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Bethel Park battle pits residents vs. YMCA

As the legal battle continues over the fate of Bethel Park, officials on one side of the bitter divide are attempting to clear up what they say are some of the main misconceptions that form the basis of the opposition. Their opponents aren't convinced and the matter has moved to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

February 14, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local

Local band leader makes Hall of Fame

One of Hall County's own has been inducted into the Phi Beta Mu Georgia Bandmasters Hall of Fame.

February 14, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Church plans new student ministry center

OAKWOOD - An Atlanta Highway fixture, the old South Hall Community Center, could get an extreme makeover this year.

February 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hall County patrol cars rolling up the miles

Every weekday, at least five Hall County Sheriff's patrol cars are given a thorough looking-over at the county's fleet maintenance shop.

February 14, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

More snow possible overnight; up to 2 inches could fall

There's a chance of more snow late tonight in the Gainesville area, with the possibility of up to 2 more inches to fall.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for much of North Georgia, including Gainesville. The weather service says about one inch of snow could fall overnight north of a line from Columbus to Jackson to Washington. Up to another inch could fall Monday.

February 14, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Hall County man returns from Haiti, Dominican Republic visit

Jack Wehmiller heard that she could sing, so he asked the young Haitian woman, through an interpreter, for a song.

February 13, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Program founders hope to help more men recover

By mid-year, Gainesville could be the home of another recovery residence for men.

February 13, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Fire grant could cause budget issues

Questions still surround a federal grant that allowed the city of Gainesville to hire 18 new firefighters and how it could affect the city's furlough program.

February 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Lanier Technical College President Mike Moye leaves behind a legacy

Lanier Technical College President Mike Moye will leave behind an eight-year legacy leading a college he helped grow into one of the state's strongest technical institutes. The outgoing president will take the reigns as Central Georgia Technical College President in Macon, the second-largest technical college in the state.

February 13, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local

Snow and ice melting, but few slick spots remains

Most road hazards have melted away with sunny skies and temperatures above freezing today following a Friday blanketing of snow, but officials say a few slick spots remain.

About 3 inches of snow fell in the Gainesville area Friday afternoon and night, according to the National Weather Service.

February 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Winter-related closings and cancellations

Winter weather has forced the following closings and cancellations:

February 13, 2010 | | Local

A winter weather punch: Northeast Georgia walloped with snow

Instead of surprising her daughter with an unexpected visit, Lynn Brinson was the surprised party on Friday.


South Hall still unhappy about sewer rates

Hall County Public Works is trying once again find a solution to South Hall's sewer woes.

February 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Boy, 14, indicted as adult in child molestation case

Leonardo Tobar, 14, has been indicted as an adult on an aggravated child molestation charge that carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years in prison.

February 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

State’s probe into CRCT cheating put 2 Gainesville schools under suspicion

It may have been a simple packing technique that caused two Gainesville schools to join the list of hundreds of state schools under suspicion for possible cheating on standardized tests last year, Gainesville schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer said.

February 12, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local

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Heather McConnell named Gainesville teacher of the year

The recently selected top teacher in Gainesville City Schools is a dedicated autism teacher at Gainesville Middle School.

November 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

4 places those in need can find a Thanksgiving meal in Gainesville

There are many in Gainesville who feel giving thanks means more than stuffing yourself on turkey and dressing.

November 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Local Syrian native: Refugee threat to US legitimate but exaggerated

A Gainesville surgeon and Syrian immigrant says the anxiety some Americans feel over the possible resettlement of refugees from his war-ravaged, native country is a ...

November 20, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Jingle Mingle lights up downtown Gainesville with Christmas spirit

Children squirmed in line, hoping to tell Santa Claus all their Christmas wishes, while their parents sipped hot cider and listened to the sounds of ...

November 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Laws that target panhandling put homeless in a bind

It is common for a Buddhist monk in training to panhandle for a day's meal. The act is intended to teach humility.

November 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Gainesville homeless camp floods — again

Plans to clean up the homeless camp beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville were canceled Thursday morning after torrential rains the night before once ...

November 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Former Young Life area director Doyle Johnson dies at 64

Doyle Johnson, a well-known Gainesville businessman and former area director of Young Life, died Wednesday at age 64.

November 19, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Teen brothers dead after Jefferson car wreck

Teen brothers and musicians were killed in a Wednesday night two-vehicle wreck in Jefferson.

November 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Swoszowskis, Maney recognized by North Georgia Community Foundation

During the past couple decades, giving has become something of a strong suit for Bob Swoszowski. And, as the owner of 12 area McDonald's ...

November 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Cherokee Bluffs Park opening Friday in South Hall

After years of planning, development and pulling together the needed funding, Cherokee Bluffs Park in South Hall County is set to formally open Friday to ...

November 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Rabid skunk found in East Hall

A skunk in East Hall County tested positive for rabies Wednesday, making it the 16th confirmed case in 2015.

November 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

NTSB: Residents reported fog after Habersham plane crash that killed 3

A preliminary federal report lists heavy fog conditions near a small plane crash Nov. 5 that killed three near the Habersham County Airport.

November 18, 2015 | Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local

Stand Down Event for veterans set for Saturday

The Hall County Veterans Coalition and American Legion Post 328's Stand Down Event for veterans will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 ...

November 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Challenged Child and Friends getting new playground thanks to donations

Molly Abbruzzese walked into Challenged Child and Friends Wednesday morning $10,000 short of her goal.

November 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Report: Man shot after fight over card game at Buford home

A woman shot in the arm Saturday in Buford said she recalled an argument over a card game before hearing gunshots, according to a Gwinnett ...

November 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

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