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Economic woes slow, won’t halt Old Town development in Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH - Progress on Old Town Flowery Branch, a $15 million development planned for the downtown area, has slowed because of the nation's failing economy.

January 30, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Group: No street access? No interest in Regions Bank land

County Commission Chairman Tom Oliver said he and two business partners won't buy the Regions Bank property on Jesse Jewell Parkway without the Bradford Street access, which is the subject of a lawsuit.

January 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


LHR Farms faces state penalties

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division has taken enforcement action against LHR Farms, a septic waste disposal facility in White County.

January 29, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


County to pump up kids for big game

The day before Sunday's big game, Hall County Parks and Leisure Services is holding a football-themed carnival to get kids excited about the Super Bowl.

January 29, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jefferson library raising funds with two-day sale

For avid readers, not much beats a good book - except a good book that was purchased at a great price.

January 29, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


State House honors Hoschton’s scarecrow world record attempt

ATLANTA - Somewhere between considering new legislation and dealing with the state's budget crisis, the Georgia House of Representatives made time to honor the Hoschton Fall Festival Committee and the city's residents for their work toward setting a world record.

January 29, 2009 | Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Butts not welcome in parks?

A park near you soon could become smoke-free.

January 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lawsuit may delay Midtown project

Plans for a major hotel and office development in Gainesville's Midtown district were close to a reality until a lawsuit over access to a bank building adjacent to the property stymied progress last week.

January 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lanier Tech shows off refrigeration training program

ATLANTA - Lanier Technical College is taking its ammonia refrigeration training program to a larger audience this week.

January 29, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Lawuit tossed over teen’s hanging at Alpine

A judge has thrown out a lawsuit against a Gainesville special-needs school where a 13-year-old boy hanged himself in a "time out" room.

January 29, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Family ties put cameras in Flowery Branch police cars

FLOWERY BRANCH - Family ties across jurisdictional lines helped bring some needed in-car camera systems to the Flowery Branch Police Department.

January 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Developer files appeal in lawsuit against Braselton

BRASELTON - Century Center at Braselton, a retail and office development in Barrow County, has filed an appeal with the Georgia Supreme Court in its lawsuit against Braselton.

January 28, 2009 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Chicken expo leaves nothing to the imagination

ATLANTA - The world has come to Atlanta to see the latest and greatest in poultry feeding and processing.

January 28, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Gainesville State student center opens with more space

OAKWOOD - Gainesville State College leaders past and present gathered Wednesday to celebrate the grand opening of the school's $8.2 million expanded, renovated student center.

January 28, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall Boys & Girls Clubs honors top volunteers

Two local volunteers were given prestigious honors Wednesday for their dedication to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County.

January 28, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Wage growth returning as job market expands

The road to economic recovery has not exactly been paved in gold - or even silver, for that matter.

December 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Signal light planned at new Wal-Mart on Thompson Bridge

The new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market and Taco Bell on busy Ga. 60/Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville will have something in common next year - a traffic light.

December 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Community garden project acquires new site

A new site has been identified for Jubilee Farm, a community garden project of the Hall Green Alliance that aims to provide food to the hungry and nutritional education to local residents.

December 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clarks Bridge work set for today

The new Clarks Bridge over Lake Lanier continues to take shape as a concrete pour is planned today for two more of the seven spans.

December 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Effect of recession lingers for local charities

When the recession set in, social service charities were hit with a double dose of trouble: Demand for services increased dramatically while donations plummeted.

December 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville man’s 2013 death yields few clues, no suspects

Texts went unanswered and hundreds of phone calls went to voicemail.

December 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


State approval of Brenau nursing program is 'conditional'

Although Brenau University now boasts three doctoral programs, including a doctorate of nursing practice, the nursing program's state approval is "conditional."

December 21, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Mom overcomes a past of drugs, abuse with agency’s aid

December 20, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Habitat’s Home for a Hero dedicates house to veteran, mother of 3

Charmaine Smith stood in the driveway of her newly constructed home in Flowery Branch and felt "very overwhelmed."

December 20, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Shop with a Cop helps youngsters fill Christmas stockings

It's not every day a fully uniformed, gun-toting officer of the law wanders through the kid's section of a department store, pushing a cart full of "Frozen" toys and taking orders from a 5-year-old in pink sequined boots.

December 20, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Authorities ID Gainesville man killed by train in Oakwood

Hall County Sheriff's Office authorities have identified the victim of Friday's train collision in Oakwood as Shon Morrison of Gainesville.

December 20, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


3 treated after ammonia leak at poultry plant in Gainesville

Three people were treated for exposure to ammonia on Friday afternoon after a leak at Koch Foods on Industrial Boulevard in Gainesville.

December 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Man in Habersham County wins $1 million in Georgia Lottery

A man from Habersham County has rounded up a $1 million prize from the Georgia Lottery just in time for the holidays. Tommy Bell of Demorest won his prize playing the instant game $10 Million Cash Spectacular.

December 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gray, drizzly weekend ahead for holiday shopping

Those of you hitting the stores for last-minute Christmas gifts or getting in a little caroling will need to brace for a soggy weekend.

December 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


There’s still time: Christmas shipping hasn’t sailed yet

With Christmas just a few days away, the scramble for last-minute gifts is matched only by the rush to ship them.

December 19, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


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