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Hall County wants a cut of lake home rentals

Hall County officials are discussing changing the law to allow short-term rentals for homes on Lake Lanier, something Convention and Visitors Bureau President Stacey Dickson said will be a "game changer" for tourism in Hall County.

January 16, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Three convicted in Hall County drug cases

A Buford man was sentenced to 12 years in prison this week after being convicted of multiple drug and traffic offenses.

January 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Islands resort dedicates new wastewater plant for coming growth

Inside a building meant for treating waste, the Lake Lanier Islands Development Authority celebrated the possibility of new things Friday.

January 16, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Forsyth County residents butt heads on future of Bethel Park

Fred Baumann enjoys walking his dog at Bethel Park. He doesn't want people to look back years from now and wonder why Forsyth County didn't preserve access to the site on Lake Lanier.

January 15, 2010 | Alyssa LaRenzie Times regional staff | Local


Stimulus money covers Jefferson road project

JEFFERSON - Federal stimulus funds are officially at work in Jackson County on a roadway resurfacing project, according to Georgia Department of Transportation officials.

January 15, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall juvenile court trains volunteers to work with truant students

Walter Rucker can remember when a Gainesville city truant officer put the fear of God into teenagers playing hooky from school.

January 15, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Parenting columnist to speak in Gainesville

The North Hall Community Education Foundation has scheduled an event Thursday featuring syndicated parenting columnist John Rosemond.

January 15, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Newtown Florist Club expands MLK holiday

After 40 years of celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream with a march through the streets of Gainesville, the Newtown Florist Club is shaking things up a bit.

January 15, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


East Hall teen injured in ATV accident

A 13-year-old East Hall boy was airlifted to an Atlanta hospital today following a serious crash on an all-terrain vehicle.

January 15, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Ex-deputy indicted in child molestation case

A Hall County grand jury returned a child molestation indictment against a former internal affairs officer for the Hall County Sheriff's Office this week.

January 15, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Puppies from the humane society practice philanthropy

There is now a waiting list for the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia's popular pet therapy program.

January 15, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ethics code draft gets scrapped

Hall County commissioners decided Thursday to scrap the work they had done on a proposed ethics code after agreeing with its critics that it lacked teeth.

January 15, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Commission chairman talks water, taxes in annual speech

FLOWERY BRANCH - Dismissing moves to resolve the tri-state battle over Lake Lanier's water, Board of Commissioners Chairman Tom Oliver touted in his State of Hall County speech Thursday sped-up plans to build the Glades Farm Reservoir.

January 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Forsyth interested in Glades reservoir

Forsyth County plans to take neighboring Hall County up on an offer to participate in the planning and pursuit of the Glades Farm Reservoir.

January 15, 2010 | Alyssa LaRenzie Times regional staff | Local


EPD fines Gainesville over ’09 sewage overflows

The state's Environmental Protection Division fined the Gainesville Public Utilities Department for unpermitted discharges last year into Limestone Creek and Lake Lanier.

January 14, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Hall schools look to update aging bus fleet

After putting off school bus purchases completely during five of the past 10 years, Hall County school officials are playing catch-up to update their aging ...

March 29, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Responders practice emergency management skills

One by one, students sporting mock injuries like gashes and broken bones were carried on stretchers by medics during an annual training exercise Tuesday.

March 29, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Buford looks for assist from Hall County to pay for new school

Funding for a new $70 million high school in Buford should get an assist from Hall County, the city's long-time political leader said Tuesday.

March 29, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Center Point honors students, business leaders for dedication to community

Every year, Center Point Mentoring honors their heroes.

March 29, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Three from Gainesville sentenced in tax fraud scheme

Three people from Gainesville were sentenced Tuesday for involvement in an income tax fraud scheme, according to authorities.

March 28, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Lane closure set this week on Boling Bridge project

An overnight single-lane closure is set this week as work continues on the Boling Bridge replacement on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 at the Hall-Forsyth county ...

March 28, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Huddle House opens in New Holland

One of Gainesville's fastest growing business areas added another restaurant Monday.

March 28, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


GDOL to host 4th recruitment for Flexicrew in Cornelia

The Georgia Department of Labor's Habersham Area Career Center will host a fourth recruitment for Flexicrew, a staffing and employment agency, to hire 50 ...

March 28, 2017 | | Local


Officials seek South Hall school rezoning feedback

Parents in South Hall have a couple of months to view online resources to help them assess how a Hall County Schools rezoning plan to ...

March 27, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville man gets 25 years in prison for assault, kidnapping

Taking the stand, Imam Bilal Ali said he would "pray for leniency" for the man convicted of threatening him and later abducting a child.

March 27, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall school system honors vets with honorary diplomas

Gov. Nathan Deal made a surprise visit to Hall County to honor five military veterans who received honorary high school diplomas from the Hall County ...

March 27, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Teacher suspected in $6 million drug seizure resigns

A Chestatee Academy teacher submitted her resignation in lieu of termination after the Hall County Sheriff's Office suspected her in a $6 million drug ...

March 27, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Project improving intersections in downtown Gainesville to start Wednesday

A downtown Gainesville project geared to helping improve pedestrian safety and access at five busy intersections is scheduled to start Wednesday.

March 27, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Woman recounts alleged rape as case moves on to Superior Court

A woman took the stand Monday and said she feared for her life when a man put a pillow over her face and allegedly sexually ...

March 27, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Car slumber event aims to open eyes to homeless

Nine people slept in their cars Friday night to raise awareness of homelessness in Hall County.

March 27, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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