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Newtown foresees more green space for a better community

There is a vision for a new Newtown that community organizers hope makes the Gainesville neighborhood a healthier and more beautiful community.

February 01, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Fire damages Flowery Branch home, kills pet

Fire nearly destroyed a home in Flowery Branch Monday afternoon, and resulted in the loss of a family's pet dog.

February 01, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Heart association seeks to raise awareness of dangers to women

Heart disease is not the No. 1 health concern on many women's minds. But it is the No. 1 killer.

February 01, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Missions conference provides update on Haiti

Participants in this weekend's World Mission Conference at First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville will be able to get the latest developments on relief efforts following Haiti's Jan. 12 earthquake.

February 01, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville faces more budget cuts in new fiscal year

For Dunagan, the city's financial picture may mean forcing the city's Parks and Recreation Department and other subsidiary funds like the one for the Georgia Mountains Center to stand on their own. At least four subsidiary funds - the Chattahoochee Golf Course, Georgia Mountains Center, TV18 and Community Service Center - currently receive more than $920,000 in city tax dollars from the general fund. And those funds may be the first to be scrutinized.

Gainesville's City Council is now faced with the choice of whether it can continue to shave expenses from its budget or if fiscal year ...

February 01, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lanier Tech joins Georgia Tech in hosting international food program

Lanier Technical College administrators got the opportunity Monday to showcase the school and its offerings as part of the annual World Food Logistics Institute.

February 01, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fatal Forsyth collision kills 2, hurts 3

Moments before a fatal head-on collision Sunday night, the erratic driving of one of the two vehicles involved in the wreck was reported to authorities.

February 01, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville school board confirms 3 furlough dates

The Gainesville Board of Education doubled the number of teacher furlough days to six this school year at a Monday work session. Schools closed Jan. 8 and will be closed Feb. 15 and April 2.

February 01, 2010 | By Amanda Woodruff awoodruff@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Hoschton student to photograph shuttle’s launch

HOSCHTON - Though she wasn't alive to witness the beginning of NASA's space shuttle program, Katie Darby, 21, will watch the beginning of the program's final countdown this Sunday.

February 01, 2010 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Newtown club will share plans for project

The Newtown Florist Club will hold a communitywide meeting today to share some of the group's work and plans for future neighborhood improvement projects.

February 01, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville council to set budget goals

Gainesville City Council will meet today to discuss its goals and priorities for the upcoming budget year.

January 31, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Teachers hope students learn life lessons in fundraiser

Elementary students are proving that even though they may still be learning how to multiply, they can still make an impact in the world.

January 31, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Powerball becomes Georgia’s newest major lottery

A little after noon Sunday, Akbar Dhannani hadn't sold any Powerball tickets at his store, J&S Food Mart, off Thompson Bridge Road.

January 31, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sailing club starting to move, slowly, on master plan

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Lake Lanier Sailing Club's master site plan could launch this year, at least partially, after enduring some choppy waters in recent years.

January 31, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area thawing from weekend’s icy grip

Ice dripped from trees as sunshine streamed across the Hall County area Sunday, accompanied by warmer temperatures.

January 31, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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New rules coming for commercial vehicles

To be compliant with new federal rules, the Georgia Department of Driver Services is making procedural changes next month for commercial drivers, limiting cell phone use while driving and enacting new road testing requirements.

June 18, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Brenau construction continues on schedule

Four stately homes with towering white columns line the west side of Prior Street, ready for their tenants to move in this fall.

June 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Dump the Pump Day promotes local public transportation

Gainesville participated in the 10th annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday to promote public transportation as gas prices climb over the summer months.

June 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Fireworks law not sparking much response in Hall

Local response to a new state fireworks law is, so far, a dud.

June 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch approves budget, tax increase

Flowery Branch leaders approved next year's budget along with a tax increase at Thursday's meeting, but it wasn't without some dissonance.

June 18, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Charleston shooting latest incident in ‘history with hate violence’

A church shooting in Charleston, S.C., that killed nine, didn't come as a surprise to the Rev. Rose Johnson.

June 18, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Hall officials split on budget options, others undecided

The two budget scenarios Hall County officials are considering for the 2016 fiscal year boil down to whether to approve a tax increase or use additional reserve funds to balance the spending plan.

June 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Plaintiffs in Chestatee prayer case may proceed anonymously

A U.S. District Judge granted the American Humanist Association's motion Tuesday to allow the three plaintiffs in the Chestatee High School prayer case to stay anonymous.

June 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


With changes to alcohol regulations, what’s next for Gainesville?

For a community long accustomed to unusual restrictions on the sale and consumption of alcohol, it's been a remarkable change of pace for Gainesville to amend its ordinances over the last year or so to accommodate businesses serving up beer, liquor and wine.

June 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge & Bar: North Hall student indicted in alleged bomb threat

A North Hall High School senior was indicted on June 11 for his alleged threat at the school in February.

June 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Sugar Hill Elementary educates, entertains during summer school

At Sugar Hill Elementary School, summer school is more than remedial classes. It also includes hands-on workshops with Home Depot, lessons from historical re-enactors and visits from the Hall County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit.

June 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Cook Out coming to Oakwood

Cook Out Restaurants is expanding in Hall County, adding an Oakwood location that also will serve as a regional payroll operation.

June 17, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chick-fil-A opens to large crowds

Opening day at the relocated Chick-fil-A on Dawsonville Highway was met with an overwhelming response Wednesday.

June 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


‘Speed likely a factor’ in motorcycle wreck

After flipping her motorcycle in a high speed crash on Browns Bridge Wednesday, a motorcyclist was transported via ambulance to Northeast Georgia Medical Center-Gainesville.

June 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville school officials, stakeholders discuss strengths, weaknesses

Gainesville parents, school officials, principals and administrators old and new met in the choir room at the Gainesville High School Performing Arts Center, pulling their chairs into a circle to discuss what's going on in city schools.

June 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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