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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Gainesville Farmers Market set July 30 on downtown square

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (July 29, 2021) – The Gainesville Farmers Market returns Friday, July 30, to the historic square in downtown Gainesville.

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Posted on: July 31, 2021

Gainesville celebrates US leaders, veterans

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Gainesville Farmers Market set July 23 on downtown square

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (July 22, 2021) – The Gainesville Farmers Market returns Friday, July 23, to the historic square in downtown Gainesville.

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

‘Lunch trolley’ hits Gainesville streets

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. (July 14, 2021) – The City of Gainesville is proud to announce the soft launch of a lunchtime trolley service utilizing one of Gainesville’s two new blue-and-white trolleys.

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Gainesville Farmers Market set July 16 on downtown square

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (July 15, 2021) – The Gainesville Farmers Market returns Friday, July 16, to the historic square in downtown Gainesville.

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

Beach Bash 2021 a ‘shore thing’ for July 16 at Lake Lanier

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (July 12, 2021) – Gainesville may be hundreds of miles from the ocean, but the City is gearing up to ride the wave that is Beach Bash 2021.

Beach Bash is slated for 5-10 p.m. Friday, July 16, on the shores of Lake Sidney Lanier a...

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Gainesville Farmers Market set July 9 on downtown square

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (July 8, 2021) – The Gainesville Farmers Market returns Friday, July 9, to the historic square in downtown Gainesville.

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

Fourth of July: Gainesville offices closed Monday, July 5

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (June 30, 2021) – The City of Gainesville will observe the Fourth of July holiday Monday, July 5, resulting in unavailability of the following facilities and services:

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

Attractions, landmarks abound in 'Hospitality Capital of the World'

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

You're the Reason Scholarship recipients announced

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. (June 17, 2021) – The City of Gainesville has announced the 2021 recipients of You’re the Reason Scholarship funds.

The seven winners were announced Tuesday, June 15, by Mayor Danny Dunagan during the regular m...

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

Gainesville Farmers Market set June 18 on downtown square

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (June 16, 2021) – The Gainesville Farmers Market returns Friday, June 18, to the historic square in downtown Gainesville.

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

Gainesville Spring Chicken Festival Scholarship recipients announced

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. (June 16, 2021) – Before loved ones and City of Gainesville leadership, among others, a handful of North Georgia students were recognized Tuesday, June 15, as recipients of 2021 Gainesville Spring Chicken Festival Scholarship funds.

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Posted on: June 14, 2021

Gainesville, community partners to offer free COVID-19 vaccines

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (June 14, 2020) – Gainesville-Hall County residents and visitors 18 and over won’t have to travel far to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Moderna-brand vaccines will be administered free of charge from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Ju...

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

Gainesville Farmers Market returns June 11 to downtown square

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (June 10, 2021) – The Gainesville Farmers Market returns Friday, June 11, to the historic square in downtown Gainesville.

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

Food Truck Friday returns June 11 to Lake Lanier Olympic Park

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (June 9, 2021) – The 2021 season of Food Truck Friday continues this week, June 11, at Lake Lanier Olympic Park.

Come hungry from 5-9 p.m. and indulge in a generous lineup of food, beverage and dessert trucks, plus live entertain...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

‘Downtown Get-Around’ gets rolling June 9 in downtown

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. (June 8, 2021) – The City of Gainesville is putting rubber to the road in its latest effort to encourage visitors to downtown amid construction.

Known as the “Downtown Get-Around”, the eight-person club car wi...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Gainesville Farmers Market returns today to downtown square

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (June 4, 2021) – The Gainesville Farmers Market returns today, June 4, to the historic square in downtown Gainesville.

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Main Street Gainesville receives 2021 national accreditation

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (June 2, 2021) – Main Street Gainesville has been designated as an accredited Main Street™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards. Each year, Main Street America and its partners announce the list of accred...

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

First Friday concert slated June 4

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (June 1, 2021) – This Friday, June 4, Main Street Gainesville is bringing back to downtown Gainesville the First Fridays concert series.

