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Gainesville scraps garbage plan for now

Gainesville City Council has trashed - at least for now - a plan to move to curbside pickup.

April 01, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville may raise fines for some parking violations

Illegally parked residents may be paying much stiffer fines for their transgressions if the City Council approves an ordinance proposed Thursday.

April 01, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Georgia will appeal Magnuson's water ruling

Georgia has asked a federal appeals panel to overturn the landmark ruling that threatens to restrict water supply to metro Atlanta - a move that was not a surprise to local officials.

April 01, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Suspects arraigned in man’s death

Four people accused of helping a Cumming man end his life in 2008 pleaded not guilty to the charges Thursday morning.

April 01, 2010 | Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Census bus aims to educate and entertain

The U.S. Census bus will be rolling into Hall County on Saturday, and local officials are rolling out the red carpet with an afternoon filled with activities.

April 01, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Flowery Branch looking at planning grant

Flowery Branch could begin exploring with neighboring South Hall cities the possibility of getting some planning money under a new federal program.

April 01, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Firefighters check Hall County hydrants in biannual ritual

You know it's springtime when the fire hydrants are being checked.

April 01, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville council upholds denial of license

The Gainesville City Council on Thursday upheld a decision by the city's Municipal Court to deny the owners of a Shell station on Monroe Drive a license to sell alcohol.

April 01, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Census forms are due in the mail today

Have you mailed in your census form?

March 31, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch High School students construct a 7-year-old’s dream playhouse

When Olga Riano bought the raffle ticket, she had in her mind the perfect place for the grand prize, a life-size playhouse.

March 31, 2010 | Kristen Morales | Local


Boy suffers broken leg after being hit by truck

The Georgia State Patrol said Wednesday that no charges will be filed against the mother of a toddler who was hit Tuesday by a truck she was operating.

March 31, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Soldier returns home to house gutted by fire

Fire has destroyed the home of a soldier returning home from Afghanistan.

March 31, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Kids, seniors get a kick out of Easter egg hunt

The Lanier Village Estates on Wednesday got a head start on Easter by inviting the kids from Challenged Child and Friends over for an Easter egg hunt.

March 31, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Forsyth demotes lead fire investigator

Following nearly a month's suspension, Forsyth County's former fire marshal has been demoted and issued a warning.

March 31, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Jefferson council debates cutting department director post

JEFFERSON - An impromptu discussion has brought the attention of Jefferson officials to the city's Public Works director position.

March 31, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Rabid fox found in East Hall

A fox found near Candler Road tested positive for rabies after its contact with a dog.

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Access remains tricky as more patients register for cannabis oil

It's one thing to legally possess cannabis oil for the treatment of eight approved medical conditions. It's another thing to acquire it in ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Investigators search for cause in lake home fire

Hall County Fire Services investigators spent Tuesday night and Wednesday trying to discover the cause of a fire destroying a 5,000-square-foot home on Lake ...

August 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


SEC Banter: Tips to enjoy college football season

Summer's loosening grip and early hints of fall signal several important events: A return to routine, lengthened shadows cast by soaring Southern pines, and ...

August 26, 2015 | By Ben Prevost For The Times | Local


Negotiations for Gateway land underway

Negotiations to sell a prized lot at the Gateway Industrial Centre off Ga. 365 are moving swiftly, with the Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority ...

August 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ad valorem tax rates to remain at 7 percent through 2018

Rates for the title ad valorem tax added in 2013 will remain at 7 percent through 2018.

August 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lanier Treatment Center responds to fine, DEA oversight

Administrators of a Gainesville narcotic treatment program responded Wednesday to concerns that methadone was leaving the door unchecked.

August 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


New restrictions on fireworks coming to Gainesville, Hall

Now that fireworks are legal in Georgia, Hall County is moving to prohibit shooting them off in local parks.

August 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Race focus of meeting at church Thursday

The Newtown Florist Club will meet with local law enforcement Thursday for a community conversation on racial profiling and interactions with police.

August 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Fire destroys lake home in Hidden Harbor

A blaze destroyed a large lake home Tuesday night in Hidden Harbor subdivision on Lake Lanier.

August 25, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Spout Springs ‘wellness champion’ leading state, district in health

Tom Adam knows the lunch line isn't the only place kids get nourishment at school.

August 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Library system stifled on passport program

The Hall County Library System has been "stonewalled" by federal officials in its effort to launch a passport program.

August 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local investment professional weighs in on stock market fall

Local investment professional Bob Willis has a message for anybody watching the stock market's steep decline over the past several weeks.

August 25, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Chattahoochee plan stokes fear downstream from Atlanta

WHITESBURG - State environmental officials will vote Wednesday to allow less Chattahoochee River water, at times, to flow below Atlanta, a proposal that angers downstream communities ...

August 25, 2015 | By Dan Chapman Associated Press | Local


Hall County deputy strikes ambulance

A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy in pursuit of a suspect struck an ambulance Friday on Valley Creek in South Hall, leading to no ...

August 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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