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The Local Agenda: Hall commissioners expected to OK grant applications
The Hall County Board of Commissioners is expected to approve a number of treatment services grant applications for the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council when it meets Wednesday.
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Mon Mar 10, 2014
Hall County bragging rights up for grabs this week in golf, track and field
Whisper it, but maybe we've turned the corner to spring once and for all. The calendar looks it, the area sports schedule looks it, and -- finally -- the weather may look like it for more than two days in a row.
Families get weekend history lesson
The monthly Family Day on Sunday at the Northeast Georgia History Center in Gainesville recognized the 200-year anniversary of the end of the War of 1812.
Powers granted to proposed CVB stripped from bill
State lawmakers have stripped language from a bill that would have given a newly created Gainesville Convention and Visitors Bureau Authority power to issue bonds, purchase property and hire personnel without oversight from the City Council.
Will Cooper Pants Factory get a historical marker soon?
Gainesville is looking to move forward on the long-awaited placement of a historical marker at the site of the former Cooper Pants Factory.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Gainesville wants to help residents own homes
Gainesville officials explained to residents Saturday at an advisory meeting how low-income individuals can go about getting government assistance for a cornerstone achievement - owning a home.
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In Georgia, Some Republicans Look Beyond Senate Primary
GAINESVILLE, Ga.-In Georgia's Republican Senate primary, five leading candidates are each battling to prove to voters that they are the most conservative in the field.
GHMPO committee to consider expanding agencys boundaries
Based on the 2010 Census, the Gainesville Urbanized Area has expanded beyond the Hall County boundary.
Walking under the influence can lead to jail
"It's a bit of a misnomer," said Gainesville attorney Arturo Corso. "It's not that it's just against the law to be a pedestrian under the influence; it's against the law for a person to be intoxicated where it's hazardous and should not walk in the roadway or the shoulder of the roadway."
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Teacher turns boys into men with the 'Gents Club'
Gainesville resident Nathaniel Shelton has spent his career helping young men develop the skills they need to thrive.
Residents get homes through Habitat for Humanity, Hall County partnership
Brothers Adrian, left, and Julian Aceves swing from a peach tree Saturday in the backyard of their new Gillsville house.
Collins picks up GOP opposition; Gibbs may have oppositon
U.S. Representative Doug Collins of Gainesville picked up opposition from within his own party as qualifying closed Friday for the May 20 General Election primaries in Georgia - and Hall County Commissioner Scott Gibbs may have opposition in the fall from an independent candidate.
Chestatee High School commits to community
Students at Chestatee High School in Gainesville spent their class time on Friday serving the community with good deeds and improving their skill sets.
Christians practice Lenten traditions
Palm leaves from last year's Palm Sunday service are burned to create the ashes for Ash Wednesday.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Clogged drain flooded Gainesville post office lot
If you've been wondering about something in your community, Ask The Times is your place to get answers.
Mark Trail's next pen pal
Comic strip artist James Allen will take over the "Mark Trail" comic at the end of the month from Gainesville native Jack Elrod, who has been producing the syndicated strip since 1978.
Beatty drops out of commission race
Tony Beatty is dropping out of the race for a seat on the Hall County Board of Commissioners - three days after qualifying to run in the Republican Primary.
United Way launches reading initiative
"On your left is the brain scan of a child who has been read to, talked to, engaged with in his environment," said the president and co-founder of Read Aloud.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Mural on Main Street depicts Venetian setting
Painters work on a 24-foot-by-7-foot mural of a Venetian scene Monday morning inside the Cosa Nostra Italian Kitches in downtown Gainesville.
Draft beer to go may be coming to downtown square
Alan Davenport enters his craft-beer-to-go business in downtown Flowery Branch. Growlers on Main sells the suds to go and is hoping to expand the business into the downtown Gainesville square if the city will amend an ordinance.