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Gainesville is located in northern Georgia, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It has been nicknamed the "Queen City of the Mountains" and "The Poultry Capital of the World," because of the large number of poultry processing plants. The city is known for its chicken processing facilities such as King's Delight and Mar-Jac. Notable residents of Gainseville have included Jodi Benson who was the voice of Disney's The Little Mermaid, professional golfer Tommy Aaron, and Xavier Roberts who is the founder of the Cabbage Patch Kids.

Population: 29579
Local Newspapers: Gwinnett Daily Post
Local Sports Teams: Atlanta Falcons (NFL) Atlanta Hawks (NBA) And Atlanta Braves (MLB)
Local Colleges: Gainesville State College-Gainesville Brenau University

Zip Codes associated with gainesville, georgia: 30501 30504 30506 30507 30543 30564 30566
Towns/Cities near gainesville, georgia : Flowery Branch Oakwood Buford Sugar Hill

Gainesville News
Hall school board approves budget with employee raises

Members of the Hall County school board approved a 2017-18 fiscal year budget that includes more than $12 million in new spending while setting a tax millage rate a little lower than it was in the previous year.

Gainesville native Clay Howarth recently placed sixth at Mountain Running Nationals in New Hampshire

Gainesville native Clay Howarth, a North Forsyth High graduate, competes in the Marin Ultra Challenge on March 11 in Saucalito, Calif. Gainesville native Clay Howarth was thinking about ending his pursuit of mountain running when he developed a painful plantar fasciitis injury to the bottom of his foot in 2016.

Report: No traffic light or roundabout warranted at Cresswind entrance

A recent study says there's not enough traffic to warrant a traffic light or roundabout at the main entrance to 700-home Cresswind at Lake Lanier on Browns Bridge Road/Ga. 369. A recently completed traffic study shows neither a traffic light nor a roundabout is needed at Cresswind at Lake Lanier on Browns Bridge Road/Ga.

Local lifters excel at American Powerlifting Committee National Championships

Several area competitors, many representing Gainesville's Georgia IronDawgs, broke records and claimed national titles during the two-day American Powerlifting Committee National Championships at the Iron Beast Gym in Gainesville. The IronDawgs defended their team bench press title Sunday thanks in part to a huge showing from Gainesville resident Tim Moon, who pushed 771.6 pounds in the equipped Master's Men's 50-to-54-year-old class.

El Capote offers fruit, ice cream in family business

Zulema Martinez, center, the manager of El Capote, and Esperanza Barajas, right, tell Gail Sargent, left, the first customer at El Capote, about different flavors during the grand opening of El Capote in Gainesville on Friday. Varieties of fruit cups, ice cream and warm, freshly-made waffle cones are among the desserts offered at a business that opened last week in Gainesville El Capote Fruit & Ice Cream Lovers celebrated with a grand opening at its location in Northlake Plaza located at 1705 Cleveland Highway in Gainesville.

Hall County bears higher cost for children's defenders

There are more than 250 kids from Hall County in foster care, a number continuing to increase since 2013. As a result, the cost of public defenders to represent them also is on the rise.

Gainesville Middle offers a different kind of summer school

Angelica Tomlin, 13, learns a sequence of dance moves Tuesday morning at Gainesville Middle during week two of the school SOAR summer initiative to help students get ready for the next school year. The class learns the choreography to be included in a video they are producing as part of the class.

' Rogers earns 6 photo awards in AP contest

The Times earned two first-place awards and 11 overall in the annual Associated Press Media Editors contest for newspapers in Georgia. Staff photographer Scott Rogers earned six awards overall, including first place for best picture story for his photos of the annual Gut Check leadership program by the Gainesville Jaycees.

Fire department recruits show off skills to families

Members of recruit class 44 demonstrate extinguishing a flaming vehicle during Firefighter Family Night in Gainesville on Friday. Family members came out for food and demonstrations of different exercises the recruits will encounter in the field.

Greek restaurant coming to Gainesville

Christos Nicolaou, pictured on Friday, is opening Alpha Gyro Grill on Jesse Jewell Parkway with his wife, Sarah Griffin, and an Atlanta-based business partner. Nicolaou came to Georgia as a student in 1982 after a stint in the Greek navy.

Free Chapel shows 13,000 students how faith can be fun with jousting, music, rides

Outside the Infinite Energy Arena Thursday afternoon, teenagers were riding carnival rides, eating snow cones and playing a variety of games including bowling with oversized bowling balls and pins. Inside the arena, the first evening of Forward Conference began with a version of "The Dating Game," on stage in which a student questioned prospective dates he could not see.

Investigator details armed robberies in court

A Hall County Sheriff's Office investigator told the court Thursday of two robberies occurring May 13, cases separated by a few miles in Gainesville. Rivera was arrested May 20 in Jackson County, according to a statement released by the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

Man indicted in killing of Gainesville grad in Atlanta

A 39-year-old man accused of shooting a Gainesville High graduate on an Atlanta street in broad daylight has been indicted. The Fulton County District Attorney's Office says a grand jury handed up the indictment Wednesday against Raylon Browning.

Gainesville Eye Associates founder retires after 35 years

In 1982, set to begin his career as an ophthalmologist, Dr. Stephen Farkas heard from a cousin that the Gainesville area was a "great place to raise a family." Co-workers and friends threw a retirement party for Farkas, 65, presenting him with plaques, showering him with well wishes and sharing in a food buffet in the waiting room of the practice's surgery center.

Gainesville Middle teacher indicted for charge of simple battery against student

The indictment accuses 25-year-old Joshua Streetman of intentionally making "physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature" against the 12-year-old student. "I was worried that they were going to brush it under the rug and overlook it," Jackson told The Times.

Top chamber volunteers of the year recognized

The Great Hall Chamber of Commerce board of directors honors it's top volunteers Thursday afternoon with Silver Shovel Awards. Seated, from left, are John Breakfield, Brett Fowler, Andy Kalinauskus, David Dickerson, Rope Roberts.

Meet Bruce, the big, white, fluffy dog who hangs out in downtown Gainesville

Preston Fuqua and his drinking buddy Bruce spend a lot of time together - hanging out at Downtown Drafts, getting some slices at Atlas Pizza and hitting the shops on the downtown square. Preston and Bruce have been ambling around Gainesville together since the custom cabinet maker got his dog, a 2-year-old Great Pyrenees, a couple of years ago.

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