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Jackson County water authority, commission sue over Bear Creek Reservoir

MAYSVILLE - The Jackson County Board of Commissioners and the Jackson County Water and Sewerage Authority voted to file a lawsuit against the Upper Oconee Basin Water Authority following an hourlong executive session Monday.

October 17, 2008 | By Claire Miller Times Regional Staff | Local


Gainesville police still looking for suspects

Gainesville police have released a composite drawing of a man who reportedly robbed a restaurant on Atlanta Highway more than two weeks ago.

October 17, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hall sheriff honors local soccer team as winners on and off the field

Hall County Sheriff Steve Cronic told a group of young soccer players Monday that with a little hard work and determination they could be anything they wanted to be - even professional soccer players.

October 17, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Kids venture back in time

The Northeast Georgia History Center at Brenau University took families back in time Sunday afternoon. Pioneer Days was designed to give families a taste of life in a time when it was a little less automated.

October 17, 2008 | BY MEGAN GILL news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Flowery Branch wants more access to water

FLOWERY BRANCH - An uncertain economy doesn't mean shutting off the crystal ball in Flowery Branch.

October 17, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood is on track to maintain tax rate

OAKWOOD - Oakwood City Council gave its first OK Monday night to a tax rate supporting the 2009 budget.

October 17, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


White County residents will decide on alcohol sales

White County voters will decide Nov. 4 if the sale of beer and wine, both by package and by the drink, should be allowed in unincorporated portions of the county.

October 17, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hoschton First Baptist Church: 100 years and growing

HOSCHTON - Hoschton First Baptist Church will celebrate its 100th anniversary Sunday with two days of festivities.

October 16, 2008 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Man dies in work accident

An employee of Dave's Goody Barn died Saturday in what the Hall County Sheriff's Office determined to be an accident.

October 16, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Healthy Monday: Humorist says when it comes to cancer, laughter beats tears

Cancer is no laughing matter. Or is it?

October 16, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Mule Camp Market features fun for all ages

Mule Camp Market went off without a hitch this weekend as thousands of people flooded the Gainesville square for music, crafts, games and finger-licking good food.

October 16, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Public can now chime in on Oakwood’s 2030 plan

G.E. Light has expressed his opinions to city officials about their ambitious plans to recreate downtown Oakwood by 2030.

October 16, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Kite Runner’ author Hosseini to speak at Brenau

Because of intense public interest in the Brenau University appearance of best-selling novelist Khaled Hosseini, author of "The Kite Runner" and "A Thousand Splendid Suns," the university will open two additional venues for public access to Hosseini's presentation on Oct. 23.

October 16, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Banks having to foreclose on builder properties

While there have been a steady number of foreclosures on residential mortgages, in the last few months, an increasing number of banks have been foreclosing on properties owned by builders and developers.

October 16, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Meet your government: Oakwood’s streets and grounds keep public works director busy

OAKWOOD - An ever-growing city is keeping Jason Spencer on his toes.

October 16, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Bus donations to help Gainesville schools

Gainesville Middle School Principal Ken Martin has a lot of use for an extra school bus.

April 23, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Georgia Supreme Court upholds man’s murder verdict

The Supreme Court of Georgia unanimously upheld Tuesday a Gainesville man's convictions of malice murder and other crimes for beating to death his girlfriend's 18-month-old daughter and physically abusing her other two children.

April 23, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Planning board votes against Lanier Plaza redevelopment

Plans to redevelop the Lanier Plaza shopping center on Thompson Bridge Road were dealt a setback Tuesday night.

April 23, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lula confers with residents on bracing for coming growth

The displays at the Lula Train Depot depicted a reinvigorated downtown, with storefronts getting a makeover and a "streetscaping" effort sprucing up Main Street.

April 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


New correctional institute construction underway in Hall

Construction has started on the Hall County Correctional Institute.

April 22, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Glades Reservoir agreement up for renewal

While a federal permit needed to proceed with the Glades Reservoir project remains in limbo, local governments and authorities are extending the time frame for negotiations with Glade Farm LLC about payments and other proposed amendments to a lease management agreement.

April 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


The Local Agenda: Planning board to review Lanier Plaza redevelopment

The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board will meet today to consider the proposed redevelopment of the Lanier Plaza shopping center on Thompson Bridge Road.

April 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County likely to approve farm wineries

Farm wineries are prohibited in Hall County, but that's likely to change soon.

April 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville schools set timetable for budget

A slight increase in expected property tax revenue and funds coming from the state are two factors being considered as Gainesville Board of Education members prepare for budget discussions.

April 21, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Most local schools improving, according to state measurement

Most Hall County schools and some Gainesville schools have improved in the past year, according to the state's new scoring guidelines.

April 21, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


$8 million approved for Brenau construction projects

Brenau University is prepared to move forward with $8 million in campus construction projects after the Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority on Monday approved issuing revenue bonds to pay for the developments.

April 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Rabid raccoon found in North Hall

A rabies alert has been issued for the Northwoods Road area of North Hall County after a rabid raccoon came in contact with a dog.

April 21, 2014 | | Local


Lula to consider council member pay, reimbursement

Lula is looking to set limits on unforeseen compensation and reimbursement of expenses.

April 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT updating state rail plan

The Georgia Department of Transportation is updating the state's long-range rail plan, which affects Hall County, with its heavy freight traffic, Amtrak passenger service and proposed commuter and passenger rail lines.

April 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Saturday yard sale to raise funds to fight cancer

The Times Relay for Life team is hosting a community yard sale at The Times from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday.

April 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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