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Clean dinner plate replaces food pyramid

The food pyramids that helped a generation of kids learn how to eat balanced diets are no more.

June 04, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Schools’ Web blocks raise questions

Blocking educational websites in public schools could mean legal trouble for some school systems.

June 04, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Judge revokes Forsyth’s wastewater permit

Forsyth County officials will consider their options next week while reviewing a judge's decision to revoke a wastewater discharge permit.

June 03, 2011 | BY ALYSSA LARENZIE Times regional staff | Local


Soccer complex planned in Dawson County

If all goes as planned, about 15 acres in southern Dawson County will become home to a new soccer complex later this summer.

June 03, 2011 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Fresh veggies sold in the downtown shade

Every Friday this summer, local farmers will be selling their produce under the shade of trees on the square in downtown Gainesville.

June 03, 2011 | BY SAVANNAH KING sking@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Army Corps recommends replacing old life jackets

Kids grow so fast. That's why local authorities joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Charleston Park in Forsyth County last weekend to check life vests before children went on Lake Lanier.

June 03, 2011 | BY JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


9-year-old girl drowns in Chattahoochee

June 03, 2011 | | Local


Mechanical failure causes 3 shelter dogs to suffocate

A mechanical failure caused three dogs to suffocate while they were being transported from the Hall County Animal Shelter to New York for an adoption event.

June 03, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Competitors take to the skies in balloon race

HELEN - Piloting hot air balloons has taken Bud Person all over the world. This week it brought him and his wife Wendy from Gainesville, Fla., to the alpine village of Helen.

June 03, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Ga. man falls off Glacier park cliff

June 03, 2011 | | Local


Good News van driver charged after wreck

Gainesville Police have identified Thomas Ramirez, 52, as the driver of the Good News at Noon van that ran a red light and collided with a dump truck Wednesday afternoon.

June 03, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Hall officials propose deep cuts to 2012 budget

Hall County's proposed 2012 budget would slash spending by closing nearly all county parks and four of its six libraries to make up an $11.5 million deficit.

June 03, 2011 | BY JACOB DEMMITT AND JEFF GILL | Local


Hall County residents react to proposed budget cuts

CLERMONT - Emotions ran high Thursday night as area residents not only voiced opinions on Hall County's proposed budget cuts but shared how the economy has fractured their lives.

June 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville City Council split on use of surplus

Gainesville City Council is split over whether to spend a budget surplus to beef up its reserves or cut taxes.

June 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch may slow effort to relocate department

Although Flowery Branch City Council members can see the benefits of unifying the public works department in a single location, they are having second thoughts about immediately funding the project.

June 02, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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5-ton marble elephant to grace City Park Stadium

A permanent guest is coming Thursday to City Park Stadium - home of the Gainesville Red Elephants' football, soccer and lacrosse teams.

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Martin Road residents ask for widening project to be axed

Martin Road residents formally asked Hall County area transportation planners Wednesday to ditch a highly contested plan to widen the South Hall road.

February 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man gets life sentence for convenience store armed robbery

A Gainesville man received a life prison sentence after pleading guilty to taking nearly $10,000 and firing his gun three times in a Gainesville ...

February 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


New Flowery Branch building housing pizzeria, beer shop gets final OK

A new downtown Flowery Branch building that will house a pizzeria and a craft beer business could open by late spring or early summer.

February 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school officials: New budget includes raises, no program cuts

Gainesville and Hall County school officials have put in place timelines for approving their 2017-18 budgets.

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


State education funding under the microscope

A nonprofit organization that tracks Georgia spending and policies by state leaders is warning school districts to prepare to "face growing financial pressures."

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


UNG student finds stability with service dog by her side

The thing that saved Taylor Fleming from herself is covered in fur, walks on four legs and goes by the name of Ryder.

February 15, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Local schools promote foreign language program

Hall County school officials approved spending up to $5,000 in needs and merit scholarships to help students who qualify for the Federal Service Language ...

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


‘Shank’ text message opens Gainesville murder trial

The defendant in a murder trial sent a text message saying he would "shank" the victim if he entered a Gainesville apartment, according to testimony ...

February 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


UNG student serves as intern for House speaker

Matthew Herrera, a political science major at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus, is serving as an intern for Georgia House Speaker David ...

February 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hockaday named GOAL winner for Lanier Tech

Lauren Hockaday, a firefighter/EMSP student at Lanier Technical College from White County, was named the college's winner of the Georgia Occupational Award of ...

February 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


State Route 11/U.S. 129 widening project to require lane closures

Upcoming construction will affect drivers traveling on State Route 11/U.S. 129 through Hall and Jackson counties.

February 14, 2017 | | Local


Georgia wins major ruling in water wars case

Georgia has won a landmark ruling against Florida in a U.S. Supreme Court case over water sharing in a basin the two states share ...

February 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local




Hispanic community on alert after immigration sweeps

Fear and distrust have returned to the Hispanic community following a sweep against undocumented immigrants that netted at least 13 arrests in Gainesville over the ...

February 14, 2017 | BY CARLOS GALARZA AND NICK WATSON cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com, nwatson@gainsevilletimes.com | Local


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