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Gainesville City Council considers redistricting

The Gainesville City Council is considering major changes to the city's five council wards as part of redistricting that happens every 10 years after new census numbers are released.

July 20, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Official recuses office from eatery tiff

Hall County Solicitor General Stephanie Woodard recused her office from the case of Juan Luna, a local restaurant owner who is accused of pulling a gun on another restaurant owner.

July 20, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


'Splash flash mob' breaks out dance moves for crowd

It's shortly after noon, and something evil's lurking in the pool.

July 20, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Gainesville High close to AYP target

In order to make Adequate Yearly Progress this year, high schools in Georgia must have a graduation rate of 85 percent.

July 19, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


More cutting is needed for regional roads projects list

Time for some wholesale cuts - and soon.

July 19, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cumming postpones vote on bid for wastewater facility

Cumming officials postponed voting on a bid for construction of a new wastewater facility near Lake Lanier during their monthly meeting Tuesday night.

July 19, 2011 | By Crystal Ledford Times regional staff | Local


Hall tax digest drops 6 percent

This year's county tax digest shows that property values have fallen in Hall County.

July 19, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Kids help pets find homes at summer camp

Georgia Shipley, 11, and Olivia Kempker, 7, are spending the dog days of summer vacation helping cats and dogs find happy homes at the Humane Society.

July 19, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Residents cover wide range of state issues with senators

Rhonda Gladden had to leave the meeting early for a funeral visitation, so she jumped up quickly to speak her mind about property assessments.

July 19, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Moonwalk Memories | Schools see broad lessons

In July 1969, many kids watching a grainy image of a man walking on the moon had a similar thought - when I grow up, I want to be an astronaut.

July 19, 2011 | By Carolyn Crist The Times | Local


Gainesville names new fire marshal

Gainesville Fire Chief Jon Canada on Monday named Chad Payne as Gainesville's new fire marshal.

July 18, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Mountains Center mezzanine seating in need of repairs

The Georgia Mountains Center mezzanine seating has seen a lot in the past 32 years.

July 18, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Mounted patrol aids Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office

The days of the Wild West may be over, but for some members of the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, saddling up is still a part of the job.

July 18, 2011 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Audit: Gainesville schools’ deficit is officially put to rest

The long wait is over. Gainesville City Schools Board officially no longer has a budget deficit.

July 18, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Hall school board won't help county repave Sardis school's driveway

Between the Hall County Board of Commissioners and the Hall County School Board, there aren't enough extra funds to repair an elementary school driveway.

July 18, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


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Oakwood taking first steps to clean up old fuel tank site

A defunct underground fuel tank on city-owned property is giving Oakwood an above-ground headache.

March 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school board OKs $8.9M for Lanier Charter Career Academy projects

The Hall County school board on Monday approved $8.9 million for additions and renovations at Lanier Charter Career Academy.

March 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


I-985 bridge in Gwinnett to be closed for repairs, resurfacing

The Thompson Mill Road bridge over Interstate 985 will be closed at some point for repairs, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

March 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


UNG honors Lessie Smithgall with Presidential Leadership Award

Philanthropist and Times co-founder Lessie Smithgall of Gainesville recently received the 2017 Presidential Leadership Award during the fifth annual University of North Georgia Foundation Scholarship ...

March 13, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


International economic representatives to visit Hall

International economic representatives in 11 world markets will visit Hall County this Thursday.

March 12, 2017 | | Local


Family Christian Stores, including one in Gainesville, closing soon

Family Christian Stores has 240 locations nationwide, all of which are closing within two weeks.

March 12, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Northern Connector could be studied in 5 years

Vilified years ago as a potential Hall County road project, the Northern Connector surfaced again last week - to some degree.

March 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Upgrades double capacity of Hall 911 radio system

As he stands in front of a console looking at multiple computer screens, dispatcher John Hanes gets a call from a woman whose husband is ...

March 12, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Artwork on display at Hall County Government Center

Seven West Hall High School students have their paintings on display at the Hall County Government Center's first ever public art show.

March 12, 2017 | BY CINDY NGUYEN intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Dawsonville Highway gridlock, growth raise concerns

The uproar over a proposed 820-home retirement community in Gainesville remains focused on worries over the development's impact on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 traffic.

March 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Braving the storm: Winter weather tips, contact info

When winter weather hits North Georgia, the proper preparation can help get you through the storm and stay warm and safe. Follow these tips:

January 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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