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Gainesville businesses offer ideas for downtown to thrive

For nearly two hours Tuesday, business owners in Gainesville's downtown district bemoaned street closures for special events, drunk downtown deviants and the perception that there's never enough downtown parking.

July 13, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jackson County to put SPLOST up for vote

After months of planning, the Jackson County Commission has voted to move forward with a proposed special purpose local option sales tax V vote in November.

July 13, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Rep. Graves taps 8 Hall residents for panel to advise on job creation

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves is assembling a group of constituents he says will help him make key policy decisions about economic development.

July 13, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


‘Great physician’ celebrates 90 years with regular exercise

Dr. Billy Hardman starts his workout with a few squats, holding onto a metal bar in his living room.

July 13, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Grease trap fees may end

Flowery Branch is looking at reversing a practice of charging all businesses operating on city sewer $180 per year to cover the costs of inspecting and testing grease traps.

July 13, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Program reinforces learning, gives students a taste of college

Middle school and high school students, for the 20th year, are getting a taste of Gainesville State College.

July 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Toxicology report could shed light on drowning

Investigators will be able to determine more about what caused Sunday's drowning of a 26-year-old Buford woman pending the results of a toxicology report, according to Sgt. Kiley Sargeant of the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

July 13, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Tech schools moving to semesters

Technical colleges across Georgia are shifting to semesters from the quarter-system next fall, and academic advisers are starting to counsel students now about the change.

July 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Construction may soon begin on North Hall park

Hall County is ready to move ahead with construction of the North Hall park and library.

July 13, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Georgia, China find similarities in education

Georgia and China are facing the same educational problems, local educators discovered last week.

July 12, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Passport fees to increase Tuesday

If you've been putting off getting a passport for that overseas trip, you might want to get in line today.

July 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


26-year-old Buford woman drowns in Lake Lanier

Hall County divers pulled Lake Lanier's third drowning victim this year out of the water just before dark Sunday evening.

July 12, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


History center event has kids learning by hand

There was a heated battle going on at the Northeast Georgia History Center on Sunday afternoon.

July 11, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Forum focuses on downtown Gainesville

The Main Street Gainesville Advisory Board is hosting a meeting Tuesday to hear from all types of downtown businesses.

July 11, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch Boy Scout troop dedicates new hut

FLOWERY BRANCH - Boy Scout Troop 228's new hut is almost open for business.

July 11, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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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


Olympics remain a lasting legacy at Lake Lanier venue

Twenty years ago the Olympic Games came to Atlanta, with rowing and paddling events held in Gainesville on Lake Lanier. While the Olympic flame has ...

July 18, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


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