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Helipad policy up in the air

Home helipads may seem more at home in a movie than in Hall County, but the Hall County Board of Commissioners is considering adding regulations in the zoning code for private airfields.

October 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Humane Society celebrates its new name, mission

Sure, they may bark and be a little too hyper every now and then, but there is a special bond between a dog and its owner that is impossible to describe.

October 24, 2009 | BY Jennifer Messer jmesser@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Lake group’s annual meeting set for Tuesday

The 1071 Coalition is pressing ahead with its second annual meeting Tuesday at Lake Lanier Islands despite a last-minute shuffle in keynote speakers.

October 24, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Indian Festival honors heritage through dance, crafts

Two months before his lung cancer diagnosis in 2006, Paul Eddy pondered holding an annual festival in Hall County celebrating Native American traditions.

October 24, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia man agrees to return $2 million

Covington - A former Covington resident entered a guilty plea Friday and agreed to pay $2 million to local investors who accused him of luring them into a complicated Ponzi scheme.

October 24, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


High Museum gets 300 works of art

Atlanta - The High Museum of Art has acquired 300 new works recently, including the museum's first paintings by Pierre Auguste Renoir.

October 24, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


Fire damages Ga. chicken plant

Perry - Houston County officials say heated tar from a roof repair started a fire at a chicken processing plant near Perry.

October 24, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


County’s 17th rabies case confirmed

Hall County - Gainesville-Hall Animal Control has confirmed the county's 17th rabies case of the year after contact between a rabid skunk and a dog on Thursdays in the Shoal Creek Road area.

October 24, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Police seek 2 men from morning armed robbery

Gainesville - Gainesville police are looking for two men who tried to rob a business owner at gunpoint Friday morning.

October 24, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Walkers in Breast Cancer 3-Day fundraiser start journey at Lake Lanier Islands

One person is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes in the United States.

October 24, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hoschton getting new cruisers

HOSCHTON - The Hoschton Police Department may soon patrol the city streets in two new, fully equipped cruisers.

October 24, 2009 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Citizens group offers thanks with gifts, food, cash to sheriff’s office workers

Joe Groover was floored when he was presented with his gift for 2009 Officer of the Year.

October 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Prices at the pump take a fall leap

Some may have noticed that the price of gasoline spiked this week, almost overnight.

October 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville's public safety building on schedule

Despite all the rain in recent months, construction at the site of Gainesville's future Public Safety Facility is going along just swimmingly.

October 24, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Up all night: Read-A-Thon raises money for literacy

Some marathons don't require months of athletic training.

October 24, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


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Spraygrounds require regular checking of chemical levels

Kayla Spurlock watched Monday afternoon as her daughter enjoyed the sprayground at Laurel Park. She takes Violet, who is 18 months old, about once a week to the area where she can play in the water spraying up from the ground.

June 29, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Gainesville school board approves 2016 budget

After a few budget amendments, the Gainesville City Board of Education approved the fiscal year 2016 budget at its regular meeting Monday.

June 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Walters re-elected chairman of ports authority board

Gainesville businessman Jim Walters was re-elected Monday as chairman of the board of directors for the Georgia Ports Authority.

June 29, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Fire destroys North Hall home

A North Hall home was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon.

June 29, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Man in serious condition after hit-and-run on Clarks Bridge Road

A Gainesville man, known locally as "Country," is still in serious condition at the hospital after he was hit Thursday night by a car on Clarks Bridge Road.

June 29, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Class Notes: University of North Georgia supporting meal program in July

Free meals will be provided through the remainder of the summer across North Georgia thanks to help from the University of North Georgia.

June 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


New hotel fee brings big hurt to low- and fixed-income guests

The tired eyes of Justin Biggerstaff grew more weary when he learned that he'll soon be paying an extra $5 per night for his family, which includes three young kids, to stay at the Gainesville Inn and Suites on Jesse Jewell Parkway over the next month or so while he seeks permanent housing.

June 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Veterans enjoy Lake Lanier getaway

Soon it would be time for the veterans to climb on planes and return home to their everyday lives.

June 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lakeview's Kennedy signs 5-year contract, plans for future

After five years as Lakeview Academy's head of school, John Kennedy is planning at least five more.

June 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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


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