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Ethics code draft gets scrapped

Hall County commissioners decided Thursday to scrap the work they had done on a proposed ethics code after agreeing with its critics that it lacked teeth.

January 15, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Commission chairman talks water, taxes in annual speech

FLOWERY BRANCH - Dismissing moves to resolve the tri-state battle over Lake Lanier's water, Board of Commissioners Chairman Tom Oliver touted in his State of Hall County speech Thursday sped-up plans to build the Glades Farm Reservoir.

January 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Forsyth interested in Glades reservoir

Forsyth County plans to take neighboring Hall County up on an offer to participate in the planning and pursuit of the Glades Farm Reservoir.

January 15, 2010 | Alyssa LaRenzie Times regional staff | Local


EPD fines Gainesville over ’09 sewage overflows

The state's Environmental Protection Division fined the Gainesville Public Utilities Department for unpermitted discharges last year into Limestone Creek and Lake Lanier.

January 14, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Humane society announces kids art contest

The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia is holding its third annual "Be Kind to Animals Week" kids art contest.

January 14, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Icy road led to 2 deaths in Dahlonega

Last week's icy weather directly contributed to the death of two people in Dahlonega, officials said Thursday.

January 14, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jefferson school board holds off on finalizing calendar

JEFFERSON - Instead of approving a calendar for the 2010-11 school year, the Jefferson City Schools Board of Education has postponed taking action for at least another month.

January 14, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Electrical fire destroys North Hall home

A North Hall resident was taken to a hospital as a precaution for minor smoke inhalation from a fire that destroyed his home Thursday.

January 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hoschton dissolves police department to save money

HOSCHTON - Those who live or work in Hoschton will soon have to rely solely on the Jackson County Sheriff's Office for police assistance.

January 14, 2010 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


CareHere clinic saving Gainesville money

The 1-year-old Gainesville CareHere clinic open to city employees and their families has been successful in improving employee health while reducing medical costs, according to city administrators.

January 14, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Haiti quake shocks area church members

Carlton Hicks was shocked by what he saw during a church mission trip in June. Haiti's poverty was absolute and widespread.

January 13, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


County and Gainesville offices will be closed on Monday

Hall County government offices will be closed Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday, and again on Tuesday for a mandatory employee furlough day.

January 13, 2010 | | Local


Man arrested in Braselton shooting incident

A Braselton man has been arrested and charged in the shooting of another man Tuesday night. Kreg Rayburn, 24, was wounded in the leg and foot in the incident. He was listed in stable condition Wednesday morning at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.

January 13, 2010 | | Local


DFCS says that staffing is not an issue

The state agency that oversees the Hall County office of the Division of Family and Children Services strongly disputes a judge's contention that the office has reached near-crisis levels in staffing.

January 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


The IRS is cracking down on tax preparers

Not all tax preparers are created equal, at least according to the IRS.

January 13, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Officials: No major fireworks incidents this July 4

Fire exploded in the sky for hours Saturday night into Sunday morning, but Hall County residents stayed safe beneath the celebratory fireworks.

July 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Company's new Buford home has charm, grace and history

A pair of brass lions lounge at the main entrance of the Bona Allen Mansion.

July 05, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Times staffers put themselves to test

In the kiln of the Georgia summer heat, Sgt. Greg Cochran tried to take my doughy physique and make it into something.

July 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Deputies soon must run, punch, pull to prove they can perform job well

"Get this guy off of you," Sgt. Greg Cochran repeated while positioned behind a punching bag. "He's trying to hurt you."

July 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Agent Orange victims: ‘50 years later, we’re still battling’

The hum of aircraft overhead signaled to American fighters on the ground that another herbicide spraying was on its way.

July 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Property tax: Will you pay more or less?

Few things are as continually contentious in Hall County as reassessments on property values. The issue flared up again last month as the Board of Commissioners debated a budget for the 2016 fiscal year and a possible tax increase.

July 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County welcomes Fourth with parades, pyrotechnics

How to celebrate American Independence?

July 04, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Now legal, fireworks sales go off big in Gainesville

Jason Sillay couldn't keep fireworks on the shelves Saturday.

July 04, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Kindergartener Addi Bales is home and cancer-free

After 32 chemo infusions, 18 blood transfusions, seven tube placements and four surgeries, during a total four months of in-hospital stay, 6-year-old Addi Bales is home and cancer-free.

July 04, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gift puts Brenau ‘over the top’ in equipping labs

With four generations of Clevelands seated in the Brenau Downtown Center in Gainesville, Brenau President Ed Schrader thanked the family for its continued support Friday in funding the physical therapy school.

July 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Ask The Times: Texts to 911 not available in Hall County

Can you send a text or picture to the Hall County 911 Emergency Communication Center? How about other 911 Emergency Communication Centers across the country, maybe in bigger cities?

July 03, 2015 | | Local


Patriotism braves the storm at annual concert

A day of rain wasn't enough to stop visitors from enjoying the sounds of freedom Friday night as the Northwinds Symphonic Band's annual Patriotic Pops concert.

July 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Area Iraq veteran struggles to get VA appointment

Chris Dorsey likes woodworking. He loses himself in the familiar motions of shaving, carving and sanding along the grain. The fresh-cut wood is intoxicating. The scent steadies his mind.

July 03, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Pizza shop workers get help with car damage

Mellow Mushroom on Green Street in Gainesville held a fundraiser Friday for its employees whose vehicles were damaged last weekend by an oak tree that fell in the parking lot.

July 03, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Storms could fizzle the sizzle this holiday

For those looking to celebrate the Fourth of July outdoors: bring an umbrella.

July 03, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


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