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Gainesville officials discuss budget goals

Gainesville City Council members continued to hear budget presentations Thursday, noting requests from three of the city's larger departments.

March 31, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Driver error blamed in Wednesday's fatal wreck

Driver error caused the head-on collision Wednesday that killed a senior Clermont couple and their 57-year-old daughter in North Hall and seriously injured a child, officers said.

March 31, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Residents to have say on airport authority at hearing

One might say Pepper Pettit is unhappy with the city of Dawsonville's plan to form an airport authority.

March 30, 2011 | FRANK REDDY Times regional staff | Local


Foundation work begins on downtown pedestrian bridge

The sound of Gainesville's pedestrian bridge going into place echoed through the downtown streets this week.

March 30, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Literacy center plans delayed again

Hopes for a new adult literacy center in South Hall have been dashed again.

March 30, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Low tax digest adds up to tough budget year

FLOWERY BRANCH - Hall County's 2011 tax digest is down, which could spell the worst budget year yet for local governments, finance officials said Wednesday morning.

March 30, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall County United Way exceeds goal with $1.8M

Davis White longed to answer the question everyone in the room wanted to ask: How much did the United Way of Hall County raise?

March 30, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Wreath hangers stolen from gravesites

Police arrested a man in Alta Vista Cemetery where he is accused of removing wire wreath hangers from gravesites.

March 30, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Clarks Bridge wreck kills 3, injures 3

Three people died at the scene of a head-on collision Wednesday at Clarks Bridge Road, just north of Honeysuckle Road in North Hall.

March 30, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Oakwood installs tornado sirens

Oakwood has two new tornado sirens up and running - including one near where an August 2008 tornado struck - and is preparing to put up a third one on the Chestnut Mountain side of town.

March 29, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall seeks home foreclosures grant

Hall County officials are applying for a $1.15 million grant to help families with foreclosed homes and down payment assistance.

March 29, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Man gets life for child molestation

An Oakwood man was sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping and molesting a 12-year-old girl he knew as a neighbor.

March 29, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Gainesville may create downtown historic designation

Gainesville officials are beginning to pursue a local historic designation for the downtown area, which could help preserve the exterior look of the buildings.

March 29, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Worker burned at Hall plant

An electrical contractor suffered serious burns Tuesday while working at a Hall County wastewater plant.

March 29, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


2 juveniles charged with burglarizing Habitat for Humanity

Two juveniles were arrested in connection with two burglaries at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore last week, Gainesville Police said.

March 29, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


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Man’s beating exposes homeless camp horrors under Queen City Bridge

The grounds are lined with trash rather than flowers. No birds sing from shaking limbs along the gravel road entrance. And the stray cats act ...

September 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Taste of Gainesville serves up a savory Saturday by Lake Lanier

At one time, Taste of Gainesville was called Dinner on the Docks. But by any name, the fare is just as delicious.

September 24, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


SLIDESHOW: Don Carter State Park tunes up at Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival

Friends of Don Carter State Park sponsored the third annual Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival on Saturday to raise awareness for the park and supply funding ...

September 24, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Lake Lanier’s shoreline gets a fall cleanup

New year, different trash

September 24, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Gainesville High School teacher named geographic society fellow

Sandy Rivera is teaching AP human geography - and an advanced placement course - at Gainesville High School for the first time.

September 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Customers, co-workers mourn passing of Hawaiian shirt-clad ‘Coffee King’

For 14 years, Gene "Coffee King" Burch, 68, would hold court as the manager of Common Grounds Coffee Shoppe and Deli in Flowery Branch.

September 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Man dies in fiery wrong-way crash on I-85

A Virginia man going the wrong way on Interstate 85 in Jackson County was killed in a fiery crash early Friday when his vehicle struck ...

September 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




First Baptist’s annual emporium benefits horse therapy ranch

Women shopping for and selling a variety of items, including clothing, accessories, home decor and Christmas gifts, filled First Baptist Church in Gainesville on Friday.

September 23, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Watching the debate Monday? Join the conversation

Millennials may already match baby boomers in terms of their share of the American electorate, but a new poll reveals that only 32 percent of ...

September 23, 2016 | Times staff, wire reports | Local


How to make your own fairy house for your garden

You never know what mythical creatures are around.

September 22, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Old, new issues raised at Enota school forum

The garden at Enota, of course, was discussed and questioned at the forum held at the school Thursday night.

September 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Old Reunion entrance now could be part of 800-home active adult community

For years, it served as the main entrance to Reunion Country Club in South Hall.

September 22, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Halftime Heroes: Johnson band members on same page

Listen to D.I. Brunson, band director at Johnson High School, and a number of his students, and much the same thread is heard - it ...

September 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Annual Glory Hope & Life tailgate party benefits cancer patients

A tailgate party Thursday celebrating Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia, the Atlanta Falcons and the Atlanta Braves also benefited cancer patients in North Georgia.

September 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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