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Clermont election preview

CLERMONT -- Managing growth while maintaining the charm of the town of Clermont is a top priority among four residents seeking election to the city council.

November 03, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Kohl's, Home Depot set November openings in Flowery Branch

As Flowery Branch residents prepare for the holiday season ahead, the staff at the new Kohl's in the Stonebridge Village Shopping Center is busy stocking shelves and putting finishing touches on the department store for its grand opening on Nov. 14.

November 03, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


City, schools unite against tax reform plan

GAINESVILLE - Gainesville City Council and the city school board discussed working together to keep House Resolution 900 from making it to a statewide referendum.

November 03, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Meetings to draw input on juvenile justice

GAINESVILLE -Decades-old laws and regulations concerning juvenile offenders or victims of abuse in Georgia are in serious need of revision, officials say.

November 03, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Early voting has been slow going

The first day of early voting for three local elections got off to a slow start, but officials are optimistic that turnout will improve.

November 03, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Smith touts experience, skills to school board race

GAINESVILLE - Gainesville City Board of Education candidate Sammy Smith said he believes the key strengths of his campaign include business management and experience with public budgets.

November 03, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula development would include 2,977 residences

LULA - Two members of an Austrian family filed an application Monday to rezone 1,477 acres in East Hall into a planned community with 1 million square feet of commercial space and 2,977 residences.

November 03, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Flowery Branch election preview

Four candidates are vying for two seats on the Flowery Branch City Council on Nov. 6, which means at least one new face on the council.

November 03, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Dawsonville council candidate arrested

Two days before voters could take to the polls for early voting, a Dawsonville City Council candidate was arrested on felony drug charges.

Timothy Roland Wimpey, 32, of Dawsonville, was taken into custody Saturday at approximately 2:45 p.m. in the midst of Dawsonville's 40th Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival for allegedly selling a controlled substance, said Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle.

November 03, 2007 | Michele Hester Times Regional Staff | Local


Local colleges say they keep tabs on credit card use

In the wake of a probe of "purchasing card" activities at Georgia's colleges and universities, area college officials say they have policies in place that closely guard against fraud.

November 03, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public hearing for charter ‘world languages’ school is Tuesday

Hall County schools plans to hold a public hearing from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday on its plans to convert Chestnut Mountain Elementary School into a "world languages" charter school.

November 02, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Early voting starts today

Early voting begins today for two Hall County elections and one Gainesville election.

November 02, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Lumpkin County to hold open house about drought

Lumpkin County officials want to have a heart-to-heart talk with residents about water.

November 02, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Library now offers videos ‘on demand’

GAINESVILLE - With the click of a mouse, library cardholders can now access hundreds of movies without ever having to leave home.

November 02, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Dawson lawman honored as one of magazine's '40 under 40'

DAWSONVILLE - Dawson County Sheriff's Maj. Kevin Tanner never regretted foregoing other opportunities to enter the field of law enforcement.

November 02, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Hall County Schools prepare for new direction

If the Hall County School District becomes a charter system, Superintendent Will Schofield said the change will cost more in time than in dollars, requiring a large amount of training and professional development.

September 19, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall County officials finalizing SPLOST project list

Hall County officials are finalizing a category list for projects to be funded by a new five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax. They hope to present that list to voters during public input meetings later this fall.

September 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Meth charge dropped after only spaghetti sauce found on spoon

Drug charges have been dropped against a Commerce woman after crime lab analysis confirmed her claim that a spoon she had in a vehicle leading to her arrest did not contain methamphetamine residue but spaghetti sauce.

September 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Police ID suspect in death of woman found in Hall park

An Oakwood woman is accused of murder in the death of a Flowery Branch woman whose remains were found last October in a Hall County park.

September 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County seeks reimbursement for faulty firetruck

Hall County is threatening legal action against Sutphen, manufacturer of a firetruck involved in a July 22 accident that seriously injured three firefighters, if the company does not reimburse the county for the full cost of the truck, according to documents obtained by The Times through an open records request.

September 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Fair Street students march for peace

Fair Street School neighbors watched waves of excited children march by Friday as the entire school paraded with signs, flags and giant, handmade doves chanting "We want peace! We want peace!"

September 19, 2014 | By Tyler Bennett intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Warning lifted after threat at UGA campus

September 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Hall County schools committee finds social studies curriculum lacking

Social studies coursework may give students more to remember than to learn, according to findings by a Hall County Schools committee on curriculum for the subject.

September 19, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Georgia congressman sponsors bill to demilitarize police

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, a Democrat from DeKalb County, has introduced legislation that would dial back a federal program that transfers military equipment and resources to local law enforcement agencies.

September 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Truck in Lake Lanier reported missing Sept. 11

A truck submerged in Lake Lanier at Little River Park on Wednesday was reported missing on Sept. 11 from Loganville, according to a Gwinnett County police report.

September 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


High occupancy toll lanes may creep toward Hall

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to hold open house meetings on a project that would bring high occupancy toll lanes closer to Hall County.

September 19, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fishing tournament to raise funds for 3 injured firefighters

A fishing tournament will be held Saturday at Laurel Park in Gainesville to raise funds to benefit three injured Hall County firefighters.

September 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hundreds flock to food bank benefit

More than 48,000 meals will be provided to food-insecure Georgians, thanks to the hundreds Thursday who attended the Empty Bowl Lunch benefiting the Georgia Mountain Food Bank.

September 18, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County mails first batch of revised tax notices

Hall County has mailed revised tax assessments to about 3,800 property owners, the first sign the appeals process is ending for some residents.

September 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch rebids flood project

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

September 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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