“Having the historic downtown buildings filled with all of our favorite small businesses just feels li...

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Posted on: May 31, 2021

DWR set for downtown water outage June 2

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (May 31, 2021) – So the Gainesville Department of Water Resources (DWR) can perform system maintenance, water service will be interrupted from approximately 7 p.m.-7 a.m. Wednesday, June 2, for some customers in downtown Gainesv...

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Posted on: May 31, 2021

Gainesville: the City departments behind its success

Editor’s Note: To celebrate the City of Gainesville turning 200 years old on Nov. 30, 2021, Gainesville Georgia Government is sharing interesting highlights from its centuries-old history. This is the sixth installment in a series, which will be...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

Gainesville Farmers Market kicks off 2021 season May 28

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (May 28, 2021) – Just in time for summer, the Gainesville Farmers Market returns for the 2021 season Friday, May 28, on the historic square in downtown Gainesville.

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report now available

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (May 27, 2020) – The Gainesville Department of Water Resources has made available the latest Annual Drinking Water Quality Report. The report became available on the City’s website, gainesville.org, Thursday, ...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

Final Blue Sky concert set May 26 on downtown square

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (May 26, 2021) – What elevates a warm, sunny afternoon spent shopping or dining on the historic square in downtown Gainesville? How about live music?

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

West Academy, Green streets closed until late May

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (May 25, 2021) – The Gainesville Public Works Department is reminding the motoring public of the following road closures currently in effect and lasting through late May. Both closures have enabled crews to perform utility work ...

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

Gainesville offices closed Memorial Day: Monday, May 31

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (May 24, 2021) – The City of Gainesville will observe the Memorial Day holiday Monday, May 31, resulting in unavailability of the following facilities and services:

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

Public hearings set for Gainesville Connection, Dial-A-Ride elimination

The Gainesville Connection staff has scheduled public hearings to receive public comment about the proposed closures of Dial-A-Ride vanpool service and Gainesville Connection fixed-route bus service. If approved, the changes will take effect June 30.

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Posted on: May 22, 2021

Lake Life Festival set Saturday at Lake Lanier Olympic Park

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (May 22, 2021) – Experience lake life at the inaugural Lake Life Festival, slated for 9 a.m.-2 p.m. today, May 22, at Lake Lanier Olympic Park.

Lake Lanier Olympic Park is gathering all the fun activities and experiences Lake Lan...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

West Academy, Green streets to close until late May

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (May 18, 2021) – The Gainesville Public Works Department has announced the following road closures taking effect this week and lasting through late May. Both closures will enable crews to perform utility work in the area.

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

Blue Sky Concert Series returns May 19 to downtown square

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (May 17, 2021) – What elevates a warm, sunny afternoon spent shopping or dining on the historic square in downtown Gainesville? How about live music?

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

GET YOUR GRUB ON!

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. (May 13, 2021) – The 2021 season of Food Truck Friday continues this week, May 14, at Lake Lanier Olympic Park.

Come hungry from 5-9 p.m. and indulge in a generous lineup of food, beverage and dessert trucks, plus live entertainment and mo...

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

Blue Sky Concert Series returns May 12 to downtown square

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (May 10, 2021) – What elevates a warm, sunny afternoon spent shopping or dining on the historic square in downtown Gainesville? How about live music?

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

DWR: Street closure, water outage set overnight Monday

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (May 6, 2021) – Historic Green Street, starting next week, will be reduced from four lanes to two lanes as the Gainesville Department of Water Resources (DWR) continues maintenance on the City's underground water system...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

Main Street Gainesville: First Fridays returning May 7

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (May 5, 2021) – Starting this Friday, May 7, Main Street Gainesville is bringing back to downtown Gainesville the First Fridays concert series.

“Having the historic downtown buildings filled with all of our favorite sma...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Safe Kids Day set Saturday, May 8

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (May 3, 2021) – In recognition of Safe Kids Day, the Gainesville Fire Department is gearing up to host several safety-related activities Saturday, May 8, at station No. 1.

