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Relay for Life is a walk to remember

BRASELTON - Hall County Relay for Life participants flocked to Road Atlanta on Friday night for the group's biggest event yet.

June 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Land deal brings an end to City Center lawsuit

Regions Financial Corp. and the developers of a high-rise hotel and office complex in Midtown Gainesville have ended a five-month-long lawsuit over access to the bank's property, an attorney for Regions confirmed Friday.

June 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County to get transit funds

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Friday that he has submitted the required "1511 Certification" on transit projects around the state that will be funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

June 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lula soldier killed in Afghanistan

A former U.S. Army Ranger from Hall County, Maj. Kevin M. Jenrette, was one of three Georgia soldiers who were killed in action Thursday while serving in Afghanistan.

June 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Times earns top newspaper honors, 33 awards

JEKYLL ISLAND – The Times has been honored as one of Georgia's best newspapers, taking the general excellence award for papers its size during a banquet Friday night at the annual Georgia Press Association convention.

June 06, 2009 | By Staff Reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Heard any good jokes lately?

Some little voices got the chance to make their big radio debut Friday.

June 06, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Teachers’ junket will bring Africa to Hall students

Two Hall County gifted teachers hope to bring pearls of East African culture to their students following a monthlong expedition in Tanzania.

June 06, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


One killed in 7-vehicle wreck in I-85

One person was killed early Friday morning in a seven-vehicle accident near the Dry Pond exit on Interstate 85.

June 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Ex-Dawsonville resident reads Islamic passages as terrorism trial winds down

ATLANTA - A former Georgia Tech student with North Georgia ties charged with plotting to help terrorist groups turned the closing arguments in his federal trial on Thursday into a bewildering lesson on Islamic principles amid stunned courtroom observers.

June 05, 2009 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Hot air junkies hope for better weather

HELEN - Against Thursday's overcast skies, the bright splashes of color provided by a dozen or so hovering hot air balloons were a welcome sight for most visitors.

June 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Friends, sheriff laud teen victim of fatal crash

A one-vehicle wreck in Lumpkin County has claimed the life of an upcoming senior at Lumpkin County High School.

June 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Digital TV switch: This time, it’s for real

The digital TV switch is one week from today- are you ready?

June 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Residents not happy about Bear Creek Reservoir rules

As residents start making plans for summer vacations and trips to the lake, the Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department is working with the county and others to lay down some official ground rules for using the Bear Creek Reservoir.

June 05, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Rains return, so watch for weakened tree roots

Recent rains have helped lift most of Georgia out of extreme drought conditions, but they have also made trees more dangerous.

June 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Dump the Pump Day means a free ride on Hall Area Transit

There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but later this month you can snag a free ride.

June 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | 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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