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Gainesville council approves insurance contract

The Gainesville City Council unanimously approved a $551,000 contract with OneBeacon Government Risks for property and liability insurance coverage at a special called meeting Thursday morning.

June 26, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville unemployment rate jumped six-tenths of a point

The unemployment rate in metro Gainesville rose to 6.1 percent in May up from 5.5 percent the month before, though still lower than the rate a year ago, 6.5 percent.

June 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


City’s tax rate could change despite budget adoption

It will likely take another few months before Gainesville officials know whether they need to roll back the property tax rate following a reassessment of lakefront home values this year.

June 26, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge and Bar: July arraignment set for man accused of killing his grandmother

A July arraignment date been set for a man accused in the May death of his grandmother.

June 26, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Alternative-fuel show touts environment, economy

The shiny, new hoods and doors were open for visitors to check out Wednesday, but this wasn't some ordinary car lot.

June 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former Flowery Branch mayor Green dies at 83

David Green remembers his father as someone who never failed to help a person in need.

June 26, 2014 | | Local


Improving test scores fail to keep pace with state gains

Local elementary schools performed below the state average on 2014 Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests, while local middle schools had mixed results.

June 26, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Eyewitnesses give their accounts of killing

Taking the stand in his defense Wednesday, Joseph Williams said he was a "scared man shooting for his life" when he gunned down 37-year-old Adrian Thompson.

June 25, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Deputy wounded in courthouse shooting issues statement of thanks

June 25, 2014 | BY JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


Glades Reservoir project faces another delay

The release of a draft environmental impact statement on the proposed Glades Reservoir has been delayed again.

June 25, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Blood donations down during summer

As temperatures rise, blood donations drop, causing a shortage of blood for hospitals around the area. LifeSouth Community Blood Center in Gainesville is trying to get donations back up.

June 25, 2014 | BY AUDREY WILLIAMS awilliams@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Eyes on the Road: MPO seeks public input on new plan

Hall County's lead transportation planning agency is seeking public input on the organization's proposed Public Participation Plan.

June 25, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville fire department’s 1st female ranking officer dies

Debbie Truelove, a veteran of the Gainesville Fire Department and the department's first female ranking officer, passed away Tuesday morning after a long battle with cancer.

June 25, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Execution date set in murder of Dawson County man

An execution date has been set for Georgia death row inmate Tommy Lee Waldrip, who was convicted in the murder of a Forsyth County grocery store manager more than 20 years ago.

June 25, 2014 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Forsyth County: Injured dog gets new home

A German shepherd dragged behind a truck on June 18 has a new temporary home.

June 25, 2014 | Times regional staff | Local


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Gainesville City Council approves road project for Chicopee Mill

Gainesville City Council approved an agreement Tuesday with the Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority for a road construction project in the Chicopee Mill Industrial Center.

July 15, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Eyes on the Road: Traffic shifts on stretch of new Ga. 347

The Georgia Department of Transportation shifted a half-mile section of Ga. 347 in South Hall County onto a temporary section of roadway Tuesday to allow construction to continue on a culvert protecting Sherwood Creek.

July 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville Theatre Alliance gets $10K grant

The Gainesville Theatre Alliance has been awarded a $10,000 Partner Grant from the Georgia Council for the Arts, just in time for its 35th anniversary season.

July 15, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Lula wreck sends 3 to hospital

Three people were sent to a hospital in Gainesville on Tuesday after a two-vehicle wreck in Lula, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

July 15, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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


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