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Rain slows construction on Gainesville's parking deck, public safety building

While the recent rain may be good for Lake Lanier, it doesn't help construction projects on a deadline.

June 04, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jackson County wants tourists to take day trips on antiques trail

When the heat of the summer arrives, most people's thoughts turn to taking some sort of family vacation; but with economic progress currently frozen, a lot of people don't have the necessary funds for extended trips.

June 04, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Holly Theatre picks two former board members as interim directors

DAHLONEGA - Just five months after taking the executive director position at Dahlonega's Holly Theatre, Jay Constantz has turned in his resignation.

June 04, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


Flowery Branch council OKs false alarm law

FLOWERY BRANCH - Hoping to curb the number of false alarms in the city, the Flowery Branch City Council gave its first approval Wednesday to a new law that would set fines for repeat offenders.

June 04, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


New hot line links parents to safe child care providers

Many parents find it tough to find a place they feel comfortable leaving their children during the day, but a new referral line may make finding child care a little easier.

June 03, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hoschton names new police chief

Hoschton now has a permanent police chief after the City Council voted Monday to appoint Capt. Jeremy Howell to the position.

June 03, 2009 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Lake Lanier manual update is on the fast track, corps official says

BUFORD - Jerry Barnes, pulled from retirement out of his home in the scenic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, first thought the task of modernizing the water control plan for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin would take three years.

June 03, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ga. 53 East lane closure Friday and Saturday in Oakwood

State Department of Transportation crews will be removing and repaving asphalt on Mundy Mill Road, Ga. 53, at the Interstate 985 Exit 16 ramp from 7 p.m. Friday to 7 p.m. Saturday, weather permitting.

June 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Barnes’ entry shakes up governor's race

Former Gov. Roy Barnes on Wednesday announced his intent to enter the 2010 Democratic race to reclaim the office he lost to Sonny Perdue in 2002.

June 03, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


DOT sets contracts for road work in Northeast Georgia

The Georgia Department of Transportation has awarded about $4.8 million in contracts for resurfacing projects in Dawson, Forsyth, Habersham and White counties.

June 03, 2009 | From staff reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Morris on the mend from injuries

Family, friends and colleagues of Northeastern Circuit Public Defender Brad Morris hope he'll be able to come back to Gainesville soon after spending two weeks in critical but stable condition at an Atlanta hospital following a devastating crash on his motorized scooter.

June 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


On the line from Afghanistan: Husband and stepson

JEFFERSON - When her phone rang at 4:30 a.m. recently, Jana Hamrick didn't know who to expect on the other end.

June 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall sheriff's camp gives kids advance warning about drugs, gangs

For 12-year-old Ansley Garrison, getting a chance to sit inside the cockpit of an Army National Guard helicopter Wednesday was "awesome."

June 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Brown Street getting long-awaited repairs

Brown Street is finally getting a face-lift after years of attempts to get the road fixed.

June 02, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Coalition schedules public forum tonight about Lake Lanier

A Lake Lanier advocacy group plans to hold a public forum tonight to provide updates on a couple of key initiatives.

June 02, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Lanier Tech program to help students receive help with diplomas

Jessica Lee is working on a degree so she can better support her 8-year-old son Ethan.

June 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Wrigley to add 155 jobs at Flowery Branch plant

A group watched as cinderblock-sized hunks of gum inched along a conveyer belt before being pressed into sheets and sent down the line. There was mint in the air - a lot of it - and the unaccustomed eyes of visitors watered with the scent of Wrigley's gum.

June 24, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Quinlan campers paint ‘art car’

Some summer campers are taking part in a unique experience this year by painting and repainting an "art car."

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Badge & Bar: Judge denies man’s request to dismiss charges in homeless attacks

Hall County Superior Court Judge Andrew Fuller denied a Gainesville man's request to dismiss charges for two alleged attacks on homeless people.

June 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hobby Lobby coming to Gainesville

Hobby Lobby is set to open a new store in Gainesville. Construction has begun on the 55,000-square-foot building at 1146 Dawsonville Highway NW near Ahaluna Drive in North Lake Square.

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Reports of rabid coyote in Gainesville

The Gainesville Police Department is warning the public about a possible rabid coyote.

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Charitable fund set up in honor of Gus Whalen

A fund has been set up in memory of business and civic leader Gus Whalen, who died Sunday.

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Local AME church hosts vigil for Charleston shooting victims

While the destructive actions of one person can upset a nation, local residents sought to show that the unifying action of prayer is a more powerful force than any individual.

June 24, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Flowery Branch approves zoning for fireworks sales

Flowery Branch City Council members approved an ordinance Wednesday clarifying where certain fireworks sales establishments can hold business, but it wasn't without some reluctance.

June 24, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


North Forsyth woman arrested for Sunday’s hit-and-run incident

June 24, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


New, wider Clarks Bridge opens

The resurgent Lake Lanier Olympic Venue now has a shiny new bridge on its doorstep.

June 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students in summer class at UNG for high school credit

While other kids their age enjoy time by the pool or engage in other summertime fun, 88 students participating in the Steps to College program are spending their summer hitting the books as a part of an enrichment program at the Gainesville campus of the University of North Georgia.

June 23, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Police: Elderly man in electric scooter, others arrested in alleged Wal-Mart TV theft

An elderly man on an electric scooter allegedly aided two other suspects in stealing a 50-inch flat screen television from Wal-Mart early Monday, Oakwood Police said.

June 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Free meals will still be available at some schools through July

June is coming to a close, and so are many lunchrooms in Hall County and Gainesville schools.

June 23, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Bill in Congress would boost Amtrak funding

Amtrak, which has had a longtime presence in Hall County, could get a serious funding boost if a bill now moving through Congress eventually passes.

June 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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