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Flowery Branch may tap ex-Main Street manager

Flowery Branch is considering hiring the former manager of Main Street Gainesville to determine what the future holds for the city's downtown-focused Better Hometown Program.

February 03, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Group recommends permanent ethics committee

A three-member citizen advisory committee met Wednesday to help the Hall County Board of Commissioners fine-tune its code of ethics.

February 03, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Perdue pushes water conservation in new legislation

Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue called on state legislators Wednesday to incentivize water conservation.

February 03, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Accident on Ga. 53 hurts 2, holds up traffic

A two-vehicle accident on Ga. 53 Wednesday evening sent two people to the hospital and clogged traffic on the highway.

February 03, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Clarkesville resolves to work with county on courthouse move

The contentious issue of where Habersham County's new courthouse will go may have come one step closer to being settled this week when the Clarkesville City Council signed a joint city-county resolution.

February 02, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Hall schools’ new program gives kids more nutritious options for lunch

As first lady Michelle Obama gears up this week to launch her campaign against childhood obesity, Hall County leaders already have begun tackling the problem in the place some say matters most - schools.

February 02, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local

Flowery Branch annexations involve commercial, industrial zones

Flowery Branch is looking to expand its southwestern boundaries, with a proposal to annex and rezone properties off McEver at Gaines Ferry roads.

February 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Resurfacing closes single lanes in N. Hall

Work on Elrod Road, between Thompson Bridge and Price roads in North Hall, will require single-lane closures starting Wednesday.

February 02, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Office works to help veterans get benefits they’re due

JEFFERSON - As veterans themselves, volunteers with the Veterans Information and Referral Office know just how difficult it can be to apply for benefits.

February 02, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Woman dies in wreck near Lula

A 71-year-old Carnesville woman was killed in a wreck Tuesday morning on Ga. 365, officials said.

February 02, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Oakwood man gets 15 years for child molestation

An Oakwood man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to molesting a 14-year-old girl.

February 02, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Gainesville City Council OKs marketing advisers

The Gainesville City Council on Tuesday approved the creation of an advisory board for the new, city-operated Main Street Gainesville and appointed seven members at the council's meeting.

February 02, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Stimulus money to pay for road work in Gainesville, South Hall

West Ridge Road in Gainesville and Wade Orr Road in South Hall have been targeted for resurfacing projects.

February 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Winter’s cold grip is firmer than usual

An unusually cold, wet winter has Georgians hoping Gen. Beauregard Lee will not see his shadow today.

February 01, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Toyota owners likely can have cars fixed next week

Gainesville-area Toyota owners affected by the company's recall likely can have their cars fixed next week.

February 01, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

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New traffic signal up and running on Ga. 53

A new traffic signal in a fast-growing section of Gainesville is now operating, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

October 07, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Elks distribute dictionaries, drug awareness materials

The gymnasium at New Holland Core Knowledge Academy roared with the sound of excited young voices.

October 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

A grand new stage underway for the arts

North Hall High School student actors, musicians, singers and performers will have a state-of-the-art space to call their own next year.

October 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Businessman, retired poultry exec face off in Clermont race

One of Clermont's most prickly issues - whether to allow alcohol sales - is seemingly a non-issue as the Town Council in August basically rejected the ...

October 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville property tax increase is official

Property taxes are going up in Gainesville, even while the rate goes down.

October 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Concerns over short-term rentals grow locally, across state, too

Monitoring and enforcing Hall County codes regulating short-term vacation rentals on Lake Lanier has proved a growing challenge, according to some local officials and residents.

October 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Hall County rolls dice with move to save on health insurance

Hall County will raise its stop-loss threshold for workers' medical plans beginning in 2016 in the hopes of generating health care savings over the long ...

October 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Traffic headache awaits Gainesville motorists today

On a good day, one of the busiest intersections in Gainesville is at Jesse Jewell and E.E. Butler parkways.

October 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Prosecutor: Taxi driver begged for mercy before shooting

Isaias Tovar-Murillo begged for mercy from the woman riding in his cab before the gun fired, Assistant District Attorney Shiv Sachdeva said in opening statements ...

October 06, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

In Our Community: DAR honors local educator with award

The Col. William Candler Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored Dr. Patricia Burd at their September meeting with the Mary Smith Lockwood ...

October 06, 2015 | | Local

HealthSmart Expo features free health screenings

Wednesday's ninth annual HealthSmart Interactive Health & Wellness Expo will focus on the older population of Hall County. It will include free health screenings, seminars ...

October 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Planning Commission denies Dollar General request

The Hall County Planning Commission has recommended denial of an application to rezone land at the intersection of Sardis Road and Ledan Road so that ...

October 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Jury selection begins for taxi driver slaying case

A panel of 50 prospective jurors entered Hall County Superior Court Judge Jason Deal's courtroom Monday morning to be seated for the murder case ...

October 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Gainesville school board approves $394K in updates

Some needed updates are coming to multiple Gainesville schools, including new bathrooms at the Gainesville Middle School baseball and softball fields.

October 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Hall government still trying to control health care costs

The Affordable Care Act has reduced the number of uninsured Americans, but controlling health care costs continues to be an issue for local government.

October 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

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