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Letter raises questions over mayoral referendum

Two state legislators have balked at a letter sent by Gainesville's city clerk to the U.S. Department of Justice concerning how a nonbinding referendum may affect racial minorities in the city.

July 27, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


DOT, Braselton, developers reworking Duncan Corners traffic jams

BRASELTON - Time was when few cars passed through Duncan Corners in South Hall, so the unusual tapestry of roads at that intersection was more of a curiosity than a motorist's headache.

July 27, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


New signal planned at Habersham hospital

Plans are set for a traffic signal at the main entrance into Habersham County Medical Center.

July 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Rally organizers aim to keep students in school

A rally set for the Saturday before school starts features entertainment for students and two seminars for their parents in an effort to get kids excited about going back to school and keep them from dropping out.

July 26, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Big cat spotted in Braselton

BRASELTON - Could a big cat be prowling the town of Braselton?

July 26, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Time to get kids vaccinated for the school year

The first day of school involves more preparation than packing plenty of pencils.

July 26, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Water ruling’s effects could trickle to South Hall

A federal judge's ruling limiting Gainesville's access to Lake Lanier's water also could affect two of its most faithful customers, southerly neighbors Oakwood and, to a lesser degree, Flowery Branch.

July 26, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Missing girl, 3, found by rescuers

About 200 rescuers spent hours this weekend searching for a Dawsonville child who, when found, had strayed maybe 200 or 300 yards from the family camp site.

July 26, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Code enforcement boss Niles works to put violators at ease, get them up to speed

Code Enforcement Field Supervisor André Niles said when it comes to his job, it's all about staying positive.

July 26, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hoschton revamping 90-year-old charter

HOSCHTON - In less than a month, Hoschton's existing city charter will turn 90 years old, a milestone that has influenced the City Council to revise the aging document.

July 26, 2009 | By Katie Dunn | Local


Jefferson schools welcome students for registration, open house

The Jefferson City school system is just about ready to welcome students back for the first day of school on Aug. 3.

July 26, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Charters could shake up education

China now has more gifted students than the United States has students.

July 26, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


White County man found guilty of murder after lengthy trial

Ending one of the longest criminal trials in the history of White County, a jury found Jonathan Hart guilty of murder Saturday in the shooting death of his estranged wife.

July 26, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Company installs gym floors the old-fashioned way

JEFFERSON - Although he never attended Jefferson High School or played on its basketball team, Bobby Tippett has a strong connection to the hardwood floors in the school's gym.

July 26, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Pets, bikers unite for a good cause

Motorcyclists and animal lovers gathered Saturday to raise money for the Hall County Humane Society in its second annual "Ride for Paws" event.

July 25, 2009 | Megan Gill | Local


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Man disrupts racial profiling discussion

A man stood up and grabbed his backpack at St. Paul United Methodist Church, prompting Gainesville Police Chief Carol Martin and other law enforcement to ...

August 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Residents ready for U.S. 129 widening in East Hall

Ronald and Margaret Gee of Talmo didn't hold back their opinions of the planned widening of U.S. 129/Athens Highway in East Hall ...

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall approves funding for Olympic Venue, fireworks ordinance

The Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved the allocation of $300,000 in special purpose local option sales tax revenue, or SPLOST VII ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ask The Times: Multiple criteria determine traffic signal locations

What are the criteria for traffic signals? One was recently installed on Thompson Bridge Road where Wal-Mart was built, but there's not one on ...

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Trash trap for Flat Creek aims to improve water quality

Gainesville and Hall County are looking to partner on purchasing a litter trap for Flat Creek, one of the most polluted streams in the region ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Grand jury indicts Forsyth kidnapping suspect who tried to swim away

August 27, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Metro Gainesville unemployment inches up in July

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate for July was 5.5 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 5.3 percent in June, according to ...

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Three accused in taxi driver slaying plead guilty, avoid murder charge

Three of five people previously accused of attempting to rob a taxi driver and fatally shooting him in March pleaded guilty Thursday and will not ...

August 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


3 ‘local legacies’ honored by Northeast Georgia History Center

Each man had a different story to tell, but their paths to business success in Hall County all started humbly.

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local




Emory Turner brings competition to Ward 2 Gainesville council race

Emory Turner has announced his candidacy for the Gainesville City Council Ward 2 seat currently held by Bob Hamrick.

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville considering tax increase to pay off jail debt

Gainesville officials are proposing a slight tax increase to pay off debt on the old Hall County jail the city purchased in 2012, as well ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Water demand projected to be lower in 2050 than previously expected

Water conservation measures over the past few years seem to be taking hold in a 15-county metro Atlanta area that includes Hall.

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Piedmont College opens massive new student facility in Demorest

Following record enrollment growth, Piedmont College has added a massive, "badly needed" facility.

August 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Coroner: Fire victim died of smoke inhalation

A woman who died Aug. 5 in an early morning house fire on Malibu Ridge off Spout Springs Road suffered from "smoke and soot inhalation ...

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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