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Public Works to hold open house today on sewer service plans

Hall County is hosting an open house today for people to learn about the county's plan to offer sewer services in North Hall.

February 03, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Peers say Ramsey believed in giving back to community

To her peers, Dixie Chester Ramsey was a humanitarian who was larger than life.

February 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


March of Dimes kicks off fundraising efforts

What started out as a group of mothers going door-to-door collecting dimes to help fund polio research has grown into a national organization working toward the goal of all babies being born healthy.

February 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Practice makes perfect with safety measures

They all knew the drill.

February 03, 2010 | By Amanda Woodruff awoodruff@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Flowery Branch may tap ex-Main Street manager

Flowery Branch is considering hiring the former manager of Main Street Gainesville to determine what the future holds for the city's downtown-focused Better Hometown Program.

February 03, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Group recommends permanent ethics committee

A three-member citizen advisory committee met Wednesday to help the Hall County Board of Commissioners fine-tune its code of ethics.

February 03, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Perdue pushes water conservation in new legislation

Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue called on state legislators Wednesday to incentivize water conservation.

February 03, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Accident on Ga. 53 hurts 2, holds up traffic

A two-vehicle accident on Ga. 53 Wednesday evening sent two people to the hospital and clogged traffic on the highway.

February 03, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Clarkesville resolves to work with county on courthouse move

The contentious issue of where Habersham County's new courthouse will go may have come one step closer to being settled this week when the Clarkesville City Council signed a joint city-county resolution.

February 02, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall schools’ new program gives kids more nutritious options for lunch

As first lady Michelle Obama gears up this week to launch her campaign against childhood obesity, Hall County leaders already have begun tackling the problem in the place some say matters most - schools.

February 02, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Flowery Branch annexations involve commercial, industrial zones

Flowery Branch is looking to expand its southwestern boundaries, with a proposal to annex and rezone properties off McEver at Gaines Ferry roads.

February 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Resurfacing closes single lanes in N. Hall

Work on Elrod Road, between Thompson Bridge and Price roads in North Hall, will require single-lane closures starting Wednesday.

February 02, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Office works to help veterans get benefits they’re due

JEFFERSON - As veterans themselves, volunteers with the Veterans Information and Referral Office know just how difficult it can be to apply for benefits.

February 02, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Woman dies in wreck near Lula

A 71-year-old Carnesville woman was killed in a wreck Tuesday morning on Ga. 365, officials said.

February 02, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Oakwood man gets 15 years for child molestation

An Oakwood man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to molesting a 14-year-old girl.

February 02, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Woman found dead in overnight mobile home fire in South Hall

A woman was found dead in a mobile home fire early Wednesday in South Hall County.

August 05, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Two suspects shoplifted $1,900 in lenses

Two people are suspected of shoplifting roughly $1,900 from a Gainesville LensCrafters on July 15, police said.

August 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Clermont council won’t seek citizen input on alcohol sales

A short stretch of sleepy highway running through Clermont doesn't have any beer or wine for sale.

August 04, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Atlanta Street development leads to hundreds losing homes

Deafening chatter bounced off the walls inside the sparse community center as dozens of Atlanta Street residents gathered Monday afternoon to learn about plans to ...

August 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Eyes on the Road: I-85 repair work finishes early

It turns out that Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance crews needed only a few days instead of two weeks to repair asphalt on an Interstate ...

August 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Teachers give advice for first day of school

The first day of school can be hectic and stressful, but Gainesville school officials have advice for making the day smooth and fun.

August 04, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Catholic church gets first OK from Gainesville council

Gainesville City Council gave its initial approval Tuesday for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta to proceed with building a church campus on Smith Road ...

August 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Woman charged with allegedly scamming businesses

A Flowery Branch woman used multiple made-up stories of fires that destroyed homes and killed dogs to illegally solicit money from numerous local businesses, according ...

August 04, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Driver dies from crash during education course at Road Atlanta

A Birmingham, Ala., man died Saturday after a crash at Road Atlanta raceway in Braselton, where he reportedly drove more than 120 mph in a ...

August 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Obama’s plans to limit power plant greenhouse gas may have big impact in Georgia

Calling it a moral obligation, President Barack Obama on Monday unveiled the final version of his plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power ...

August 04, 2015 | From staff, wire reports | Local


The Local Agenda: Council to consider board appointments, Catholic church request tonight

The Gainesville City Council will meet tonight to make new appointments to several boards, change residential Dyer Street to one-way traffic and consider a rezoning ...

August 03, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Last of MS-13 gang members sentenced in federal court

The final sentence came down for 22 MS-13 gang members, including two Gainesville men, last week in U.S. District Court.

August 03, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


State School Superintendent: Georgia evaluating tests students are taking

Georgia's tests are getting an evaluation of their own, State School Superintendent Richard Woods told a Flowery Branch audience Monday night.

August 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local children receive needed haircuts just in time for school

It was a very happy day at Family Promise, according to Amanda Ayers.

August 03, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


DOT plans $2.9M in repairs for bridge on Dawsonville Highway

A start date hasn't been set, but repairs are on the way for the Ga. 53/Dawsonville Highway westbound bridge over the Chattahoochee River ...

August 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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