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Gainesville's conservation could pay off soon

Gainesville officials have been working to conserve fuel for months now, but their efforts - resulting in more than a 10 percent reduction in fuel consumption - haven't been reflected in the city's bank account.

September 17, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


State award honors Hall County schools for CRCT test scores

State Schools Superintendent Kathy Cox has honored five Hall County schools with Distinguished Achievement Awards for students' gains on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test.

September 17, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Lake Lanier: Site of 2009 tourism event

The 2009 Governor's Tourism Conference will be held next year at Lake Lanier Islands, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Friday.

September 17, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville pulls rank on fried chicken

While it long has been established that Gainesville is the Poultry Capital of the World, a local historian is now asserting that Gainesville may have been the place that fried chicken was invented.

September 17, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Declaring war on pest plants

The world of botany has its own version of homeland security: Groups of people dedicated to preventing invasive, exotic plant species from gaining a foothold in this country.

But invasive plants are a lot like terrorists. You wipe them out in one location, they pop up somewhere else. You "defeat" one species, only to see an even more aggressive one take its place.

September 17, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Perdue: Georgia won’t tolerate price gouging

Soaring fuel prices on Friday led Gov. Sonny Perdue to sign an executive order declaring a state of emergency in Georgia and activating the state's price-gouging statute.

September 17, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Radon gas closes one of Helen's five wells

Last week, the city of Helen shut down one of its five wells after a radioactive gas, radon, was detected in the water.

September 17, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Northeast Georgia History Center redesigns exhibit

The Northeast Georgia History Center is revealing its newly revamped Land of Promise exhibit today to show visitors what Northeast Georgia is all about.

September 17, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall makes arrests in burglaries

Investigators from the Hall County Sheriff's Office made multiple arrests in burglary cases during the past week, charging five people.

September 16, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Crisis averted: Repairs complete at Dahlonega water plant

After running at half capacity for almost two weeks, Dahlonega's water treatment plant was back to full strength Thursday afternoon.

September 16, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Food, friends, fashion: Fundraiser benefits new group

"The Power of the Purse" kicked off Thursday's fundraiser for WomenSource, a new nonprofit organization to help educate and connect women with resources in the community.

The event took place on the lawn at Brenau University and featured food, music and a fashion show with local women and retailers.

September 16, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


9/11 memorials dominate the day in Northeast Georgia

The sound of fifth-graders' voices raised in patriotic song ended a day filled with ceremonies to honor the nearly 3,000 men, women and children who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States.

September 16, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Brenau holds political forum

The Brenau University Learning and Leisure Institute will host a political forum open to the public Saturday featuring Democratic and Republican candidates for U.S. Senate, North Georgia posts in the U.S. House of Representatives and candidates for the Georgia General Assembly.

September 16, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


HOV lanes to open on Interstate 85

The new High Occupancy Vehicle lanes on Interstate 85 southbound and on Ga. 316 westbound will be opened beginning late Thursday night with the lanes open by 5 this morning, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

September 16, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch grants alcohol license to eatery

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Flowery Branch City Council voted Thursday night to approve a beer, wine and alcohol license for a new restaurant in the Stonebridge Village shopping center.

The council approved the license for Shogun Japanese Steakhouse on the condition that the applicant undergoes a criminal background check when renewing the license in 2010.

September 15, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Local, state leaders reflect on legislative session

Transportation and education dominated much of the debate and media coverage coming out of this year's state legislative session, which ended April 2, but what about those rabid raccoons populating Hall County?

April 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Healan’s Mill may get restored with SPLOST funding

A historic gristmill may get new life after years of decaying off a dusty road in rural East Hall County.

April 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville prepares for upcoming budget adoption

The Gainesville City Council will meet for a work session Thursday to discuss setting the property tax rate for the 2016 fiscal year, which begins July 1, as well as adopting the proposed budget.

April 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Trial starts in child sex trafficking case

Jury selection began Monday in the case of two Gainesville residents charged with the sex trafficking of a girl.

April 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Police: Man charged with murder in drug death case

A Winder man was arrested and charged with felony murder for allegedly distributing a drug that caused another Winder man's death, according to Gainesville Police.

April 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Challenged Child and Friends using $25,000 grant for scholarships

More children in the Gainesville-Hall County area will have access to specialized services at Challenged Child and Friends, thanks to the Harris Products Group.

April 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


No bond set for teen charged in nephew’s death

No bond was set for a 19-year-old Gainesville man charged with DUI and vehicular homicide in the death of his 2-year-old nephew Sunday.

April 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


New senior living community to open Friday in Gainesville

A ribbon cutting will be held 11 a.m. Friday for an independent senior living community in Gainesville.

April 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


2 qualify Monday to run for open seat on Flowery Branch council

Two people qualified Monday to run for one of two open seats on the Flowery Branch City Council.

April 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Cleveland man accused of wire fraud files to suppress seized documents

A Cleveland man accused of making fictional real estate deals has filed through his attorney a motion to suppress documents seized recently by FBI agents.

April 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Newtown Florist Club renames girls program in late member’s honor

The Newtown Florist Club has been a key player in the Gainesville-Hall area for decades, and Mozetta Whelchel was one of its hardest-working, founding members.

April 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Work underway on Central Hall trail link

In the making for nearly a decade, a major link in the Central Hall Multi-use Trail is now under construction.

April 26, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Class Notes: Animal Shelter puppies provide stress relief to Brenau students

While Brenau University students spent the last week in final exams, the Hall County Animal Shelter provided them with some on-campus stress relief.

April 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2-year-old hit by car, killed in East Hall

A 2-year-old boy was struck and killed by a vehicle Sunday and a teen charged with DUI and vehicular homicide in the incident, according to authorities.

April 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County gets clean sweep

The Great American Cleanup has swept through Hall County.

April 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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