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Auto dealers hope more cash flows for ‘clunkers’

Local car dealers say they are glad to hear that the government-funded "cash for clunkers" program likely will get a second life.

July 31, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Report is critical of immigration detention centers

BY STEPHEN GURR

July 31, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


2 Hall hunting areas closed this season

Two areas of Hall County will be closed to hunters in the coming season.

July 31, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Brenau University ranks high on employee satisfaction list

For the second year in a row, Brenau University has been named among the 10 best small universities to work for nationwide in the Great Colleges to Work For rankings compiled by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

July 30, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson Academy clothes sale helps parents save

JEFFERSON - Veronica Starks found an unexpected bargain when she walked into Jefferson Academy for open house Thursday afternoon.

July 30, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Rotary Club offers flag program for patriotic holidays

The Jefferson Rotary Club is trying to make it easier for city residents to put their patriotism on display .

July 30, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


City to raise money for gold museum

The Dahlonega community is banding together to keep one of its most popular tourist attractions open seven days a week.

July 30, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


US Rep. Deal applauds renewal of tri-state water talks

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, a Republican candidate for governor, commended Gov. Sonny Perdue's most recent attempt to resume water negotiations with the governors of Alabama and Florida.

July 30, 2009 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Injured soldier will be at benefit held in his honor

Army Spc. Andy "Sully" Sullens, a Dahlonega native wounded in a May 17 blast in Afghanistan, plans on returning home Saturday for a benefit in his honor.

July 30, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Teachers, parents spend more of their own cash on supplies

Teachers start pre-planning days next week, but this week they're shopping for classroom supplies and spending more of their own money than ever before.

July 30, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hawkins will run for Congress

State Sen. Lee Hawkins of Gainesville said he feels compelled to run for Congress because health care reform is headed in the "totally wrong direction."

July 30, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville gets $2 million stimulus

Stimulus funding is coming to Gainesville.

July 30, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Georgia’s schools assess latest round of budget cuts

As schools, colleges and universities prepare to open their doors for another year, they are being asked again to review their own books and cut costs further, plan furloughs or submit various spending plans to their directing agencies.

July 29, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gwinnett could move ahead with 5 TADs, an idea not as popular in Hall

Tax allocation districts have been met with lukewarm reception in Hall County, but neighboring Gwinnett County is looking to approve five.

July 29, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville’s stalled Midtown project could move forward

Gainesville's board of education likely will reconsider its participation in the city's tax allocation district early next week, meaning stalled plans to redevelop blighted areas of Gainesville soon could get back on track.

July 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Lakeview's Kennedy signs 5-year contract, plans for future

After five years as Lakeview Academy's head of school, John Kennedy is planning at least five more.

June 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Part of Hospitality Highway to be renamed in honor of tourism pioneer

The portion of Hospitality Highway that runs through Dawson and Lumpkin counties will soon be named in honor of the man first responsible for branding the state a tourism destination.

June 28, 2015 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff reports | Local


Swim lessons part of Discovery Day Camps

The pungent, yet pleasant, summery smell of chlorine filled the nostrils of roughly 75 children as they swam through the waters of Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, but they didn't seem to mind.

June 28, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gillsville Highway at Athens Highway re-opens after fire

Gillsville Highway was closed at Athens Highway for part of Sunday night while authorities worked to contain a fire. No one was transported to the hospital with injuries, according to authorities.

June 28, 2015 | | Local


Hall firefighters battle early Sunday blaze

No one was injured as Hall County firefighters battled a blaze Sunday morning at an empty 8,000-square-foot commercial building.

June 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Departing Gainesville city manager leaves big shoes to fill

When Gainesville City Manager Kip Padgett announced his resignation in May, he expressed nothing but gratitude for the opportunity to serve the city in many roles over the last 13 years.

June 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Window maker borrows European model, finds market in Ga.

Bernie Wolf sells the kind of windows built to frame beauty, be it the glistening waters of Lake Lanier or the rugged magnificence of the North Georgia mountains.

June 27, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Hall faces adoption gap: More kids than parents available

In Hall County, 15 of 63 children free for adoption need a permanent family, a problem the Division of Family and Children Services hopes to solve through a summer marketing campaign.

June 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


New state tax structure for transportation takes effect Wednesday

June 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tadmore turns language barrier into strength

The ability to speak more than one language is a boon when searching for a job, yet many of Hall County's bilingual children have trouble overcoming the disadvantages of poverty and delayed English skills.

June 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Visitors get to 'taste a real tomato’ on farm tour

"Take your pick," Joni Kennedy told a handful of people standing on her porch as they perused refreshments. "Everything we grow fresh here, except the hot dogs."

June 27, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Budget breakdown: Details of Hall County's new funding in spending plan

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved a $93.6 million general fund budget for the 2016 fiscal year with no tax increase on Thursday night.

June 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ask the Times: Reader sheds light on airport racetrack query

In a previous Ask the Times dated June 5, one reader had questions about the existence of a racetrack on the Gainesville airport grounds.

June 26, 2015 | | Local


Brenau’s first physical therapy students begin first semester

Brenau University's first class of physical therapy students are the state's "hungriest, most hardworking" future doctors.

June 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


'Watershed’ and ‘upsetting:’ Same-sex ruling stirs emotions locally

The outcome of Friday's Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage had some Hall County residents and politicians pleased, while others maintained their opposition to the 5-4 landmark decision.

June 26, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


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