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Gainesville's Lakeside Water Treatment Plant is No. 1 in Georgia

For the year, at least one of Gainesville's own will reign as the best in the state.

June 26, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Anna Ruby visitor center opens again

The Chattahoochee National Forest has turned over management of its most popular tourist attraction to a private contractor.

In April, the visitor center at Anna Ruby Falls, a stunning double cascade north of Helen, reopened after being closed since 2005.

June 26, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Summer is officially here — but water is increasingly absent

The summer solstice arrived Friday evening, making Saturday the official first full day of summer.

June 26, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Hall County stretches National HIV Testing Day to a week

More than 1 million Americans are infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. But an estimated 25 percent of them don't know it.

June 26, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Gainesville family speaks about ministry in Romania

When Dave Cox met the woman who is now his wife, they were both college students at Furman University in South Carolina.

Dave and Jennifer Cox had at least two things in common from the start - a love for the Lord and a passion for mission work.

June 26, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Previous evaluations praised Ballowe’s financial management

A year ago, Steven Ballowe received a glowing evaluation from the Gainesville board of education. The report was heavy in praise for Ballowe's innovations and how the system has drawn acclaim across the state for its educational practices.

June 26, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Rodeo riders get their motors runnin’

Hall County Sheriff's Deputy Rodney Watts made steering a 1,000-pound chrome and steel beast through hairpin-tight turns look easy Saturday.

June 26, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


People putted, pets prospered at fundraiser

On this cool Saturday morning, the Oaks Miniature Golf course was bustling with sound. Lively folk music and rushing waterfalls blended in the background of people chatting as they lined up for their turn at the "Putting for Pets" miniature golf tournament.

June 26, 2008 | | Local


Gainesville City School's budget only trims $1.4 million

The Gainesville City Board of Education's proposed budget for next year will only cut $1.4 million from its estimated $6.5 million deficit, documents obtained Friday show.

June 26, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Taste of Flowery Branch event offers residents all they can eat

FLOWERY BRANCH - Enticing smells and jazzy tunes wafted down Main Street at Saturday's Taste of Flowery Branch.

June 26, 2008 | | Local


Gainesville’s Public Works Director Adrian Niles plans to retire

Gainesville's Public Works Director Adrian Niles plans to retire from his post in August to pursue a higher calling.

June 25, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Rough market may spur more arsons

As the economy slides, homes and businesses burn.

June 25, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Pool closed today for swim meets

Green Street Pool will be closed to the public today during the hours of 1-5 p.m. for a swim meet, according to the Gainesville Parks and Recreation department.

June 25, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Children’s museum up for Nickelodeon award

What do "Hannah Montana," "Pirates of the Caribbean" and the INK children's museum have in common?

They've all been nominated for Nickelodeon Awards, though not exactly in the same categories.

June 24, 2008 | | Local


Officials charge man in mobile home fire

Hall County fire officials filed criminal charges against a man who accidentally set fire to a vacant mobile home early Friday morning.

June 24, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Gainesville man arrested after 7 different drugs seized from home

A Gainesville man faces nine different charges relating to the possession of seven different drugs.

August 15, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Ga. 347 improvements are funded once again

In an emergency meeting Friday, the Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization funded Ga. 347 improvements, a reversal from its vote earlier this week.

August 15, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Prayer controversy prompts community reaction

August 15, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Credit union tallies $15K for injured firefighters’ fund

In nearly a month since a ladder truck fell, residents of Hall County have raised more than $15,000 for three injured Hall County firefighters.

August 15, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville considers raising water rates

Politics are at play as Gainesville officials debate whether to implement a 1 percent rate increase for water service beginning next year.

August 15, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County moving on health clinic without Gainesville

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 Thursday to proceed with opening a pharmacy and health clinic to serve county employees.

August 15, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man sentenced to 6 months in Social Security benefit thefts

Federal prosecutors said a South Georgia man has been sentenced to six months in prison for stealing children's Social Security benefits.

August 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Handgun training event looks to put a stop to human trafficking

A handgun training event, "Taking Aim at Human Trafficking," will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 23 in Gainesville.

August 14, 2014 | Times staff | Local


The Medical Center Foundation seeks golf tourney beneficiary

Plans are in the works to select a beneficiary for the 2015 Medical Center Open Golf Tournament.

August 14, 2014 | Times staff | Local


Population may not grow as fast, new estimates show

Hall County's population might double by 2040, not triple, as is forecast in Hall's current long-term transportation plan.

August 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Safety work set on Union Church Road

Plans are moving forward to improve safety on a short but treacherous stretch of Union Church Road in South Hall County.

August 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riverside confers first entrepreneurial leadership award

Riverside Military Academy took the first step Thursday in establishing a scholarship fund for families who cannot afford tuition without financial assistance.

August 14, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Gainesville considers raising water rates

Politics are at play as Gainesville officials debate whether to implement a 1 percent rate increase for water service beginning next year.

August 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville: 4th side of downtown square for sale

Plans to develop the fourth side of the downtown Gainesville square have fallen through and the property owner is now looking to sell the site.

August 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Schools struggle with religious expression on campus

For faculty at public schools, there is a fine line between the right to express personal religious belief and the need to respect the range of beliefs held by students.

August 14, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


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