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Bill would allow public-private reservoirs in Georgia

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal's administration or local governments could contract with private partners to build reservoirs and other water projects in Georgia under legislation proposed by state lawmakers.

February 18, 2011 | Associated Press | Local


Flowery Branch OKs street light contract, road turnaround survey

A Flowery Branch neighborhood's street light bill will be cut by more than half, thanks to City Council action Thursday night.

February 18, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fire destroys Hall home on Benefield Road

Fire destroyed a 1,200-square-foot home in the 4500 block of Benefield Road Thursday night, but no injuries were reported.

February 18, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Haiti’s past is key to understanding challenges, speaker says

Before Haiti can look forward following the devastating 2010 earthquake, it must look back.

February 18, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Woman charged with leaving son in car

Police charged a Lula mother with reckless conduct Thursday after officers reported she left her infant son in the car and went off to shop for beauty supplies.

February 18, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Friends recall former college president Owen

It rarely took John Owen more than a minute to make up his mind.

February 17, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Hall students tour Governor’s Mansion

When it comes to living in the Governor's Mansion, the biggest adjustment so far has been laundry, First Lady Sandra Deal told visiting Hall County students Thursday.

February 17, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Trapped infant freed from vehicle, unhurt

A 13-month-old infant was freed from a locked vehicle parked at a Flowery Branch department store where his mother was shopping at the time, said Lt. David Spillers of Flowery Branch Police Department.

February 17, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


GOP plan would cap HOPE awards

February 17, 2011 | The Associated Press | Local


Sheriff wants former county attorney to handle cases

Hall County Sheriff Steve Cronic has asked county commissioners for permission to continue using former county attorney Bill Blalock in ongoing cases.

February 17, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Fair Street group pushes for single-family zoning

Several Gainesville residents are pushing plans to make their neighborhood a better place.

February 17, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Transportation plan projects $2B in revenue for county

Hall County is developing a transportation plan that projects $2 billion in revenues through 2040, not factoring in a potential transportation sales tax vote next year.

February 17, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sparks fly at panel discussion of artwork removal

A monthlong controversy came to a boiling point Wednesday at Gainesville State College.

February 17, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


State car plan may save money

Rep. Doug Collins introduced a bill that could help Georgia State Patrol officials regain control of how their vehicles are sold.

February 16, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Officials recover more stolen computers

Hall County Sheriff's Office recovered two more computers as part of its ongoing investigation into the recent break-in at Lyman Hall Elementary School.

February 16, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


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Heart failure unit opening at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville

Patients suffering from heart failure now can get help through the area's first advanced inpatient heart failure treatment unit at Northeast Georgia Medical Center ...

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Low jobless rate doesn't give full picture in Hall

The August unemployment rate of just 4.4 percent in metropolitan Gainesville, which includes all of Hall County, is both a positive sign of local ...

September 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Second phase of Cleveland bypass is halfway done

Work is halfway done on the second phase of the long-awaited four-lane Appalachian Parkway on the west side of Cleveland.

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Not guilty verdict in stabbing trial ‘upsetting’ to family of victim

After watching the weeklong trial, family members of Iris Romero-Banegas said they couldn't believe the not guilty verdict on murder charges faced by Ofelia ...

September 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch parking scarcity seen as a ‘good problem’ as city grows

The two friends like to "hunt out" fun places to visit, and that search brought them Wednesday to downtown Flowery Branch, where they enjoyed a ...

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Amputee taekwondo instructor teaches students to never give up

Lydia Meek will not be held back.

September 25, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Preparing for work: Business, schools focus on what’s next for students

Hall County schools and businesses want to connect students with employers. That mirrors state efforts, which have been recognized nationally.

September 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man’s beating exposes homeless camp horrors under Queen City Bridge

The grounds are lined with trash rather than flowers. No birds sing from shaking limbs along the gravel road entrance. And the stray cats act ...

September 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Taste of Gainesville serves up a savory Saturday by Lake Lanier

At one time, Taste of Gainesville was called Dinner on the Docks. But by any name, the fare is just as delicious.

September 24, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


SLIDESHOW: Don Carter State Park tunes up at Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival

Friends of Don Carter State Park sponsored the third annual Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival on Saturday to raise awareness for the park and supply funding ...

September 24, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Lake Lanier’s shoreline gets a fall cleanup

New year, different trash

September 24, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Gainesville High School teacher named geographic society fellow

Sandy Rivera is teaching AP human geography - and an advanced placement course - at Gainesville High School for the first time.

September 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Customers, co-workers mourn passing of Hawaiian shirt-clad ‘Coffee King’

For 14 years, Gene "Coffee King" Burch, 68, would hold court as the manager of Common Grounds Coffee Shoppe and Deli in Flowery Branch.

September 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Man dies in fiery wrong-way crash on I-85

A Virginia man going the wrong way on Interstate 85 in Jackson County was killed in a fiery crash early Friday when his vehicle struck ...

September 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




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