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Braselton OKs water deal with Oakwood

BRASELTON - The Braselton Town Council voted unanimously Monday to give Oakwood 50,000 gallons of capacity from the town's wastewater treatment plant.

October 17, 2008 | BY KATIE DUNN Times Regional Staff | Local


Soaring market calms anxiety

At the Gainesville offices of Wachovia Securities, it was a more cheerful environment Monday as Wall Street stormed back from last week's devastating losses.

October 17, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Coming Wednesday: Live presidential debate blog

Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama are set to face off Wednesday night in the last presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. The debate is set to air at 9 p.m. and will be moderated by CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer.

October 17, 2008 | | Local


City Council can't wait for historic Jackson County Courthouse's face-lift

A Jackson County building that is more than 100 years old will get a lot of tender loving care in the upcoming months, and Jefferson city officials can't wait to see the finished product.

October 17, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Board hopes to shine light on state’s lack of trauma care

Time is of the essence when it comes to saving lives, and emergency service agencies throughout Georgia are hoping to create a statewide trauma system to transport patients as quickly as possible after an accident.

October 17, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Bailout may help colleges’ budgets

The $700 billion bailout Congress passed Oct. 3 included a thin but notable silver lining for schools and charitable organizations.

October 17, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jackson County water authority, commission sue over Bear Creek Reservoir

MAYSVILLE - The Jackson County Board of Commissioners and the Jackson County Water and Sewerage Authority voted to file a lawsuit against the Upper Oconee Basin Water Authority following an hourlong executive session Monday.

October 17, 2008 | By Claire Miller Times Regional Staff | Local


Gainesville police still looking for suspects

Gainesville police have released a composite drawing of a man who reportedly robbed a restaurant on Atlanta Highway more than two weeks ago.

October 17, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hall sheriff honors local soccer team as winners on and off the field

Hall County Sheriff Steve Cronic told a group of young soccer players Monday that with a little hard work and determination they could be anything they wanted to be - even professional soccer players.

October 17, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Kids venture back in time

The Northeast Georgia History Center at Brenau University took families back in time Sunday afternoon. Pioneer Days was designed to give families a taste of life in a time when it was a little less automated.

October 17, 2008 | BY MEGAN GILL news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Flowery Branch wants more access to water

FLOWERY BRANCH - An uncertain economy doesn't mean shutting off the crystal ball in Flowery Branch.

October 17, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood is on track to maintain tax rate

OAKWOOD - Oakwood City Council gave its first OK Monday night to a tax rate supporting the 2009 budget.

October 17, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


White County residents will decide on alcohol sales

White County voters will decide Nov. 4 if the sale of beer and wine, both by package and by the drink, should be allowed in unincorporated portions of the county.

October 17, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hoschton First Baptist Church: 100 years and growing

HOSCHTON - Hoschton First Baptist Church will celebrate its 100th anniversary Sunday with two days of festivities.

October 16, 2008 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Man dies in work accident

An employee of Dave's Goody Barn died Saturday in what the Hall County Sheriff's Office determined to be an accident.

October 16, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


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Local GOP, City Council push back on calls to change electoral system

Local Republicans and Gainesville City Council members pushed back at a public meeting Tuesday against calls to change the city's voting process, highlighting what has become a contentious campaign issue ahead of elections this fall.

July 07, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont Town Council denies request to shoot recreationally on property

A request from a Clermont resident to recreationally shoot his firearms on his property was denied by the town council Tuesday.

July 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Eyes on the Road: Gainesville collecting traffic data in several areas

Gainesville motorists may have noticed traffic counters on city roads recently, including one in front of the new Chick-fil-A restaurant on Ga. 53/Dawsonville Highway.

July 07, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


City attorney announces pending retirement

Gainesville City Attorney James "Bubba" Palmour announced Tuesday that he will retire at the end of the year and not seek reappointment for 2016.

July 07, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch call center closing

A Flowery Branch call center is closing as DS Services of America consolidates service in Florida.

July 07, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Groups giving away bike helmets, school supplies Saturday

Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County and Amerigroup are hosting a bike helmet and school supplies giveaway from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the J.A. Walters Family YMCA on Howard Road in Gainesville.

July 07, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Sex offender, 14-year-old found in Virginia

Police say they have canceled an Amber Alert that was issued for a 14-year-old East Tennessee girl seen with a 41-year-old sex offender, whose primary residence was in Hall County, after both were found in Virginia.

July 07, 2015 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Teen driver charged after 15-year-old dies in wreck

The driver in a Thursday wreck that killed a 15-year-old Gainesville boy has been charged with second-degree vehicular homicide.

July 07, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


University of North Georgia names diversity adviser

University of North Georgia President Bonita Jacobs has named Sheila Caldwell adviser to the president on diversity.

July 07, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


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


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