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Hall County approves mandatory day off for county employees

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved its Expense Reduction Plan and discussed details of the employee furloughs, part of the plan, at its Thursday meeting.

October 13, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Utility companies see rise in past-due accounts

Local utility companies say they are disconnecting more customers this year because of nonpayment.

October 13, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Wet, cool weather ushers in autumn

Although Gainesville's parched soil got a slight reprieve Wednesday, the smattering of rain didn't have much effect on the area's extreme drought conditions.

October 13, 2008 | By Brandee A. Thomas bthomas@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


As wells run dry, the city comes to the rescue

While all Northeast Georgians continue to suffer through a drought, the Gainesville Public Utilities Department is having to come to the rescue of some Hall County residents whose wells have run dry.

October 13, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Deposits on the decline for county banks

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has released its annual deposit market share report for banks. The report shows a decline in Hall County bank deposits for the first time since 2004. Deposits in Hall County banks, as of June 30, totaled $2.57 billion, compared with $2.64 billion on June 30, 2007.

October 13, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Grant will fund road in Jefferson

City of Jefferson officials are hoping that a planned road will be more than just an avenue for transportation - they are also hoping the path will lead to increased economic development.

October 12, 2008 | By Brandee A. Thomas bthomas@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


70 years of membership recognized by Lions Club

Talk about commitment.

October 12, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jackson County to go ahead with talks of I-85 interchange

As part of the county's development of an updated comprehensive plan, Jackson County officials will be working with consultants to study Interstate 85 and to create a transportation plan.

October 12, 2008 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville puts city resurfacing project on hold

The Gainesville City Council decided to wait on a vote Tuesday that would have authorized the Marietta-based Baldwin Paving Co. to begin needed improvements on approximately 2.83 miles of 14 city streets.

October 12, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Good tunes, good cause: Jarrard concert helps local charities

The crisp October air was perfect for Tuesday's seventh annual Bruce Burch & Friends Honor John Jarrard Concert, as people came out to enjoy the outdoor music event and support a good cause.

The annual concert event honors John Jarrard, a Gainesville native and Nashville songwriter, who died from complications of diabetes in 2001.

October 12, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Advocates want to reach more Latino victims of domestic violence

Reaching and connecting with Latino victims of domestic violence is among the greatest challenges facing those who work to provide services for abused women, a discussion panel said Tuesday.

"My concern is too often (help) doesn't reach the Hispanic community," Rosemary Stefanoff, Spanish services coordinator for Gateway Domestic Violence Center, said at the Fourth Annual Domestic Violence Breakfast and Briefing at the Hall County Courthouse. "And we are working on that."

October 12, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Oakwood presents plan to reshape the way it looks

OAKWOOD -- Oakwood city officials unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to reshape 253 acres surrounding the city's downtown center and the yet-to-be-built final leg of Thurmon Tanner Parkway.

"We know we can't do this alone," City Manager Stan Brown said of the Oakwood 2030 plan. "Our job is to cast a vision and steer development in the right direction."

October 12, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Teenager found dead in Forsyth home

It could be months before authorities know what caused the death of a 19-year-old Dawson County woman whose body was found Saturday in a northeastern Forsyth County home.

October 12, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Local man victim of lottery ticket scam

A Gainesville man is out $13,000 after falling victim to a flim-flam by a trio of con artists who told him they had a winning lottery ticket, police said.

October 12, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Today's rain is first for area in nearly a month

Early morning rain showers have done little to resolve the low water level of Lake Lanier.

October 12, 2008 | By Brandee Thomas and Melissa Weinman | Local


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Teen sustains minor injuries after being hit by vehicle

A 16-year-old female was hit by a vehicle while attempting to cross Atlanta Highway, Oakwood police officials said.

September 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Water fees likely to increase again for Gainesville users

When the Gainesville City Council voted Tuesday to raise the account service fee on water bills in lieu of increasing water rates, customers outside the city limits must have a felt a reversal of fortunes.

September 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Shore Sweep to tackle Lake Lanier cleanup

Millions enjoy Lake Lanier each year, and lake groups now want those visitors to return the favor with some litter cleanup.

September 17, 2014 | Tyler Bennett | Local


Dahlonega aims to improve foot, bike traffic downtown

Dahlonega has been awarded a $5.1 million federal grant for a project that officials hope will improve pedestrian and bicycle connectivity in an area around downtown and the University of North Georgia.

September 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


5 schools use different tools to help pupils

Five area schools have landed on a list for highest progress in the state, and each of them has used a different strategy to get there.

September 17, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Badge and Bar: Flowery Branch man pleads not guilty in Christmas shooting

A Flowery Branch man accused of shooting his brother on Christmas Day has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and felony obstruction of an officer, according to court records.

September 17, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Local unity event recognizes recovery

The public is invited to celebrate the benefits of treating mental illness and substance abuse in a free event called Unify North Georgia.

September 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Perdue doubles down on attack ad

The Bushes aren't from Georgia, but the powerful Republican clan has become a focal point in a contentious Senate race here as Republican David Perdue trades fire with Democrat Michelle Nunn over her work at the Bush family's Points of Light foundation.

September 17, 2014 | Bill Barrow Associated Press | Local


Smyrna man charged with public indecency at Lake Lanier

A Smyrna man was arrested Tuesday and charged with public indecency related to an incident on Three Sisters Island, according to officials.

September 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities pull stolen truck from lake

A truck submerged in Lake Lanier at Little River Park was determined Wednesday to be stolen from Gwinnett County, said Hall County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Deputy Nicole Bailes.

September 17, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Tree trimming causes traffic delays on I-985

Motorists traveling northbound on Interstate 985 can expect to see traffic delays through Oct. 3 as Georgia Department of Transportation crews trim trees along the road.

September 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area schools make state list for highest progress

Three Gainesville schools and two Hall County schools made a list for those with the highest progress in the state.

September 17, 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


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