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Street collapse may cost Flowery Branch up to $100K to fix

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch may end up spending $75,000 to $100,000 for repairs to a portion of Spring Street that collapsed last week after overnight steady rainfall, city officials said Wednesday.

December 16, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Shelters caution impulsive pet adoptions

As Christmas approaches, local shelters and rescue groups hope families will consider adopting a pet.

December 15, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Grand jury hearing case of slain minister in Toccoa

A grand jury met Tuesday to begin considering whether criminal charges should be brought against undercover drug officers involved in the Sept. 1 shooting death of a Baptist minister outside a Toccoa convenience store.

December 15, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Governors vow to compromise in water wars

Local officials are pleased that the governors of Georgia, Alabama and Florida, after meeting privately Tuesday in Montgomery, Ala., say they will solve the tri-state water war before their terms are over at the end of 2010.

December 15, 2009 | By Melissa Weinman and Jeff Gill mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com | jgill@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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


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Georgia Milestones tests now carry higher stakes

High school students in Gainesville and Hall County are used to high-stakes final exams. They're used to spending hours studying their notes, taking practice ...

January 31, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Solutions to affordable housing shortage come from variety of sources

A lack of affordable, quality housing in Gainesville and Hall County and its effects on the area economy and residents' quality of life are issues ...

January 31, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


2 men arrested on drug charges; one resists, fights back, officials say

Two men face drug charges after an arrest Friday, during which one resisted arrest and fought with the officers, officials say.

January 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


SLIDESHOW: A fashionable Fasching festival in Helen

Partygoers got their annual midwinter head start on Mardis Gras on Saturday by dressing up in their finest festival attire for the annual Fasching event ...

January 30, 2016 | | Local


Humane Society pets lend their paws for the cause

Anyone who has owned a dog or cat can attest to the difficulty of getting a confused animal to follow directions. But for local artist ...

January 30, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


Teen injured, another arrested after shooting incident in vehicle

One teenager was wounded and another arrested after a shooting incident Friday night in southern Hall County, the sheriff's office reported this morning.

January 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


You Heard It Here: No, Shaq did not come to Gainesville

The classic Georgia-Florida mixup for residents of Gainesville came again with the viral video of Shaquille O'Neal playing basketball with children.

January 30, 2016 | | Local


Students get 'psyched out' at Brenau event

Victoria Martin, a junior at Chestatee High School, squealed and jumped when the "control" in the experiment flexed her wrist and Victoria felt the electric ...

January 30, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Georgia’s middle class is shrinking, Pew report shows

Job losses, wage cuts and underemployment during the recession have taken a very specific toll on the nation's middle class.

January 30, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Crunched for space: Carter family wants affordable place with breathing room

In the claustrophobic confines of Brenda and Darrell Carter's Gainesville apartment, 26-year-old Cortney Jackson sits on a sofa surrounded by medical equipment, framed photos ...

January 30, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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