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Justice officials fire Gainesville youth center officer

The Department of Juvenile Justice fired a Gainesville Regional Youth Detention Center corrections officer Thursday, claiming he had an inappropriate relationship with an Athens teenager living at the facility.

February 03, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Gainesville High's valedictorian split draws fire

Controversy is already brewing about Gainesville High School's 2012 valedictorian selections before the school has even released its decision.

February 03, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Hoax sparks bill to toughen false reporting penalties

In 2009, Hall County and state authorities spent hundreds of hours and countless taxpayer dollars to track down the "catchmekiller" who claimed to have murdered several people.

February 03, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Law agencies in Gainesville, Hall train for hostage crisis

Gainesville and Hall County authorities got a glimpse Friday morning of what it's like to respond to a dangerous hostage situation.

February 03, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Apartment buildings concern Braselton family

For a couple who spent years in the Old Peachtree Road, Satellite Boulevard area of Gwinnett County, the possibility of multiple apartment buildings coming to their new community is disconcerting.

February 02, 2012 | BY LEANNE AKIN Times Regional Staff | Local


Gainesville deemed ‘priority location’ for boosting small business exports

Georgia's International Trade Division has identified Gainesville as a "priority location" to carry out a new program to increase Georgia's small business exports.

February 02, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cellphones, tablets to be allowed in schools

Georgia's House of Representatives did its part in lifting a state ban on smartphones and tablet devices in the classroom this week.

February 02, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Opportunities ripen with local food program

Lately it seems everyone is buying local, even the school system.

February 02, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


Warm weather could be bad for plant life

If the recent trend of warm temperatures continues, people who suffer from springtime allergies could be in for an early season of torment.

February 02, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Midtown Greenway project nears phase 2

As the first phase of Gainesville's Midtown Greenway project nears completion in April, the city is securing funds for the next step of that project.

February 02, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Volunteers ease the stress of tax season

The burden of tax season can get a little lighter for Hall County residents eligible for a free income tax preparation program.

February 02, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Wildlife skipping winter slumbers

Gen. Beauregard Lee waddled outside his "Weathering Heights" mansion Thursday to a sunny, warm, springlike day. The only problem was it's not spring and it won't officially be for nearly two months.

February 02, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Cleaner air means Hall won’t change road plans

For the first time, 20 counties in metro Atlanta, including Hall, have met federal standards for air quality established in 1997, the federal Environmental Protection Agency has determined.

February 02, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


City, Brenau negotiating Mountains Center lease

Future use of the 30-year-old Georgia Mountains Center continues to be hashed out by attorneys representing Brenau University and the city of Gainesville.

February 02, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Gas prices on the rise again

Like any other business owner, Joey Libasci cringes at the thought of increasing gas prices.

February 02, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


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Gainesville Veterans Park gets a welcome touch with new entrance arch

When the Rock Creek Vietnam Veterans began collecting the names of local veterans for a memorial in Gainesville's veterans park, they ran into a ...

June 10, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


TSPLOST may be topic again for governments seeking road fixes

A 1-cent transportation sales tax shot down by voters in July 2012 could be revived as a topic of discussion later this year - but in ...

June 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Latino soccer league flourishes under the radar

A cluster of soccer fields behind Gainesville Market where Hispanic tournaments have been attracting a growing number of players and fans has been operating for ...

June 10, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Got a dock on the lake? There’s an app for that

For 17 years, Matt Thompson anxiously drove to and from Cobb County to check on his house at Lake Lanier.

June 10, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Future Youth Sports Complex seen as moneymaker, fuel for growth

Design of a $6.75 million Youth Sports Complex remains on track and plans are unchanged from the original concept, according to the head of ...

June 10, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Co-workers honor slain Gainesville grad with day of service at domestic violence center

Wearing a bracelet with her sister's motto, "be excellent," Dao Huynh and her sister's co-workers tried to "channel their inner Trinh" with a ...

June 10, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood man identified in hit-and-run accident

Oakwood police have identified an 84-year-old man in connection with a hit-and-run accident May 31 that severely injured another driver.

June 09, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Slowed by rain, midtown housing development rises

Despite above average rainfall in May that curtailed construction activity, development of the Enclave townhomes in midtown Gainesville are getting off the ground and a ...

June 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Local Boys & Girls Clubs official training at Harvard

After weeks of homework assignments and preparation, the chief executive officer at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier is finishing up a week of one ...

June 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Resident asks Flowery Branch council to explore budget cuts

After another small showing at a Thursday night public hearing, Flowery Branch City Council is now poised to cast a final vote on next fiscal ...

June 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | 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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