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Businesses, organizations unite for back-to-school initiatives

With both Gainesville and Hall County schools starting fall classes last week, several businesses and organizations in the community wanted to ensure students have all they need for the year.

August 06, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville Junior College founding president Hugh Mills remembered for dedication to education

Hugh M. Mills Jr. is remembered as a key pioneer in higher education following his death Thursday at age 93.

August 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Memories of 1996: Celebration marks 20th anniversary of Atlanta Games, Rio Olympics opening

Some 20 years ago, International Olympic Committee President Juan Antonio Samaranch put his arm around then Gainesville Mayor George Wangemann at the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue.

August 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Students attend first day of Early College at Jones

Students filed into a room full of red lounge chairs, cushioned ottomans and high top chairs against counters Friday morning at the new Early College at Jones campus.

August 06, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Lyman Hall class of ‘55 celebrates impromptu reunion

A roomful of old friends catch up, look at yearbooks and talk about the memories they share.

August 06, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


BULLI makes learning, friendship a lifelong endeavor

Sure, most of the 250 members of the Brenau University Learning and Leisure Institute, or BULLI, are retired and enjoying their golden years.

August 06, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Times founder on hand for portrait unveiling, dedication

Lessie Smithgall sat Friday in The Times' office, a place she and her late husband, Charles, built on the idea that the public has the right to know what is happening in the community.

August 05, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Hall schools off to smooth start, officials say

Hall schools had a "smooth opening" this morning, according to Superintendent Will Schofield.

August 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Lakeview Academy building classroom addition for middle schoolers

With enrollment growing every year, Lakeview Academy in Gainesville needs room for its students.

August 05, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Elachee's nature-based kindergarten, first grade programs begin

Not many classrooms have large rocks as seats, soft earth instead of tile floors and dense trees as sheltering walls.

August 05, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Bond set at $1 million for fatal shooting suspect

A judge set bond at $1 million for a Gainesville man accused in a fatal April shooting.

August 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Officials on alert for Zika virus

Fears of the Zika virus spreading in the United States have reached critical mass as local public health officials and environmental advocates work to contain cases reported in Florida this week.

August 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch water line project will help shore up pressure, fire protection

Flowery Branch is gearing up for a project to increase water pressure and fire protection for a residential area near Lights Ferry Road.

August 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Commerce man among those with shorter sentence thanks to president

President Barack Obama on Wednesday cut short the sentences of 214 federal inmates, including 67 life sentences, in what the White House called the largest batch of commutations on a single day in more than a century.

August 04, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Business owner commissions Gainesville mural on hotel wall

Jay Singh, owner and general manager of the Guest Lodge Gainesville, wanted a way to thank the city that's given him so much.

August 04, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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Gainesville City Schools' tax revenue should inch higher

The millage rate for Gainesville school taxes for 2016 will be lower - by a small enough amount that the city system should still see a ...

August 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Pain clinic closes without notice; founder had pleaded guilty to health care fraud

A Gainesville medical clinic closed Thursday with no notice to patients or staff, and two people were at the office Monday, talking with patients who ...

August 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Turn lane extension planned at UNG and Mundy Mill Road

Relief may be coming for students and other travelers at an extra busy spot on Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood where the University of North ...

August 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Toccoa man killed in early morning wreck on Ga. 365

A Toccoa man was ejected from his car Monday morning and killed after his car overturned on Ga. 365 in Alto.

August 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Atlanta man identified as victim of Friday boating incident on Lanier

Authorities identified the victim of a boating incident Friday on Lake Lanier as Department of Natural Resources personnel continue to search for the body.

August 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police: 2 suspects bought lawn equipment with fake money used in movies

Two suspects used $1,000 of fake money made for movies to buy lawn equipment last month at a Buford Wal-Mart, police said.

August 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall firefighter channels artistic side with mural at Challenged Child and Friends

Damon Migliore is a sort of jack-of-all-trades as a Hall County Fire Services sergeant, painter and tattoo artist.

August 14, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Athens Highway widening has started

Work on Hall County's next big road project is underway, but motorists will need to exercise patience as the project slowly takes shape.

August 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Body found in Lanier believed to be missing Florida man

A body believed to be a Florida man who went missing from Lake Lanier Aug. 6 has been found by Georgia Department of Natural Resources ...

August 14, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Enota plans will get further review at Gainesville school board forum

A new Enota school is needed and should be built, Gainesville school board members say, probably on the same schedule as agreed starting in May ...

August 14, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Court ruling could halt Mar-Jac plant inspection

A local magistrate judge has recommended a warrant be quashed to inspect the Mar-Jac poultry plant in Gainesville for potential worker-safety violations.

August 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville Police out to build trust, one call at a time

During the last days of summer, Gainesville Police Officer Justin Seabolt cruised through Ridgecrest Apartments on Roper Hill Road. Kids no older than 9 all ...

August 14, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Local leaders make case to keep Hall road planning district intact

Hall County is far from a bedroom county.

August 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Image Boutique expands to Gainesville square

In the weeks leading up to the start of the school year, young women filed in and out of Image Boutique, the newest store on ...

August 14, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville School Board takes no action on Creel’s contract at retreat

Nearly two hours of a closed meeting Saturday led to no action on Gainesville schools Superintendent Wanda Creel's contract, but the board issued a ...

August 13, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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