Activities are slated from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and will includ...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Gainesville, Georgia: 'Poultry Capital of the World'

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Blue Sky Concert Series returns May 5 to downtown square

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (April 29, 2021) – What elevates a warm, sunny afternoon spent shopping or dining on the historic square in downtown Gainesville? How about live music?

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Mayor Dunagan delivers 2021 State of the City Address

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (April 21, 2021) – At the Tuesday, April 20, regular meeting of the Gainesville City Council, Mayor Danny Dunagan delivered the 2021 State of the City Address highlighting accomplishments from “one of the biggest and b...

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

GWR to release 2021 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report May 30

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (April 27, 2021) – Gainesville Water Resources is on track to release Sunday, May 30, the 2021 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report, which contains results from 2020 testing of the City of Gainesville’s drinking water ...

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

MotoAmerica Kickoff Party races to Gainesville April 29

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (April 19, 2021) – Mark your calendars: the MotoAmerica Kickoff Party is slated for 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 29, on the historic square in downtown Gainesville. The party will precede the MotoAmerica Superbikes at Atlanta event ...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

DWR set for weekend water outage

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (April 13, 2021) – So the Gainesville Department of Water Resources (DWR) can perform system maintenance, specifically valve replacement, water service will be interrupted from approximately 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 17, for some cust...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

GET YOUR GRUB ON!

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. (April 1, 2021) – Still hungry? Get ready for a second helping of Food Truck Friday next week, April 9, at Lake Lanier Olympic Park.

After a successful season opener in March, City of Gainesville organizers are excited to welcome even more...

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

Gainesville extends $1 WeGo rides to COVID-19 vaccination sites

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (March 31, 2021) – To further support the coronavirus vaccination effort in Gainesville-Hall County, the City of Gainesville will continue offering discounted WeGo rides ($1 from $3) through June for those traveling to get the v...

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

Moody's upgrades Gainesville's GOULT to Aa1; outlook stable

NEW YORK (March 30, 2021) – Moody's Investors Service has upgraded the City of Gainesville's general obligation unlimited tax (GOULT) bond rating to Aa1 from Aa2, issued through the Gainesville Redevelopment Authority. The City has approximately $5.6 mill...

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

Gainesville Parks & Rec: known for quality programming, facilities

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

2021 Food Truck Friday season returns March 12

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (March 3, 2021) – Been craving some fun in the sun? You’re in luck! The City of Gainesville’s 2021 event season opens in mid-March with the return of Food Truck Friday.

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

DWR: Water outage set Monday in South Hall

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (March 5, 2021) – So the Gainesville Department of Water Resources (DWR) can complete water main improvements, water service will be interrupted from approximately 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, March 8, for some customers in the souther...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Midweek water outage planned near Civic Center

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (March 2, 2021) – To allow for the installation of water main valves, water service will be interrupted from approximately 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, for some customers in the area of the Gainesville Civic Center, the...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Black History Month: Gainesville celebrates African-American leaders

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

McEver Road: Water service interrupted Thursday

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Feb. 25, 2021) – Water service will be interrupted from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, for customers on McEver Road between Stephens Road/Old Flowery Branch Road and Oakwood Road, the Gainesville Department of Water Resources (DWR) ann...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Parker Street partially closed through Sunday

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Feb. 19, 2021) – Starting Saturday, Feb. 20, Parker Street between Gordon and East avenues will be closed to traffic through Sunday, Feb. 21, announced the Gainesville Department of Water Resources (DWR).

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Gainesville, NGCF address community needs magnified by pandemic

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Feb. 17, 2021) – As the fight against COVID-19 persists, the City of Gainesville and North Georgia Community Foundation (NGCF) have partnered together to help those adversely impacted by the pandemic, whether due to illness, loss of empl...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Cottrell to Invest $125 Million in Gainesville, Hall County Expansion

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Cottrell, an industry leader in manufacturing and assembling over-the-road car haulers and equipment, will establish a second manufacturing facility in Gainesville. This will serve as the company’s...

