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Gainesville woman recounts her husband's D-Day war stories

On June 6, 1944, an 18-year-old Bud Gowder of Gainesville jumped out of a plane to land on the beaches of Normandy. He missed slightly, landing in a tree.

June 05, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Fraud creates delays in processing state tax returns

State income tax refunds may be delayed this year since returns are taking longer to process as a result of increased fraud, according to Commissioner Lynne Riley of the Georgia Department of Revenue.

June 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Affordable housing proposals polarizing in Hall County

Proposed affordable housing developments across Hall County have drawn opposition from several corners.

June 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Timbali Crafts connects Gainesville to Swaziland-made goods

A new store in downtown Gainesville is easily identifiable by the bright, colorful patterns of its products.

June 04, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Group works to preserve affordable housing options for poor families

Karen Brackett and her 4-year-old daughter, Chloe, have finally moved out of the Atlanta Street public housing complex in Gainesville.

June 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Newsmakers in Business: Brooks Family Farm joins American Angus Association

Brooks Family Farm in Lula is a new member of the American Angus Association, a national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo.

June 04, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


John Jarrard Foundation lake concert held in spite of Saturday storms

Fans and volunteers worked diligently through wind and scattered showers Saturday to pull off the second annual John Jarrard Foundation Lake Show.

June 04, 2016 | By Alexander Popp apopp@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Three Hall teachers to visit Tanzania for education trip

Three Hall County teachers will leave this week on a monthlong trip to Tanzania - providing lessons for students and learning about cultures in that part of the world.

June 04, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man killed in East Hall wreck Saturday

A Gainesville man was killed in a one-vehicle wreck early Saturday when his truck crossed the center line, struck an embankment for a private driveway and went airborne, authorities said.

June 04, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Dealerships handle air bag recall as shipments roll in

As millions of vehicles are added to air bag recall lists, dealerships along the Gainesville automotive corridor look to find ways to handle the replacements.

June 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


North Georgia Community Foundation seeking grant requests

The North Georgia Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for projects funded through its Community Impact Fund.

June 04, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Free meals for children at select summer locations

From August to May, thousands of children in Gainesville and Hall County don't have to worry about getting a hot meal every day.

June 03, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Cops collect change at Dunkin' Donuts for Georgia Special Olympics

Dunkin' Donuts customers chucked spare coins or change from the morning coffee pickup into a bucket Friday, donating more than $1,000 countywide to law enforcement officers supporting the Georgia Special Olympics.

June 03, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Gainesville man accused of raping 15-year-old girl

A Gainesville man is accused of picking up a 15-year-old girl in his vehicle and sexually assaulting her six months ago, according to authorities.

June 03, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Digital billboards slowly rising in popularity

Gainesville officials appear to be moving closer to allowing digital billboards in the city more than two years after first broaching the subject.

June 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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Sammy Smith named to UGA Board of Visitors

Sammy Smith, member of the Gainesville City Schools Board of Education, has been named to the University of Georgia's Board of Visitors.

June 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


United Way collecting donations Tuesday for Day of Action

United Way of Hall County is seeking donations Tuesday as part of its Day of Action.

June 20, 2016 | | Local


One adult killed, one child seriously hurt in Friday rollover wreck in Braselton

A Jefferson woman died and a child suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle wreck Friday morning on Interstate 85 in Braselton.

June 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


No serious injuries reported in morning wrecks that backed up I-985

Both directions of Interstate 985 were plagued by three wrecks this morning, all attributed to drivers following too closely, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

June 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ministries seek to help homeless under bridge, resource list compiled

As spring gives way to summer, the homeless camp beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville becomes more crowded, a desolate place to rest for ...

June 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


White County ends partnership with YMCA

The Georgia Mountains YMCA, headquartered in Gainesville, is losing its White County operations after the White County Commission voted 3-2 to take back its parks ...

June 19, 2016 | By Ron Bridgeman and J.K. Devine news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


508-acre waterfront development goes to Hall planning board

A proposed 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near the Jackson County line has the blessing of Hall County planning officials as long as certain ...

June 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Expect delays this week on Spout Springs Road at Sterling on the Lake

Motorists can expect some delays this week on Spout Springs Road as road crews clear brush and vegetation in preparation for a traffic light at ...

June 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Firefighters battle fire in northwestern Hall County

Hall County Fire Services responded Sunday afternoon to a residential fire in the 7000 block of Spring Valley Drive off Barkers Bend in northwestern Hall ...

June 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Group seeks to plant seeds of healing for women escaping sex trafficking

For women escaping the sex trafficking industry, opportunities to start over new are slim, and places they can go to heal fully are even fewer.

June 19, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Father-son bridge builders span generations

Jacob Greer has at least one very good reason to be thankful on Father's Day.

June 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch student has designs on national tech prize

A junior at Flowery Branch High School will be the first student from her school to compete at the national conference of the Technology Student ...

June 19, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Water loss from leaks can drain big bucks from cities, customers

Gainesville recovered nearly 59 million gallons of water in the first five years of a leak detection program, saving an estimated $126,000 in the ...

June 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Judge recommends dismissal of jail immigration lawsuit

A federal magistrate judge recommended this month the dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the immigration program in place at the Hall County Jail, according to ...

June 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Braselton family-run frame shop offers many creative options

Whether it's a piece of art, a limited edition print or a family heirloom, preserving it properly is important to those who own it.

June 19, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


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