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Lake lawsuit in federal court today

A dispute over water withdrawals from Lake Lanier moves to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia today as oral arguments take place in a challenge to a 2003 agreement between Georgia, hydroelectric power customers and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

November 20, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Few attend hearing about Flowery Branch tax allocation district

Eight people attended a public hearing Thursday evening in Flowery Branch to offer input on the city's plans for the voter-approved tax allocation district.

November 20, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Flowery Branch plans for the ‘gem’ of South Hall

The Flowery Branch City Council will hold a public hearing this evening to get resident input on the first draft of the tax allocation district plan that seeks to make the growing city the "gem of South Hall."

November 19, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


New Jackson County manager starts work today

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners hired a new manager Wednesday morning, who started work today.

November 19, 2007 | Nikki Young Times regional staff | Local


Making ends meet tough?

Prices are skyrocketing, especially for the two things we can't avoid buying: fuel and food. Many people have been hurt by the real estate slump, and the drought has slashed income for people whose jobs depend on water.

November 19, 2007 | | Local


DOT announces Thanksgiving updates

After months of construction, the new Sardis Road-Dawsonville Highway intersection opened Wednesday for use.

November 19, 2007 | | Local


United Way passes halfway point

GAINESVILLE - United Way of Hall County is more than halfway to its annual campaign goal of $2.07 million.

November 19, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Gainesville names new planning director

Rusty Ligon has been named Gainesville's planning director, according to Gainesville City Manager Bryan Shuler.

November 19, 2007 | | Local


Times’ photographer to accompany humanitarians on visit to Vietnam

Nine Gainesville residents are taking their mission work to Vietnam today, and The Times' photographer Robin Michener Nathan will travel to the country to take shots of the humanitarians in action.

November 19, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Poultry officials discuss water conservation

ATHENS -- An official of the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association said water conservation in the poultry industry has taken on a new importance because of the drought.

Alling H. Yancy, vice president of food safety and production programs for the association, was among those attending a water conservation workshop sponsored by the Georgia Poultry Federation and the University of Georgia.

November 19, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Arrest made in game of 'chicken' case

A Gainesville man who police say eluded capture for two days after playing a high-speed game of "chicken" with a Gwinnett County officer was arrested Tuesday night in Oakwood.

November 19, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Salaries growing for college presidents

GAINESVILLE - College presidents are getting healthy raises, and a dozen at private universities earn $1 million or more including benefits, according to a new survey published Monday.

November 19, 2007 | | Local


Second suspect arrested in robbery; third suspect sought

Gainesville police have arrested a second suspect in Monday night's armed robbery of a convenience store and are seeking a third suspect.

November 19, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Cathy Cox to students: Don't let career 'stick' you

Former Georgia Secretary of State Cathy Cox told Brenau Academy students on Wednesday to choose a profession that will be interesting and rewarding.

November 19, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Advocacy group jumps on pile

The Lake Lanier Association is planning to take legal action against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over the lake's sinking water level.

Val Perry, vice president of the lake advocacy group, said the association feels left out of the legal battle between the corps and the governors of Georgia, Florida and Alabama.

November 19, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


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Flowery Branch rebids Spring Street project

Flowery Branch officials continue searching for a permanent solution to damage on Spring Street from 2013 flooding.

September 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Teen sustains minor injuries after being hit by vehicle

A 16-year-old female was hit by a vehicle while attempting to cross Atlanta Highway, Oakwood police officials said.

September 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Water fees likely to increase again for Gainesville users

When the Gainesville City Council voted Tuesday to raise the account service fee on water bills in lieu of increasing water rates, customers outside the city limits must have a felt a reversal of fortunes.

September 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Shore Sweep to tackle Lake Lanier cleanup

Millions enjoy Lake Lanier each year, and lake groups now want those visitors to return the favor with some litter cleanup.

September 17, 2014 | Tyler Bennett | Local


Dahlonega aims to improve foot, bike traffic downtown

Dahlonega has been awarded a $5.1 million federal grant for a project that officials hope will improve pedestrian and bicycle connectivity in an area around downtown and the University of North Georgia.

September 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


5 schools use different tools to help pupils

Five area schools have landed on a list for highest progress in the state, and each of them has used a different strategy to get there.

September 17, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Badge and Bar: Flowery Branch man pleads not guilty in Christmas shooting

A Flowery Branch man accused of shooting his brother on Christmas Day has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and felony obstruction of an officer, according to court records.

September 17, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Local unity event recognizes recovery

The public is invited to celebrate the benefits of treating mental illness and substance abuse in a free event called Unify North Georgia.

September 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Perdue doubles down on attack ad

The Bushes aren't from Georgia, but the powerful Republican clan has become a focal point in a contentious Senate race here as Republican David Perdue trades fire with Democrat Michelle Nunn over her work at the Bush family's Points of Light foundation.

September 17, 2014 | Bill Barrow Associated Press | Local


Smyrna man charged with public indecency at Lake Lanier

A Smyrna man was arrested Tuesday and charged with public indecency related to an incident on Three Sisters Island, according to officials.

September 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities pull stolen truck from lake

A truck submerged in Lake Lanier at Little River Park was determined Wednesday to be stolen from Gwinnett County, said Hall County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Deputy Nicole Bailes.

September 17, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Tree trimming causes traffic delays on I-985

Motorists traveling northbound on Interstate 985 can expect to see traffic delays through Oct. 3 as Georgia Department of Transportation crews trim trees along the road.

September 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area schools make state list for highest progress

Three Gainesville schools and two Hall County schools made a list for those with the highest progress in the state.

September 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Beams being set for bridge project

Construction crews are setting prestressed concrete bridge beams this week for the new Ga. 284/Clarks Bridge Road bridge over the Chattahoochee River portion of Lake Lanier.

September 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Report: Hospital has $1.1B impact on economy

Northeast Georgia Medical Center is on a healthy three-year streak when it comes to impact on local and state economies.

September 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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