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Code enforcement boss Niles works to put violators at ease, get them up to speed

Code Enforcement Field Supervisor André Niles said when it comes to his job, it's all about staying positive.

July 26, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hoschton revamping 90-year-old charter

HOSCHTON - In less than a month, Hoschton's existing city charter will turn 90 years old, a milestone that has influenced the City Council to revise the aging document.

July 26, 2009 | By Katie Dunn | Local


Jefferson schools welcome students for registration, open house

The Jefferson City school system is just about ready to welcome students back for the first day of school on Aug. 3.

July 26, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Charters could shake up education

China now has more gifted students than the United States has students.

July 26, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


White County man found guilty of murder after lengthy trial

Ending one of the longest criminal trials in the history of White County, a jury found Jonathan Hart guilty of murder Saturday in the shooting death of his estranged wife.

July 26, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Company installs gym floors the old-fashioned way

JEFFERSON - Although he never attended Jefferson High School or played on its basketball team, Bobby Tippett has a strong connection to the hardwood floors in the school's gym.

July 26, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Pets, bikers unite for a good cause

Motorcyclists and animal lovers gathered Saturday to raise money for the Hall County Humane Society in its second annual "Ride for Paws" event.

July 25, 2009 | Megan Gill | Local


Mysterious bank swindle becomes a first novel

Sometimes a story is too good not to write.

July 25, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Police officers accused of crimes can face tough scrutiny

Local law enforcement has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons lately.

July 25, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Middle school set for debut Aug. 11

More than 1,300 Gainesville Middle School students will report to a sparkling new school on Aug. 11.

July 25, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Planned reservoir could ease water worries in future

A reservoir decades in the making may be crucial for Hall County in light of the recent court ruling on Lake Lanier.

July 25, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Court ruling could leave Gainesville short on water

Absent a successful appeal, a negotiated deal or an act of Congress, Gainesville faces the possibility of losing more than half of the water it now draws from Lake Lanier.

July 25, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Deal: Health reform needs more time, common ground

While Democrats in Congress worked Friday to salvage a health care reform plan and repair dissension in their ranks, leading Republicans were less than supportive of the majority party's efforts so far.

July 25, 2009 | From staff and wire reports | Local


DNR assists bear in a pickle

A bear with a plastic pickle bucket on his head had been wandering the area since early June but was recently caught, "de-bucketed" and released again by Department of Natural Resources officials.

July 25, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Pro angler’s talent on display at children’s camp

He scoots toward the fishing pole, pulls it up by the line, props it under his chin and uses his whole body to toss the line.

July 25, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Authorities investigating possible anti-gay hate crime in Forsyth County

June 30, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


County finance director resigns, search to begin soon

Hall County Finance Director Vickie Neikirk resigned on Monday.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Kipper Tool Co. celebrates military contract milestone

A Gainesville company is celebrating hitting the halfway mark in an $85 million contract with the Army to assemble and deliver 5-ton tool systems used in military engineering and demolition jobs.

June 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Action Ministries Gainesville event to unite local congregations

It's not often Christians of varying denominations gather for an evening of fellowship, but Terri Armour with Action Ministries Gainesville wants to bring people together for just that.

June 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville work session canceled

With only a few agenda items and the pending departure of City Manager Kip Padgett, who has resigned to take a similar job in North Carolina, the Gainesville City Council has canceled its scheduled work session for Thursday morning.

June 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Minorities unite to change Gainesville’s electoral system

The exterior of a house on residential Desota Street in Gainesville gives little away about the history it holds inside, save for a sign marking it as the office of the local Newtown Florist Club.

June 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Electric car owners take hit with new tax

A new state tax structure that takes effect Wednesday has stirred ire among some electric car owners.

June 29, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Spraygrounds require regular checking of chemical levels

Kayla Spurlock watched Monday afternoon as her daughter enjoyed the sprayground at Laurel Park. She takes Violet, who is 18 months old, about once a week to the area where she can play in the water spraying up from the ground.

June 29, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Gainesville school board approves 2016 budget

After a few budget amendments, the Gainesville City Board of Education approved the fiscal year 2016 budget at its regular meeting Monday.

June 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Walters re-elected chairman of ports authority board

Gainesville businessman Jim Walters was re-elected Monday as chairman of the board of directors for the Georgia Ports Authority.

June 29, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Fire destroys North Hall home

A North Hall home was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon.

June 29, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Man in serious condition after hit-and-run on Clarks Bridge Road

A Gainesville man, known locally as "Country," is still in serious condition at the hospital after he was hit Thursday night by a car on Clarks Bridge Road.

June 29, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Class Notes: University of North Georgia supporting meal program in July

Free meals will be provided through the remainder of the summer across North Georgia thanks to help from the University of North Georgia.

June 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


New hotel fee brings big hurt to low- and fixed-income guests

The tired eyes of Justin Biggerstaff grew more weary when he learned that he'll soon be paying an extra $5 per night for his family, which includes three young kids, to stay at the Gainesville Inn and Suites on Jesse Jewell Parkway over the next month or so while he seeks permanent housing.

June 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Veterans enjoy Lake Lanier getaway

Soon it would be time for the veterans to climb on planes and return home to their everyday lives.

June 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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