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Oakwood eyeing downtown ‘town center’

Oakwood is hoping to develop city-owned property near downtown as a "town center."

June 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man charged with child molestation of 3 girls

A Gainesville man faces four sexual charges in incidents that involved three girls that were between 11 and 14 years old at the time the actions allegedly took place.

June 19, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Fazoli’s proposed in New Holland

Fazoli's could be coming back to Hall County. An annexation proposal to make way for the Italian fast-food restaurant is set to go before the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board next month.

June 18, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


UNG to add new geospatial technology programs through grant

University of North Georgia students should gain more opportunities in the growing field of geospatial technology through a new 3-year $609,739 National Science Foundation grant designed to start two new programs on the Gainesville campus.

June 18, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Lanier Islands still mulling what to do with old PineIsle site

The idea of a technology-oriented training and conference center at Lanier Islands resort in South Hall has been given a thumb's down by a Chicago-based consulting firm.

June 18, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Where the money from Hall County's increased taxes is going

If you're on a desktop, scroll down to read the infographic.

June 18, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


‘I want my child back’ — Gainesville mom struggles to help child through health ordeal

Djustus Cobb has a lot of dreams.

June 18, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


There's no summer break for homelessness in Hall

In the course of a month, Ray Rochell has gone from living with a roof over his head to sleeping on a dirty mattress tucked under a trailer near a tire shop on Dorsey and Davis streets in Gainesville.

June 18, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


When dad is on call: As firefighters and fathers, public safety pros seek balance

Pulling on the navy blue uniform, Lt. Chad Dean knew it was going to be strange Tuesday to be away from his son, Parker, for the first time in seven weeks.

June 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Photo slideshow: Juneteenth — A historic celebration of freedom

Gainesville residents celebrated a historic landmark of freedom Saturday with the annual Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom at the Midtown Greenway.

June 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall schools now ‘growing our own’ bilingual teachers

With an increasing need for bilingual teachers and a limited field of candidates, Hall County School officials are taking a new approach to recruitment - raising up their own bilingual educators..

June 17, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


No IDs, arrests yet in shooting after East Hall home invasion

The names of those involved in an East Hall shooting late Thursday that left a deputy and child injured have yet to be released, and no arrests have been made.

June 17, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Flowery Branch graduate recognized for Air Force Academy appointment

Before going to Flowery Branch High School, Braden Parks said he had never considered military service.

June 17, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Lula buys full-page ad to blast Hall County

The relationship between Lula and Hall County is in the toilet.

June 17, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Officials reviewing state draft of school needs assessment

Closing achievement gaps for some groups of students has been identified as a top priority by both Gainesville City and Hall County school officials in a comprehensive needs assessments required under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

June 17, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


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Taxicab boom in Gainesville driving a growing need

Every day, colorful taxicabs with cheerful and exotic Spanish names dart in and out of busy Gainesville streets and thoroughfares.

July 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


‘Soft’ skills get a hard emphasis for prospective job seekers

As public schools, technical colleges and universities prepare students to enter today's workforce, it's not enough to teach them the skills needed to ...

July 09, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Mother pleased with settlement in Gainesville High School's Title IX case

Though she said she never intended to take the matter to litigation, Ginger Folger said it was vital to see the Title IX case involving ...

July 09, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Students turn out to ‘untag’ Gainesville by erasing graffiti

For its fifth year, Generation Inspiration was out Saturday for its "Un-tag Gainesville" event at a handful of locations "until they run out of paint ...

July 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Photo slideshow: Cracker Fly-In shows off aces of the wild blue yonder

The annual Cracker Fly-In at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville offered a tarmac full of delights to tempt aviation enthusiasts.

July 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville school district seeks to attract minority teachers

With Hispanics and African-Americans accounting for nearly 80 percent of student enrollment in Gainesville City Schools but only 12 percent of certified teachers, district leaders ...

July 08, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


New provost looks forward to fresh opportunity at Brenau

After four months of saying goodbye to colleagues at a school in North Carolina where worked for seven years, Jim Eck said he is happy ...

July 08, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Police: Money stolen from Fieldale Farms bank account

Gainesville Police are investigating fraudulent activity involving Fieldale Farms' bank account.

July 08, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Crowds have fun in the sun and sand at Gainesville's third annual Beach Bash

Downtown Gainesville's third annual Beach Bash drew a crowd Friday with with music and sandy fun.

July 07, 2017 | | Local




Small plane crash-lands in field off Athens Highway; pilot suffers minor injuries

Sol Williams didn't want to land his plane in the middle of the busy Athens Highway at rush hour Friday afternoon, aiming toward the ...

July 07, 2017 | By DAVID BARNES and NICK WATSON news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Lula woman charged with assault with vehicle as child, disabled teen rode along

A Lula woman faces multiple charges after she allegedly attempted to ram the vehicle of her ex-husband with her SUV while a child and special-needs ...

July 07, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Latinos flexing political muscle in Gainesville, Hall

The number of Latinos registering and showing up to vote in Gainesville and Hall County elections is on the rise, according to a report released ...

July 07, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Ashley Bell named head of external affairs for Peace Corps

Gainesville native Ashley Bell has been named the associate director for external affairs of the Peace Corps.

July 07, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Braving the storm: Winter weather tips, contact info

When winter weather hits North Georgia, the proper preparation can help get you through the storm and stay warm and safe. Follow these tips:

January 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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