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Jefferson High School's rising seniors place eighth in history day event

When it comes to historical presentations, the Jefferson High School National History Day Competition team has proven it is among the top 10 student researchers in the nation.

June 19, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County opens its water recycling plant

FLOWERY BRANCH - Hall County officially opened its Spout Springs Water Reclamation Facility on Thursday morning with a ribbon-cutting.

The ceremony was held at Sterling on the Lake on the Flowery Branch residential community's Village Green, which is irrigated with reuse water from the new Spout Springs Water Reclamation Facility Reuse System.

June 19, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Overnight storms cause minor damage in Northeast Georgia

A line of severe thunderstorms rolled through Northeast Georgia overnight, causing minor damage in several counties, officials said Thursday.

June 19, 2009 | By Claire Miller cmiller@clickthepaper.com | Local


Simpson, Jaeger companies win Hall chamber's top awards

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce presented awards to its businesses of the year at the annual Board of Directors and Awards Meeting held Thursday at the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center.

June 18, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Apply Saturday for Habitat for Humanity homes

Habitat for Humanity of Hall County will be taking applications on Saturday for the next round of homes to be built in the 2009-10 building year.

Interested applicants must attend the meeting to apply. Families are chosen on the basis of their need for housing, their ability to make payments on an affordable no-profit, no-interest mortgage, and their willingness to be active partners with Habitat.

June 18, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County offices closed Monday for employee furlough day

Hall County's administrative offices will be closed Monday for an employee furlough day.

The Hall County Board of Commissioners instituted one day per month of unpaid leave to compensate for revenue shortfalls due to the recession. All county administrative offices will be closed on Monday for this purpose.

June 18, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Woman reports armed robbery at Limestone post office parking lot

Police are looking for a man who robbed a woman in the parking lot of the U.S. Post Office on Limestone Parkway today.

June 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Five tractor-trailers full? This is going to be a really big crane

It's a bird. It's a plane. No, no, it's a crane.

June 18, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Local day care, camp organizers not worried by flu outbreaks

Three summer camps in North Georgia reported flu outbreaks this week and one has postponed its camp session, but camps and day cares in Gainesville aren't worried.

June 18, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Lawsuit challenges motorsports park

DAWSONVILLE - The attorney for a couple attempting to block the construction of a motorsports country club in western Dawson County vows a lengthy legal battle.

June 18, 2009 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


6-year-old allegedly killed over watermelon

Jackson County's district attorney is waiting for all the facts in the death of 6-year-old Commerce boy before deciding on whether to seek the death penalty against the child's grandfather.

June 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville school system’s debt comes in smaller than expected

Gainesville school system's final deficit figure has settled at $5.45 million.

June 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Local school systems improve CRCT scores

Hall County and Gainesville school system's state test scores generally reveal improvement over last year's scores in all subjects except for social studies.

June 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Enthusiasts say sport invented by Native Americans is catching on across the South

It's not every day that a kid gets the chance to meet a renowned professional lacrosse player like New York Titans forward Casey Powell.

June 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson 12th-graders are making new history

th-graders have proven that they are among the best of the best.

June 18, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Glades Reservoir: County holds off on seeking loans as project delays mount

The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority awarded $26 million in loans this week for three reservoir projects, but the proposed Glades Reservoir in Hall County was not one of them.

While county officials have requested about $14.5 million in direct investment from the state - which does not require any payback - through the Governor's Water Supply Program, they did not apply for a loan.

August 28, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Family honors Keaton Coker with charity

When Keaton Coker was struggling with brain cancer, his positivity was so persistent his family found it almost hard to believe.

August 28, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Bricks help build memorial

Area veterans replaced old sidewalk with new bricks Wednesday at a war memorial in Gainesville's Rock Creek Park. The bricks are inscribed with the names of people who have donated money for improvements to the park's memorials, including a planned archway. More than 200 inscribed bricks were installed.

August 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Badge and Bar: Commissioner of DJJ appointed to state council

Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Avery D. Niles has been selected by Gov. Nathan Deal to be chairman of the Georgia State Council for Interstate Juvenile Supervision.

August 27, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Woman arrested at rally

August 27, 2014 | Michele Hester Times Regional Staff | Local


One person qualifies for Clermont council seat

Eric Thomas is the lone candidate in Clermont Town Council's special election set for Nov. 4.

August 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Man gets 12 years in prison for 6-year-old’s death

A lost videotaped interview contributed to a murder defendant pleading guilty to a lesser charge Wednesday in Hall County Superior Court.

August 27, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Carter picks up support from state's teachers' group

ATLANTA - Democrat Jason Carter picked up the endorsement of one of the largest teachers' groups in Georgia on Wednesday, a move that was largely expected but helped him underscore a central message of his campaign against Republican Gov. Nathan Deal.

August 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Humanist group not satisfied with school system’s response on religious activity

A humanist group that accused coaches at Chestatee High School of leading students in prayer is not backing down after receiving a letter on behalf of the school district stating it will ensure all staff, students' and residents' rights are protected.

The Appignani Humanist Legal Center, the legal arm of the American Humanist Association, responded to the letter by alleging that religious activity is continuing at the school and in fact "these practices have been ongoing, pervasive and longstanding."

August 27, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall County’s plan to open its own pharmacy upsets local retailers

When the Hall County Board of Commissioners voted earlier this month to open a pharmacy and health clinic for employees, officials debated over the best location, whether the city of Gainesville should be a partner and how much savings could be generated.

August 27, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


District responds to letter: Prayers occurred a year ago

Hall County Schools' response to a letter from a humanist group that accused coaches at Chestatee High School of illegally leading students in prayer during football games and practices says the alleged offenses happened "almost a year ago."

August 27, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


No candidates yet in special election

Today's the last chance for candidates to emerge in Clermont Town Council's special election set for Nov. 4.

August 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Loan to boost Oakwood sewer plans

Braselton received a state loan Tuesday that will enable Oakwood to tap into a long-anticipated sewer project involving the two cities.

August 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall GOP unveils new headquarters

Local officials, state representatives and conservative voters turned out Tuesday night for the grand opening of the Hall County Republican Party's headquarters in Gainesville.

August 26, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Renovations moving along

Work has been underway since January on the conversion of the old Sam's Club building on Mundy Mill Road at Interstate 985 in Oakwood into Northeast Georgia Health System's corporate support service center. The building is being renovated to make it more conducive to office functions. According to Hall County records, the building's size is 107,826 square feet with a 2,072-square-foot "service repair garage." The building was built in 1992. A furniture store and flea market previously occupied the old Sam's building.

August 26, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


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