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Postal Service considers dropping Saturday service to save money

Whether it's a birthday card, bills or junk mail, soon, you may have to wait until Monday to get it.

March 06, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


Scouts plan to restore national forest trails

More than 675 people, mostly Boy Scouts ages 11-17, plan to help repair and refurbish more than 13 miles of trails in the Chattahoochee National Forest near Dahlonega.

March 05, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville man arrested for burglary

Investigators with the Hall County Sheriff's Office arrested Travis Charles Bales, 37, of Gainesville in connection with a burglary earlier this week at a residence on Athens Highway in Gainesville. Someone entered the home and stole electronics, which were then pawned at local pawn shops, authorities said. Investigators were able to recover most of the property.

March 05, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


WomenSource puts focus on right to vote

WomenSource, a nonprofit organization created to support women's programs in the community, is celebrating women's history month with a screening of the film "Iron Jawed Angels" Monday at Brenau University.

March 05, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Commission holds hearing on Atmos rate increase

The Public Service Commission will seek input from customers of Atmos Energy on a proposed rate hike that could increase bills by as much as $4 a month.

March 05, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Jefferson moves quickly on massage parlor ordinance

The Jefferson City Council has called for a special meeting on Monday to discuss establishing an ordinance related to massage parlors and spas.

March 05, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


City, county law officials join forces to find burglars who pawn stolen items

When Travis Charles Bales was looking to unload a PlayStation video game system stolen in a burglary, he went to a pawn shop, authorities said.

March 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


2 Gainesville men indicted in gang activity

Two Gainesville men were among 26 people whose indictments were announced Thursday in the federal prosecution of a street gang authorities say is responsible for seven murders in the metro Atlanta area.

March 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Superintendents: Parents need to be child’s primary teachers

Hall County School Superintendent Will Schofield was the lone lion in a den filled with lionesses at Thursday's WomenSource luncheon.

March 04, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Georgia aiming for an education payout

Georgia came one step closer on Thursday to getting a slice of the $4.35 billion pie the federal government is offering to states that prove they are committed to education reform and student achievement.

March 04, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Gainesville man found slain in his car

A murder victim found dead in a wrecked car in Pendergrass was identified Thursday as a 24-year-old Gainesville man.

March 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Oakwood fire damages home; one man treated for burns

One man was slightly injured Wednesday night in a fire that burned a home in the 400 block of McClure Drive in Oakwood, fire officials said.

March 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville woman recovering after rescue from crash into creek

Mark Seabolt didn't hesitate.

March 04, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Flowery Branch City Council considers offering trash service

The Flowery Branch City Council mulled possible changes to the city's garbage collection service at its Thursday night meeting.

March 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Agency releases suspension findings

A state government agency that certifies educational personnel has released the findings of an investigation into Dawson County High School's principal, Wayne Chelf.

March 04, 2010 | Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


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Gainesville will help fund Tumbling Creek bridge

Gainesville City Council on Tuesday approved contributing $200,000 to build a bridge along Tumbling Creek Road that would span railroad tracks.

February 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Charges added in case involving teen shot in back

More teenagers were charged in an incident Saturday night involving a teenager shot in the back, according to authorities.

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Residents' feedback spurs sidewalk expansion in lower-income neighborhood

Parks, commercial development and safe streets have long been needs for Gainesville's poorest neighborhoods, where residents often feel underserved by government and community services.

February 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Man stole more than $12,000 of property

A Buford man is charged with stealing more than $12,000 worth of property in incidents on Lakeshore Road.

February 02, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


N. Hall, S. Hall subdivision plans face opposition at planning board meeting

Two subdivision plans featuring more than 150 lots each ran into opposition from neighbors and questions from the Hall County Planning Commission on Monday night.

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Enota school plans depend on many uncertain factors

The move of Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy students during construction of a new school has a number of factors that remain uncertain. As a result ...

February 02, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Days could be numbered for historic Dahlonega building

Plans to demolish a historic building in downtown Dahlonega and build an upscale, boutique hotel in its place can now move forward after the City ...

February 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Organizations say blood donations dropped to nearly nonexistent this winter

Across Georgia, blood banks are in dire need of the blood donations that save lives on a daily basis. Due to the recent weather the ...

February 01, 2016 | By Alexander Popp apopp@gainesvilletimes.com | Local




Library system now offering passport service

The close location and helpful assistance made life easy for Lindsey White and her two children on Monday as they applied for passports ahead of ...

February 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Jo Dinnan recommended as Hall elementary education director

Jo Dinnan, principal at Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy for 10 years, will be recommended to be the Hall County School District director of elementary ...

February 01, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Immigrant students can’t sue state agency over tuition

The state's highest court on Monday ruled against a group of students who were brought to the United States illegally as children and want ...

February 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pedestrian hit crossing Ga. 400 in Dawson County early Monday morning dies

A pedestrian hit this morning as he attempted to cross Ga. 400 in Dawson County has died.

February 01, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local


3 injured in I-985 wreck

A pair of wrecks about a mile apart critically injured one and closed a portion of Interstate 985 South for a brief time Sunday afternoon.

February 01, 2016 | | Local


Downsizing easier said than done in housing market

The affordable housing crunch in Hall County is not unique to renters.

January 31, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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