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County receives 2 reports of roaming lion in North Hall

Authorities have found no evidence to confirm a lion was out on the prowl on Ga. 60 early Tuesday morning after a motorist reported seeing just that.

June 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Easing drought may mean rule changes on water use, docks

Water use and lake recreation could begin to return to normal as Georgia appears to be pulling out of a two-year drought.

June 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


1 charged in Maranatha school burglary; more arrests expected

One person was charged Tuesday in connection with last month's burglary at Maranatha Christian Academy, and authorities expect more arrests.

June 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Experts don't see gas topping $4 a gallon this year

With ever-rising prices on gas station signs, it's easy to get concerned we might be in for a repeat of last summer's $4-a-gallon gasoline.

June 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville planning board gives woman OK to build circular driveway

The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board voted on Tuesday to approve a request for a circular driveway on a piece of property that city code would normally only allow one access point to a roadway.

June 09, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Braselton will issue bonds to pay for revitalizing downtown

BRASELTON - The Braselton Town Council voted Monday to fund five planned projects in its downtown area by issuing bonds.

June 09, 2009 | | Local


Jefferson system seeks money to study charter school options

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson City Schools System is continuing its study to determine if the system should pursue charter status.

June 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


2 suspects sought after cabbie robbed at gunpoint

Authorities are looking for a pair of suspects in the armed robbery late Monday of a taxi cab driver.

June 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


South Hall street closed through June 19 for utility work

Due to utility work going on in the area, Elizabeth Lane in South Hall from Squirrel Nest Court to Mulberry Preserve Drive will be closed through June 19.

June 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Corps will start taking dock requests 'shortly'

With water levels on the rise and predicted to remain stable for the near future, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, expects to soon lift the moratorium on new dock permits.

June 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local governments: No new taxes this year

Taxpayers can breathe a sigh of relief - taxes will not go up this year.

Hall County cut more than $5 million to keep costs down. And both Hall County and Gainesville school systems will maintain the same millage rates as fiscal year 2009.

June 08, 2009 | By Melissa Weinman and Jessica Jordan mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com; jjordan@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Regions property could become green space

Now that the legal struggle is settled, the site of the Regions Operations Center on Jesse Jewell Parkway may one day be turned into green space.

The 1.23-acre tract was not part of the original plan for City View Center - a planned high-rise hotel and office complex touted as a keystone of redeveloping Gainesville's Midtown. Now that Gainesville City Center owns the property as part of an out-of-court settlement with Regions, developer Wendell Starke said he still has no plans to incorporate the tract into his development. Doing so would only delay the development more than the lawsuit ...

June 08, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County may use SPLOST to pay sewer debt

South Hall sewer users could avoid the high sewer rates proposed by the county earlier this year.

The Hall County Board of Commissioners decided at its Monday work session to use SPLOST VI funds to help pay the debt owed on the Mulberry Creek Sewer Project. An actual vote will come at Thursday's 5 p.m. board meeting.

June 08, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


As Relay for Life grew, so did the traffic

As Hall County Relay for Life participants recover from this past weekend's overnight walkathon, they also might be trying to shake off memories of the traffic crunch at Road Atlanta.

Some 22,000 people attended the American Cancer Society's annual fundraiser, compared to 10,000 last year, creating a logjam at the track off Winder Highway.

June 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville teachers concerned about planned salary cut

A flat $100 to $200 pay cut proposal has new and more experienced Gainesville school system teachers squaring off.

In a Monday meeting in which the Gainesville school board tentatively adopted a $51 million general fund budget, school board members fielded comments from several teachers who voiced concerns regarding the proposed pay cut, which would last no longer than two years.

June 08, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Wife charged with murder in husband’s 2015 death first considered suicide

A Buford woman was indicted and charged last week in the 2015 shooting death of her husband, a case previously considered to be a suicide ...

June 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Woman’s body pulled from Lake Lanier in ‘apparent suicide’

A woman's body was recovered this morning from Lake Lanier at Longwood Park in Gainesville, according to Gainesville Police.

June 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Report: Mental health care in short supply in Hall, Northeast Georgia

Mental health care providers are in short supply across Northeast Georgia, according to a new report from the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute.

June 28, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


DNR offers safe boating tips for July Fourth holiday weekend

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is offering safety tips for boaters and swimmers for the upcoming July Fourth weekend.

June 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Thunderstorm causes gas pump structure collapse in Lula

A thunderstorm Monday night caused the collapse of a gas pump structure at the Chevron PetroFast Food Store at the corner of Ga. 365 and ...

June 28, 2016 | | Local


Latino voter registration grows in Hall, state

Hall County resident Julio Hernandez is one of thousands of Latinos in the state who cast a ballot for the first time in the May ...

June 28, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Theresa London named Lula Elementary interim principal

Theresa London will be the interim principal at Lula Elementary School. She has been assistant principal there since 2011.

June 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Mall of Georgia doesn’t face ‘any immediate danger’ after shooting threat

Gwinnett County Police investigating a threat to "shoot up" the Mall of Georgia identified the person and said they believe the mall does not face ...

June 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Braselton hospital’s obstetrics unit now due to open Sept. 12

A digital clock ticks down the seconds to the opening of Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton's much-anticipated labor and delivery unit, while crews are ...

June 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Church, Boy Scouts respond to abuse lawsuit

A former Gainesville Scoutmaster and members of First Baptist Church named in a March civil lawsuit have filed responses, claiming the statute of limitations has ...

June 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


5 tips to avoid a fireworks accident this holiday

It's an American tradition nearly as old as the nation, lighting the night sky and burning thousands of hands and faces each year.

June 27, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall schools spending for raises, new positions in 2017 budget

Hall County Schools will add teaching positions because of additional students, provide raises for all employees and pay more for health insurance for non-teaching employees ...

June 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Proposed flood plain maps may affect homeowners' insurance

New preliminary flood plain maps for Hall County will be on public display Wednesday at the Hall County Government Center.

June 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school system working on East Hall, North Hall, Johnson, Wauka Mountain projects this summer

Matt Cox, director of facilities for Hall County Schools, discussed four projects at East Hall, North Hall and Johnson high schools and Wauka Mountain Multiple ...

June 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


‘New’ South Hall Middle facility will have 1,500-student capacity

A two-story addition at the Academies of Discovery will bring the capacity of the former - and future - South Hall Middle School to 1,500 students ...

June 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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