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Terrell Gaines named chairman of tax assessors board

Hall County Tax Assessors Board member Terrell Gaines has been named the tentative chairman of the Hall County Tax Assessors Board.

November 08, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


New law hinders car insurance oversight

Thanks to the gas crisis, during the first nine months of 2008, Americans drove about 62 billion fewer miles than they did during the same period last year.

November 08, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Gainesville to pay for pedestrian bridge if Midtown hotel is built

If developers deliver on a promise to build a 250-room hotel in Gainesville's Midtown, the city will put $3 million toward a bridge that will connect pedestrians leaving the hotel to the Georgia Mountains Center.

November 08, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Mance named GHS principal

It's official - Chris Mance is the new principal of Gainesville High School.

November 08, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Thurmon Tanner Parkway extension contract awarded

The state Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to Gary's Grading & Pipeline of Lawrenceville for the construction of the final 1.3-mile leg of Thurmon Tanner Parkway in Oakwood.

The project, which will cost $6.7 million, involves extending Thurmon Tanner from Plainview Road to Mundy Mill Road.

November 07, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


No one shows up for Oakwood budget hearing

No one attended Oakwood's public hearing Monday night on its proposed $3.2 million general-fund budget for 2009.

November 07, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Old Gainesville Middle School to get new future

As the new Gainesville Middle School building nears completion, the Gainesville school board is considering possible uses for the current Gainesville Middle School building.

November 07, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Former St. Michael pastor Thomas Kenny dies

Monsignor Thomas Kenny, who led in the construction of the St. Michael Catholic Church building on Pearce Circle, has died. He was 69.

November 07, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jefferson Academy keeps students in class longer

JEFFERSON - Jefferson Academy is not your typical elementary school.

November 07, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Chaplain in Iraq: Even in a war zone, human spirit endures

Editor's note: State Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, currently is in Iraq as a U.S. Air Force Reserve chaplain. He began his service there in September. He is reporting weekly on the activities at his location.

November 07, 2008 | By Doug Collins douglas.collins@blab.afcent.af.mil | Local


Area meetings

Among the public government meetings coming up this week are:

November 06, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch looks to improve narrow road

FLOWERY BRANCH - Narrow Jones Drive is a throwback to when this South Hall town had no Atlanta Falcons, big-box stores or promise of growth migrating north from Atlanta.

November 06, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Government meetings for Nov. 3-7

Among the public government meetings coming up this week are:

November 06, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County firefighters extinguish mobile home blaze

Firefighters were called to a mobile home at 6:15 p.m. Sunday at 3347 Cagle Road.

November 06, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville hospital opens new building for babies

Gov. Sonny Perdue has a fond place in his heart for Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Two of his grandsons, Jake and Judd, were born at the hospital.

November 06, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


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Almost 400 jobs available between Wal-Mart, Lanier Islands hiring

Gainesville's jobless rate took a big drop in September, and with Lake Lanier Islands Resort and Wal-Mart hiring for new operations, it's likely to continue falling.

October 23, 2014 | Greg Breazeale | Local


Halloween haunts: Area attractions focus on fun and safety

Some corn mazes are supposed to be scary. But corn maze operators want customers scared for the right reasons and say they invest time and money to ensure safety.

October 23, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Deal promises review of Georgia's school funding

October 23, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Badge & Bar: Hall SWAT takes part in child porn seizure

Hall County SWAT team worked with 28 local, state and federal agencies in a three-month child pornography investigation, leading to 18 arrests Wednesday.

October 23, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Forsyth releases more courthouse attack details

By the time Dennis Marx drove onto the Forsyth County Courthouse plaza June 6 and started a gunbattle with sheriff's deputies, he had already shot himself in the leg, according to information authorities released Tuesday.

October 23, 2014 | BY JIM DEAN Times regional staff | Local


Lanier Tech upgrades dental lab

As an educator, David Byers is full of enthusiasm and pride.

October 22, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Tumbling Circle controversy brings 1968 tragedy to mind

Controversial railroad crossings are nothing new in Hall County.

October 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Accident history of railroad crossing in dispute

Accident reports obtained by The Times contradict a 2013 Georgia Department of Transportation assertion that five fatalities have occurred as a result of collisions between automobiles and trains at the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing in Hall County.

October 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hospital must pay $8.4 million after boy’s injury at birth

A jury has ruled Northeast Georgia Medical Center must award $8.4 million to the family of a boy who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy following an injury at his 2008 birth.

October 22, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Annual ‘Dirty Dozen’ report calls out governor’s Water Supply Program

An environmental watchdog group's annual "Dirty Dozen" report criticizes Gov. Nathan Deal's $300 million Water Supply Program, which includes an undetermined amount for the proposed Glades Reservoir in Hall County.

October 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eyes on the Road: Cleveland Bypass set for end of April completion

The Cleveland Bypass is now slated for an April 30 completion, with the Tucker-based contractor facing fines for missing the original July 31 deadline.

October 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students learn from business pros

Business students at North Hall High School did some job shadowing Tuesday at what may sound like an unusual place - Memorial Park Funeral Home.

October 22, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Volunteers clear area for nature preserve

Ricoh Americas employees removed non-native invasive plants as part of the company's volunteer day in conjunction with the upcoming USA Weekend's Make A Difference Day, which is Saturday. Ricoh Americas employees volunteered to clear the future parking lot site of the Linwood Nature Preserve. Headquartered in Japan, the Ricoh company has a Gainesville branch about 1 mile from the 30-acre site off Thompson Bridge Road. The company used its volunteer day to help Hall County Master Gardeners and members of The Redbud Project prepare the preserve for future use. Another work day at the preserve will be held ...

October 22, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Local


‘The Rookie’ shares his tale at gala

Jim Morris was a slightly overweight, 35-year-old high school teacher with a bad arm when he reluctantly tried out for a professional baseball team.

October 22, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Spout Springs project bumped to No. 2 on priority list

Transportation planners have reshuffled priorities in a long-range plan for Gainesville-Hall County, now making Spout Springs Road widening its No. 2 project.

October 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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