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Ex-Forsyth deputy gets 8 years in prison

A former Forsyth County sheriff's deputy who unsuccessfully ran for sheriff was sentenced Thursday to eight years in federal prison for receiving child pornography.

February 19, 2010 | By Julie Arrington and Stephen Gurr sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


PBS features Gainesville’s Interactive Neighborhood for Kids

A Gainesville organization will be featured as one of the state's top stops for kids on a Georgia Public Broadcast program airing Friday night.

February 19, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Message from a Freedom Rider: Love the people, change the politics

When Diane Nash left for work in 1960s Nashville, Tenn., she knew might not ever make it home again.

February 19, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Officials give tips on dealing with deer

To help residents of the Riverside Drive area feel more comfortable about dealing with the deer population in their neighborhood, Gainesville city officials have promised to make a list of trustworthy hunters.

February 19, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Flowery Branch OKs rezonings on McEver, Gaines Ferry

Flowery Branch City Council voted Thursday night to approve a batch of rezonings and annexations that would pave the way for several commercial and manufacturing uses.

February 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Restraint, seclusion rooms in schools discussed

Don and Tina King are on a mission to see that what happened to their son never happens to anyone else's child.

February 18, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Openings spark flood of applicants for Hall fire service

When Hall County Fire Services announced it would be hiring for the first time in a year and a half, the interest was overwhelming.

February 18, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Firefighters battle suspicious brush fires along I-985

Hall County firefighters from three stations battled several suspicious brush fires scattered along the side of Interstate 985 in South Hall Thursday afternoon.

February 18, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Linder delivers harsh words on stimulus bill, U.S. Department of Education

BRASELTON - A year after President Barack Obama signed the stimulus bill into law, U.S. Rep. John Linder shared his thoughts on the plan, the health care debates in Congress and other issues facing national leaders today with the Braselton Rotary Club.

February 18, 2010 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Work under way to repair I-85 sinkhole near Ga. border

E.R. Snell Contracting of Snellville began work this morning to repair a sinkhole off Interstate 85 near the Georgia border.

February 18, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Olympian connects with local students

Even when speaking with an Olympic athlete vying for gold in the 2010 Winter Games, kids still say the darnedest things.

February 18, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Lula celebrates money from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

One year after President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, officials gathered at the construction site of Lula's future wastewater treatment facility to point out the many things the federal money has made possible.

February 17, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville CRCT investigation spurs a local look

Gainesville city school officials will move forward with an investigation into last week's Criterion-Referenced Competency Test erasure analysis that found two system schools had an abnormally high number of erasures on last spring's test.

February 17, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Forsyth County interested in buying water from planned reservoir

Hall County has received a letter of commitment from Forsyth County to purchase water from the future Glades Reservoir.

February 17, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jefferson consignment sale all about good deals

JEFFERSON - As the mother of two, Rebekah McDowell knows how quickly children can outgrow their clothes and how expensive it can be to buy new ones.

February 17, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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County finance director resigns, search to begin soon

Hall County Finance Director Vickie Neikirk resigned on Monday.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Kipper Tool Co. celebrates military contract milestone

A Gainesville company is celebrating hitting the halfway mark in an $85 million contract with the Army to assemble and deliver 5-ton tool systems used in military engineering and demolition jobs.

June 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Action Ministries Gainesville event to unite local congregations

It's not often Christians of varying denominations gather for an evening of fellowship, but Terri Armour with Action Ministries Gainesville wants to bring people together for just that.

June 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville work session canceled

With only a few agenda items and the pending departure of City Manager Kip Padgett, who has resigned to take a similar job in North Carolina, the Gainesville City Council has canceled its scheduled work session for Thursday morning.

June 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Minorities unite to change Gainesville’s electoral system

The exterior of a house on residential Desota Street in Gainesville gives little away about the history it holds inside, save for a sign marking it as the office of the local Newtown Florist Club.

June 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Electric car owners take hit with new tax

A new state tax structure that takes effect Wednesday has stirred ire among some electric car owners.

June 29, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Spraygrounds require regular checking of chemical levels

Kayla Spurlock watched Monday afternoon as her daughter enjoyed the sprayground at Laurel Park. She takes Violet, who is 18 months old, about once a week to the area where she can play in the water spraying up from the ground.

June 29, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Gainesville school board approves 2016 budget

After a few budget amendments, the Gainesville City Board of Education approved the fiscal year 2016 budget at its regular meeting Monday.

June 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Walters re-elected chairman of ports authority board

Gainesville businessman Jim Walters was re-elected Monday as chairman of the board of directors for the Georgia Ports Authority.

June 29, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Fire destroys North Hall home

A North Hall home was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon.

June 29, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Man in serious condition after hit-and-run on Clarks Bridge Road

A Gainesville man, known locally as "Country," is still in serious condition at the hospital after he was hit Thursday night by a car on Clarks Bridge Road.

June 29, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Class Notes: University of North Georgia supporting meal program in July

Free meals will be provided through the remainder of the summer across North Georgia thanks to help from the University of North Georgia.

June 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


New hotel fee brings big hurt to low- and fixed-income guests

The tired eyes of Justin Biggerstaff grew more weary when he learned that he'll soon be paying an extra $5 per night for his family, which includes three young kids, to stay at the Gainesville Inn and Suites on Jesse Jewell Parkway over the next month or so while he seeks permanent housing.

June 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Veterans enjoy Lake Lanier getaway

Soon it would be time for the veterans to climb on planes and return home to their everyday lives.

June 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lakeview's Kennedy signs 5-year contract, plans for future

After five years as Lakeview Academy's head of school, John Kennedy is planning at least five more.

June 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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