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Outgoing mayor reflects on Braselton's growth

When Pat Graham ran for and won the mayoral seat in Braselton in 2001, she wanted to establish a better plan for controlling the town's inevitable growth.

January 10, 2010 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Dog pulled from icy pond reunited with owner

A Forsyth County man is glad to have his best friend back home.

January 10, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Roads, sewer to dominate year in South Hall

Expecting another year of slow or next to no growth, South Hall's city managers said they are planning for the future and a rebound in the economy.

January 10, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Atmos Energy requests rate increase

The state's Public Service Commission will hold hearings this week on a utility hike that could affect Gainesville natural gas customers.

January 10, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Bull riding contestants hang on for championship

Bulls buck. They rear. They kick. And, oh yeah, they spin and twist, too.

January 10, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Schools to hold parent forum on drug abuse

Evan Waggoner's death two months ago from a suspected pill overdose was part of a disturbing local trend.

January 10, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Fire displaces Hall County family of four

A faulty electrical outlet ignited a Saturday night house fire that has displaced a Hall County family of four.

January 10, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Icy roads force another day of school closings

Area school systems, except for Gainesville, are closed again today as a weekend of frigid weather did little to thaw less-traveled roads.

January 10, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Nixle messaging links public to law officers for alerts

Sherrill Day likes to stay well-informed.

January 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Diane Hirling: Stability achieved; next mission — get things done

FLOWERY BRANCH - Diane Hirling once used to bristle at the negative news reports in Flowery Branch, the town she had adopted since moving to the area from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in 1992.

January 09, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Charter councils act as school boards

Parents of charter school students are enjoying newfound democracy in school-level governance councils where their thoughts on school budgets, personnel and student achievement can be put into action.

January 09, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Deep freeze is nearly over

Northeast Georgia should be thawed out soon.

January 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jefferson’s Crawford Long museum reopens with new displays

JEFFERSON - Pulled by a tall, white horse and steered by a bonneted driver, an elegant black carriage clattered down College Street as a busy shopkeeper went about answering questions about the bolts of fabric on her shelves.

January 09, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fire displaces 10 people from Chicopee Villlage home

Ten people living in one home were displaced by an early morning fire in Chicopee Village, Hall County Fire officials said. No one was hurt.

January 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Slips and slides on a day of icy roads

When winter weather hits Hall County, the calls for tow trucks pick up, and Friday was no exception.

January 09, 2010 | | Local


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Georgia Milestones tests now carry higher stakes

High school students in Gainesville and Hall County are used to high-stakes final exams. They're used to spending hours studying their notes, taking practice ...

January 31, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Solutions to affordable housing shortage come from variety of sources

A lack of affordable, quality housing in Gainesville and Hall County and its effects on the area economy and residents' quality of life are issues ...

January 31, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


2 men arrested on drug charges; one resists, fights back, officials say

Two men face drug charges after an arrest Friday, during which one resisted arrest and fought with the officers, officials say.

January 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


SLIDESHOW: A fashionable Fasching festival in Helen

Partygoers got their annual midwinter head start on Mardis Gras on Saturday by dressing up in their finest festival attire for the annual Fasching event ...

January 30, 2016 | | Local


Humane Society pets lend their paws for the cause

Anyone who has owned a dog or cat can attest to the difficulty of getting a confused animal to follow directions. But for local artist ...

January 30, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


Teen injured, another arrested after shooting incident in vehicle

One teenager was wounded and another arrested after a shooting incident Friday night in southern Hall County, the sheriff's office reported this morning.

January 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


You Heard It Here: No, Shaq did not come to Gainesville

The classic Georgia-Florida mixup for residents of Gainesville came again with the viral video of Shaquille O'Neal playing basketball with children.

January 30, 2016 | | Local


Students get 'psyched out' at Brenau event

Victoria Martin, a junior at Chestatee High School, squealed and jumped when the "control" in the experiment flexed her wrist and Victoria felt the electric ...

January 30, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Georgia’s middle class is shrinking, Pew report shows

Job losses, wage cuts and underemployment during the recession have taken a very specific toll on the nation's middle class.

January 30, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Crunched for space: Carter family wants affordable place with breathing room

In the claustrophobic confines of Brenda and Darrell Carter's Gainesville apartment, 26-year-old Cortney Jackson sits on a sofa surrounded by medical equipment, framed photos ...

January 30, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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