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City parks department works with tight budget

When Gainesville's Parks and Recreation Director Melvin Cooper presented his plan to run the city's recreation facilities in the coming fiscal year with a bank account that was about 16 percent smaller than the current year, he said the plan met maintenance and operation needs for 2011.

May 20, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Students hope for top prize in safe driving competition

East Hall High School students are vying for $10,000, all while helping others learn the dangers of texting while driving.

May 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville school counselor shares ideas in Washington

Gainesville had a voice in Washington, D.C., last week to talk about the importance of helping minority students transition between high school and higher education.

May 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Jurors watch serial killer hoax videos

When a Gainesville man posted a false Internet confession to killing 16 people, he brought further emotional pain to two distressed families and caused investigators to waste hundreds of hours, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

May 19, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Two charged with burglary in East Hall

At about 11:45 a.m. Friday, Hall County Sheriff's deputies responded to a burglary in progress in the 2900 block of Burton Circle.

May 19, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County remembers fallen soldier

He may not have been a native son, but when Hall County residents found out about the death of Capt. Kyle Comfort, the news stung.

May 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Lions Club, veterans clean up WWII monument

Time had taken its toll on the World War II monument in front of Milliken & Co.'s plant on Jesse Jewell Parkway in Gainesville.

May 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau University, High Museum join forces

Under a partnership announced Tuesday between Brenau University and the High Museum in Atlanta, students will be able to take advantage of internships, guest lectures and "behind-the-scenes" planning.

May 19, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Court filing fees jump

If you want to sue someone in court, be prepared to pay more to file that lawsuit. A lot more.

May 19, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville City Council OKs neighborhood planning group

The Gainesville City Council on Tuesday approved the goals and objectives of the city's second neighborhood planning unit.

May 18, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Vitamins for kids: Pediatrician says they’re OK, but good nutrition is key

Almost everyone knows one - the picky eater.

May 18, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Dawson man sentenced in theft ring

A Dawson County businessman with deep roots in the community was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years with a year to serve in custody for his involvement in a theft ring.

May 18, 2010 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Jury being selected for Internet hoax case

Jury selection continued Tuesday for the trial of a Gainesville man charged with perpetuating an Internet hoax that had law enforcement officials looking for a serial killer.

May 18, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Water basin group to meet for first time at Lake Lanier

A tri-state river basin group formed two years ago to find common ground amid touchy water-sharing issues plans to hold its first meeting at Lake Lanier next month.

May 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ingles must pay $1.4 million to couple

What may be Hall County's longest civil trial came to a close Tuesday with a jury ordering a supermarket chain to pay attorneys fees and punitive damages to a Flowery Branch couple for runoff erosion.

May 18, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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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


Atlanta garden gun case won’t affect Gainesville site

The case involving a visitor carrying weapons in the Atlanta Botanical Garden has been remanded back to Fulton County Superior Court.

May 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Olympic Park venue manager comes full circle with Pan Am Games

As 9-year-old Morgan House watched the Centennial Olympic Games from the shores of Lake Lanier, the world's best kayakers paddled through the lake's ...

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Local buy, global effect: Shop on Gainesville square offers international products

For more than a decade, Connie Rock wanted her purchases to have purpose.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Data puts parts of Gainesville at top threat level for lead poisoning

The painters are brushing up as Melvean Strickland looks over the renovation of her family's home in the historic Newtown neighborhood of Gainesville.

May 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ducks zoom across Lanier to deliver rich prize

All it took was two ducks and 10 bucks.

May 14, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


VIDEO: Lawman hauls a heavy load at Sheriff's Office job fair

Heavy-lifting Sgt. Greg Cochran with the Hall County Sheriff's office is back at it again, performing feats of almost superhuman strength for a crowd ...

May 14, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Flowery Branch students join others to create apps

Flowery Branch High School students, and three other schools, combined technology and compassion in an online project, "Mad about Mattering," seeking to "change the world ...

May 14, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Gainesville judge to speak at Vatican summit

A U.S. District Court judge from Gainesville will join a selection of other judges to speak at the Vatican for a summit on human ...

May 14, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Cancer survivors, supporters march toward a cure in annual Relay for Life fundraiser

It's touched thousands of people in Hall County alone.

May 13, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Lane closures set next week on Spout Springs at I-985

Lane closures are expected through next week on Spout Springs Road in Flowery Branch between the Interstate 985 southbound and northbound ramps, the Georgia Department ...

May 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




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