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Gainesville council discusses future water options

Maybe the new director of the state's Environmental Protection Division can help Gainesville and Hall County officials move forward on the development of Cedar Creek Reservoir.

November 19, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Accidential shooting injures 10-year-old girl

A 10-year-old South Hall girl is in good condition today following a Wednesday night accidental shooting at her home.

Hall County Sheriff's Col. Jeff Strickland said that at about 9:50 p.m. Wednesday, deputies responded to a call at a home on Wintergreen Court off Pine Vale Road, where they found a 33-year-old man and the girl wounded by a gunshot.

November 19, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Smokeout a shoe-in: Display makes a statement, then a donation

Quitting can be hard, but several local organizations hope a special exhibit along Downey Boulevard today will help push people to stop smoking.

November 19, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


College students don’t welcome fee hikes

Gainesville State College student Eric Gonzales will have to work another day at the college's technology help desk to pay his $50 student fee increase next semester.

November 19, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Georgia appeals court upholds ruling in child’s death

The Georgia Court of Appeals has upheld a Hall County judge's decision to throw out a lawsuit against a special-needs school where a 13-year-old boy hanged himself in a "time-out" room.

November 19, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Deal pushing for citizenship proof

After failing to get an amendment passed in the U.S. House that would require anyone receiving tax-funded health care benefits to prove their citizenship with a valid photo ID, U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal is taking it to the Senate.

November 19, 2009 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Tax increments approved for project

Flowery Branch City Council voted Wednesday to approve a tax allocation district reimbursement request for the developer of a planned $15 million downtown project.

November 19, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corps again to seek public input on Lanier operating manuals

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to gather new public input for water control manuals governing the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin, which includes Lake Lanier.

"In light of the significant new circumstances and information associated with (a July 17 federal court) ruling, the corps will reopen the scoping process to gather stakeholder input regarding these new circumstances," said the Mobile District's public affairs chief, E. Patrick Robbins.

November 19, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


MIT-educated nuclear physicist discusses relationship between religion and science at Brenau

It is one of the first lessons learned in the Judeo-Christian tradition.

November 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


City Council approves leak equipment

As much as 3 million gallons of water that flows through Gainesville's water lines each day may never make it to the tap.

November 18, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Ruling lets motorsports park foes proceed with suit

DAWSONVILLE - Plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed to halt the construction of a motorsports park across from their property in western Dawson County scored a win earlier this week when the judge ruled they could move forward with the suit.

November 18, 2009 | Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Rabies shots, microchips offered for pets

The new Hall County Animal Shelter will offer a Rabies and Microchip Clinic from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Dec. 5 at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center, 1855 Calvary Church Road, Gainesville.

November 18, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


County offices to close 3 days next week

Hall County government administrative offices will be closed Wednesday through Friday next week. Wednesday is a monthly furlough day, and Thursday and Friday are Thanksgiving holidays.

November 18, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Banker chosen as Woman of the Year

JEFFERSON - As the vice president of Hometown Community Bank in Braselton, Dee Lavender has navigated her way through a predominantly male field and has worked to help other women do the same.

November 18, 2009 | Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


'Red Hat Club' jury deliberates

A Hall County jury will continue deliberating today whether a woman was libeled by a fictional character in a novel that sold more than 600,000 copies.

November 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Skeletal remains found in Flowery Branch

A partial human skeleton was found Sunday afternoon in Flowery Branch, with authorities trying to determine cause of death.

March 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Big crowd expected at job fair in Forsyth County

March 30, 2015 | BY KELLY WHITMIRE Times regional staff | Local


Thousands attend open house for new hospital in Braselton

Normally, people only go to the hospital if they have to.

March 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


New party leaders set goals for political agenda in area

The influence of local political parties tends to ebb and flow with the election cycles.

March 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Job expo at Gainesville Civic Center to draw around 60 companies

About 60 employers will be hiring and hundreds of job seekers are expected to attend an annual job fair and career expo Thursday at the Gainesville Civic Center.

March 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall fire department to get new rescue boat

In time for Memorial Day, Hall County Fire Services will have a new 23-foot rescue boat.

March 29, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Class Notes: Gainesville High School yearbook earns praise for design

Gainesville High School's yearbook, "The Radiator," recently received national recognition for excellence in design.

March 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Clock ticking as legislature enters final week of session

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers are set to adjourn the 2015 session at midnight on Thursday, leaving only two working days left for the year and plenty to accomplish.

March 29, 2015 | Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Local


Teachers get help in STEM instruction at UNG conference

Educators from around North Georgia met Saturday for the Georgia Science Teachers Association District II ELIPSE (Experiential Learning and Inquiry for Physical Science Educators) Conference held on the University of North Georgia Gainesville campus.

March 29, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Northeast Georgia Medical Center's new Braselton hospital helps drives growth

Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton is making an economic impression on its surrounding area, even before it opens Wednesday.

March 29, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


A rarity: Murder case ends quickly in hotel slaying

For fans of the TV crime procedural, each episode's case is wrapped up with a neat bow in 60 minutes.

March 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Day care owner, staff members indicted in 2014 toddler burn case

The owner, site director and an employee at a former Clermont day care were indicted Thursday on charges connected to a toddler who was burned on the premises last summer.

March 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville looks to hold line on water, sewer rates

Gainesville Public Utilities Director Kelly Randall is recommending no increase in water and sewer rates next year as sales and revenues outperform expectations.

March 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Eggs, oars, man’s best friend fill a cool day to savor spring

Though the weather was a bit cool even for late March, local residents found plenty of ways to enjoy a spring Saturday in the area.

March 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Brenau senior leader Byronica Banks excels despite suffering from bone disorder

Put simply, Byronica Banks is a remarkable college student.

March 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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