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Gainesville company to show cleanup products to BP, government officials

A Gainesville company is one step closer to tackling the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but it isn't there quite yet.

June 07, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Gainesville school board considers new SPLOST

The Gainesville City Schools board considered Monday adding a special purpose local option sales tax referendum to November's ballot, which would allot funding to build a new elementary school.

June 07, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Local politicos pile their politics on plates

Some people refuse to talk politics at the dinner table. But in Forsyth County, organizations are all for it.

June 06, 2010 | By Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Local


Website lets students check on HOPE status

Parents will be able to track their students' eligibility for the HOPE scholarship online, thanks to a bill recently signed by Gov. Sonny Perdue.

June 06, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Alumni group honors 2 local graduates by breaking tradition

The Fair Street-Butler Alumni Association normally hands out academic scholarships when it holds its reunion every two years.

June 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


State Supreme Court to hear Hoschton’s appeal

The Georgia Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear arguments in an appeal by the city of Hoschton over a sewer dispute.

June 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hurdles remain before transportation tax is passed

A penny sales tax for transportation could generate some $25 million for Hall County alone, but government leaders have a few hurdles to clear first.

June 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


High school students' search for career starts here

Some high school students see class as an obstacle standing in the way of the life that they dream of, while others see it as a key that unlocks a world they never knew would embrace them.

June 06, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Study: Craigslist a hotbed for illegal sex acts

An ad on the Internet classified website Craigslist under the "casual encounters" category leaves little to the imagination.

June 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


World War II veteran Fisher, 90, takes his long journey home

For several minutes, Verl Duane Fisher sat in the wheelchair, wiping away tears and accepting the embraces of friends and loved ones.

June 05, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge rejects self-defense claim

A man accused of killing his half-brother with a tree branch will face trial in September unless the Georgia Supreme Court agrees to hear an appeal that he acted in self-defense.

June 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Car show helps stock food pantry for needy

Oldies music filled the corners of downtown Flowery Branch early Saturday morning.

June 05, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Consumer spending takes slow but steady strides

As a business owner, Dave Goodrich has seen far better times, but this year has been better than last.

June 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Angel of mercy on a fateful day

On June 6, 1944, American soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy in France to stake the Allies' claim to Europe in World War II.

June 05, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Mentors to be honored for turning boys to men

In their own ways, Gene Beckstein and Nathaniel Shelton have been working for years to teach Hall County boys how to be men.

June 04, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Photos: Butterfly Release held at Wilshire Trails Park

"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee," the legendary Muhammad Ali famously said.

May 15, 2016 | By Alexander Popp apopp@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Capitola Farm Road in South Hall to be partially closed for 90 days

A key traffic artery between two major South Hall roads and cutting through a major subdivision will be partially closed 90 days, starting within a ...

May 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sewer line being moved so pedestrian/bicycling tunnel can be built under Atlanta Highway

A $120,000 sewer line project is underway to clear the way for construction of a pedestrian/bicycling tunnel as part of a newly opened ...

May 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


East Hall senior Triston Cooper pushed through injury to help his team

Triston Cooper's senior basketball season was winding down in style. He was getting in a rhythm from the 3-point line and really from everywhere.

May 15, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Lanier Charter Career Academy senior Olivia Henriques changed cultures, started over

Olivia Henriques came to Hall County as a senior in high school from Jamaica - only to be told she would have to repeat her high ...

May 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Flowery Branch seniors Kelsey and Hannah McQueen competed for top academic honors

Hannah and Kelsey McQueen have much in common in addition to being twins, but their paths will diverge for college.

May 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Lakeview Academy senior Luke Lovell got an early start in business

It's an understatement to say Luke Lovell is not the typical high school student. Businessman might be a more accurate description.

May 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Johnson senior Jessa Warren blossomed when she discovered passion in radiology

For most teens and their parents, seeing a radiologist is a nightmare. For Jessa Warren, it was a blessing.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


West Hall senior Stephen Henderson struggled with Asperger's syndrome but found confidence in karate

At The Dojo American Karate Center in Flowery Branch, Stephen Henderson lines up students in his after-school class.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville senior Claire Oliver left family abroad so she could graduate back home

Claire Oliver lived in Gainesville before her family packed up and moved to Saudi Arabia.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Maranatha Christian Academy Danielle Johnson has learned to cope with dyslexia, excel in music

When Danielle Johnson reads, words can float to another line. The same thing happens with musical notes.

May 15, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Wood’s Mill senior Carla Suarez Lopez faced hardships but hopes to go to veterinary school

Carla Suarez Lopez "technically got kicked out" of Chestatee High School.

May 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


North Hall senior Will Barrett speaks publicly to spread awareness of autism

At 18 years old, Will Barrett commands a stage.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Chestatee senior Brooke Gilbert discovered art amid the pain of an eating disorder

Brooke Gilbert knows the value of art and wants to share it with others.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Vietnam veterans were bonded by war 50 years ago

Having graduated from high school in the mid-1960s and just starting lives in small-town Gainesville, 22 young men, mostly in their late teens, didn't ...

May 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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