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CDC: Caution best way to avoid the flu

Just as in sports, the best offense against the H1N1 virus is a good defense, health officials say.

August 26, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Reservoir proposed for Dawson Forest site

DAWSONVILLE - Long before a federal judge threatened to limit water withdrawals from Lake Lanier, officials with the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority had begun making plans to build a reservoir in Dawson County.

August 26, 2009 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Woman is killed in one-car Hall wreck

An Oakwood woman was killed Wednesday in a one-car accident south of Gainesville.

August 26, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


U.S. Rep. Deal faces ethics complaint from watchdog group

A political watchdog organization filed an ethics complaint Wednesday against U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, claiming the Gainesville congressman violated House rules and federal law by intervening with Georgia political leaders to save a program that benefits him financially.

August 26, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


COMING SUNDAY: The all-new Harvest magazine

The August afternoons still may be sticky and hot, but the cool, crisp days of autumn are just around the corner.

And if the change of seasons leaves you pining for a weekend drive in the Georgia Mountains, our fall Harvest leisure guide is just what you need to plan your trip.

August 26, 2009 | | Local


Educators more vigilant for severe storms after '08 tornadoes

Many teachers at Oakwood and Lyman Hall elementaries need no reminder of the havoc nature unleashed on their schools a year ago.

August 26, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


A year later: Hall bounces back from triple tornado hit

One year ago today, Fred and Felicia Miller returned home to find part of their roof wrapped around a power pole.

August 26, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Schofield: Students affected by city's annexation plans

The leader of the Hall County school system pleaded with Gainesville City Council members to consider how the city's proposed annexations could affect the system's district lines now and in the future.

August 26, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Georgia SAT scores drop in 2009

Georgia's average SAT scores for 2009 fall below the national average, while the state's black and Hispanic students scored above their peer groups nationally, the state Department of Education reports.

August 26, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall emergency planners update hazardous spill strategy

Imagine it is 3 a.m. on a Wednesday morning: The streets of Hall County are pretty empty, except for a tractor-trailer carrying hundreds of containers of highly flammable liquid down Thompson Bridge Road.

August 25, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Furlough days complicate Hall County library schedule

The Hall County Library Board approved the library system's 2010 furlough schedule at its meeting Tuesday.

August 25, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Sen. Chambliss wants no public option in health care reform

While U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss said he applauds President Barack Obama for making health care reform a priority, the Georgia Republican is in no way interested in supporting a bill that creates a public health care option.

August 25, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Brenau University celebrates ‘wonderful blessing’ of new campus in South Atlanta

Brenau University celebrated the grand opening of its new South Atlanta/Fairburn regional campus Tuesday.

August 25, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Some Interstate 85 rest stops now closed

The Georgia Department of Transportation has closed Interstate 85 rest areas off the northbound lanes in Franklin County and southbound lanes in Gwinnett County.

August 25, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Adams says UGA is near its capacity

Fall enrollment at the University of Georgia is coming close to maxing out at about 34,000 students, and an increasing number of high school seniors hoping to become Georgia Bulldogs next year may be out of luck.

August 24, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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University of North Georgia adds film degree as Georgia industry grows

As Georgia's film industry booms, creating billions of dollars in annual wages, the University of North Georgia wants to help its students enter the field.

May 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Mixed-use proposal follows opening of new hospital

A proposed residential and commercial project along Friendship Road in South Hall could establish a trend for developers looking to piggyback on the opening this spring of North Georgia Medical Center hospital in Braselton.

May 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


McEver Road turn lanes hit snag

The exact scope of a Flowery Branch road project is still up in the air as city and county officials continue ironing out an intergovernmental agreement regarding financial responsibility.

May 29, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Ask The Times: Work for bridges over Chattahoochee portion of Lake Lanier set to begin July 1

I would like to know plans for paving the bridge on Ga. 53 at the edge of Gainesville city limits. The east side of the bridge looks brand new, while the west side looks like a patchwork quilt.

May 29, 2015 | | Local




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


Bruner seeking re-election to Gainesville City Council

Gainesville Councilwoman Ruth Bruner has announced that she will seek reelection this fall.

May 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


GSP: Dancing teen caused serious Sardis Road wreck

A 17-year-old dancing on Sardis Road is believed to be the cause of a wreck that injured five people, sending one to the hospital in serious condition.

May 29, 2015 | Nick Watson | 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


1 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


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