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Weather slows Hoschton Park progress

Construction on Hoschton Park in western Jackson County has been slowed somewhat by the rainy weather in September and October, county officials said.

November 25, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Families of deployed guardsmen grateful despite being alone for the holidays

Feeling upbeat, let alone thankful, on one of the calendar's most family-oriented holidays would seem especially tough for loved ones of military family members serving in a war zone abroad.

November 25, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Giving from the heart for a Gainesville tradition

Want to make the holidays a little brighter for someone in need?

November 25, 2009 | By Nicki Price For The Times | Local


Got old stuff? Don’t toss it; donate it

As you are sprucing up your home for the holidays and thinking about getting rid of that old sofa or set of dishes, you may want to think about giving those items a second chance.

November 25, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville Motel to be torn down

Over the years, the Gainesville Motel has played host to celebrities like Paul Newman and Barbara Mandrell.

November 25, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


State settles fatal trooper wreck

The state of Georgia has reached an out-of-court settlement with the family of a motorcyclist killed in a 2008 collision with a state patrol car in Lumpkin County.

November 25, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Don’t forget safety rules while fixing holiday feast

Thanksgiving Day is not even 24 hours away and it is officially crunch time for chefs everywhere.

November 24, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Cold turkey: Cool air moves in for Thanksgiving

Jack Frost may be nipping at your nose as you head to spend Thanksgiving Day with family and friends or join thousands of others seeking Black Friday shopping deals later this week.

November 24, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


New tree, same Love Lights

When Northeast Georgia Medical Center flips the switch Dec. 7 on the Love Light tree, it will mark the 30th year of the fundraising program that has raised $1.6 million for hospice.

November 24, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Waste disposal owner takes White County to court

The legal claim by the owner of a White County septic waste disposal facility that he has a constitutional right to spray his property with human waste is "laughable," county officials said in court filings this week.

November 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Arson suspected in house fire

A vacant house off Atlanta Highway burned Tuesday night, and firefighters suspect the blaze was intentionally set. No one was injured.

November 24, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Check your wheels before you travel this holiday weekend

The countdown to the official Thanksgiving travel period is on.

November 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hospice workers seek to brighten the holiday season

James Pierce is quite the charmer.

November 24, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville's new downtown parking deck is open

Gainesville's new downtown parking deck is officially open.

November 24, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Group that worked to defeat North Hall connector routes not going away

Four proposed routes for the Northern Connector have gone away, but the Lake Lanier Community Preservation Association hasn't budged.

November 23, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Teen driver sentenced in crash that killed North Forsyth student

The teenage driver in a single-vehicle wreck that killed a rising North Forsyth High School senior last June faces five years in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree vehicular homicide.

May 20, 2015 | Kayla Robins Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville’s Serra earns certification from UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government

Alicia Serra earned local finance officer certification in the first quarter of 2015 through the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government's financial management training program.

May 20, 2015 | | Local


Department of Labor hosting Wrigley recruiting event

The Georgia Department of Labor will host a recruiting event next week to help Wrigley Manufacturing Company hire a number of workers for its plant in Flowery Branch.

May 20, 2015 | | Local


Online records, interpreters at center of courthouse budget requests

In the basement of the Hall County Courthouse, clerks go through anywhere between 8,500 and 9,000 files on cases in a month.

May 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Chicopee golf director let go amid financial woes

Deteriorating conditions and dwindling revenues have prompted officials at the Chicopee Woods Golf Course to lay off the director of golf, take ownership of the pro shop and consider a shakeup of members on an oversight committee in an effort to get the ball back on the green.

May 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch moves forward on plans for new city hall

With Flowery Branch Mayor Mike Miller calling it the "second most important date" the city has had after becoming home base for the Atlanta Falcons, council members approved the very first steps of developing a new city hall location.

May 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville Council formally adopts 2016 budget

Gainesville City Council formally adopted a $30.7 million general fund spending plan for the 2016 fiscal year Tuesday night.

May 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Kids create Northeast Georgia History Center activities for their peers

Young visitors to the Northeast Georgia History Center will now have activities made just for them, including scavenger hunts, scrapbooks, picture guides and more.

May 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Eyes on the Road: Work planned soon along I-85 Express Lane

The Georgia Department of Transportation and the State Road and Tollway Authority are planning safety improvements on the Interstate 85 Express Lane in the coming weeks.

May 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville city manager announces resignation

Gainesville City Council members said they have big shoes to fill after City Manager Kip Padgett announced his resignation Tuesday night.

May 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville school board recognizes retirees

Eighteen of Gainesville City Schools' employees were recognized Tuesday as their service to the school system comes to an end.

May 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Integration-era Gainesville High School principal dies at age 81

Gainesville High School's principal during integration and a beloved figure who was involved in community service long past retirement has died.

May 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville to approve budget, tax rates Tuesday

Gainesville City Council will formally approve its 2016 fiscal year budget when it meets Tuesday night, and also set property tax rates for the coming year.

May 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oakwood city manager at top of field

Colleagues, friends and family members of Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown gathered on May 11 to recognize him for being named as one of 2015's top 10 public works leaders by the American Public Works Association.

May 18, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Lula council denies rezoning request for baseball center

Lula City Council unanimously voted down a proposed rezoning Monday night that would have allowed for a baseball training center in an otherwise agriculturally zoned area.

May 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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