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Ask The Times: Gainesville spent just over $1 million for building renovation
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If you’ve been wondering about something in your community, Ask The Times is your place to get answers. The following questions were submitted by readers and answered through the efforts of our news staff.

How much in total was spent by the city of Gainesville to renovate the old fire department building across the street from the City/County administration building?

Melody Marlowe, administrative services director for the city of Gainesville, said the cost to renovate that building, known as Green Street Station, was $1.05 million.

The project was completed in 2006. The building, located at 311 Henry Ward Way, previously served as a fire station and as a museum; it currently houses Gainesville’s community development department.

How do I make sure I can vote in the presidential election?

Those eligible to vote in Georgia can go to the Secretary of State’s My Voter Page at to check their voter registration status. The site also will give the voter’s polling location.

Someone registering must be a citizen of the United States, a legal resident of the county in Georgia in which he or she wants to vote and at least 17« years old (and 18 to cast a ballot).

For those who are not registered, there is a link on the website to do so. Registration forms also are available at libraries and the county elections office at 2875 Browns Bridge Road.

The deadline to register to vote in the presidential election is Oct. 9.

Advanced voting at the elections office begins Oct. 15. Election Day is Nov. 6.

For more information on voting in Hall County, contact the elections office at 770-531-6945.

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