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Hall votes to have Home Development administer $2.3 million grant

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted 3-1 to allow Home Development Resources Inc. to administer a federal housing grant in a special called meeting this morning.

July 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Former Gainesville police dog trainer denies improper use of shock collar

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating police dog training methods used by former Gainesville police officer and senior K-9 handler Angel Vargas to determine whether his alleged technique of using a shock collar on an aggressive dog's genitals could be criminal.

July 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Local officials don't know how much flu-fighting federal funds they'll receive

Extra funding to prepare for the upcoming flu season would be welcome, but local officials say they are not making any plans just yet.

July 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lower gas prices delight government budget officials

Dropping gas prices may be the best fiscal news that local government services have heard lately.

July 14, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Praise continues to pour in for the late James Mathis Sr.

Tributes continued to pour in Monday for James Mathis Sr., the longtime Hall County businessman who died Sunday at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.

July 14, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lumpkin officials discover suspected meth lab

A Lumpkin County Sheriff's Office deputy discovered what is believed to be one of the largest methamphetamine labs in the state after responding to a call this weekend.

July 13, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


First regional road stimulus project starts Monday in White County

Construction is set to begin Monday on the first highway project funded through federal stimulus money in Northeast Georgia.

July 13, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Buford man faces rape, child molestation charges

Buford resident Kevin Charles New was arrested for rape and child molestation and is in custody at the Hall County Detention Center, according to a Hall County Sheriff's Office news release.

July 13, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Organizers say camp smaller due to economy, but it still has its spark

Line of movement, preparation, pretty lines - not the words you'd normally equate with slapping someone.

July 13, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Some state funds may be available for Jefferson road work

JEFFERSON - The city of Jefferson will have to look a little closer to home to cover the costs of some road projects.

July 13, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Jefferson road work will force traffic rerouting

If you normally travel along John B. Brooks Road in Jefferson to reach U.S. 129 or Ga. 332, you will want to find an alternate route beginning Friday.

July 13, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood's La Parrilla gets to keep alcohol license

OAKWOOD - La Parrilla will get to continue operating with an alcohol license but not before getting some admonition from Oakwood City Council on Monday night.

July 13, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riverkeeper follows through with lawsuit

CUMMING - An environmental watchdog group has followed through on its pledge to sue the city of Cumming.

July 12, 2009 | By Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Local


Rare fish make a home in Northeast Georgia

Officials with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are turning their attention to 23 endangered and threatened species in the Southeast.

July 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Life on Cash Road, Credit Drive raises eyebrows

It's the big punchline in Joel Trigg's household.

July 12, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Officials: West Hall Middle administrators manipulated test data

Two former administrators at West Hall Middle School were censured for manipulating Adequate Yearly Progress numbers in 2010, officials confirmed this month.

October 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Class Notes: UNG partners with neurological facility

Students at the University of North Georgia will soon have internship opportunities at a special facility for patients with neurological disorders.

October 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Talk of merging Hall, Gainesville governments reignites

The idea to merge the Hall County and Gainesville governments has been floating around for decades but is now taking on new life.

October 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


$750K grant to fund Department of Juvenile Justice service program

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice received a $750,000 federal grant for a re-entry program, with the intent to have a pilot program identified by next month.

October 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall trail plans get second wind

As a lifetime bicyclist and co-owner of a Gainesville bicycle store, Nathan O'Neill more than welcomes the idea of a developed network of area trails.

October 19, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


No one hurt in Atlanta Highway house fire

No one was injured in house fire Sunday evening on Atlanta Highway in Gainesville, fire officials said.

October 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville center to provide counseling for abused boys

Nearly one in 10 children will be sexually abused by the time they turn 18.

October 19, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Cagle faces challenge from Democrat Stokes in quest for 3rd term

Georgia's competitive races for governor and U.S. Senate have dominated media coverage in the run-up to the general election Nov. 4, overshadowing other contests.

October 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pay is main morale issue for Gainesville firefighters

Inadequate pay for Gainesville firefighters is causing attrition within the department and costing city taxpayers dearly, according to multiple sources in the fire department.

October 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Wind keeps balloon festival grounded Saturday

Saturday was a bit too breezy for the hot air balloons to fly during the fifth annual Harvest Balloon Festival at Sterling on the Lake in Flowery Branch, but that didn't stop the fun. Wind and weather permitting, the balloons will try again beginning at 8 a.m. today.

October 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Poor give more in Hall County

Despite their deeper wallets, wealthier Georgians give less to charity than their lower-income neighbors, a study shows.

October 19, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


From foster to forever: Some parents seek adoption

With big dreams come the possibility of worst nightmares.

October 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Where do we go from here?

October 19, 2014 | BY NICK WATSON and BEKAH PORTER | Local


Hall County officials questions learning in the age of assessment

For Will Schofield, the question about testing is not whether it has value, but when enough is enough.

October 19, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Kids sample the spooky side of nature at Elachee

Darth Vader and an armed storm trooper talk to a ninja turtle as Dorothy passes by in glittery red slippers.

October 18, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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