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Jefferson school officials to tweak bus routes

JEFFERSON - Although school started several months ago, the Jefferson City Schools System Transportation Department continually has to keep a close eye on bus routes.

December 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville, country club may extend contract

City of Gainesville and Chattahoochee Country Club administrators are busy working out the details of a contract that could possibly extend their relationship for 10 more years.

December 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall commissioners delay decisions on parks, tax collections until 2010

The Hall County Board of Commissioners decided to postpone two major decisions until 2010 at the board meeting Thursday evening.

December 10, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Goodwill opens in South Hall to large crowds

OAKWOOD - Dozens of people barreled through the front door Thursday morning at Goodwill of North Georgia's newest location on Mundy Mill Road.

December 10, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dozens arrested in ‘Safe Streets’ roundup

Law officers were out knocking on doors Thursday in frigid predawn temperatures, rousing drug suspects from their beds in a roundup aimed at addressing crimes that affect neighborhood quality of life.

December 10, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


State sales tax system a 'leaky bucket,' Hall administrator says

Hall County officials have asked members of the local delegation to fix the state's sales tax collection system.

December 10, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Dear Big Red: Little Elephants make cards to cheer on team

Celebrating Gainesville High School's trip to the Class AAA football state championship game is a family affair in Gainesville schools.

December 09, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Christmas parties have liabilities

Too much eggnog and driving doesn't mix, and it's not just the driver who can wind up in trouble.

December 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Local retailer ‘rounds up’ donations for area youth

Through Sunday, shoppers at J.C. Penney Co. at Lakeshore Mall are invited to round up their purchases to the nearest whole dollar amount and donate the difference to Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County to support quality after-school programs.

December 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Fireplace may be source of house blaze

A fire in an Old Cornelia Highway home appears to have started in the fireplace, Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell said.

December 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


New Year’s resolution willpower

Did you make a New Year's resolution a year ago that you have managed to keep throughout 2009? Whether it was a vow to get fit, save money or to eliminate bad habits, The Times would like to talk to you for a story on News Year's resolutions. Please contact staff writer Stephen Gurr at 770-718-3428 or sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com.

December 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


New Hoschton council members dig into 2010 budget

HOSCHTON - During their inaugural meeting on Monday, the newest members of the Hoschton City Council wasted no time in addressing two major issues facing the city - the 2010 budget and the city charter.

December 09, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Rain keeps corps from reducing lake level

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had hoped to reduce Lake Lanier's elevation to its winter full pool of 1,070 feet above sea level by Dec. 1.

December 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Quad Oaks residents stuck after rain washes out culvert

FLOWERY BRANCH - All Tami Earl and neighbors at Quad Oaks apartments could do Wednesday was sit and wait.

December 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Charity ball to mark its 58th year

Though a lot has changed in 50 years - cars, clothes, technology - there are still some things that remain the same.

December 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Schools respond to Blue Bell recall

With this week's voluntary recall of all Blue Bell Creameries products, some schools across Georgia faced a choice about removing items from the cafeteria line. But in Hall County and Gainesville, no such dairy quandary exists.

April 22, 2015 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Square plantings showcase new garden

Earth Day got off to a good start in Gainesville on Wednesday as members of the Atlanta Botanical Garden and city representatives gathered in the downtown square to plant flowers and other vegetation.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch equine, cattle expert named Farmer of the Year

A fourth-generation family farmer known across the country for her cattle and equine expertise is Hall County's 2015 Farmer of the Year.

April 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


A world of differences among environmental issues

While environmental issues are more ingrained in the public mind than ever, Earth Day isn't treated with the same level of gravitas in America that it was when first celebrated 45 years ago today, according to some local academics and activists.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Federal aid to offset local costs of ice storm clean up

President Barack Obama has allocated federal aid funding to assist Hall County and other regions affected by an ice storm in mid-February, which toppled trees and knocked out power to tens of thousands of residents.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont Town Council ponders possible alcohol resolution for Nov. 3 ballot

The Clermont Town Council talked Tuesday night about holding a straw poll or nonbinding resolution on whether to allow beer and wine sales on U.S. 129/Cleveland Highway, a major road running through town.

April 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Charter Career students craft sustainable products for market, spa

At Lanier Charter Career Academy, horticulture students grow herbs while cosmetology students work in the school's onsite salon.

April 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Groundbreaking event for new athletic park takes place at Brenau University

Construction is underway on a future Brenau University athletic complex.

April 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County Board of Commissioners considering $61,000 tennis court repair contract

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will consider awarding a $61,000 contract to demolish and rebuild a tennis court in the Village at Deaton Creek subdivision when it meets Thursday night.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville City Council approves lease agreement with Kubota

The Gainesville City Council approved a lease agreement Tuesday with Kubota Manufacturing of America, granting the company access to city-owned land in exchange for site improvements.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Planning group gives its OK to "complete streets"

A group of area planners has given its OK to a policy that requires considering all modes of travel in road construction.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


District attorney drops charge against grieving father

Charges have been officially dropped against a grieving father arrested April 12 for trying to put up safety barriers at his daughter's wreck site.

April 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Local Agenda: Hall planning commission OKs mobile home relocation

The controversial relocation of a mobile home near Lake Lanier was recommended for approval by the Hall County Planning Commission on Monday, with board members expressing sympathy for nearby homeowners while saying their hands are tied.

April 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


US 129 passing lane changing to turn lane Tuesday

Ga. 11/U.S. 129 is scheduled for a face-lift Tuesday.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Child advocates gather for memorial garden dedication

Nineteen years ago, Investigator Gerald Couch began his work on a case involving a 19-month-old beaten and killed by his babysitter.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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