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Sewer changes may lure developers to Flowery Branch

Flowery Branch is looking to tweak its sewer reservation policy, allowing developers to get a full refund on capacity after holding it for two years rather than a partial one, as the current policy states.

January 13, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Supreme Court declines to hear Georgia's case in water wars

The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that it would let stand a lower court ruling in a case involving water storage in Lake Lanier. The decision was hailed as a victory by leaders in Florida and Alabama, but Georgia officials contend it was no decision at all.

January 13, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Take your can to Jefferson

JEFFERSON - If you think you don't have enough money in the bank to make a charitable donation, think again.

January 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


New parking deck to get under way

Make sure you don't leave your car in the Georgia Mountains Center parking deck after Thursday evening, as the 28-year-old deck is about to be torn down.

January 12, 2009 | | Local


In to India: Hall fire marshal gets a look at firefighting in Bangalore

Traveling as part of Gainesville ministry Rahab's Rope, Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle took part in a massive Christmas celebration in Bangalore, India.

January 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall loaded with records requests

Some Hall County officials claim the cost of open government was too high in 2008.

January 11, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville man dies in wreck

A Gainesville man was killed and a woman and child injured seriously in a Friday evening wreck on Poplar Springs Road in South Hall.

January 11, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Even in slow times, building inspector keeps fairly busy

OAKWOOD - A slumping economy has made things a little quieter in Joe Hayes' office.

January 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bulls and their riders return to Gainesville

A chair to get your boots shined and the smells of leather mixing with popcorn in the lobby - sure signs that bull riding was back in Gainesville.

January 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hospital's da Vinci robot cuts with surgical precision

On Dec. 30, a robotic surgical procedure took place for the first time at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, fulfilling a longtime dream for local doctors.

January 11, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Newtown residents battle air and noise pollution

Although she never sets it, Christine Young's alarm usually goes off at 5 in the morning - not beeping, but banging metal against metal.

January 11, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Wheelchair soccer lets players demonstrate competitive spirit

Tyler Farmer raised his arms triumphantly after scoring a goal in the second half of the North Georgia Screamin' Eagles' soccer game against the Charlotte Power Surge.

January 10, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Discussion of signs, rezoning on Jefferson City Council agenda

The Jefferson City Council is looking to keep up with the signs of the times.

January 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Chairman: Hall County has bright future

Hall County is poised for continued growth despite the problems it will face over the next year, Board of Commissioners chairman Tom Oliver said Saturday.

January 10, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Convicted man fights life sentence

A Hall County judge didn't want to sentence Benjamin Horne to life in prison in a domestic violence case, but he had no choice.

January 10, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Divisive immigration debate takes a new turn

President Barack Obama's announcement Thursday night that he would act unilaterally to allow about 5 million undocumented immigrants to work legally in the United States without fear of deportation was met with both personal and political responses in Hall County and across the state and nation.

November 23, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Recovering couple’s marriage, success made possible through Drug Court

November 23, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Changes coming to Common Core Standards

The state seems to want to please the public when it comes to the controversial Common Core education standards.

November 23, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Christmas in the Cabbage Patch

Christmas officially came to North Georgia on Saturday when BabyLand General Hospital kicked off its 36th annual Appalachian Christmas Celebration.

November 22, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


From Web to table: Grant helps farmers market reach customers

An Internet-based farmers market was awarded a grant Wednesday to help get the word out and expand in Gainesville.

November 22, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Vets chip in to help homeless comrades with food, clothing, advice

Just over a week ago, churches, businesses and schools gathered to thank local veterans for their service in celebration of Veterans Day.

November 22, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Rain moves in tonight with storms in some areas of state

A few days after shivering through January-like cold, Northeast Georgians now are looking at a Sunday of springlike rain.

November 22, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville home permits hit record high this year

Gainesville has set a new record this year for the number of home permits issued, according to Community Development Director Rusty Ligon.

November 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Affordable housing plan awaits OK from church

While the plan has been downsized, city officials and many members of the local community believe a better project is now in the works to build five homes on land between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Mill Street in Gainesville.

November 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


West Hall students practice job interview ‘soft skills’

High school students don't usually wear dresses and heels or shirts and ties to school.

November 21, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Suspect pleads not guilty to June shooting in Gainesville

One of the men charged in a Gainesville shooting June 5 pleaded not guilty in a Thursday arraignment.

November 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Missing Gainesville man’s family offers reward

The family of a missing Gainesville man is offering a reward for any information into his disappearance.

November 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Homeless man pleads not guilty to August slaying

A Gainesville homeless man accused of killing another homeless man and assaulting others pleaded not guilty at a Thursday arraignment.

November 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gas prices drop and family travel rises during holidays

Georgia residents are in luck this holiday season, as gas prices hang well below $3 just in time for family travels.

November 21, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


House Study Committee voices support of Common Core

Parents, teachers, superintendents and state legislators are warily supportive of Common Core standards.

November 21, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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