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Warm weather to usher in springtime events

After unexpected snowfalls and flooding rains, Thursday's sunshine was a welcome change - one that hopefully is here to stay.

April 23, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood man hoping for less taxing rezoning category

OAKWOOD - Dean Reed can't blame a business for not wanting to build during the bad recession, but he isn't up for paying more in taxes either.

April 23, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Traffic stalled after truck flips on I-85 near Chateau Elan

BRASELTON - An accident involving a car transport trailer Thursday morning had traffic backed up for hours on Interstate 85 near Chateau Elan.

April 23, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Agencies make sales pitch for Gainesville tax dollars

Six agencies that are funded partly with city tax dollars presented their funding requests Thursday for next fiscal year to the Gainesville City Council.

April 23, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


U.S. Supreme Court reins in police searches of automobiles

A U.S. Supreme Court decision this week will affect law enforcement procedures across the nation after the court strongly limited what had been a commonplace practice of police officers searching cars after arrests in traffic stops.

April 23, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


County OKs alcohol for catered events at Clarks Bridge Park

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 Thursday to allow alcoholic beverage catering at the Clarks Bridge rowing venue.

April 23, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Corps to release more water from Lake Lanier

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will release additional water down the Chattahoochee River, as a rainy winter has raised Lake Lanier to its highest level since August 2007.

April 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Storm alert continues for Northeast Georgia counties

The National Weather Service has issued a significant weather alert for thunderstorms in Hall, White, Banks, Lumpkin and Union counties through 7:15 p.m.

At 6:22 p.m., National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a strong thunderstorm over Clevelandl, moving southeast at 20 mph. The storm has the potential to produce pea-sized hail, 40 mph winds and frequent cloud to ground lightning, along with heavy downpours.

April 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gas leak snarls traffic on Browns Bridge Road in Forsyth County

An apparent gas leak is slowing rush-hour traffic along Browns Bridge Road in Forsyth County, authorities say.

April 23, 2009 | By Staff Reports | Local


Mobile home fire out in Murrayville

Hall County firefighters have put out a fire at a doublewide mobile home off Thompson Bridge Road in Murrayville.

April 23, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corps of Engineers will continue ban on dock permits, for now

The ban on permits for new boat docks will continue at Lake Lanier for the time being, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today.

April 23, 2009 | From staff reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Author and environmentalist Janisse Ray says imagination needed to save planet

The root cause for environmental destruction is global and industrial capitalism, author and environmentalist Janisse Ray told a crowd on Earth Day.

April 22, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Times Q&A: Georgia writer feels driven to protect the Earth

Georgia-born author and environmentalist Janisse Ray spent Earth Day in Gainesville on Wednesday. Before holding a discussion at Featherbone Communiversity, Ray lunched at Brenau University and spent the afternoon touring Elachee Nature Science Center.

April 22, 2009 | | Local


Brenau students protest domestic violence

Wearing only black and staying silent for an hour, 17 Brenau University students hoped to make a bold statement about violence against women.

April 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville City Council debates raising trash collection fees

Gainesville officials are faced with the decision of raising city residents' garbage collection fees or allowing property owners to shoulder some of the financial burden of the Public Works Department's solid waste division.

April 22, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Halloween haunts: Area attractions focus on fun and safety

Some corn mazes are supposed to be scary. But corn maze operators want customers scared for the right reasons and say they invest time and money to ensure safety.

October 23, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Deal promises review of Georgia's school funding

October 23, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Badge & Bar: Hall SWAT takes part in child porn seizure

Hall County SWAT team worked with 28 local, state and federal agencies in a three-month child pornography investigation, leading to 18 arrests Wednesday.

October 23, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Forsyth releases more courthouse attack details

By the time Dennis Marx drove onto the Forsyth County Courthouse plaza June 6 and started a gunbattle with sheriff's deputies, he had already shot himself in the leg, according to information authorities released Tuesday.

October 23, 2014 | BY JIM DEAN Times regional staff | Local


Lanier Tech upgrades dental lab

As an educator, David Byers is full of enthusiasm and pride.

October 22, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Tumbling Circle controversy brings 1968 tragedy to mind

Controversial railroad crossings are nothing new in Hall County.

October 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Tumbling Circle accident history in dispute

Accident reports obtained by The Times contradict a 2013 Georgia Department of Transportation assertion that five fatalities have occurred as a result of collisions between automobiles and trains at the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing in Hall County.

October 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hospital must pay $8.4 million after boy’s injury at birth

A jury has ruled Northeast Georgia Medical Center must award $8.4 million to the family of a boy who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy following an injury at his 2008 birth.

October 22, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Annual ‘Dirty Dozen’ report calls out governor’s Water Supply Program

An environmental watchdog group's annual "Dirty Dozen" report criticizes Gov. Nathan Deal's $300 million Water Supply Program, which includes an undetermined amount for the proposed Glades Reservoir in Hall County.

October 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eyes on the Road: Cleveland Bypass set for end of April completion

The Cleveland Bypass is now slated for an April 30 completion, with the Tucker-based contractor facing fines for missing the original July 31 deadline.

October 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students learn from business pros

Business students at North Hall High School did some job shadowing Tuesday at what may sound like an unusual place - Memorial Park Funeral Home.

October 22, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Volunteers clear area for nature preserve

Ricoh Americas employees removed non-native invasive plants as part of the company's volunteer day in conjunction with the upcoming USA Weekend's Make A Difference Day, which is Saturday. Ricoh Americas employees volunteered to clear the future parking lot site of the Linwood Nature Preserve. Headquartered in Japan, the Ricoh company has a Gainesville branch about 1 mile from the 30-acre site off Thompson Bridge Road. The company used its volunteer day to help Hall County Master Gardeners and members of The Redbud Project prepare the preserve for future use. Another work day at the preserve will be held ...

October 22, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Local


‘The Rookie’ shares his tale at gala

Jim Morris was a slightly overweight, 35-year-old high school teacher with a bad arm when he reluctantly tried out for a professional baseball team.

October 22, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Spout Springs project bumped to No. 2 on priority list

Transportation planners have reshuffled priorities in a long-range plan for Gainesville-Hall County, now making Spout Springs Road widening its No. 2 project.

October 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Politics of Ebola: Nunn, Perdue make virus part of campaign rhetoric

The few diagnosed cases of Ebola in the United States are no longer simply a public health issue.

October 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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