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New director to help guide parks' transition

After a less-than-stable month in leadership at Hall County Parks and Leisure, the department now has an acting director.

August 12, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Local girls donate their hair to make wig for another

Zalissa Lomax, 7, and Olivia Martin, 10, have been inseparable this summer. They wear similar outfits, ride the same bus to Sardis Enrichment School and spend most of their time at each other's houses.

August 12, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Police: Man forced Gainesville woman to drive him to Atlanta

A Gainesville woman was kidnapped Thursday night from a local gas station and forced to drive about 45 miles toward Atlanta before the suspect fled, Gainesville Police said.

August 12, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Fla., Ala. appeal June ruling in water battle

The water feud between Georgia, Alabama and Florida trudges on.

August 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Limited class space inspires Fair Street teacher

A move to Wood's Mill Academy's campus means a few local elementary school teachers won't have their own classrooms this year.

August 12, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Hall commissioners approve in-house parks plan

And the parks will go on.

August 12, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Hall sheriff’s office will use grant to get armored vehicle

The Hall County Sheriff's Office will soon have a new addition. It goes by the name Lencho BearCat Armored Vehicle.

August 12, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Gainesville residents make downtown dreams known at event

Gainesville officials and residents whipped out their markers and scissors Thursday night to give the city a whole new look.

August 12, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Gainesville City Council considers new redistricting map

After weeks of discussion and community meetings on a redistricting map that would dramatically alter the city's wards, the Gainesville City Council received a second proposed redistricting map at Thursday's work session.

August 12, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Gainesville man named Rotary Club district governor

As a 30-something businessman in 1974, Bill St. Clair joined the Rotary Club for job networking.

August 11, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Gainesville grandma wins $2 million in lottery

What would you do if you won the lottery?

August 11, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Jailer arrested after incident at credit union

A Hall County jailer resigned following an incident at a local credit union Monday that ended in his arrest on disorderly conduct charges.

August 11, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Missing 6-year-old located at Harrison Square Apartments

Authorities have located a missing 6-year-old after he disappeared for over an hour.

August 11, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville man injured in wreck that killed Ala. woman

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Montgomery police say a 28-year-old woman is dead and two people, including a Gainesville man, are injured after a fatal multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 85 that snarled rush-hour traffic for hours.

August 11, 2011 | The Associated Press | Local


Hall can hire more teachers thanks to enrollment increase

An additional 109 students enrolled in Hall County schools this year means the school board can use some of its Title I funding to hire additional faculty.

August 10, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


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Gainesville Target getting renovations, Starbucks

The Gainesville Target is getting renovated, and local customers say they are excited.

February 13, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Trump’s first days ‘exciting time to watch,’ says U.S. Rep. Doug Collins

Every president entering office has bumpy times getting a staff in place, "and we're seeing a little bit of that" from President Donald Trump ...

February 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


More than $53K donated to Gainesville schools in second quarter

Community donations to Gainesville schools topped $53,000 during the second quarter ending Dec. 31.

February 12, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


State Bank plans to offer more than its Gainesville predecessor

The familiar NBG logo is gone from the Gainesville bank's brick exterior, but officials at the new State Bank and Trust Co. taking over ...

February 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials agree frustrated Dawsonville Highway drivers need solutions

Christy Crumbley's company doesn't look for lonely roads to put up a storefront.

February 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Centennial is top pick for city students as school of choice

Two lanes of cars stretched bumper to bumper from the main entrance of Centennial Arts Academy as parents and other legal guardians waited in line ...

February 12, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall County pension suit: Plaintiff’s payoffs a third of another plan

Payouts from another government employee retirement plan in Georgia are nearly triple what is received by the lead plaintiff in a $75 million class-action lawsuit ...

February 12, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Zumba dancers move to the groove at fitness event

Never stop moving.

February 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Fasching festival includes shots and a soak in the Chattahoochee

HELEN - When most people think of Mardi Gras, they think of New Orleans, brightly colored costumes and elaborate floats crowded with people flinging beads and ...

February 11, 2017 | BY ALEXANDER POPP and HAILEY VAN PARYS apopp@gainesvilletimes.com, hvanparys@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Pakistani family reunited after travel ban worry

Imagine waking up one day and thinking you won't be able to see your loved one again.

February 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Braselton mother and son charged with drug, gun possession

A Braselton mother and her son have been charged with multiple gun and drug charges.

February 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Greek Food Mart owner to promote potato bar

The owner of the Greek Food Mart at 5646 Price Road on the western tip of Hall County claims that at the age of 75 ...

February 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Students spar for title of top speller

Algae and mahogany aren't words you use every day. Certainly not words frequently used by elementary and middle schoolers.

February 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


YMCA undergoing $160,000 renovations on aquatics center

The J.A. Walters Family YMCA in Gainesville has begun an estimated $160,000 in repairs to its aquatics center.

February 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Campus carry bill returns to Ga. General Assembly

Georgia lawmakers are again trying to let licensed gun owners carry concealed handguns on public college campuses.

February 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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