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New county parks director ready to take on projects, new facilities

Hall County Parks and Leisure Director Greg Walker has only been on the job for a week, but said he is already excited about the projects ahead of him.

July 22, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County under smog alert

If you're thinking of mowing the lawn today, maybe you should reconsider. Today is another "orange" day for Hall County's air quality, meaning the concentration of particulate matter that creates smog is higher than normal and not safe for sensitive people.

July 22, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Organizers postpone Sunday concert at YMCA

The Christian music concert planned for Sunday evening at the Georgia Mountains YMCA in Gainesville has been postponed, according to event organizers.

July 22, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Local


Blue Ridge lawmaker will challenge Speaker Richardson

A Republican state representative from Blue Ridge announced Friday that he would challenge Speaker Glenn Richardson for the top post in the Georgia House.

July 22, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


GBI agent kills man wanted in robbery

A Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent shot and killed the suspect in Thursday's robbery of a Dahlonega bank during a foot chase Friday in Helen after the suspect pointed a toy pistol at officers, authorities said.

July 22, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County, Gainesville law officials honored

Gov. Sonny Perdue has appointed Hall County Sheriff Steve D. Cronic to the board of commissioners of the Sheriff's Retirement Fund of Georgia, in an announcement made Wednesday.

July 21, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


New signals aim to help curb traffic in Gainesville

Two new traffic signals were activated this week in an effort to decrease traffic delays near the interstate on U.S. 129.

July 21, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


County's 27th rabies case confirmed

Hall County's 27th rabies case was confirmed on Wednesday, after a raccoon came into contact with a dog.

July 21, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Brenau, Philadelphia college join forces for physician assistant program

Leaders from Brenau University and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine will sign an agreement this afternoon to jump-start a five-year accelerated program at Brenau for physician assistant studies.

July 21, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Flowery Branch gives first OK to new historic district

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Flowery Branch City Council gave its first OK Wednesday morning to new historic district boundaries in the city.

July 21, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Driver’s license mix-up ends in arrest of principal

A top administrator at Gainesville Middle School was arrested last week on a charge of driving while unlicensed. But her husband, a member of the Gainesville City Board of Education, said the arrest was the result of a mix-up between the Department of Driver Services and the Social Security Administration.

July 21, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Latest drought report still bad for North Georgia, Southeast

Recent rains in July have done little to ease the drought across the Southeast, with dry conditions persisting in Northeast Georgia and the region.

July 21, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Rabies clinics are slated for August

The Humane Society of Hall County is holding a series of rabies clinics in August.

July 21, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Man sentenced for drug conspiracy

An alleged middleman in a deal for more than 15 pounds of cocaine outside a Gainesville liquor store was sentenced by a federal judge Wednesday to six years, three months in prison as his family members wept.

July 21, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville schools have new boss

Merrianne B. Dyer was named interim superintendent of Gainesville schools with a unanimous school board vote Wednesday.

July 21, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Oakwood mayor recovering in hospital after medical incident

Oakwood Mayor Lamar Scroggs is recovering at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after suffering a drop in blood pressure Sunday.

July 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Atlanta Ballet pro brings artistry, experience to Gainesville summer intensive program

For many dancers at the Gainesville Ballet Company, dance is more than just an after-school activity.

July 22, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Gainesville schools to put goals in action

Gainesville schools have begun implementing their new strategic plan, and that plan is all about putting district goals in action.

July 22, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


The Local Agenda: Hall considers cost of inmates’ medical care

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will consider approving contracts for medical services at the jail and correctional institution when it meets this Thursday.

July 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lula OKs rezoning for trucking operations

It took a tie-breaking vote by the mayor, but Lula City Council approved 3-2 Tony McGuire's request to change zoning from highway business to light industrial on 17 acres in the Mountain View Industrial Park.

July 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Polls are open in state primary runoff

Georgia's longest runoff election, mandated by judges to ensure military and other overseas voters had time to return their ballots, finally ends today.

July 22, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall retirement plans may merge to cut costs

Hoping to cut costs and streamline services, the Hall County Board of Commissioners is prepared to select a new company to manage employee retirement plans when it meets Thursday.

July 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pilots petition Army Corp of Engineers for right to land on Lake Lanier

Troy Wheeler dipped the wings of his bright yellow Piper Cub seaplane toward Lake Lanier as he circled back toward Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville.

July 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mobile Vet Center to be at Habersham County Labor Department

Counseling for veterans will be available 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 31 as the Mobile Vet Center visits the Georgia Department of Labor's Habersham Career Center at 205 Hodges St., Cornelia.

July 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall Democratic Party to hold delegate election

A caucus will be held at 10 a.m. at the Hall County Democratic Party Headquarters, 1011-1021 Athens St., Gainesville, to elect delegates to the Georgia Democratic Convention.

July 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Training to start for CASA volunteers

Training is Aug. 12 for those interested in becoming court-appointed special advocates in the Northeastern Judicial Circuit covering Hall and Dawson counties.

July 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville schools begin implementing strategic plan

Gainesville schools have begun implementing their new strategic plan, and that plan is all about putting district goals in action.

July 21, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Pregnant woman hit by car ID'd as nearby resident

A pregnant Hall County woman was heading home from a Ga. 365 convenience store when she was struck and killed by a motorist Sunday night, a Georgia State Patrol trooper said Monday.

July 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


King’s Hawaiian expansion underway

Work is moving along in the expansion of the King's Hawaiian plant in Oakwood, an effort that could eventually double employment there.

July 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch schedules hearing for downtown neighborhood proposal

A planned neighborhood may soon be coming to an area near downtown Flowery Branch with a few modifications from the original plans.

July 21, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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