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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.

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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'

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 fifth installment in a series, which will be featured ...

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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?

“Downtown Gainesville has carried a vibrant arts and performance culture throughout its...

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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 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 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: March 31, 2021

Gainesville Parks & Rec: known for quality programming, facilities

Gainesville Parks and Recreation

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 fourth installment in a series, which will b...

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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 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 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 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

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 third installment in a series, which will be featured ...

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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

City of Gainesville + NGCF check presentation

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 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: 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: February 1, 2021

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

The Gainesville Cotton Mill after the tornado of 1903

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 second installment in a series, which will b...

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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: December 29, 2020

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Posted on: December 29, 2020

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Access various alerts including road closures, parking alerts, boil water advisories, and more. Alerts will be displayed at the top of the website when active. Visitors can also sign up to receive notifications on specific categories to always stay inform...

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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.

The Gainesville City Council voted u...

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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: 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 25, 2020

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

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 first installment in a series, which will be...

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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.

“It’s easy, quick, safe and affordable,” Gainesville-Hall County Community Servic...

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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.

Through Main S...

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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.

A collaborative effort by local governments, community leaders and key ...

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