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Hall County Sheriff’s Office rides out the recession

For the Hall County Sheriff's Office, 2010 will be much like 2009: trying to do more with less.

December 29, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Foul play not suspected in death

Foul play is not immediately suspected in the death of a man whose body was found Tuesday in woods near the Hall-Forsyth County line.

December 29, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Residents form mounted rescue unit

Canine companions have long been used in search and rescue missions, and now a handful of Dawson County residents are putting their equine companions to work saving lives.

December 29, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Rape Response Inc. seeks out new director

The Rape Response Inc. Board of Directors has announced the retirement of Executive Director Terri Strayhorn.

December 29, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Council denies rezoning request

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson City Council has voted to deny one controversial zoning request and to postpone action on another.

December 29, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gas prices holding steady

For now, at least, it seems gas prices are staying the same.

December 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Plans set for New Year’s Eve festivities

New Year's Eve may be a holiday known for exciting parties, but for several groups it is also a time to celebrate local history.

December 29, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Holiday traffic deaths fewer than predicted

Twelve people died in vehicle crashes across the state during the holiday weekend, but Hall County was largely spared from serious traffic accidents.

December 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


New Year’s Eve to be a rainy one this year

A year that many will remember for record-breaking rainfall could end with more rain.

December 29, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Tour de Georgia nixed for 2010

Local cyclists were sad to learn the Tour de Georgia has been canceled for 2010.

December 29, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Motive elusive in visitors’ deaths

Authorities still are trying to determine what led to a fatal family confrontation Dec. 19 on the Amicalola River.

December 29, 2009 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Old Christmas trees make good homes for fish

After all the ornaments and lights are removed, some fish may like to enjoy your Christmas tree for months to come.

December 29, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Seven dead statewide in holiday wrecks, with none here

The Christmas holiday weekend ended up with a gift to area law enforcement - little in the way of wrecks, let alone serious ones.

December 27, 2009 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Gainesville tries to maintain fire, police services despite furloughs

Beginning in January, budget cuts will take their toll on departments directly responsible for public safety in Gainesville.

December 27, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Healthy Monday: Resolve to take action in 2010

With one last holiday to look forward to this year, many people are already making their list of New Year's resolutions.

December 27, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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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


New state tax structure for transportation takes effect Wednesday

June 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tadmore turns language barrier into strength

The ability to speak more than one language is a boon when searching for a job, yet many of Hall County's bilingual children have trouble overcoming the disadvantages of poverty and delayed English skills.

June 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Visitors get to 'taste a real tomato’ on farm tour

"Take your pick," Joni Kennedy told a handful of people standing on her porch as they perused refreshments. "Everything we grow fresh here, except the hot dogs."

June 27, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Budget breakdown: Details of Hall County's new funding in spending plan

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved a $93.6 million general fund budget for the 2016 fiscal year with no tax increase on Thursday night.

June 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ask the Times: Reader sheds light on airport racetrack query

In a previous Ask the Times dated June 5, one reader had questions about the existence of a racetrack on the Gainesville airport grounds.

June 26, 2015 | | Local


Brenau’s first physical therapy students begin first semester

Brenau University's first class of physical therapy students are the state's "hungriest, most hardworking" future doctors.

June 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


'Watershed’ and ‘upsetting:’ Same-sex ruling stirs emotions locally

The outcome of Friday's Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage had some Hall County residents and politicians pleased, while others maintained their opposition to the 5-4 landmark decision.

June 26, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Canada pushes for repeal of US food labeling

United States labeling requirements that force meatpackers to list where animals were born, raised and slaughtered have stirred ire among countries that feel the mandates are discriminatory.

June 26, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Coyote sightings in Gainesville raise rabies fears

Residents around Riverside Drive and Island Drive in Gainesville have reported sightings of a possible rabid coyote, an animal whose population is on the rise in North Georgia.

June 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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