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Man charged in stepson's beating

A Gainesville man has been charged in an assault on his 3-year-old stepson that left the boy in critical condition.

March 25, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Running from the pounds

More than 1,500 people have been training for the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's "Get Fit Stay Fit" 5K run/walk, scheduled for Thursday evening at Riverside Military Academy.

March 25, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Hall County Board of Realtors Awards Celebration

Colleagues applaud as Kerstin Crawford, left, of Jack Waldrip Real Estate, walks forward to collect her award for Real Estate Agent of the Year at the Hall County Board of Realtors Awards Celebration lunch Wednesday at Chattahoochee Country Club.

March 24, 2008 | | Local


Another crisis to survive

Rosa Hightower sifted though the soot-stained and waterlogged remains of her apartment Wednesday, looking to salvage what she could from a devastating apartment fire.

March 24, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Rwandan official brings message of peace to Gainesville State

Former Rwandan government official Joseph Sebarenzi may have grown up in a culture of violence, but it is a message of peace that he is preaching to America now.

March 24, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Human remains found in woods

A city worker found skeletal human remains in a wooded area behind the Gainesville water department Thursday, police said.

Gainesville police Sgt. Johnny Ray said the remains were found at about 9:20 a.m. near the intersection of Pine and Summit streets, close to a cell phone tower at 504 Summit St.

March 24, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County group to visit Clayton dual-language school

GAINESVILLE - About 25 parents, teachers and Hall County school system administrators plan to spend Friday at the state's first public charter school to offer students instruction of state-mandated curriculum in two languages.

March 24, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Defendant’s tattoos not off-limits

Members of the news media reporting on the death penalty case of Allan Robert Dickie will not be prohibited from describing Dickie's tattoos, a judge has ruled.

March 24, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Chamber showcase gives businesses chance to show off products

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce offered a little something for everyone Thursday, from a daylong Business Showcase to an auction that evening, but the focus was clearly on networking.

About 80 booths displaying the products and services of local businesses and nonprofit agencies, small and large, were set up at the Georgia Mountains Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Display booths ranged from local art galleries, printers, gardeners, banks and restaurants to assisted-living facilities.

March 24, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County Commission: Retirement plan under review

Hall County Commissioner Bobby Banks proposed Thursday that the Hall County Board of Commissioners take a closer look at a retirement plan that may prompt more than 60 county employees to retire before June 30 in order to receive the full benefits of their original plan.

Commissioners unanimously approved the motion to request Hall County Administrator Jim Shuler to research the details of the county's two different retirement plans.

March 24, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall Chamber of Commerce showcase gives community a look at local businesses

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Business Showcase today to feature the businesses and economic resources of Hall County.

March 24, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville council members want ability to prefer local contractors

GAINESVILLE- Gainesville City Council members want the ability to give preference to local contractors in construction bids.

The preference would require a change to the city's ordinances that could occur as soon as April.

March 24, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville City Council members prefer local contractors

GAINESVILLE- Gainesville City Council members want the ability to give preference to local contractors in construction bids.

March 24, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


What will tag tax cost Hall?

GAINESVILLE - A proposed car tag tax cut may be a gift for Georgia motorists, but it could put a strain on government officials trying to craft future budgets.

Lee Lovett, deputy superintendent for the Hall County school system, said the bill could drain nearly $6.2 million from school funding, or the equivalent of benefits and salaries for 85 teachers, when it's fully realized after two years.

March 24, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville woman charged with prostitution

A woman who arranged to meet an undercover officer for sex after corresponding with him over the Internet was charged with prostitution Thursday.

March 24, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


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Construction continues on new Clarks Bridge

Work continues on a new Clarks Bridge across Lake Lanier in Gainesville. The project, which also calls for a new pedestrian tunnel under Ga. 284, is set for completion by Dec. 31, 2015. When completed, the new bridge will have 12-foot lanes and an 8-foot shoulder in each direction.

April 10, 2014 | | Local


Fire damages home on Tulip Drive

A fire caused by unattended cooking damaged a home in the 1800 block of Tulip Drive in Gainesville, but the occupants got out without injury, authorities said.

April 10, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville parks department proposes increased budget

As it looks to expand recreational opportunities, renovate park facilities and increase staff, the Gainesville Parks and Recreation Department has proposed a $5.261 million budget for the 2015 fiscal year.

April 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Emerging partnership benefits local housing programs

A partnership between the Gainesville Nonprofit Development Foundation and Habitat for Humanity of Hall County to build and rehabilitate homes and neighborhoods across Gainesville is beginning to pay big dividends.

April 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Camp Merrill debate alive in US House

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville argued Wednesday before the House Armed Service Committee for control of Camp Frank D. Merrill near Dahlonega to be transferred from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to the Department of Defense.

April 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lanier Plaza business owners oppose redevelopment

Aurelio Guzman has fond childhood memories of the El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant on Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville.

April 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ex-jailers, former inmates enter mediation

Two former Hall County Sheriff's Office employees have entered into mediation with three then-inmates alleging civil rights violations in a Dec. 22, 2010, incident at the jail.

April 10, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Badge and Bar: Trial date set on child sex trafficking charges

A tentative May trial date has been set for three Gainesville residents accused in a child sex trafficking case in Hall County Superior Court.

April 10, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


UNG-Gainesville project brings students, seniors together

It may seem an odd pairing: College students, from the nearby University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus, showing older adults at the Senior Life Center how to bowl digitally.

April 10, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local




Family increases reward to $10K in missing person case

Thomas Funk of Gainesville has been missing since Oct. 1, 2011, and his family and the Hall County Sheriff's Office want answers.

April 09, 2014 | | Local


Double-wide damaged in early morning fire

A mobile home was damaged by a fire early Wednesday but the residents escaped safely.

April 09, 2014 | From staff reports | Local




Luncheon pays tribute to Gainesville native Mike Banks

Mike Banks, a Gainesville native and banker, was honored by the University of North Georgia on Tuesday during a luncheon at the Lanier Technical College Forsyth Conference Center in Cumming.

April 09, 2014 | BY CRYSTAL LEDFORD Times regional staff | Local


Virtual education offers options for students, parents

Customized, personalized education was the common theme as parents gathered to learn more about an online learning option for their children.

April 09, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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