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Posted on: May 10, 2021

Meals on Wheels seeking volunteers

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. (May 11, 2021) – Meals on Wheels, a community program that assists seniors, is seeking volunteers for meal delivery. Approximately 500 seniors receive lunches delivered by friendly volunteers each Monday through Friday. For some seniors, ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

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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: February 11, 2021

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Gainesville fire chief announces year-end retirement

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Sept. 16, 2021) – Longtime Gainesville Fire Chief Jerome Yarbrough has announced he will retire Dec. 31.

Chief Yarbrough has served the City 37 faithful years in different capacities with the Gainesville Fire Department (GFD), l...

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Posted on: August 30, 2021

2040 Comp Plan: City updating 20-year blueprint for growth

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Aug. 30, 2021) – Gainesville’s future is bright, and City leadership wants to have an updated roadmap to steer the community in the right direction.

That roadmap is Gainesville’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan, whic...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Union Circle customers under boil water advisory

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Sept. 8, 2021) – Customers on Union Circle from Spout Springs Road to Union Church Road, plus all side streets, are under a boil water advisory following a water service interruption.

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Posted on: September 7, 2021

Water outage Sept. 8-9 to impact 50 customers

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Sept. 7, 2021) – Fire hydrant replacement and maintenance is on the Gainesville Department of Water Resources' to-do list, which will result in water service interruptions from approximately 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday,...

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

Forrest Avenue partially closed due to sinkhole

UPDATE: The road has been reopened.

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Aug. 31, 2021) – Forrest Avenue between Green and Bradford streets is now closed pending repair of a sinkhole, confirmed the Gainesville Department of Water Resources.

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

Lake Lanier: Gainesville's crown jewel

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

Gainesville Farmers Market set Aug. 27 on historic downtown square

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Aug. 25, 2021) – The Gainesville Farmers Market returns Friday, Aug. 27, to the historic square in downtown Gainesville.

For the 13th year, attendees have the opportunity to enjoy local produce, artisan foods, handmade crafts an...

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

DWR: Christopher Drive to close Aug. 29-30

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Aug. 27, 2021) – Christopher Drive between Thompson Bridge Road and Longview Drive will close over the weekend to allow for work by the Gainesville Department of Water Resources.

The closure, intended to avoid interruptions duri...

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Posted on: August 23, 2021

Forrest Avenue partially closed Aug. 24-25

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Aug. 23, 2021) Forrest Avenue between Green and Bradford streets will be closed to traffic Tuesday, Aug. 24-Wednesday, Aug. 25, to allow for work by the Gainesville Department of Water Resources.

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Oak Street to partially close Aug. 23-27

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Aug. 20, 2021) Oak Street will be closed to traffic Monday, Aug. 23-Friday, Aug. 27, to allow for work by the Gainesville Department of Water Resources.

The closure will take effect from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. daily.

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

6 qualify for seats on Gainesville City Council, BOE

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Aug. 19, 2021) – Several candidates have qualified for seats on the Gainesville City Council and Gainesville City Board of Education (BOE). The Gainesville City Clerk's Office released the information Thursday after th...

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

Gainesville awarded for excellence in financial reporting

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Aug. 18, 2021) – Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the City of Gainesville for its comprehensive annual financial r...

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

Forrest Avenue partially closed Aug. 19-20

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Aug. 18, 2021) Forrest Avenue between Green and Bradford streets will be closed to traffic Thursday, Aug. 19-Friday, Aug. 20, to allow for work by the Gainesville Department of Water Resources.

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Posted on: August 13, 2021

Qualifying set Aug. 16-18 for City council, Gainesville City BOE

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Aug. 13, 2021) – Qualifying for seats on the Gainesville City Council and Gainesville City Board of Education (BOE) is slated daily from Monday, Aug. 16-Wednesday, Aug. 18.

Seats up for election Nov. 2 on the City council include the mayo...

