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Ask The Times: Records sketchy on racetrack at Gainesville airport

Does anyone remember the sports car races held on the airport grounds in Gainesville in the '60s? Enochee (old Indian word meaning sports car races was the hook) or something like that.

June 05, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County firefighter files suit over 2014 accident

The Hall County firefighters severely injured during a July 22 training accident have begun filing lawsuits in U.S. District Court for damages against the ladder truck manufacturer, Sutphen.

June 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Chick-fil-A will close for 10 days during relocation

Today is the last day for Chick-fil-A patrons in Gainesville to get their chicken sandwich fix until June 17.

June 05, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Jim Mathis to retire as head of North Georgia Community Foundation

When Jim Mathis began as president and chief executive officer of the North Georgia Community Foundation, the nonprofit only had one computer.

June 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Tennessee man charged with armed robbery in Gainesville

A Tennessee man is being held in the Hall County Jail on armed robbery charges after police say he entered a store in the early morning hours Friday and demanded money.

June 05, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Flowery Branch pressing forward with Gainesville Street paving

Flowery Branch city leaders continued Thursday hammering out details on an intergovernmental agreement with Hall County regarding left-hand turn lanes on McEver Road.

June 04, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Man indicted on charges of felony murder, distributing methylone in 2013 case

A man has been indicted and charged with felony murder and the distribution of methylone.

June 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Plans to make city street one-way causing a stir

In years past, when station wagons served as ambulances, passage along narrow Hillcrest Avenue in Gainesville might have been OK.

June 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Number of homeless in Georgia declines, but challenges remain

While the population of individuals living on the street continues to decline in most counties across Georgia, the proportion of homeless veterans and "chronically" homeless people is climbing, according to initial survey results released this week by the Department of Community Affairs.

June 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Man charged with gambling at Gainesville gas station

A Gainesville man was arrested Thursday and charged with keeping a place of gambling at a Browns Bridge Road gas station.

June 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Police say man impersonated federal agent, patted down woman

A man pretended to be a federal agent and patted down a woman on May 23, Gainesville police said.

June 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville police looking for robbery suspect

Gainesville Police are looking for help identifying a robbery suspect who allegedly assaulted a woman on May 24 outside of a Gainesville convenience store.

June 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Badge & Bar: Gainesville councilwoman may testify in murder case

A Gainesville councilwoman is one of four names on a witness list from the defendant's public defender in a murder case.

June 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Politics shift rules: Competing interests sometimes spar over water regulations

The fine line between politics and policy revealed itself in an unusual setting this spring when state lawmakers put an end to the independent authority of the Soil and Water Conservation Commission.

June 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


New senior transportation program could start in December

A primarily volunteer-run, discounted fare-based transportation program serving Hall County's seniors could begin hitting the road in December.

June 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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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


Canada pushes for repeal of US food labeling

United States labeling requirements that force meatpackers to list where animals were born, raised and slaughtered have stirred ire among countries that feel the mandates are discriminatory.

June 26, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


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