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This Fourth of July, holiday road is just a short ride

Lake Lanier Islands Resort won't be hurting for business this weekend.

July 01, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New friends for Challenged Child

Students at Challenged Child and Friends in Gainesville had an extra special teacher stop in on Thursday.

July 01, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Man's Internet boasts of murder bring indictment

The man who called himself the "catchmekiller" used the Internet to taunt the families of missing women, claiming he was a serial killer who had murdered 16 and would kill more.

July 01, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Former church employee charged with child molestation

A children's director and son of the pastor of one of Hall County's largest churches has been charged with molesting an 8-year-old girl at the church.

July 01, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


North House celebrates anniversary with new donated gardens

Marilyn Davis wants you to see what you've helped to create.

July 01, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Honor Band heads to Hawaiian July Fourth bash

The 53 musicians of the Honor Band of Southern Hall County were set to say "Aloha" this morning to the white sands and glorious surf of Hawaii's famed Waikiki Beach.

July 01, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hours cut at Hall trash compactor sites

Hall County's compactor sites will soon close two hours early, a move that will save the county more than $82,000 over the next year.

July 01, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch OKs new sewer laws, plus surcharge

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch City Council voted Wednesday to approve laws governing sewer use in the city, including adding a $15-per-month surcharge to businesses to help pay for testing and inspections.

July 01, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia’s newest laws now in effect

Starting today, Georgia becomes the first state in the nation to have a law allowing adoption of an embryo.

July 01, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Little Gillsville keeps chugging along, up 16 since 2000

GILLSVILLE - Other than the fried okra at Jeannie's Cafe, there's not much to speak of in this little town.

July 01, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


Numbers show growth in South Hall may be slowing

The smoke may be clearing from a population explosion in the south end of Hall County.

July 01, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville native leaves helm of UGA alumni group

Although the University of Georgia Alumni Association welcomes a new president today, Gainesville native Trey Paris isn't going to step back just yet.

June 30, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Local radio pioneer earns lifetime achievement award

John Jacobs has seen his radio business go worldwide in 60 years but says success lies in staying local.

June 30, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Flowery Branch sewer law would add surcharge for some businesses

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch City Council could vote today to add a $15-per-month surcharge for commercial sewer users to help pay for testing

June 30, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


July Fourth events

  • "North Georgia's Largest Fireworks Show," Braselton. Racing and fireworks. Qualifying at 6 p.m.; race at 7 p.m. Friday, Lanier National Speedway, 1 Raceway Drive, Braselton. $20 general admission, $5 age 11 and younger, free for age 5 and younger; $10 trackside parking. 770-967-8600.
  • American Legion fireworks, Gainesville. Sponsored by Paul E. Bolding Post 7. Snow cones, hot dogs, horse shoes and fireworks at dusk. Noon Saturday, Laurel Park, 3100 Old Cleveland Highway, Gainesville.
  • Fourth of July Celebration, Helen. Music by David Blackmon & Curley Maple, games, food and drinks. 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Rivermist Lodge, 6965 ...

June 30, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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Gainesville school board approves 2016 budget

After a few budget amendments, the Gainesville City Board of Education approved the fiscal year 2016 budget at its regular meeting Monday.

June 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Walters re-elected chairman of ports authority board

Gainesville businessman Jim Walters was re-elected Monday as chairman of the board of directors for the Georgia Ports Authority.

June 29, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Fire destroys North Hall home

A North Hall home was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon.

June 29, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Man in serious condition after hit-and-run on Clarks Bridge Road

A Gainesville man, known locally as "Country," is still in serious condition at the hospital after he was hit Thursday night by a car on Clarks Bridge Road.

June 29, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Class Notes: University of North Georgia supporting meal program in July

Free meals will be provided through the remainder of the summer across North Georgia thanks to help from the University of North Georgia.

June 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


New hotel fee brings big hurt to low- and fixed-income guests

The tired eyes of Justin Biggerstaff grew more weary when he learned that he'll soon be paying an extra $5 per night for his family, which includes three young kids, to stay at the Gainesville Inn and Suites on Jesse Jewell Parkway over the next month or so while he seeks permanent housing.

June 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Veterans enjoy Lake Lanier getaway

Soon it would be time for the veterans to climb on planes and return home to their everyday lives.

June 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lakeview's Kennedy signs 5-year contract, plans for future

After five years as Lakeview Academy's head of school, John Kennedy is planning at least five more.

June 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Part of Hospitality Highway to be renamed in honor of tourism pioneer

The portion of Hospitality Highway that runs through Dawson and Lumpkin counties will soon be named in honor of the man first responsible for branding the state a tourism destination.

June 28, 2015 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff reports | Local


Swim lessons part of Discovery Day Camps

The pungent, yet pleasant, summery smell of chlorine filled the nostrils of roughly 75 children as they swam through the waters of Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, but they didn't seem to mind.

June 28, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gillsville Highway at Athens Highway re-opens after fire

Gillsville Highway was closed at Athens Highway for part of Sunday night while authorities worked to contain a fire. No one was transported to the hospital with injuries, according to authorities.

June 28, 2015 | | Local


Hall firefighters battle early Sunday blaze

No one was injured as Hall County firefighters battled a blaze Sunday morning at an empty 8,000-square-foot commercial building.

June 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Departing Gainesville city manager leaves big shoes to fill

When Gainesville City Manager Kip Padgett announced his resignation in May, he expressed nothing but gratitude for the opportunity to serve the city in many roles over the last 13 years.

June 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Window maker borrows European model, finds market in Ga.

Bernie Wolf sells the kind of windows built to frame beauty, be it the glistening waters of Lake Lanier or the rugged magnificence of the North Georgia mountains.

June 27, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Hall faces adoption gap: More kids than parents available

In Hall County, 15 of 63 children free for adoption need a permanent family, a problem the Division of Family and Children Services hopes to solve through a summer marketing campaign.

June 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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