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Oil spill may take a toll on Gulf tourism

Whether the vacationing hoardes that the Gulf states rely on so much for tourism dollars will show up this Memorial Day weekend is largely guesswork, but there doesn't seem to be many local travelers worried about the impact of the BP oil spill just yet.

May 26, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Wife, 2 others charged in Belton Bridge Park murder

A medical clinic administrator plotted with a co-worker and a personal trainer to murder her husband in a remote North Hall park, authorities believe.

May 26, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Lumpkin officials meet to clear the air on KKK incident

A compromise was reached Tuesday between community and school leaders on a plan of action after four students dressed up in Ku Klux Klan garb for a Lumpkin County High School history project last week.

May 25, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


West Hall Middle School principal retiring

West Hall Middle School Principal Sarah Justus announced her retirement Tuesday at a faculty meeting.

May 25, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Visitors flocking to Crawford Long museum

JEFFERSON - Since its grand reopening in January, the Crawford W. Long Museum in Jefferson has seen a dramatic spike in attendance.

May 25, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Library begins summer reading push

As many prepare for summer vacations, librarians are preparing for their busiest time of the year.

May 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


City plans public hearings on tax hike

The city of Gainesville is getting ready to hold a number of public hearings on its proposed property tax increase.

May 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


By starting refresher classes early, schools save on costs

At noon Tuesday, students at Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School eagerly lined up to board buses and head home.

May 25, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


West Hall principal announces retirement

West Hall High School Principal Jackie Adams announced her retirement Monday at a faculty meeting.

May 25, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Jones teachers cruise on to a final hoorah

It was perfect weather for a boat ride.

May 25, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Grant helps Quinlan continue dedication to arts

With everyone keeping close tabs on their budgets these days, a recent grant awarded to the Quinlan Visual Arts Center gives the organization a little breathing room.

May 25, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


False alarm? That could cost you

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is hoping to reduce the number of false fire alarms with a new resolution that would penalize repeat offenders.

May 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Four teens charged in Gainesville burglaries

Four people have been charged in a series of burglaries that took place this spring in the Willow Ridge subdivision.

May 25, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


KKK costumes at school rile Lumpkin County residents

DAHLONEGA - Community members in Dahlonega called for diversity training in reaction to a group of students wearing Ku Klux Klan costumes at school as part of history project.

May 25, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Flowery Branch mayor resigns to retire

Flowery Branch Mayor Diane Hirling is resigning effective Memorial Day.

May 25, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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3 collect honorary Gainesville High diplomas

Three people were awarded honorary diplomas from Gainesville High School on Sunday.

May 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Chicopee Woods Elementary rallies around student Kevin Aceves, who has eye cancer

The student body of Chicopee Woods Elementary, which filled more than half of the school's gym floor, was easily brought to attention by Principal ...

May 16, 2016 | By Katie Keiger kkeiger@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Quarry Street widening could make room for Gainesville walkers, runners

Students at Lakeview Academy and Gainesville Middle School may have a new cross country training spot in the fall, and residents in the neighborhood between ...

May 16, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Dare to dream class of 2016

Seniors in this year's class of 2016 were described as "bright," "passionate" and "dedicated."

May 16, 2016 | | Local


Photos: Butterfly Release held at Wilshire Trails Park

"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee," the legendary Muhammad Ali famously said.

May 15, 2016 | By Alexander Popp apopp@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Capitola Farm Road in South Hall to be partially closed for 90 days

A key traffic artery between two major South Hall roads and cutting through a major subdivision will be partially closed 90 days, starting within a ...

May 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sewer line being moved so pedestrian/bicycling tunnel can be built under Atlanta Highway

A $120,000 sewer line project is underway to clear the way for construction of a pedestrian/bicycling tunnel as part of a newly opened ...

May 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


East Hall senior Triston Cooper pushed through injury to help his team

Triston Cooper's senior basketball season was winding down in style. He was getting in a rhythm from the 3-point line and really from everywhere.

May 15, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Lanier Charter Career Academy senior Olivia Henriques changed cultures, started over

Olivia Henriques came to Hall County as a senior in high school from Jamaica - only to be told she would have to repeat her high ...

May 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Flowery Branch seniors Kelsey and Hannah McQueen competed for top academic honors

Hannah and Kelsey McQueen have much in common in addition to being twins, but their paths will diverge for college.

May 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Lakeview Academy senior Luke Lovell got an early start in business

It's an understatement to say Luke Lovell is not the typical high school student. Businessman might be a more accurate description.

May 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Johnson senior Jessa Warren blossomed when she discovered passion in radiology

For most teens and their parents, seeing a radiologist is a nightmare. For Jessa Warren, it was a blessing.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


West Hall senior Stephen Henderson struggled with Asperger's syndrome but found confidence in karate

At The Dojo American Karate Center in Flowery Branch, Stephen Henderson lines up students in his after-school class.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville senior Claire Oliver left family abroad so she could graduate back home

Claire Oliver lived in Gainesville before her family packed up and moved to Saudi Arabia.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Maranatha Christian Academy Danielle Johnson has learned to cope with dyslexia, excel in music

When Danielle Johnson reads, words can float to another line. The same thing happens with musical notes.

May 15, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


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