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Economic woes slow, won’t halt Old Town development in Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH - Progress on Old Town Flowery Branch, a $15 million development planned for the downtown area, has slowed because of the nation's failing economy.

January 30, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Group: No street access? No interest in Regions Bank land

County Commission Chairman Tom Oliver said he and two business partners won't buy the Regions Bank property on Jesse Jewell Parkway without the Bradford Street access, which is the subject of a lawsuit.

January 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


LHR Farms faces state penalties

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division has taken enforcement action against LHR Farms, a septic waste disposal facility in White County.

January 29, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


County to pump up kids for big game

The day before Sunday's big game, Hall County Parks and Leisure Services is holding a football-themed carnival to get kids excited about the Super Bowl.

January 29, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jefferson library raising funds with two-day sale

For avid readers, not much beats a good book - except a good book that was purchased at a great price.

January 29, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


State House honors Hoschton’s scarecrow world record attempt

ATLANTA - Somewhere between considering new legislation and dealing with the state's budget crisis, the Georgia House of Representatives made time to honor the Hoschton Fall Festival Committee and the city's residents for their work toward setting a world record.

January 29, 2009 | Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Butts not welcome in parks?

A park near you soon could become smoke-free.

January 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lawsuit may delay Midtown project

Plans for a major hotel and office development in Gainesville's Midtown district were close to a reality until a lawsuit over access to a bank building adjacent to the property stymied progress last week.

January 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lanier Tech shows off refrigeration training program

ATLANTA - Lanier Technical College is taking its ammonia refrigeration training program to a larger audience this week.

January 29, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Lawuit tossed over teen’s hanging at Alpine

A judge has thrown out a lawsuit against a Gainesville special-needs school where a 13-year-old boy hanged himself in a "time out" room.

January 29, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Family ties put cameras in Flowery Branch police cars

FLOWERY BRANCH - Family ties across jurisdictional lines helped bring some needed in-car camera systems to the Flowery Branch Police Department.

January 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Developer files appeal in lawsuit against Braselton

BRASELTON - Century Center at Braselton, a retail and office development in Barrow County, has filed an appeal with the Georgia Supreme Court in its lawsuit against Braselton.

January 28, 2009 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Chicken expo leaves nothing to the imagination

ATLANTA - The world has come to Atlanta to see the latest and greatest in poultry feeding and processing.

January 28, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Gainesville State student center opens with more space

OAKWOOD - Gainesville State College leaders past and present gathered Wednesday to celebrate the grand opening of the school's $8.2 million expanded, renovated student center.

January 28, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall Boys & Girls Clubs honors top volunteers

Two local volunteers were given prestigious honors Wednesday for their dedication to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County.

January 28, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Artists, city collaborate on mural

Plans are moving forward on a "pocket park" for the area between the historic train depot and Growlers on Main in downtown Flowery Branch.

August 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Man sentenced to serve 10 years in prison for knife attack

A Gainesville man was sentenced Tuesday to serve 10 years in prison in connection with an October 2012 knife attack.

August 13, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Group plans to rescind vote that cut funding for Ga. 347 improvements

Worries about losing federal road money may force area officials to put funding back on track for Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway improvements between McEver Road and Lake Lanier Islands.

August 13, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local artists and performers remember Robin Williams' legacy

After legendary comedian Robin Williams' death Monday, local artists and performers, including some who had the privilege of knowing the late actor personally, joined in the outpouring of grief from all corners of the world.

August 13, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Charges dropped against Times staff photographer Gurley

Obstruction charges against Times photographer Nat Gurley stemming from an incident with Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies last Sept. 13 have been dismissed.

August 13, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Roads: Repair efforts are moving slowly on Gainesville sinkhole

Efforts to repair a Gainesville sinkhole are going slow because the work space "is extremely tight."

August 13, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Granddaughter of Gen. Longstreet dies at age 84

Jamie Louise Longstreet Paterson, a Gainesville native and granddaughter of Confederate Gen. James Longstreet, died on Aug. 5.

August 13, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Experts shed light on health care law

Change was the overarching theme at a Tuesday forum on health care law at Brenau University's downtown center in Gainesville.

August 13, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall County still pressing Gainesville to annex 'islands'

Hall County officials are still jabbing at Gainesville's decision to annex unincorporated "islands" last year, asking the city for an update on its plans with regard to additional properties.

August 13, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Two Hall County schools placed on state’s alert list

Two Hall County schools are on the state's radar as a result of a lack of progress in student achievement over a three-year period.

August 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Planning board tables talk of Broad Street abandonment

The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board tabled a request Tuesday from Medical Arts Properties, a local real estate firm, to have the city abandon a portion of Broad Street between Prior and Spring streets.

August 13, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Cold weather fire safety tips

With cold weather often leading to alternative methods of heating homes, Hall County Fire Marshal Capt. Scott Cagle recommends the following precautions:

January 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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