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Event’s soup-filled bowls raise money, awareness of hunger issue

A gray, rainy Tuesday seemed like a good day for a hot, steaming bowl of soup.

September 15, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


WomenSource culminates first year with fundraiser

WomenSource will celebrate its first birthday with the Power of the Purse Fundraiser on Thursday.

September 15, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lawyer says ex-Gainesville police dog handler will be cleared

The lawyer for a former Gainesville Police Department dog handler believes his client will soon be cleared of wrongdoing in a controversy involving the training of a dog that was later euthanized.

September 15, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


4 new Gainesville police dogs learn old tricks

There's been a changing of the guard for Gainesville's police dogs.

September 15, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


4-1 vote means 18 more firefighters for Gainesville

Councilman George Wangemann was the only council member Tuesday morning who voted against a federal grant that would allow the city to hire 18 new firefighters.

September 15, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville cuts funding for Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Gainesville City Council voted Tuesday to withdraw funding from the Lake Lanier Convention and Visitors Bureau and use the money to market city tourism attractions on its own.

September 15, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hospital, health agencies prepare for flu season

For Northeast Georgia Medical Center, this fall is like any other flu season - encourage visitors and staff to wash hands and use tissues.

September 14, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Hall school system able to rehire 23 laid-off teachers

Staffing is settling into place for Hall County schools as nearly two dozen teachers laid off last school year are back to work.

September 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Contractor could be liable for late parking deck finish

It is still uncertain whether the contractor building Gainesville's new downtown parking deck will be held liable for not completing the deck on time.

September 14, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County cleaning up closed landfill

Hall County will present the findings of a study on groundwater pollution from an old landfill at 5 p.m. today in the Courthouse Annex.

September 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Commerce special election canceled

The special election set for today in the city of Commerce has been canceled.

September 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


West Jackson residents participate in comprehensive plan process

BRASELTON - Who said coloring is just for kids?

September 14, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Jefferson updating its personnel policies

JEFFERSON - Jefferson officials are busy updating existing personnel polices and procedures manuals, including taking a look at employee sick time.

September 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


This time last year, gas was topping $4 a gallon

A year ago today, fuel prices in Georgia peaked at a staggering $4.17 per gallon of regular gasoline.

September 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood OKs contract for sidewalk project

OAKWOOD - A long-awaited improvements project is now poised to get under way in downtown Oakwood.

September 14, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Neighbors report explosions in fire that destroyed doublewide home

A mobile home was destroyed in East Hall County late Thursday night.

May 29, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Recognizing a need and fulfilling it

While farmers, gardeners and growers typically spend the summer with plenty of crops, many children find themselves without enough food during the summer months.

May 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Roosevelt Square renovation designs released

When President Franklin D. Roosevelt arrived in Gainesville to deliver an impassioned speech about revitalizing the city following a deadly tornado in 1936, he could not have envisioned plans today to honor and build upon the legacy of a square bearing his name.

May 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County Schools recommend 4 for leadership spots

Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield announced the recommendation of four hires for leadership positions Thursday, with the nods to officially be brought before the school board's called personnel meeting at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

May 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall officials approve additional funding for Glades Reservoir study

The Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved an additional $1.5 million in funding for AECOM, a firm contracted by the Army Corps of Engineers, to complete an environmental impact statement on the proposed Glades Reservoir in North Hall.

May 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


One seriously injured in Sardis Road wreck

Four people were transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center - one with serious injuries - after a collision Tuesday afternoon on Sardis Road.

May 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville CFO named interim city manager

Gainesville's chief financial officer, Melody Marlowe, has been named interim city manager while officials seek a permanent replacement for Kip Padgett.

May 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Metro Gainesville unemployment rate drops to 4.7 percent

The unemployment rate for the metro Gainesville area, which includes all of Hall County, ticked down to 4.7 percent in April, its lowest mark since April 2008, in numbers released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Labor.

May 28, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Hall officials mulling cities’ role in McEver repairs

It looks like it's back to square one with McEver Road repairs.

May 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Report: Lake Lanier boating death result of boat striking rocks

A motorboat striking rocks March 15 in Lake Lanier forced a Buford couple out of the vessel and killed a 29-year-old passenger, according to a Georgia Department of Natural Resources report.

May 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville school board eyeing $64 million budget for 2016

The Gainesville Board of Education will conduct a public hearing June 9 on a proposed $64 million budget for the 2016 fiscal year, which begins July 1.

May 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Rock Creek Veterans Park to add new area of brick markers

With a pencil in hand, Lyman Coker traced in the hardened sand the possible borders of a marker that would give words to an otherwise somber scene - bricks engraved with the names of area military men and women.

May 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


New federal water rule addresses health of streams, other wetlands

Federal officials rolled out new clean water regulations Wednesday focusing largely on the health of streams and other wetlands that help feed into primary drinking sources.

May 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


To outsource or not? Hall officials debate how to pay for property reassessments

In the last year, few things have been as contentious in Hall County as reassessments in value on lakefront homes and commercial businesses, sending tax bills for some property owners through the roof.

May 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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