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Furry, feathered friends say ‘cheese’ for Santa

While some people are showing off pictures of their grandchildren this holiday season, pet owners like Joan Beasley and Stacy Irvin will show photos of their pooches.

November 14, 2009 | BY NICKI PRICE For The Times | Local


Jefferson Parks and Recreation is offering variety of classes

JEFFERSON - While maintaining award-winning athletic programs, the city of Jefferson Parks and Recreation Department also is working to continue broadening its offerings to appeal to more residents.

November 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Smithgall gets second honorary doctorate

As a former journalist, not much gets by Lessie Smithgall. But with a lot of planning and a few tricks, Brenau University administrators were able to pull the wool over her eyes Friday - at least for a little while.

November 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Students apply to colleges via Web

Seniors at Chestatee, East Hall and Gainesville high schools got a ticket out of class and into the computer lab to apply to colleges online this week.

November 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Those autumn leaves are everywhere

Flowery Branch resident Paulette Kennedy doesn't mind leaves covering up her driveway.

November 14, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Gainesville State looks forward to new academic building

After seven years of financial planning, Gainesville State College administrators on Friday celebrated the ground breaking of the college's much-needed new academic building.

November 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Volunteers set out today for cleanup

Hall County marshals and a slew of volunteers will take to the streets of District 4 this morning to help people clean up their neighborhoods.

November 13, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local




Hall County Commissioners want signs only in English for next election

The Hall County Board of Commissioners at its board meeting Thursday told the elections office to stick to English-only signs in the next election.

November 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Corps: Rising Lanier has submerged some docks

On the heels of this week's heavy rainfall, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Thursday it has heard from many Lake Lanier residents whose docks and walkways now are under water.

November 12, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 charged in wire, fixture theft

Gainesville police have charged two Flowery Branch men with burglary for reportedly stealing items from a vacant house.

November 12, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall Humane Society offers pet photos with Santa

The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia is offering pet photos with Santa Claus this weekend.

November 12, 2009 | | Local


Red Cross holds food drive for two local charities

Through Dec. 24, the American Red Cross is urging blood donors to help two Hall County charities.

November 12, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Fashion ‘friend-raiser’ benefits Challenged Child and Friends

Dozens of models pranced down the runway at Chattahoochee Country Club on Thursday to raise awareness for Challenged Child and Friends.

November 12, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Students safe after 2 school buses collide

Two Hall County school buses carrying students had a minor collision in the parking lot of Lanier Elementary after school Thursday.

November 12, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Gainesville City Council approves lease agreement with Kubota

The Gainesville City Council approved a lease agreement Tuesday with Kubota Manufacturing of America, granting the company access to city-owned land in exchange for site improvements.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Planning group gives its OK to "complete streets"

A group of area planners has given its OK to a policy that requires considering all modes of travel in road construction.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


District attorney drops charge against grieving father

Charges have been officially dropped against a grieving father arrested April 12 for trying to put up safety barriers at his daughter's wreck site.

April 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Local Agenda: Hall planning commission OKs mobile home relocation

The controversial relocation of a mobile home near Lake Lanier was recommended for approval by the Hall County Planning Commission on Monday, with board members expressing sympathy for nearby homeowners while saying their hands are tied.

April 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


US 129 passing lane changing to turn lane Tuesday

Ga. 11/U.S. 129 is scheduled for a face-lift Tuesday.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Child advocates gather for memorial garden dedication

Nineteen years ago, Investigator Gerald Couch began his work on a case involving a 19-month-old beaten and killed by his babysitter.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Superintendent clarifies how parents can refuse Georgia Milestones test for children

With the contested testing set to begin Wednesday, Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield further clarified how parents may refuse the Georgia Milestones exam for their children at Monday night's school board meeting at Flowery Branch High School.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Parents, faculty take up redistricting for South Hall elementary schools

The latter half of the Hall County school board meeting Monday night at Flowery Branch High School focused on where the lines will be made regarding elementary schools in the southern part of the district.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville school board hears concerns about Vickery’s treatment

The Gainesville City School Board meeting Monday had a larger-than-average crowd, when a number of residents came to express support for Wayne Vickery.

April 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


University of North Georgia expanding to Blue Ridge

The University of North Georgia plans to open an instructional site in Blue Ridge this fall.

April 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Banks County deputy injured in hit-and-run

A North Carolina man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving under the influence after a hit-and-run collision with a Banks County Sheriff's Office patrol car on Interstate 85 near Homer.

April 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bird researcher alarms UNG campus with unusual attire

To University of North Georgia students at the Dahlonega campus, fear not: Someone in a Ronald Reagan mask lurking in the bushes is simply a professor doing research about birds.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Severe storms bring possibility of tornadoes

Hall County and much of Northeast Georgia is under a tornado watch until 8 p.m.

April 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Outreach Center plans rally to raise awareness of veteran suicides

The North Georgia Veteran's Outreach Center will host a rally Wednesday afternoon in the downtown Gainesville square to raise awareness about suicide among military veterans.

April 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ga. Supreme Court upholds Hall man’s murder conviction

All of the Georgia Supreme Court justices ruled to uphold a Hall County man's murder conviction and life sentence, which stem from a 2008 shooting.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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