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Flowery Branch council puts off Thursday meeting

The Flowery Branch City Council has postponed Thursday's meeting to July 8 because it won't have enough members to conduct a meeting.

June 29, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Rotary donation to make a difference for nonprofits

The Rotary Club of Gainesville donated more than $20,000 to local nonprofit groups at its meeting Monday - a move that made Jan Ros get a little teary eyed.

June 29, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Oakwood hopes to attract more community events

Gainesville has its Mule Camp Market and Dahlonega has Gold Rush Days.

While many area cities have signature events, the South Hall town of Oakwood has long lacked an event - or even a string of smaller ones - that brings carloads of visitors to town.

June 29, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Initiative helping attract money, jobs

If the success of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's HALLmark Vision Initiative is any indication, Hall County residents and businesses really believe in their community.

In 2006, the chamber launched the fundraising mission with a four-year goal of collecting $2.2 million to fund economic development, education and community improvement initiatives.

June 29, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood sees small spike in 2009 population

Despite several years of slow but steady growth in Oakwood, population estimates for 2009 reveal a steeper rise than the city has seen in years past.

June 29, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Hall school board OKs plan for language center

Budget concerns keep playing a heavy hand in decisions made by the Hall County school board.

June 29, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Diving bell that aided Dahlonega gold miners being restored

A piece of history left Gainesville 135 years ago, but now it's back.

June 29, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Land purchase in Dawson County will help conservation

State leaders earlier this month got a glimpse of 469 recently acquired acres that will provide a geographic link between portions of the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area.

June 28, 2010 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Amphitheater at Lake Lanier Islands to get makeover

BUFORD - Some 30 years of shows and social gatherings - as well as extreme weather conditions - have put a beating on the amphitheater at Lake Lanier Islands' Presentation Pointe.

June 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Advance directive form specifies end-of-life decisions

Like having a root canal, discussing death is one of those things many would rather put off until absolutely necessary.

June 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Officials urge revelers to leave fireworks to professionals

As fireworks stands pop up along the state's roadsides, area officials urge families to stay safe and be smart.

June 28, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Abandoned homes become an 'American dream wasted'

At the end of a cul-de-sac in a tidy North Hall subdivision sits one house that doesn't match the others.

A tangle of weeds and grass has grown waist high, obscuring all but the top of the home from view.

June 28, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Pilot fitness program comes to Hall schools

It's time for Hall County students to get healthy.

The state board of education passed a new physical education requirement earlier this month, and Hall County Schools is one of five systems chosen to pilot the program this fall.

June 28, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


ICE announces strategic plans that could affect deportations

The federal agency that enforces immigration law has announced changes that may ultimately play a role in determining when people are deported for being in the country illegally.

This month officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced a realignment of its removal and detention divisions and a new strategic priority plan for the next four years.

June 28, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Property valuation appeals increase

The number of Hall County residents requesting appraisals of their homes this year was not a record number. But of those who got new appraisals, an unusually large number of them didn't like them and have appealed.

The Hall County Tax Assessors Office is processing a lot of property tax appeals this year - and officials expect appeals will continue to increase in coming years.

June 28, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Residents share ideas, concerns for Flowery Branch at plan meeting

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Relay for Life kicks off fundraising season

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Gainesville officials hope to start work on ‘regional’ athletic complex

Gainesville recreation officials are ready to start developing their idea for a "regional" park complex. They have appropriated $450,000 for design work on the ...

January 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Sign-holding officers seek to cut down on texting and driving

Holding cardboard signs along E.E. Butler and Jesse Jewell parkways, Jessica Van and Drew Reed weren't looking for money.

January 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police investigate theft of thousands from auto dealership

The woman police had identified as a suspect in the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars from Carriage Nissan apparently killed herself Thursday as ...

January 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Juvenile law expert speaking Thursday at Lakeview

J. Tom Morgan, district attorney of DeKalb County for 12 years and a specialist in prosecuting crimes against children, will speak to parents and students ...

January 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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