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Water and sewer rates may go up

Gainesville water and sewer officials asked City Council on Thursday to approve rate increases for customers in 2010.

November 12, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Sunny weather is on the way

Thanks to more than four inches of rain over the past two days, the level of Lake Lanier is edging closer to 1,073 feet above sea level - two feet above the full pool level of 1,071 feet.

November 12, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Hall commissioners ponder giving free pets to good homes

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is looking at ways to promote the county's new animal shelter.

November 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Schoolchildren show respect for veterans

There ain't no doubt Hall County loves this land - and the men and women who have protected it.

November 11, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


21-gun salute caps veterans ceremony

Area veterans were honored Wednesday at the Georgia Mountains Center with music, inspirational talks and ceremonies.

November 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Singer, musicians form jazz fusion

For the first time, jazz musicians Rick Pruett and Mark Davis will perform with a vocalist.

November 11, 2009 | Ashley Bates | Local


Jefferson keeps close eye on its trees

In general, people don't pay much attention to trees unless one is about to fall on their house, but that is not the case for a group of Jefferson volunteers.

November 11, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


‘Red Hat’ plaintiff: ‘SuSu’ based on me

When Vickie Stewart purchased two copies of "The Red Hat Club" directly from the book's author, Haywood Smith, after a baby shower in 2004, she didn't intend to read it.

November 11, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Students get hands-on training in multimedia

Lanier Charter Career Academy's new Digital High program is giving students interested in multimedia and online marketing a chance to get their feet wet.

November 11, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Driver charged after car goes through courthouse courtyard

A possibly intoxicated driver barrelled through the courtyard of the Hall County Courthouse on Wednesday.

November 11, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


More retail proposed in Braselton

Residents living near Chateau Elan soon may have the opportunity to shop a little closer to home.

November 11, 2009 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


COMING SUNDAY: Find out what happens when you call 911

It's an emergency. Frantically, you dial 911. The operator answers, takes your information, and notifies the appropriate responders.

Now what happens?

November 11, 2009 | | Local


Ida brings more than 4 inches of rain to area

Wet weather moving through Georgia in advance of storms along the Gulf Coast dropped as much as 4 inches of rain in parts of the state and has pushed Lake Lanier over the 1072-foot level.

November 11, 2009 | From staff and wire reports | Local


East Hall celebration hails those who fought

Representing every branch of the armed forces and every theater of combat, a line of veterans filed onto the basketball court Tuesday night at East Hall High School to applause from those gathered to honor them.

November 11, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Gainesville planning board backs standards for group homes

Gainesville's Planning and Appeals Board on Tuesday voted to recommend that the City Council approve a number of changes to the city's Unified Land Development Code.

November 11, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Forsyth County pursuing grants for connectivity of Lake Lanier parks

Changes could be coming to a couple of parks along Lake Lanier if Forsyth County is able secure federal grant funding.

March 01, 2015 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


Gainesville man dedicates life to family after prison program, but others can backslide

After two years behind bars, Stacy McIntosh wants to leave the street life behind him.

February 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Bill to fund Georgia transportation has a rough ride so far

The transportation funding bill in the Georgia legislature has had a bumpy ride so far, and the grumbling isn't just coming from people outside the Gold Dome.

February 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall targets $1.3M deficit in housing program

Since 2009, nearly 60 abandoned or foreclosed homes in Hall County have been purchased, renovated and sold to low-income families under the federal grant-funded Neighborhood Stabilization Program.

February 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


YMCA’s indoor triathlon draws big crowd of athletes who defy age

Angie Beccue, Health and Wellness Director at the J.A. Walters Family YMCA, is always seeking to keep people motivated to state active.

February 28, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Freezing rain possible overnight in area

Saturday's welcome day of sunshine and milder temperatures will give way to a chance of freezing rain overnight as March comes in more like a lion than a lamb.

February 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Summer job-seekers flock to Lanier Islands

Seasonal job seekers gathered Saturday at Lake Lanier Islands, where more than 400 positions need to be filled.

February 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Lanier Islands looks to fill 100 summer jobs at Saturday event

If you're wondering about how to make an extra buck this summer, Lanier Islands Resort may have your answer.

February 28, 2015 | By Caroline Watts intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Jayla Williams chosen for top honor at Hall Boys & Girls Clubs

When Jayla Williams walks into the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County, she knows she's following in her father's footsteps.

February 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Duplex fire temporarily displaces 8 residents

A small kitchen fire Friday forced eight people out of their home to stay with relatives until repairs are made.

February 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County fire officials warn of donation scam

Hall County Fire Services have received reports of impostors attempting to take donations.

February 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Turnout sporadic in first week of early voting for Hall County SPLOST

Turnout during the first week of early voting on a new round of special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST VII, was sporadic, with snowy weather and government closings likely limiting the number who showed up to the polls.

February 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Business-led committee behind push for SPLOST

The Hall Progress 2015 Committee, a group of local business leaders, is spearheading a campaign to pass SPLOST VII.

February 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


5 people arrested in what authorities call a North Ga. meth trafficking ring

Five people from across North Georgia were arrested Tuesday in the continued "dismantling of a local methamphetamine trafficking network," authorities said, that is suspected of handling more than 10 pounds of the drug.

February 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Fathers and daughters dance the night away

A popular song started blaring and girls screamed, starting to move to the music.

February 27, 2015 | | Local


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