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Historic gas station renovations down to ‘short strokes’

Green Street's old gas station, Lee's Pure Oil Service Station, is approaching the finishing touches of its renovation, the Oxley Group consulting firm said Friday.

June 30, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall fire officials investigating suspicious fire

Hall County Fire Services is investigating a suspicious house fire Sunday in the 4300 block of Tanners Mill Road in South Hall.

June 29, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Georgia Games put disabled athletes on the field

It all came down to Jerry Frick's spin.

June 29, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood man fights for a cause and history

History was made Saturday as Kelly Leo completed a grueling tournament designed to challenge both body and mind.

June 29, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Avoid red ink with diploma: Help on way for students in debt

An executive order issued by President Barack Obama earlier this month aims to provide more flexibility to millions of student loan borrowers with low income and high debt.

June 29, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Tag, you’re not it: Some vanity plates don’t make the cut

America, if nothing else, is rooted in car culture.

June 29, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Watercraft renters now must pass a test

Just in time for the big July Fourth weekend, watercraft rental companies must require renters to get a bit of education before they hit the water.

June 28, 2014 | By Audrey Williams awilliams@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Young new boaters must get educated before hitting lake

As Cpl. Eddie Tompkins and Ranger Shane Brown of the Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division flash their blue lights, Flowery Branch resident Michael Alvarez brings his boat to a halt.

June 28, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


A community tries to forgive following shooter's murder conviction

Those who showed their support for the late Adrian Thompson during the prosecution of his shooter said they must extend compassion to the family of Joseph Williams.

June 28, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Vaughan elected to State Bar committee

Nicki Noel Vaughan, chief assistant public defender for the Northeastern Judicial Circuit, was elected to the State Bar of Georgia's Board of Governor's Executive Committee at the organization's annual meeting on Amelia Island.

June 28, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Downtown businesses draw a younger crowd

Downtown Gainesville is adding two new storefronts to its growing roster of shops, restaurants and boutiques.

June 28, 2014 | By Audrey Williams awilliams@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Cyclists sprint to the finish line

The third annual Dingo Days of Summer kicked off a three-day race weekend Friday night with the 2014 Wrenched Bicycles Street Sprints and Crits.

June 28, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


Officials identify man shot by Forsyth County deputy

The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the armed man who was shot after confronting a deputy Thursday on Hopewell Road.

June 28, 2014 | BY CRYSTAL LEDFORD Times regional staff | Local




March to honor fire department's first female officer

The Gainesville Fire Department will conduct a procession of fire trucks to honor retiree Debbie Truelove, who died this week.

June 28, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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2 hurt in wreck on Browns Bridge Road in Forsyth

Two women were hospitalized after a two-vehicle head-on collision Tuesday along Browns Bridge Road in northeastern Forsyth County.

July 15, 2014 | | Local


Dentistry offers pleasant experience for kids

When dental hygienist Margaret Conrad arrives at work in the morning, she's not greeted by the quiet beige walls and elevator music of a typical dentist's office. Instead she hears upbeat pop tunes and sees a colorful mural of life under the sea.

July 15, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Fire rating may lower insurance in Hall County

An improved insurance rating for Hall County Fire Services could spell financial relief for some residents, according to county officials.

July 15, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


TV 18 funding causes confusion

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved an agreement with the city of Gainesville last week to continue splitting the cost of operating the local government channel, TV 18.

July 15, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Fifth lesson: Breaststroke practice ends in disappointment

The first class of my second week of taking adult swim lessons at the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center was more of a sink than a swim.

July 15, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


New hospital in Braselton seeks employees

Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton is "on track" to filling 500-600 positions needed to staff the new South Hall hospital, which is set to open next spring, a hospital official said Monday.

July 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Garth Brooks reveals tour info to Gainesville man

After a weekend of anticipation, Andy Roberts finally got a call from Garth Brooks announcing the first stop on his worldwide tour.

July 15, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Junior League distributes food at new location

Junior League of Gainesville and Hall County continues to help local families by providing food to the needy, but the group's move to a new office location stalled growth with a low turnout at last month's distribution.

July 15, 2014 | | Local


Oakwood OKs short-term loan

Oakwood City Council voted Monday night to take out a short-term loan of up to $400,000 to cover expenses.

July 15, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville considers road project agreement

Gainesville City Council will meet tonight to vote on an agreement with the Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority about constructing a road in the Chicopee Mill Industrial Center that will open for property development.

July 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Longstreet Society celebrates 20-year anniversary

The Longstreet Society held a volunteer work day Saturday to clean up the grounds and do minor repairs to the Piedmont Hotel for the society's 20th anniversary.

July 14, 2014 | Alexandra Smith | Local


Gainesville host of World War II reunions dies

Asa Autry's military devotion extended way beyond his service in World War II.

July 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Class Notes: School board meetings in Gainesville to change venue

Starting July 21, Gainesville's regular Board of Education meeting will be held on the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in the municipal center on Queen City Parkway.

July 14, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Forsyth planning new parks on Lanier

July 14, 2014 | By Megan Reed Times regional staff | Local


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