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Speaker-to-be Ralston has North Georgia ties

The next speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives drew raves after his election Thursday, with lawmakers saying he should quickly move past the scandals that rocked his predecessor.

December 18, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch Better Hometown leader stepping down

FLOWERY BRANCH - Dinah Wayne is stepping down Dec. 31 after nearly 10 years as head of Flowery Branch's Better Hometown program.

December 17, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville mulls Main Street program

Gainesville's City Council discussed ways to revamp the recently disbanded Main Street Gainesville organization at a council meeting Thursday.

December 17, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Library system cracking down on late fees

Make sure to turn in those overdue library books.

December 17, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ex-police captain sentenced in gun case

A judge on Thursday sentenced a former Jefferson police captain to a year in prison for having a gun while using crack cocaine, but declined to increase the sentence for a grenade found in the ex-officer's car.

December 17, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


2 die in head-on crash in South Hall

The driver's low blood sugar may have been a contributing factor in a head-on collision Thursday that killed two Flowery Branch residents, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

December 17, 2009 | By Stephen Gurr and Edie Rogers sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com; erogers@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Vice President Biden announces money for high-speed Internet

UPDATE: Georgia's Republican Governor, Sonny Perdue, and Democratic Vice President Joe Biden stood together on at least one issue this morning: an effort to improve communication - and attract industry - in North Georgia.

December 17, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


State GOP plans to pick new House leaders today

Republicans in the Georgia House of Representatives are expected to meet at the state Capitol today to choose their leaders for the 2010 session.

December 17, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


New sketch circulated in Cornwell case

Kristi Cornwell's 39th birthday will be marked with a candlelight vigil Sunday in her hometown as authorities continue to track down new leads in the Blairsville woman's disappearance more than four months ago.

December 17, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Biden's visit will close roads temporarily

Getting Vice President Joe Biden from the nation's capital to Dawsonville requires a lot of planning, but local officials are hoping to keep roadway inconveniences to a minimum.

December 17, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Reward offered in copper theft case

The theft of some $10,000 worth of copper from a Gainesville business has led to an investigation by the Hall County Sheriff's Office and a reward for any information on the incident.

December 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Braselton to update water, sewer

BRASELTON - With a little financial assistance, the town of Braselton plans to embark on three projects to upgrade its water and sewer system.

December 16, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


CDC warns flu e-mail probe is a scam

If you receive an e-mail from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asking you to create a personal H1N1 vaccination profile, don't open it.

December 16, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Ground broken on Lanier Career Academy’s expansion

Educators from Hall County schools and Lanier Technical College united Wednesday to jump start a deeper partnership at the Lanier Charter Career Academy.

December 16, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hoschton police chief to resign post; last day Jan. 4

HOSCHTON - Hoschton Police Chief Jeremy Howell informed his staff Wednesday morning that he would be resigning his position, according to city officials.

December 16, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


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Crowd gathers in downtown Gainesville for National Day of Prayer

Rain, wind and malfunctioning speakers could not stop Hall County's community of Christians from gathering together for the National Day of Prayer on Thursday.

May 05, 2016 | By Katie Keiger kkeiger@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


District attorney seeks to revoke Katt Williams' bond

Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh filed a motion Monday through his office to revoke comedian Katt Williams' bond.

May 05, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Developer wants to build hotel closer to Flat Creek than allowed

A new four- to six-story hotel is being proposed in Gainesville, but its fate may hinge on whether the developer can build it closer to ...

May 05, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


South Forsyth driver cited for watching 'How I Met Your Mother' while traveling in school zone

SOUTH FORSYTH - In this day and age, people can stream their favorite TV shows whenever and wherever they want, though one Suwanee driver might want ...

May 05, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Authorities scale back search for missing boater in Cocktail Cove area

Authorities will continue sweeping the shoreline of Lake Lanier for a missing boater, but they will no longer use sonar equipment, according to a news ...

May 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Man awarded $5.7 million in crash suit involving postal worker

A Cumming man was awarded $5.7 million last week in a suit against the federal government after a collision involving a U.S. Postal ...

May 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Billy Powell, challenger Eugene Moon face off in rematch of close District 2 Hall Commission race

The Hall County Commission District 2 race between incumbent Billy Powell and challenger Eugene Moon is a rematch of a 2012 contest that saw Powell ...

May 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lanier Tech rolling out video game development program

Angel Vargas enjoys playing video games, but that's just the start of his interest in the pastime.

May 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Deal defies party politics with pair of vetoes

When Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal recently vetoed bills allowing guns on college campuses and shielding religious people who deny people services based on their faith ...

May 04, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Major work on Dawsonville Highway bridge could be finished this weekend

Work to repair the Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 westbound bridge over the Chattahoochee River portion of Lake Lanier is nearing completion, with all major work ...

May 04, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Hundreds expected for Hall’s Relay for Life May 13-14

One of the area's biggest annual parties includes music, dancing and food through the night, all for a good cause.

May 04, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Clermont council denies home decor shop’s request to de-annex

Clermont Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday to deny Mark and Valerie Kirves' request to de-annex their 4-acre property off Cleveland Highway/U.S. 129. Their ...

May 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville council OKs Atlanta Street rezoning

Gainesville City Council gave the first go-ahead Tuesday night for a rezoning necessary to redevelop the public housing complex on Atlanta Street into both affordable ...

May 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont town councilman resigns from post

Clermont Town Councilman Eric Thomas resigned Tuesday, meaning another stretch without a full council is on the way for the North Hall town.

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local lawmakers voice understanding but disappointment in Deal's campus carry veto

Gov. Nathan Deal has blocked a push to allow anyone with a permit to carry concealed handguns on Georgia campuses.

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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