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Agri-Cyle still under litigation with EPD

Litigation continues between the Agri-Cycle waste recycling plant in Talmo and the state's Environmental Protection Division following the EPD's recent visit to the plant, according to Jackson County officials.

November 21, 2009 | By CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


US senators decry illegal immigrants' citizenship ‘pathway’

Georgia's U.S. senators are publicly criticizing recent comments made by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano that legalizing millions of illegal immigrants would benefit the country's struggling economy.

November 21, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


North Hall FFA cooks up turkeys for the table

The savory aroma of smoked turkey has been in the air all week at North Hall High School.

November 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Laurelwood found negligent in molestation

A Hall County jury decided this week that a Gainesville mental health and substance abuse treatment facility was negligent in a 16-year-old male patient's molestation of two minor female patients.

November 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Furlough day is upon city of Gainesville

Gainesville's first furlough day for its employees is just around the corner, and the effect of fewer hours on already lightly staffed city departments is yet to be seen.

November 20, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Police seek suspect in bank robbery

Authorities are investigating a bank robbery that occurred Friday morning at the Peach State Bank on Washington Street. No one was hurt.

November 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Missing elderly Hall County man located

An elderly Hall County man who went missing Wednesday was located at a Cobb County drug store this morning and has been reunited with his family following a brief hospitalization, authorities said.

November 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New Fair Street school in the works

Fair Street community residents expressed excitement and a desire for appropriate growth planning at a meeting Thursday night that launched plans for a new Fair Street IB World School.

November 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Holiday lights warm Gainesville square

The lights around downtown Gainesville were illuminated for the first time Thursday, signaling the start of the holiday season.

November 20, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jury rules for plaintiff in Red Hat Club trial

The bestselling 2003 novel "The Red Hat Club" treaded a little too close to one woman's real life, a Hall County jury decided Thursday in a case that could have wider implications in the publishing world.

November 19, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Authorities search for missing South Hall man

Authorities are searching for an elderly Hall County man who suffers from dementia.

November 19, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jefferson residents oppose church expansion

JEFFERSON - When First United Methodist Church of Jefferson arrived, it was the only structure in the immediate area.

November 19, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Work starts on South Hall project

With the work visible to Interstate 985 motorists, a multiyear, multiphase development has gotten off the ground at Candler Road in the old Central Park.

November 19, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Embezzler’s husband must pay back money

The husband of a woman who embezzled more than half a million dollars from a local doctor's office conspired with his wife to take the money and is now responsible for paying it back, a jury decided Thursday.

November 19, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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


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Clermont takes up issue of fireworks

Clermont is proposing a law to regulate the sale and use of consumer fireworks, acting under a newly passed state law that "greatly expanded" their sale and use.

June 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Council approves per diem meeting pay increase

Gainesville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to increase its per diem meeting attendance pay from $125 to $150, while also increasing the number of meetings elected officials can be paid for each month from 10 to 12.

June 02, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Farms work to prevent pollution in water sources

A cow walks slowly through a grassy pasture toward a cool creek that meanders through green hills.

June 02, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Runoff can become big problem, especially when it rains

Landscape Management Co. employees don't just work to keep their customers' lawns green.

June 02, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch, Lula votes present learning opportunity for new elections board

Special elections June 16 to fill unexpired council terms in Flowery Branch and Lula are fast approaching, and the new Hall County elections board identified its role at a meeting Tuesday.

June 02, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Online blind date leads to robbery

A man lured to Dawsonville by a woman he met on the Internet was reportedly ambushed when he arrived at her home.

June 02, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Feroli is Humane Society’s first medical director

When asked why she chose a profession working with animals, Jaime Feroli will ask a question back.

June 02, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Hall school board approves new leadership

Four current Hall County employees were recently promoted to leadership positions, which school officials said is a reflection of the strength of the district's employees.

June 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Eyes on the Road: Bus system campaign slated to begin in July

Hall Area Transit plans on rolling out its new "Connecting You" marketing campaign in early July for the fixed-route Gainesville Connection bus service.

June 02, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Communication key in emergency medical drill with new hospital campus

The emergency loading area for Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville was stuffed to the gills with nurses and doctors assisting fake triage patients in a disaster drill Tuesday.

June 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Pressure is on sewer, water plants to improve quality

Because they're permitted and regulated, water and sewer treatment plants are easy targets when it comes to addressing water quality.

June 02, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Water fine for drinking, but some concerns about taste, odor persist

Lake Lanier water customers don't have to grab for bottled water as a substitute for what's pulled from the lake and sent through pipes to our homes.

June 01, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local residents inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines:

June 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Barrett aims to be ‘an example’

Will Barrett appears comfortable and poised, standing behind a podium, addressing his largest audience to date.

June 01, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: City will now mail out only one yearly bill

The City of Gainesville will begin mailing only one tax bill starting in the fall, with the more than 12,000 tax bills set to go out in late September.

June 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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