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Ticks out in full force due to heat, wildlife

A day outdoors could leave you with a lot more than a suntan this summer; if you walk near tall grass, you could come home with ticks.

July 04, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Gainesville to get $1 million for housing project

Gainesville has accepted a $1 million grant from the state to build affordable homes in the city.

July 04, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Sales tax vote may be pushed back to spring

Local government officials are considering delaying a vote on a new round of special purpose local option sales tax from this fall to spring 2015.

July 04, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Law enforcement learns to navigate social media's treacherous waters

For law enforcement, social media is a two-way street: It's an opportunity for officers to promote their work, but also leaves them open to public critique.

July 03, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Family of shooting victim uses social media to spotlight unsolved case

Unhappy with a situation, 19-year-old Andrea Tilmuth did what has become an ubiquitous part of the online presence: She wrote a bad review.

July 03, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Lakefront property tax appeals below forecast

Lakefront homeowners across Hall County have vowed in recent weeks to appeal the latest reassessments on their property, and now the final tally is in.

July 03, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge and Bar: Sentencing date set in killing at Peppers Market

Sentencing has been set for Joseph Williams, the Gainesville man convicted of shooting and killing Adrian Thompson on June 3, 2013, in the parking lot of Peppers Grocery & Market in Gainesville.

July 02, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Graco safety seat recall may affect area families

Bowing to an outcry from U.S. safety regulators and parents, Graco Children's Products announced Tuesday a recall for more than 6 million child safety seats.

July 02, 2014 | By Chelsey Abercrombie cabercrombie@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Area attorney joins state boards

John Breakfield, a Flowery Branch resident and Gainesville attorney, has been sworn in by Gov. Nathan Deal as one of three citizen members of the Georgia State Properties Commission and Georgia Building Authority.

July 02, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local




All lanes of Ga. 347 now open after gas leak

All lanes of Ga. 347 have reopened after a ruptured pipe spewed gas up through the center lane of the highway at Deaton Creek Parkway. Parts of the roadway had been closed from Spout Springs Road to Ga. 211 due to damage from the gas main break.

July 02, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local




Funds set up for families killed in Monday wreck

Funds have been set up for the two families involved in the Monday morning wreck that killed two adults and three children.

July 02, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Budget allows judge addition to ease juvenile court schedule

A third juvenile judge will be added to the roster of two with officials' approval of the Hall County budget.

July 02, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


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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


The circus came to town

Titus Smith, 6, pets "Runaway" on Saturday after riding her at the Loomis Bros. Circus at Chicopee Agricultural Center. David and Ashley Smith of Buford, with youngest son Gage, 1, are in the background. The circus featured acrobats, clowns, aerialists, thrill acts and animal acts including elephants and Bengal and white Siberian tigers. "We hope to come back next year," said spokesperson Erik Scott. "The response was pretty good."

July 13, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


Hall's price tag mounting for Glades Reservoir

With the delay of a draft environmental impact statement, costs continue mounting with no end in sight for the proposed Glades Reservoir.

July 13, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


1 week left to vote early in runoff

With one week of advance voting left, more than 1,000 Hall County voters have cast ballots in the runoff set for July 22.

July 12, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Tears, smiles when girl with Williams syndrome sees new room

Stepping out of the limousine, Callie Truelove greeted the "paparazzi" trying to catch a glimpse of her. More than 100 people, armed with smartphones and digital cameras, waited as the 11-year-old emerged.

July 12, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


After first year, drug-monitoring program needs new funds to stay alive

As the Georgia painkiller-monitoring system became a year old, there is uncertainty as to whether it will be around to see its second birthday.

July 12, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Tax on lake vacation rentals still a problem

Hall County is still having difficulty collecting the hotel/motel tax due from vacation rental properties on Lake Lanier.

July 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall authorities seek missing 9-year-old

Hall County law enforcement authorities are seeking a missing 9-year-old boy.

July 12, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local




Women learn to construct a new life

Donning pink and yellow hard hats, a group of 11 women sported a distinctly different look than most graduating classes at commencement.

July 12, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Kids learn healthy habits, swimming at day camp

For 11-year-old Ethan Payne, the best part of day camp is getting to "move and groove."

July 12, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Costs rising to replace 2 Hall County bridges

Costs have increased more than 20 percent in two key Hall County bridge replacement projects.

July 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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