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Dawson County Courthouse offers couples a free Valentine’s gift

DAWSONVILLE - The Dawson County Courthouse took a break from its everyday grind to offer free wedding and vow renewal ceremonies Friday in honor of Valentine's Day.

February 13, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Landowner to get $6M from Georgia Power

The Georgia Power Co. must pay Hall County's largest landowner $2.2 million more than it initially offered to install power lines along a three-mile stretch of undeveloped land in North Hall, a jury decided Friday.

February 13, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Bill would allow radar devices near school zones

State law meant to protect motorists from speed traps could see an exception in school zones if a local lawmaker's proposal passes.

February 13, 2009 | By Stephen Gurr and Claire Miller sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com; cmiller@clickthepaper.com | Local


Gainesville celebrates growth in downtown

Investment in new and renovated projects in downtown Gainesville topped $7.5 million in 2008, an increase of $3 million over 2007.

February 13, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Storage tanks gone in Cleveland downtown

Cleveland has removed underground storage tanks from the square so that road improvements, held up for about three months, can resume.

February 13, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


New medical campus won’t affect Brenau’s plans

The Medical College of Georgia received state permission this week to create a satellite campus at the University of Georgia, with the Athens medical school set to open in fall 2010.

February 13, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Crime-ridden area seeks Gainesville's help

Residents of Beechwood Boulevard have asked for the Gainesville City Council's help in reclaiming their neighborhood.

February 13, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Braselton Mayor Pat Graham named to water policy council

Braselton Mayor Pat Graham has been named to the water policy council for the Upper Oconee River Basin.

February 13, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Lanier Tech team wins Jackson County literacy bee

JEFFERSON - Bees really do compete in spelling bees.

February 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Budget cuts anticipated for Jefferson schools

JEFFERSON - Like most other governmental bodies that get funding from the state, the Jefferson City School board is concerned about budget cuts.

February 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Stomach bug slams schools

Flu season hasn't hit Georgia in full force yet, but there are plenty of other illnesses going around.

February 12, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Commission OKs new South Hall cell tower

Cell phone users in South Hall can now look forward to better service.

February 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Veterans share their stories with Gainesville middle schoolers

History walks and talks at Gainesville Middle School.

February 11, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Sheriff’s office: Man beaten during taco stand robbery

A man was beaten and robbed at a taco stand on Atlanta Highway late Tuesday night, authorities said Wednesday.

February 11, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Kiwanis wants nominations for Youth Service Award

The Gainesville Kiwanis Club is accepting nominations for its Youth Service Award.

The club presents the award annually to a person in the community who has rendered dedicated and outstanding service to the youth of our community. The purpose of the award is to recognize an individual who has given both time and resources to the betterment of our youth.

February 11, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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Ga. governor candidates spar over ethics during 2nd debate

October 20, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Officials: West Hall Middle administrators manipulated test data

Two former administrators at West Hall Middle School were censured for manipulating Adequate Yearly Progress numbers in 2010, officials confirmed this month.

October 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Class Notes: UNG partners with neurological facility

Students at the University of North Georgia will soon have internship opportunities at a special facility for patients with neurological disorders.

October 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Talk of merging Hall, Gainesville governments reignites

The idea to merge the Hall County and Gainesville governments has been floating around for decades but is now taking on new life.

October 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


$750K grant to fund Department of Juvenile Justice service program

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice received a $750,000 federal grant for a re-entry program, with the intent to have a pilot program identified by next month.

October 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall trail plans get second wind

As a lifetime bicyclist and co-owner of a Gainesville bicycle store, Nathan O'Neill more than welcomes the idea of a developed network of area trails.

October 19, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


No one hurt in Atlanta Highway house fire

No one was injured in house fire Sunday evening on Atlanta Highway in Gainesville, fire officials said.

October 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville center to provide counseling for abused boys

Nearly one in 10 children will be sexually abused by the time they turn 18.

October 19, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Cagle faces challenge from Democrat Stokes in quest for 3rd term

Georgia's competitive races for governor and U.S. Senate have dominated media coverage in the run-up to the general election Nov. 4, overshadowing other contests.

October 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pay is main morale issue for Gainesville firefighters

Inadequate pay for Gainesville firefighters is causing attrition within the department and costing city taxpayers dearly, according to multiple sources in the fire department.

October 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Wind keeps balloon festival grounded Saturday

Saturday was a bit too breezy for the hot air balloons to fly during the fifth annual Harvest Balloon Festival at Sterling on the Lake in Flowery Branch, but that didn't stop the fun. Wind and weather permitting, the balloons will try again beginning at 8 a.m. today.

October 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Poor give more in Hall County

Despite their deeper wallets, wealthier Georgians give less to charity than their lower-income neighbors, a study shows.

October 19, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


From foster to forever: Some parents seek adoption

With big dreams come the possibility of worst nightmares.

October 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Where do we go from here?

October 19, 2014 | BY NICK WATSON and BEKAH PORTER | Local


Hall County officials questions learning in the age of assessment

For Will Schofield, the question about testing is not whether it has value, but when enough is enough.

October 19, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


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