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Group offers to get holiday revelers, cars home safely

For John Ergovich, getting arrested for driving under the influence was a bigger inconvenience than it ever would have been to get a sober person to drive him home.

July 02, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Communities celebrate Fourth of July with unique events

Golf carts, streamers and good old-fashioned fun define the Fourth of July for one lakeside community.

July 02, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Gainesville to vote on water treatment plant

A new water treatment plant may soon be on the drawing board for Gainesville.

July 02, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Agencies stay busy to control pet populations

It wasn't the best day for little Cabo, but Thursday was certainly a proud moment for the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia.

July 02, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Club at Deaton Creek provides receptive audience for candidates

This is a political conservative's gold mine.

July 02, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


State begins new road aid program for governments

LARP, as it was commonly called by local governments around Georgia, faded into history this week.

July 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bryant takes office, calls colleagues

New State Schools Superintendent Brad Bryant was sworn into office Thursday, and local superintendents say they are intrigued about his plans for the next few months.

July 02, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


No one hurt as fire damages South Hall home

No one was injured in a house fire Thursday evening in Sterling on the Lake in South Hall County, Fire Chief David Kimbrell said.

July 01, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Ga. 400 toll violators face stiffer penalty

For the past 17 years, driving through the Ga. 400 toll in Atlanta without paying cost, eventually, $1.50.

July 01, 2010 | JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


Grant to keep middle school students afloat

Hundreds of sixth-graders may finally learn to swim this fall.

July 01, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Elementary school recognized nationally for counseling model

Chestnut Mountain Elementary School is being recognized for a category not often awarded in education - counseling.

July 01, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville Motel unsafe, torn down for new structure

In its prime, the Gainesville Motel saw celebrities, businessmen, tourists and families.

July 01, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Flowery Branch City Council struggles to meet

Flowery Branch City Council's thinning ranks have put the governing body one member away from being unable to conduct business.

July 01, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Recent sightings of bears reported

As reports of bear sightings in and around Hall County increase, officials are asking residents to stay smart in the face of wildlife.

June 30, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Gainesville seeks design for Cedar Creek Reservoir treatment plant

Gainesville's director of public utilities plans to ask the city council today to choose an engineer to design a water treatment plant at Cedar Creek Reservoir.

June 30, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Thunderstorm causes gas pump structure collapse in Lula

A thunderstorm on Monday night caused the collapse of a gas pump structure at the Chevron at the corner of Ga. 365 and Ga. 52 ...

June 27, 2016 | | Local


5 tips to avoid a fireworks accident this holiday

It's an American tradition nearly as old as the nation, lighting the night sky and burning thousands of hands and faces each year.

June 27, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall schools spending for raises, new positions in 2017 budget

Hall County Schools will add teaching positions because of additional students, provide raises for all employees and pay more for health insurance for non-teaching employees ...

June 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Proposed flood plain maps may affect homeowners' insurance

New preliminary flood plain maps for Hall County will be on public display Wednesday at the Hall County Government Center.

June 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school system working on East Hall, North Hall, Johnson, Wauka Mountain projects this summer

Matt Cox, director of facilities for Hall County Schools, discussed four projects at East Hall, North Hall and Johnson high schools and Wauka Mountain Multiple ...

June 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


‘New’ South Hall Middle facility will have 1,500-student capacity

A two-story addition at the Academies of Discovery will bring the capacity of the former - and future - South Hall Middle School to 1,500 students ...

June 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall officials approve 2017 budget including raises, bonuses

About $1.8 million has been set aside for employee raises and bonuses in the 2017 budget Hall County commissioners approved on Monday.

June 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Bicyclist dies in Sunday accident

Authorities said an Athens man riding a bicycle died Sunday afternoon in Jefferson.

June 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


New lanes on Friendship Road in South Hall nearly ready to open

All six lanes of the newly widened Friendship Road/Ga. 347 in South Hall should be open to traffic by Thursday, according to the Georgia ...

June 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County educators make personal connections in Mexico

Tamara Hammock was in a classroom in Mexico when a student she had this past year came to visit her.

June 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall officials to vote on 2017 budget proposal Monday

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will vote Monday on a proposed 2017 fiscal year budget that includes no property tax increases and earmarks money ...

June 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


GBI: Suspect tried to drown trooper before being shot, killed

A weekend Hall County police chase ended with a suspect killed by Georgia State Patrol as he tried to drown a trooper, authorities said.

June 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jubilee Farm community garden provides food to homeless, hungry

It took some time for Jubilee Farm, a community garden located at the corner of Davis and Pine streets in the industrial area of Gainesville ...

June 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


RaceTrac-related road fixes at U.S. 129 and Ridge Road expected to improve traffic overall

A new right turn lane on E.E. Butler Parkway/U.S. 129 at West Ridge Road is being driven primarily by RaceTrac's construction ...

June 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mocha Moe’s pours up new coffee, food and a fresh mood in Flowery Branch

The Behiry family loves coffee and they're sharing their passion for it in Flowery Branch.

June 26, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


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