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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


Weekend to focus on student success

The Grady Young Foundation plans to hold its Fifth Annual Memorial Weekend today through Sunday.

March 24, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Lisa Clark, husband go on TV show

Convicted sex offender Lisa Clark and her 17-year-old husband appeared in a nationally televised interview Thursday morning to profess their love and desire to regain custody of their 2-year-old child.

March 24, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Waffle House victimized by 3 robbers, 1 with gun

A Waffle House clerk was robbed at gunpoint early Wednesday morning, Gainesville Police said.

March 23, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


3 injured in Spout Springs wreck

One person was airlifted with critical injuries after a two-car accident in South Hall this afternoon, officials said.

March 23, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Dental work may contain lead

First, it was the tainted pet food. Then the lead-contaminated toys. Now, the latest consumer scare from China involves something you may already have in your mouth.

March 23, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Woman killed when Trailblazer hits power pole

A 57 year-old Forsyth County resident died Tuesday when her 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer left Ga. 369 and struck a power pole.

March 23, 2008 | | Local


Kid Rock gives Waffle House a good name

DULUTH - Trouble seems to follow Kid Rock, but on Tuesday the rocker took part in an effort of good will by making an appearance at Waffle House in Duluth.

March 23, 2008 | Ashley Bates | Local


Sheriff’s deputies kill two rabid animals

Hall County Sheriff's deputies shot and killed two rabid animals in Hall County last week.

March 23, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Seasons on Lanier residents want high-end retail, not gas station

GAINESVILLE - An army of Seasons on Lake Lanier residents won their first battle against an Atlanta developer who has proposed building a gas station next to their upscale subdivision.

March 23, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Police search for 3 men in taxi robbery

Gainesville police are looking for three men, in connection with a Tuesday robbery in the area of Westhaven Drive.

March 23, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Volunteers distribute surplus food

Shirley Harrison calls the distribution of surplus food "a blessing."

Harrison was one of hundreds lining up at the U.S. Army Reserve Center on Shallowford Road for a box or bag containing a few basic staples for people who qualify.

March 23, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Concert earns Gainesville runner-up diversity title

The Gainesville Multicultural Committee and the city of Gainesville have been recognized by the National League of Cities for their efforts to promote diversity.

During a breakfast luncheon Monday morning in Washington, D.C., as part of the League of Cities' annual conference, Mayor Myrtle Figueras accepted the runner-up title for the Cultural Diversity Award for cities 25,000-100,000 in population size.

March 22, 2008 | Kristen Morales | Local


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Smith only qualifier for Lula's special election

Just one person qualified last week for a special election next month to replace Norman Harrop on the Lula City Council.

April 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Women’s careers change slowly

Women have made strides in many career areas, but it's still tough to break into some, including science, technology, engineering and math.

April 12, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Fewer low-level offenders going to jail, statistics show

It may be too soon to tout a lowered re-offending rate or a quantifiable dollar amount saved to taxpayers, but a reverberation of statewide criminal justice reform is being noted by one local entity: the Hall County Correctional Institute.

April 12, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Brenau dedicates iconic fountain to longtime university supporter

The iconic fountain on Brenau University's front lawn is restored and now dedicated to one of Brenau's longtime figures.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Campaigns may rake up even more money under new rules

A recent Supreme Court ruling allows individuals to donate to any number of federal candidates they want and promises to pour millions more dollars into an election system already swamped in money.

April 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Animal shelter works to raise funds, awareness

Wagging tails, barking, laughter and smiles were found on the Gainesville square Saturday as the Hall County Animal Shelter held the first Mutts On Main fundraising event.

April 12, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Coinciding cleaning events beautify county

Under a clear weekend sky, volunteers on land and water did some spring cleaning to make Hall County a bit more pristine.

April 12, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Deal to sign criminal justice bill at Gainesville event

Gov. Nathan Deal will sign the third phase of his criminal justice reforms today at Antioch Baptist Church in Gainesville.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Fifth fire in 3 days destroys North Hall home

Fire destroyed a house Saturday afternoon, causing $150,000 in damage, not including the contents.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Shred Day raises money for Relay for Life

The Times held a Shred Day event Friday in Gainesville to benefit Hall County Relay for Life. The public was invited to bring their documents to be shredded and to offer a donation. The Times Relay for Life team also will host a community yard sale at The Times from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. April 26. Residents interested in participating can rent a space for $20, with proceeds from space rentals going to Relay. Participants will need to provide their own tables. For more information or to reserve a space for the yard sale, call Dana Erwin ...

April 12, 2014 | | Local


Fire destroys shop

A fire Friday night at a personal shop in the 5600 block of Raintree Trace caused $70,000 of damage to the structure and contents, authorities said.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


UNG club sponsors event to support LGBT community

Students at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus gathered Friday to silently support members of the school's LGBT community.

April 12, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Local


Drug court graduates do well, statistics show

Hall County's drug court program is an alternative to incarceration for drug offenders. Successful completion ensures there is never a conviction on their record.

April 12, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Rabid raccoon found Friday

A rabies alert has been issued for the Persimmon Tree Road area of North Hall County after a rabid raccoon came in contact with a dog.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


School resource officers brush up on safety protocol

When the kids are away, school resource officers get in their training.

April 12, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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