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Mayors' Christmas Motorcade collects gifts for mental health hospital patients

Imagine being in a hospital for a month with no visitors, no reminders of home and no other connection to the world outside of the four walls in your room.

December 11, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville council silent on Shuler’s severance

Gainesville City Council members refused Wednesday to discuss whether they properly awarded former City Manager Bryan Shuler a $76,000 severance package when he resigned suddenly last month amid allegations of sexual harassment.

December 11, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Budget cuts force senior aid agency to drop services

About 750 people are on a waiting list to receive services from Legacy Link, the Area Agency on Aging in Gainesville. But they might remain on that list indefinitely, as state budget cuts have curtailed the agency's ability to provide services.

"The first round of cuts came in August," Legacy Link director Pat Freeman said. "About $193,000 in state funding was removed from our budget. We lost money for our wellness program, and we lost a staff person who had been helping with planning for long-term needs."

December 11, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Former Gainesville city manager was accused of sexual harassment

Former Gainesville City Manager Bryan Shuler was placed on administrative leave three days before he resigned while officials investigated anonymous allegations of sexual harassment, city records show.

December 11, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Study says cheating is on the rise at US schools

Dishonest habits are on the rise in schools according to a new national study, and local educators say the temptation to cheat may be particularly strong for Georgia students concerned about obtaining state college scholarships.

December 11, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Friends start fund to aid family of slain minister

Students and educators in the Hall County school system are coming together to support the family of the late Frank Harris Jr., who was found dead in front of a Cleveland home early Monday.

December 11, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Group urges people to rescue a pet for the holidays

With many people seeking to bring home a fuzzy friend for the holidays, some local groups hope they will consider rescue dogs.

December 11, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Challenged Child and Friends celebrates Christmas and kids

Volunteers for Challenged Child and Friends decorate Christmas trees as part of the annual Festival of Trees, a fundraiser for the organization. This year's event is scheduled for Saturday at the Buisson Barn, 6354 J.F. Jay Road, Gainesville, on the shore of Lake Lanier, and features uniquely decorated trees and wreaths, along with original jewelry and artwork. All proceeds benefit children at Challenged Child and Friends, which provides support and education to children. The gala starts at 7 p.m., and tickets cost $80. For tickets or more information, call 770-535-8372, ext. 120.

December 11, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Jefferson students carol for cash, class credit

JEFFERSON - To the untrained eye, Jefferson Elementary School may seem like any other school. But the school has something that most others do not.

December 11, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County schools look for ways to save money

In an attempt to "get ahead of the curve," the Hall County school board is considering $11.5 million in potential cost-saving measures to balance next year's budget.

December 10, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


After snow flurries, better weather on the way, for a while

Some light flurries hit Gainesville on Monday, with snow showers and less than a half-inch accumulation predicted overnight in the North Georgia mountains.

December 10, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Love Light tree warms spirits

It was a Christmas tree "lighting" that took place about a mile away from the actual Christmas tree. But that didn't seem to dampen anyone's spirits.

December 10, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Abit Massey gets key to Gainesville in honor of service

If anyone deserves the key to the poultry capital of the world, it would be the 48-year president of the Georgia Poultry Federation.

December 10, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


State DNR honors Elachee director Timpone

The Georgia Board of Natural Resources has chosen Andrea Timpone, executive director of Elachee Nature Science Center in Gainesville, for the 2008 Rock Howard Award.

December 10, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Former diversion center now probation check-in site

Using inmate labor, the Georgia Department of Corrections has converted the former residential diversion center on Aviation Boulevard into a day reporting center.

December 10, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


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State superintendent honors Coleman for HB91 successes

State Rep. Brooks Coleman, R-Duluth, was recognized recently for his efforts to help Georgians receive their high school diploma.

August 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


UNG creates Institute for Leadership and Strategic Studies

A new institute at the University of North Georgia will support the nation's future military leaders.

August 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lakeview hosting UGA, Georgia Tech info night

Juniors and seniors from Hall County and across North Georgia interested in attending the University of Georgia or Georgia Tech can stop by Lakeview Academy ...

August 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Fixes on way for ‘free-for-all’ parking at UNG

Parking can be a headache for commuter students on any college or university campus.

August 23, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


More than 400 cases of dumping, litter reported across Hall

Hall County is growing more urban by the day, but there's still plenty of wide-open space for litterbugs to have their way.

August 23, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Medical team backs up SWAT when danger strikes

When the SWAT team loads up on the door, Skip Heflin of Hall County Fire Services wants to have his guys backing them up.

August 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


After 10 years at Lanier Islands, ‘we’ve barely started’ owner says

Ten years after anchoring its operations at Lake Lanier Islands, the Virgil Williams family has remade the 1,100-acre South Hall resort - down to changing ...

August 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local graphic artist issues logo challenge to Japanese man he says plagiarized his work

In Japanese culture, the notion of honor is highly regarded.

August 23, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Extreme Mustang Makeover draws horse lovers to Chicopee Ag Center

After 100 days of hands-on training, horse trainers from around eastern United States worked to tame wild American mustangs for the Extreme Mustang Makeover held ...

August 22, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Cleveland’s first standalone Chick-fil-A opens Wednesday

Cleveland will get its first standalone Chick-fil-A restaurant this week, a business that will bring 90 new jobs to the area - as well as a ...

August 22, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


DOT to hold open house on road widening

Those who travel U.S. 129 between Gainesville and Athens can learn more next week about plans to widen a 7-mile section of the route.

August 22, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Local systems offer classes to balance art education with academics

Eleven fifth-grade girls sit on the floor of their classroom, singing quietly as they strum brightly-colored ukuleles.

August 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Milton Martin to open new site next month

Gainesville-based dealership Milton Martin Toyota is in the finishing stages of constructing a new location off Mundy Mill Road and Atlanta Highway in Oakwood - complete ...

August 22, 2015 | By Rebecca Braun rbraun@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Retailers in Dawson County committing to new mixed-use center on Ga. 400

August 21, 2015 | By Michele Hester Dawson County News | Local


Gainesville police searching for 3-year-old’s abductor

Gainesville Police are looking for a suspect accused of taking a 3-year-old Thursday night from Longwood Park.

August 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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