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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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Slideshow: Images from Arts Council's Black and White Ball fundraiser

Arts lovers gathered Saturday night to support the arts at the annual Black and White Ball fundraiser for the Arts Council at the Smithgall Arts ...

April 16, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Bear on the Square offers sights, sounds of mountain life

DAHLONEGA - Whether you're a young 'un or an oldie but a goodie, the Bear on the Square Mountain Festival has something to offer.

April 16, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Drone bill awaits Deal's approval

April 16, 2016 | | Local


You heard it here: Burrell, Wallace shared childhood in Winder

Before they became two of the most well-known women in Gainesville, Carol Burrell and Jackie Wallace were friends growing up near Winder.

April 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Riggy’s Sports Grill bringing big screens, family games to Gainesville

Gainesville native George Arnett knows about building a restaurant, and after years in the business throughout the state, he's bringing a new one to ...

April 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Home of champions: Red Elephants celebrate title seasons at memorable ballpark

Ivey-Watson Field has been a home for champions to Gainesville High school baseball teams for three decades, and the school honored both in a ceremony ...

April 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County litter cleanup event rescheduled for April 22

The Hall County Government Spring Cleaning Project, postponed from April 1 by inclement weather, has been rescheduled for April 22.

April 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall’s crime victims remembered at annual ceremony

Decades after their cases were closed, Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh has kept in contact with some crime victims who are now in ...

April 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Driver killed after single-vehicle crash in West Hall

A Gainesville man died after being ejected from a truck on a West Hall roadway, authorities said.

April 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville-based funeral home looking to operate at Braselton wedding venue

A Gainesville funeral home owner is asking for a rezoning in Braselton to allow his business to operate in the popular special events venue, the ...

April 15, 2016 | LeAnne Akin | Local


The Times, AccessWDUN partner to present town hall for US House candidates

The Times and AccessWDUN are joining forces to sponsor a town hall meeting in May to allow residents to ask questions of the five men ...

April 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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