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Flowery Branch utilities to jump, but no tax hike planned

To balance its tight 2011-12 budget, Flowery Branch is resorting to several approaches, including raising water and sewer rates by 2 percent, freezing employee pay and benefits and moving $133,330 from a reserve fund.

May 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sign replacement to cause delays on I-985 S. at Exit 24

Work should begin at noon to replace an Interstate 985 traffic information sign that had been damaged several years ago by a passing truck.

May 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge: Alleged hitman’s indictment will stand

A judge denied a motion Monday to dismiss the grand jury indictment of Reginald Coleman, the alleged triggerman in the 2010 Valentine's Day contract killing of 45-year-old Richard Schoeck.

May 23, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Jackson County road to be closed to through traffic

Pinecrest Lane in Jackson County will be closed to through traffic beginning May 31.

May 23, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


J.C. Smith running for Hall tax commissioner

Gainesville resident J.C. Smith announced Monday he is running for Hall County tax commissioner.

May 23, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Local man tries to break indoor rowing record

For the next two days, there will be one fewer rowing machine available at Fitness Forum on Thompson Bridge Road.

May 23, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Hall may fit Sunday sales question onto 2012 ballot

Hall County will see a vote on Sunday alcohol sales, but the Board of Commissioners wants it to coincide with an already-scheduled election.

May 23, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Students build replica of WWII tank

OAKWOOD - The olive green tank looked like it could have rolled off the trailer and onto the battlefield.

May 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Commissioner seeks solution to landfill losses

As the Hall County Board of Commissioners begins to make tough budget choices, Commissioner Craig Lutz wants to find a solution for the county's landfill fund, which he says is unprofitable.

May 23, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Damaged DOT message sign to be replaced Tuesday

An Interstate 985 traffic information sign damaged several years ago by a passing truck is finally being replaced and traffic in the area is expected to be affected.

May 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Hall wreck victim identified

Georgia State Patrol officials identified Gainesville resident Bill Smith, 61, as the man killed in an early Sunday morning North Hall car accident.

May 23, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Seven people displaced from early morning fire

A dryer fire caused an early Monday blaze that displaced seven people from a Gainesville home.

May 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


New East Hall High building part of SPLOST projects

Holding chorus in a portable classroom, a cafeteria or even a theater is not ideal - especially when that space changes each year.

May 22, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Fair Street school expected to have bright future

Tuesday marks the last day students will travel through the halls of Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School.

May 22, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Habersham tour focuses on water

Habersham County has seven municipalities and each has its own water utility.

May 22, 2011 | By Tricia Nadolny news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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There goes the sun: Elachee holds solar eclipse festival

Before the sun disappears behind the moon on Monday, Elachee Nature Science Center prepared its visitors Saturday at a Solar Eclipse Festival, where visitors young ...

August 19, 2017 | By Kaylee Martin kmartin@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Protest peaceful, conversations sometimes heated about Gainesville Confederate monument

No violence occurred at a protest of the Confederate monument in Gainesville's downtown square.

August 19, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Two schools have eclipse glasses recalled days before event

As educators worked on final plans for Monday's viewing of the total solar eclipse, two Hall County schools were scrambling to find enough eclipse ...

August 19, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Gainesville Fire Chief credits Boys and Girls Club for career

After his father left town at age 10, Jerome Yarbrough spent his time at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Lanier, where his hard-working mother ...

August 19, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Public, businesses react to new downtown drinking ordinance

Dozens of workers hustled to keep up with orders from Atlas Pizza customers at tables inside and on the curbside Friday, the downtown square in ...

August 19, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Candidate qualifying begins next week for municipal elections

Cities hold elections this year, and some key positions, particularly mayoral seats, are up for grabs in the Nov. 7 election.

August 18, 2017 | | Local


Protest planned against Gainesville's Confederate monument

A protest of the Confederate memorial in downtown Gainesville is planned for 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

August 18, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Fazoli’s out of the picture in Gainesville

The much-talked about opening of a Fazoli's Italian restaurant in the New Holland area has been derailed, The Times learned Thursday.

August 18, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Good News Clinics reflects on 25 years, pushes to continue its work

Thursday night's dinner wasn't just a celebration of Good News Clinics' 25th anniversary.

August 18, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former Lakeview leader calls dedication a ‘humbling experience’

Before participating in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday morning for a new middle school building at Lakeview Academy named in his honor, Ferrell Singleton took a ...

August 18, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Answers scarce on gas leak false alarm

Little new information came to light Thursday regarding a suspected gas leak earlier this week that was a false alarm.

August 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Woman pulled from Lanier is in critical condition

A 21-year-old woman was in critical condition Thursday afternoon at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a near drowning Wednesday night in Lake Lanier.

August 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Ask The Times: Abandoned hotel for sale with commercial hopes

If you've been wondering about something in your community, Ask The Times is your place to get answers. The following question was submitted by ...

August 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Ask The Times: No plans for north-south road to relieve Jesse Jewell traffic

If you've been wondering about something in your community, Ask The Times is your place to get answers. The following question was submitted by ...

August 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Two men indicted in 2014 West Avenue slaying

Two men were indicted this week on murder charges in alleged connection to a 2014 shooting death on West Avenue in Gainesville.

August 17, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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