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Army of volunteers to hand out cheer

Gainesville's Salvation Army office has its largest holiday task today - hand out boxes of food to 600 families and clothes and toys to 1,600 children.

December 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Federal court takes up state nepotism law

A federal appeals court is considering a challenge to a state nepotism law that barred former Gainesville school board member Kelvin Simmons from seeking re-election in 2009.

December 18, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Chestatee State Bank seized by regulators

Dawsonville-based Chestatee State Bank was seized Friday by the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance.

December 17, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Graves, Rogers pay off IRS lien

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves and state Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers paid off a $1,498 lien Friday, filed by the Internal Revenue Service against their company.

December 17, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Blackwood to head state highway safety office

Gov.-elect Nathan Deal named the next director for the Governor's Office of Highway Safety on Friday.

December 17, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


SPLOST pushes projects forward

More than a year after voters approved SPLOST VI, collections are slow but steady, and a number of projects are underway.

December 17, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Council to wrap up 2010 business

Gainesville City Council members are wrapping up their final plans for the year-end meeting for the first time in the city's new Municipal courtroom today.

December 17, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Man killed in accident on Ga. 400 in Dawson County

Authorities said the wintry weather was not to blame for a collision on Ga. 400 Thursday that claimed the life of a Dawsonville man.

December 16, 2010 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Woman dies in house fire

An 84-year-old Dawson County woman died early Thursday morning in a house fire, according to fire officials.

December 16, 2010 | Times regional staff | Local


Flowery Branch working with neighborhood over street lights

Flowery Branch leaders agreed Thursday night to help resolve a neighborhood's issue with street light bills.

December 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local business man is 'the right guy at the right time’

Doug Carter will tell you that he has a hard time saying no.

December 16, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Cold weather reprieve is on the horizon

Hang on, sunshine and warmer temperatures are on the way.

December 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Closings cram tests into 1 day

Cramming for final exams will take on a new meaning today for Hall County and Gainesville students.

December 16, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Icy weather caused more than 100 wrecks on Hall roads

The Hall County Sheriff's Office has worked 101 weather-related wrecks since 6 p.m. Wednesday, spokesman Col. Jeff Strickland said this morning.

December 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man sentenced to life in prison in murder case

Billy D. Nicely was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday after a jury found him guilty of two counts of felony murder, one count of cruelty to a child in the first degree and one count of aggravated assault.

December 16, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Gainesville’s Bell works to bring criminal justice reform to GOP convention

Gainesville attorney Ashley Bell is on a mission to make the Republican Party more responsive to issues of social justice and criminal justice reform, and ...

July 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


New, family-owned doughnut shop coming to Gainesville

The city of Gainesville is no stranger to doughnut shops, but Andy Nuon hopes to bring something new with his shop Danny's Donuts.

July 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Senior Life Center event caters to summer needs of seniors

The Gainesville-Hall County Senior Life Center buzzed with activity Wednesday morning, as area senior citizens gathered for a special event.

July 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Martin Road now part of countywide freight study in Hall

A study of traffic in the Martin Road area of South Hall - near where a much-opposed interchange is being built - will be folded into a ...

July 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


YMCA seeks variance for larger sign in search of 'better visibility'

The J.A. Walters Family YMCA is seeking a variance to allow a digital sign roughly twice the size allowed in the city of Gainesville ...

July 20, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


CASA leader Stephens honored for 27 years of advocacy

Stepping down from her executive director role, Connie Stephens said she was glad the reins have been passed to someone "just as passionate and committed."

July 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Trump is now official Republican nominee

With supporters and protesters squaring off in the streets, and despite flurries of dissent on the convention floor, Donald Trump formally secured the Republican nomination ...

July 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Mexican students, professor help with World Language Academy's summer camp

The Hall County school district wants more native speaking Spanish teachers. If the district could find enough teachers, it could expand its World Language Academy ...

July 19, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Olympic Memories: Q&A with Jack Pyburn

Jack Pyburn, an architect and rowing enthusiast, helped local organizers create the plan for the Lake Lanier venue and helped found the Lake Lanier Rowing ...

July 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Nonprofit offering community forum for teens, young adults

A local nonprofit group is planning a weekend of activities to inspire and empower teens and young adults.

July 19, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Paddling, rowing clubs keep Olympic spirit moving forward

Starting and maintaining a club isn't as easy as it sounds.

July 19, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Times parent company buys historic Gainesville Mill

One of Gainesville's most iconic historic buildings has a new owner.

July 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


$50,000 grant could help Gainesville's pedestrian connections

Gainesville is looking to improve pedestrian connections around downtown and, in the process, spruce up some major roadways.

July 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula to visit Sugar Hill to learn about Gwinnett city’s challenges

Lula officials are planning a field trip to Sugar Hill in North Gwinnett County on Friday.

July 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall schools consider LED lighting in gyms

The Hall County school system is looking at installing LED lighting in its gymnasiums districtwide.

July 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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