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Hampton Inn near complete in Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch has a skyline forming with the planned opening this month of its first modern-era hotel, Hampton Inn & Suites.

December 09, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Holiday eats can be land mines for health

The holidays can be a minefield for anyone who's on a special diet.

December 09, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Jefferson singer/songwriter brings tour home for benefit concert

Corey Smith comes off with a certain coolness. He just conveys that quality. It's the calm confidence of a man going his own way, doing his own thing, writing what he wants to write, singing what he wants to sing.

December 09, 2008 | BY BEN HOLCOMBE Times regional staff | Local


Mountain counties get grant to study fiber optic network

DAHLONEGA - A quartet of Lumpkin County officials welcomed Gov. Sonny Perdue to town by singing "We Wish You A Merry Christmas." Perdue later responded by playing Santa Claus.

December 09, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Tri-state water wars fought on many fronts

The 18-year-old dispute over water between Georgia, Florida and Alabama is a tangled web that includes seven federal lawsuits in three different court systems and a plethora of plaintiffs.

December 08, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Toys for Tots campaign almost didn't happen

This year, Gail Detraz believes more local families will need a little help to have a merry Christmas.

December 08, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Fire makes home in South Hall ‘unlivable’

A fire that began in the fireplace of an elderly woman's South Hall home Sunday night has left it unlivable, according to the Hall County fire marshal.

December 08, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Local


Colder weather most often ushers in fire season

Every year when the mercury dips, the calls to Gainesville and Hall County fire stations go up.

December 08, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville City Council: Annexing ‘islands’ off the table

Gainesville officials say they won't be mentioning the words "island annexation" any time soon.

December 08, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Love Light tree tops hospital for last time

This holiday season, take a moment to drive past Northeast Georgia Medical Center and see the "Love Light" tree on top of the building. You may not see it in that location again.

December 08, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Holiday home tours benefit troubled youth

HOSCHTON - Two residential communities are holding their own holiday home tours next weekend, both benefiting homes for troubled youth.

December 08, 2008 | BY KATIE DUNN AND CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Holiday traffic wrecks top predictions

Georgia roads may have been busier than expected this Thanksgiving holiday - a result of dropping gas prices - as authorities worked more wrecks than last year or had been predicted this year.

December 08, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall property taxes due Monday

Have you paid your Hall County property taxes yet? Today is the deadline to pay in full without incurring late fees.

December 08, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Holiday message the same in any language

Churches everywhere were holding "Hanging of the Green" ceremonies Sunday night, but many likely didn't have quite the international feel as the one observed at First United Methodist Church in Gainesville.

December 08, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Santa’s arrival brings children to Chateau Elan

The usual patrons at the Chateau Elan Winery and Resort are of the adult variety who are looking for a little relaxation and a good meal, but that was not the case on Friday.

December 07, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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The Local Agenda: At-large voting front-and-center at Tuesday night’s Gainesville council meeting

The fight to change Gainesville's at-large electoral system, wherein voters across the city cast ballots for all candidates, will be on display tonight when the City Council meets.

July 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


High court ruling on sign restrictions plays out in Hall

Hall County will issue a moratorium Thursday on sign permits after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month upended restrictions on some local government ordinances that ostensibly curtail free speech rights.

July 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Presentation will honor Vietnam veterans Thursday in Oakwood

Forty-seven local Vietnam veterans will be honored Thursday at a dinner and presentation in Oakwood.

July 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Oakwood VA not talking after Dorsey’s video

After the story of a local veteran being turned away from the Oakwood VA made national news, workers there Monday declined to comment, referring instead to an Atlanta phone number for Veterans Affairs. No one there answered calls from The Times.

July 06, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gainesville schools make transportation personnel change

In a rare move, a part-time bus driver position for Gainesville City Schools will be converted to a full-time position with benefits.

July 06, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County school board prepares for fall E-SPLOST referendum

Hall County school leaders are finalizing a list of projects that could be funded by a sales tax up for a vote in November.

July 06, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


DNR reports no drownings, but BUIs up over last year’s July 4 holiday

For the second year in a row, no one drowned or was killed on Lake Lanier over the July 4 weekend.

July 06, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Rain continues to plague Cleveland bypass project

After weekend rains, a Cleveland intersection didn't close Monday as originally scheduled, another setback in construction of the Cleveland Bypass that is already months behind schedule.

July 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Confederate flag stirs reactions with area residents

Riding his bicycle down a sidewalk along Jesse Jewell Parkway in Gainesville last week, the Confederate battle flag flying from the handlebars and flapping with the momentum of his speed, John Phillip Chandler, a young white man, neared two African-American men waiting for a bus to arrive.

July 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Drone supporters say ban around Georgia Capitol goes too far

ATLANTA - Drone enthusiasts are calling a ban on the unmanned vehicles within five miles of Georgia's Capitol an overreach of authority by state officials, while agency officials argue the change is necessary and follows federal guidelines.

July 05, 2015 | By Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Local


Class Notes: Two UNG students selected for Fulbright scholarships

Two University of North Georgia students were selected for the Fulbright scholarship program from thousands of students across the nation.

July 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Georgia joins 8 other states suing feds over new water regulations

Georgia and eight other states are suing over new water regulations they say are an overreach by the federal government.

July 05, 2015 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Oakwood RaceTrac getting face-lift

Drivers will be able to fill up their tanks and grab a bite to eat at a remodeled RaceTrac on the corner of Old Oakwood Road and Mundy Mill Road in September, if things go according to plan.

July 05, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Officials: No major fireworks incidents this July 4

Fire exploded in the sky for hours Saturday night into Sunday morning, but Hall County residents stayed safe beneath the celebratory fireworks.

July 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Company's new Buford home has charm, grace and history

A pair of brass lions lounge at the main entrance of the Bona Allen Mansion.

July 05, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


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