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Meet your government: Official delights in diversity

Dave Moody has been an educator for more than 17 years, but he said the past five years directing elementary education in Hall County schools have been the best.

December 27, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Organization recognizes Lanier Tech for HVAC program

Lanier Technical College recently received recognition from a national accrediting organization.

December 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Booster seats safe, group says

A recent report on booster seat safety has caused confusion and undue concern for parents, the nation's largest child safety advocacy group says.

December 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Braselton bonds get A- rating

BRASELTON - The town of Braselton received an A- bond rating from Standard & Poor's on its water and sewer revenue bonds, which will fund several town projects in the next two to three years.

December 27, 2009 | BY KATIE DUNN and CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


H1N1 flu flies under feds’ radar

When it comes to the H1N1 virus there are several unknowns. However, one thing is for sure: The number of confirmed cases are "significantly" underreported.

December 27, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Y2K plus 10: Is fear of crash past?

Despite the preparations, doomsday scenarios had many stocking up on bottled water and making sure they had cash on hand and a full tank of gas in the car.

December 27, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville adds marketing to its 2010 to-do list

The new year will usher in a new function of Gainesville government as the city takes on its own tourism marketing and control of downtown revival.

December 26, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hooper ends 32-year career with Gainesville Police

Frank Hooper has lived with the Gainesville Police Department his whole life.

December 26, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Foster parents open homes, hearts to hundreds

As most children are tinkering with their new Christmas toys, some children in Hall County still are hoping for a home.

December 26, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hoschton OKs lights for park trail, playing fields

JEFFERSON - Hoschton will be getting a new gas station and its newest park will have a lighted walking trail and playing fields now that the county commission has given its OK to both.

December 26, 2009 | By Claire Miller cmiller@clickthepaper.com | Local


Hard work pays off for student

The Junior ROTC program at local high schools can provide students with much more than discipline and focus. It can also lead to big college scholarships.

December 25, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Clergy put in long hours to prepare for Christmas services

For most, Christmas is a chance to take time off work and relax with friends and family.

December 25, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


New rights center director fights for underprivileged

Sara Totonchi has grown accustomed to fighting for the underdog.

December 25, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Marines deliver gifts to tots spending holiday in hospital

Children spending Christmas in the hospital got a little more holiday cheer this year.

December 25, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


2 men plan to appeal terror sentences

ATLANTA - The two men sentenced to prison earlier this month for aiding terror groups by sending video of U.S. landmarks abroad have filed a notice to appeal.

December 25, 2009 | From staff and wire reports | 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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