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Gainesville City Schools budget approved

Gainesville City Schools passed its budget for fiscal year 2011 Monday, but it's already due for some amendments.

State officials announced Friday that an additional $14 million in education stimulus money for next year will be pulled to balance this year's budget before the end of the fiscal year on June 30. School officials don't yet know what the cuts will look like for local districts.

June 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


John Jarrard to be inducted into Georgia Music Hall of Fame

It's about time.

Gainesville songwriter John Jarrard - who wrote 11 No. 1 hits before passing away in 2001 - will be inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame on Sept. 11 in Atlanta.

June 21, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Teacher qualifies to run for Flowery Branch council seat

A Gwinnett County teacher qualified Monday for the Post 1 seat on the Flowery Branch City Council.

June 21, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Teen in critical condition after boating accident

A 15-year-old metropolitan Atlanta girl was airlifted in critical condition to Grady Memorial Hospital Sunday afternoon after being hit by a boat near Nix Bridge Park.

June 21, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Road widening project gets green light on Ga. 20

From the window of his shop at the corner of Samples Road and Ga. 20, Tony Leo said he can see traffic stopped up in the afternoons, and "it's brutal."

June 21, 2010 | BY ALYSSA LARENZIE Times regional staff | Local


Laurel Park gets upgrades

Laurel Park is getting a makeover.

The changes may seem small - umbrellas in the sprayground water park and better grass management - but parents are already noting a difference.

June 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


St. Jude to honor Gainesville's Stanley Pierce

A Gainesville man was selected out of more than 3,000 fundraising coordinators around the country as St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's coordinator of the year.

On July 27, Stanley Pierce and his wife Peggy will be flown to Memphis, Tenn., where the research hospital is based, for a day of activities before being recognized at an award banquet.

June 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Options make video stores obsolete

CLEVELAND - Brick-and-mortar movie stores are few and far between in White County, leaving film fans with few options for renting the latest summer flicks.

But are residents concerned?

June 20, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


New rules aim to keep kids away from tobacco

With the implementation of new industry regulations, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration hopes to change the face of tobacco users.

June 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Lake Lanier Convention and Visitors Bureau takes site mobile

The Lake Lanier Convention and Visitors Bureau has launched a mobile website that will provide visitors with everything they need to know right on their cell phones.

June 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Marking time for 102 years

Her eyes have seen our history.

June 19, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


State program gives local family hope

Kenny Whitey's life changed dramatically four years ago today.

June 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Literacy group supporting all generations

The person in front of you at the grocery store may not be able to read the nutritional labels on the products she's buying.

June 19, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Ministry gives father figures to those who need them

Today many will celebrate their fathers and thank them for their guidance in life.

June 19, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Law enforcement working to lower gang tensions

One of the few things predictable about gangs is their unpredictability, officials say.

June 19, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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North Hall performing arts center still set for fall opening

Work on the new performing arts center at North High School remains on schedule for the facility to open in time for next school year.

January 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Comprehensive plan updates will include new focus on housing

Affordable housing will be a major consideration when Hall County and other local cities begin the arduous process this year of updating their comprehensive plans ...

January 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs Youth of the Year Jayla Williams driven to succeed

Jayla Williams was born with drive.

January 25, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Gainesville selects new director of water resources department

Gainesville has named a new director of the Department of Water Resources.

January 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gun control proposal would require training for carry license

A bill before the state legislature that would enact bans on assault rifles if passed has generated lots of buzz and controversy in recent weeks.

January 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local families feel stuck as cost of renting climbs

As rental rates climb, two Flowery Branch families feel stuck in the middle.

January 24, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Woman convicted of sex trafficking denied new trial; appeal filed

A Gainesville woman convicted last year of child sex trafficking and other charges was denied a new trial, according to court documents.

January 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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