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Library patrons ‘clamoring’ for ParkPasses

Before you pack up for a trip to a state park or historic site, you may want to stop by your local library first.

February 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


More charges in Forsyth fire could come today

A woman who lost her house in suspicious fire Jan. 18 could be charged in connection with the blaze as early as today, authorities said.

February 05, 2009 | Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


WSB-TV reluctantly accepts new deadline

The manager of one Atlanta TV station says local broadcasters will comply with Congress' decision to postpone the digital TV transition until June, but he isn't happy about it.

February 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Rep. Deal joins House panel probing salmonella outbreak from peanut plant

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, a Gainesville Republican, is one of two Georgians on a House subcommittee that will hear testimony next week regarding the salmonella outbreak that is believed to have originated from a peanut processing plant in Blakely.

February 05, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Gainesville plans for ‘new normal’ for economy

Gainesville City Manager Kip Padgett told members of the City Council Thursday that it may be a while before the economy returns to normal. And when that happens, there is likely to be a new measure of normal.

February 05, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


National Guard troops travel to Louisiana for training

"One more time. Sound off when I call your name."

February 05, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local




Forsyth officials suspect homeowner in arson

CUMMING - A woman arrested on drug charges Wednesday has also been named as a suspect in the Jan. 18 fire that destroyed her five-bedroom home near Lake Lanier.

February 05, 2009 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Square work waits for warmer weather

Cleveland plans to remove underground storage tanks from the square so that road improvements, held up for about three months, can resume.

February 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Mountain Man’ Don Bryant pulls the pork from his business

FLOWERY BRANCH - The brown Ford bus sits parked, like it has for the past 17 years, on the corner of Atlanta Highway near the railroad tracks.

February 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Crawford Long museum delays reopening

The renovation of the Crawford W. Long Museum in Jefferson has turned into a larger endeavor than was originally expected.

February 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Still use an antenna to watch TV? The Times wants to talk to you!

Are you still watching television via an antenna? Are you in the dark about the digital television switch set for Feb. 17 and just not ready? Are you going to feel lost at this fall's Georgia football games without your portable TV or radio with a TV band?

February 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Cumming man killed in single-car wreck

A Cumming man was killed in a Tuesday night wreck in unincorporated Buford, Gwinnett police said.

February 05, 2009 | | Local


Statewide drills part of Severe Weather Awareness Week

Sometime between algebra and geography classes, school children across the state took to the tiled bathrooms and windowless hallways of their schools Wednesday to practice the duck and cover severe weather drill.

February 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Chimney fire burns house off Athens Highway

A house off Athens Highway where the residents had no power on one of the coldest days of the year burned as the result of a chimney fire Wednesday morning, fire officials said.

February 05, 2009 | From staff reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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Smith only qualifier for Lula's special election

Just one person qualified last week for a special election next month to replace Norman Harrop on the Lula City Council.

April 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Women’s careers change slowly

Women have made strides in many career areas, but it's still tough to break into some, including science, technology, engineering and math.

April 12, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Fewer low-level offenders going to jail, statistics show

It may be too soon to tout a lowered re-offending rate or a quantifiable dollar amount saved to taxpayers, but a reverberation of statewide criminal justice reform is being noted by one local entity: the Hall County Correctional Institute.

April 12, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Brenau dedicates iconic fountain to longtime university supporter

The iconic fountain on Brenau University's front lawn is restored and now dedicated to one of Brenau's longtime figures.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Campaigns may rake up even more money under new rules

A recent Supreme Court ruling allows individuals to donate to any number of federal candidates they want and promises to pour millions more dollars into an election system already swamped in money.

April 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Animal shelter works to raise funds, awareness

Wagging tails, barking, laughter and smiles were found on the Gainesville square Saturday as the Hall County Animal Shelter held the first Mutts On Main fundraising event.

April 12, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Coinciding cleaning events beautify county

Under a clear weekend sky, volunteers on land and water did some spring cleaning to make Hall County a bit more pristine.

April 12, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Deal to sign criminal justice bill at Gainesville event

Gov. Nathan Deal will sign the third phase of his criminal justice reforms today at Antioch Baptist Church in Gainesville.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Fifth fire in 3 days destroys North Hall home

Fire destroyed a house Saturday afternoon, causing $150,000 in damage, not including the contents.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Shred Day raises money for Relay for Life

The Times held a Shred Day event Friday in Gainesville to benefit Hall County Relay for Life. The public was invited to bring their documents to be shredded and to offer a donation. The Times Relay for Life team also will host a community yard sale at The Times from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. April 26. Residents interested in participating can rent a space for $20, with proceeds from space rentals going to Relay. Participants will need to provide their own tables. For more information or to reserve a space for the yard sale, call Dana Erwin ...

April 12, 2014 | | Local


Fire destroys shop

A fire Friday night at a personal shop in the 5600 block of Raintree Trace caused $70,000 of damage to the structure and contents, authorities said.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


UNG club sponsors event to support LGBT community

Students at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus gathered Friday to silently support members of the school's LGBT community.

April 12, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Local


Drug court graduates do well, statistics show

Hall County's drug court program is an alternative to incarceration for drug offenders. Successful completion ensures there is never a conviction on their record.

April 12, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Rabid raccoon found Friday

A rabies alert has been issued for the Persimmon Tree Road area of North Hall County after a rabid raccoon came in contact with a dog.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


School resource officers brush up on safety protocol

When the kids are away, school resource officers get in their training.

April 12, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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