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Flowery Branch proposes furloughs as part of budget cuts

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch employees could be taking a financial hit as part of the city's budget plan for next fiscal year, starting July 1.

May 07, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corps to temporarily close Little Hall Park

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to close Little Hall Park next Monday through Friday for paving work.

May 06, 2009 | By staff reports | Local


Four arrested, meth seized in drug bust

Four people were arrested and an estimated $32,000 worth of methamphetamine was seized during a pair of undercover drug busts on Golden Parkway in Buford on Tuesday and Wednesday, authorities said.

May 06, 2009 | By staff reports | Local


Two plead guilty in botched mall burglary

Two of six defendants in what authorities say was a botched burglary last summer at a local outlet mall entered guilty pleas last week.

May 06, 2009 | By staff reports | Local


Mother-daughter tea planned for Saturday

It's not quite high tea with the queen, but an upcoming event for mothers and daughters at the Spout Springs Branch of the Hall County Library will be just as special.

May 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Dawsonville in hunt for police car plant

DAWSONVILLE - Dawsonville is in the running for an assembly plant that would build a specialized, high-performance police car.

May 06, 2009 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Revitalized homes aren’t selling

The economy's effects on the housing market can be felt even down to the level of affordable homes made available through community grants.

May 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Commerce hospital needs money

JEFFERSON - The Banks Jackson Commerce Medical Center has seen a marked increase in the number of patients who can't afford to pay medical bills, and with a declining economy and some debts to its name, the hospital is looking for some financial help from Jackson County.

May 06, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Alluring, fresh produce available at Hall County Farmers’ Market

"A very rare heirloom. Gorgeous iceberg with copper-hued leaves surrounding a green to white inner head. Delicious sweet flavor and crispy texture."

May 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Supreme Court rules against Braselton in zoning battle

BRASELTON - A developer's complex lawsuit against Braselton received some clarity Monday.

May 06, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Northeast Georgia History Center turns 5 today

What kind of birthday gift can you get for a history center that has everything?

May 06, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Annexation gets initial approval from Gainesville council

The Gainesville City Council voted unanimously in favor on the first reading of a controversial annexation request that would bring part of Chicopee Woods and Interstate 985 into the city limits.

May 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Missing woman found OK in hotel

A missing Gainesville woman who suffers from dementia was found OK Tuesday night in a local hotel.

May 06, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


More demand means planned expansion for Jefferson Farmers' Market

When some people think about summer meals, they think of fresh fruits and vegetables whipped up into some yummy dish.

May 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Corps’ exec: New manual not panacea to ‘water wars’

DAWSONVILLE - Pete Taylor, chief of staff for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Mobile District, said Tuesday night he was excited about federal stimulus funding for an updated water manual.

May 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Bear on the Square goes on rain-and-shine

For the past 10 years Jeff McWaters has attended the annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival, which was held on the historic Dahlonega square over the weekend. The two-day festival was rain-or-shine, and this year vendors and visitors had the chance to experience both.

April 19, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Class Notes: Barrow County assistant superintendent joining Gainesville schools as CFO

Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Wanda Creel will be working with Chris Griner again.

April 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Churches put together 30,000 meals as part of feeding ministry

Area churches gathered Sunday to put their faith into action by pouring out and packaging some 30,000 meals as part of a global feeding ministry.

April 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Applications open for NGCF Community Impact Grants

The North Georgia Community Foundation is accepting applications for its 2015 Community Impact Grants.

April 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Tornado watch in effect for area until 3 p.m.

Heavy thunderstorms are moving through North Georgia today, with Hall County and the rest of the region under a tornado watch until 3 p.m.

April 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville’s budget solid, future less clear

The consensus among the Gainesville City Council is that the proposed 2016 fiscal year budget, unveiled by City Manager Kip Padgett on Thursday, is in good shape.

April 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flight center honors late instructor at ceremony

Family and co-workers of the Lanier Flight Center instructor who died after an October plane crash honored the passionate aviator Saturday in the most fitting way: teaching people to fly.

April 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Parents say ‘no’ to state milestones test

It's arguably a question of parental rights.

April 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Laurel Park hosts Five Points of Life Kids marathon

Gainesville is the newest of the 10 cities in Florida, Georgia and Alabama to host the Five Points of Life Kids marathon. The Five Points of Life Foundation, started by LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, hosted the marathons as a fun way to get kids active. Participants walk or run 25 miles over a specified amount of time logging their distance as they go.

April 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Incidents put new focus on security in Hall courtrooms

Like their adult counterparts, juvenile offenders can pose potential threats for deputies working to secure the Hall County Courthouse.

April 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Water wars’ latest chapter is big legal affair

Typically, the real legal maneuvering begins once a lawsuit is filed.

April 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hundreds brave the rain for babies in March of Dimes event

Even with a chance of rain, more than 400 people took part in the March for Babies Walk on Saturday at Wilshire Trails Park in Gainesville.

April 18, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Kubota expansion moving forward

Gainesville-based Rochester & Associates has been authorized to complete design and engineering for a public road accessing Kubota Manufacturing of America's new facility planned in the Gateway Industrial Centre off Ga. 365 in North Hall.

April 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chestatee High School's Maddie Woodard overcomes heart condition

When Madelynn "Maddie" Woodard was 6 years old, she would tell her parents she was having a heart attack.

April 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Cirque Italia delights audience; continues today and Sunday

Aerial acts, optical illusions, musical clowns and a mermaid delighted the audience Friday at Cirque Italia, a European-style circus performance over a stage holding 35,000 gallons of water.

April 17, 2015 | | Local


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