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Gainesville's cuts mainly target employee pay increases

As they approved a much smaller spending plan for fiscal year 2010, Gainesville City Council members promised employees a better future.

June 16, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Fire destroys North Hall home

Hall County fire officials have not yet determined what caused a destructive house fire in the north end of the county Tuesday afternoon.

June 16, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Citing tight economy, Hall schools superintendent declines 5% raise

Hall County schools Superintendent Will Schofield received a glowing performance evaluation from the Hall County school board but declined the 5 percent raise to which he is entitled.

June 16, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Suspect sought in Scrub Shop robbery

Gainesville police are investigating a robbery that occurred this afternoon at a medical uniform store on Enota Drive.

June 16, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


1 charged in McEver Elementary electronics theft

A burglar was caught stealing $11,000 worth of electronics from McEver Elementary School early this morning, sheriff's officials said.

June 16, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall man drowns after jumping off bridge

A 29-year-old Hall County man who drowned Monday night after jumping off a bridge into Lake Lanier was identified this morning as 29-year-old William Maddox.

June 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hoschton voters want a say in whether city levies property tax

HOSCHTON - A petition urging the city of Hoschton to hold a vote to change its charter was submitted Monday to city hall, bearing 417 signatures.

June 15, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


State blames budget cuts for longer refund wait

After waiting for nearly three months, Ethel Roberto finally received her state tax return over the weekend.

June 15, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Dock owners complaining that no-wake zones being ignored

Speeding can be as dangerous in the water as it is on land.

June 15, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Humane Society to hold rabies clinics

The Humane Society of Hall County will hold a Microchip Clinic and Rabies Clinic from 8:30 a.m. to noon June 27 at Tailwaggers, 2376 Murphy Blvd., off Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville. No early birds, please.

June 15, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


City's planned teacher pay cut loses some of its sting

Gainesville school teachers may not endure as severe a pay cut now that the Gainesville school board plans to take two additional years to pay off its estimated $5.6 million deficit.

June 15, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Take free ride on Red Rabbit

There may not be such a thing as a free lunch, but on Thursday, take a free ride.

June 15, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Camp LifeSavers mixes fun with safety lessons for children

There's still room for a couple more kids to sign up for Hall County Fire Services' Camp LifeSavers safety camps, according to the camp coordinator.

June 15, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Hall planning board is OK with helipad

The Hall County Planning Commission approved the use of a helipad at a private residence in South Hall on Monday.

June 15, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


10-year-old tickles the ivories, hopefully on way to pro career

Like Schroeder from the classic "Peanuts" comic strip, most days you can Sean VanMeter sitting behind a piano playing his heart out.

June 15, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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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


New state tax structure for transportation takes effect Wednesday

June 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tadmore turns language barrier into strength

The ability to speak more than one language is a boon when searching for a job, yet many of Hall County's bilingual children have trouble overcoming the disadvantages of poverty and delayed English skills.

June 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Visitors get to 'taste a real tomato’ on farm tour

"Take your pick," Joni Kennedy told a handful of people standing on her porch as they perused refreshments. "Everything we grow fresh here, except the hot dogs."

June 27, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Budget breakdown: Details of Hall County's new funding in spending plan

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved a $93.6 million general fund budget for the 2016 fiscal year with no tax increase on Thursday night.

June 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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