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Gainesville council OKs sale of surplus land

Gainesville City Council members voted Tuesday to sell to Eddie K. Martin two tracts of land near Queen City Parkway that had been declared surplus.

September 07, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Flowery Branch City Council gives first OK to tax rate

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Flowery Branch City Council was divided in its first approval Wednesday morning of a tax rate to go with its 2008-09 budget.

September 07, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hearing over new South Hall hospital beds postponed

A court hearing scheduled for today over a proposal to build a 100-bed hospital in Braselton has been postponed.

September 07, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Experts: Area’s trees suffering in drought

Stressed by two severe droughts in less than a decade, a disturbing number of large trees in Northeast Georgia are dead or dying.

September 07, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


'Jilted bride' case: Ex-fiance wants a new trial

A jilted bride should not have been awarded $150,000 by a Hall County jury because she defrauded a bankruptcy court by concealing the value of an engagement ring she now is trying to sell for $15,000, according to lawyers for the man who broke off the engagement.

RoseMary Shell's lawyer, meanwhile, said the ring, which she described as "flawed," isn't worth much and that it was uncertain who owned it when her client filed for bankruptcy.

September 07, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


PSC to hold public hearing today on Atmos Energy

The Georgia Public Service Commission will hold the final round of public hearings on the Atmos Energy Corp.'s request for an increase in base rates beginning at 10 a.m. today.

September 07, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Mobile home burns in White County

Volunteer members from stations 1 and 6 of the White County Fire Department responded to a mobile home fire on Sugar Ridge Road on Monday morning.

September 07, 2008 | | Local


Fellow officer extends help to family of Louisiana sheriff's investigator

Prior to last December, Joe Amerling and Lance Vitter were absolute strangers. The two law enforcement officers were brought together by a double homicide of two men from Gainesville in St. Tammany Parish, La.

September 07, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


These fast-food dinosaurs aren’t toys

A fast-food restaurant is probably the last place you'd expect to see a dinosaur, at least one that's not a prize in a kid's meal.

A glimpse inside the McDonald's on Frontage Road in Oakwood reveals glass cabinets full of museum-quality dinosaur fossil replicas, including a Tyrannosaurus rex claw, a T. rex tooth and a dinosaur egg. Also on display along the walls are replicas of a 70 million-year-old mosasaurus fossil, which looks like an alligator with fins.

September 07, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville school board will vote one more time on increasing taxes

Gainesville residents are one step closer to paying 12 percent more in property taxes this fall.

September 07, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Wal-Mart celebrates revamp at Shallowford Road location

When it opened 15 years ago, the Wal-Mart Supercenter on Shallowford Road was one of the first of the company's mega-stores, offering everything from groceries to tires under one roof.

September 07, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Labor Day holiday kept authorities busy

Area authorities stayed busy over the Labor Day weekend responding to fires, widespread acts of vandalism in Gainesville and what appears to be an accidental drowning.

September 07, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Habitat High students delighted to build home for single mom, kids

Nine Hall County high school students have taken matters into their own hands to help a single mom realize her dream of owning a home.

September 07, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Local Red Cross chapter chooses executive director

Just as the peak hurricane season arrives, the Northeast Georgia chapter of the American Red Cross has hired a new executive director.

The Gainesville-based chapter announced Tuesday that Hall County native Philip Reed had taken the position. On Wednesday, Reed was already down in Atlanta meeting with other disaster preparedness officials, as storms Hanna, Ike and Josephine approached the southeastern United States.

September 07, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


New Ga. 53 lanes to open Thursday

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to open one and possibly two new westbound lanes at 9 a.m. Thursday on Ga. 53/Winder Highway between Ga. 211 and Atlanta Highway.

September 07, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Area veteran with PTSD struggles to get VA appointment

A former Hall County resident and veteran of the Iraq War has drawn much attention over a YouTube video he posted earlier this week.

July 03, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Forecasters predict soggy Fourth of July

For those looking to celebrate the Fourth of July outdoors: bring an umbrella.

July 03, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Tonight’s patriotic concert moves indoors

The Patriotic Pops concert set for tonight is moving indoors, given the rainy forecast.

July 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


University of North Georgia hosts Georgia Tech for creative project

It's a rare project that unites physical therapy students from the University of North Georgia with industrial design students from Georgia Tech.

July 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


15-year-old killed in car crash

A 15-year-old Gainesville boy died Thursday night after the car he was riding in traveled off the road and struck a tree, Georgia State Patrol said.

July 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Local firm named to elite list

A Gainesville firm has been named to an elite list that ranks investment advisers around the country.

July 02, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


DNR receives grant to monitor bat disease

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has been awarded nearly $25,000 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to expand research and monitoring of a deadly disease affecting bat populations that may have habitat in Hall County.

July 02, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Developers break ground on medical complex

Local leaders and elected officials on Wednesday showed up to celebrate the groundbreaking of a planned medical office complex in Braselton that - once complete - could feature a mix of medical services.

July 02, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame gets location, seeks nominees

The Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame, Georgia Department of Veterans Service and Georgia Building Authority have agreed to have the hall of fame initially located in the Floyd Veterans Memorial Building on the state capitol grounds.

July 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Reward for information offered in Atlanta Street homicide

Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta is offering up to a $2,000 reward for information related to an Atlanta Street homicide.

July 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Forsyth County man killed in weekend crash

July 02, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


DNR: Meth, guns, $4K found on Lake Lanier pontoon boat

Two Georgia Department of Natural Resources rangers came across three people around 3 a.m. Wednesday in a pontoon boat on Lake Lanier, leading to drug and firearm charges.

July 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local




Student activities take hit after state waivers at UNG

More than three-quarters of University of North Georgia student groups on the Gainesville campus will face budget cuts this year.

July 02, 2015 | By Kristen Oliver and Hailey Van Parys koliver@gainesvilletimes.com and intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Tips to stay safe for 4th of July

Take a national holiday, add alcohol, fast boats and boxes of fireworks and you get this year's Fourth of July weekend for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources on Lake Lanier.

DNR rangers will partner on six different boats patrolling different zones of the lake this weekend.

July 01, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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