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I-85/Ga. 316 to get HOV driving lanes

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to open new high-occupancy vehicle lanes at the Interstate 85/Ga. 316 interchange in Gwinnett County, starting late today.

September 28, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clean Air Act waiver could ease gas shortage

Hall County may have more gasoline in coming days, even if it is a little bit dirtier.

September 28, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Report: Number of sanctioned schools decreasing in Georgia

A new report shows the number of Georgia schools facing the stiffest sanctions under the federal No Child Left Behind law is decreasing, bucking a national trend.

September 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Flu shots available in October

The Hall County Health Department has scheduled flu shot clinics next month at several locations. Upcoming dates include:

Oct. 8: HealthSmart Expo, Georgia Mountains Center

September 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hospital poised to take over Hall County health clinic

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to vote Thursday on whether to lease part of the Hall County Health Department to Northeast Georgia Health System.

September 28, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Hall superintendent named Administrator of the Year

Hall County schools Superintendent Will Schofield was named "Administrator of the Year" by the National Association for Gifted Children.

September 28, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Local relief worker gives account of Ike’s damage

Hurricane Ike hit more than a week ago, but many local volunteers are still in Texas trying to clean up the mess the storm left behind.

September 28, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville teens win spot beside Jimmy Carter in parade

Postcard renderings by two Gainesville High School students have landed them a spot in the Peanut Festival parade alongside former president Jimmy Carter.

September 28, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Man rescued from trail fall in White County

Northeast Georgia's most popular trail is also the scene of far too many wilderness rescues.

September 28, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Arrests made in Gainesville High vandalism

One 17-year-old boy and three juveniles have been charged in weekend vandalism at Gainesville High School, said Lt. Scott Ware with Hall County's Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad.

September 28, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County gets $21.2 million to finance sewer infrastructure

As part of Gov. Sonny Perdue's vision for sustainable economic development, Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority Executive Director Chris Clark announced Monday the approval of a Clean Water State Revolving Fund phase two loan of $21.2 million to assist in the financing of a new wastewater collection system in the Mulberry Creek Sewerage Area.

September 27, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Funding is available to buy, plant new trees in Hall

Keep Hall Beautiful is taking grant applications for the Hall County Tree Replacement Fund.

September 27, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Web spirits miracle of birth to soldier in Iraq

Editor's note: State Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, currently is in Iraq as a U.S. Air Force Reserve chaplain. He began his service there earlier this month. He is reporting weekly on the activities at his location.

September 27, 2008 | By Doug Collins douglas.collins@blab.afcent.af.mil | Local


Oakwood hopes Braselton will pitch in with sewer service

OAKWOOD - Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown plans to talk with Braselton officials about securing 50,000 gallons of capacity from the city's sewer treatment plant.

September 27, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local teacher is among 35 to get Georgia Power grant

Lanier Elementary School teacher Katie Schlief was among 35 Georgia teachers to receive a New Teacher Assistance Grant from Georgia Power this month.

September 27, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Fifth lesson: Breaststroke practice ends in disappointment

The first class of my second week of taking adult swim lessons at the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center was more of a sink than a swim.

July 15, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


New hospital in Braselton seeks employees

Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton is "on track" to filling 500-600 positions needed to staff the new South Hall hospital, which is set to open next spring, a hospital official said Monday.

July 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Garth Brooks reveals tour info to Gainesville man

After a weekend of anticipation, Andy Roberts finally got a call from Garth Brooks announcing the first stop on his worldwide tour.

July 15, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Junior League distributes food at new location

Junior League of Gainesville and Hall County continues to help local families by providing food to the needy, but the group's move to a new office location stalled growth with a low turnout at last month's distribution.

July 15, 2014 | | Local


Oakwood OKs short-term loan

Oakwood City Council voted Monday night to take out a short-term loan of up to $400,000 to cover expenses.

July 15, 2014 | Times staff reports | 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


Hot weather health tips

Here are some tips to help you deal with the summer heat wave.

June 30, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


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