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Joan Sheffield to retire from Gainesville after 9 years

Gainesville Human Resources Director Joan Sheffield announced her retirement Monday.

"I appreciate the opportunity and job fulfillment my position has provided me. After much thoughtful contemplation, however, I have decided to retire from public service effective Friday, June 26th," Sheffield said. "Gainesville is a great place to be, and I will certainly miss the many relationships I have acquired over these past nine years."

April 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Cleveland traffic upgrades up and running

Traffic and pedestrian improvements to the Cleveland square are finally completed.

April 27, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Your Views: Community best served if county, city can work out plans for old jail

Hall County is a beautiful place to live, work and play because we are blessed with a "community," in the truest sense of the word. Community. Even the word looks good on the page.

April 27, 2009 | | Local


Law Day celebrations include 50 new citizens, Run for Recovery

The legal profession goes far beyond trials in the courtroom, and this year's local Law Day events aim to show that.

April 26, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Religion professor discusses book, finding faith in real life

Barbara Brown Taylor believes that one can find moments of spiritual inspiration in everyday tasks, such as hanging up clothes or making eye contact with a clerk at the grocery store.

April 26, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Seniors working to get fit shouldn’t overdo it at first

Folks of all ages are getting out more as the weather gets warmer and days get longer, but seniors should take care not to overdo it when they exercise.

April 26, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Oakwood clerk sees career blossoming

OAKWOOD - Kim Edge's search for a part-time job, some work to do after raising her children to school age, has turned into something more than she expected.

April 26, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Group honors Sen. Hawkins for Good News Clinic work

State Sen. Lee Hawkins, R-Gainesville, has been honored for his work with the Good News Clinic.

April 26, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Jefferson police chief has tie to U.S. drug czar

JEFFERSON - Washington, D.C., may be nearly 600 miles away from Jefferson, but a top drug official there has a direction connection to the local chief of police.

April 26, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Ex-judge admits role in nanny abuse case

CUMMING - The father of a former Forsyth County Sheriff's deputy has admitted his involvement in a case of reported nanny abuse.

April 26, 2009 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


21-gun salute, roses honor veterans at Confederate Memorial Day

The only clouds appearing in the blue skies over Redwine United Methodist Church on Sunday were the blasts of white smoke after a 21-gun salute by a group of Confederate re-enactors.

April 26, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Candy bomber’ reprises Berlin drop in Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH - Doris Galambos waited 60 years to meet the man who brought her candy from the sky when she was a child in postwar Berlin.

April 26, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville police hit hard by budget cuts

Budget cuts can only go so deep before they draw blood from Gainesville's Police Department.

April 26, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


The Times earns 20 AP awards

The Times won eight first-place awards and 20 overall, more than any newspaper in Georgia of any size, in the annual Georgia Associated Press Association awards.

April 26, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Athens shooting sparks nationwide manhunt

ATHENS - Police still are searching for a University of Georgia marketing professor in the shooting deaths of three people, including his wife, Saturday at a community theater near the college campus.

George Zinkhan III, 57, approached a gathering of the Town and Gown Players performance group at Athens Community Theater at noon and fired multiple times before running away, according to Alan Brown, assistant police chief for Athens-Clarke County.

April 26, 2009 | By Carolyn Crist news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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Tax criticism grows as agreement nears in Hall County

Criticisms are growing as Hall County and area city officials prepare to sign off on an agreement about what projects to fund if voters approve a special purpose local option sales tax in March.

January 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Russell McMurry named new DOT commissioner

Longtime Georgia Department of Transportation executive Russell McMurry was elected Tuesday to be its new commissioner, effective immediately.

January 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville High graduation to take place at City Park

The Gainesville City Board of Education on Tuesday night recognized students for their presentations during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration.

January 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Lula planning meeting hinges on councilwoman’s recovery

Lula City Council has put off a Jan. 28 planning session until Councilwoman Vicky Chambers, who was seriously injured in a Jan. 10 wreck, can participate.

January 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eyes on the Roads: Roads planning group to get 2040 plan update today

The consultant helping the Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Hall County area's lead transportation planning agency, is set to give an MPO committee a status report this morning on the 2040 plan update.

January 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs receives 40 laptops from UnitedHealthcare

For an underserved youth, practicing mathematics or reading skills outside the classroom can be difficult.

January 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Career Coach plans visits to 2 Hall County sites

The Workforce Development Career Coach plans visits within the next week to two sites in Hall County.

January 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Former Gainesville police commander Harold Black dies at 86

After serving his country as a Marine in Korea, Harold G. Black came back to Gainesville and served the community for 32 years.

January 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Woman killed in Sardis Road wreck

A Gainesville woman was ejected from her vehicle and killed Tuesday afternoon after a wreck on Sardis Road.

January 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County Board of Education approves spending $70,000 for calculators

The Hall County Board of Education approved $70,000 Tuesday at its regular meeting for the purchase of classroom calculators.

January 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville City Council OKs tax district funding

Gainesville City Council approved three requests Tuesday for tax allocation district funding.

January 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Legacy Link shows off new Oakwood offices

Legacy Link celebrated its grand opening Tuesday in Oakwood with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours of the building, which offers more space than its predecessor in Gainesville.

January 20, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local




Lanier Islands in talks to draw second hotel

Lanier Islands is hoping to draw a second hotel to the South Hall County resort within 18 months, sales director Mike DiLeone said Tuesday.

January 20, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


MLK Day renews spirit of activism

'I go to the movie and I go downtown

January 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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