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Jefferson City Council OKs church’s rezoning request

JEFFERSON - After months of postponing action, the Jefferson City Council approved a rezoning request from First United Methodist Church of Jefferson during a special called meeting Wednesday.

February 11, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville business owner wins $1M in lottery

An owner of a Gainesville business won $1 million after purchasing a lottery ticket at Granny's Country Store on Dawsonville Highway.

February 11, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Local students compete to earn Youth of the Year award

There were no referees, scoreboards or coaches to call out plays, but the competition to become the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County's Youth of the Year still was pretty stiff.

February 11, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Officials: Economy influenced burglaries in ’09

An economy on the skids brought an expected increase in burglaries in Gainesville and Hall County in 2009, though officials believe the spike in the numbers could have been worse without a full-court press of enforcement efforts.

February 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville schools want input on Mundy Mill plan

A proposal to ease some of the zoning conditions on the mega-development on Mundy Mill Road won't be heard by Gainesville's Planning and Appeals Board until representatives of Gainesville's school system can negotiate with developers about the future school site on the development.

February 11, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Incomplete development finds new owner

Seasons on Lake Lanier has a new owner and residents have one thing to say - they're happy.

February 11, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall, city schools mostly in the clear in CRCT review

Only one Gainesville city school is under investigation after a state review of standardized test score data flagged 20 percent of Georgia elementary and middle schools for possible cheating last year.

February 10, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Board recommends moving new library out of Clermont

Despite hearing from many passionate Clermont library supporters, the Hall County library board voted Wednesday to recommend the county proceed with plans to build a North Hall library at Nopone Road and Hwy. 129.

February 10, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville, Hall schools mostly in clear on CRCT review

A state review of standardized test score data has found that 20 percent of Georgia elementary and middle schools had possible cheating on the exams last year.

February 10, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Gainesville planning board gets behind Ga. 53 development

A new development with a grocery store and a restaurant may soon replace the boarded-up nursing home on Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville.

February 09, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Road plans move ahead in South Hall

South Hall is getting closer to some much-needed traffic relief.

February 09, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Proposed bill could reward Hall County for immigration enforcement

A state senator wants to reward law enforcement agencies like the Hall County Sheriff's Office with financial incentives for helping enforce federal immigration law.

February 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Commission chairman wants to move Clermont library site to ‘centralized’ location

A potential change in the location of the future North Hall library has many Clermont residents upset.

February 09, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Teens charged in thefts, car break-ins

Two Flowery Branch teens have been charged with stealing items from 13 cars in a South Hall neighborhood, the Hall County Sheriff's Office said.

February 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Oakwood water main update to cause service hiccup

Cedar Springs Apartments in Oakwood will have water interruptions from about 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday while Gainesville's Public Utilities Department works on water main improvements.

February 09, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Racing knowledge translates to road cars, Corvette Racing manager says

Doug Fehan, program manager for Corvette Racing, talked like an evangelist for endurance racing Tuesday evening at Lanier Technical College's motorsports vehicle technology class.

September 28, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall sheriff pens letter in support of state law officer pay raises

Going against the "skepticism" of other law enforcement leaders, Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch expressed his support Tuesday for the state law enforcement officer pay ...

September 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Decatur man acquitted of Lanier Islands shooting, but convicted on gun charge

A jury returned a not guilty verdict for a Decatur man claiming self-defense in a shooting last year at a Lanier Islands lake house birthday ...

September 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


For sale: Old DOT maintenance shop in South Hall

Long before Spout Springs Road gets widened, the Georgia Department of Transportation would like to unload a nearly 50-year-old, long-abandoned maintenance shop that sits in ...

September 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Group seeks help to help young women transition from foster care

Community members can learn how they might help young women move from foster care to independent living at a community meeting at 7 p.m ...

September 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Annual Empty Bowl Lunch draws a crowd

First Baptist Church's banquet hall was once again overflowing with people clamoring over soup, salad and empty bowls.

September 27, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall, Gainesville SAT scores up, still below state average

Gainesville and Hall County students scored higher on the SAT exam in 2016 than 2015, but local scores still trailed the state average in both ...

September 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Old Reunion entrance in South Hall gets nod to be part of 800-home subdivision

A 35-acre tract that was the old entrance to Reunion Country Club in South Hall is a step closer to becoming part of a planned ...

September 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eight Hall students named REACH scholars

Eight Hall County middle school students left a "launching pad" Monday night when the school district's first group of REACH scholars was announced.

September 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man charged with aggravated child molestation

A 28-year-old man has been charged with molesting a girl, who disclosed the alleged incident to police years later, police said.

September 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Jury selection underway in sexual battery case

Jury selection continues Tuesday in the case of a Gainesville man accused by police of performing a medical exam on a man that led to ...

September 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Lanier Islands resort seeking fresh look at old hotel site

More than a decade after closing the old PineIsle Resort, Lanier Islands resort in South Hall County is trying to get a feel for development ...

September 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Broadband survey looks to boost internet service in rural Northeast Georgia

State lawmakers want to improve broadband internet service in rural parts of Georgia, including northeast cities like Dahlonega, and residents are being asked to take ...

September 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


No showers, cooking available for Church Street Manor residents

Residents of Church Street Manor, an affordable housing complex for the elderly and disabled in Gainesville, were evacuated twice last week after an apparent gas ...

September 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chestatee High School track coach struck by car, injured

Chestatee High School track coach Stacey Merck was struck by a vehicle as she was running with some students Sunday morning.

September 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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