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Block grant money to help nonprofits

Some of Gainesville's most prominent nonprofit organizations will soon receive money to make it through the next year.

October 12, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Unicoi State Park recognized for ‘green’ effort

Ten years ago, long before the recent "green movement" caught on, the folks at Unicoi State Park were taking a look at how they could reduce waste.

October 12, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Flowery Branch boy recognized for helping in emergency

A 22-month-old Flowery Branch boy was honored Tuesday for aiding his grandmother with a 911 call after she was seriously injured.

October 12, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Blueways, splash parks among residents’ wishes

Swing sets, splash parks and blueways - just a few of the recreation ideas Gainesville residents have on their wish list.

October 12, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Local seniors may not see cost-of-living adjustments

Many local seniors are bracing for yet another Social Security freeze next year.

October 12, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Glades Reservoir backers stress its importance

Water experts working on the Glades Reservoir project answered tough questions from the public and the Hall County Board of Commissioners as they expressed the importance of the reservoir at a special workshop Tuesday morning.

October 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Manhunt ends with burglary suspect’s arrest

A Lawrenceville man suspected of at least 20 burglaries in Northeast Georgia and possibly others in Kentucky, Alabama and Illinois was arrested Monday night after eluding authorities for three weeks.

October 12, 2010 | By Mike Hill mhill@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Retirement benefits may return to Hall County

Employee retirement benefits could be the first thing to be reinstated as Hall County struggles to peel off austerity measures it started almost three years ago to battle the recession.

October 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville council hopes to add more ‘pocket’ parks

Gainesville neighborhoods may see more green space soon.

October 12, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Bell hopes Harvard seminar offers new ideas in water war

Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell is shipping out to Boston on Friday to learn new ways to tackle one of the county's toughest issues - water.

October 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Officials to face public on Glades Reservoir

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will host a public meeting on the progress of the Glades Reservoir after its 9 a.m. work session today.

October 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville airport runway gets fresh asphalt

Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport is getting a small facelift this week.

October 12, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Truett-McConnell to add dorm, expand dining hall, classroom building

Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland plans a major expansion on its campus, totalling about $8 million.

October 11, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Service to help those who have lost an infant grieve, recover

Angela Ewerf's daughter, Emily, was a stillbirth. Ewerf also experienced two miscarriages. Now she is hoping to help others who have experienced the same kind of loss.

October 11, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Oakwood keeps tax rate flat

The Oakwood City Council approved the tax rate for 2011 - with no increase - at a first reading Monday night.

October 11, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Davis Middle School seeks more business reps for career fair

Davis Middle School in Flowery Branch is seeking more business representatives for its Davis Discovery Career Fair on Oct. 28.

September 19, 2016 | | Local


Attempted rape case hearing postponed

A Gainesville man's probable cause hearing for charges of attempted rape and false imprisonment was postponed two weeks.

September 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County gas stations dry up as pipeline company works to send fuel

Gas stations across Gainesville, Hall County and the entire state were reporting fuel shortages Monday after a pipeline company in Alabama reported a break over ...

September 19, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Two people robbed in Gainesville Waffle House parking lot

Two people were robbed in a Waffle House parking lot Monday morning, police said.

September 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Woman opens new Gainesville preschool offering flexible hours

Arbendette Van quit her job of nearly 25 years to follow her passion: early childhood education.

September 18, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Conservation groups seek to weigh in on Georgia-Florida water wars case

Several big-name conservation organizations are seeking to give input to the U.S. Supreme Court battle between Florida and Georgia over water sharing in a ...

September 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Firefighters collecting boot drive donations for burn survivors this week

Gainesville Fire Department members are kicking off a boot drive this week to raise money for the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.

September 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall Marine veteran seeks retroactive tax break for fully disabled veterans

An uphill battle is nothing new to Russell Rego, but the Hall County resident keeps pushing like the 21-year Marine veteran he is.

September 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Vote Trump or Clinton? Many in Hall are cool to both

The old philosophy of choosing the "lesser of two evils" in the voting booth isn't working for some Hall County residents and students during ...

September 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


North Hall senior leaps into Korean culture, language

A North Hall High School junior got "kind of enthralled with the (Korean) culture," her dad said, and she decided she wanted to learn the ...

September 18, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


New store in Main Street Market offers handmade, eclectic home goods

Leigh Anne Finley started painting and refinishing furniture years ago.

September 18, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Clermont festival gets a jump-start on autumn

Fall is on the way to North Georgia, and even if it seems the weather hasn't gotten the message, soon it will be time ...

September 17, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Art in the Square a hands-on experience

Every town, no matter how small, has its own unique art scene. It might just be one man or woman making painted birdhouses in their ...

September 17, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


SLIDESHOW: Music backed by harmony of caring at John Jarrard concert

Music lovers gathered Saturday night not only to hear great performances but contribute to their community at the 15th annual John Jarrard Benefit Concert Saturday ...

September 17, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Swimmers ‘make waves’ for cancer cure as Swim Across America raises $400K at Lanier Islands

"Making waves to fight cancer" was the order of the morning Saturday as about 500 people joined Swim Across America to raise money for research ...

September 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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