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Class Notes: New Barrow school superintendent has ties to Hall County

Chris McMichael will soon step into the role of Barrow County Schools Superintendent.

June 23, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Homeowner to sue Hall for damage

For several years, Gainesville resident Don Stroud and his wife have looked out the window of their home on the corner of Pine Valley and Walter Stover roads to see an eyesore.

June 23, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man arrested after death of shooting victim

A Gainesville shooting victim is now dead and a suspect has been arrested, both nearly three weeks after the initial incident.

June 23, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville's new school leader ready to be part of community

It's 4 a.m., and Wanda Creel is awake.

June 22, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall County budget scuffle: More money, more dissent

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will vote on a 2015 fiscal year budget Thursday, but getting to this point has been trying for county staff, commissioners and residents.

June 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Vicious pets aren’t the only threat to animal control officers

Stepping over crushed beer and soda cans, animal control field supervisor Joey Robinson knocked on the front flap of a tent with his catch pole. He's been called to perform a welfare check on a dog, wagging his tail a few feet behind him, as no one emerges from the tent.

June 22, 2014 | By Nick Watson nwatson@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


June Jam features music, fun for a good cause

The 7th annual Mitch Farmer June Jam kicked off Saturday afternoon with something new - 15-year-old Barron King's animation dance routine to a couple of electronic dance mixes. The charity event's goals, however, are the same as when local realtor Farmer started it in 2007, with this year's profits going to the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Hall and Dawson counties. CASA provides legal advocates for child victims of physical, sexual or emotional abuse. When Farmer died in December 2009 from a congenital heart defect, his friends and family carried on the June concerts. "His legacy is carried ...

June 21, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


A big welcome for those in uniform

Being moved city to city as a military family is hard enough; being stationed in Gainesville is arguably harder. Without a military base for families to live on, many of these families find it hard to relate to civilian friends.

June 21, 2014 | By Alexandra Smith The Times | Local


Brenau Downtown Center doubles as public events site

Brenau's Downtown Center, formerly the Georgia Mountains Center, is keeping with the tradition of the building's prior use and opening its new facilities to the public.

June 21, 2014 | By Audrey Williams The Times | Local


Times takes 6 top AP awards including best website

The Times won six first-place awards, including Public Service and best website, in the Associated Press Media Editors annual contest.

June 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Swimmers go splashing for a world mark

Thirty-four local swimmers and three instructors went swimming Friday in Flowery Branch to try to set a Guinness World Record and promote swim safety.

June 21, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


Gainesville man indicted in grandmother’s death

A Hall County grand jury has indicted a Gainesville man on charges of murder in the May death of his grandmother.

June 21, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Pearl Harbor survivor Mack Abbott dies

Gainesville has lost one of its heroes.

June 21, 2014 | Savannah King | Local


GBI investigating jail sergeant accused of punching inmate

A Hall County jail sergeant fired Tuesday following accusations he punched an inmate in the stomach is now under investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigations.

June 21, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Gainesville woman charged with murder after stabbing

A Gainesville couple's argument led to murder charges Friday following a June 13 incident outside their West Avenue house.

June 21, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


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Former pro golfer, GHS star athlete Valentine dies at 64

Former star Gainesville and University of Georgia athlete and pro golfer Tommy Valentine died Saturday after a long battle with cancer. He was 64.

July 14, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Parents, experts weigh factors in picking day care

The state Department of Early Care and Learning announced Friday that Discovering Basics day care in Clermont would have its license revoked, leaving parents whose kids attend the center scrambling for alternatives.

July 13, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Picking the best day care a parental priority

After two years of paperwork, a star has landed in Gainesville.

July 13, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Social media posts often used to screen jurors

Online social media profiles have become a seamless extension of our real-world personalities. But with broader access to sharing your life and personality via the Internet come implications, including with the criminal justice system.

July 13, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


The circus came to town

Titus Smith, 6, pets "Runaway" on Saturday after riding her at the Loomis Bros. Circus at Chicopee Agricultural Center. David and Ashley Smith of Buford, with youngest son Gage, 1, are in the background. The circus featured acrobats, clowns, aerialists, thrill acts and animal acts including elephants and Bengal and white Siberian tigers. "We hope to come back next year," said spokesperson Erik Scott. "The response was pretty good."

July 13, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


Hall's price tag mounting for Glades Reservoir

With the delay of a draft environmental impact statement, costs continue mounting with no end in sight for the proposed Glades Reservoir.

July 13, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


1 week left to vote early in runoff

With one week of advance voting left, more than 1,000 Hall County voters have cast ballots in the runoff set for July 22.

July 12, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Tears, smiles when girl with Williams syndrome sees new room

Stepping out of the limousine, Callie Truelove greeted the "paparazzi" trying to catch a glimpse of her. More than 100 people, armed with smartphones and digital cameras, waited as the 11-year-old emerged.

July 12, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


After first year, drug-monitoring program needs new funds to stay alive

As the Georgia painkiller-monitoring system became a year old, there is uncertainty as to whether it will be around to see its second birthday.

July 12, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Tax on lake vacation rentals still a problem

Hall County is still having difficulty collecting the hotel/motel tax due from vacation rental properties on Lake Lanier.

July 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall authorities seek missing 9-year-old

Hall County law enforcement authorities are seeking a missing 9-year-old boy.

July 12, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local




Women learn to construct a new life

Donning pink and yellow hard hats, a group of 11 women sported a distinctly different look than most graduating classes at commencement.

July 12, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Kids learn healthy habits, swimming at day camp

For 11-year-old Ethan Payne, the best part of day camp is getting to "move and groove."

July 12, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Costs rising to replace 2 Hall County bridges

Costs have increased more than 20 percent in two key Hall County bridge replacement projects.

July 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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