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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


Day care worker arrested after toddler burned

A day care worker has been arrested and an emergency order issued to close Discovering Basics in Clermont after a toddler was allegedly burned there.

June 21, 2014 | By Nick Watson nwatson@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


2 men arrested on meth trafficking charges

Two men have been arrested by the Hall County Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad and Sheriff's Deputies and charged with trafficking methamphetamine. Authorities seized 94 grams of the drug estimated to be worth $9,400.

June 20, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Destroyed home, lot donated to Habitat for Humanity

After a Jan. 16 fire consumed their home, James and Kristine Hunter are hoping to build a better future for a homeless veteran.

June 20, 2014 | BY NICK WATSON nwatson@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Officials conclude tax input meetings

While comments on The Times website and Facebook page often reveal opposition to a new round of special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST VII, residents at the last of three meetings Thursday in Gainesville to gather public input on what projects to fund said they supported the tax.

June 20, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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Junior League distributes food at new location

Junior League of Gainesville and Hall County continues to help local families by providing food to the needy, but the group's move to a new office location stalled growth with a low turnout at last month's distribution.

July 15, 2014 | | Local


Oakwood OKs short-term loan

Oakwood City Council voted Monday night to take out a short-term loan of up to $400,000 to cover expenses.

July 15, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville considers road project agreement

Gainesville City Council will meet tonight to vote on an agreement with the Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority about constructing a road in the Chicopee Mill Industrial Center that will open for property development.

July 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Longstreet Society celebrates 20-year anniversary

The Longstreet Society held a volunteer work day Saturday to clean up the grounds and do minor repairs to the Piedmont Hotel for the society's 20th anniversary.

July 14, 2014 | Alexandra Smith | Local


Gainesville host of World War II reunions dies

Asa Autry's military devotion extended way beyond his service in World War II.

July 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Class Notes: School board meetings in Gainesville to change venue

Starting July 21, Gainesville's regular Board of Education meeting will be held on the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in the municipal center on Queen City Parkway.

July 14, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Forsyth planning new parks on Lanier

July 14, 2014 | By Megan Reed Times regional staff | Local


Syfan Logistics to expand, add 50 jobs

Gainesville-based Syfan Logistics is in expansion mode, planning to hire about 50 people and spend about $2 million more by the end of this year.

July 14, 2014 | Greg Breazeale | Local


Trucking, logistics site planned at Lula industrial park

The owner of Gainesville trucking and logistics companies is seeking a rezoning so he can build corporate offices and maintenance facilities off Ga. 365 in Lula.

July 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Don Carter State Park celebrates first year

Ronald Brown doesn't just visit Don Carter State Park - he frequents it.

July 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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


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