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Street collapse may cost Flowery Branch up to $100K to fix

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch may end up spending $75,000 to $100,000 for repairs to a portion of Spring Street that collapsed last week after overnight steady rainfall, city officials said Wednesday.

December 16, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Shelters caution impulsive pet adoptions

As Christmas approaches, local shelters and rescue groups hope families will consider adopting a pet.

December 15, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Grand jury hearing case of slain minister in Toccoa

A grand jury met Tuesday to begin considering whether criminal charges should be brought against undercover drug officers involved in the Sept. 1 shooting death of a Baptist minister outside a Toccoa convenience store.

December 15, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Governors vow to compromise in water wars

Local officials are pleased that the governors of Georgia, Alabama and Florida, after meeting privately Tuesday in Montgomery, Ala., say they will solve the tri-state water war before their terms are over at the end of 2010.

December 15, 2009 | By Melissa Weinman and Jeff Gill mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com | jgill@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gainesville, Jefferson police get high marks

Two local police departments have gone through the necessary steps to show the public that they are committed to providing a high, standards-based level of service.

December 15, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


School celebrates Christmas traditions from other lands

Students of the World Language Academy learned Tuesday that other cultures somehow manage to celebrate Christmas without Santa Claus.

December 15, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Habersham couple reunited after soldier’s Afghanistan deployment

Ginny Thibeault got her Christmas gift early - her husband returning from deployment in Afghanistan. And that he showed up in time for her graduation from Piedmont College in Demorest.

December 15, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville will start Main Street program

Gainesville's City Council voted Tuesday to pull its funding for Main Street Gainesville and instead start its own Main Street program.

December 15, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Are those Christmas packages ready to go?

Christmas is still 10 days away but thousands of people are already mailing gifts to friends and family far away.

December 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville school board renews Dyer’s contract

Gainesville schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer will remain the district's head Red Elephant through July 1, 2012.

December 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall schools move away from block schedule

The Hall County Board of Education unanimously approved a high school schedule change for next school year that will shift high schools from a four-period block schedule to a hybrid seven-period day schedule.

December 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville buys CSX property for greenway

Gainesville officials have closed on the property key to the construction of a greenway in the Midtown area.

December 14, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Oakwood City Council OKs sewer pump station

OAKWOOD - Oakwood City Council voted Monday night to spend $1.1 million to start construction on a pump station as part of a project that eventually could bring 2.5 million gallons of sewer per day from Braselton.

December 14, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 zoning requests attract crowd at Jefferson work session

JEFFERSON - Two proposed rezoning requests brought residents out en masse to Monday's Jefferson City Council work session.

December 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Burns Drive case could provide key to other thefts

Gainesville Police are investigating a burglary that happened Friday on Burns Drive that may help them solve numerous other burglaries in the city and the county.

December 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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West Hall bridge will be partially closed this weekend

The Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 westbound bridge over Lake Lanier is scheduled to be partially closed this weekend for Georgia Department of Transportation work.

February 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


McEver Road work in Flowery Branch to start today

Work to overhaul a portion of McEver Road in Flowery Branch was set to begin about noon Thursday, following a delay earlier this week because ...

February 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hundreds of Hall residents could lose food stamps as economy improves

With a jobless rate of just 4.3 percent, the strength of Hall County's economy means some local residents could lose access to food ...

February 10, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local taekwondo instructor partners with South Hall schools

Nearly two dozen second-graders stand with one foot in front of the other, their hands balled into fists as they scream as loud as they ...

February 10, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Authorities: 10 burglary charges added for suspect

A Gainesville man faces 10 additional second-degree burglary charges after an initial arrest last month, according to authorities.

February 10, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


UNG Foundation honored for leadership

February 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Christians mark Ash Wednesday with services, sacrifice

There are a few ways to mark the first day of Lent.

February 10, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Weather delays Tuesday work on I-985

Frosty weather delayed the Georgia Department of Transportation in replacing message boards on Interstate 985 Tuesday.

February 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville woman allegedly found with 141 grams of drugs, $2,500 seized

A Gainesville woman charged with drug trafficking remained in the Barrow County Detention Center on Tuesday.

February 09, 2016 | LeAnne Akin | Local


Man acquitted of murder, 2 other charges in drug-related death of Flowery Branch man

A jury came back Tuesday after two hours of deliberation and two days of evidence to declare Jacob Chance Scarborough not guilty of felony murder ...

February 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


One taken to hospital after kitchen fire

One person was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville for smoke inhalation after a fire Tuesday evening.

February 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Lakeview team wins state Academic Bowl without practicing

Lakeview Academy won the championship at the Regional Education Service Agencies state Academic Bowl on Saturday ­- without a team practice.

February 09, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Vote on student-athlete religious expression bill delayed

The Georgia House has delayed voting on a bill that would prevent state-funded high schools from joining athletic associations that don't allow athletes to ...

February 09, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


McEver Road work in Flowery Branch delayed

Work to completely overhaul a portion of McEver Road in Flowery Branch has been delayed due to winter weather in the area.

February 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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