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Commissioners vote for Nopone Road library

Despite objections from Clermont residents, the Hall County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 Thursday to build the North Hall library at Nopone Road.

February 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Protest held outside detention center

About 50 people gathered outside an immigration detention center in midtown Gainesville Thursday to protest immigration policies they said lead to broken families and undue hardships for working people.

February 25, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Woman sentenced for stealing from Hall County

A Gainesville woman pleaded guilty this week to stealing more than $6,000 from the Hall County Tax Commissioner's office while employed there in 2006.

February 25, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


H1N1 down during flu’s ‘peak season’

Health experts predicted that the H1N1 season would peak in January or February, but so far that hasn't happened.

February 25, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Jackson County officials aim to put new sales tax on ballot this year

JEFFERSON - If things go as planned, Jackson County voters will have the opportunity to approve a new special purpose local option sales tax during elections in July.

February 25, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Academy's students, parents celebrate diversity through food, entertainment

More than 300 Lakeview Academy students, family and staff were treated to an intercultural culinary celebration Thursday night.

February 25, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Gainesville Councilwoman clears air on skateboarding ordinance

Gainesville's City Council will make its final decision regarding an ordinance banning skateboarding on sidewalks and public squares Tuesday, but before they do, Councilwoman Myrtle Figueras wants to make sure residents understand the meaning of the ordinance.

February 25, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Elrod Road closed today for repairs

Elrod Road in North Hall will be closed to traffic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

February 24, 2010 | | Local


Two charged in home burglary

Two Hall County men were arrested this week in connection with a Feb. 17 burglary on Huntcliff Drive in Flowery Branch, Hall County Sheriff's Col. Jeff Strickland said.

February 24, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Police searching for man linked to fiery fatal crash

Gwinnett County Police investigators are looking for a man they say may have contributed to a fiery fatal crash early Sunday morning on Interstate 985.

February 24, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Sheriff’s officials investigate dog fighting

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is investigating possible dog fighting activity after the carcass of a pit bull was discovered Wednesday on a Tulip Drive lot in Gainesville.

February 24, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Teen’s health condition leads him to video game

It makes perfect sense that someone would wish himself inside a fantasy world.

February 24, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Job hunt may get harder before it improves

It's been four months since Todd Woll had what he would call a decent job.

February 24, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Flowery Branch City Council to set priorities at retreat

New Flowery Branch City Council members are about to go back to school.

February 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgial College & State University’s Army ROTC battalion named one of nation’s top 8

For North Georgia College & State University's Reserve Officers' Training Corps, 2010 is off to a great start.

February 24, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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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


Health insurance rates could climb significantly

Health insurance policyholders might see premium increases as high as 38 percent next year, a Gainesville insurance executive told a Gainesville audience Tuesday.

August 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville drug treatment center pays $20K in civil settlement

A Gainesville narcotic treatment program will pay $20,000 to settle allegations in federal court about not keeping complete and accurate records of the drugs ...

August 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Grimes guilty on all charges in attempted robbery, shooting

A Lawrenceville man was convicted Monday on all charges of entering a Gainesville apartment in October 2013 and holding a woman at gunpoint.

August 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hoschton man fights to restore vision after fireworks accident

It was the Fourth of July, and Joel Porter and his friends decided to shoot off some of the new fireworks only recently allowed to ...

August 24, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Sawnee EMC announces 4-month period of lower rates

Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation announced Monday a change that should lower bills for most of its customers through the end of the year.

August 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


History center set to honor three ‘legacies’ on Thursday

The Northeast Georgia History Center is honoring three area businessmen as "local legacies" in its annual Taste of History Luncheon.

August 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man sentenced to life in prison for Father's Day revenge killing

Father's Day meant revenge for Saul Castillo. It was a day 31 years in the making.

August 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


School boards review E-SPLOST referendum

The wording of a referendum on a one-cent sales tax that could raise as much as $195 million is being reviewed by the local school ...

August 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Medical co-pays, premiums rising for Hall employees

Hall County employees will soon be paying higher co-pays and premiums for health care coverage, with some increases designed to drive workers to use the ...

August 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Cheek becomes latest candidate to enter Gainesville Ward 3 council race

André Cheek announced Monday that she is joining the race for the Gainesville City Council Ward 3 seat currently held by Myrtle Figueras.

August 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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