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Hall storm tears up a few trees, knocks out a little power

Aside from scattered power outages and fallen trees, Hall County sustained little damage when severe storms blew through the area Wednesday afternoon.

February 11, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Grocer reopens after long absence from Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH - Best Buy Quality Foods is back in business.

February 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jefferson mayor balances growth, business

Mayor Jim Joiner says Jefferson is in a unique situation.

February 11, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Braselton OKs service deals with Hall, Gwinnett counties

BRASELTON - The Braselton Town Council held a brief meeting Monday in which it approved one decision affecting Hall County and two involving Gwinnett.

In its executive session, the council authorized Mayor Pat Graham to finalize negotiations and sign the intergovernmental agreement proposed by Hall County. The agreement will recognize that the county is in compliance with House Bill 489 in respect to sewer service provided to areas in South Hall County.

February 11, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Hall schools' budget cuts could eliminate some resource officers

Hall County sheriff's Cpl. Vic Gazaway spends his days on the campus of South Hall Middle School teaching sixth-graders about the dangers of drugs and gangs. He says he acts as both a mentor and a deterrent for kids who are 14 by the time they leave the school.

February 11, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Regions Financial lawyer insists Midtown driveway easement is permanent

A lawyer for Regions Financial Corp. wants a quick resolution in a lawsuit over coveted property in Gainesville's Midtown district.

February 11, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


25,000-gallon sewage spill in Flowery Branch

Flowery Branch officials discovered Wednesday morning that an equipment malfunction had caused an estimated 25,000 gallons of sewage to flow into a tributary of Lake Lanier.

February 11, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Road Atlanta may get 30-minute Sunday noise reprieve

The Hall County Board of Commissioners may chop Sunday quiet hours by 30 minutes.

February 11, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Slain teen inspires Humane Society award

Friends and family of a teenager murdered in Forsyth County nearly three years ago are honoring her memory and her love of animals with a Humane Society award.

February 11, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Local power companies lend helping hands in Kentucky

The ground was covered in snow; icicles were hanging from the power lines. It was 30 degrees inside her home, and Dianna Huddleston didn't know if she was going to survive another night.

February 11, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Two property owners want to take city's incentive to annex

Two owners of property in unincorporated islands of Hall County have asked to bring their land into Gainesville's city limits.

February 10, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Forsyth's Bagley Road closes this week for widening

Bagley Road at Peachtree Parkway/Ga. 141 in Forsyth County is set to close Thursday as part of a $50 million widening of Ga. 141.

February 10, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sixth-grader wins Hall County’s spelling bee

C.W. Davis Middle School sixth-grader Parker Ramey took home the Hall County Spelling Bee trophy Tuesday after correctly spelling the word "renegade."

February 10, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Local woman banned from mortgage business

A Gainesville woman has entered into a consent agreement with the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance that bans her from the mortgage business for three years.

February 10, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Standing alone: Hamrick says golf course deal gives perks to country club members

Gainesville City Councilman Robert "Bob" Hamrick said he thinks a recently approved fee agreement between the city's municipal golf course and the Chattahoochee Country Club is unfair to the average person.

February 10, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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1,100 run in annual Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce race

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce hosted the eighth annual Chamber Chase 5-kilometer race Thursday at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville. Kenneth Slavik of Flowery Branch was the race winner. Race coordinator Megan Martin estimated more than 1,100 runners participated in the race, which marks an increase from last year's 1,000.

March 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


NASA scientist tells North Hall sixth-graders they could go to Mars

Sixth-graders in North Hall County spent Thursday morning dreaming of walking on Mars.

March 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Fundraiser names celebrity dancers for August event

Local celebrity dancers expected at this year's Dance for a Cause have been announced.

March 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton holds preview event in advance of grand opening

Smoked salmon was in the emergency department and apple cake squares were in the surgery waiting area at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton.

March 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Friendship Road name restored to part of Ga. 347

In a surprising move, the Hall County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to restore the Friendship Road name for a stretch of Ga. 347 between Interstate 985 and Ga. 211.

March 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Wayne Vickery's time as Gainesville High athletic director ending

Gainesville City Schools is changing its director of athletics position, a move that appears to leave longtime AD, coach and local sports icon Wayne Vickery out of his job.

March 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


GSP: Man in serious condition after Dawsonville Highway wreck

Authorities transported a man in serious condition to the hospital after a wreck on Dawsonville Highway at Ga. 306.

March 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


GBI: Two dead from gunshot wounds in Mount Airy

Two men were found with gunshot wounds at their neighboring Mount Airy homes on Wednesday.

March 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man arrested after authorities say he stabbed brother

Authorities say an 18-year-old Gainesville man stabbed his older brother after an early morning argument on Marlow Drive.

March 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Lake Lanier Olympic Venue could help area businesses thrive

Lake Lanier's blue waters could mean greenbacks for area businesses.

March 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch man gets 22-year prison sentence in Christmas Day 2013 slaying of brother

Synthetic mushrooms and other drugs played a role in the Christmas Day 2013 death of Flowery Branch man Alan Scott Fyfe, according to testimony Wednesday in Hall County Superior Court.

March 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Badge & Bar: Hall County Fire Services raises most in statewide fundraiser

Topping last year's showing, Hall County Fire Services raised the most money for the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.

March 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville native recognized as nation's top Army cadet

The No. 1 Army cadet in the U.S. is from Gainesville, and Gov. Nathan Deal couldn't be prouder of the University of North Georgia's Cadet Capt. Jonathan "Chase" Strickland.

March 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County population tops 190,000

Hall County's population surpassed the 190,000 mark last year, according to the latest U.S. Census estimates released today.

March 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


School takeover amendment heads to voters in 2016

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal's plan allowing a state takeover of schools dubbed "chronically failing" won Georgia House approval Wednesday, setting up a statewide vote in 2016 and accomplishing the Republican's top priority kicking off his second term.

March 25, 2015 | BY KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


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