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Book sale to benefit Jefferson Public Library

JEFFERSON - If you have some loose change in the cup holder of your car, you may be days away from buying your next favorite book.

January 26, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


‘Super Speeder’ promotion draws fire

The CEO of a planned motorsports park in Dawsonville says a promotion offering free half days at the track for people who bring in a "Super Speeder" ticket is not encouraging folks to speed.

January 26, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Board plans to cast final vote on road name change

Phil Markert doesn't mind the proposal to change the name of Holiday and Friendship roads to Lanier Islands Parkway, despite the sign in front of his business taking a direct hit.

January 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville woman charged with burglary

A Gainesville woman was charged with burglary Monday night after neighbors reported suspicious activity on Mountain View Drive in Gainesville.

January 26, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Brenau plans Haitian culture night, fundraiser

Macita and Yamatha St. Germain want to show people what Haiti was like before the Jan. 12 earthquake that laid the island nation to ruin.

January 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Revenue from water meter sales already exceeds fiscal goal

It's not great news, but it's better than they expected.

January 26, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall schools adopt new scheduling system

Hall County's high school students will soon move to a seven-period school schedule.

January 26, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Longtime Hall tax assessor resigning after 18 years

Longtime Hall County tax assessor Terrell Gaines announced he is retiring.

January 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Portion of Ga. 255 to close on Tuesday for repair work

Both lanes of Ga. 255 just north of Ga. 17 in Sautee will be closed Tuesday for emergency repair work.

January 25, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Jefferson City Council approves 1 rezoning request

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson City Council has approved one rezoning request, while postponing another request for the second time.

January 25, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Lecture series focuses on tri-state water wars

Georgia's water wars will be the subject of an upcoming lecture series at Georgia State University in Atlanta.

January 25, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Sudanese native, author speak about legacy of Lost Boys

In 2001, after about 150 Sudanese refugees immigrated to her hometown of Jacksonville, Fla., Joan Hecht took several of the orphans under her wing.

January 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lakeview Academy to host Internet forum

When it comes to Internet safety, many parents occasionally turn a cautious eye to their child's computer and think that's enough - wrong.

January 25, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Patrons say coffee shop’s menu enhances library experience

The coffee shop in the Spout Springs library is off to a fresh new start.

January 24, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Burned-out letters abound across area in retailers’ signs

It's not hard to spot the signs.

January 24, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Gainesville school board approves 2016 budget

After a few budget amendments, the Gainesville City Board of Education approved the fiscal year 2016 budget at its regular meeting Monday.

June 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Walters re-elected chairman of ports authority board

Gainesville businessman Jim Walters was re-elected Monday as chairman of the board of directors for the Georgia Ports Authority.

June 29, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Fire destroys North Hall home

A North Hall home was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon.

June 29, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Man in serious condition after hit-and-run on Clarks Bridge Road

A Gainesville man, known locally as "Country," is still in serious condition at the hospital after he was hit Thursday night by a car on Clarks Bridge Road.

June 29, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Class Notes: University of North Georgia supporting meal program in July

Free meals will be provided through the remainder of the summer across North Georgia thanks to help from the University of North Georgia.

June 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


New hotel fee brings big hurt to low- and fixed-income guests

The tired eyes of Justin Biggerstaff grew more weary when he learned that he'll soon be paying an extra $5 per night for his family, which includes three young kids, to stay at the Gainesville Inn and Suites on Jesse Jewell Parkway over the next month or so while he seeks permanent housing.

June 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Veterans enjoy Lake Lanier getaway

Soon it would be time for the veterans to climb on planes and return home to their everyday lives.

June 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lakeview's Kennedy signs 5-year contract, plans for future

After five years as Lakeview Academy's head of school, John Kennedy is planning at least five more.

June 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Part of Hospitality Highway to be renamed in honor of tourism pioneer

The portion of Hospitality Highway that runs through Dawson and Lumpkin counties will soon be named in honor of the man first responsible for branding the state a tourism destination.

June 28, 2015 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff reports | Local


Swim lessons part of Discovery Day Camps

The pungent, yet pleasant, summery smell of chlorine filled the nostrils of roughly 75 children as they swam through the waters of Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, but they didn't seem to mind.

June 28, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gillsville Highway at Athens Highway re-opens after fire

Gillsville Highway was closed at Athens Highway for part of Sunday night while authorities worked to contain a fire. No one was transported to the hospital with injuries, according to authorities.

June 28, 2015 | | Local


Hall firefighters battle early Sunday blaze

No one was injured as Hall County firefighters battled a blaze Sunday morning at an empty 8,000-square-foot commercial building.

June 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Departing Gainesville city manager leaves big shoes to fill

When Gainesville City Manager Kip Padgett announced his resignation in May, he expressed nothing but gratitude for the opportunity to serve the city in many roles over the last 13 years.

June 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Window maker borrows European model, finds market in Ga.

Bernie Wolf sells the kind of windows built to frame beauty, be it the glistening waters of Lake Lanier or the rugged magnificence of the North Georgia mountains.

June 27, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Hall faces adoption gap: More kids than parents available

In Hall County, 15 of 63 children free for adoption need a permanent family, a problem the Division of Family and Children Services hopes to solve through a summer marketing campaign.

June 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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