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Suspicious object prompts evacuation

A suspicious object found Wednesday afternoon on Broad Street prompted an evacuation but turned out to not be dangerous, Gainesville Police said.

October 13, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Chain-reaction crash injures 3

A chain-reaction crash involving five vehicles Wednesday afternoon on Dawsonville Highway (Ga. 53) near the Forsyth-Hall county line sent three people to area hospitals, authorities said.

October 13, 2010 | JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


Block grant money to help nonprofits

Some of Gainesville's most prominent nonprofit organizations will soon receive money to make it through the next year.

October 12, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Unicoi State Park recognized for ‘green’ effort

Ten years ago, long before the recent "green movement" caught on, the folks at Unicoi State Park were taking a look at how they could reduce waste.

October 12, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Flowery Branch boy recognized for helping in emergency

A 22-month-old Flowery Branch boy was honored Tuesday for aiding his grandmother with a 911 call after she was seriously injured.

October 12, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Blueways, splash parks among residents’ wishes

Swing sets, splash parks and blueways - just a few of the recreation ideas Gainesville residents have on their wish list.

October 12, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Local seniors may not see cost-of-living adjustments

Many local seniors are bracing for yet another Social Security freeze next year.

October 12, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Glades Reservoir backers stress its importance

Water experts working on the Glades Reservoir project answered tough questions from the public and the Hall County Board of Commissioners as they expressed the importance of the reservoir at a special workshop Tuesday morning.

October 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Manhunt ends with burglary suspect’s arrest

A Lawrenceville man suspected of at least 20 burglaries in Northeast Georgia and possibly others in Kentucky, Alabama and Illinois was arrested Monday night after eluding authorities for three weeks.

October 12, 2010 | By Mike Hill mhill@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Retirement benefits may return to Hall County

Employee retirement benefits could be the first thing to be reinstated as Hall County struggles to peel off austerity measures it started almost three years ago to battle the recession.

October 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville council hopes to add more ‘pocket’ parks

Gainesville neighborhoods may see more green space soon.

October 12, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Bell hopes Harvard seminar offers new ideas in water war

Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell is shipping out to Boston on Friday to learn new ways to tackle one of the county's toughest issues - water.

October 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Officials to face public on Glades Reservoir

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will host a public meeting on the progress of the Glades Reservoir after its 9 a.m. work session today.

October 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville airport runway gets fresh asphalt

Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport is getting a small facelift this week.

October 12, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Truett-McConnell to add dorm, expand dining hall, classroom building

Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland plans a major expansion on its campus, totalling about $8 million.

October 11, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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More unemployed residents set to lose their food stamp benefits

Nearly 200 Hall County residents have lost their food stamp benefits since the beginning of the year after a work requirement was reinstated.

April 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Rape kits now being submitted to GBI regardless of investigation's status

Ahead of a bill signed by Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday, some 160 rape kits have been sent by Gainesville and Hall County law enforcement ...

April 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Atlanta Street public housing residents struggle to find affordable homes with vouchers

The move from Atlanta Street is proving to be a mixed blessing for several single mothers.

April 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Health care fields most popular for Hall County Schools' Honors Mentorship Program

Health care and education made up nearly half of the presentations at Hall County Schools' Honors Mentorship Night on Wednesday. More than 60 students presented ...

April 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Abandoned North Forsyth subdivision saga coming to close with demolition

The demolition of a long-ago abandoned and unfinished subdivision in North Forsyth County could be completed soon, though some headaches will remain for county officials.

April 27, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Gainesville City Schools cafeterias perfect on inspections

The cafeterias for Gainesville City Schools have received perfect scores on their annual health inspections for the first time in more than 10 years, the ...

April 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville High to join pilot program with Comcast, GPB

"Gainesville's TV station" could be the result of a pilot project that will involve audio and video technology students from Gainesville High School. That ...

April 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Flowery Branch names new interim solicitor to represent city

A South Hall resident who practices law in Lawrenceville was named Flowery Branch's interim solicitor Wednesday morning.

April 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Water, Glades’ fate flow at GOP debate among Hall commission candidates

Water is life. In Hall County, it's also money.

April 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Student spending: Hall, Gainesville below state, national averages

Georgia spends less per student than the national average, Georgia Department of Education spokesman Matt Cardoza said. And Hall County and Gainesville schools fall below ...

April 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville teacher among 10 finalists for Georgia Teacher of the Year award

Heather McConnell, special education teacher at Gainesville Middle School, is one of the 10 finalists for the 2017 Georgia Teacher of the Year award.

April 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens announces campaign to ‘unmask’ sex traffickers

With Atlanta as one of the largest centers of sex trafficking in the country, Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens announced Tuesday a campaign to target ...

April 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Woman, pet attacked by pack of dogs

Carly Sharec and her nearly 9-year-old miniature Schnauzer, Bowser, were out for their morning walk just after 8:30 a.m. Saturday when a pack ...

April 26, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local




U.S. Rep. Doug Collins sets up meeting with Windstream over customer service concerns

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, said in a statement Tuesday that he will meet with Windstream officials on May 9 to discuss the company ...

April 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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