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Despite study, Red Cross teaching rescue breathing CPR

Although a recent study has called into question the role of rescue breathing during cardiopulmonary resuscitation, American Red Cross officials say teaching practices will remain unchanged - for now.

August 17, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Feeding Our Future drive aims to help 50 families

Under a new food drive in Hall County, 50 local families will receive monthly boxes of food throughout the 2010-2011 school year.

August 17, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


GDOT taking new ideas for road improvements

When it comes to planning for long-range improvement projects, the Georgia Department of Transportation is hoping to get input from the community.

August 17, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Late missionary honored during service at Riverbend

Hundreds of people packed Riverbend Baptist Church Tuesday morning to mourn the passing of Richard Kowalske, a Gainesville-based missionary who died of malaria after returning from a trip to Uganda.

August 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Adult clubs may be banned from selling alcohol

If a proposed adult entertainment ordinance passes, Gainesville's sole adult entertainment business won't be able to serve alcohol under an ownership change.

August 17, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Elachee animal exhibit gets face-lift

Elachee Nature Science Center is renovating its 20-year-old live animal exhibit, with plans to reopen it to the public on Aug. 28.

August 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dad works to raise awareness of lightning safety, CPR

Matt Brady hopes an upcoming youth lacrosse benefit tournament will raise awareness about lightning safety and CPR.

August 16, 2010 | JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville High students may get to create their own classes

Gainesville High School students may soon be able to create their own classes.

August 16, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall seeks federal money for roads

Hall County is taking a second shot at getting some federal stimulus money to help with a couple of much-needed road projects.

August 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Church builds shelters for Haitians

A Gainesville church will turn its parking lot into a giant workshop this weekend to help build homes for people in Haiti who have been displaced by the earthquake.

August 16, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Schools’ technology earns them a spot on TV show

Some Hall County third-graders and sixth-graders soon will get their five minutes of fame.

August 16, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville council to air changes to adult industry

Residents and business owners in Gainesville will have a chance this morning to hear about changes the City Council plans to make to its rules for adult entertainment businesses.

August 16, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Man gets 40 years for deadly car wreck

A 22-year-old Gainesville man was sentenced to 40 years in prison and 30 years of probation Monday after pleading guilty to causing a chain-reaction crash that killed four people in 2008.

August 16, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Restaurant scores now on the Web

When it comes to dining out, for Janie Douglas there's a sheet of paper that carries more weight than an establishment's menu.

August 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Arrest made in ID theft case

The Flowery Branch Police Department is investigating an identity theft case that may stretch across the South and involve an estimated $100,000 in fraudulent credit card use.

August 16, 2010 | | Local


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Senior Life Center event caters to summer needs of seniors

The Gainesville-Hall County Senior Life Center buzzed with activity Wednesday morning, as area senior citizens gathered for a special event.

July 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Martin Road now part of countywide freight study in Hall

A study of traffic in the Martin Road area of South Hall - near where a much-opposed interchange is being built - will be folded into a ...

July 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


YMCA seeks variance for larger sign in search of 'better visibility'

The J.A. Walters Family YMCA is seeking a variance to allow a digital sign roughly twice the size allowed in the city of Gainesville ...

July 20, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


CASA leader Stephens honored for 27 years of advocacy

Stepping down from her executive director role, Connie Stephens said she was glad the reins have been passed to someone "just as passionate and committed."

July 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Trump is now official Republican nominee

With supporters and protesters squaring off in the streets, and despite flurries of dissent on the convention floor, Donald Trump formally secured the Republican nomination ...

July 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Mexican students, professor help with World Language Academy's summer camp

The Hall County school district wants more native speaking Spanish teachers. If the district could find enough teachers, it could expand its World Language Academy ...

July 19, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Olympic Memories: Q&A with Jack Pyburn

Jack Pyburn, an architect and rowing enthusiast, helped local organizers create the plan for the Lake Lanier venue and helped found the Lake Lanier Rowing ...

July 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Nonprofit offering community forum for teens, young adults

A local nonprofit group is planning a weekend of activities to inspire and empower teens and young adults.

July 19, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Paddling, rowing clubs keep Olympic spirit moving forward

Starting and maintaining a club isn't as easy as it sounds.

July 19, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Times parent company buys historic Gainesville Mill

One of Gainesville's most iconic historic buildings has a new owner.

July 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


$50,000 grant could help Gainesville's pedestrian connections

Gainesville is looking to improve pedestrian connections around downtown and, in the process, spruce up some major roadways.

July 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula to visit Sugar Hill to learn about Gwinnett city’s challenges

Lula officials are planning a field trip to Sugar Hill in North Gwinnett County on Friday.

July 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall schools consider LED lighting in gyms

The Hall County school system is looking at installing LED lighting in its gymnasiums districtwide.

July 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local attorney hosting criminal justice reform event Tuesday near GOP convention

Gainesville attorney and former Hall commissioner Ashley Bell will host a criminal justice reform event Tuesday night live from Cleveland near the site of the ...

July 18, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


U.S. Rep. Collins: ‘There’s no fear here’ at Republican convention

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, is trying not to let the distractions get to him this week at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

July 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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