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Enota, Centennial leaders plan separate traffic flow for car riders

With more than 1,500 students in two schools sharing one campus, Gainesville City School System officials had to develop some traffic solutions.

July 30, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Enota, Centennial ready for ‘adventure’

The students, faculty and staff at two Gainesville elementary schools begin classes Wednesday with an unusual challenge - sharing a campus.

July 30, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Which tests matter most this year for your student

All public school students in third grade and above take the Georgia Milestones tests.

July 30, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


School systems clearly define rules against bullying

Whether students feel safe at school can affect their ability to succeed, and officials in Gainesville and Hall County school systems say they work on student safety in many areas, including bullying.

July 30, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Officials urge patience as school bus drivers learn routes

As more than 25,000 students in Gainesville and Hall County get ready to board school buses for a new year, officials offer tips for students and their parents to make the experience smooth.

July 30, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Every school has a nurse to keep students healthy and ready to learn

School nurses help when an illness, injury or chronic condition affects a student's ability to learn.

July 30, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


School counselors serve as guides at ‘the hub of the school’

As she gets ready for her 30th and likely final year as a counselor at East Hall High School, Leigh Cumiskey expects it to be another active year of meetings with students and parents to help with academic goals and personal issues.

July 30, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Gun seller’s asset forfeiture nightmare inspires federal legislation

Almost $1 million was drained from Andrew Clyde's bank account on a Friday in 2013 as he worked in his store.

July 30, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville, Hall law enforcement agencies struggle to fill ranks

It's hard to say no to almost $10,000 more per year, and Hall County's law enforcement leaders know it.

July 30, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local




Hall Animal Shelter’s mobile adoption trailer takes pets on the road

A 20-foot trailer will be traveling around with cuddly cargo in tow as part of the Hall County Animal Shelter's mobile adoption effort.

July 29, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Diplomas for 2 generations: Woman earns GED two months after daughter’s high school graduation

In May, Blanca de Jesus Ruiz Lopez enjoyed an opportunity most parents look forward to for years - watching her daughter, Astrid Torres, walk across the stage to receive her high school diploma.

July 29, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Family Promise to begin child care program for families in transition

For families in transition, efforts to find a job can often be hindered by the need for child care.

July 29, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


New Forsyth Goodwill store hiring

July 29, 2017 | | Local


County closing in on rights of way needed to expand sewer

To extend its sewer lines up Ga. 365, Hall County is considering condemning land owned by Wayne Wilson Pottery in Lula.

July 29, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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A healing haven: Good News Clinics celebrates 25 years of free health care

Good News Clinics in Gainesville has become a rock in recent days for Pam Cofer.

August 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riders saddle up for tough trails in Extreme Cowboy Race at Chicopee Ag Center

It was a day for Wild West riders Saturday when the Georgia State Championship Extreme Cowboy Race came to the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center in ...

August 12, 2017 | By Kaylee Martin kmartin@gainesvilletimes.com | Local




Cleaning up Lake Lanier a pricey project for sewer officials

Sewer and water utilities are trying to come up with creative ways to dull the pain of Clean Water Act restrictions on Lake Lanier set ...

August 12, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Don’t eclipse your eyesight; take precautions to view celestial event

While there is a lot of excitement surrounding the total solar eclipse that will cross into North Georgia on Aug. 21, many have expressed concerns ...

August 12, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Gainesville airport manager Palmer to step down at end of August

After a five-year tour as manager of Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville, Terry Palmer is leaving the post at the end of the month.

August 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall County appeals marinas’ tax ruling to state Supreme Court

The Hall County Board of Tax Assessors is appealing a Superior Court ruling regarding five companies' shoreline properties and their tax assessments, arguing a 2016 ...

August 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville officials want to buy land, build pond to improve Midtown Greenway

Gainesville officials are embracing a $2.8 million watershed improvement project in midtown Gainesville that also promises to enhance the Midtown Greenway trail and eliminate ...

August 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Plans advance for downtown Gainesville condos

Prospective buyers of luxury condos to be built on the square in downtown Gainesville are encouraged to get on the waiting list as design plans ...

August 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Ask the Times: Statues of presidents made of marble

What do those big white statues in Gainesville by the downtown square consist of?

August 11, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Riverside honors Strickland, Bagwell at Sandy Beaver Awards banquet

Two men were honored Thursday night for their strong business leadership and generosity to the community in a dinner that continues that legacy of generosity ...

August 10, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Hall County OKs last piece of sewer project

The last major piece of Hall County's sewer expansion into North Hall was approved Thursday night by the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

August 10, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Shaw Carter remembered: Gainesville, world 'has lost a bright light’

Family and friends remembered Shaw Carter for his humor and ability to "take everything in stride" while battling a heart condition that led to a ...

August 10, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Howard chosen Gainesville’s new Main Street manager

Gainesville native Kristen Howard is stepping into the position of Main Street manager for Gainesville.

August 10, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Castillo found guilty in Tadmore Park shooting, gets life in prison

Following an hour of deliberations Thursday, a jury convicted Saul Castillo on all counts in the Father's Day 2013 fatal shooting at Tadmore Park ...

August 10, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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