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Gainesville planning board backs standards for group homes

Gainesville's Planning and Appeals Board on Tuesday voted to recommend that the City Council approve a number of changes to the city's Unified Land Development Code.

November 11, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Woman prepares rally for soldiers at church

A sergeant in the military once told Hall County resident Becky Pratt that the worst feeling to experience after arriving at an overseas deployment is "that you've been forgotten."

November 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Veterans share common bonds

Today on Veterans Day, veterans both young and old will pause to reflect on their service and those who fought before them.

November 11, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


United Way more than halfway to raising $1.87 million

The United Way of Hall County has three more months to meet its $1.87 million goal.

November 11, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


As World War II veterans fade into history, their memories continue

A Sunday event bringing together veterans organizations from Hall County had plenty of World War II items on display but no veterans from that era to talk about them.

November 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials say duplex fire might be accident

A fire in a duplex on East Main Street displaced two families and killed five pets Tuesday, according to Hall County Fire officials.

November 11, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Defamation suit over book comes to trial

Author Haywood Smith smiled Tuesday when her attorney said parts of her book read like scenes from the 50's-era television series "I Love Lucy."

November 11, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


RADAR: Check out local weather conditions

November 10, 2009 | | Local


Rain continues tonight; another 2 inches possible

UPDATE:

November 10, 2009 | Mitch Clarke | Local


Connector plan meets dead end

Routes that would have placed the Northern Connector through the properties of homeowners near Lake Lanier have been scrapped by the Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization.

November 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall commissioners debate giving local businesses advantage with bids

The Hall County Board of Commissioners still is looking at ways to give local businesses a leg up in the county's competitive bidding process.

November 10, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Proposed schedule change worries Hall teachers

Educators past and present weighed in on the advantages and disadvantages of block scheduling at the Hall County school board meeting on Monday.

November 10, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Lanier Tech reaches out to adult students

Juan Escamilla stopped going to school 22 years ago.

November 10, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Workshop details grants, loans for affordable housing

The Newtown Community Land Trust and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs are hosting a Georgia Dream Single Family Development Program event Thursday.

November 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Resurfacing to begin on Ga. 365

Work is set to begin Wednesday night on resurfacing of Ga. 365 from Ga. 369 to Ga. 52 funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in Hall County.

November 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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Hall officials mulling cities’ role in McEver repairs

It looks like it's back to square one with McEver Road repairs.

May 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Report: Lake Lanier boating death result of boat striking rocks

A motorboat striking rocks March 15 in Lake Lanier forced a Buford couple out of the vessel and killed a 29-year-old passenger, according to a Georgia Department of Natural Resources report.

May 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville school board eyeing $64 million budget for 2016

The Gainesville Board of Education will conduct a public hearing June 9 on a proposed $64 million budget for the 2016 fiscal year, which begins July 1.

May 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Rock Creek Veterans Park to add new area of brick markers

With a pencil in hand, Lyman Coker traced in the hardened sand the possible borders of a marker that would give words to an otherwise somber scene - bricks engraved with the names of area military men and women.

May 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


New federal water rule addresses health of streams, other wetlands

Federal officials rolled out new clean water regulations Wednesday focusing largely on the health of streams and other wetlands that help feed into primary drinking sources.

May 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


To outsource or not? Hall officials debate how to pay for property reassessments

In the last year, few things have been as contentious in Hall County as reassessments in value on lakefront homes and commercial businesses, sending tax bills for some property owners through the roof.

May 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Veterans park to add new area of brick markers

With a pencil in hand, Lyman Coker traced in the hardened sand the possible borders of a marker that would give words to an otherwise somber scene - bricks engraved with the names of area military men and women.

May 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawsonville man charged following fatal motorcycle crash

May 27, 2015 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Kidnapping suspect tries to swim across Lake Lanier to get away from police

May 27, 2015 | By Kayla Robins Times regional staff | Local


Badge & Bar: Woman accused of stabbing neighbor

A Gainesville woman was indicted May 18 and charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery, accused by the Hall County Sheriff's Office of stabbing a neighbor.

May 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville police: Man charged with rape related to e-commerce transactions

A Lithia Springs man was charged with rape by the Gainesville Police Department, having allegedly sexually assaulted a woman when meeting through a trading website.

May 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Cresswind subdivision about to embark on tunnel project

The fast-growing Cresswind at Lake Lanier subdivision in Gainesville isn't just adding houses, as passing motorists will notice firsthand.

May 26, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Similar number of incidents seen by local agencies over holiday weekend

The final tally for Georgia State Patrol and the Department of Natural Resources looked similar to last year for the busy Memorial Day weekend.

May 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County moves to scrap Civil Service Board without state’s help

Hall County officials are now moving unilaterally on a proposal to scrap the Civil Service Board after the proposal stalled in the state legislature. The board hears and decides disciplinary appeals brought by terminated or demoted employees.

May 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man accused by Oakwood Police of swerving at officer’s car

A Gainesville man faces numerous charges after three Oakwood Police officers said they chased after him and collided near Frontage and Mundy Mill roads.

May 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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