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Your guide to Tuesday's primary, which features local and state races

New leaders in Hall County and the state will likely be decided in Tuesday's primary.

May 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Mundy Mill school meeting set for Monday

Plans for a new elementary school in the Mundy Mill subdivision will be outlined at a community meeting at 6 p.m. Monday.

May 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


DFCS to add 175 staff members statewide

Another 175 child welfare staff members will join the Division of Family and Children Services in July as the number of regional foster homes has increased more than 10 percent.

May 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hamrick, Figueras honored with Quality of Life award

Two community advocates and former members of the Gainesville City Council were praised and honored Thursday night as the Council on Aging presented its second Quality of Life awards.

May 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


No tax increase in proposed $33.5 million Gainesville budget

Gainesville City Council will consider approving a $33.5 million budget when it meets in June that includes no tax increases or water/sewer rate hikes.

May 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County school district announces principal moves

Four principal moves and two additional vacancies have been announced in Hall County Schools.

May 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


East Ridge Road back open after closing for fire

No one was injured in an East Ridge Road house fire in Gainesville on Thursday. The road was closed for more than two hours as Hall County firefighters tackled the fire.

May 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Chicopee Woods Elementary lends ‘amazing’ support for Johnson soccer team ahead of title game

Students lined the halls of Chicopee Woods Elementary School after lunchtime Thursday holding handmade signs and banners. One read "You're my hero" and another said "You're the best in the world."

May 12, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Former West Hall coach arrested after allegations of relationship with student

Zachary Swansey, former boys basketball coach at West Hall High School, was arrested Wednesday evening on a charge of sexual assault to a student.

May 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Area homeless agency board members quit as same-sex couple applies

Half the members resigned last week from the board of a local nonprofit that pairs homeless families with church hosts just as a same-sex couple was being welcomed into the program.

May 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Stakeholders examine artifacts from Healan’s Mill excavation

The remnants of a wooden door, its hinges missing and green paint faded and peeling, still bear the year of its origin across the front.

May 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


DFCS director to host Gainesville town hall meeting tonight

More than two years since its formation, the Child Welfare Reform Council's chairwoman Stephanie Blank will join Division of Family and Children Services Director Bobby Cagle for a town hall tonight in Oakwood.

May 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Source of robocalls targeting Stowe remain a mystery

Political robocalls were placed to Gainesville residents last week urging them to vote for incumbent Jeff Stowe in the Republican primary race this month for Hall County Commission District 4.

May 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville Police investigating midnight Burger King robbery

A suspect pulled a weapon and demanded cash at midnight Tuesday at a Gainesville Burger King, police said.

May 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Vote for your favorite in North Georgia Battle of the Bands

Music lovers can select their favorite local bands, then watch them compete in a summertime concert beside Lake Lanier.

May 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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Bus shelter art project gets OK from Gainesville City Council

City Council gave the go-ahead Tuesday to Hall Area Transit's plan to begin displaying works of art on or around Gainesville Connection bus shelters ...

May 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Airport Parkway changes approved by Gainesville council

Gainesville City Council on Tuesday OK'd final changes to improve traffic flow along Airport Parkway and alleviate congestion.

May 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Melody Marlowe retiring as Gainesville CFO, taking financial position in Dahlonega

Melody Marlowe is retiring as Gainesville's chief financial services officer and administrative services director June 17. She will begin work as finance director for ...

May 17, 2016 | | Local


Hall County political forum set for Saturday

Former Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell's 20/20 Club will host a political forum at noon Saturday for county candidates ahead of the Republican ...

May 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gov. Deal: Obama’s letter on school bathrooms a ‘federal overreach’

Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday called the Obama administration's letter citing Title IX law to protect transgender students an "abuse of federal executive authority."

May 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Lula considering whether to allow liquor sales, Sunday alcohol sales

Lula residents may get the chance this November to vote on several issues concerning alcohol sales, including liquor by the drink.

May 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville signs off on Atlanta Street housing redevelopment

Gainesville City Council gave the final sign-off Tuesday night for a rezoning necessary to redevelop the public housing complex on Atlanta Street into both affordable ...

May 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lawyer wants some charges dismissed in jewelry store heists

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - An attorney for a woman accused in a string of armed jewelry store robberies across the South says some of the charges ...

May 17, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Hall schools won’t do Milestones retesting, except in summer school

Because of a lag in getting back test results, Hall County Schools has decided not to conduct Georgia Milestones retesting this school year, which ends ...

May 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tentative Gainesville City Schools budget includes 3 percent raises

Gainesville City Schools employees will get 3 percent raises for 2016-17 and the school district will spend $66.4 million for its general fund - using ...

May 16, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Ledan/Sardis roundabout spotlights trend in traffic relief

It's fair to say the roundabout is catching on.

May 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Garden supporters ask building of new Enota school be delayed

More than 40 people supporting a delay in plans for a new Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy school building attended the Gainesville City Board of Education ...

May 16, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


GBI investigating alleged unauthorized purchases on Hall school system credit card

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into whether a former Hall County school resource officer made unauthorized purchases on a school system credit card ...

May 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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


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