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Concerns rise about charter school funding

A metro Atlanta issue has found its way to the back steps of area schoolhouses.

October 25, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Eagle Ranch opens a new lodge for its ‘family’

FLOWERY BRANCH - One of Eagle Ranch's newest buildings started as a drawing on the back of a napkin.

October 25, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Aging Oakwood shopping center gets face-lift

OAKWOOD - The 20-year-old Merchants Crossing Shopping Center off Mundy Mill Road is getting an updated look, with the company that operates the center hoping new and upcoming area road improvements will stir up business.

October 25, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Orthodontist fights back this Halloween

Every kid knows treats are the best part of Halloween.

October 25, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Braselton, Jefferson get federal grants

Grant money from the Appalachian Regional Commission will help fund two local community improvement projects, one in Braselton and one in Jefferson, according to an Oct. 16 news release.

October 25, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Helipad policy up in the air

Home helipads may seem more at home in a movie than in Hall County, but the Hall County Board of Commissioners is considering adding regulations in the zoning code for private airfields.

October 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Humane Society celebrates its new name, mission

Sure, they may bark and be a little too hyper every now and then, but there is a special bond between a dog and its owner that is impossible to describe.

October 24, 2009 | BY Jennifer Messer jmesser@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Lake group’s annual meeting set for Tuesday

The 1071 Coalition is pressing ahead with its second annual meeting Tuesday at Lake Lanier Islands despite a last-minute shuffle in keynote speakers.

October 24, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Indian Festival honors heritage through dance, crafts

Two months before his lung cancer diagnosis in 2006, Paul Eddy pondered holding an annual festival in Hall County celebrating Native American traditions.

October 24, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia man agrees to return $2 million

Covington - A former Covington resident entered a guilty plea Friday and agreed to pay $2 million to local investors who accused him of luring them into a complicated Ponzi scheme.

October 24, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


High Museum gets 300 works of art

Atlanta - The High Museum of Art has acquired 300 new works recently, including the museum's first paintings by Pierre Auguste Renoir.

October 24, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


Fire damages Ga. chicken plant

Perry - Houston County officials say heated tar from a roof repair started a fire at a chicken processing plant near Perry.

October 24, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


County’s 17th rabies case confirmed

Hall County - Gainesville-Hall Animal Control has confirmed the county's 17th rabies case of the year after contact between a rabid skunk and a dog on Thursdays in the Shoal Creek Road area.

October 24, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Police seek 2 men from morning armed robbery

Gainesville - Gainesville police are looking for two men who tried to rob a business owner at gunpoint Friday morning.

October 24, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Walkers in Breast Cancer 3-Day fundraiser start journey at Lake Lanier Islands

One person is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes in the United States.

October 24, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Habersham Sheriff’s Office settles with family of toddler burned in raid

The Habersham County government reached a settlement agreement with the family of a toddler critically injured by a flash grenade in May.

April 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall jobless rate down to 4.9 percent, still best in Georgia

Hall County continues to lead the state in putting people into jobs.

April 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lack of foster families leads to temporary hotel housing for few children

In the first three months of 2015, more than a handful of Hall County foster care kids with the Division of Family and Children Services spent an average of two nights in a hotel.

April 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Rally raises awareness about suicide among veterans

"I know that lonely, dark feeling," said Chris Dorsey, an Iraq War veteran from Winder.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge & Bar: Butterfly release Friday for National Victims’ Rights Week

Capping off the week honoring crime victims, the Hall County Solicitor's Office and District Attorney's Office will hold its annual butterfly release at 11 a.m. Friday.

April 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gateway to Hope set for Friday

Gateway Domestic Violence Center will put on a fundraiser Friday evening at the Chattahoochee Country Club featuring cocktails, heavy hors d'oeuvres and an extensive silent auction.

April 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Schools respond to Blue Bell recall

With this week's voluntary recall of all Blue Bell Creameries products, some schools across Georgia faced a choice about removing items from the cafeteria line. But in Hall County and Gainesville, no such dairy quandary exists.

April 22, 2015 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Square plantings showcase new garden

Earth Day got off to a good start in Gainesville on Wednesday as members of the Atlanta Botanical Garden and city representatives gathered in the downtown square to plant flowers and other vegetation.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch equine, cattle expert named Farmer of the Year

A fourth-generation family farmer known across the country for her cattle and equine expertise is Hall County's 2015 Farmer of the Year.

April 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


A world of differences among environmental issues

While environmental issues are more ingrained in the public mind than ever, Earth Day isn't treated with the same level of gravitas in America that it was when first celebrated 45 years ago today, according to some local academics and activists.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Federal aid to offset local costs of ice storm clean up

President Barack Obama has allocated federal aid funding to assist Hall County and other regions affected by an ice storm in mid-February, which toppled trees and knocked out power to tens of thousands of residents.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont Town Council ponders possible alcohol resolution for Nov. 3 ballot

The Clermont Town Council talked Tuesday night about holding a straw poll or nonbinding resolution on whether to allow beer and wine sales on U.S. 129/Cleveland Highway, a major road running through town.

April 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Charter Career students craft sustainable products for market, spa

At Lanier Charter Career Academy, horticulture students grow herbs while cosmetology students work in the school's onsite salon.

April 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Groundbreaking event for new athletic park takes place at Brenau University

Construction is underway on a future Brenau University athletic complex.

April 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County Board of Commissioners considering $61,000 tennis court repair contract

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will consider awarding a $61,000 contract to demolish and rebuild a tennis court in the Village at Deaton Creek subdivision when it meets Thursday night.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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