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Need help with heat bill? Apply for aid

Households may apply for assistance with their home heating bills beginning on Dec. 1. One-time payments will be made with checks issued to the home energy suppliers on behalf of all eligible households.

November 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch mulls Buford firm’s TAD request

Flowery Branch City Council is set to vote Wednesday on whether to approve a tax allocation district reimbursement request for the developer of a planned $15 million downtown project.

November 16, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Church aims to spread Christmas cheer around the world

It's not even Thanksgiving, but Lakewood Baptist Church is hoping people will do a little Christmas shopping this week for a child across the world.

November 16, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Plaintiff: Novelist destroyed evidence

Questions of whether Haywood Smith defamed her childhood acquaintance in her 2003 novel took a backseat Monday to discussions about whether the author of "The Red Hat Club" intentionally destroyed evidence pertinent to the lawsuit against her.

November 16, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County, Oakwood at odds over proposed annexation

Hall County and the city of Oakwood will take their dispute over annexation into arbitration next month.

November 16, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville may use DOT funds to fix roads

The Gainesville City Council will consider accepting funds from the state Department of Transportation's Local Assistance Road Program today.

November 16, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Electrical short caused minor fire at Fair Street school

Firefighters have responded to a small electrical fire at Fair Street Elementary School in Gainesville.

Preliminary reports are that an electrical outlet at the school caught fire.

November 16, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Weather hampers Braselton road project

Rainy weather has delayed a private-public effort to revamp roads in the Duncan Corners area of Braselton in South Hall.

November 15, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Soldiers headed to Afghanistan

The community will gather Tuesday at Riverside Military Academy to honor a group of soldiers departing for Afghanistan.

November 15, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


New Holland principal settling into her new role

Pam Wood never planned on becoming an elementary school principal. In fact, the former banker said she didn't realize teaching was her calling until she stumbled upon her passion for education as a Sunday school teacher.

November 15, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Pharmacy offers help with remembering medication

If you are constantly forgetting which medication you are supposed to take after lunch and which one you need before bed, Dixie City Pharmacy may have a solution for you.

November 15, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Barrow school system responds to teacher’s lawsuit

WINDER - The Barrow County School District filed a response last week to the petition for a writ of mandamus submitted by former Apalachee High School teacher Ashley Payne earlier this month.

November 15, 2009 | By Carmen Peterson Times regional staff | Local


Education center named after longtime Hall resident

Ada Mae Ivester marked her 80th birthday on Sunday by learning that the new education center at the Northeast Georgia History Center has been named in her honor.

November 15, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


A lot can happen in 7 minutes

Lynn Egan had not been a Hall County resident for even one day when she had her first encounter with emergency response.

November 15, 2009 | Melissa Weinman and Ashley Fielding mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com and afielding@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Lanier Charter Career Academy cooks up job opportunities

Frying pans, knives and whisks will be the learning tools of students who enroll in courses next fall at Hall County's forthcoming classroom.

November 15, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Local business owner announces candidacy for Gainesville City Council

Gainesville resident Zack Thompson announced Wednesday that he will run against incumbent Bob Hamrick for the Ward 2 seat on the Gainesville City Council this fall.

May 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge & Bar: Accused in taxi cab slaying file for judge recusal, separate trials

Five people indicted in the death of a Taxi El Palmar driver filed motions recently related to a new judge presiding over the case and to have separate trials.

May 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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


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