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Gas station opponent now pleased with developers’ plans

Though he fought hard - and lost - against developers who wanted to bring a gas station to the edge of his retirement community, Tuesday night John Snyder spoke on behalf of the owners of the future RaceTrac gas station at the corner of McEver and Browns Bridge roads.

December 08, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lula officials hope new pump ends rain-induced sewage spills

Lula City Manager Dennis Bergin gets nervous every time it starts to rain.

December 08, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County set to alter school schedules

The Hall County Board of Education is on track to adopt a hybrid schedule next school year that would allow the system's high schools to operate with 35 fewer teachers. Hall Superintendent Will Schofield estimates the move will annually save the system between $2.5 million and $3 million.

December 08, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


SPLOST V collections near target

Despite the economic woes of the last year, SPLOST V collections were nearly on target.

December 07, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Deaton Creek helping sheriff’s office provide Christmas to needy

HOSCHTON - The Village at Deaton Creek homeowners hope to do their part in providing Christmas for needy families.

December 07, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man sought in Blairsville woman’s disappearance

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation wants the public's help in finding a man who may be involved in the August disappearance of a Blairsville woman.

December 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Red Cross: Give the gift of life by donating blood

During this season of giving, there's one gift that many people tend to overlook - blood donation.

December 07, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Sex ed course to be re-evaluated

A new sex education curriculum proposed for all elementary schoolers in Gainesville has caused too many parents and educators to blush, and the school board is prompting the district's Sex and AIDS Review Committee to re-evaluate the elementary curriculum it approved this spring.

December 07, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Public suggests renewing police accreditation

After two years in Gainesville, Daniel Duvall is here to stay.

December 07, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Love Lights raises $75,000 for hospice this year

Although the night air was chilling on Monday night, Hannah Langston was warmed from the inside as she stood outside the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

December 07, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


3 governors to talk water Dec. 15

The governors of Georgia, Alabama and Florida are all preparing to lend their voices to the tri-state water rights discussions.

December 07, 2009 | By Brandee A. Thomas and Melissa Weinman bthomas@gainesvilletimes.com | mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Hoschton woman convicted of fraud

ATLANTA - After a four-day trial and the jury's five-hour deliberation, a federal jury convicted Katherine Twigg, 48, of Hoschton on one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, and three counts of wire fraud.

December 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Images are burned into Pearl Harbor survivor's memory

JEFFERSON - Vernon Carter still remembers seeing the smiling face of a Japanese pilot as the attack on Pearl Harbor unfolded the morning of Dec. 7, 1941.

December 07, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Rainy weather expected to continue

If it seems like we've been getting more rain than usual for the past few months, it's not your imagination.

December 07, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


ACF basin group set to meet Thursday in Albany

Finding common ground is the mission of a group set to meet Thursday to discuss issues concerning the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin, an area that includes Lake Lanier.

December 06, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Public agencies brace for fuel tax, but helped by lower gas prices

Local governments, schools and public agencies are bracing for the impact of a 26-cent-per-gallon state excise tax on gasoline, which will contribute to $850 million or more in revenue for road and bridge projects across Georgia, that takes effect Wednesday.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Banks County building new sports complex

The Banks County Parks and Recreation Department will be holding a groundbreaking for its Windmill Park Sports Complex at 10 a.m. July 14.

June 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Library board selects new director, approves new budget

Lisa MacKinney will oversee a better than $2.62 million budget that eliminates worker furloughs as the new director of the Hall County Library System.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Challenged Child and Friends names Castell family services director

Challenged Child and Friends has named Creystal Castell as its family services coordinator.

June 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Chicopee Woods Golf Course completes shake-up of oversight committee

The shake-up of an oversight committee for the Chicopee Woods Golf Course was completed Tuesday, the latest move prompted by poor conditions and slipping revenues at the 600-acre course in Gainesville.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Child buying ice cream airlifted to hospital after being struck by car

A child buying ice cream Sunday was struck by a passing vehicle, Georgia State Patrol said.

June 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


SPLOST VII begins Wednesday, E-SPLOST scheduled for fall

Wednesday marks the start of a new round of special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST VII.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities investigating possible anti-gay hate crime in Forsyth County

June 30, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


County finance director resigns, search to begin soon

Hall County Finance Director Vickie Neikirk resigned on Monday.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Kipper Tool Co. celebrates military contract milestone

A Gainesville company is celebrating hitting the halfway mark in an $85 million contract with the Army to assemble and deliver 5-ton tool systems used in military engineering and demolition jobs.

June 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Action Ministries Gainesville event to unite local congregations

It's not often Christians of varying denominations gather for an evening of fellowship, but Terri Armour with Action Ministries Gainesville wants to bring people together for just that.

June 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville work session canceled

With only a few agenda items and the pending departure of City Manager Kip Padgett, who has resigned to take a similar job in North Carolina, the Gainesville City Council has canceled its scheduled work session for Thursday morning.

June 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Minorities unite to change Gainesville’s electoral system

The exterior of a house on residential Desota Street in Gainesville gives little away about the history it holds inside, save for a sign marking it as the office of the local Newtown Florist Club.

June 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Electric car owners take hit with new tax

A new state tax structure that takes effect Wednesday has stirred ire among some electric car owners.

June 29, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Spraygrounds require regular checking of chemical levels

Kayla Spurlock watched Monday afternoon as her daughter enjoyed the sprayground at Laurel Park. She takes Violet, who is 18 months old, about once a week to the area where she can play in the water spraying up from the ground.

June 29, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


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