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Hall County wants a cut of lake home rentals

Hall County officials are discussing changing the law to allow short-term rentals for homes on Lake Lanier, something Convention and Visitors Bureau President Stacey Dickson said will be a "game changer" for tourism in Hall County.

January 16, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Three convicted in Hall County drug cases

A Buford man was sentenced to 12 years in prison this week after being convicted of multiple drug and traffic offenses.

January 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Islands resort dedicates new wastewater plant for coming growth

Inside a building meant for treating waste, the Lake Lanier Islands Development Authority celebrated the possibility of new things Friday.

January 16, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Forsyth County residents butt heads on future of Bethel Park

Fred Baumann enjoys walking his dog at Bethel Park. He doesn't want people to look back years from now and wonder why Forsyth County didn't preserve access to the site on Lake Lanier.

January 15, 2010 | Alyssa LaRenzie Times regional staff | Local

Stimulus money covers Jefferson road project

JEFFERSON - Federal stimulus funds are officially at work in Jackson County on a roadway resurfacing project, according to Georgia Department of Transportation officials.

January 15, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Hall juvenile court trains volunteers to work with truant students

Walter Rucker can remember when a Gainesville city truant officer put the fear of God into teenagers playing hooky from school.

January 15, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Parenting columnist to speak in Gainesville

The North Hall Community Education Foundation has scheduled an event Thursday featuring syndicated parenting columnist John Rosemond.

January 15, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Newtown Florist Club expands MLK holiday

After 40 years of celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream with a march through the streets of Gainesville, the Newtown Florist Club is shaking things up a bit.

January 15, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

East Hall teen injured in ATV accident

A 13-year-old East Hall boy was airlifted to an Atlanta hospital today following a serious crash on an all-terrain vehicle.

January 15, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Ex-deputy indicted in child molestation case

A Hall County grand jury returned a child molestation indictment against a former internal affairs officer for the Hall County Sheriff's Office this week.

January 15, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Puppies from the humane society practice philanthropy

There is now a waiting list for the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia's popular pet therapy program.

January 15, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Ethics code draft gets scrapped

Hall County commissioners decided Thursday to scrap the work they had done on a proposed ethics code after agreeing with its critics that it lacked teeth.

January 15, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Commission chairman talks water, taxes in annual speech

FLOWERY BRANCH - Dismissing moves to resolve the tri-state battle over Lake Lanier's water, Board of Commissioners Chairman Tom Oliver touted in his State of Hall County speech Thursday sped-up plans to build the Glades Farm Reservoir.

January 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Forsyth interested in Glades reservoir

Forsyth County plans to take neighboring Hall County up on an offer to participate in the planning and pursuit of the Glades Farm Reservoir.

January 15, 2010 | Alyssa LaRenzie Times regional staff | Local

EPD fines Gainesville over ’09 sewage overflows

The state's Environmental Protection Division fined the Gainesville Public Utilities Department for unpermitted discharges last year into Limestone Creek and Lake Lanier.

January 14, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

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Commerce man killed in Friday morning wreck

A Commerce man died following a two-car wreck Friday morning near the intersection of Shirley and Mount Vernon roads in North Hall, according to Sgt ...

September 25, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Hall Commission OKs rezoning for disabled adults community

"Just" People scored a big victory Thursday night at the Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting.

September 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville council candidates share thoughts on transportation, taxes, voting districts

It was seen as a win for the city of Gainesville.

September 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Ask The Times: Schools have parking security guards

I read that a security guard at a local school contacted the school resource officer about a man on West Hall High School's campus ...

September 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Authorities: Family thought man's BB gun was real gun

A man driving with his family told Hall County authorities he was afraid a fellow driver had a real gun pointed at him, according to ...

September 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Planned Savannah port expansion could affect Hall

Gainesville may be nearly 300 miles from the Port of Savannah, but the impact of a planned $142 million expansion and improvement project could hit ...

September 24, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Indictments: Prisoners used cellphones to run crime rings

ATLANTA - Gangs at some Georgia prisons have been using cellphones to traffic drugs, smuggle in contraband, steal identities and, in at least one case, to ...

September 24, 2015 | By Kate Brumback Associated Press | Local

Wood’s Mill, Gainesville students get lifelong skills through joint class

There's a class at Wood's Mill High School in Gainesville that teaches a variety of job readiness skills, including resume building, professionalism and ...

September 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Former Cumming police sergeant focus of FBI probe

September 24, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local

Demolition is underway on old Clarks Bridge

Demolition of the old Clarks Bridge on Lake Lanier in Gainesville has started, but the work shouldn't affect traffic flow across the new bridge ...

September 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hall County unemployment rate drops below 5 percent

The jobless rate in Hall County is headed back in the right direction.

September 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

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