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Hall storm tears up a few trees, knocks out a little power

Aside from scattered power outages and fallen trees, Hall County sustained little damage when severe storms blew through the area Wednesday afternoon.

February 11, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Grocer reopens after long absence from Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH - Best Buy Quality Foods is back in business.

February 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jefferson mayor balances growth, business

Mayor Jim Joiner says Jefferson is in a unique situation.

February 11, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Braselton OKs service deals with Hall, Gwinnett counties

BRASELTON - The Braselton Town Council held a brief meeting Monday in which it approved one decision affecting Hall County and two involving Gwinnett.

In its executive session, the council authorized Mayor Pat Graham to finalize negotiations and sign the intergovernmental agreement proposed by Hall County. The agreement will recognize that the county is in compliance with House Bill 489 in respect to sewer service provided to areas in South Hall County.

February 11, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Hall schools' budget cuts could eliminate some resource officers

Hall County sheriff's Cpl. Vic Gazaway spends his days on the campus of South Hall Middle School teaching sixth-graders about the dangers of drugs and gangs. He says he acts as both a mentor and a deterrent for kids who are 14 by the time they leave the school.

February 11, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Regions Financial lawyer insists Midtown driveway easement is permanent

A lawyer for Regions Financial Corp. wants a quick resolution in a lawsuit over coveted property in Gainesville's Midtown district.

February 11, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


25,000-gallon sewage spill in Flowery Branch

Flowery Branch officials discovered Wednesday morning that an equipment malfunction had caused an estimated 25,000 gallons of sewage to flow into a tributary of Lake Lanier.

February 11, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Road Atlanta may get 30-minute Sunday noise reprieve

The Hall County Board of Commissioners may chop Sunday quiet hours by 30 minutes.

February 11, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Slain teen inspires Humane Society award

Friends and family of a teenager murdered in Forsyth County nearly three years ago are honoring her memory and her love of animals with a Humane Society award.

February 11, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Local power companies lend helping hands in Kentucky

The ground was covered in snow; icicles were hanging from the power lines. It was 30 degrees inside her home, and Dianna Huddleston didn't know if she was going to survive another night.

February 11, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Two property owners want to take city's incentive to annex

Two owners of property in unincorporated islands of Hall County have asked to bring their land into Gainesville's city limits.

February 10, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Forsyth's Bagley Road closes this week for widening

Bagley Road at Peachtree Parkway/Ga. 141 in Forsyth County is set to close Thursday as part of a $50 million widening of Ga. 141.

February 10, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sixth-grader wins Hall County’s spelling bee

C.W. Davis Middle School sixth-grader Parker Ramey took home the Hall County Spelling Bee trophy Tuesday after correctly spelling the word "renegade."

February 10, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Local woman banned from mortgage business

A Gainesville woman has entered into a consent agreement with the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance that bans her from the mortgage business for three years.

February 10, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Standing alone: Hamrick says golf course deal gives perks to country club members

Gainesville City Councilman Robert "Bob" Hamrick said he thinks a recently approved fee agreement between the city's municipal golf course and the Chattahoochee Country Club is unfair to the average person.

February 10, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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A dark day in history now memorialized with marker

For Betty Martin, Thursday's dedication of the Cooper Pants Factory historic marker hit home in a very personal way.

October 31, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Tech to host 1st job fair in 6 years

The job search has changed dramatically over the years. Advances in technology and the decline in the economy have changed the way people get hired.

October 31, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County Schools prepare Ebola plan

Hall County Schools is choosing to err on the side of caution when it comes to Ebola.

October 31, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Dance and auction will benefit child welfare group

A night of dinner and dancing will help raise tens of thousands of dollars to save and protect North Georgia children.

October 31, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Millions in Hall County road funds evaporate

The Hall County area is expected to receive about $1.4 billion for road projects through 2040 from local, state and federal sources, government officials learned Thursday.

October 31, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Residents looking for compromise on Ahaluna development

Residents fighting the development of a 219-lot upscale subdivision off Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville, near the shores of Lake Lanier, are readying for compromise as the City Council prepares to vote on the matter next week.

October 30, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Graduation rates decrease for local school districts

Both Hall and Gainesville schools saw slight drops in their graduation rates in 2014, according to data released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Education.

October 30, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Dawsonville teen cut in weekend fight

October 30, 2014 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Dawsonville man killed in logging incident

October 30, 2014 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


More than 600K voters cast ballots in Georgia

More than 600,000 early ballots have been cast in Georgia, according to Secretary of State Brian Kemp.

October 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Badge & Bar: Man pleads not guilty in West Avenue slaying

One of the men indicted in a June 5 West Avenue fatal shooting has waived formal arraignment and pleaded not guilty to all charges.

October 30, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gov. Deal compares Democrat Carter to Obama

October 30, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


North Georgia Community Foundation lauds local couple’s generosity

Woodrow "Woody" Stewart was known for his passion, his leadership and his generosity.

October 30, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Schools in Hall County battle bus driver shortage

Hall County Schools is looking for a creative solution to a chronic problem in school districts - a shortage of substitute bus drivers.

October 30, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Tri-state water management group being explored

A private group trying to positively influence a protracted water war is edging forward with plans for a possible "transboundary" water management institute.

October 29, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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