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Gainesville council approves insurance contract

The Gainesville City Council unanimously approved a $551,000 contract with OneBeacon Government Risks for property and liability insurance coverage at a special called meeting Thursday morning.

June 26, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville unemployment rate jumped six-tenths of a point

The unemployment rate in metro Gainesville rose to 6.1 percent in May up from 5.5 percent the month before, though still lower than the rate a year ago, 6.5 percent.

June 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


City’s tax rate could change despite budget adoption

It will likely take another few months before Gainesville officials know whether they need to roll back the property tax rate following a reassessment of lakefront home values this year.

June 26, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge and Bar: July arraignment set for man accused of killing his grandmother

A July arraignment date been set for a man accused in the May death of his grandmother.

June 26, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Alternative-fuel show touts environment, economy

The shiny, new hoods and doors were open for visitors to check out Wednesday, but this wasn't some ordinary car lot.

June 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former Flowery Branch mayor Green dies at 83

David Green remembers his father as someone who never failed to help a person in need.

June 26, 2014 | | Local


Improving test scores fail to keep pace with state gains

Local elementary schools performed below the state average on 2014 Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests, while local middle schools had mixed results.

June 26, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Eyewitnesses give their accounts of killing

Taking the stand in his defense Wednesday, Joseph Williams said he was a "scared man shooting for his life" when he gunned down 37-year-old Adrian Thompson.

June 25, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Deputy wounded in courthouse shooting issues statement of thanks

June 25, 2014 | BY JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


Glades Reservoir project faces another delay

The release of a draft environmental impact statement on the proposed Glades Reservoir has been delayed again.

June 25, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Blood donations down during summer

As temperatures rise, blood donations drop, causing a shortage of blood for hospitals around the area. LifeSouth Community Blood Center in Gainesville is trying to get donations back up.

June 25, 2014 | BY AUDREY WILLIAMS awilliams@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Eyes on the Road: MPO seeks public input on new plan

Hall County's lead transportation planning agency is seeking public input on the organization's proposed Public Participation Plan.

June 25, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville fire department’s 1st female ranking officer dies

Debbie Truelove, a veteran of the Gainesville Fire Department and the department's first female ranking officer, passed away Tuesday morning after a long battle with cancer.

June 25, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Execution date set in murder of Dawson County man

An execution date has been set for Georgia death row inmate Tommy Lee Waldrip, who was convicted in the murder of a Forsyth County grocery store manager more than 20 years ago.

June 25, 2014 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Forsyth County: Injured dog gets new home

A German shepherd dragged behind a truck on June 18 has a new temporary home.

June 25, 2014 | Times regional staff | Local


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Tears, smiles when girl with Williams syndrome sees new room

Stepping out of the limousine, Callie Truelove greeted the "paparazzi" trying to catch a glimpse of her. More than 100 people, armed with smartphones and digital cameras, waited as the 11-year-old emerged.

July 12, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


After first year, drug-monitoring program needs new funds to stay alive

As the Georgia painkiller-monitoring system became a year old, there is uncertainty as to whether it will be around to see its second birthday.

July 12, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Tax on lake vacation rentals still a problem

Hall County is still having difficulty collecting the hotel/motel tax due from vacation rental properties on Lake Lanier.

July 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall authorities seek missing 9-year-old

Hall County law enforcement authorities are seeking a missing 9-year-old boy.

July 12, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local




Women learn to construct a new life

Donning pink and yellow hard hats, a group of 11 women sported a distinctly different look than most graduating classes at commencement.

July 12, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Kids learn healthy habits, swimming at day camp

For 11-year-old Ethan Payne, the best part of day camp is getting to "move and groove."

July 12, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Costs rising to replace 2 Hall County bridges

Costs have increased more than 20 percent in two key Hall County bridge replacement projects.

July 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Full scholarships expand to 14 programs at Lanier Tech

Eleven programs have been added to a 100 percent tuition scholarship grant at Lanier Technical College.

July 12, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall day care’s license revoked over burned toddler

The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning issued a license revocation Friday for a Clermont day care center accused of burning a toddler as three of the day care workers' criminal cases move to Superior Court.

July 11, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man expecting call from Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks will announce the first stop of his world tour on Monday, but it won't be at a press conference.

July 11, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Hall County Democrats have a new mission and headquarters

Hoping to rebrand their image and credentials in a politically conservative community, liberals and progressives celebrated the grand opening Thursday night of the new Hall County Democratic Party headquarters on Athens Street in Gainesville.

July 11, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chicopee Mill road project step closer to fruition

Gainesville City Council is prepared to enter into an agreement next week with the Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority for construction of a road in the Chicopee Mill Industrial Center that will open property for development.

July 11, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


GOP candidates in U.S. Senate runoff spend $11M total

ATLANTA - The two Republicans vying for Georgia's open Senate seat have spent a combined $11 million so far on the race, with just over a week to go before the July 22 runoff.

July 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Fourth lesson: Comfort in water can be natural and learned

Thursday marks the last day of my first week of the Red Cross' Adults Learning the Basics swim lessons at the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center. With a patient instructor, Max Sumner, and a supportive classmate, Cornelia Martin, I'm so comfortable in the pool that I feel silly having avoided it for the past 23 years.

July 11, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


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