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Rezoning proposals clustered around busy South Hall intersection

Rezoning and annexation hearings are set for Thursday for five properties clustered around the busy intersection of Hog Mountain Road and Spout Springs Road in South Hall.

May 10, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jackson County Commission approves loan for new airport hangars

JEFFERSON - The Jackson County airport will be getting new hangars thanks to a loan from the Jackson County Commission.

May 10, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Mother's Day is one of the ‘high eating holidays’ for restaurants

When it comes to cooking, in most households that responsibility typically falls on the matriarch's shoulders.

May 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Stamp prices hit 44 cents today

Unless you bought the "forever" stamps, you may need some 1 cent stamps. Starting today, the cost of a first-class stamp increases to 44 cents.

May 10, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jefferson school administrator prepared for anything

As the associate superintendent of Jefferson City Schools, Sherri Gibney-Sherman knows that she has to be prepared to handle the unknown.

May 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Community center shelved in Forsyth

CUMMING - Plans for a youth community center in a northeastern Forsyth County neighborhood appear uncertain, though both sides say the issue may not be over. But plans are likely to go ahead to upgrade a park in Jackson County.

May 10, 2009 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Traditional birth is possible after C-section

As children celebrated their mothers Sunday, some moms may have reflected on the day they first gave birth and their lives were forever changed.

May 10, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Oakwood may allow fees to be paid with plastic

Oakwood City Council is looking at setting up a system where traffic violators can pay court fines and costs with a credit card.

May 10, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Civilian Conservation Corps ‘boys’ recall New Deal jobs program at reunion

BLAIRSVILLE – In 1937, 19-year-old Murl Garoutte left his home in Marionville, Mo., boarding a steam engine train bound for the Nevada desert to join 3 million other young men mobilized across the nation in the "Tree Army."

May 10, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Statue of late Frances Meadows sits in a basement

Wrapped in moving blankets in the basement of Hall County's Courthouse Annex, a grand statue of the late Frances Meadows sits alone.

May 10, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jefferson to take up noise ordinance again

A noisy discussion that began in March in Jefferson will continue Monday during the city council's regularly scheduled work session.

May 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fair, resort help put Towns on tourism map

HIAWASSEE - In 1950, the Towns County Lions Club decided to hold a three-day fair on the grounds of the local high school.The event brought 2,000 people to the tiny town of Hiawassee.

May 10, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


NE Georgia communities thrive by luring visitors to share their beauty

HIAWASSEE - In his new book, "Purt Nigh Gone: The Old Mountain Ways," former governor and U.S. Sen. Zell Miller remembers the days when he could play hopscotch in the middle of U.S. 76.

May 10, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Military moms see holiday pass with loved ones on deployment

FLOWERY BRANCH - Sons and daughters will gather today around their mothers, showering them with gifts and taking them to crowded restaurants.

May 10, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Body of missing UGA professor found in woods

ATHENS - An international manhunt for a former University of Georgia professor accused of shooting his wife and two others ended Saturday when search dogs sniffed out his body in a wooded area about a mile from his abandoned Jeep.

May 10, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


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Deputy struck by vehicle while directing traffic at school

October 28, 2014 | BY KAYLA ROBINS krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Oakwood budget hearing draws no residents

No one showed for Oakwood's public hearing Monday on the South Hall city's fiscal 2015 budget.

October 28, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Lake group privately hashing out water management plan

Jim McClatchey said he hopes a private water group can still produce its own water management plan for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basin, which includes Lake Lanier.

October 28, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Local Agenda: Early voting remains steady for 2nd week

As far as midterm elections go, Hall County voters appear to be taking advantage of early voting options.

October 28, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local priorities for 2015 General Assemby taking shape

The Georgia Municipal Association, a lobbying group for the interests of Georgia cities, laid out several priorities for the 2015 session of the state General Assembly during a meeting Monday night in Buford with local government officials.

October 27, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville workshop to focus on starting a business

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center will offer a workshop for individuals who are interested in either starting or growing a new venture.

October 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


$565K grant to help Hall schools improve Wi-Fi access

Hall County schools have been awarded a $565,189 grant from the state to help cover the costs of upgrading the district's Wi-Fi infrastructure, district officials announced Monday at a school board meeting.

October 27, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Kubota expanding, plans to create 650 jobs

Kubota Manufacturing of America plans to expand its headquarters in Gainesville, creating 650 jobs and investing $100 million into the project over the next several years.

October 27, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local




Students attend climate march in New York

Kayla Ballenger has been an environmentalist for as long as she can remember, so when she had a chance to attend the People's Climate March, a march on the United Nations Climate Summit in New York last month, the decision was easy.

October 27, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Air Force vet, mom of 3 calls getting Habitat home 'emotional,' 'overwhelming'

At first glance, the newly rebuilt house, situated in a nondescript neighborhood called Wintergreen Court, doesn't look any different from every other freshly constructed home in the Flowery Branch area.

October 27, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Ga. Senate debate: Nunn, Perdue spar over gridlock

October 27, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Dogs dress up for charity

The 2014 Howl-O-Ween pet costume contest and parade Sunday brought furry friends and their owners to Laurel Park in Gainesville for the event sponsored by Hall County Parks & Leisure and the Hall County Animal Shelter. Contest categories included scariest, funniest, cutest, best owner/pet look-alike and best overall. After the contest, the pets were paraded around the park. Participants were asked to donate pet-friendly items such as newspapers or paper towels for the Hall County Animal Shelter.

October 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Class Notes: Middle school programs of choice open for applications

Applications are now open for rising sixth-graders at the Da Vinci Academy and the Earhart-Edison Exploration Academy, Hall County's programs of choice for middle school students.

October 27, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Governor candidates clash on education, jobs, taxes

ATLANTA - The candidates for Georgia governor came to their third and final debate ready to attack, ramping up their accusations on education, taxes and the economy.

October 26, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


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