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This Fourth of July, holiday road is just a short ride

Lake Lanier Islands Resort won't be hurting for business this weekend.

July 01, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New friends for Challenged Child

Students at Challenged Child and Friends in Gainesville had an extra special teacher stop in on Thursday.

July 01, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Man's Internet boasts of murder bring indictment

The man who called himself the "catchmekiller" used the Internet to taunt the families of missing women, claiming he was a serial killer who had murdered 16 and would kill more.

July 01, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Former church employee charged with child molestation

A children's director and son of the pastor of one of Hall County's largest churches has been charged with molesting an 8-year-old girl at the church.

July 01, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


North House celebrates anniversary with new donated gardens

Marilyn Davis wants you to see what you've helped to create.

July 01, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Honor Band heads to Hawaiian July Fourth bash

The 53 musicians of the Honor Band of Southern Hall County were set to say "Aloha" this morning to the white sands and glorious surf of Hawaii's famed Waikiki Beach.

July 01, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hours cut at Hall trash compactor sites

Hall County's compactor sites will soon close two hours early, a move that will save the county more than $82,000 over the next year.

July 01, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch OKs new sewer laws, plus surcharge

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch City Council voted Wednesday to approve laws governing sewer use in the city, including adding a $15-per-month surcharge to businesses to help pay for testing and inspections.

July 01, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia’s newest laws now in effect

Starting today, Georgia becomes the first state in the nation to have a law allowing adoption of an embryo.

July 01, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Little Gillsville keeps chugging along, up 16 since 2000

GILLSVILLE - Other than the fried okra at Jeannie's Cafe, there's not much to speak of in this little town.

July 01, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


Numbers show growth in South Hall may be slowing

The smoke may be clearing from a population explosion in the south end of Hall County.

July 01, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville native leaves helm of UGA alumni group

Although the University of Georgia Alumni Association welcomes a new president today, Gainesville native Trey Paris isn't going to step back just yet.

June 30, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Local radio pioneer earns lifetime achievement award

John Jacobs has seen his radio business go worldwide in 60 years but says success lies in staying local.

June 30, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Flowery Branch sewer law would add surcharge for some businesses

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch City Council could vote today to add a $15-per-month surcharge for commercial sewer users to help pay for testing

June 30, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


July Fourth events

  • "North Georgia's Largest Fireworks Show," Braselton. Racing and fireworks. Qualifying at 6 p.m.; race at 7 p.m. Friday, Lanier National Speedway, 1 Raceway Drive, Braselton. $20 general admission, $5 age 11 and younger, free for age 5 and younger; $10 trackside parking. 770-967-8600.
  • American Legion fireworks, Gainesville. Sponsored by Paul E. Bolding Post 7. Snow cones, hot dogs, horse shoes and fireworks at dusk. Noon Saturday, Laurel Park, 3100 Old Cleveland Highway, Gainesville.
  • Fourth of July Celebration, Helen. Music by David Blackmon & Curley Maple, games, food and drinks. 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Rivermist Lodge, 6965 ...

June 30, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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Schools consider bus partnership with Gainesville Connection

Ashley Bell wants to improve student achievement in Gainesville schools, and he thinks the local bus system can help.

October 13, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Class Notes: Applications open for Hall charter schools, programs of choice

The application process for programs of choice and charter schools in Hall County is now open for high school and middle school.

October 13, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Memorial event recognizes the loss of a child

Families and friends who have lost a child may remember their little one in a candlelight ceremony this week.

October 12, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Ahaluna Heights residents ready to challenge proposed development

Residents of the Ahaluna Heights Neighborhood Association are ready to voice their concerns over plans to build a 219-lot upscale subdivision off Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville, near the shores of Lake Lanier, when the planning and appeals board meets Tuesday.

October 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Tight battle looms for open Senate seat

When Republican Saxby Chambliss announced last year that he would not seek a third term in the U.S. Senate, a long list of GOP candidates began lining up to succeed him.

October 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Candidate profiles: U.S. Senate

Michelle Nunn

October 12, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Number of uninsured in Hall County is dropping

The number of uninsured Hall County residents has dropped to its second-lowest level in five years, according to recent numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

October 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Foster care in crisis: Too many kids, too few homes

October 12, 2014 | By Jennifer Jacob Brown and Nick Watson jbrown@gainesvilletimes.com, nwatson@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Oakwood mulls major tax hike as debt, bills pile up

For 15 years, one of the things Oakwood residents and businesses could count on was a mostly steady tax rate.

October 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Times yard sale raises money for Relay for Life

The Times held a yard sale in its parking lot Saturday. All proceeds from the semi-annual event went to benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

October 11, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Local


It's off to Market for Gainesville festival

The second weekend in October marks the beginning of Mule Camp Market, the three day festival that fills Gainesville's downtown square with a wide variety of tents, food vendors and entertainment for the whole family.

October 11, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


Special Olympians fill fields with smiles

Even a bit of wet weather couldn't douse the sunshine found on the fields and in the stands at Saturday's State Fall Games by Special Olympics Georgia.

October 11, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Tumbling Circle railroad crossing to close

The Georgia Department of Transportation is closing the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing near Old Oakwood Road.

October 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Water issues not a big focus in state races

Two decades of "water wars" between Georgia, Florida and Alabama are barely registering as a skirmish in political races leading up to the Nov. 4 election.

October 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fifth annual Giant Book Sale benefits local organizations

The fifth annual Giant Book Sale opened Friday, benefitting Our Neighbor Inc. and The Next Chapter Bookstore. It continues from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at 111 Spring St. More than 10,000 books are available, categorized by subject and most sold for $3 or less.

October 11, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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