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Flowery Branch sewer project may cost $1.6 million

Flowery Branch plans to use a final design "to get a firmer estimate" on how much a long-awaited sewer expansion project would cost. But for now, the city is looking at a possible $1.6 million price tag.

January 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lutz attempts to strip Hall chairman of powers

At Monday's Hall Board of Commissioners work session, Commissioner Craig Lutz proposed stripping the chairman of his ability to deliberate and make and second motions.

January 24, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


New traffic light set to begin operating Thursday

A new traffic signal at Ga. 124 and Ga. 332 in Jackson County is set to begin operating Thursday, if testing goes well.

January 24, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Some snow in outlook, but mainly look for rain

Over the weekend, Lowe's store manager Gary McGilvray put four pallets of salt on display when early forecasts called for snow showers today.

January 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


State ag forecast offered today at Mountains Center

Policymakers and agribusiness professionals want to know what the future holds for agriculture in Georgia.

January 23, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall commissioners seek to tie up loose ends

The Hall County Board of Commissioners meets at 6 today for the first time since its explosive special called meeting Jan. 6.

January 23, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Agencies begin homeless head count

Local groups will start counting the homeless this week, noting where they stay and how they got there.

January 23, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Oakwood launches outreach with social media site

In an effort to become more connected with its community, the city of Oakwood launched a new Facebook page Friday.

January 23, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Park & Ride being expanded

As part of a federal transportation grant, a $906,000 expansion of the Park & Ride parking lot at Interstate 985 and Ga. 20 in Buford is under way.

January 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Spelling bee airs on Web

A Hall County elementary school recently gave parents the option to watch their child's spelling bee via cell phone.

January 23, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Cardiologist gets high certification

A Gainesville physician has become one of a small group to receive board certification for a newly recognized speciality of cardiology.

January 23, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


GOP leader launches bid in Hall

On Saturday, Tricia Pridemore was host to a Hall County launch party for her campaign to become chairwoman of the Georgia Republican Party.

January 23, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Will turmoil among Hall County leadership linger?

With two new commissioners came a slew of changes that have left many wondering what will happen to Hall County next.

January 23, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


‘Buy local’ push aims to keep retail dollars in Hall County

A quick Saturday drive through the parking lot at the North Georgia Premium Outlets reveals a trend: at least 1 out of every 10 cars is from Hall County. At the Mall of Georgia, it's a similar scene.

January 23, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Braselton medical plaza holds its first health fair

Lori Koser, 51, has trouble sleeping. But that's not her fault; it's her husband's.

January 23, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


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Gainesville attorney Ashley Bell brings criminal justice forum to Democratic Convention

As a black Republican, Gainesville attorney and former Hall County commissioner, Ashley Bell is in a unique position to address criminal justice reform - which has ...

July 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall political observers weigh in on Democratic Convention's shaky start

Hillary Clinton's campaign sought to squelch a political firestorm over hacked emails that deepened dissent among Bernie Sanders' loyal supporters, turning to some of ...

July 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Testimony: Brass knuckle assault suspect thought mother was abused by victim

A Hall County man is accused of beating his mother's caregiver under the suspicion the mother was abused, according to testimony Monday.

July 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Athens Highway at Barrett Road reopened after commercial fire

Athens Highway at Barrett Road has been reopened after a commercial fire shut down the road for about two hours.

July 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Longtime South Hall pharmacy still forging ahead in era of big chains

When it opened 41 years ago in Flowery Branch, Citizens Pharmacy didn't have quite the level of competition it does now.

July 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County teachers get $100 cards to buy school supplies

Hall County classroom teachers will be able to buy $100 worth of school supplies for their classrooms and students, thanks to a renewal of an ...

July 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man withdraws guilty plea, gets new trial in Tadmore Park shooting death

A man sentenced to life in prison without parole after a murder plea has successfully withdrawn his guilty plea and will have his case heard ...

July 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall commission set to award contract on last of 911 system fixes

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is looking to spend $2.5 million on software upgrades in an effort to finish up a long-anticipated overhaul ...

July 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fair Street School puts pause on IB program, will refocus on state standards

Fair Street School will change its focus this year - placing its emphasis on the Georgia Milestones and "pausing" on its International Baccalaureate program.

July 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Where those in need can get backpacks, school supplies for free

School supplies and backpacks will be a focus for families in the next two weeks as a new school year is about to start.

July 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Residents: New Elachee bridge needs room for bikes, pedestrians

The planned replacement of the Elachee Drive bridge over Interstate 985 is drawing raves, but area residents are hoping the state remembers bicyclists and pedestrians ...

July 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Evaluation of Gainesville school superintendent is ‘ongoing,’ board chair says

The future of the Gainesville city school superintendent is unknown and her evaluation has been delayed beyond the board's self-set standard.

July 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Troopers steered by discretion when chasing suspects

With a situation developing in seconds, the decision by law enforcement officers to pursue a fleeing vehicle involves a quick assessment of the variables on ...

July 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville pastor Jentezen Franklin discusses role as an evangelical adviser to Trump

It's a meeting Jentezen Franklin describes colorfully, but the person at the center of his story - newly minted GOP presidential contender Donald Trump - is ...

July 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hot, dry summer is fine for wines, vineyard owners say

North Georgia's wine country is where dozens of vineyards grow their own grapes and produce and sell their own wines.

July 24, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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