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Gainesville hires firm to update land-use plan

Gainesville is ready to move forward with its comprehensive land-use plan, a report that will outline community development goals for the next 20 years.

February 12, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


School leaders try to clear up SPLOST confusion

School leaders are hoping to ease confusion about renewing a sales tax for education as early voters head to the ballot box this month.

February 12, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Arborist prunes Rotary holly tree for rejuvenation

With a ladder set up underneath Gainesville's famous Christmas tree, Anna Hauser climbed around from limb to limb Friday.

February 11, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Dutch native sentenced in drug trafficking plot

A man from the Netherlands has been sentenced in federal court for crimes related to his distribution of drugs through the U.S. Postal Service and cooperating U.S. citizens, including a Gainesville resident.

February 11, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


2 Atlanta men charged with fake means to buy goods

Gainesville police arrested two Atlanta men Thursday night, one of whom is accused of using fake checks, credit cards and identification to buy $1,800 in merchandise from local stores.

February 11, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Recovering bridge jumper describes 'crazy' experience

Free falling is a sensation Bianca Vera will never forget, and never wants to experience again.

February 11, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Anti-church burning group urges more involvement

Homeland security is more about "hometown security," the Rev. Rose Johnson-Mackey of Gainesville discovered in a trip to Washington.

February 11, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Charges not likely for driver in fatal accident

Georgia State Patrol troopers do not expect to charge the teen driver of a car that struck and killed a 69-year-old woman Wednesday on East Hall Road.

February 10, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Spring Street will be closed Friday morning

Spring Street between Green and Bradford streets will be closed from 8:30-11:30 a.m. today.

February 10, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Dawsonville woman charged in pileup on Ga. 400

A Dawsonville woman has been charged in connection with a five-vehicle, chain-reaction wreck that injured three people Thursday afternoon on Ga. 400.

February 10, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Economic officials focus on redeveloping downtown

Redeveloping downtown and attracting industry are the keys to success in 2011, Gainesville-Hall County Economic Development Council officials told Gainesville City Council members Thursday.

February 10, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


New executive director of Vision 2030 has big ideas for program

Meg Nivens is bringing a new energy to Vision 2030.

February 10, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Stroke victim 'just beautiful again,' goes home after 16 months

Wanda Bergman arrived at New Horizons West nursing home in Gainesville in a vegetative state that was supposed to last the rest of her life.

February 10, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall considers keeping some county offices downtown

At its Thursday meeting, the Hall County Board of Commissioners contemplated keeping some of its departments in downtown Gainesville when it moves into the Liberty Mutual building later this year.

February 10, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Parents question school decision about icy roads

Hall County school buses ground to a halt Thursday morning after an unexpected layer of ice formed on streets.

February 10, 2011 | By Elizabeth Burlingame and Jeff Gill eburlingame@gainesvilletimes.com, jgill@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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Survey responses guided Gainesville superintendent search

Surveys completed by more than 500 Gainesville City Schools employees, school resource council members and community residents played a role in developing the profile used ...

April 19, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Clothes trickling back to customers of abandoned cleaners

Frustrated customers of a shuttered Shallowford Road dry cleaners were again blocked from getting their items back on Wednesday, but property managers said the end ...

April 19, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


19-year-old charged with molesting girl

A 19-year-old Hall County man faces child molestation and incest charges for incidents that allegedly occurred between March and April.

April 19, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville woman dies in North Forsyth crash

A Gainesville woman died Tuesday in a wreck in North Forsyth County.

April 19, 2017 | Times regional reports | Local


Boling Bridge lane closure set for overnight Wednesday

Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 at Boling Bridge will be partially closed to motorists between 7 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. Thursday as work ...

April 19, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Dawsonville Highway traffic fixes get a boost

Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 traffic in Gainesville isn't going to get better anytime soon, but road planners are taking a couple of steps to ...

April 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville doctor describes month in warzone hospital in Mosul, Iraq

Behind the 14-foot blast wall surrounded in razor wire, Dr. Jim Froehlich heard the "not-so-distant" sounds of a mortar attack at a hospital near Mosul ...

April 19, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Belk spring charity sale set for April 29

Belk at Lakeshore Mall will be holding its spring charity sale from 6-10 a.m. April 29.

April 18, 2017 | | Local


Proposed South Hall landfill denied by Buford planning board

A proposed, privately run landfill in South Hall got the Buford Planning and Zoning Board's recommendation for denial Tuesday night.

April 18, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville officials clear comprehensive plan

With no one from the public stepping up to comment on an updated comprehensive plan, Gainesville City Council quickly and unanimously approved the document at ...

April 18, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hispanic church ordered to stop remodeling project on Dawsonville Highway

The pastor trying to open a new Hispanic church at 2344 Dawsonville Highway said Tuesday he's hopeful of getting the project out from under ...

April 18, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall weighing changes to elections office

Now five months without an elections director, Hall County is using the break between elections to decide whether to restructure its elections office before hiring ...

April 18, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Enota school to host walk-through April 30 before demolition

Enota school alumni and area residents are invited to drop in, walk the halls and remember the history of the Enota school building during an ...

April 18, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gainesville school system to spend $220K for 3 new buses

Gainesville City Schools will be getting three new school buses this fall to replace aging buses in the district.

April 17, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Pilot program helps struggling Hall students make it to technical college

East Hall High School seniors Edgar Garcia and Veronica Lopez are on track to be the first among their siblings to earn a high school ...

April 17, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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