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Work gearing up on massive I-985 project

Get ready to hit the brakes and respect speed limits. Work on the Interstate 985 reconstruction project at Exit 16 is about to go into overdrive.

July 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Two I-85 rest stops to close

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to close two Interstate 85 rest areas, one off the northbound lanes in Franklin County and the other off southbound lanes in Gwinnett County, on Aug. 25.

July 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Car accident kills Lula man

A Lula man was killed in a one-car accident in Banks County Tuesday afternoon, the Georgia State Patrol said.

July 22, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Moonwalk Memories | ALLEN KIRBY: Team delivered rocks from moon's surface to Houston

There are decades of adventure behind Allen Kirby's smile.

July 22, 2009 | By Carolyn Crist The Times | Local


Repairs will close East Hall library for weeks

The East Hall Branch of the Hall County Library System will be temporarily closed for repairs to the building's HVAC system. The library will be closed beginning Wednesday and will re-open in mid-August after the repairs.

"This is an ongoing project for us," said Lisa MacKinney, assistant director of the Hall County Library System. "We received grant money to contribute to fixing the HVAC systems in the Murrayville and East Hall branches."

July 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Good News answers the call, raises $95,000 to match donation

The Good News Clinics surpassed the goal of reaching $95,000 in 95 days, all with a little help from some friends.

July 21, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville utility still studying court's water decision

Gainesville Public Utilities Director Kelly Randall said he still is not sure how last week's federal ruling on the purpose of Lake Lanier will affect Gainesville's water use.

July 21, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Officials say neglect case shows need for solicitors to view DFCS records

A case involving a Hall County woman who left her three young children home alone and hungry illustrates the need to revise a state law that protects confidential child welfare records, a local prosecutor said.

July 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Leaders waiting to act on water ruling

Georgia's congressional delegation met briefly on Tuesday to discuss a ruling requiring an act of Congress so most of metro Atlanta can continue using Lake Lanier as a water source.

July 21, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Former Forsyth deputy's child porn trial is under way

GAINESVILLE - Testimony continued Tuesday in U.S. District Court in the trial of a former Forsyth County sheriff's deputy on child pornography charges.

July 21, 2009 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Latest state budget cuts include schools

Gov. Sonny Perdue ordered more cuts to the state's budget Tuesday, including at least three furlough days for all state employees.

July 21, 2009 | By Ashley Fielding and Jessica Jordan afielding@gainesvilletimes.com; jjordan@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Braselton mayor aims for state Senate seat

BRASELTON - Braselton Mayor Pat Graham will be seeking election for a different office this fall.

July 21, 2009 | Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Girl pulled from Lanier last weekend has died

A 4-year-old Clarkston girl who was rescued from Lake Lanier at Buford Dam last weekend died Tuesday, officials said.

July 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Lula opens Veterans Park to honor sacrifices

The city of Lula celebrated the opening of its Veterans Park with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday morning.

July 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville Councilmen Dunagan, Wangemann will seek re-election

Gainesville City Councilmen Danny Dunagan and George Wangemann want to keep their seats on the council.

July 21, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Habersham Sheriff’s Office settles with family of toddler burned in raid

The Habersham County government reached a settlement agreement with the family of a toddler critically injured by a flash grenade in May.

April 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall jobless rate down to 4.9 percent, still best in Georgia

Hall County continues to lead the state in putting people into jobs.

April 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lack of foster families leads to temporary hotel housing for few children

In the first three months of 2015, more than a handful of Hall County foster care kids with the Division of Family and Children Services spent an average of two nights in a hotel.

April 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Rally raises awareness about suicide among veterans

"I know that lonely, dark feeling," said Chris Dorsey, an Iraq War veteran from Winder.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge & Bar: Butterfly release Friday for National Victims’ Rights Week

Capping off the week honoring crime victims, the Hall County Solicitor's Office and District Attorney's Office will hold its annual butterfly release at 11 a.m. Friday.

April 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gateway to Hope set for Friday

Gateway Domestic Violence Center will put on a fundraiser Friday evening at the Chattahoochee Country Club featuring cocktails, heavy hors d'oeuvres and an extensive silent auction.

April 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Schools respond to Blue Bell recall

With this week's voluntary recall of all Blue Bell Creameries products, some schools across Georgia faced a choice about removing items from the cafeteria line. But in Hall County and Gainesville, no such dairy quandary exists.

April 22, 2015 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Square plantings showcase new garden

Earth Day got off to a good start in Gainesville on Wednesday as members of the Atlanta Botanical Garden and city representatives gathered in the downtown square to plant flowers and other vegetation.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch equine, cattle expert named Farmer of the Year

A fourth-generation family farmer known across the country for her cattle and equine expertise is Hall County's 2015 Farmer of the Year.

April 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


A world of differences among environmental issues

While environmental issues are more ingrained in the public mind than ever, Earth Day isn't treated with the same level of gravitas in America that it was when first celebrated 45 years ago today, according to some local academics and activists.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Federal aid to offset local costs of ice storm clean up

President Barack Obama has allocated federal aid funding to assist Hall County and other regions affected by an ice storm in mid-February, which toppled trees and knocked out power to tens of thousands of residents.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont Town Council ponders possible alcohol resolution for Nov. 3 ballot

The Clermont Town Council talked Tuesday night about holding a straw poll or nonbinding resolution on whether to allow beer and wine sales on U.S. 129/Cleveland Highway, a major road running through town.

April 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Charter Career students craft sustainable products for market, spa

At Lanier Charter Career Academy, horticulture students grow herbs while cosmetology students work in the school's onsite salon.

April 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Groundbreaking event for new athletic park takes place at Brenau University

Construction is underway on a future Brenau University athletic complex.

April 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County Board of Commissioners considering $61,000 tennis court repair contract

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will consider awarding a $61,000 contract to demolish and rebuild a tennis court in the Village at Deaton Creek subdivision when it meets Thursday night.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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