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Posted on: August 13, 2021

DWR: Glenwood Drive partially closed for work

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Aug. 13, 2021) – The Gainesville Department of Water Resources has closed Glenwood Drive from Morningside Drive to Memorial Drive until 4:30 p.m. today, Aug. 13.

The closure will allow crews to install a water main valve.

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Gainesville Farmers Market set Aug. 13 on historic downtown square

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Aug. 12, 2021) – The Gainesville Farmers Market returns Friday, Aug. 13, to the historic square in downtown Gainesville.

For the 13th year, attendees have the opportunity to enjoy local produce, artisan foods, handmade crafts an...

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Posted on: August 9, 2021

Food Truck Friday returns Aug. 13 to Lake Lanier Olympic Park

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Aug. 9, 2021) – The 2021 season of Food Truck Friday continues this week, Aug. 13, 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: August 5, 2021

Gainesville Farmers Market set Aug. 6 ahead of First Friday concert

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Aug. 5, 2021) – The Gainesville Farmers Market returns Friday, Aug. 6, 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 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.

For the 13th year, attendees have the opportunity to enjoy local produce, artisan foods, handmade crafts and live mus...

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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 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 14, 2021

‘Lunch trolley’ hits Gainesville streets

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UPDATE: The Gainesville Summer Lunch Trolley service has ended for the season. Check back in 2022 for its return!

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (July 14, 2021) – The City of Gainesville is proud to announce the soft launch of a lunchtime trolley service utili...

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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.

For the 13th year, attendees have the opportunity to enjoy local produce, artisan foods, handmade crafts an...

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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?

“Downtown Gainesville has carried a vibrant arts and performance cult...

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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

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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 entertainm...

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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'

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?

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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

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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.

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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

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: 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: 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.

The DWR stated the closure...

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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: December 29, 2020

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Use Citizen Request Tracker to notify us about a general concern, comment, or compliment. Visitors can also log in to check on the progress of existing requests.

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Posted on: December 29, 2020

Alert Center

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: August 30, 2021

Free Fitness in the Parks

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Check our our Free Fitness in the Parks this fall.

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Get Paid to Train

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Frances Meadows Aquatic Center is hiring all shifts and will pay for training. Anyone interested should contact Shannon Parris, Aquatics Manager, at 770.533.5852 or email sparris@gainesvillega.gov.

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Posted on: August 30, 2021

Register Now for Youth Basketball

Register for Youth Basketball

Registration is underway for Boys and Girls Leagues for Grades 2nd through 6th.

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

HUNTING FOR HISTORY

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Feb. 3, 2021) – In November, the City of Gainesville turns 200 years old. Needless to say, a celebration is in order!

The City’s kicking off the party planning now and looking to document the love people have for Gainesville ahead of the ...

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

New Construction Activity Map

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Sep. 14, 2021) – All you need to do is take a drive around town or a stroll around the square to see just how fast the City of Gainesville is growing.

Many don't realize just how integral the Gainesville Community and Economic Development...

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

ATTENTION VENDORS, CONTRACTORS

Purchasing & bid opportunities

Check out the City's current listing of various bid postings

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Posted on: December 29, 2020

BOOK WEGO

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WeGo replaces Dial-A-Ride, Gainesville Connection

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

School for Current and Future Rockers

Group photo of instructors and students at the summer rock camp 2021.

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (July 23, 2021) — These guys jam! They are young and talented and love what they do. I had the pleasure of watching their opening act at the First Friday concert. I enjoyed their covers of Led Zeppelin and Metallica, and it took...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Norman Rockwell Would Love This Spot

Collegiate sign

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (July 22, 2021) — Cue Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry, and then step back in time to the 1950s in one of Gainesville's local gems. Locally owned and operated, the Collegiate Grill has been a Gainesville mai...

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

Fast & Furious Futsal, Pickup Basketball and More. Find Your League.

Women's basketball at OSO Sports

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (July 21, 2021) –  Step into OSO Sports, and be ready to experience fast and furious, off-the-wall play. There is a six vs. six futsal league available for adults with men's, women's and coed options. ...

