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Authorities trying to curb graffiti vandalism

No more pencils and no more books.

June 07, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Class Notes: Brenau interior design students to show works at High Museum

Eight graduating Brenau University students of interior design will have their work featured at the High Museum of Art this week.

June 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Alt-fuel vehicles roadshow goes on in wake of new fee, credit cut

This year's statewide tour of environmentally friendly vehicles, starting with a June 15 stop in Gainesville, has a less-than-amicable cloud hanging over it.

June 07, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


More details emerge in search for Lanier Tech relocation

More details are trickling out about the search for land to relocate Lanier Technical College, with sites now narrowed to six choices within Hall County.

June 07, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Proposed Flowery Branch budget includes employee raises, new council software

Flowery Branch residents have two more opportunities to discuss the city's upcoming budget and property tax, with Fiscal Year 2016 set to begin July 1.

June 07, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Meals on Wheels hits milestone

Thursdays are great days for Jaime Chapman.

June 07, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Downtown Gainesville strategic plan entering final stages of development

Developing a strategic plan to both spur and manage growth in downtown Gainesville has been on the wishlist of city officials since 2012, when a comprehensive plan for the entire city's growth was approved, revealing that downtown needed its own identity and goals.

June 07, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Trial costs rack up quickly in felony cases

When prosecutors seek the death penalty, a book with hundreds of motions kicks in that draws out a case for months, costing taxpayers thousands.

June 07, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Rhoades shares passion for accessible vehicles

Kristina Rhoades knows firsthand the benefits of an MV-1.

June 07, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


New course selection process for Gainesville students is more personalized

Students attending Gainesville Middle School, Gainesville High School Ninth Grade Center and Gainesville High School in the fall have a different process of selecting their elective courses this year.

June 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


WWII fighter pilot, a Riverside grad, to get June 18 burial at Arlington

In April 13, 1945, Lt. John W. Herb would step for the final time into his fighter-bomber - the same P-51D Mustang where he once stood on the wing, smiling broadly with goggles in hand as he posed for a picture.

World War II was nearly done, with Nazi Germany just a few weeks from surrender and Europe in tatters. But that didn't stop Allied attack missions, including the one Herb, a 1940 graduate of Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, took part in as part of 368th Fighter Squadron, based out of East Wretham, England.

June 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Unease arises over housing redevelopments despite opportunity for change

Plans to redevelop several public and affordable apartment complexes in Gainesville underscore the city's improving commercial and residential market, but the trend also causes a sense of unease for low-income individuals who call these places home.

June 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Motorcyclist dies in Buford wreck

Gwinnett police say a motorcyclist trying to pass a car in front of him was killed Saturday morning when he collided with another automobile.

June 06, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Master Gardeners invite the public into their own backyards

Several hundred people attended the 2015 Garden Walk on Saturday that consisted of gardens spanning across Hall County.

June 06, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Irrigation system donated to Northeast Georgia History Center

"I'm too old for this!" said Lori Knuteson, laughing while she dug a trench in the soil of the victory garden at the Northeast Georgia History Center.

June 05, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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Charitable fund set up in honor of Gus Whalen

A fund has been set up in memory of business and civic leader Gus Whalen, who died Sunday.

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Local AME church hosts vigil for Charleston shooting victims

While the destructive actions of one person can upset a nation, local residents sought to show that the unifying action of prayer is a more powerful force than any individual.

June 24, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Flowery Branch approves zoning for fireworks sales

Flowery Branch City Council members approved an ordinance Wednesday clarifying where certain fireworks sales establishments can hold business, but it wasn't without some reluctance.

June 24, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


North Forsyth woman arrested for Sunday’s hit-and-run incident

June 24, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


New, wider Clarks Bridge opens

The resurgent Lake Lanier Olympic Venue now has a shiny new bridge on its doorstep.

June 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students in summer class at UNG for high school credit

While other kids their age enjoy time by the pool or engage in other summertime fun, 88 students participating in the Steps to College program are spending their summer hitting the books as a part of an enrichment program at the Gainesville campus of the University of North Georgia.

June 23, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Police: Elderly man in electric scooter, others arrested in alleged Wal-Mart TV theft

An elderly man on an electric scooter allegedly aided two other suspects in stealing a 50-inch flat screen television from Wal-Mart early Monday, Oakwood Police said.

June 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Free meals will still be available at some schools through July

June is coming to a close, and so are many lunchrooms in Hall County and Gainesville schools.

June 23, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Bill in Congress would boost Amtrak funding

Amtrak, which has had a longtime presence in Hall County, could get a serious funding boost if a bill now moving through Congress eventually passes.

June 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eyes on the Road: Clarks Bridge could open Wednesday afternoon

The new Clarks Bridge could open Wednesday afternoon but no later than Thursday, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

June 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man escapes smoking passenger van

A man smelled smoke Tuesday afternoon while driving and exited the van before it was in flames, fire officials said.

June 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Coroner: Atlanta Street man killed by gunshot wound to head

A Gainesville man killed at the Atlanta Street Apartments June 15 suffered a gunshot wound to the head, Hall County Coroner Marion Merck said Tuesday.

June 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


The Local Agenda: Hall board set to vote on development, Civil Service change

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will vote on several items Thursday that have been materializing for awhile, including a proposed mixed-use development on Friendship Road and changes to the Civil Service Act.

June 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lot could alleviate UNG parking problems at Gainesville campus

Students have been complaining about the parking options at the Gainesville campus of the University of North Georgia for several years, but their troubles may soon be over thanks to an existing park-and-ride lot off Exit 17 of Interstate 985.

June 22, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Four indicted in case involving Buford man’s death

Four people accused by Gwinnett County Police of racing down a Buford road in April 2014 were indicted Wednesday in the death of a 24-year-old Buford man.

June 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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