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Charred churches get some help rebuilding

When a church is burned down, it can be a tragic experience for the congregation. That is why one local group is dedicated to supporting and helping those churches rebuild.

May 23, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Holiday weekend warm, but storms may butt in

As you head out this weekend to the various Memorial Day activities, you may want to be sure to have an umbrella handy.

May 23, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


DNR ready for increased boat traffic

Like the water level, the number of boating accidents, boating under the influence arrests and drownings in 2008 all were down on Lake Lanier from previous years.

May 23, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Local soldier wounded in Afghanistan

Now in his second tour of duty for his second branch of the military, Army Spc. Andy "Sully" Sullens isn't ready for a roadside bomb to keep him from his mission.

May 23, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Fire and police departments investigate bus yard fire

Nine Gainesville city school buses were damaged by an early-morning fire Friday that investigators said could have been caused by arson.

May 23, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Rabid fox confirmed in North Hall; county's 11th case

The Gainesville-Hall County Animal Control Department has reported the 11th confirmed rabies case this year, the latest linked to a fox in the Payne Road area of North Hall County.

May 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Area teachers earn Master Teacher honors

Four local teachers have gained Master Teacher certification, a honor bestowed by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission based on gains in student achievement.

May 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Deal fills key roles on campaign staff

Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Gainesville, has filled three key leadership positions on his campaign staff in his bid for governor in 2010.

May 23, 2009 | | Local


GHS bestows 4 honorary diplomas

Four community members donned caps and gowns to pick up honorary diplomas Friday alongside the 211 Red Elephants who graduated from Gainesville High School.

May 23, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Helen’s new bridge opens for holiday walkers

Although many construction projects tend to run over schedule, there's at least one in Helen that took less time to complete than expected.

May 23, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Students cap off another year

The last school bell for the 2008-09 school year has rung and it's time to blare the rock anthem "School's Out."

May 23, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Rabid fox confirmed in North Hall area

The Gainesville-Hall County Animal Control Department has reported the 11th confirmed rabies case this year, the latest linked to a fox in the Payne Road area of North Hall.

May 22, 2009 | By Staff Reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Burglars take money, video game from First United Methodist Church

Money and a video game system were lifted from Gainesville First United Methodist Church this week, but Gainesville Police found no signs of forced entry.

"We had one of our staff's office broken into," said the Rev. Terry Walton. "They stole some checks and some cash and some personal items from our employee. They also stole one of our Wii units from our youth hall."

May 22, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Frances Meadows Center burglarized, cash taken

A burglar broke into the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center overnight, causing about $3,500 in damages, police said. An unknown amount of cash and checks were stolen.

A news release from the Gainesville Police Department said the burglary occurred between midnight and 5:40 a.m.

May 22, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Public Works staff educate kids on behind-the-scenes efforts

Hall County Public Works employees were recognized for a job well-done and taught a group of elementary school kids about what they do at a cookout in honor of National Public Works Week.

May 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Oakwood mulls major tax hike as debt, bills pile up

For 15 years, one of the things Oakwood residents and businesses could count on was a mostly steady tax rate.

October 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Times yard sale raises money for Relay for Life

The Times held a yard sale in its parking lot Saturday. All proceeds from the semi-annual event went to benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

October 11, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Local


It's off to Market for Gainesville festival

The second weekend in October marks the beginning of Mule Camp Market, the three day festival that fills Gainesville's downtown square with a wide variety of tents, food vendors and entertainment for the whole family.

October 11, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


Special Olympians fill fields with smiles

Even a bit of wet weather couldn't douse the sunshine found on the fields and in the stands at Saturday's State Fall Games by Special Olympics Georgia.

October 11, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Tumbling Circle railroad crossing to close

The Georgia Department of Transportation is closing the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing near Old Oakwood Road.

October 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Water issues not a big focus in state races

Two decades of "water wars" between Georgia, Florida and Alabama are barely registering as a skirmish in political races leading up to the Nov. 4 election.

October 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fifth annual Giant Book Sale benefits local organizations

The fifth annual Giant Book Sale opened Friday, benefitting Our Neighbor Inc. and The Next Chapter Bookstore. It continues from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at 111 Spring St. More than 10,000 books are available, categorized by subject and most sold for $3 or less.

October 11, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Former lieutenant indicted in Hall sheriff’s office data deletion case

A former lieutenant with the Hall County Sheriff's Office was indicted Wednesday, accused of intentionally deleting sheriff's office data.

October 10, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville officials mum on fire department interviews

It is now unclear whether Gainesville officials will hold interviews with fire department personnel next week, or at any point, to discuss workplace morale and other concerns.

October 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County explores outsourcing payroll processing

The Hall County Board of Commissioners has given the go-ahead for staff to seek bids from payroll services companies.

October 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Former newspaper contractor sentenced to jail for theft

Gabrielle Veronica Gibson of Buford, formerly an independent contractor who delivered newspapers to stores for The Times, was sentenced to jail time and probation on Monday on a charge of theft by taking.

October 10, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Rabid skunk found in South Hall

A rabies case has been reported in South Hall County in the area of Candler Highway/Calvary Church Road.

October 10, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Forsyth County's UDC changes made official

October 10, 2014 | Times regional Staff | Local


Dawsonville annexation disagreement continues

October 10, 2014 | Times regional staff | Local


2 challenge Deal in governor’s race

Republican Gov. Nathan Deal faces a stiff challenge in his re-election bid this year as state Sen. Jason Carter, grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, rallies Democrats to his candidacy and Libertarian Andrew Hunt works to make inroads for an increasingly popular third party.

October 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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