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Hall Area Transit expands service

Today begins the first day of a much-anticipated expansion of Hall Area Transit that will provide bus service to area colleges.
And to give residents a taste of their expanded services, transit officials are offering free Red Rabbit rides for the rest of the week.
The expansion includes two new routes, thanks to new buses mostly paid for by the Federal Transportation Administration and the state Department of Transportation, but also includes changes to existing routes on the Red Rabbit service.
Janice Crow, general manager of Hall Area Transit, said she expects the expansion will increase ridership since it will ...

February 21, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Commissioners to learn more about North Hall library plans

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will hold a special workshop to discuss the North Hall park and library directly after the regularly scheduled work session at 9 a.m. today.

February 21, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Suspect in arson clears one case

A Forsyth County woman accused of torching her house as part of an insurance scam has cleared one of many legal hurdles she faces.

February 21, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Utility working on Hoschton wastewater facility

JEFFERSON - The Jackson County Water and Sewerage Authority is still fixing problems at Hoschton's wastewater treatment plant almost two months after it began operating the facility under a mutual aid agreement.

February 21, 2010 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Habitat High program welcomes first girl

Habitat High is now officially coed.

February 21, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Hoschton resident spends semester in Washington

HOSCHTON - It only took a three-week trip to the nation's capital for Hoschton resident Emily Bolton to fall in love with the city.

February 21, 2010 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Organic farmers hope to reap benefits from leadership change

Georgia's longtime agriculture commissioner, Tommy Irvin, has spent more than 41 years building the state's agricultural empire on international trade.

February 21, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


South Hall mega-subdivision matches tax credits for new homebuyers

To lure more potential homebuyers to a South Hall mega-subdivision, a developer is offering to double up on homebuyer tax credits offered as part of the federal economic stimulus package.

February 21, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Murder is not a rarity at North Hall park

A few rut-filled acres of sand and mud surrounded by thickets and gnarled oaks on the banks of the Chattahoochee River have as dark a past as any spot in Hall County.

February 21, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Teacher brings art history to life with stories, coloring

JEFFERSON - Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo and Henri Matisse are all artists you might expect to study in college, but some Jefferson elementary students are getting a head start.

February 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Kids deal with loss at Camp Braveheart

Sometimes even tiny hearts have to be extremely brave.

February 20, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Nuclear energy plans recharge debate

For better or for worse, nuclear energy is making a comeback.

February 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Clermont threatens to sue over library location

CLERMONT ­­- The controversy over the location of a new North Hall library could wind up in court.

February 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Tall titans: Area celebrates Arbor Day

Community representatives gathered Friday morning to recognize trees at an Arbor Day celebration at the Northeast Georgia History Center.

February 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Skateboarders may be left without options

The owner of Gainesville's lone skate shop says a proposed city ordinance that means to ban skateboarders from public areas specifically targets her downtown business.

February 20, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Ex-Hall Commissioner Steve Gailey will seek chairman’s post next year

Former Hall County Commissioner Steve Gailey will run for the chairman's post on the board in 2016.

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Dealership fire damage limited thanks to burst pipe

A water line bursting may have helped prevent fire from spreading Monday night at the Hayes Chrysler dealership on Frontage Road in Oakwood.

August 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Friendship Elementary gets visit from film industry leaders

A green wine bottle smashes into the back of U.S. Rep. Doug Collins' head, and a room full of children burst into laughter.

August 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Chestnut Mountain property no longer in contention for Lanier Tech relocation

One site considered for the planned relocation of Lanier Technical College appears to no longer be on the table.

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


The Local Agenda: Qualifying packets now available for Gainesville council races

Gainesville's Nov. 3 City Council elections are closing in and prospective candidates can obtain packets, which contain all documents to qualify, from the city ...

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Firefighters respond to smoke report at Hayes Chrysler during Monday storms

Hall County firefighters responded Monday night to reports of heavy smoke at the Hayes Chrysler dealership on Frontage Road in Oakwood.

August 17, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Braselton Police lieutenant arrested after standoff at Flowery Branch home

A Braselton Police Department lieutenant was arrested over the weekend, charged with kidnapping and battery, following a standoff at a Flowery Branch home.

August 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville schools tentatively approve tax rate

Gainesville City Schools plans to lower the millage rate in the city.

August 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Man shot at Lanier Islands; authorities working to identify suspects

A man was shot and injured during a fight overnight Sunday at Lanier Islands, and authorities are working to identify three suspects in the incident.

August 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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