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Jaycees honor young leaders

Two young leaders were honored Thursday by the Gainesville Jaycees at its annual Young Man and Young Woman of the Year awards.

February 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Video shows boy driving buses

The 13-year-old Flowery Branch boy who took a couple of Hall County school buses for a spin around a bus shop parking lot has become a news media sensation. Or at least his driving has.

February 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Boys and Girls Clubs award student

Hall County's Boys and Girls Clubs announced their Youth of the Year winner Friday afternoon.

February 27, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Sheriff offers rewards for information that leads to the arrest of a burglar

In the continuing battle against a climbing burglary rate, Hall County Sheriff's officials are hoping cash can loosen some lips.

February 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Students want laptops, digital books in class

Hall County school board members gave students the chance to sound off on technology's progress in the classroom at Friday evening's board retreat.

February 27, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Three convicted in robbery

In one instant, a Gainesville woman's sense of security in her home was shattered.

February 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Man charged in fiery fatal crash on I-985

A Gainesville man has been charged in connection with a fiery Sunday morning crash on Interstate 985 that left two Flowery Branch men dead.

February 25, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


University system looks to cut $565 million

Two area colleges have been directed to make more than $7.5 million in combined cuts to meet state legislators' budget demands.

February 25, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Commissioners vote for Nopone Road library

Despite objections from Clermont residents, the Hall County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 Thursday to build the North Hall library at Nopone Road.

February 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Protest held outside detention center

About 50 people gathered outside an immigration detention center in midtown Gainesville Thursday to protest immigration policies they said lead to broken families and undue hardships for working people.

February 25, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Woman sentenced for stealing from Hall County

A Gainesville woman pleaded guilty this week to stealing more than $6,000 from the Hall County Tax Commissioner's office while employed there in 2006.

February 25, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


H1N1 down during flu’s ‘peak season’

Health experts predicted that the H1N1 season would peak in January or February, but so far that hasn't happened.

February 25, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Jackson County officials aim to put new sales tax on ballot this year

JEFFERSON - If things go as planned, Jackson County voters will have the opportunity to approve a new special purpose local option sales tax during elections in July.

February 25, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Academy's students, parents celebrate diversity through food, entertainment

More than 300 Lakeview Academy students, family and staff were treated to an intercultural culinary celebration Thursday night.

February 25, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Gainesville Councilwoman clears air on skateboarding ordinance

Gainesville's City Council will make its final decision regarding an ordinance banning skateboarding on sidewalks and public squares Tuesday, but before they do, Councilwoman Myrtle Figueras wants to make sure residents understand the meaning of the ordinance.

February 25, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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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


Gillsville street improvements now underway

An eye cast toward busy Ga. 52, which cuts through tiny Gillsville on the Hall-Banks County line, Melissa Grizzle said the heavy sidewalk construction in front of her restaurant hasn't hurt business.

June 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County school board approves final 2016 budget

The Hall County school board approved its fiscal year 2016 budget at its meeting Monday night, including a slight increase in the millage rate.

June 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall officials looking at bigger budget plan

Hall County officials are now considering a $93.6 million general fund spending plan for the 2016 fiscal year, with two options on the table.

June 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Search on for driver who struck pedestrian north of Cumming

June 22, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Class Notes: Teacher interns at UGA genetics lab this summer

Laurie Brown, a science teacher at World Language Academy in Flowery Branch, is spending her summer in someone else's science lab.

June 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Another historic Lula building gets face-lift

Downtown Lula is getting another makeover, thanks in large part to an Atlanta native who has become endeared by the northeast Hall County city's past.

June 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ministry helps at-risk teens

Like many kids her age, Carmela Villalobos wanted to do things her way or not at all.

June 21, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Participation at Hall County health care clinic strong

Turnout at the Hall County Government Family Health Center, which serves county employees, has been strong in the first five months of operation, according to county officials, and plans are in the works to generate more interest and participation.

June 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Teens learn about poverty, hunger during summer program

Two teenagers walked out of a home in Tower Heights Apartments and wiped tears from their eyes.

June 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hoschton woman’s death included in HBO documentary

A Hoschton woman found dead inside her home will be included in an HBO documentary on gun deaths airing Monday night.

June 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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