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Construction crews break ground on Varsity Jr. in Dawsonville

Construction crews broke ground Friday on the new Varsity Jr. restaurant, which will sit on 2 acres along Ga. 400 in Dawson County.

October 06, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville-based 802nd Ordnance unit could be home in November

The Gainesville-based 802nd Ordnance Company could return home from Afghanistan in November.

October 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Buford Dam Road now to close Monday for repairs

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has postponed the closing of Buford Dam Road for repairs to Monday.

October 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Physician from Bangladesh on mission for women

Taslima Nasrin wants to help the millions of oppressed women in the world.

October 06, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Dawsonville may annex adjacent properties

DAWSONVILLE - In the coming weeks, the city of Dawsonville could see its population grow, if by just a little.

October 06, 2010 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Mule Camp Market bigger than ever, opens Friday in Gainesville

With weekend crowds expected to top 75,000, city officials are gearing up for the annual Mule Camp Market in downtown Gainesville.

October 06, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Newtown Florist Club holds conference, celebrates 60 years

Newtown Florist Club members aren't taking their 60th anniversary lightly.

October 06, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Dozens take part in Walk to School Day

Dozens of Gainesville parents, children and educators ditched buses, cars and other vehicles Wednesday and took to the streets.

October 06, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Colder weather has some seeking help

Fall has set in very rapidly and with it comes lower temperatures that have caused some area agencies to see an increase of people needing their services to battle the cold.

October 05, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Riverkeeper seeks reservoir documents in its opposition

The Upper Chattachoochee Riverkeeper has requested a number of documents about the proposed Glades Reservoir as it mounts its objection to the project.

October 05, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville council approves business preference measure

Local businesses could receive preference when it comes to bidding on small projects, Gainesville City Council voted Tuesday.

October 05, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Flowery Branch student drivers warned about new texting ban

Nine states, including Georgia, have banned text messaging while driving. But that doesn't stop some drivers from taking the risk.

October 05, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Oakwood man pleads not guilty to sex charges

An Oakwood man pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual abuse of children at his first court appearance Tuesday morning in Teton County, Mont., District Court, The Fairfield, Mont., Sun Times reported.

October 05, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Jacobs Media changing AM, FM lineups

Jacobs Media Corp. is expanding its news and talk radio onto the FM radio dial and is shaking up its AM lineup, too.

October 05, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Work begins to transform old community building

Work has started to turn the old South Hall Community Center into a student ministry center for Blackshear Place Baptist Church.

October 05, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Organizations say blood donations dropped to nearly nonexistent this winter

Across Georgia, blood banks are in dire need of the blood donations that save lives on a daily basis. Due to the recent weather the ...

February 01, 2016 | By Alexander Popp apopp@gainesvilletimes.com | Local




Library system now offering passport service

The close location and helpful assistance made life easy for Lindsey White and her two children on Monday as they applied for passports ahead of ...

February 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Jo Dinnan recommended as Hall elementary education director

Jo Dinnan, principal at Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy for 10 years, will be recommended to be the Hall County School District director of elementary ...

February 01, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Immigrant students can’t sue state agency over tuition

The state's highest court on Monday ruled against a group of students who were brought to the United States illegally as children and want ...

February 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pedestrian hit crossing Ga. 400 in Dawson County early Monday morning dies

A pedestrian hit this morning as he attempted to cross Ga. 400 in Dawson County has died.

February 01, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local


3 injured in I-985 wreck

A pair of wrecks about a mile apart critically injured one and closed a portion of Interstate 985 South for a brief time Sunday afternoon.

February 01, 2016 | | Local


Downsizing easier said than done in housing market

The affordable housing crunch in Hall County is not unique to renters.

January 31, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bridal Expo offers inspiration, options

The Gainesville Civic Center hummed with the sound of women chatting excitedly with their mothers and closest friends, as they planned the best day of ...

January 31, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Milestones a step up, but ‘not the final word’

The state's new Milestones test requires more from students, city and county education officials agree - and that is generally good.

January 31, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Rooster’s Perch to expand job training for disabled

Inside the Rooster's Perch, there's a framed Bible verse on the kitchen counter. It's in a small frame and it's easy ...

January 31, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


‘Miracle’ child Ayden Hopper turns 4, now cancer-free

Ayden Hopper is a miracle.

January 31, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Girls learn about the messages they send at WomenSource workshop

A group of over 300 people, mostly made up of young girls in middle and high school, used their Saturday for educating themselves.

January 31, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Wheelchair sport advocate Jerry Frick remembered as ‘larger than life’

Gerry Brown started the new millennium married to Jerry Frick, a man she described with an infectious laugh and helped launch the sport of power ...

January 31, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Georgia Milestones tests now carry higher stakes

High school students in Gainesville and Hall County are used to high-stakes final exams. They're used to spending hours studying their notes, taking practice ...

January 31, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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