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Gainesville, Jefferson police get high marks

Two local police departments have gone through the necessary steps to show the public that they are committed to providing a high, standards-based level of service.

December 15, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


School celebrates Christmas traditions from other lands

Students of the World Language Academy learned Tuesday that other cultures somehow manage to celebrate Christmas without Santa Claus.

December 15, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Habersham couple reunited after soldier’s Afghanistan deployment

Ginny Thibeault got her Christmas gift early - her husband returning from deployment in Afghanistan. And that he showed up in time for her graduation from Piedmont College in Demorest.

December 15, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville will start Main Street program

Gainesville's City Council voted Tuesday to pull its funding for Main Street Gainesville and instead start its own Main Street program.

December 15, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Are those Christmas packages ready to go?

Christmas is still 10 days away but thousands of people are already mailing gifts to friends and family far away.

December 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville school board renews Dyer’s contract

Gainesville schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer will remain the district's head Red Elephant through July 1, 2012.

December 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall schools move away from block schedule

The Hall County Board of Education unanimously approved a high school schedule change for next school year that will shift high schools from a four-period block schedule to a hybrid seven-period day schedule.

December 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville buys CSX property for greenway

Gainesville officials have closed on the property key to the construction of a greenway in the Midtown area.

December 14, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Oakwood City Council OKs sewer pump station

OAKWOOD - Oakwood City Council voted Monday night to spend $1.1 million to start construction on a pump station as part of a project that eventually could bring 2.5 million gallons of sewer per day from Braselton.

December 14, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 zoning requests attract crowd at Jefferson work session

JEFFERSON - Two proposed rezoning requests brought residents out en masse to Monday's Jefferson City Council work session.

December 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Burns Drive case could provide key to other thefts

Gainesville Police are investigating a burglary that happened Friday on Burns Drive that may help them solve numerous other burglaries in the city and the county.

December 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Fair Street kindergartners learn about giving

They were learning about celebration, but the real lesson was giving.

December 14, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Dawsonville man gets 13 years in terror case

A Dawsonville man was sentenced to 13 years in federal prison Monday, six months after his June conviction on terror charges.

December 14, 2009 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Friday celebration to honor retiring chief

A Friday event will give folks a chance to say hail to the chief.

December 13, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Da Vinci Academy deluged with applications

Most middle schoolers aren't thinking about college applications yet, but a handful are working on applications to Hall County's Da Vinci Academy.

December 13, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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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


Eyes on the Road: Clarks Bridge could open Wednesday afternoon

The new Clarks Bridge could open Wednesday afternoon but no later than Thursday, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

June 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man escapes smoking passenger van

A man smelled smoke Tuesday afternoon while driving and exited the van before it was in flames, fire officials said.

June 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Coroner: Atlanta Street man killed by gunshot wound to head

A Gainesville man killed at the Atlanta Street Apartments June 15 suffered a gunshot wound to the head, Hall County Coroner Marion Merck said Tuesday.

June 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Foster care training process frustrates some

With hundreds of children needing foster care homes in North Georgia, Sara Griffith of Murrayville decided she wanted to be part of the solution.

December 07, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


From foster to forever: Some parents seek adoption

With big dreams come the possibility of worst nightmares.

October 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Where do we go from here?

October 19, 2014 | BY NICK WATSON and BEKAH PORTER | Local


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