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Flowery Branch looking at downtown traffic study

Expecting a planned, major downtown development to spur traffic, Flowery Branch is moving forward with a transportation study of its historic district.

May 12, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall, Gainesville students beat state average on grad test

Hall County and Gainesville high school juniors surpassed the state average on the Georgia High School Graduation Test.

May 12, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Zell Miller authors again; this time about changes in mountain life

At 77, Zell Miller has settled into retired life in his native mountains. But while Miller admits he's changed a bit, the ways of the mountains have changed more dramatically.

May 12, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Gainesville nears decision on airport management contract

Within the next week, Gainesville officials will select a firm to direct the city with master planning and manage major projects at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport.

May 12, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County commissioner named to national group’s justice committee

Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell has been appointed to the National Association of Counties' Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee.

May 12, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Suspect sought in convenience store robbery

Hall County sheriff's deputies are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Monday night at a convenience store on Atlanta Highway.

May 12, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville voters may get to choose mayor, school board chairman

Gov. Sonny Perdue has signed bills that will allow voters to have their say on an elected mayor and board of education chairman for the city of Gainesville.

May 12, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hall native throws out first pitch at G-Braves game

LAWRENCEVILLE - The crowd applauded politely when Lefty pitched on Monday. It was a far cry from the heat he threw as a member of the 1943 Atlanta Crackers.

May 11, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hall schools will keep nurses, resource officers

Nurses and school resource officers will remain in the infirmaries and hallways of Hall County schools next school year.

May 11, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Safe, with $12,000 inside, stolen from Maranatha

Maranatha Christian Academy was burglarized of nearly $12,000 this weekend.

May 11, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Judge dives into water legal battle

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A federal judge on Monday complained that a protracted battle over three states' claim to water flowing from a reservoir near Atlanta has been taking place in "never-never land."

May 11, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


White House beckons Commissioner Bell

Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell received a very unusual phone call Friday - it was a White House secretary, asking if he could make it for a poetry slam Tuesday.

May 11, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall falling behind in business license fees

The Hall County Board of Commissioners discussed increasing code enforcement efforts in a number of areas at Monday morning's work session.

May 11, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Are rising pump prices actually a good thing?

Higher fuel prices may be a harbinger of a recovering economy.

May 11, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Crowd jams into depot for Better Hometown anniversary celebration

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch's Better Hometown program could have used a bigger train depot Monday night.

May 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Hall County deputy indicted on bribery, drug charges

A former Hall County deputy was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury on charges of accepting bribes and conspiring to possess and distribute marijuana.

January 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Changes likely coming to Gainesville's alcohol ordinance

Gainesville City Council will vote when it meets Tuesday on several proposed changes to Gainesville's alcohol ordinance, which are meant to promote new businesses and mirror state regulations.

January 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Senate passes bill requiring coverage for autism therapy

January 30, 2015 | Associated Press | Local


Drug agents try to dismantle probably meth lab in Dawson County

Drug agents were on the scene Wednesday of what they are calling a methamphetamine lab at a home on Hanging Dog Road in southeastern Dawson County.

January 30, 2015 | Times regional staff | Local


Katrina Holbrook joins elections board

Chief Registrar and Chairwoman Glenda Ferguson is no longer the only woman in Dawson County on the Board of Elections and Voter Registration board.

January 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Sheriff’s Office asks public for help in returning military items, jewelry

Investigators with the Hall County Sheriff's Office are seeking the public's help to hopefully get some pieces of jewelry back to the rightful owners.

January 30, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Riverbrook Village finally breaking ground

After years of court battles, a stagnant economy and other delays, more than $1 million in site improvements - including runoff protection fencing and road preparation - are beginning for the Riverbrook Village mixed-use development on Thompson Bridge Road at Ga. 136/Price Road.

January 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville officials remain skeptical of drive-thru proposal

Gainesville City Council expressed concern Thursday that a proposal to build a drive-thru restaurant and small retail outlet at the intersection of Thompson Bridge Road and Virginia Circle remains incompatible with the adjacent residential neighborhood.

January 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Save Our Sons Night to ask fathers to engage with sons

Across the nation next Friday, fathers will make an effort to save their sons.

January 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gas tax plan for transportation upsets local officials

Area government officials are up in arms over the state's proposed transportation bill, which calls for shifting all sales taxes at gas pumps to state coffers, ending the share that local governments, including schools, would get.

January 29, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville officials skeptical of drive-thru proposal

The Gainesville City Council expressed concern Thursday that a proposal to build a drive-thru restaurant and small retail outlet at the intersection of Thompson Bridge Road and Virginia Circle remains incompatible with the adjacent residential neighborhood.

January 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chick-fil-A building new location on Dawsonville Highway

Chick-fil-A lovers rejoice. The wildly popular but cramped Pearl Nix Parkway eatery is moving to a new and larger location on Dawsonville Highway this summer.

January 29, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Lanier Tech’s best teachers, students discuss advantage of education

Christian Tetzlaff teaches at a technical college because he wants to give people the skills that helped save his father's life.

January 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County, Gainesville school superintendents thank community mentors for service

All that children need to succeed is one adult who cares about them.

January 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Badge and Bar: Defendants to be tried separately in West Avenue slaying

The two co-defendants accused in a West Avenue shooting death have been severed and will be tried separately, according to court documents.

January 29, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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