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Bid for Lula sewer line comes under budget

The Lula City Council got a bargain when it awarded a bid for sewer lines to its new waste treatment facility Tuesday.

March 11, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dignitaries welcome new Gainesville regional census office

Just as Paul Revere signaled that the British were arriving, the opening of the Gainesville census office signals that it is almost time for the decennial count.

March 11, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


US Forest Service upgrades trail signs

With about 800 miles of trails in North Georgia's Chattahoochee National Forest, it's not surprising that people sometimes aren't sure which trail they're on.

March 11, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Developer shrinks Thompson Bridge condo plan

A Gainesville developer's request to scale down a lake-front housing development sailed through the second stage of the city's planning process Tuesday.

March 10, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Officials upbeat about collections for SPLOST VI

Two hundred and forty million dollars is a lot of money.

March 10, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Calvary Church project added to road upgrade list

A transportation planning group voted Tuesday morning to add a project involving Calvary Church Road to its 2008-13 roads program.

March 10, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall has 2 more rabies cases as skunks attack dog, horse

Two more cases of rabies were confirmed in Hall County this week, including a rare incident involving a horse.

March 10, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Chamber of commerce leaders offer advice to women in business

The presidents of the chambers of commerce in Hall and Dawson counties are predicting a bright future for women in business.

March 10, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Conservative columnist headlines Gainesville Care Center fundraiser

Conservative columnist Cal Thomas is expected to speak at Gainesville Care Center's 22nd annual fundraiser next week.

March 10, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jefferson noise spat centers around downtown pub

JEFFERSON - A pub in downtown Jefferson is at the center of a discussion concerning the city's noise ordinances.

March 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Murder trial: Daughter didn't see gun under mom's hand

An 11-year-old girl's testimony in court Tuesday described a scene different from what authorities found when they arrived to investigate the fatal shooting of her mother.

March 10, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Mundy Mill Road to narrow to one lane at I-985 bridge

As part of an ongoing construction project, the Georgia Department of Transportation plans to narrow Mundy Mill Road to one lane in each direction under Interstate 985 tonight and the next two nights.

March 10, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch to hold public hearing on duplex plans

Flowery Branch City Council plans to hold a public hearing Thursday night on a Lula man's application to build a duplex on Church Street at Mooney Drive.

March 10, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Children of laid-off teachers can stay in Hall system

The Hall County school board unanimously voted to amend its enrollment policy to allow children of about 100 "displaced" employees to continue attending Hall schools.

March 10, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Murder defendant says girlfriend shot herself

Solomon "Troy" Hester called 911 in tears, telling an operator, "my girl just shot herself."

March 10, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Bill to fund Georgia transportation has a rough ride so far

The transportation funding bill in the Georgia legislature has had a bumpy ride so far, and the grumbling isn't just coming from people outside the Gold Dome.

February 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall targets $1.3M deficit in housing program

Since 2009, nearly 60 abandoned or foreclosed homes in Hall County have been purchased, renovated and sold to low-income families under the federal grant-funded Neighborhood Stabilization Program.

February 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


YMCA’s indoor triathlon draws big crowd of athletes who defy age

Angie Beccue, Health and Wellness Director at the J.A. Walters Family YMCA, is always seeking to keep people motivated to state active.

February 28, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Freezing rain possible overnight in area

Saturday's welcome day of sunshine and milder temperatures will give way to a chance of freezing rain overnight as March comes in more like a lion than a lamb.

February 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Summer job-seekers flock to Lanier Islands

Seasonal job seekers gathered Saturday at Lake Lanier Islands, where more than 400 positions need to be filled.

February 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Lanier Islands looks to fill 100 summer jobs at Saturday event

If you're wondering about how to make an extra buck this summer, Lanier Islands Resort may have your answer.

February 28, 2015 | By Caroline Watts intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Jayla Williams chosen for top honor at Hall Boys & Girls Clubs

When Jayla Williams walks into the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County, she knows she's following in her father's footsteps.

February 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Duplex fire temporarily displaces 8 residents

A small kitchen fire Friday forced eight people out of their home to stay with relatives until repairs are made.

February 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County fire officials warn of donation scam

Hall County Fire Services have received reports of impostors attempting to take donations.

February 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Turnout sporadic in first week of early voting for Hall County SPLOST

Turnout during the first week of early voting on a new round of special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST VII, was sporadic, with snowy weather and government closings likely limiting the number who showed up to the polls.

February 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Business-led committee behind push for SPLOST

The Hall Progress 2015 Committee, a group of local business leaders, is spearheading a campaign to pass SPLOST VII.

February 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


5 people arrested in what authorities call a North Ga. meth trafficking ring

Five people from across North Georgia were arrested Tuesday in the continued "dismantling of a local methamphetamine trafficking network," authorities said, that is suspected of handling more than 10 pounds of the drug.

February 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Fathers and daughters dance the night away

A popular song started blaring and girls screamed, starting to move to the music.

February 27, 2015 | | Local


'Tale of two cities’ makes decision to close schools tough

In Gainesville and Flowery Branch on Thursday, the overnight snow quickly turned to slush and what little ice remained on the pavements had melted by mid-morning.

February 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local




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