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Hall fire officials investigating suspicious fire

Hall County Fire Services is investigating a suspicious house fire Sunday in the 4300 block of Tanners Mill Road in South Hall.

June 29, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Georgia Games put disabled athletes on the field

It all came down to Jerry Frick's spin.

June 29, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood man fights for a cause and history

History was made Saturday as Kelly Leo completed a grueling tournament designed to challenge both body and mind.

June 29, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Avoid red ink with diploma: Help on way for students in debt

An executive order issued by President Barack Obama earlier this month aims to provide more flexibility to millions of student loan borrowers with low income and high debt.

June 29, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Tag, you’re not it: Some vanity plates don’t make the cut

America, if nothing else, is rooted in car culture.

June 29, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Watercraft renters now must pass a test

Just in time for the big July Fourth weekend, watercraft rental companies must require renters to get a bit of education before they hit the water.

June 28, 2014 | By Audrey Williams awilliams@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Young new boaters must get educated before hitting lake

As Cpl. Eddie Tompkins and Ranger Shane Brown of the Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division flash their blue lights, Flowery Branch resident Michael Alvarez brings his boat to a halt.

June 28, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


A community tries to forgive following shooter's murder conviction

Those who showed their support for the late Adrian Thompson during the prosecution of his shooter said they must extend compassion to the family of Joseph Williams.

June 28, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Vaughan elected to State Bar committee

Nicki Noel Vaughan, chief assistant public defender for the Northeastern Judicial Circuit, was elected to the State Bar of Georgia's Board of Governor's Executive Committee at the organization's annual meeting on Amelia Island.

June 28, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Downtown businesses draw a younger crowd

Downtown Gainesville is adding two new storefronts to its growing roster of shops, restaurants and boutiques.

June 28, 2014 | By Audrey Williams awilliams@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Cyclists sprint to the finish line

The third annual Dingo Days of Summer kicked off a three-day race weekend Friday night with the 2014 Wrenched Bicycles Street Sprints and Crits.

June 28, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


Officials identify man shot by Forsyth County deputy

The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the armed man who was shot after confronting a deputy Thursday on Hopewell Road.

June 28, 2014 | BY CRYSTAL LEDFORD Times regional staff | Local




March to honor fire department's first female officer

The Gainesville Fire Department will conduct a procession of fire trucks to honor retiree Debbie Truelove, who died this week.

June 28, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Tax appeals could alter Hall County budget

Hall County may have to adjust its revenue projections and general fund budget once appeals of property assessments conclude in a few months.

June 28, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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Oakwood OKs short-term loan

Oakwood City Council voted Monday night to take out a short-term loan of up to $400,000 to cover expenses.

July 15, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville considers road project agreement

Gainesville City Council will meet tonight to vote on an agreement with the Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority about constructing a road in the Chicopee Mill Industrial Center that will open for property development.

July 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Longstreet Society celebrates 20-year anniversary

The Longstreet Society held a volunteer work day Saturday to clean up the grounds and do minor repairs to the Piedmont Hotel for the society's 20th anniversary.

July 14, 2014 | Alexandra Smith | Local


Gainesville host of World War II reunions dies

Asa Autry's military devotion extended way beyond his service in World War II.

July 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Class Notes: School board meetings in Gainesville to change venue

Starting July 21, Gainesville's regular Board of Education meeting will be held on the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in the municipal center on Queen City Parkway.

July 14, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Forsyth planning new parks on Lanier

July 14, 2014 | By Megan Reed Times regional staff | Local


Syfan Logistics to expand, add 50 jobs

Gainesville-based Syfan Logistics is in expansion mode, planning to hire about 50 people and spend about $2 million more by the end of this year.

July 14, 2014 | Greg Breazeale | Local


Trucking, logistics site planned at Lula industrial park

The owner of Gainesville trucking and logistics companies is seeking a rezoning so he can build corporate offices and maintenance facilities off Ga. 365 in Lula.

July 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Don Carter State Park celebrates first year

Ronald Brown doesn't just visit Don Carter State Park - he frequents it.

July 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former pro golfer, GHS star athlete Valentine dies at 64

Former star Gainesville and University of Georgia athlete and pro golfer Tommy Valentine died Saturday after a long battle with cancer. He was 64.

July 14, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Parents, experts weigh factors in picking day care

The state Department of Early Care and Learning announced Friday that Discovering Basics day care in Clermont would have its license revoked, leaving parents whose kids attend the center scrambling for alternatives.

July 13, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Picking the best day care a parental priority

After two years of paperwork, a star has landed in Gainesville.

July 13, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Social media posts often used to screen jurors

Online social media profiles have become a seamless extension of our real-world personalities. But with broader access to sharing your life and personality via the Internet come implications, including with the criminal justice system.

July 13, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


The circus came to town

Titus Smith, 6, pets "Runaway" on Saturday after riding her at the Loomis Bros. Circus at Chicopee Agricultural Center. David and Ashley Smith of Buford, with youngest son Gage, 1, are in the background. The circus featured acrobats, clowns, aerialists, thrill acts and animal acts including elephants and Bengal and white Siberian tigers. "We hope to come back next year," said spokesperson Erik Scott. "The response was pretty good."

July 13, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


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