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Gainesville's lean utilities budget won't last long, director says

Gainesville Public Utilities Director Kelly Randall took a cue from the city's police chief Thursday, telling council members that although his budget is leaner, it won't last long.

April 30, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Downtown Gainesville helps raise money to fight cancer

Customers in downtown Gainesville helped fund cancer research Wednesday by participating in Relay on the Square.

April 30, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Trial date set for lawsuit against "Red Hat Club" author

Hall County jurors may be asked to answer a novel question this summer: Can a work of fiction defame a real person?

April 29, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Ex-Riverside coach no longer employed after paddling

Riverside Military Academy deputy superintendent and former head football coach Chris Lancaster is no longer employed at the private school after he violated school policy by paddling a cadet on campus last week.

April 29, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Time changed for Gainesville council's budget session

The Gainesville City Council has changed the time of today's budget and work session.

April 29, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Sizemore named salesperson of the year from Georgia Press Association

Melisa Sizemore, an advertising representative for The Times, was named salesperson of the year by the Georgia Press Association at an advertising conference last weekend.

April 29, 2009 | | Local


School officials warn students of drinking, driving dangers

Like Russian roulette, drinking and driving is a risky game of chance that students just shouldn't play.

April 29, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County native on a mission to help military abroad

Amy Paden never considered herself to be super patriotic.

April 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Budget cuts take a bite out of fun

The downturn in the economy has begun to affect the number of programs Gainesville's Parks and Recreation department provides, but it hasn't yet affected the cost of those programs.

April 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall schools advise vigilance in letter

Amid concerns of a possible swine flu pandemic, local schools are taking precautions and keeping parents informed.

April 29, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hoschton police chief resigns, will take Jefferson job

HOSCHTON - Police Chief David Hill has resigned from the Hoschton Police Department to take a job with the Jefferson Police Department, Mayor Bill Copenhaver said Wednesday.

April 29, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Deal making 'everything public' about governor's race on Friday

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal has reserved the plaza between the old and current Hall County courthouses on Friday and is expected to announce he is entering the race for governor.

April 29, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Visitors bureau touts area with new Web site

BRASELTON - Lake Lanier Convention & Visitors Bureau plans to launch a new Web site next week as part of an ongoing effort to "reposition" itself to a larger market, its president said Tuesday.

April 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Atlanta metro area’s air among dirtiest in U.S.

A report released by the American Lung Association on Tuesday ranks the Atlanta metropolitan area, which includes Gainesville, in the nation's top 25 cities with air pollution problems.

April 29, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Want to carpool? Group will pay you

Clean commuting is not only good for the environment, but for your wallet, too.

April 29, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Pay is main morale issue for Gainesville firefighters

Inadequate pay for Gainesville firefighters is causing attrition within the department and costing city taxpayers dearly, according to multiple sources in the fire department.

October 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Wind keeps balloon festival grounded Saturday

Saturday was a bit too breezy for the hot air balloons to fly during the fifth annual Harvest Balloon Festival at Sterling on the Lake in Flowery Branch, but that didn't stop the fun. Wind and weather permitting, the balloons will try again beginning at 8 a.m. today.

October 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Poor give more in Hall County

Despite their deeper wallets, wealthier Georgians give less to charity than their lower-income neighbors, a study shows.

October 19, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


From foster to forever: Some parents seek adoption

With big dreams come the possibility of worst nightmares.

October 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Where do we go from here?

October 19, 2014 | BY NICK WATSON and BEKAH PORTER | Local


Hall County officials questions learning in the age of assessment

For Will Schofield, the question about testing is not whether it has value, but when enough is enough.

October 19, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Kids sample the spooky side of nature at Elachee

Darth Vader and an armed storm trooper talk to a ninja turtle as Dorothy passes by in glittery red slippers.

October 18, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 killed in I-985 wreck in Gwinnett County

Two people were killed in a two-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon on Interstate 985.

October 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Broken Bonds: Group homes sometimes help teens needing foster care

October 18, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Tree planting project at corps parks could start in November

Gainesville is poised to plant 180 trees at three Army Corps of Engineers parks as part of an "environmental stewardship" plan tied to the Clarks Bridge replacement project.

October 18, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Heroin suspect gave false name, Hall County officials say

A Lula man arrested on heroin trafficking charges has now been placed under an immigration hold.

October 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville to pay rent on square parking lot

Gainesville officials are prepared to cut a $4,766 check to Don Carter Realty as "rent" payment for the use of the parking lot tucked between the downtown square and the Brenau Downtown Center.

October 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Federal agency probing Gainesville plane crash

Federal officials have taken over the investigation of a single-engine plane crash near Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport Thursday.

October 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Safe Kids recognizes local volunteers, pros for protecting children

It takes a village to raise a child.

October 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Supporters get preview of Smithgall Woodland Legacy garden

Supporters and local dignitaries gathered Friday at a preview party and reception to celebrate the anticipated May 2015 opening of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville: A Smithgall Woodland Legacy.

October 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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