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Skateboarders’ cross-country trek raises money for multiple sclerosis research

For two guys skateboarding across the country, a stop in Gainesville on Thursday was day 33, mile 700.

April 08, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Jefferson school officials worry about budget

JEFFERSON - While they are doing OK financially for now, Jefferson City Schools officials are casting worried glances at the budgets for upcoming years.

April 08, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Fire destroys North Hall home

A North Hall home was destroyed by fire overnight, officials said. No one was hurt.

Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell said firefighters responded to the blaze at the 2900 block of Westwood Trail off U.S. 129 North at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.

April 08, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Gainesville City Council pulls funding for park's field house

A spanking-new - or even adequate - field house at Gainesville's City Park Stadium will have to wait for now.

April 07, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Identity fraud cases are prevalent

When Gainesville police arrested Gilberto Santillan-Cisneros at a Dawsonville Highway bank recently, he had a Social Security card and Georgia driver's license identifying him as another man who actually lived 1,200 miles away, officials say.

April 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Hall County avoids conflict with workers, boards

Hall County is doing some spring cleaning on its advisory boards.

April 07, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Study shows breast milk can save parents money, keep infants healthy

While most everyone is looking for ways to save money, the answer could be closer than expected for new mothers.

April 07, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Jackson County holds ceremony for abuse awareness

JEFFERSON - With help from various community leaders, members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Jackson County planted 131 pinwheels in Pocket Park in downtown Jefferson.

April 07, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Peanut vendors to pay weekly fee

Peanut vendors in Dawsonville's historic district will have to move, unless they're willing to shell out a weekly fee to the city.

April 07, 2010 | BY FRANK REDDY Times regional staff | Local

Telemarketing fraud lands 2 in federal prison

A Hoschton man was one of two people sentenced to federal prison Wednesday for his role in a telemarketing scheme that defrauded dozens of foreign investors, officials said.

April 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Man guilty in deaths of 3 dies in prison

A Hall County man convicted of three deaths in three decades was laid to rest Wednesday after dying in prison five years into a life sentence.

April 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Parents of Brenau Academy student file complaint

Gainesville police this week are investigating a complaint made by parents of a 16-year-old girl who said she was touched inappropriately by a Brenau Academy teacher last fall.

April 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Funding stalls plan for major road expansions in Gainesville

A major road project that would create a series of connectors in and around west Gainesville has hit a speed bump, mainly because of a lack of funding and the emergence of a more pressing issue in South Hall.

April 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville won’t give system extra time to build school

It looks like Gainesville's school system won't be getting the extra time it asked for to build a school in the Mundy Mill development.

April 06, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Gainesville officials get an earful on trash service changes

They weren't planning to take comments on the city's solid waste service, but the Gainesville City Council got a few.

April 06, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

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Delay holds up child support, welfare payments across state

State officials expect debit cards for more than 4,000 recipients of child support and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, including more than 50 individuals ...

September 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Trooper says sleepy driver caused I-985 wreck Monday

A Clarkston man allegedly fell asleep while driving on Interstate 985 Monday afternoon, leading to nonlife-threatening injuries for himself and two passengers, authorities said.

September 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Gainesville Parks and Recreation earns national reaccreditation

The Gainesville Parks and Recreation Department has earned reaccreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies and the National Recreation and Park ...

September 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Debate between Gainesville council candidates set for Thursday

With two longtime Gainesville City Council members stepping down this year, the Nov. 3 election to replace them may be rather competitive.

September 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Whelchel Smith joins a crowded field in Ward 3 race

Montine Whelchel Smith, an associate minister at St. John Baptist Church, announced her candidacy for the Gainesville City Council Ward 3 seat in early September.

September 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Oakwood planners OK townhouse complex

The Oakwood Planning Commission gave its blessing Monday night to a rezoning proposal that allows for 105 townhouses across from Johnson High School.

September 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Police: Woman woke up to acquaintance sexually assaulting her

A woman told police she passed out in her apartment and woke up to an acquaintance sexually assaulting her, according to testimony Monday in Magistrate ...

September 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Authorities: Armed robbery followed drug deal

A man told police that the College Park man sitting behind him in his 1994 Buick Century put a gun to his head and told ...

September 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Gainesville superintendent finalist for leadership award

Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Wanda Creel is a finalist for the Lexington Educational Leadership Award fellowship.

September 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Public can share input on sales tax for education at upcoming meetings

Hall County school leaders want local voters to be informed before a Nov. 3 vote on a sales tax for education.

September 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Authorities: Man claimed self-defense in Lanier Islands party shooting

Authorities say a man accused in a birthday party shooting at a Lanier Islands lake house told them he fired shots in self-defense.

September 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Former inmate reaches $50K settlement with jailer accused of punching him

A former Hall County Jail inmate allegedly punched while handcuffed by a former jailer settled for $50,000, according to his attorney.

September 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Oakwood tax hearing draws no commenters

No one showed for the first of three public hearings on Oakwood's proposed tax rate for fiscal 2016, which begins Jan. 1.

September 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

I-985 wreck injures 3, backs up traffic

A wreck Monday evening on Interstate 985 southbound caused three injuries and backed up traffic.

September 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Patient welcomes dog to hospital's pet park

Roxie Holt welcomed her dog's paws onto her lap on a recent afternoon, describing separation from the Labrador retriever: "For him it's worse ...

September 21, 2015 | By Amber Tyner | Local

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