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Grassroots organizers bring listening tour to Gainesville

Last November's presidential election was a testament to the power of grassroots organizations, as even President Barack Obama has credited the efforts of such local organizations for helping him to win the presidential race.

May 04, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Local school boards don’t expect to raise taxes

Neither the Hall County nor Gainesville school boards anticipate a hike in property taxes this fall as the boards begin to hash out budgets for next school year.

May 04, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall County consolidates divisions into new Public Safety Department

Hall County has created a new Public Safety Department housing its code enforcement, animal control and park ranger divisions to improve efficiency in those areas.

May 04, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


No hitches likely in Gainesville I-985 annexation

The Gainesville City Council will have the first reading today of an ordinance to annex 102.8 acres along Interstate 985 into the city limits. Hall County has given up any right to challenge the annexation under state law.

May 04, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Marine sends left over cash to Vandy hospital

A Gainesville Marine's effort last year to help an Iraqi girl generated an extra $5,600 that has now been donated to the hospital that provided her successful open-heart surgery.

May 04, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


This is your life, Art Jetton! Daughter collects stories as dad recovers

Art Jetton's life story is an open book, and his daughter is compiling it.

May 04, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


DOT says Bolding Bridge is safe, but bird's nest had to go before repairs

An engineer with Georgia Department of Transportation said Bolding Bridge is structurally sound, despite damage to crossbeams.

May 04, 2009 | Ashley Bates | Local


Hall chamber's Vision 2030 schedules update for Friday

It was 2005 and leaders of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce decided to embark on a plan that would help define the future of Hall County over the next 25 years.

May 03, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Purchasing manager keeps a watchful eye on Hall County’s expenses

Hall County Purchasing Manager Tim Sims has a hand in all county spending from major construction projects to office supplies.

May 03, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hoschton seeking revised loan terms

HOSCHTON - The Hoschton Fiscal Resources Committee is planning to refinance a loan the city received to build a wastewater treatment plant that doesn't work properly.

May 03, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Eat your vegetables; they’re good for you!

Mama always said: "You don't have to like it, you just have to eat it." You resented it then, but as it turns out, your mama was right.

May 03, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Teacher helps turn pupils into award winners

If Jefferson Middle School teacher Sherri Butler was an athlete, her jersey would be retired by now.

May 03, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Ceremony remembering Gainesville State professor Tom Deitz swings from somber to silly

OAKWOOD - It was not your typical memorial service, but probably one that Tom Deitz would have wanted.

May 03, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Obama’s ‘Listening Tour’ to stop in Gainesville tonight

Organizing for America, the Democratic National Committee's grassroots project to support President Barack Obama's agenda, will hold a meeting at 7 tonight at St. John's Baptist Church in Gainesville.

May 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Rain can't wash out Dawsonville's Spring Fling Festival

DAWSONVILLE - Weather wasn't particularly kind to Dawsonville's Spring Fling festival this weekend, but it didn't put a damper on enthusiasm.

May 03, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Partnership to improve views, streams at Amicalola Falls

The Southeast's tallest cascading waterfall is situated in Dawsonville, but a majority of it cannot be seen through the surrounding trees.

May 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Buford man competes in ‘American Ninja Warrior’

Buford native Trent Jarrett has been watching "American Ninja Warrior" since he was 8 years old.

May 25, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Local


The Local Agenda: More than $22,000 in water refunds unclaimed

The Gainesville Public Utilities Department is looking for customers owed refunds on their closed water accounts.

May 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Proposed Glades Reservoir getting more expensive

The cost of the proposed Glades Reservoir in North Hall has already exceeded $15 million, and taxpayers will likely soon pump more money into the project on consulting fees and additional environmental studies.

May 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Memorial Day Parade honors fallen veterans

Young and old lined both sides of Green Street on Monday, waving flags and cheering.

May 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Lula sets aside money for caboose restoration

Lula is moving forward on improvements to its iconic red caboose, even though details are still being worked out.

May 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Class Notes: Gainesville High confers three honorary diplomas

Three longtime Gainesville High School supporters received honorary diplomas from the school last week as a thank-you for their support.

May 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Wounded veteran receives 'gift of a lifetime'

On a recent afternoon, the springtime sun warming their shoulders, two men talk at the edge of a pond. Behind them, hulking silhouettes of the Blue Ridge Mountains cut their way into the horizon.

May 24, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Boating licenses up in first year since law change

Patrolling the lake, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Ranger First Class Eric Isom carries with him the remembrances of recent boating tragedies.

May 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Veterans honored by Woodmen of the World

Woodmen of the World honored area veterans Sunday afternoon with a cookout, 21-gun salute and flag presentations.

May 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


First female chief officer looking to take ‘next challenge’

With 17 years of baby steps up the ranks, Christie Grice said she was ready to keep climbing with Hall County Fire Services.

May 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Four people seriously hurt in Sunday wreck

A couple and two children, including one child airlifted to an Atlanta hospital, were seriously injured in a two-vehicle wreck Sunday morning on Ga. 369/Browns Bridge Road at Watson Circle in West Hall County.

May 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


No one injured in boat sinking

Seven people were rescued unharmed about noon Sunday after their boat sank near Van Pugh Park off Lake Lanier.

May 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


AirLife called for one patient in wreck

Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle confirmed that Air Life air ambulance had been called for one patient in a Sunday morning accident at Browns Bridge Road and Watson Circle. Five patients in total were being evaluated at the scene, Cagle said.

May 24, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


6 seek seats in Flowery Branch special election

After two vacated their positions on the Flowery Branch City Council earlier this year, six residents have thrown their hats in the ring for the Posts 1 and 5 positions.

May 23, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


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