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Hall residents fear county's plan to increase sewer rates

Residents from the Village at Deaton Creek packed the Georgia Mountains Center to voice their concerns about proposed sewer rate increases at the Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting Thursday.

December 19, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall, Gainesville schools honored for closing achievement gap

The state Board of Education awarded two of four statewide grants to Hall County and Gainesville school systems in recognition of the systems' progress in closing the achievement gap between students who are economically disadvantaged and those who are not.

Each school system will receive $50,000 in federal Title I Distinguished Districts grant awards. Compared to school districts across the state, Hall County and Gainesville school systems made the greatest gains in the 2007-2008 school year in closing the scoring gap on the Criterion Referenced Competency Test and the Georgia High School Graduation Test. The gap often exists between ...

December 19, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


More people are applying for seasonal jobs

While most businesses tend to hire more employees during the holiday season to cover higher customer volume, current unemployment rates have created an unbalanced ratio of available positions compared to available applicants.

"We usually bring in a few extra people to help process all of the holiday packages, and this year is no exception. We're not adding more positions than we had last year, but we aren't hiring fewer people either," said Bimbo Briscoe, the co-owner of Mail Boxes Etc. on John Morrow Parkway in Gainesville.

December 18, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall records 42nd rabies case

On Wednesday, Gainesville-Hall County Animal Control reported the county's 42nd rabies case of the year.

December 18, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


More rain coming tomorrow

Almost 1.6 inches of rain had fallen in Gainesville since this morning, and more is on the way tomorrow.

December 18, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Area dog lovers help to rescue spaniels

There were just shy of 101 of them, and they weren't Dalmatians, but there were more than 50 English springer spaniels rescued from a Midwest puppy mill thanks to the dedication of several North Georgia dog lovers.

Volunteers for English Springer Rescue America Inc., an organization that aims to rescue, rehabilitate and find new homes for springers, took on more than 50 springer spaniels and delivered them to foster homes across the country this past weekend.

December 18, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Autopsy should help authorities decide if Lula woman died of foul play

Hall County sheriff's officials said the results of an autopsy being conducted today on the body a woman found dead Wednesday morning in her home in Lula should help them determine whether foul play was involved.

December 18, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch council gives its approval for sewer agreement

FLOWERY BRANCH - Over the vocal protests of two councilmen, the Flowery Branch City Council voted Wednesday morning to OK an agreement with Hall County regarding the Spout Springs Water Reclamation Facility.

December 18, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia: Wastewater plant must be repaired

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division has issued an ultimatum to a privately owned wastewater treatment plant in Cumming: Fix it or shut it down.

"There have been a number of violations through the years," said Sam Buckles, municipal team manager for the EPD's regional office in Cartersville.

December 18, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Rain may help Lanier avoid new low

The state climatologist said Wednesday that he believes this week's rain could keep Lake Lanier from reaching a new all-time record low.

December 18, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


‘Big Buddy’ thanks business owner for role in grandchild’s adoption

Gov. Sonny Perdue came to Gainesville on Tuesday in his role as "Big Buddy," the name he is called by his grandchildren.

December 18, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Perdue won’t wait for Washington aid

Gov. Sonny Perdue said Tuesday that he is not basing his plans for the state in 2009 on mere prospects of help from the Obama administration.

December 18, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hall plans to extend radio system

Hall County made the first steps toward extending its massive 800 MHz radio system after applying for a grant from Homeland Security to build three new sites.

December 18, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Fire training planned today in Flowery Branch

Hall County fire services will be conducting fire training exercises today in Flowery Branch, and smoke or flames may be visible at times, officials said.

Capt. Scott Cagle said firefighters will set fire to portions of a 1,200-square-foot house at 5207 Mulberry St. beginning at 10 a.m. The exercise should be wrapped up by 5 p.m., Cagle said.

December 18, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch proud of Falcons’ success

FLOWERY BRANCH - Forget that Flowery Branch High School is a cross-town rival. Kelly Woodard will be pulling hard for the Falcons on Saturday.

December 18, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Man killed after deer crashes through vehicle

A Winder man was killed Thursday morning after a deer he struck near Oakwood went completely through his vehicle.

September 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hiking, horse trails being added at Don Carter State Park

Work has started on more than 20 miles of hiking and horse trails at Don Carter State Park in North Hall.

September 02, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Armed robbery suspect in custody

A suspect was arrested late Wednesday morning after a robbery at a Shell gas station earlier that morning.

September 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


State, college leaders visit King’s Hawaiian

Visiting leaders from the University of Georgia, the state legislature and the department of agriculture donned white smocks, hair nets and hardhats as they toured ...

September 02, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Primex responds in wake of workers' maimed hands, citations

Primex Plastics Corp. in Oakwood says it is taking steps to rectify problems after two employees' fingers were severed by machines earlier this year.

September 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Nov. 3 elections shaping up to be competitive in many cities

Candidates emerged for the Nov. 3 elections in cities across Hall County on Wednesday, with four-way races set in Gainesville and Lula.

September 02, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


DNR seeks public opinion on outdoor recreation

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources will be gathering input on statewide outdoor recreation services via a telephone survey over the next month.

September 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local




Firefighter injured when truck ladder dropped settles for ‘pleasing sum’

A Hall County firefighter injured in a July 22, 2014, training incident settled Monday for a "pleasing sum" with truck manufacturer Sutphen, said his attorney ...

September 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


S. Hall private schools uniting to form area’s largest Christian academy

Two private schools near Hall County's south end have announced plans to join forces in the 2016-17 academic year, a move that will create ...

September 02, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Ex-school board chairman running for Hall commission chairman

Richard Higgins, who served 11 years as chairman of the Hall County Board of Education, has announced he will seek the chairman post on the ...

September 02, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Employers eligible for tax credits if supportive of workers taking GED exam

Two new tax credits are available for Georgia employers who support employees taking the GED test.

September 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Navy veteran recalls World War II days, from D-Day to Japanese surrender

When the Japanese surrender finally came, marking the end of the brutal, bloody World War II, it was no big surprise to Charles Richter.

September 01, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Motion for new trial postponed again in Peppers Market shooting

A Gainesville man convicted by a jury of fatally shooting another man at Peppers Market in Gainesville in June 2013 had his motion for new ...

September 01, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hamilton State Bank completes acquisition of Highland

Hamilton State Bancshares, Inc. and Hamilton State Bank have completed their acquisition of Highland Commercial Bank that was announced on May 15.

September 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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