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Gainesville's public safety building on schedule

Despite all the rain in recent months, construction at the site of Gainesville's future Public Safety Facility is going along just swimmingly.

October 24, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Up all night: Read-A-Thon raises money for literacy

Some marathons don't require months of athletic training.

October 24, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Jefferson will take advantage of money

JEFFERSON - Federal stimulus funds have finally trickled down to Jefferson for a road improvement project.

October 24, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall jury awards $166K to woman injured by drunk driver

A Hall County jury awarded $166,000 this week to a Winder woman who was injured in a car crash caused by a drunk driver.

October 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County confirms 17th rabies case of 2009

Gainesville-Hall Animal Control has confirmed the county's 17th rabies case of the year after contact between a rabid skunk and a dog on Thursdays in the Shoal Creek Road area.

October 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Police looking for two men in attempted robbery

Gainesville police are looking for two men who tried to rob a business owner at gunpoint Friday morning.

October 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Dawson County plans fire drill

Dawson County Emergency Services will conduct a countywide home fire escape drill at 10 tonight.

October 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office earns national awards

For the third time in six years, the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office has captured top spot in the nation for its efforts in promoting traffic safety.

October 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Superfan duo dedicated to community, not just Lions

Travis Rogers and wife Janice Rogers are a different breed of sports fan. Not only are they fans of the Lakeview Lions and the individual athletes, but also of the whole community.

October 23, 2009 | By Coulter Burch news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


H1N1 vaccine production lags behind expectations

According to top health officials, current productions of the H1N1 vaccine are not going as planned.

October 23, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Mothers and sons have a spooky good time

Mothers and sons got to celebrate Halloween early Thursday night, dressing up in costumes for the Mother and Son Dance Spooktacular at the Gainesville Civic Center.

October 23, 2009 | Megan Gill | Local


Miniature golf tournament benefits youth foundation

A hole-in-one won't be all that's celebrated Saturday at The Oaks Miniature Golf in West Hall.

October 23, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Humane society to hold launch party

The Georgia Bulldogs may be off on Saturday, but you still can enjoy some Varsity food and hang out with dogs at the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia's celebration.

October 23, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Flowery Branch wants residents’ help improving travel

FLOWERY BRANCH - Although it has maintained its small-town charm, the fact of the matter is that Flowery Branch's population continues to grow.

October 23, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Residents speak out on Northern Connector

Plans for a proposed route that would connect Thompson Bridge Road/Ga. 60 with Ga. 365 has led a group of residents to appeal to a citizen's group for help.

October 23, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Decrease in Hall gang activity attributed to deportation program

The arrest last month of an alleged MS-13 gang member in Flowery Branch was one of the more recent appearances of the Salvadoran group in Hall County.

June 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Some teachers spend summers right back at work

Teachers work hard from August through May.

June 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Flowery Branch plans for more art downtown

Flowery Branch City Planner John McHenry is looking for more ways to incorporate art into the downtown area.

June 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Oakwood poultry producer Wayne Farms plans public stock sale

An Oakwood-based poultry producer is forging ahead with plans for an initial public stock offering.

June 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Dawsonville man guilty of murder, believed cellmate was the devil

Believing his cellmate was the devil, John Darrell Setchel grabbed 72-year-old Ronald Sailers off of the top bunk in the Hall County Jail and slammed his head into the ground until he died, prosecutors said Friday morning.

June 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Judge rejects Georgia’s motion to dismiss water wars case

A Maine lawyer overseeing the latest legal battle in the tri-state water wars has denied Georgia's motion to dismiss a lawsuit by Florida in the U.S. Supreme Court.

June 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


New rules coming for commercial vehicles

To be compliant with new federal rules, the Georgia Department of Driver Services is making procedural changes next month for commercial drivers, limiting cell phone use while driving and enacting new road testing requirements.

June 18, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Brenau construction continues on schedule

Four stately homes with towering white columns line the west side of Prior Street, ready for their tenants to move in this fall.

June 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Dump the Pump Day promotes local public transportation

Gainesville participated in the 10th annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday to promote public transportation as gas prices climb over the summer months.

June 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Fireworks law not sparking much response in Hall

Local response to a new state fireworks law is, so far, a dud.

June 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch approves budget, tax increase

Flowery Branch leaders approved next year's budget along with a tax increase at Thursday's meeting, but it wasn't without some dissonance.

June 18, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Charleston shooting latest incident in ‘history with hate violence’

A church shooting in Charleston, S.C., that killed nine, didn't come as a surprise to the Rev. Rose Johnson.

June 18, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Hall officials split on budget options, others undecided

The two budget scenarios Hall County officials are considering for the 2016 fiscal year boil down to whether to approve a tax increase or use additional reserve funds to balance the spending plan.

June 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Plaintiffs in Chestatee prayer case may proceed anonymously

A U.S. District Judge granted the American Humanist Association's motion Tuesday to allow the three plaintiffs in the Chestatee High School prayer case to stay anonymous.

June 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


With changes to alcohol regulations, what’s next for Gainesville?

For a community long accustomed to unusual restrictions on the sale and consumption of alcohol, it's been a remarkable change of pace for Gainesville to amend its ordinances over the last year or so to accommodate businesses serving up beer, liquor and wine.

June 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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