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Posted on: February 15, 2021

Gainesville to operate on 2-hour delay Tuesday

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Feb. 15, 2021) – With rain and below-freezing temperatures creating the potential for black ice, the City of Gainesville will operate on a two-hour delay Tuesday, Feb. 16, to ensure the safety of visitors and staff.

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

City phones offline pending work; inbound calls to be restored

UPDATE (10:50 a.m. Feb. 2): The City phone system is back online.

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Feb. 2, 2021) -- The City of Gainesville IT Department, with the assistance of its communications provider, is currently performing maintenance on City phone lines today, F...

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Posted on: November 25, 2020

Main Street Money latest way to give the gift of local

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Nov. 25, 2020) – With Small Business Saturday around the corner, Main Street Gainesville is rolling out yet another way visitors to the historic downtown square can support small businesses in and around the area.

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

hALL in partners seek to spread awareness, deepen campaign’s reach

HALL COUNTY, Ga. (Nov. 17, 2020) – Since the campaign launched in early October, more than 260 pledges representing dozens of businesses and organizations have signed up in support of the hALL in initiative, which seeks to stop the spread of COVID-19 in G...

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

New WeGo vanpool service launching Dec. 14

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Dec. 11, 2020) – The City of Gainesville will launch next week a new vanpool operation – WeGo – serving residents and visitors traveling within city limits.

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Public encouraged to take hALL IN pledge against COVID-19

HALL COUNTY, Ga. (Oct. 2, 2020) – Local governments and community leaders in Gainesville-Hall County are encouraging everyone to be hALL in when it comes to the fight against COVID-19.

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

WeGo offering $1 rides to COVID-19 vaccination appointments

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Feb. 4, 2021) – Have a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, but no ride? Consider WeGo, the City of Gainesville’s new vanpool service.

In February and March, WeGo will offer $1 fares (reduced from $3) to riders traveling ...

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

DWR to test system, intermittent water outages expected

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Feb. 3, 2021) – Some City of Gainesville customers will experience temporary water outages Thursday, Feb. 4, as the Gainesville Department of Water Resources (DWR) tests its system.

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

Parker Street partially closed through Saturday

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Feb. 3, 2021) – Starting Wednesday, Feb. 3, Parker Street between Gordon and East avenues will be closed to traffic through Saturday, Feb. 6, announced the Gainesville Department of Water Resources (DWR).

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

Scholarship offered to poultry, agriculture majors

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Feb. 2, 2021) – The City of Gainesville is pleased to announce the opening of the Gainesville Spring Chicken Festival Scholarship.

You may apply for this scholarship through March 1, if eligibility criteria is met. Below you&...

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Posted on: December 25, 2020

Did you know? Read up on Gainesville’s beloved ho-ho-holiday history

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Gainesville triumphed through tragedy before earning reputation as popular Northeast GA destination

The Gainesville Cotton Mill after the tornado of 1903

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Red & Blue 5K open to public

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Jan. 25, 2021) – Ever wonder what it’d feel like to run alongside your heroes? Now’s your chance!

As part of the 2021 Georgia Police & Fire Games, hosted by the City of Gainesville June 20-26, the public ...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Grove Street partially closed through Friday

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Jan. 25, 2021) – Starting today, Jan. 25, Grove Street between Parker and Banks streets will be closed to traffic through Friday, Jan. 29, the Gainesville Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced.

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

Broad Street closed between Prior, Spring streets

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Jan. 20, 2021) – To assist Longstreet Clinic personnel in administering COVID-19 vaccines and drive-thru tests, the City of Gainesville has addressed a distraction that could impede progress.

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Municipal court announces January schedule changes

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Jan. 1, 2021) – To ensure everyone’s safety during the pandemic, and in the event COVID-19 cases rise after the holidays, Gainesville Municipal Court has rescheduled court dates planned the first week in January 2021....

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Posted on: December 29, 2020

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Posted on: December 29, 2020

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