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The Local Agenda: Gainesville stormwater fee program moving forward

Gainesville City Council will approve an agreement today with an Atlanta engineering consultant to develop a comprehensive stormwater management program, which includes implementing a "rain tax" to pay for upgrades and replacements to aging drainage infrastructure.

July 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lula OKs street improvement project

More improvements to downtown Lula's appearance could take place later this year.

July 20, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville school board remembers Gus Whalen

Gainesville City Schools are still mourning the loss of one of their most notable and best-loved Red Elephants.

July 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Flat Creek restoration project hits halfway mark

Work is about halfway done on a $1 million restoration of Flat Creek as it flows through an industrial section of Gainesville.

July 20, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall 911 systems getting upgrades

Hall County's emergency 911 systems will soon get some long-awaited improvements, beginning with upgrades to the main phone network.

July 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Police: Victim in armed robbery stabbed in arm; 4 suspects arrested

An armed robbery victim suffered a minor stab wound to the arm when he was approached by a group that stole his car, police said. All four suspects are now in custody.

July 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Coroner: Fieldale Farms death was accidental electrocution

A Fieldale Farms employee died of "low-voltage electrocution," according to Hall County Coroner Marion Merck's office, where an autopsy was performed.

July 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall school system settles prayer-in-school case

The Hall County School District will provide First Amendment training to its staff and its insurance carrier is negotiating the payment of legal fees to a group that sued the school system over the role of prayer and Christianity in

July 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Police announce new deputy chief

The role of deputy chief at the Gainesville Police Department will soon be filled once again.

July 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Class Notes: Hall media specialist named region’s best of the year

A Hall County Schools media specialist was recently named the best in her field in this region of the state.

July 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville council members supporting local school drive

Families shopping for school supplies over the next month might consider picking up a box of pencils or extra notebook for a child in need.

July 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


North Georgia Community Foundation recognizes couple for service

A local couple that has supported more than 30 nonprofit organizations throughout the years has been named the North Georgia Community Foundation's 2015 Philanthropists of the Year.

July 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Housing in ‘huge demand’

Inventory is short and competition is fierce for affordable rental housing in Hall County's urban cores, according to local real estate professionals.

July 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch to upgrade drainage along railroad line

A bit of a snafu in design plans for the Lights Ferry connector project actually ended up bringing some good luck to both Flowery Branch and Norfolk Southern.

July 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Seaplane pilots group wants right to land on Lanier

A group of area pilots is still pushing to get the Army Corps of Engineers' permission to land their seaplanes on Lake Lanier.

July 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Driver dies from crash during education course at Road Atlanta

A Birmingham, Ala., man died Saturday after a crash at Road Atlanta raceway in Braselton, where he reportedly drove more than 120 mph in a ...

August 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Obama’s plans to limit power plant greenhouse gas may have big impact in Georgia

Calling it a moral obligation, President Barack Obama on Monday unveiled the final version of his plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power ...

August 04, 2015 | From staff, wire reports | Local


The Local Agenda: Council to consider board appointments, Catholic church request tonight

The Gainesville City Council will meet tonight to make new appointments to several boards, change residential Dyer Street to one-way traffic and consider a rezoning ...

August 03, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Last of MS-13 gang members sentenced in federal court

The final sentence came down for 22 MS-13 gang members, including two Gainesville men, last week in U.S. District Court.

August 03, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


State School Superintendent: Georgia evaluating tests students are taking

Georgia's tests are getting an evaluation of their own, State School Superintendent Richard Woods told a Flowery Branch audience Monday night.

August 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local children receive needed haircuts just in time for school

It was a very happy day at Family Promise, according to Amanda Ayers.

August 03, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


DOT plans $2.9M in repairs for bridge on Dawsonville Highway

A start date hasn't been set, but repairs are on the way for the Ga. 53/Dawsonville Highway westbound bridge over the Chattahoochee River ...

August 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man in critical condition, charged with DUI in Sunday wreck

A Marietta man whose truck caught fire during a Sunday night collision in North Hall is in critical condition and charged with driving under the ...

August 03, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


More classrooms top Gainesville City Schools' wish list

Gainesville City Schools hope to build more classrooms for students over the next five years.

August 03, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Clermont council candidates can qualify Aug. 31-Sept. 2

Qualifying is set for Aug. 31-Sept. 2 to replace Clermont Town Councilwoman Lynn Adams, who resigned last week.

August 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities release identity of woman found unresponsive Sunday in Lanier

A woman who died Sunday after being found unresponsive in Lake Lanier has been identified as a Buford woman.

August 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Officers get certified for bike patrols

More than a dozen Gainesville Police officers went through bike patrol certification last week.

August 03, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Water improvements planned throughout Hall

Gainesville is looking to make widespread water system improvements to prepare for future development but also address water issues raised by area residents.

August 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Class Notes: AP exam to change after complaints

After state leaders complained the course was "biased and inaccurate," the Advanced Placement U.S. History course framework is changing.

August 03, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Mother of fentanyl overdose victim petitions for law

In February, Lisa Hicks prepared for a new life milestone with the approaching arrival of grandson Joseph Gabriel Patterson.

August 03, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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