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

Unique Furnishings for Your Home

The interior of Out of the Cedar Chest

Antiques, upcycled pieces and made-to-order options

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (July 14, 2021) – You are sure to find something that you will love. Out of the Cedar Chest (OCC) has 200 dealers and two locations totaling 45,000 sq.ft. of antique and vintage items, co...

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Posted on: August 16, 2021

Enter the Squarecrow Contest

Applications now open for Squarecrows

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (August 18, 2021) – It is August in Georgia and we are all dreaming of cool fall breezes and pumpkin spice lattes. And once again Main Street Gainesville is organizing the annual scarecrow exhibit around the historic downtown Ga...

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Mule Camp Market & Bicentennial Concert

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Happy 200th Birthday Gainesville! Let's celebrate at Mule Camp with a free concert featuring Drivin N Cryin

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Posted on: August 16, 2021

Voices of Rock Radio Concert

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Ready to Rock 'n' roll!? Join us and Voices of Rock Radio as we take over Roosevelt Square

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Posted on: August 16, 2021

Trick or Treat on the Square

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Trick-or-treating downtown the Tuesday before Halloween

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Skate Park

Skate Park

Gainesville has one of the most popular skate parks in the state.

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Neighborhood Parks

Wessell Park Playground

Intown parks make City living fun with something for everyone.

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Greenways

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Take a stroll or bike ride through one of the City's greenways.

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Lake Parks

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Find easy access to Lake Lanier and spend the day at the park.

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Fall Classic Tennis Tournament

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Singles, Doubles, Split & Round Robin options. Register by October 15th

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Boys & Girls Youth Basketball Leagues

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Register by October 15th

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Posted on: September 13, 2021

Youth Rowing Registration Now Open

Rowing with Lake Lanier Rowing Club at Lake Lanier Olympic Park

Register for the Fall 2021 youth rowing program with Lake Lanier Rowing Club

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

Fall League Adult Softball

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  • Registration fee is $475 per team. 
  • More information and registration at HallCountySports.com or contact Wayne Briscoe 770-535-8280

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

Youth Basketball Registration is Open

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  • Registration will open on August 1st and run until September 30th
  • Fee is $100 per player and includes the uniform jersey and shorts
  • Open to K - 8th graders
  • Kindergarten division is co-ed 
  • More information and registration at HallCountySports.com
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Posted on: August 26, 2021

Lacrosse Clinics Coming Soon

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Boys and Girls Lacrosse Clinics on September 25 & October 23

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

Kickball is back!

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Registration is now open for Fall 2021. Grab your friends/co-workers and register your team.

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

Harrison grabs gold in single 200m canoe sprint

Nevin Harrison wins gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics for women's canoe single sprint 200m

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Aug. 5, 2021) – Team USA's Nevin Harrison, who trains in Gainesville, has made history.

The 19-year-old's time of 45.935 seconds earned her the top spot in Thursday's single 200-meter canoe sprint, making her the first woman to win Olympi...

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Rugby Tough

Rugby players for the Gainesville Rugby Football Club.

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Jan. 15, 2021) The Gainesville Rugby Football Club - Georgia (Gainesville RUFC) will host the Gwinnet Lions and the Columbus Cruise-A-Matics in a round robin tournament on  Saturday, February 20, 2021 beginning at 12:00 p.m at N...

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

GAME ON!

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Jan. 15, 2021) – The City of Gainesville is pleased to announce registration has opened for the 2021 Georgia Police & Fire Games, slated for June 20-26 at various venues across Gainesville-Hall County.

“Since we learned Gainesville wa...

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

2026 NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships

Rowing paddles hanging on the wall.

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Oct. 15, 2020) – Come 2026, Lake Lanier Olympic Park (LLOP) will play host to the 2026 NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Divisions I, II and III Women's Rowing Championships, the NCAA announced Wednesday, Oct. 14.

LLOP was n...

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

Gainesville Chicken Festival

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Georgia's Official Chicken Cook-Off

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