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Grant allows organizations to team up, educate first-time parents

Three community organizations are joining forces to help newborns in Hall County thanks to a $274,000 grant from the Governor's Office for Children and Families.

September 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Sign up now for sheriff’s office academy

The Hall County Sheriff's Office Citizen's Academy is now accepting applicants.

September 03, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


HOV lanes to get transformation

BUFORD - High-occupancy vehicle lanes, a welcome sight for Interstate 85 carpoolers, are about to go through a transformation in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties.

September 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Russell Vandiver named Lanier Tech president

Russell Vandiver, who has worked at Lanier Technical College for 34 years, was appointed the new president of the school Thursday afternoon.

September 02, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Dragons versus Trojans a battle of numbers

It's Week 2 of football season for most area high schools, and the action on the field is already intensifying.

September 02, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville proposes minor changes to trash service, increase in fees

Gainesville City Council is moving forward with a trash plan that will encourage recycling, limit pickup to 96 gallons and increase monthly fees by $7.

September 02, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Speaker makes points about acupuncture

Acupuncture may be an ancient Chinese medicine practice, but for many Americans it's more of a big mystery.

September 02, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville man given prestigious Boy Scout award

A school bus full of children sat in a snowdrift, unable to move. As the snow piled up and nervous children panicked, a lone student took charge by rigging the telegraph wires to signal for help, a skill he learned as a Boy Scout.

September 02, 2010 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Local


Student injured at football game at C.W. Davis Middle

A football player was injured Thursday night during a C.W. Davis Middle School home game at the Flowery Branch school, officials said.

September 02, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Elderly man in crash with tour bus dies

An elderly man involved in a collision with a tour bus in Dawson County Wednesday morning has died.

September 02, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


More people to travel on Labor Day weekend

Many will be packing up and heading out of town this week for one last long weekend of summer.

September 01, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Two NE Ga. communities get combined $1.4 million for utility upgrades

Two Northeast Georgia communities have received loans as part of an $86 million statewide effort to improve water and sewer systems.

September 01, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Property owners helping with rail route for greenway

As city officials try to locate former CSX railroad property lines to build a greenway in Midtown, local property owners are helping as much as possible.

September 01, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Real estate expert recommends retail for recovery

For Jackson County, one of the keys to economic recovery is retail, according to local real estate expert Frank Norton Jr.

September 01, 2010 | By Leanne Akin Times regional staff | Local


Field trips become more local

With ongoing budget cuts, many field trips disappeared from students' calendars more than a year ago. In some cases, however, Gainesville City Schools and Hall County Schools prioritize local trips to keep the students engaged.

September 01, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Enota garden supporters believe ‘pause’ in design could be helpful

Supporters of maintaining the Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy garden wonder if "it might be wise to take a pause" on construction plans and study, in ...

April 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Enota move grows concerns over garden's placement

The new building for Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy would change the look of the elementary school property, if current plans are followed, but some community ...

April 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Propane autogas fuel station opens in Gainesville

Smith-Bell Petroleum, a business in Gainesville for about 80 years, introduced a new fuel alternative Thursday when the company has installed its first unattended tank ...

April 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Community leaders seek to break cycle of crime's heavy cost

Fines and fees resulting from misdemeanor traffic and probation violations has led the U.S. Justice Department to warn local courts about the emergence of ...

April 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch Spring Festival features food, fun and flying wood chips

The Flowery Branch Spring Festival was held Saturday in the downtown historic area of the town with the usual festival fare. Concessions, vendors and local ...

April 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Elachee visitors dig into Earth Day by growing, buying plants

Earth Day was celebrated with flying colors at Elachee Nature Science Center in Gainesville as three groups showed up on a sunny Saturday to offer ...

April 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


March of Dimes participants ring up success for research

In the hot morning air, the crowd began marching. With each step, the column of people rang hundreds of bells as they made their slow ...

April 23, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


Thompson Bridge Road lanes open after morning fire, gas leak in North Hall

A portion of Thompson Bridge Road was shut down Saturday morning after a fallen tree sparked a house fire and gas leak in North Hall ...

April 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


You Heard It Here: ‘We got it all in Hall, y’all’

Here is an item we heard this week that we thought you might find interesting.

April 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville ‘Student Painter’ entrepreneur lining up customers, recruiting employees

Johnathan West, a University of Georgia student from Gainesville, hopes to run at least an $80,000 business this summer as an intern with Young ...

April 23, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local


Gainesville bypass debate isn’t new, or over

For longtime residents, the now-derailed Enota Bypass was simply another chapter - and maybe sore spot - in a long-standing issue of how to steer traffic around ...

April 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Antique 1940s Gainesville police badge enters department’s historic collection

Almost 70 years after Cecil Guest left the Gainesville Police Department, his badge will be turned in for good.

April 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Alto woman accused of shooting, injuring man

An Alto woman is accused of shooting a man three times in the chest Monday in Gainesville, police said.

April 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Video shows suspects accused of taking tablets, cash from North Hall High

Two suspects who stole tablets and cash from the North Hall High School main office appear in a surveillance video released Thursday by authorities.

April 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Missing man authorities say has dementia, schizophrenia found in Gainesville

A man with dementia and schizophrenia has been found after he went missing Wednesday morning, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

April 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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