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Gainesville meeting focuses on downtown redevelopment

Local and metro Atlanta developers, architects and Realtors are beginning to envision a new downtown Gainesville.

March 09, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


2 men accused in gang fight begin trial

Rival gang members in Gainesville shadowboxed with drive-by insults, rallied their troops by cell phone and braced for a showdown at dawn, prosecutors said.

March 09, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Gainesville OKs illuminated sign for Regions Bank

Regions Bank customers will be able to see the new E.E. Butler Parkway branch at night.

March 09, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Jackson County manager put in resignation, effective March 15

Jackson County will be searching for another county manager after Monday's 4-1 vote to accept the resignation of Darrell Hampton.

March 09, 2011 | Leanne Akin Times Regional Staff | Local


Recreationists seek more forest service trails

The need for more trails and for better allocation of those in existence were paramount at a public forum hosted by the National Forest Service Tuesday night.

March 09, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Panel reverses judge's nepotism ruling

A federal appeals court has reversed a judge's decision that blocked Georgia elections officials from enforcing a nepotism law.

March 08, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Transportation group prepares to submit project list

Hall County is poised to submit its wish list of transportation projects as one of the many steps leading to the August 2012 statewide vote on a 1-cent sales tax for roads.

March 08, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Proposed sales tax could bolster Hall’s 2040 road plan

A hearing Tuesday night on Hall County's proposed 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan quickly intersected with another major roads issue - a planned statewide vote in August 2012 on a 1-cent tax for transportation.

March 08, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall eyes late taxes on mobile homes as revenue source

The Hall County Board of Commissioners may have found a source of untapped revenue.

March 07, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Outlook gloomy for UGA's weather station network

When it comes to weather forecasting, the more data, the better.

March 07, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Deal backs off call for shorter pre-K day

Gov. Nathan Deal says he won't cut the state's prekindergarten program to a half-day after an outcry from parents and teachers.

March 07, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Private school in Braselton hosts open house Monday

Heritage Academy in Braselton will host a community open house from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday.

March 07, 2011 | | Local


Census: Hall population rises slightly over 2009

While the 2010 census numbers for Georgia have yet to be released, estimates issued Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau gave a sneak peak of what Hall County could expect.

March 07, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Sunshine Seniors urge students to follow healthy lifestyle

More than half of Lyman Hall Elementary School's third-graders say they eat an apple each day to keep the doctor away.

March 07, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville schools may revamp data management systems

An overhaul of the Gainesville City School's data management systems could happen in the near future, Gainesville Superintendent Merrianne Dyer said Monday.

March 07, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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Authorities: Gainesville man strikes patrol car twice

A Gainesville man is accused of striking a Georgia State Patrol corporal with his car twice while evading a traffic stop, according to authorities.

September 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Chicopee golf instructor confused about ouster

Jeff Frasier, director of instruction at the Chicopee Woods Golf Course on Atlanta Highway in Gainesville, is on his way out after more than a ...

September 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Woman found not guilty in stabbing death

Following eight hours of deliberations, the jury found Ofelia Barrera-Rodriguez not guilty on all counts Friday.

September 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


More lane closures set for I-85/985 interchange

Georgia Department of Transportation officials are warning motorists of weekend lane closures as work continues at the Interstate 85/985 split.

September 16, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Deal suspends rules on trucker hours after pipeline leak threatens gas supplies

A leak in the Colonial pipeline, which runs from Texas to New Jersey and supplies gasoline for much of Georgia and the eastern seaboard, has ...

September 16, 2016 | Times staff and wire reports | Local




Authorities charge Hall man with child exploitation after porn found on computer

A Hall County man was charged with child exploitation after investigators found 200 sexually explicit videos and photographs of minor children in his possession, according ...

September 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


United Way begins campaign with focus on poverty

Living in poverty means having to make stark, difficult choices about where to spend what little money is available from day to day.

September 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


State, defense rest Thursday in Gainesville stabbing trial

The final witnesses testified Thursday in the malice murder trial of Ofelia Barrera-Rodriguez, 49.

September 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


SLIDESHOW: Hundreds attend event on Gainesville Square to raise awareness of childhood cancer

Several hundred people attended an event in downtown Gainesville Thursday night to raise awareness of childhood cancer. Live music, food trucks and a petting zoo ...

September 15, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Authorities respond to vehicle in Lake Lanier; no people believed to have been in car

Hall County Fire Services responded Thursday to a vehicle submerged in a Lake Lanier cove, and a dive team was dispatched to search for potential ...

September 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch OKs tax allocation district money for downtown stormwater work

Flowery Branch committed $605,000 Thursday night to stormwater improvements around the planned City Hall.

September 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Halftime Heroes: Director leads Riverside Military Academy band into new era

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Stephen Giove remembers, as a child in Hollywood, Fla., regular parades through the city put on by a local military academy.

September 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 Times staffers earn SNPA video, photo honors

Two staff members of The Times earned awards at the annual Southern Newspaper Publishers Association's News Industry Summit in Sarasota, Fla.

September 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Oakwood scouting locations for electric car charging station

Oakwood hopes to follow in the footsteps of other communities, including Gainesville, by setting up an electric car charging station.

September 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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