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Residents question whether recession has ended

A non-profit research organization may have declared that the recession is over, but some residents are looking for the proof.

September 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fight leads to 5 arrests on gang-related charges

Five West Hall High School students, who are documented members of the street gang BOE, were charged with battery and violating the street gang and terrorism act after a fight at the school Monday, according to the county's Gang Task Force officials.

September 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Florida appeals ruling in tri-state water war

ATLANTA - Florida is appealing a judge's decision that protects Georgia from demands that it release more water from a series of dams to protected threatened or endangered species downstream.

September 21, 2010 | | Local


Proposal changes wrecker rotation

A large number of Gainesville residents showed up to Tuesday's City Council meeting, including several people frustrated about proposed changes to the city's wrecker services.

September 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Resurfacing will close lane of U.S. 129

The Georgia Department of Transportation is planning resurfacing work on U.S. 129 in Cleveland.

September 21, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Company withdraws application to expand quarry

At Monday morning's work session, the Hall County Board of Commissioners agreed to allow Hanson Aggregates Southeast LLC to withdraw its application to expand a rock quarry near the Jackson County line.

September 21, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Plane that landed on I-85 housed in Lawrenceville

A small plane registered to a Lawrenceville-based business and co-owned by a Flowery Branch man made an emergency landing on Interstate 85 in northeast Atlanta around 5 p.m. Monday.

September 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


ReadyFest helps teach emergency planning

During a disaster, it's up to Hall County residents to be their own first responders.

September 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Ten Commandments featured on Oakwood's war memorial

Oakwood has created a downtown war veterans memorial that features a Ten Commandments monument donated by a local resident.

September 21, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall's closed meeting vote may be illegal

The Hall County Board of Commissioners may have broken Georgia's open meeting laws by voting behind closed doors on payments to the Glades Reservoir property owners, minutes from the closed session show.

September 21, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville High competes in blood donation competition

Medical beds were arranged inside buses outside of Gainesville High School on Monday, each bed occupied by a person with blood flowing from their arm to a blood bag below.

September 20, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Race Street closed this week

Race Street will be closed today through Friday from just past the Wachovia Bank drive-through entrance to College Avenue.

September 20, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville to hire 5 more teachers

Students have already settled into their classrooms, but Gainesville City Schools will see a slight adjustment as it hires five new teachers this school year.

September 20, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville City Council could close 2 downtown alleys for parking

Two alleys in downtown Gainesville could soon be closed to the public.

September 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Local firm buys Regions building

Green Street LLC has purchased a Regions Bank building in Gainesville.

September 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Woman charged with ramming another car, injuring driver

A Gainesville woman is accused of ramming her car into another woman's car until it struck a power pole, police said.

May 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Local officials react to Obama administration’s directive on transgender bathrooms in schools

Local officials were among those at public schools nationwide who received an Obama administration directive Friday saying they must permit transgender students to use bathrooms ...

May 13, 2016 | Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local


Sardis principal buzzes hair to celebrate students for meeting reading goals

A raucous roar of cheering, stamping and squealing poured out of the Sardis Enrichment School gymnasium Friday morning.

May 13, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Norton’s accomplishments in law, historic preservation resonate with many

Wednesday's unveiling of artifacts recovered from a northeast Hall County historic mill site likely would have delighted the late William L. Norton Jr.

May 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Shooting case moves on to Superior Court

An argument in a Lula man's car preceded three gunshots to the chest and arms, a Gainesville Police investigator testified Thursday.

May 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hamrick, Figueras honored with Quality of Life award

Two community advocates and former members of the Gainesville City Council were praised and honored Thursday night as the Council on Aging presented its second ...

May 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


DFCS to add 175 staff members statewide

Another 175 child welfare staff members will join the Division of Family and Children Services in July as the number of regional foster homes has ...

May 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


No tax increase in proposed $33.5 million Gainesville budget

Gainesville City Council will consider approving a $33.5 million budget when it meets in June that includes no tax increases or water/sewer rate ...

May 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County school district announces principal moves

Four principal moves and two additional vacancies have been announced in Hall County Schools.

May 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


East Ridge Road back open after closing for fire

No one was injured in an East Ridge Road house fire in Gainesville on Thursday. The road was closed for more than two hours as ...

May 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Chicopee Woods Elementary lends ‘amazing’ support for Johnson soccer team ahead of title game

Students lined the halls of Chicopee Woods Elementary School after lunchtime Thursday holding handmade signs and banners. One read "You're my hero" and another ...

May 12, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Former West Hall coach arrested after allegations of relationship with student

Zachary Swansey, former boys basketball coach at West Hall High School, was arrested Wednesday evening on a charge of sexual assault to a student.

May 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Area homeless agency board members quit as same-sex couple applies

Half the members resigned last week from the board of a local nonprofit that pairs homeless families with church hosts just as a same-sex couple ...

May 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Stakeholders examine artifacts from Healan’s Mill excavation

The remnants of a wooden door, its hinges missing and green paint faded and peeling, still bear the year of its origin across the front.

May 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Source of robocalls targeting Stowe remain a mystery

Political robocalls were placed to Gainesville residents last week urging them to vote for incumbent Jeff Stowe in the Republican primary race this month for ...

May 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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