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Hall schools likely to cut staff

Hall County schools Superintendent Will Schofield said the system is preparing to open school in the fall with $10 million less in its budget and 75 to 100 fewer employees.

January 30, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Man charged in rape of Laurelwood patient

A man accused of sexually assaulting two women while being treated at a Gainesville mental health and substance abuse center has been charged with rape.

January 30, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Study: Top hospitals offer best odds for survival

Patients admitted to the nation's top-rated hospitals, a category that includes Northeast Georgia Medical Center, have a 27 percent lower chance of dying during their stay.

January 30, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Economic woes slow, won’t halt Old Town development in Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH - Progress on Old Town Flowery Branch, a $15 million development planned for the downtown area, has slowed because of the nation's failing economy.

January 30, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Group: No street access? No interest in Regions Bank land

County Commission Chairman Tom Oliver said he and two business partners won't buy the Regions Bank property on Jesse Jewell Parkway without the Bradford Street access, which is the subject of a lawsuit.

January 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


LHR Farms faces state penalties

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division has taken enforcement action against LHR Farms, a septic waste disposal facility in White County.

January 29, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


County to pump up kids for big game

The day before Sunday's big game, Hall County Parks and Leisure Services is holding a football-themed carnival to get kids excited about the Super Bowl.

January 29, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jefferson library raising funds with two-day sale

For avid readers, not much beats a good book - except a good book that was purchased at a great price.

January 29, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


State House honors Hoschton’s scarecrow world record attempt

ATLANTA - Somewhere between considering new legislation and dealing with the state's budget crisis, the Georgia House of Representatives made time to honor the Hoschton Fall Festival Committee and the city's residents for their work toward setting a world record.

January 29, 2009 | Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Butts not welcome in parks?

A park near you soon could become smoke-free.

January 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lawsuit may delay Midtown project

Plans for a major hotel and office development in Gainesville's Midtown district were close to a reality until a lawsuit over access to a bank building adjacent to the property stymied progress last week.

January 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lanier Tech shows off refrigeration training program

ATLANTA - Lanier Technical College is taking its ammonia refrigeration training program to a larger audience this week.

January 29, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Lawuit tossed over teen’s hanging at Alpine

A judge has thrown out a lawsuit against a Gainesville special-needs school where a 13-year-old boy hanged himself in a "time out" room.

January 29, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Family ties put cameras in Flowery Branch police cars

FLOWERY BRANCH - Family ties across jurisdictional lines helped bring some needed in-car camera systems to the Flowery Branch Police Department.

January 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Developer files appeal in lawsuit against Braselton

BRASELTON - Century Center at Braselton, a retail and office development in Barrow County, has filed an appeal with the Georgia Supreme Court in its lawsuit against Braselton.

January 28, 2009 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


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Chestatee backers out in support at season opener after faith controversy

Beyond the usual sea of maroon garb under the Friday night lights of the high school football season opener were crosses borne by some of the Chestatee High School faithful.

August 30, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


County considers closing part of South Hall road

Hall County is considering whether to close part of a dirt and gravel road that links two major South Hall roads in response to resident concerns about dumping in the area.

August 30, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County firefighters salute injured coworkers

Hall County firefighters stood on Interstate 985 overpasses Friday afternoon as the last of three injured coworkers came home. At Friendship Road, five Station 8 firefighters saluted as the small northbound caravan carrying Will Griffin passed underneath about 3 p.m.Griffin was training July 22 in an aerial ladder bucket with fellow firefighters T.J. Elliott and Stephen Jackson when the truck's ladder malfunctioned, falling an estimated 44 feet and sending the three to hospitals. Griffin, 24, has been recuperating at Shepherd Spinal Center's spinal cord injury unit in Atlanta and will continue rehab as an outpatient ...

August 29, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


Stay safe on roads, lake over holiday weekend, law agencies urge

Emergency personnel are encouraging residents to have a fun but safe Labor Day weekend.

August 29, 2014 | Times staff and regional reports | Local


Former GHS star Watson makes college debut today in Athens

Fans of Gainesville High, Georgia and Clemson will come together today as the state's record holder in career passing yards and touchdowns returns home for his collegiate debut.

August 29, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Local


Gainesville officials decided Kelly had to go as chief

Gainesville Police Chief Brian Kelly resigned Friday morning in a move the mayor said was in the city's best interest.

August 29, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Football big business for local restaurants, retailers

Football, at every level of competition, is more profitable than ever.

August 29, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County mum on deal over firetruck involved in July 22 accident

The ladder truck that malfunctioned during a training exercise last month and injured three Hall County firefighters was inspected by an asset protection solutions group and signed off on by a battalion chief, but Hall County officials have declined to share any communication among themselves about the truck.

August 29, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Road work at Clarks Bridge resumes after 45-day wait

Construction crews have been back at work this week at Clarks Bridge, where a replacement project had stalled for 45 days to ensure the support for a retaining wall had compacted and settled as needed.

August 29, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riverside cadet finds support at school

Ben Brewer, a senior at Riverside Military Academy, learned what it means to be a caretaker when his father was stricken with cancer.

August 28, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Top chef: Food festival brings 3 masters to Gainesville

Three master chefs from Taiwan gave demonstrations Thursday to culinary students at Lanier Career Center in Gainesville as part of the school's international food festival.

August 28, 2014 | Scott Rogers | Local




Dock permit process to begin again Sept. 16

The Army Corps of Engineers plans to begin accepting applications Sept. 16 for the remaining boat dock permits on Lake Lanier.

August 28, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Threat leads to brief evacuations at North Georgia Tech

Students at North Georgia Technical College in Clarkesville have been given the all-clear to re-enter most buildings on campus after a threat was written on the wall of one building.

August 28, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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