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Winter weather increases the price of gas

Below-normal temperatures, a weakened dollar and crude oil price increases have created a recipe for emptier wallets at the gas pumps.

January 06, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


This pipe dream came true

Pipe after pipe, members of First Presbyterian Church took part in the creation of future music Wednesday.

January 06, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


New council takes over in Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH - A new era of government began Wednesday in Flowery Branch as three City Council members were introduced and the council agreed to switch to night meetings as a way to better involve the public.

January 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Forecaster: Conditions ‘perfect’ for snow on Thursday

There's a good chance that Northeast Georgia will be covered in snow Thursday.

January 06, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch swears in mayor, new city council members

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch Mayor Diane Hirling, re-elected to a second four-year term, was sworn in on Wednesday morning along with three new city council members.

January 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man sentenced for role in strip club fire

A Gainesville man whose role in setting fire to an Atlanta strip club led to a sting that ensnared four other Dahlonega-based soldiers was sentenced this week in federal court.

Former Army medic Sandeo Pablo Dyson, 46, was sentenced to five years in prison for the Jan. 1, 2007 arson fire at Club Onyx.

January 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


The gavel's in Bruner's hands now

Gainesville has a new mayor and new mayor pro tempore for the next two years.

January 05, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Braselton tops US list for high-growth areas

From staff reports

January 05, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Bond denied in murder case

Saying a 19-year-old murder suspect posed "a significant and substantial risk to flee," a judge denied bond in the case Tuesday.

January 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


High-speed networks heading for the hills

Gov. Sonny Perdue visited North Georgia College & State University on Tuesday to award a $2.5 million grant from the OneGeorgia Authority to pave the way for the area's electronic super highway.

January 05, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Road work in Cumming will detour traffic

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces a detour to facilitate the reconstruction of the intersection at Brookwood and Caney roads.

January 05, 2010 | | Local


Blazes keep firefighters busy

Hall County firefighters responded to at least two fires Tuesday as temperatures plunged.

January 05, 2010 | | Local


Resident to lead Georgia Public Service Commission

Commissioner Lauren "Bubba" McDonald Jr. began Tuesday his one-year term as chairman of the Georgia Public Service Commission.

January 05, 2010 | | Local


Workshops educate board members

The Junior League of Gainesville-Hall County hosted a workshop Tuesday to help nonprofit organizations in the community get a fresh start in the new year.

January 05, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Cable franchise fees bolster cities’ budgets

Having cable service may do more than keep your family entertained. It may also help your local government provide quality services and balance its budget.

January 05, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Local business owner announces candidacy for Gainesville City Council

Gainesville resident Zack Thompson announced Wednesday that he will run against incumbent Bob Hamrick for the Ward 2 seat on the Gainesville City Council this fall.

May 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge & Bar: Accused in taxi cab slaying file for judge recusal, separate trials

Five people indicted in the death of a Taxi El Palmar driver filed motions recently related to a new judge presiding over the case and to have separate trials.

May 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Teen driver sentenced in crash that killed North Forsyth student

The teenage driver in a single-vehicle wreck that killed a rising North Forsyth High School senior last June faces five years in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree vehicular homicide.

May 20, 2015 | Kayla Robins Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville’s Serra earns certification from UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government

Alicia Serra earned local finance officer certification in the first quarter of 2015 through the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government's financial management training program.

May 20, 2015 | | Local


Department of Labor hosting Wrigley recruiting event

The Georgia Department of Labor will host a recruiting event next week to help Wrigley Manufacturing Company hire a number of workers for its plant in Flowery Branch.

May 20, 2015 | | Local


Online records, interpreters at center of courthouse budget requests

In the basement of the Hall County Courthouse, clerks go through anywhere between 8,500 and 9,000 files on cases in a month.

May 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Chicopee golf director let go amid financial woes

Deteriorating conditions and dwindling revenues have prompted officials at the Chicopee Woods Golf Course to lay off the director of golf, take ownership of the pro shop and consider a shakeup of members on an oversight committee in an effort to get the ball back on the green.

May 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch moves forward on plans for new city hall

With Flowery Branch Mayor Mike Miller calling it the "second most important date" the city has had after becoming home base for the Atlanta Falcons, council members approved the very first steps of developing a new city hall location.

May 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville Council formally adopts 2016 budget

Gainesville City Council formally adopted a $30.7 million general fund spending plan for the 2016 fiscal year Tuesday night.

May 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Kids create Northeast Georgia History Center activities for their peers

Young visitors to the Northeast Georgia History Center will now have activities made just for them, including scavenger hunts, scrapbooks, picture guides and more.

May 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Eyes on the Road: Work planned soon along I-85 Express Lane

The Georgia Department of Transportation and the State Road and Tollway Authority are planning safety improvements on the Interstate 85 Express Lane in the coming weeks.

May 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville city manager announces resignation

Gainesville City Council members said they have big shoes to fill after City Manager Kip Padgett announced his resignation Tuesday night.

May 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville school board recognizes retirees

Eighteen of Gainesville City Schools' employees were recognized Tuesday as their service to the school system comes to an end.

May 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Integration-era Gainesville High School principal dies at age 81

Gainesville High School's principal during integration and a beloved figure who was involved in community service long past retirement has died.

May 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville to approve budget, tax rates Tuesday

Gainesville City Council will formally approve its 2016 fiscal year budget when it meets Tuesday night, and also set property tax rates for the coming year.

May 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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