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Sewer rates in South Hall will be determined today

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will decide whether to raise South Hall sewer rates at its 5 p.m. meeting today.

January 08, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Doctor, Gainesville sports fan Valentine dies at 91

H.E. "Herb" Valentine, who practiced internal medicine in Gainesville for more than 40 years, died Tuesday at his home after an extended illness. He was 91.

January 08, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Cronic sworn in for third term as sheriff

Hall County Sheriff Steve Cronic took the oath of office Wednesday for a third four-year term, becoming just the second sheriff to serve three terms in Hall County and the first to do so without opposition in two consecutive elections.

January 08, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch City Council starts year divided

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Flowery Branch City Council got 2009 off to a bumpy start Wednesday when they had trouble agreeing on housekeeping details such as when to hold meetings and the duration of the election qualifying period.

January 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Scan shows formerly segregated area of Alta Vista Cemetery has up to 22 graves

There are about 12 to 22 unmarked graves in a quarter-acre section of Alta Vista Cemetery once reserved for blacks who could not afford a burial.

January 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area senators get leadership roles

State Sen. Lee Hawkins, R-Gainesville, has been named chairman of the Senate State and Local Government Operations Committee. The announcement was made Wednesday by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, R-Chestnut Mountain.

January 08, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Lake Lanier’s fortunes looking up after days of rain

What a difference a month makes.

January 08, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Some state lawmakers say teens should hang up and drive

Every afternoon in Gainesville High School's upper campus parking lot, dozens of teen drivers crank up their cars and instinctively reach for their cell phones before pulling out on the road.

January 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Finances shut down Rudolph’s; Sonic, Monkey Barrel also have closed

Rudolph's, a fine dining mainstay for years in Gainesville, has closed its doors.

January 07, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Northeast Georgia weathered rain, floods, tree-topplings

Before the drenching rains eased up Wednesday across Hall County, storms left flooding and fallen trees in their wake.

January 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Rain could raise Lake Lanier by 4 feet

The heavy rain North Georgia has seen during the past day could help boost Lake Lanier by as much as 3 to 4 feet by today.

January 07, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County schools want to use teachers more efficiently

Leaders of the Hall County school system are reviewing ways to use teachers more efficiently for the upcoming school year in an effort to keep instructional costs down.

January 07, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


State says White County's LHR Farms poses no health threat

A recent report from the Georgia Division of Public Health concludes that LHR Farms, a White County facility that processes waste from septic tanks, poses no threat to human health.

January 07, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Bone-building drugs can cause serious side effect

Fosamax. Actonel. Boniva. These drugs have been advertised on TV so much they've become household words.

January 07, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Flowery Branch could get permit this year to expand sewer plant

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch has cleared a key hurdle toward reaching its eventual goal to double capacity at its sewer treatment plant.

January 07, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Cuba policy shift sparks differing local responses

After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations - a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations.

December 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Juvenile in custody after man stabbed Tuesday night

A 16-year-old fled on foot after allegedly stabbing his stepfather Tuesday on East Ridge Road, authorities said Wednesday.

December 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Local moviegoers have mixed reactions to canceling of film's release

Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of "The Interview," a comedy movie starring Seth Rogen and James Franco about a slapstick assassination plot on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

December 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville High alumni replace missing elephant art

Counte Cooley was tired of driving by Gainesville High School and not seeing his elephant.

December 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Defense bill calls for Army control of Camp Merrill

Camp Frank D. Merrill outside Dahlonega has long been Army strong. With President Barack Obama's signature, it will be Army controlled.

December 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall schools score higher in performance rating

Most Hall County schools and some Gainesville schools performed better than the state average on the College and Career Ready Performance Index, the latest tool used to measure how well schools are doing.

December 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hanukkah: Faith burning brightly

Tuesday marked the first day of Hanukkah. The Jewish Festival of Lights celebrates the victory of the Jewish army, the Maccabees, over Syrian forces. It also celebrates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem, which had been ruined during battle.

December 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Roads: DOT suspends lane closures during holidays

In giving motorists some holiday relief, the Georgia Department of Transportation plans to suspend construction-related lane closures on all interstates and major state routes from 5 a.m. Tuesday through 10 p.m. Dec. 28.

December 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riverside seeks new commandant of cadets

Following the abrupt departure of its commandant of cadets, Riverside Military Academy is refilling the position.

December 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Cleanup finally coming to Flat Creek

Funding to improve Flat Creek's water quality has finally been approved in what city officials called a "monumental" agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

December 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Male stabbed on East Ridge Road

A male was stabbed Tuesday evening in the 1100 block of East Ridge Road, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

December 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


BYOB painting concept comes to Gainesville

The Gainesville community now has another option of what to do on Saturday night, or Thursday or Friday.

December 16, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


Free gun locks available for pickup through Friday

Gun locks are available for free at three Gainesville locations.

December 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville city schools to renovate district’s central office

The Gainesville Board of Education wants to improve the district's central office.

December 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Volunteer with U.S. Rep. Doug Collins

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, is asking people to volunteer with him Thursday at the Georgia Mountain Food Bank to prepare food boxes.

December 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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