, memories highlight tornado’s 75th anniversary

As the anniversary of Gainesville's darkest moment passed, a small group gathered in silent memorial.

April 06, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


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Study shows medical marijuana lowers costs, painkiller use

Research has linked medical marijuana with a decrease in the abuse of painkillers, and now a University of Georgia study has spotlighted the potential cost ...

July 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


GO VIDEO: Get some ice cream

Savannah King takes you to four local favorites for ice cream.

July 21, 2016 | | Local


Gainesville’s Bell works to bring criminal justice reform to GOP convention

Gainesville attorney Ashley Bell is on a mission to make the Republican Party more responsive to issues of social justice and criminal justice reform, and ...

July 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


New, family-owned doughnut shop coming to Gainesville

The city of Gainesville is no stranger to doughnut shops, but Andy Nuon hopes to bring something new with his shop Danny's Donuts.

July 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Senior Life Center event caters to summer needs of seniors

The Gainesville-Hall County Senior Life Center buzzed with activity Wednesday morning, as area senior citizens gathered for a special event.

July 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Martin Road now part of countywide freight study in Hall

A study of traffic in the Martin Road area of South Hall - near where a much-opposed interchange is being built - will be folded into a ...

July 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


YMCA seeks variance for larger sign in search of 'better visibility'

The J.A. Walters Family YMCA is seeking a variance to allow a digital sign roughly twice the size allowed in the city of Gainesville ...

July 20, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


CASA leader Stephens honored for 27 years of advocacy

Stepping down from her executive director role, Connie Stephens said she was glad the reins have been passed to someone "just as passionate and committed."

July 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Trump is now official Republican nominee

With supporters and protesters squaring off in the streets, and despite flurries of dissent on the convention floor, Donald Trump formally secured the Republican nomination ...

July 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Mexican students, professor help with World Language Academy's summer camp

The Hall County school district wants more native speaking Spanish teachers. If the district could find enough teachers, it could expand its World Language Academy ...

July 19, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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


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