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Joan Sheffield to retire from Gainesville after 9 years

Gainesville Human Resources Director Joan Sheffield announced her retirement Monday.

"I appreciate the opportunity and job fulfillment my position has provided me. After much thoughtful contemplation, however, I have decided to retire from public service effective Friday, June 26th," Sheffield said. "Gainesville is a great place to be, and I will certainly miss the many relationships I have acquired over these past nine years."

April 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Cleveland traffic upgrades up and running

Traffic and pedestrian improvements to the Cleveland square are finally completed.

April 27, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Your Views: Community best served if county, city can work out plans for old jail

Hall County is a beautiful place to live, work and play because we are blessed with a "community," in the truest sense of the word. Community. Even the word looks good on the page.

April 27, 2009 | | Local


Law Day celebrations include 50 new citizens, Run for Recovery

The legal profession goes far beyond trials in the courtroom, and this year's local Law Day events aim to show that.

April 26, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Religion professor discusses book, finding faith in real life

Barbara Brown Taylor believes that one can find moments of spiritual inspiration in everyday tasks, such as hanging up clothes or making eye contact with a clerk at the grocery store.

April 26, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Seniors working to get fit shouldn’t overdo it at first

Folks of all ages are getting out more as the weather gets warmer and days get longer, but seniors should take care not to overdo it when they exercise.

April 26, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Oakwood clerk sees career blossoming

OAKWOOD - Kim Edge's search for a part-time job, some work to do after raising her children to school age, has turned into something more than she expected.

April 26, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Group honors Sen. Hawkins for Good News Clinic work

State Sen. Lee Hawkins, R-Gainesville, has been honored for his work with the Good News Clinic.

April 26, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Jefferson police chief has tie to U.S. drug czar

JEFFERSON - Washington, D.C., may be nearly 600 miles away from Jefferson, but a top drug official there has a direction connection to the local chief of police.

April 26, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Ex-judge admits role in nanny abuse case

CUMMING - The father of a former Forsyth County Sheriff's deputy has admitted his involvement in a case of reported nanny abuse.

April 26, 2009 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


21-gun salute, roses honor veterans at Confederate Memorial Day

The only clouds appearing in the blue skies over Redwine United Methodist Church on Sunday were the blasts of white smoke after a 21-gun salute by a group of Confederate re-enactors.

April 26, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Candy bomber’ reprises Berlin drop in Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH - Doris Galambos waited 60 years to meet the man who brought her candy from the sky when she was a child in postwar Berlin.

April 26, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville police hit hard by budget cuts

Budget cuts can only go so deep before they draw blood from Gainesville's Police Department.

April 26, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


The Times earns 20 AP awards

The Times won eight first-place awards and 20 overall, more than any newspaper in Georgia of any size, in the annual Georgia Associated Press Association awards.

April 26, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Athens shooting sparks nationwide manhunt

ATHENS - Police still are searching for a University of Georgia marketing professor in the shooting deaths of three people, including his wife, Saturday at a community theater near the college campus.

George Zinkhan III, 57, approached a gathering of the Town and Gown Players performance group at Athens Community Theater at noon and fired multiple times before running away, according to Alan Brown, assistant police chief for Athens-Clarke County.

April 26, 2009 | By Carolyn Crist news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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Forsyth teen dies following June wreck that claimed grandfather's life

July 30, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Gainesville to Hillcrest Avenue residents: Don’t block traffic

Hillcrest Avenue in Gainesville will not become a one-way street, for now, but residents will need to be careful not to block traffic when they ...

July 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


US House OKs short-term bill to fund highways, Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON - The House voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to shore up federal highway aid and veterans' health care before heading out of town for its August ...

July 30, 2015 | BY JOAN LOWY Associated Press | Local


Leaders hope Christianity forum bridges denominational gaps

A forum scheduled for Aug. 12 at Grace Episcopal Church takes aim at defining Christianity, "beyond the catchphrases."

July 30, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Golf to teach character-building lessons to kids

Not many elementary P.E. classes include golf lessons, but Gainesville elementary schools want to use golf to teach their students healthy habits and values.

July 30, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Lanier Flight Center charter service offers option of getting there faster

Lanier Flight Center's charter operations branch is about to add a $1.5 million jet to its fleet of general aviation aircraft.

July 30, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Badge & Bar: Defendant files to exclude use of word ‘victim,’ graphic photos

A defendant in a felony murder case, in which police believe an attempted drug deal led to a man's death, filed motions to exclude ...

July 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Local leaders disagree on how far Medicaid coverage should go as program celebrates 50 years

Wanda Turpin's medical problems are so numerous that she would be unable to receive the care she needs without Medicaid coverage.

July 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Son of Forsyth County state senator in critical condition

July 29, 2015 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Eyes on the Road: Citizens roads group set to meet Thursday

A citizens group that monitors area road projects is set to hear about the soaring costs for right-of-way acquisition on a planned widening of Ga ...

July 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville High program aims to ease transition for freshmen

The transition from middle school to high school can be a challenge.

July 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


3 injured, 1 critically, in Dawsonville Highway wreck

A two-vehicle wreck on Dawsonville Highway in front of Gainesville First Church of the Nazarene injured three people, including one critically, Tuesday night, according to ...

July 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Family battling child’s rare blood disease

Christmas morning is supposed to be about smiles, laughter and good cheer.

July 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Citizen group aims to restore trust in SPLOST spending

The citizen review committee for the latest round of special purpose local option sales tax is the first of its kind in Hall County, and ...

July 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oakwood manager wants cities, county to work closer on roads

Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown is calling for "better coordination and cooperation" between Hall County and its city governments on roads upkeep.

July 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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