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Atmos rate hike gets a final hearing

The Georgia Public Service Commission will hold one last hearing today before it issues a decision on a proposed rate change for a local natural gas provider.

March 24, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Prosecutor, task force tackle underage alcohol sales

Underage drinking is the biggest substance abuse problem in Hall County, according to a community task force.

March 24, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Census can be key in genealogists’ searches

When filling out the 2010 census, few are thinking about how their answers will affect their great-great-grandchildren.

March 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Court clears way for South Hall hospital

The Georgia Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that Northeast Georgia Medical Center can build a new South Hall hospital in Braselton, clearing the way for construction of a facility that could serve 100 acute care patients and employ nearly 600 people.

March 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Young experts: Eighth-graders share their research with students

Maggie Seavey is so passionate about dancing that she wanted to share her interests with the rest of the world.

March 23, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Revamped Main Street Gainesville ready to promote downtown

With a new manager and advisory board, Main Street Gainesville officials say the midtown and downtown Gainesville areas are now able to reach full potential.

March 23, 2010 | Ashley Bates | Local


Charlie Company arrives in Ga. today

Nearly a year ago to the day, family and friends cheered and wiped away tears as buses carrying their loved ones pulled away from the National Guard Armory and Gainesville's Charlie Company began the long trek to Afghanistan.

March 23, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville wants tax equity study

Gainesville officials have called for a study that ensures residents of municipalities are not paying twice for local government services.

March 23, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Collins’ service consolidation bill advances

A bill written by a local lawmaker that proposes consolidating administrative services in Georgia passed the House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday.

March 23, 2010 | | Local


Second teen charged in killing

Robbery was the motive behind last week's bludgeoning death of a 68-year-old Gainesville man, with three teenage gang members from Athens suspected in his killing, authorities said Tuesday.

March 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall may close Jones Elementary

With budgets getting tighter, Hall County school officials say they can't afford to continue to operate 21 elementary schools.

March 22, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Bill proposes consolidating state administrative services

A Hall County Republican is trying to change the way state government looks and save the state some money in the meantime.

March 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Kiwanis seeks nominations for Youth Service Award

The Gainesville Kiwanis Club is accepting nominations for its Youth Service Award, which is presented annually to a person in the community who has provided dedicated and outstanding service to local youth.

March 22, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Fire destroys Mount Vernon home

A 1,300-square-foot home on Mount Vernon Road was completely destroyed by fire Monday, according to Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell.

March 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


West Hall grad survived quake in Chile

West Hall High School graduate Adam Turner was fast asleep on Feb. 27 when a magnitude 8.8 earthquake hit Chile.

March 22, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


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Clermont council denies home decor shop’s request to de-annex

Clermont Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday to deny Mark and Valerie Kirves' request to de-annex their 4-acre property off Cleveland Highway/U.S. 129. Their ...

May 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville council OKs Atlanta Street rezoning

Gainesville City Council gave the first go-ahead Tuesday night for a rezoning necessary to redevelop the public housing complex on Atlanta Street into both affordable ...

May 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont town councilman resigns from post

Clermont Town Councilman Eric Thomas resigned Tuesday, meaning another stretch without a full council is on the way for the North Hall town.

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local lawmakers voice understanding but disappointment in Deal's campus carry veto

Gov. Nathan Deal has blocked a push to allow anyone with a permit to carry concealed handguns on Georgia campuses.

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Stowe, Phillips in primary battle for County Commission District 4 seat

Incumbent Jeff Stowe will face Troy Phillips in the Hall County Commission District 4 Republican primary this month, with the winner facing Democratic challenger Angela ...

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


50 jobs to be cut as Cargill closes part of Gainesville operations

Some 50 jobs at Cargill's Gainesville plant will be phased out over 15-18 months as ownership in the company's Dressings, Sauces and Mayonnaise ...

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Temporary hiring OK’d for critical needs in Gainesville government

Hoping to maintain service levels when an employee abruptly leaves, Gainesville City Manager Bryan Lackey has been given the authority to approve temporary hiring for ...

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lights Ferry Connector now open in Flowery Branch

For years, downtown Flowery Branch may have been quaint, but it wasn't necessarily motorist-friendly.

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


McEver Arts Academy lockdown incident results in warning for father

A man was taken into custody Tuesday at McEver Arts Academy when a "domestic dispute of some kind" erupted, according to Hall Superintendent Will Schofield.

May 03, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall, Gainesville middle and high schools rank above average on state scores

Hall County and Gainesville middle and high schools scored above the state average while elementary schools scored below in the fourth College and Career Readiness ...

May 03, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Camp Merrill plans water jump May 11 at War Hill Park in Dawson

If you see soldiers jumping from helicopters into Lake Lanier next week, don't worry, there's no emergency.

May 03, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Deal signs bill changing standardized testing measures

May 03, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Part of Wilshire trail closed this week for replacement

A portion of the trail at Wilshire Trails Park will be closed Wednesday through Friday as it is replaced.

May 03, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gailey, Higgins vying to be chairman of Hall Board of Commissioners

The chair of the Hall County Board of Commissioners has just one vote, worth the same as other members, but the role does call for ...

May 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville school board debates how to receive public comments

Gainesville City Schools will continue to hear comments from residents who sign up to speak at meetings and will do that earlier in its meetings ...

May 02, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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