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Nepotism law could derail school board campaign

The re-election campaign of Gainesville school board member Kelvin Simmons may come to a grinding halt as a result of a change in state law regarding nepotism and school board members' eligibility for election.

August 04, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Families get an up-close look at rescue, safety personnel

At 6 p.m. Tuesday, about 100 people paused to watch the Life Net helicopter descend to the ground.

August 04, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Rep. Mills opposes Gainesville’s water fee increase

The Gainesville City Council unanimously adopted a higher set of water fees Tuesday, but not without opposition from a state legislator.

August 04, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


DOT work may snarl back-to-school traffic

School traffic in both Hall and Jackson counties may be affected by two separate Georgia Department of Transportation projects.

August 04, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Honda dealership manager will run for state Senate seat

Longtime Gainesville businessman and Milton Martin Honda general manager Butch Miller wants to take his business know-how to the Georgia Senate.

August 04, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Computer glitch sidelines Dial-A-Ride schedule

Hall Area Transit is asking all Dial-A-Ride customers for Wednesday to call them to re-confirm appointments.

August 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Lifetime lessons for first day of school at Jefferson Elementary

JEFFERSON - It was five years in the making, but the first day of school finally arrived Monday for Jefferson students.

August 03, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Probe into weekend break-ins continues

Hall County Sheriff's officials say no arrests have been made related to a number of break-ins that occurred at Lake Lanier Islands Beach & Water Park on Saturday.

August 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


3 hurt in Thompson Bridge Road crash

Three people were taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center after two vehicles collided on Thompson Bridge Road on Monday morning, according to David Kimbrell, chief of Hall County Fire Services.

August 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Until flu shots come in, keep washing your hands

Although a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel has recommended that school-age children get vaccinated for swine flu, manufacturers may not have the vaccine ready until October.

August 03, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


State audit confirms Gainesville schools' budget woes

State auditors presented Gainesville's school board with the results of the school system's fiscal year 2008 audit in a meeting Monday night, and ticked off the many problems that once existed in the system's finances.

August 03, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Road to ‘nowhere’ now leads to Friendship

The four-lane stretch next to the Kroger-anchored shopping center off Spout Springs Road in South Hall is now a road to somewhere.

August 03, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


New light eases traffic — and parents

A traffic light wasn't a given thing, even though it sat above a busy four-lane road at the entrance to a community center and future middle school.

August 03, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Library expands job-hunt toolbox

Hall County libraries now offer new tools for the job hunt - and they can be accessed anywhere.

August 03, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Schools focus on furlough days

Following the state's decision last month to cut another 3 percent from K-12 school districts and cut funding for three days for all school employees, Hall County and Gainesville school systems are pinpointing which days will be axed from employees' work schedules.

August 03, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Partnership to improve views, streams at Amicalola Falls

The Southeast's tallest cascading waterfall is situated in Dawsonville, but a majority of it cannot be seen through the surrounding trees.

May 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Buford man competes in ‘American Ninja Warrior’

"I sent the video in around January, and a couple weeks later I got the call that they liked my story and wanted me to come do the show," Trent Jarrett said.

May 25, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Local


The Local Agenda: More than $22,000 in water refunds unclaimed

The Gainesville Public Utilities Department is looking for customers owed refunds on their closed water accounts.

May 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Proposed Glades Reservoir getting more expensive

The cost of the proposed Glades Reservoir in North Hall has already exceeded $15 million, and taxpayers will likely soon pump more money into the project on consulting fees and additional environmental studies.

May 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Memorial Day Parade honors fallen veterans

Young and old lined both sides of Green Street on Monday, waving flags and cheering.

May 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Lula sets aside money for caboose restoration

Lula is moving forward on improvements to its iconic red caboose, even though details are still being worked out.

May 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Class Notes: Gainesville High confers three honorary diplomas

Three longtime Gainesville High School supporters received honorary diplomas from the school last week as a thank-you for their support.

May 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Wounded veteran receives 'gift of a lifetime'

On a recent afternoon, the springtime sun warming their shoulders, two men talk at the edge of a pond. Behind them, hulking silhouettes of the Blue Ridge Mountains cut their way into the horizon.

May 24, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Boating licenses up in first year since law change

Patrolling the lake, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Ranger First Class Eric Isom carries with him the remembrances of recent boating tragedies.

May 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Veterans honored by Woodmen of the World

Woodmen of the World honored area veterans Sunday afternoon with a cookout, 21-gun salute and flag presentations.

May 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


First female chief officer looking to take ‘next challenge’

With 17 years of baby steps up the ranks, Christie Grice said she was ready to keep climbing with Hall County Fire Services.

May 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Four people seriously hurt in Sunday wreck

A couple and two children, including one child airlifted to an Atlanta hospital, were seriously injured in a two-vehicle wreck Sunday morning on Ga. 369/Browns Bridge Road at Watson Circle in West Hall County.

May 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


No one injured in boat sinking

Seven people were rescued unharmed about noon Sunday after their boat sank near Van Pugh Park off Lake Lanier.

May 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


AirLife called for one patient in wreck

Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle confirmed that Air Life air ambulance had been called for one patient in a Sunday morning accident at Browns Bridge Road and Watson Circle. Five patients in total were being evaluated at the scene, Cagle said.

May 24, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


6 seek seats in Flowery Branch special election

After two vacated their positions on the Flowery Branch City Council earlier this year, six residents have thrown their hats in the ring for the Posts 1 and 5 positions.

May 23, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


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