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Apply Saturday for Habitat for Humanity homes

Habitat for Humanity of Hall County will be taking applications on Saturday for the next round of homes to be built in the 2009-10 building year.

Interested applicants must attend the meeting to apply. Families are chosen on the basis of their need for housing, their ability to make payments on an affordable no-profit, no-interest mortgage, and their willingness to be active partners with Habitat.

June 18, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

Hall County offices closed Monday for employee furlough day

Hall County's administrative offices will be closed Monday for an employee furlough day.

The Hall County Board of Commissioners instituted one day per month of unpaid leave to compensate for revenue shortfalls due to the recession. All county administrative offices will be closed on Monday for this purpose.

June 18, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

Woman reports armed robbery at Limestone post office parking lot

Police are looking for a man who robbed a woman in the parking lot of the U.S. Post Office on Limestone Parkway today.

June 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Five tractor-trailers full? This is going to be a really big crane

It's a bird. It's a plane. No, no, it's a crane.

June 18, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Local day care, camp organizers not worried by flu outbreaks

Three summer camps in North Georgia reported flu outbreaks this week and one has postponed its camp session, but camps and day cares in Gainesville aren't worried.

June 18, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Lawsuit challenges motorsports park

DAWSONVILLE - The attorney for a couple attempting to block the construction of a motorsports country club in western Dawson County vows a lengthy legal battle.

June 18, 2009 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local

6-year-old allegedly killed over watermelon

Jackson County's district attorney is waiting for all the facts in the death of 6-year-old Commerce boy before deciding on whether to seek the death penalty against the child's grandfather.

June 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Gainesville school system’s debt comes in smaller than expected

Gainesville school system's final deficit figure has settled at $5.45 million.

June 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Local school systems improve CRCT scores

Hall County and Gainesville school system's state test scores generally reveal improvement over last year's scores in all subjects except for social studies.

June 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Enthusiasts say sport invented by Native Americans is catching on across the South

It's not every day that a kid gets the chance to meet a renowned professional lacrosse player like New York Titans forward Casey Powell.

June 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Jefferson 12th-graders are making new history

th-graders have proven that they are among the best of the best.

June 18, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Meth charges follow unusual cold medicine purchases

An Oakwood man was arrested on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine after authorities got a tip that the man was buying unusual amounts of ingredients that can be used to make meth.

June 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Flowery Branch public hearing draws no opposition to city's sewer plans

The Flowery Branch City Council held a public hearing Wednesday about plans to increase capacity at the sewer plant off Atlanta Highway, though nobody showed up to speak.

June 18, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Gainesville school board buys 5 new buses, 5 used

Gainesville school board members Wednesday approved the purchase of five brand new Bluebird buses to replace some of the buses damaged in a May 22 fire.

June 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Crane assembly could delay traffic in downtown Gainesville

The large crane that will be used to assemble the new Georgia Mountains Center parking deck is scheduled to arrive on site today. The crane takes up at least three semi trucks and will be assembled on site. The contractor will try to minimize affects to Main Street, however some traffic delays can be expected.

June 17, 2009 | | Local

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Avoid Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville as crews work to replace asphalt

Expect "extreme delays" beginning Tuesday on Browns Bridge Road/Ga. 369 in Gainesville as crews replace asphalt and resurface the roadway between Academy Street and ...

October 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Authorities: 5 area men allegedly offered money for sex with teen

Five Northeast Georgia men are accused of arranging to meet a 14-year-old for sex in Gainesville, according to authorities.

October 12, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Kubota’s Gainesville plant has produced 1 million tractors, mowers and parts

One million units.

October 12, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

New townhomes in $150,000-$200,000 range may come to South Hall by 2018

Another housing development halted when the recession struck is coming back to life.

October 12, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Co-defendants: Margarita Leanos unaware of robbery plan

Co-defendants for a Gainesville woman claimed she had no knowledge of the plan to rob a taxi driver before the man's death, according to ...

October 12, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Students can be eligible for scholarships by hosting blood drives

This winter high school and college students can help save lives and be eligible to win a scholarship of up to $2,500 by hosting ...

October 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Flowery Branch candidates concerned with growth issues

Flowery Branch's key issues, including future sewer allocations and stormwater management, tie directly to growth, Post 2's two City Council candidates said.

October 12, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Large venue space could open in South Hall by March

A 40,000-square-foot event center could open by March in South Hall, offering a 550-seat auditorium and performance theater, banquet rooms and conference space.

October 12, 2015 | LeAnne Akin | Local

Drones sacked at Forsyth County youth football games

October 11, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local

Gainesville school board candidates focused on business principles, education

When asked what they want for Gainesville City Schools, Sammy Smith and Mike Mauldin have similar answers.

October 11, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Smart snacks, recess a winning combination for Hall schools

Hall County Schools are focusing on the health of their students, and the nation is taking notice.

October 11, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Judges will consider whether to allow immigrants to pay in-state tuition

The Georgia Supreme Court will hear oral arguments this week in a case over whether certain immigrants can receive in-state tuition at Georgia's public ...

October 11, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Ben Carson talks about ‘political correctness’ to church crowd

Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson, speaking Sunday to a Gainesville crowd, touted "true compassion" for the poor and blasted the Supreme Court's same-sex ...

October 11, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Newsmakers in business, Oct. 11

Sanders joins Longstreet Clinic's Oakwood office

October 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

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