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Gainesville High School class ring comes full circle

All Stephanie Moore wanted was a paperclip.

April 20, 2010 | Kristen Morales | Local


Private trash service might be an option

Gainesville officials say they plan to explore private trash collection for residents in the next few months.

April 20, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Volcano affecting European skies is touching local lives

For those hoping to travel soon to Europe, everything is up in the air - quite literally.

April 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man hurt after four-wheeler collides with truck

A Lula man was flown to an Atlanta hospital Monday night after he was struck while riding a four-wheeler.

April 20, 2010 | | Local


Sheriff’s office duo offers solace, service

Bimbo Brewer is one of the first people who crime victims and witnesses turn to when they ask "why?"

April 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hospital awards its crucial volunteers

They may not be on the payroll, but Northeast Georgia Medical Center's volunteers play an important role at the hospital.

April 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Officials weigh merge of Hall, city services

At the county's final budget hearing Tuesday, officials discussed ways for Hall County Fire and EMS to save money in the future - including consolidating the department with Gainesville's.

April 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lt. Brian Kelly to be next Gainesville police chief

Lt. Brian Kelly, a former investigations commander and 14-year veteran of the Gainesville Police Department, will be the department's next chief of police, City Manager Kip Padgett announced Tuesday.

April 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville awards funds for redevelopment

A car wash on the corner of E.E. Butler and Jesse Jewell parkways is expected to come down tomorrow, following a decision by the Gainesville City Council.

April 20, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lula man critically injured in four-wheeler accident

A Lula man was airlifted to an Atlanta hospital after he was struck while riding a four-wheeler Monday night.

Joseph Turner, 44, was riding along the shoulder of Old Cornelia Highway north of Harris Drive about 9:15 p.m. Monday, the Georgia State Patrol said. According to patrol reports, Turner turned his Honda 300 left into the path of a northbound Chevrolet Silverado driven by 44-year-old Kirk Adams of Lula.

April 20, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Rabies case confirmed in East Hall

A rabies alert has been issued for the Miller Lake Road area of East Hall after a rabid skunk was confirmed in the area last week.

April 19, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Burn ban begins May 1

A burn ban goes into effect May 1 for 54 counties, including Hall, Banks, Dawson, Forsyth and Lumpkin.

April 19, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Applications up in Oakwood for rezonings, annexations

OAKWOOD - Judging by rezoning and annexation applications in this South Hall city, industrial activity is on the move again, signaling an uptick in the sluggish economy.

April 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 nontraditional schools ready to enroll students

Two local schools that offer students a nontraditional classroom experience are looking for new pupils.

April 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Final lecture in Great Decisions series targets global crime

Globalization of the world's economy has fostered the growth of transnational crime, according to a professor from North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega.

April 19, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Vision 2030 initiative provides self-guided tour of 28 works of art

Viewing public art might be one of the most underrated ways to spend a sunny afternoon in Hall County without making a dent in your wallet.

July 14, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Congress skeptical of Iran deal but unlikely to stop it

WASHINGTON - Congress remains deeply skeptical of the landmark deal announced Tuesday to halt Iran's nuclear ambitions, but lawmakers are unlikely to have the votes to stop it.

July 14, 2015 | Tribune Washington Bureau | Local


Too hot now? Forecasters say enjoy it while you can

Steamy hot may not be comfortable now, but folks might be longing for it in six months or so.

July 14, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


School serving children with special needs offers registration

Challenged Child & Friends is holding its first registration date next week for the school year beginning in August.

July 14, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Beatty wins Flowery Branch council election

Monica Beatty is Flowery Branch's newest councilwoman, winning in Tuesday's runoff election over Nicole Kriews.

July 14, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Catholic church moving ahead with plans for new campus

A growing population of Catholics in the area may soon have a new parish in Gainesville.

July 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall commission aims for $1.5 million budget for courthouse annex renovations

Hall County Commission Chairman Richard Mecum said he and the other commissioners are trying to walk the difficult line of ensuring security while keeping prices down.

July 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


The Local Agenda: Council expecting update on stormwater program Thursday

Gainesville officials are pushing forward with a plan to create a stormwater utility and implement a "rain tax" to pay for upgrades and replacements to aging drainage infrastructure. They will receive an update and recommendations about how to proceed at a work session Thursday morning.

July 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Inmate says he discussed assault with suspect on trial this week

A Superior Court jury will wait until Wednesday to hear the case of an alleged aggravated assault while an inmate is transferred to appear.

July 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Georgia takes a bite out of Hollywood

Georgia's not yet Hollywood, but the state's tax incentives have charmed a number of big-budget movie productions to relocate from the West Coast to the New South in recent years.

July 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Man fired 2 shots during road rage incident

A Gillsville man is accused of driving aggressively and eventually shooting at another driver on Harmony Church Road, Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies said.

July 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch voters choose new council member today

It's been a little more than two months since candidates were announced for the Post 5 seat on the Flowery Branch City Council, and the fatigue is setting in for the remaining two.

July 13, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Restoration work starts on Lula caboose

It had become Lula's faded red caboose.

July 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local




Foster care training process frustrates some

With hundreds of children needing foster care homes in North Georgia, Sara Griffith of Murrayville decided she wanted to be part of the solution.

December 07, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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