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Gainesville, Hall ready to discuss reservoir plans

Officials from Gainesville and Hall County are ready to start discussing plans for Cedar Creek Reservoir after months of stalemate.

May 05, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Commerce man kills 2 children, self

COMMERCE – Faced with returning to jail and angry the mother of his child would not reconcile with him, 36-year-old Keith Jermaine Gresham killed the woman's two young sons before taking his own life, authorities said Tuesday.

May 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Churches may apply for help rebuilding after arson

The National Coalition for Burned Churches is accepting applications for churches that need assistance rebuilding in 2011.

May 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Forsyth County man charged with biting 2 girls

CUMMING - A Forsyth County man accused of biting two girls in separate incidents over a seven-month span turned himself in to authorities Tuesday.

May 04, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Mexican holiday brings heavy traffic to area restaurants

Cinco de Mayo may be a Mexican holiday, but many enjoy celebrating it here, too.

May 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Nurses honored in Masters ceremony at Brenau University

Area nurses and nursing educators were honored Tuesday morning as Brenau University's first class of Masters in the Art of Nursing.

May 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch considers Sept. 21 special election

A special election to fill a seat vacated by Flowery Branch City Councilman Craig Lutz could be held Sept. 21.

May 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville State College removes administrator

After little more than a year on the job, Gainesville State College's vice president of academic affairs has been removed from her post.

May 04, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Commerce boys, ages 4 and 7, dead in murder-suicide

A Jackson County man shot his two young sons to death before killing himself, officials said this morning.

Jackson County Coroner Keith Whitfield said the shooting happened Monday afternoon in a wooded area off Old Woods Bridge Road, a dirt road between Ga. 98 and Ga. 82 near Commerce.

May 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Local business feels impact from Gulf disaster

Phuong Le has prided himself on getting fresh seafood from the Gulf of Mexico for his Gainesville restaurant.

At first, he or another employee took weekly trips to the coast to gather up shrimp, oysters and fish. Later, as his business grew, he relied on drivers bringing deliveries closer to home.

May 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County tax digest down $138 million since last year

Hall County has tallied its preliminary local tax digest and the results are a letdown to the Hall County school system, which is already struggling to operate with limited resources.

May 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


More lake homes could become rentals

The Hall County Planning Board voted Monday to recommend allowing Lake Lanier homeowners outside the vacation cottage zoning district the right to apply to rent their homes to tourists. Applications would be considered on a case-by-case basis.

May 03, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


2 charged with burglary

At about 11 a.m. Monday, Hall County Sheriff's deputies responded to a burglary in progress at a home in the 3500 block of Coker Road. Deputies found a Hispanic male and a juvenile still inside the home.

May 03, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Program helps recovering addicts get back on their feet

When Ana Martinez needed help getting her wheels back, she turned to some friends.

May 03, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville school may pilot program using iPads

The face, or make that interface, of learning could look a bit different in the fall at Gainesville Middle School.

May 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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After 10 years at Lanier Islands, ‘we’ve barely started’ owner says

Ten years after anchoring its operations at Lake Lanier Islands, the Virgil Williams family has remade the 1,100-acre South Hall resort - down to changing ...

August 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local graphic artist issues logo challenge to Japanese man he says plagiarized his work

In Japanese culture, the notion of honor is highly regarded.

August 23, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Extreme Mustang Makeover draws horse lovers to Chicopee Ag Center

After 100 days of hands-on training, horse trainers from around eastern United States worked to tame wild American mustangs for the Extreme Mustang Makeover held ...

August 22, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Cleveland’s first standalone Chick-fil-A opens Wednesday

Cleveland will get its first standalone Chick-fil-A restaurant this week, a business that will bring 90 new jobs to the area - as well as a ...

August 22, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


DOT to hold open house on road widening

Those who travel U.S. 129 between Gainesville and Athens can learn more next week about plans to widen a 7-mile section of the route.

August 22, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Local systems offer classes to balance art education with academics

Eleven fifth-grade girls sit on the floor of their classroom, singing quietly as they strum brightly-colored ukuleles.

August 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Milton Martin to open new site next month

Gainesville-based dealership Milton Martin Toyota is in the finishing stages of constructing a new location off Mundy Mill Road and Atlanta Highway in Oakwood - complete ...

August 22, 2015 | By Rebecca Braun rbraun@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Retailers in Dawson County committing to new mixed-use center on Ga. 400

August 21, 2015 | By Michele Hester Dawson County News | Local


Gainesville police searching for 3-year-old’s abductor

Gainesville Police are looking for a suspect accused of taking a 3-year-old Thursday night from Longwood Park.

August 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Violin teacher denied bond in child molestation charge

A Clermont violin teacher accused of child molestation was denied bond Friday as a flight risk possibility in Magistrate Court.

August 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Road reopens after water main leak on E.E. Butler Parkway

All lanes on E.E. Butler Parkway are open again at Pepper's grocery near College Avenue in Gainesville after a water main leak under ...

August 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Veterans care a growing challenge, VA secretary says

Ed Dever says he's having a hard time with the Veterans Choice Program.

August 21, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Officials hope new stretchers will reduce EMS injuries

Stretchers arriving in the coming months are expected to take a load off the backs of emergency medical responders.

August 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Missing child located, safe

Hall County officials reported late Thursday that they had located a missing 3-year-old boy and that he was safe.

August 20, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs team with Old Navy to teach job skills

Folding clothes, greeting customers and working a register are skills many young people learn on their first job.

August 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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