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Hall resident to direct DOT engineering division

Hall County resident Russell McMurry has been named the Georgia Department of Transportation's engineering division director.

May 17, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch budget tighter, but no tax increase planned

Flowery Branch's budget for fiscal 2012, which takes effect July 1, is still "a work in progress," but at this point, "it looks as if we will not raise property taxes," Mayor Mike Miller said Monday.

May 17, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


High gas prices curb driver habits

As summer gets under way, Linda Crowe should be finalizing arrangements for a road trip through Maine that she had planned. But as gas prices top $4 a gallon, she, like many travelers, instead finds herself crunching the numbers.

May 17, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Ex-deputy pleads guilty to touching 3-year-old

A former Hall County Sheriff's Office investigator whose job was to look into allegations of misconduct within the agency pleaded guilty Monday to sexual battery involving a 3-year-old girl.

May 17, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


City may update pool room rules

Gainesville may change the way pool rooms operate in the city.

May 17, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville schools: Furloughs, no tax hike in 2012

Gainesville City Schools will likely roll up the millage rate and impose furlough days to balance the fiscal year 2012 budget.

May 16, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Oakwood planners recommend design standards for 250-acre area

Oakwood took a major step Monday night toward setting development standards for a 250-acre downtown area, including the nearly finished Thurmon Tanner Parkway, as part of its Oakwood 2030 plans.

May 16, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Schools’ 2012 budget woes “keep compounding”

Fluctuating tax digest numbers are continuing to cut away at an already bare Hall County Schools 2012 budget.

May 16, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


North Hall High students back in class after smoke forced evacuation

North Hall High School was evacuated this morning after an incident in a science classroom caused smoke.

May 16, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville resident searches for police badge

Charles Bishop's police badge brings back many memories from his 30 years as an officer on Tybee Island.

May 15, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Gainesville to increase wastewater surcharge fees

Gainesville's public utilities department is increasing industrial surcharge fees for the first time in 15 years.

May 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Lake meeting’s speaker could address water levels

The "water wars" between Georgia, Alabama and Florida is likely to surface as a topic at the Lake Lanier Association's annual membership meeting Thursday.

May 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Junior Achievement to honor 2 business leaders

Junior Achievement will honor two of Gainesville's premiere business leaders, Gus Whalen and Jim Walters, with induction Thursday into the Northeast Georgia Business Hall of Fame.

May 15, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Hall mails tax assessment notices

Hall County sent out more than 75,000 tax assessment notices to residents on Friday, but officials want to make sure they don't pay their taxes just yet.

May 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Other uses being considered for federal transportation money

Area government officials are looking for ways to tap into a pot of federal transportation dollars, now that plans for a Hall County freight study that would have used that money have been shelved.

May 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Patients, students benefit from pro-bono physical therapy clinic at Brenau

Seven months after starting a physical therapy clinic where money doesn't change hands and no insurance is needed, Brenau University officials say the program ...

August 05, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Investigators testify about man charged with long list of crimes

More than a dozen charges were at the crux of a Flowery Branch man's hearing Friday, which included armed robbery, aggravated battery and burglary.

August 05, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Men accused of home invasion appear in court

Two men allegedly returned to an East Hall home with guns attempting to collect on a debt, according to testimony Friday in Magistrate Court.

August 05, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Investigator: Woman woke up with sex assault suspect on top of her

An investigator told the court Friday of an alleged sexual assault from May in Hall County.

August 04, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Clean water restrictions coming to Lanier

After years of discussion about discharges into Lake Lanier, Clean Water Act enforcement is finally washing down on Georgia sewer systems, industry and farmers.

August 04, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Positive rabies alert in Lula

A rabid raccoon and a dog recently came into contact in the 6900 block of Wheeler Drive in Lula.

August 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Pendergrass man accused of molesting girl for 5 years

A Pendergrass man is accused of molesting a girl over a period of more than five years.

August 04, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Medical panel encourages HPV vaccine

The vaccine for human papillomavirus, or HPV, provides pre-teens and teenagers with a safe and effective prevention of some cancers that can be traumatic, according ...

August 04, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Three Gainesville ‘Magnolias’ honored at history center fundraiser

Three Gainesville women - Rosemary Dodd, Mary Hart Wilheit and the late Nell Wiegand - were honored Thursday as "Magnolias Among Us" at the Northeast Georgia History ...

August 04, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cost of federal park passes for seniors to rise significantly

Lifetime senior passes for federal parks, including those run by the Army Corps of Engineers, will be eight times more expensive beginning Aug. 28.

August 04, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


New package store approved in Flowery Branch

A liquor license was OK'd by Flowery Branch City Council Thursday night for the owner of a newly annexed strip shopping center.

August 04, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local yoga teacher brings technique to Uganda

The farthest Emilie Cook had ventured from Gainesville had been the border states of Georgia and excursions to Louisiana and New York.

August 04, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Younger Hall County students will be kept inside during eclipse

While Gainesville and Hall County students are being kept an hour longer to experience the eclipse at school, not all of the students will watch ...

August 03, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Christmas in August brings school supplies to Lyman Hall Elementary

Christmas came in early August for teachers at Lyman Hall Elementary School as they gathered in the media center Wednesday afternoon to pick up school ...

August 03, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Braving the storm: Winter weather tips, contact info

When winter weather hits North Georgia, the proper preparation can help get you through the storm and stay warm and safe. Follow these tips:

January 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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