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Bruner making progress, slowly, on city goals

In January, Ruth Bruner took Gainesville's gavel for the rotating two-year mayoral position and proposed a few changes to attract tourism, downtown loft apartments and public access to Lake Lanier.

December 05, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Kids roll, stroll and jingle in Flowery Branch parade

Which would you rather do? Watch a parade or be in one?

December 05, 2010 | Lauren Blais | Local


December chill will arrive this week

Though winter won't officially begin for about two more weeks, it certainly feels like the season is upon us.

December 05, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville students become teachers

Teens from Gainesville High School will enter classrooms in the district not as students but as instructors.

December 05, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hospital to collect cord blood

On Monday, Northeast Georgia Medical Center will become the second hospital in the state where parents can donate their child's umbilical cord blood, a stem-cell-rich tissue once considered medical waste but now proven to treat several life-threatening illnesses.

December 05, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Network offers Christmas fun for seniors

The holidays are often a time when people look forward to fun-filled family celebrations, but for some seniors the holidays don't always bring tidings of good cheer.

December 04, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville schools aim to make most of heating energy

As temperatures cool down this winter, school officials in Gainesville are asking staff to close doors to help save money and keep classrooms warm, David Shumake, assistant superintendent of instruction said.

December 04, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Minister’s good heart, sense of humor remembered

The Rev. Jack Sosby was never one to neglect a person in need - even someone he had never met.

December 04, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Library program gets kids’ cards in troops’ hands

Last year, one Gainesville family had a simple gift for an American soldier. On a piece of construction paper, they traced their newborn's tiny palms and wrote below them, "Hands reaching out to you and wishing you peace."

December 04, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Teens sleep outside to see homelessness firsthand

More than 40 young people abandoned the comfort of their beds Friday night to sleep outside St. Michael Catholic Church in Gainesville.

December 04, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Grant could help Gainesville complete greenway

Gainesville officials are "moving full steam ahead" on the midtown greenway project as they apply for grants to finish up construction of the multi-use trail.

December 04, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Oakwood residents drink in Christmas festivities

Oakwood's Community Christmas Celebration put a lot of holiday spirit into one event - music, lights, Santa on a firetruck, tables of crafts, plus marshmallows and hot chocolate.

December 04, 2010 | Lauren Blais | Local


Lula sewer plant almost finished

Lula is wrapping up construction on its new wastewater treatment plant, which likely will be up and running by January.

December 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch police search yields quart jars of marijuana

A search Thursday by Flowery Branch police turned up 71 quart jars of marijuana and a 5-gallon plastic container of marijuana at a residence in the 1500 block of Treepark Circle, according to Gerald Lanich, chief of the Flowery Branch Police Department.

December 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Monday’s South Hall shooting ruled accidental

The Hall County Sheriff's Office has determined Monday's South Hall shooting that resulted in a man's abdomen injuries was accidental.

December 03, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Oct. 31 trial date set in Georgia-Florida water wars case

A trial is set to begin Oct. 31 over allegations that Georgia residents are drinking up too much water before the resource reaches Florida.

June 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Glass recycling not profitable; Red Oak stops, county continues

One private hauler of recycled materials will quit accepting glass July 1 for economic reasons, but the Hall County Recycling Center continues to process glass.

June 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Public input needed for Hall's comprehensive plan update

Hall County is moving forward with its comprehensive plan update to guide and manage growth through 2040, and officials are encouraging residents to join the ...

June 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville school system to hire more teachers, give raises

Gainesville City Schools will spend about $68 million in its general fund budget for the next school year - an increase of nearly $4 million over ...

June 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Anti-LGBT marquee sign at Buford church vandalized

A Buford church's sign, which read in part "Satan made gays and transgender," was covered in black paint between Sunday night and Monday morning ...

June 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


508-acre waterfront development gets planners’ OK

A proposed 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near the Jackson County line got the Hall County Planning Commission's approval Monday night.

June 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Called meeting, Enota school action draw opposition

The Gainesville city school board was accused Monday night of "violating our charter," of displaying "contempt" toward the community and was asked to "get back ...

June 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall officials unveil 2017 budget proposal, which includes employee raises, no property tax increase

The public got its first look Monday at Hall County's proposed 2017 fiscal year budget, which includes no property tax increases and earmarks money ...

June 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Sammy Smith named to UGA Board of Visitors

Sammy Smith, member of the Gainesville City Schools Board of Education, has been named to the University of Georgia's Board of Visitors.

June 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


United Way collecting donations Tuesday for Day of Action

United Way of Hall County is seeking donations Tuesday as part of its Day of Action.

June 20, 2016 | | Local


One adult killed, one child seriously hurt in Friday rollover wreck in Braselton

A Jefferson woman died and a child suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle wreck Friday morning on Interstate 85 in Braselton.

June 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


No serious injuries reported in morning wrecks that backed up I-985

Both directions of Interstate 985 were plagued by three wrecks this morning, all attributed to drivers following too closely, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

June 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ministries seek to help homeless under bridge, resource list compiled

As spring gives way to summer, the homeless camp beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville becomes more crowded, a desolate place to rest for ...

June 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


White County ends partnership with YMCA

The Georgia Mountains YMCA, headquartered in Gainesville, is losing its White County operations after the White County Commission voted 3-2 to take back its parks ...

June 19, 2016 | By Ron Bridgeman and J.K. Devine news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


508-acre waterfront development goes to Hall planning board

A proposed 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near the Jackson County line has the blessing of Hall County planning officials as long as certain ...

June 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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