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Corps of Engineers bans nighttime tourney fishing on Lake Lanier

Low lake levels have affected businesses throughout the county, but when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers stopped issuing permits for nighttime fishing, it was just one more blow to businesses, said Kerry Hicks, owner of The Smokin' Fisherman, a bait and tackle store.

July 22, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


27 cases of rabies troubling

Hall County's 27th rabies case was confirmed on Wednesday after a raccoon was killed by a dog in North Hall.

July 22, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


State budget cuts trickle down to local colleges

The continued slide in state revenues is evidence that economic woes have hit home in Georgia's budget.The state ended the fiscal year in June with a shortfall of about $600 million, forcing Gov. Sonny Perdue to dip into Georgia's $1.5 billion reserve fund to find the cash. But Perdue said unless revenues pick up, spending cuts are likely on the horizon.

July 22, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Prospects for happy hour make Gainesville restaurant owners thirsty for business

Local restaurateurs say it's about time for happy hour in Gainesville.

July 22, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Defendant indicted in home invasion slaying

A home invasion slaying suspect's alleged spending spree with the dead man's credit cards is outlined in a 23-count indictment returned by a Hall County grand jury this week.

July 22, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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


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Man accused of killing cellmate will undergo mental evaluation

The Dawsonville man accused of murdering his cellmate in the Hall County Jail will be evaluated for mental competency.

October 24, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Republican party remains optimistic

October 24, 2014 | Bill Barrow Associated Press | Local


Rehabilitation organization celebrates 45 years

It's not easy to get a job these days, but the task is considerably more difficult for people with disabilities.

October 24, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


How Gainesville schools are changing grading practices

Gainesville schools have changed the way they grade middle school students, but the change is not a drastic one, according to Sarah Bell, the district's chief academic officer.

October 24, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Gainesville Civic Center hosts mother-son Halloween dance

From pirates to rock stars and everything in between, area mothers and sons donned their best Halloween costumes Thursday for a night of dancing at the Gainesville Civic Center. The mother-son dance served as a way for family members to bond with one another, while also continuing a tradition that has gone on for the past 11 years. Every costume from the funny to the scary was seen, as attendees showed off their dance moves for all to see.

October 24, 2014 | Alison Marchman | Local


Hall officials want more info on rail crossing before making next move

The controversy over whether to close the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing continues unabated after the Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday night delayed a decision on abandoning the road.

October 23, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


First ladies reminisce about time in Governor's Mansion

Some people might expect life in the Governor's Mansion to be stuffy or formal, but Georgia's first ladies say it was filled with laughter and family.

October 23, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville workshop to focus on starting a business

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center in Gainesville will offer the following workshop for individuals who are interested in either starting or growing a new venture.

October 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Morning wreck injures 4 in North Forsyth

Two adults and two children were hospitalized Thursday morning after a near head-on collision at the entrance to Silver City Elementary School by the Forsyth-Dawson County line.

October 23, 2014 | | Local


Almost 400 jobs available between Wal-Mart, Lanier Islands hiring

Gainesville's jobless rate took a big drop in September, and with Lake Lanier Islands Resort and Wal-Mart hiring for new operations, it's likely to continue falling.

October 23, 2014 | Greg Breazeale | Local


Halloween haunts: Area attractions focus on fun and safety

Some corn mazes are supposed to be scary. But corn maze operators want customers scared for the right reasons and say they invest time and money to ensure safety.

October 23, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Deal promises review of Georgia's school funding

October 23, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Badge & Bar: Hall SWAT takes part in child porn seizure

Hall County SWAT team worked with 28 local, state and federal agencies in a three-month child pornography investigation, leading to 18 arrests Wednesday.

October 23, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Forsyth releases more courthouse attack details

By the time Dennis Marx drove onto the Forsyth County Courthouse plaza June 6 and started a gunbattle with sheriff's deputies, he had already shot himself in the leg, according to information authorities released Tuesday.

October 23, 2014 | BY JIM DEAN Times regional staff | Local


Lanier Tech upgrades dental lab

As an educator, David Byers is full of enthusiasm and pride.

October 22, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


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