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North Forsyth County gets new traffic light

A new traffic signal at Ga. 9 and Spot Road in North Forsyth County should be operational by midmorning Thursday, weather permitting.

March 03, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Planners nix appeal in setback dispute

The Hall County Planning Commission stuck by the letter of the law when it denied an appeal at its meeting Monday.

March 03, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Health departments offer free screenings

March 26 is American Diabetes Alert Day. But officials at District 2 Public Health believe the issue is too important to confine to a single day, so they're giving it an entire month.

March 03, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Group wants to ‘Open Doors’ to disabled women

Our Neighbor Inc. needs money to open doors for young people with physical disabilities.

March 02, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Officials hurry to submit stimulus projects

On Monday, Hall County received bids to build a replacement post for the Georgia State Patrol on U.S. 129.

March 02, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Student advances to state spelling bee

Davis Middle School student Parker Ramey has done it again.

March 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Rain causes spill of untreated sewage in Lula

The recent rains are to blame for a sewage spill Monday in Lula, according to a news release from the city.

March 02, 2009 | | Local


4 counties battle blaze at Dahlonega Rite-Aid

Hall County Fire Services was one of four agencies that helped the Lumpkin County fire department battle a blaze Monday at the Rite-Aid in Dahlonega.

March 02, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Snowballs, sledding, shovels and power troubles

JEFFERSON - The snow that blanketed much of Northeast Georgia on Sunday was both a gift and a curse for many Jackson County residents.

March 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville escaped most weather problems, and warmer weather is coming

Despite receiving more than 8 inches worth of precipitation - both rain and snow - over the weekend, there were no major problems reported Monday in Gainesville.

March 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County schools look to eliminate 100 jobs

Hall County school system employees could find out this week if they are among the roughly 100 system employees whose contracts will not be renewed this spring.

March 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Suspects mum on assisted suicide case

CUMMING - One of two Maryland men charged in connection with the assisted suicide of a 58-year-old Cumming resident said Monday that they have been advised not to comment on the case.

March 02, 2009 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


CLOSINGS: Gainesville State to open late Tuesday

Closings, cancellations and delays for Tuesday:

March 02, 2009 | | Local


Power crews making progress in Jackson Co.

The effects of Sunday's snowfall were still being felt today in Jackson County, as thousands of residents were still without power.

March 02, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


CLOSINGS: Park and Rec training camp cancelled tonight

Gainesville Park and Recreation's rookie league spring training camps have been canceled for Monday night, but will conclude on schedule on Tuesday.

March 02, 2009 | | Local


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Local business leaders see upside in new U.S.-Cuba relations

The controversial move Wednesday by the Obama administration to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba was met with approval from business leaders in Hall County who said they believe the economic benefit could be substantial for local industries.

December 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


H&R Block pros to offer tax tips

Two H&R Block tax professionals will present a free Tax Talk from 6-8 p.m. today at Blackshear Place Library in Gainesville.

December 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville police make transition to digital records

At the Gainesville Police Department, some of the new school is showing a thing or two to the old school.

December 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Nominations open for 2014 Young Man and Young Woman of Year

The Gainesville Jaycees are accepting nominations for the 2014 Young Man and Young Woman of the Year Award.

December 18, 2014 | | Local


Poultry firm donates 23 tons of meat to food bank

Georgia Mountain Food Bank in Gainesville got an early Christmas gift Wednesday when Perdue Farms delivered 46,000 pounds of frozen chicken and meat products.

December 18, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Badge & Bar: Hall 911 staff raises $1K for kids’ wish lists

Four local families are getting help from the Hall County 911 Communications in a different way this Christmas.

December 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Cuba policy shift sparks differing local responses

After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations - a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations.

December 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Juvenile in custody after man stabbed Tuesday night

A 16-year-old fled on foot after allegedly stabbing his stepfather Tuesday on East Ridge Road, authorities said Wednesday.

December 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Local moviegoers have mixed reactions to canceling of film's release

Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of "The Interview," a comedy movie starring Seth Rogen and James Franco about a slapstick assassination plot on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

December 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville High alumni replace missing elephant art

Counte Cooley was tired of driving by Gainesville High School and not seeing his elephant.

December 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Defense bill calls for Army control of Camp Merrill

Camp Frank D. Merrill outside Dahlonega has long been Army strong. With President Barack Obama's signature, it will be Army controlled.

December 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall schools score higher in performance rating

Most Hall County schools and some Gainesville schools performed better than the state average on the College and Career Ready Performance Index, the latest tool used to measure how well schools are doing.

December 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hanukkah: Faith burning brightly

Tuesday marked the first day of Hanukkah. The Jewish Festival of Lights celebrates the victory of the Jewish army, the Maccabees, over Syrian forces. It also celebrates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem, which had been ruined during battle.

December 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Roads: DOT suspends lane closures during holidays

In giving motorists some holiday relief, the Georgia Department of Transportation plans to suspend construction-related lane closures on all interstates and major state routes from 5 a.m. Tuesday through 10 p.m. Dec. 28.

December 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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