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Taser maker issues advisory

The foil-covered targets used by law enforcement agencies for the trademarked Taser-brand electric shock guns have a bull's-eye on the chest area of a human silhouette.

October 29, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Deal says water meeting 'is a beginning'

While a meeting between lawmakers from Georgia, Florida and Alabama did not end the tri-state water wars Wednesday morning, U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Gainesville, said it was a start.

October 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Corps’ dock permit lottery excites select few

BUFORD - With her hopes high, Diane Teaver drove to Buford on Wednesday morning, stopped at Starbuck's Coffee and settled in at a meeting room at the Spring Hill Suites Hotel.

October 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Centennial shows off for state educators

A bus load of educators from across the state stopped at Centennial Arts Academy to get a look a what's working in Georgia schools.

October 29, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Dawsonville: New Gas station planned for Ga. 400

Officials with RaceTrac convenience stores are putting the finishing touches on a site plan for a new gas station along Ga. 400.

October 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hoschton city clerk resigns

HOSCHTON - Several city officials confirmed Wednesday that Hoschton City Clerk Kristen Mahan has resigned her post.

October 28, 2009 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


College students seeking knowledge across nation, globe

These days, dental student Kaley Peek spends much of her time indoors studying.

October 28, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Local tech schools leading the surge in enrollment

Allen Johnston knew exactly what he wanted to do after he lost one of his jobs - hit the books.

October 28, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Regions to close 121 branches

A Regions Bank branch in Gainesville is one of 121 Regions branches that will close early next year.

October 28, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Child serves as key eyewitness to Oct. 5 shooting

A 7-year-old boy re-enacted for police a fatal shooting he said he witnessed at a Gainesville public housing project, according to court testimony Wednesday.

October 28, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Lumpkin's Steve Gooch wins seat on DOT board

Steve Gooch, the former chairman of the Lumpkin County Commission, was elected as the third person to serve out the rest of a five-year term representing the state's 9th Congressional District on the state Department of Transportation board.

October 28, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


DOT exec reflects on completed I-985 improvements

OAKWOOD - Traveling to see Russell McMurry speak Tuesday morning got a lot easier thanks to just-finished improvements he has overseen the past three years.

October 27, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


EMC wants to test your knowledge

Students with a little math and science know-how could earn themselves a free trip to the nation's capital.

October 27, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County: Government offices, libraries to close Friday for furlough day

Hall County government offices will be closed Friday for a monthly county-mandated furlough day.

October 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville: Girl found OK after leaving ballet practice

A 12-year-old girl was recovered safe and sound Tuesday night after being reported missing from a ballet class on the Brenau University campus.

October 27, 2009 | From staff 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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