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Gainesville officials debate city employees’ benefits

Gainesville employees may be receiving too much when it comes to vacation and sick leave, council members said Thursday morning.

December 02, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Clermont withdraws appeal of library ruling

The town of Clermont has decided to withdraw its appeal of the ruling in the North Hall library lawsuit.

December 02, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Utility employees may get additional sewer, water duties

Gainesville's public utilities staff could take on new responsibilities in January when it comes to adding sewer and water extensions to the city's system.

December 02, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Area tourism sites get $18K in state grants

Two North Georgia tourism sites will add new employees and complete much-awaited projects thanks to nearly $18,000 in state grant money they were awarded in November.

December 02, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Schofield to head transition team

As John Barge, state school superintendent-elect, transitions to office this January, he'll have some help from Hall County.

December 02, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Festival of Trees to benefit school for disabled

If you haven't started your holiday decorating, you may want to make plans to attend the annual Festival of Trees on Saturday.

December 02, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Grant money helps Gainesville police buy bulletproof vests

Thanks to some federal dollars, Gainesville's police officers will stay safe while on duty for several years to come.

December 02, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall sheriff's office still waiting to speak to shooting victim

The Hall County Sheriff's Office hasn't been able to speak yet to the 19-year-old victim of a shooting at his South Hall home.

December 02, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Hall to submit grievances on unnecessary laws in state

With a new legislative session on the horizon, county governments are preparing their wish lists.

December 02, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Recent rain raises Lake Lanier by nearly 9 inches

Lake Lanier is up nearly 9 inches since Monday, thanks to steady and occasional hard rain this week.

December 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Deal to discuss key issues with Obama

Gov.-elect Nathan Deal is traveling to Washington, D.C., today to meet with President Barack Obama and other incoming governors at the White House.

December 01, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville police honored for Hispanic community work

Gainesville police officers were recently recognized for reaching out across the community, especially to Hispanic residents.

November 30, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Officials dedicate Gainesville public safety complex

It seemed like every Gainesville official was at the public safety complex dedication on Tuesday afternoon.

November 30, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Oakwood tax bills going out today

Oakwood residents should begin to see property tax bills in the mail.

November 30, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Weekend fundraisers to benefit cancer victims

Two women battling cancer stand to benefit from fundraisers this weekend.

November 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Clermont town councilman resigns from post

Clermont Town Councilman Eric Thomas resigned Tuesday, meaning another stretch without a full council is on the way for the North Hall town.

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local lawmakers voice understanding but disappointment in Deal's campus carry veto

Gov. Nathan Deal has blocked a push to allow anyone with a permit to carry concealed handguns on Georgia campuses.

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Stowe, Phillips in primary battle for County Commission District 4 seat

Incumbent Jeff Stowe will face Troy Phillips in the Hall County Commission District 4 Republican primary this month, with the winner facing Democratic challenger Angela ...

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


50 jobs to be cut as Cargill closes part of Gainesville operations

Some 50 jobs at Cargill's Gainesville plant will be phased out over 15-18 months as ownership in the company's Dressings, Sauces and Mayonnaise ...

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Temporary hiring OK’d for critical needs in Gainesville government

Hoping to maintain service levels when an employee abruptly leaves, Gainesville City Manager Bryan Lackey has been given the authority to approve temporary hiring for ...

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lights Ferry Connector now open in Flowery Branch

For years, downtown Flowery Branch may have been quaint, but it wasn't necessarily motorist-friendly.

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


McEver Arts Academy lockdown incident results in warning for father

A man was taken into custody Tuesday at McEver Arts Academy when a "domestic dispute of some kind" erupted, according to Hall Superintendent Will Schofield.

May 03, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall, Gainesville middle and high schools rank above average on state scores

Hall County and Gainesville middle and high schools scored above the state average while elementary schools scored below in the fourth College and Career Readiness ...

May 03, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Camp Merrill plans water jump May 11 at War Hill Park in Dawson

If you see soldiers jumping from helicopters into Lake Lanier next week, don't worry, there's no emergency.

May 03, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Deal signs bill changing standardized testing measures

May 03, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Part of Wilshire trail closed this week for replacement

A portion of the trail at Wilshire Trails Park will be closed Wednesday through Friday as it is replaced.

May 03, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gailey, Higgins vying to be chairman of Hall Board of Commissioners

The chair of the Hall County Board of Commissioners has just one vote, worth the same as other members, but the role does call for ...

May 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville school board debates how to receive public comments

Gainesville City Schools will continue to hear comments from residents who sign up to speak at meetings and will do that earlier in its meetings ...

May 02, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Johnson opens sensory garden for youngsters

A lady bug tire and a frog tire help youngsters learn about senses at the new "sensory garden" at Johnson High School.

May 02, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


State Patrol: No drugs, alcohol suspected in crash that killed 4 UGA students

No one was believed to be impaired in a fatal wreck Wednesday involving five University of Georgia students and a Demorest woman, according to Georgia ...

May 02, 2016 | | Local


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