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Layoffs swell Lanier Tech enrollment

When David Strickland graduated from Johnson High School more than 20 years ago, he didn't ever expect to fill a seat in his high school drafting teacher's classroom again.

August 24, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Proposed rules address exotic pets, livestock

Hall County Animal Control has made a number of policy changes that apply to a variety of animals, including snakes and horses.

August 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Barnett: ‘There’s a lot that goes into bus driving’

Jean Barnett is one of 41 Gainesville school bus drivers who greets children each morning, takes them to and from school, and then waves goodbye to them each afternoon.

August 23, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Braselton Planning Commission postpones racetrack hearing

BRASELTON - A public hearing to discuss the possibility of a new racetrack coming to Braselton has been postponed.

August 23, 2009 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Breast cancer survivor celebrates with 3-day walk

Surviving cancer is no small feat, and Buffy Brunner knew she needed to celebrate her 10 years of being free of breast cancer in a memorable way.

But the 55-year-old chose not to quietly mark the anniversary with a small family gathering or a monetary donation to fund cancer research and treatment.

August 23, 2009 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Some businesses add focus on employees' health

Instead of focusing solely on how many hours an employee accumulates each week, many business owners are also focusing on the employee's overall health.

August 23, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


State DOT names new area engineer

A Cumming man has been named the Georgia Department of Transportation's area engineer for Dawson, Forsyth and Hall counties.

Matt Needham will be responsible for all construction and maintenance activities on interstates and state routes throughout those counties.

August 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Most Hispanic gang members are US citizens

The face of gang activity in Hall County has changed over time.

August 23, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Some gang members attend school, but cause few problems

Many gang members lead a double life.

August 23, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


DOT cutting trees as a safety measure

Yes, it's hard to think about winter when the temperatures outside are still touching the 90-degree mark.

August 23, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Family of slain gang member begs friends not to join

To hear Martha Garcia tell it, her brother did not have any friends.

August 23, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Violent gang crimes rare, authorities say

Though a fatal Aug. 9 shooting draws attention to the potential for gang violence in the area, most reported gang-related crimes are not violent, officials say.

August 23, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Tax appeals on rise in Jackson County

The economy may be down, but the same can't be said for property tax appeals in Jackson County.

August 22, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Recent shooting highlights the violent world of street gangs

Juan "Baby P-Nut" Gomez said he wanted to get out of gang life, but he didn't do it soon enough.

August 22, 2009 | BY Stephen Gurr AND Ashley Fielding sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com; afielding@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gang task force keeps a high profile

The baby blue shirt is a dead giveaway.

August 22, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Performers prepare for ballet event Friday

The International Ballet Gala Performance will be held Friday at the Brenau Downtown Center Theatre.

July 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Four-legged police aides get trained

Gainesville Police Sgt. Jim Von Essen lobbed his keys, a wallet and a plastic shotgun shell into high grass.

July 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Eyes on the Road: Trail network meeting planned in August

A meeting to talk about plans and ideas for the newly dubbed "Highlands to Islands" trail could take place in August.

July 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville stormwater upgrades a tough sell to public

Outreach, education and community meetings will be a critical part of selling Gainesville residents on the need for a new utility to pay for upgrades ...

July 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Poultry industry leader Nathaniel Ashe dies

Nathaniel "Nat" E. Ashe, an area poultry industry leader, died Monday at the age of 86.

July 21, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Jury to begin deliberation Wednesday in felony murder case

The defense rested before 3 p.m. Tuesday in the felony murder case for David William Keener in the death of Randall Huling.

July 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Councilman Bob Hamrick says he's retiring

Gainesville City Councilman Bob Hamrick shocked his colleagues Tuesday when he announced that he will not seek reelection in November and plans to retire at ...

July 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Timetable moving up for Spout Springs road widening

Hall County could start buying property in mid-2016 for the Spout Springs Road widening project, earlier than previously thought thanks to voters passing the 1-cent ...

July 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Murder trial begins for man convicted last week in homeless beating

Removing his jacket, defense attorney Dan Sammons approached the witness stand and grabbed the trash can in Superior Court on Monday.

July 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville stormwater fee program moving forward

Gainesville City Council will approve an agreement today with an Atlanta engineering consultant to develop a comprehensive stormwater management program, which includes implementing a "rain ...

July 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lula OKs street improvement project

More improvements to downtown Lula's appearance could take place later this year.

July 20, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville school board remembers Gus Whalen

Gainesville City Schools are still mourning the loss of one of their most notable and best-loved Red Elephants.

July 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Flat Creek restoration project hits halfway mark

Work is about halfway done on a $1 million restoration of Flat Creek as it flows through an industrial section of Gainesville.

July 20, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall 911 systems getting upgrades

Hall County's emergency 911 systems will soon get some long-awaited improvements, beginning with upgrades to the main phone network.

July 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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