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United Way exceeds $2 million goal

The United Way issued a challenge to the Hall County community, and area businesses rose to the occasion.

March 04, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Eased water restrictions help industry, homeowners

The coordinator of the Hall County Extension Service said Wednesday that allowing the use of soaker hoses and drip irrigation will be good news for the plant industry and homeowners.

March 04, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Georgia high court gets Gainesville case

The Supreme Court of Georgia will hear arguments next week in the appeal of a Gainesville man who was convicted for severely injuring an undercover officer with his car.

March 04, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


River Place will hold grand opening event, tour today

Northeast Georgia Health System will hold a grand opening celebration for Medical Plaza 1 at River Place in Braselton from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today.

March 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Short of members, Flowery Branch council cancels morning meeting

Flowery Branch City Council canceled its Wednesday morning meeting this morning because it failed to have a quorum.

March 04, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials: Suspect wrecked stolen car

A Gainesville man faces multiple charges after wrecking a car he had stolen from Auto Zone in Gainesville, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

March 04, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Government surplus foods to be distributed

Ninth District Opportunity Inc., in cooperation with local volunteers, will once again distribute surplus food from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Hall County.

March 04, 2009 | | Local


US House puts immigration program under review

Federal immigration officials are reviewing their agreements with local law enforcement agencies like the Hall County Sheriff's Office with an eye toward measuring the success of the program known as 287(g), a homeland security administrator told a congressional committee Wednesday.

March 04, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Main Street jail renovations waiting on local, federal agreement

Officials with a private prison company hope to start hiring locally in the next few months for an immigration detention facility at the site of the old Hall County jail.

March 04, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


South Hall wreck has traffic snarled

A wreck on Thompson Mill Road in South Hall has traffic backed up almost to Spout Springs Road, according to a Hall County dispatcher.

March 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gena Evans, ex-DOT chief, not surprised by firing

ATLANTA - Former state transportation commissioner Gena Evans said she wasn't surprised when the state transportation board voted to fire her last week.

March 04, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Get a luncheon lesson from three successful women

Three of Hall County's most successful women will share their expertise with other women in the community Thursday at the WomenSource Brown Bag Lunch.

March 04, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Officials urge residents to properly dispose of unwanted TVs

People everywhere keep hazardous materials - mercury, lead and cadmium - in their living rooms.

March 04, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


White County alcohol sales proceed with some caution

After being rejected by voters several times, a referendum finally passed in November allowing beer and wine to be sold in unincorporated White County.

March 04, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Storm cleanup work continues in Jackson, other counties

While most of the snow has disappeared in Hall County, the residual affects of Sunday's snowfall were still being felt Tuesday in Jackson County.

March 03, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Dock permit process to begin again Sept. 16

The Army Corps of Engineers plans to begin accepting applications Sept. 16 for the remaining boat dock permits on Lake Lanier.

August 28, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Threat leads to brief evacuations at North Georgia Tech

Students at North Georgia Technical College in Clarkesville have been given the all-clear to re-enter most buildings on campus after a threat was written on the wall of one building.

August 28, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville may increase service fee instead of water rate

After deadlocking earlier this month on whether to raise water rates 1 percent, Gainesville City Council will hold another vote to try and end the stalemate Tuesday night.

August 28, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Glades Reservoir: County holds off on seeking loans as project delays mount

The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority awarded $26 million in loans this week for three reservoir projects, but the proposed Glades Reservoir in Hall County was not one of them.

While county officials have requested about $14.5 million in direct investment from the state - which does not require any payback - through the Governor's Water Supply Program, they did not apply for a loan.

August 28, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Family honors Keaton Coker with charity

When Keaton Coker was struggling with brain cancer, his positivity was so persistent his family found it almost hard to believe.

August 28, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Bricks help build memorial

Area veterans replaced old sidewalk with new bricks Wednesday at a war memorial in Gainesville's Rock Creek Park. The bricks are inscribed with the names of people who have donated money for improvements to the park's memorials, including a planned archway. More than 200 inscribed bricks were installed.

August 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Badge and Bar: Commissioner of DJJ appointed to state council

Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Avery D. Niles has been selected by Gov. Nathan Deal to be chairman of the Georgia State Council for Interstate Juvenile Supervision.

August 27, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Woman arrested at rally

August 27, 2014 | Michele Hester Times Regional Staff | Local


One person qualifies for Clermont council seat

Eric Thomas is the lone candidate in Clermont Town Council's special election set for Nov. 4.

August 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Man gets 12 years in prison for 6-year-old’s death

A lost videotaped interview contributed to a murder defendant pleading guilty to a lesser charge Wednesday in Hall County Superior Court.

August 27, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Carter picks up support from state's teachers' group

ATLANTA - Democrat Jason Carter picked up the endorsement of one of the largest teachers' groups in Georgia on Wednesday, a move that was largely expected but helped him underscore a central message of his campaign against Republican Gov. Nathan Deal.

August 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Humanist group not satisfied with school system’s response on religious activity

A humanist group that accused coaches at Chestatee High School of leading students in prayer is not backing down after receiving a letter on behalf of the school district stating it will ensure all staff, students' and residents' rights are protected.

The Appignani Humanist Legal Center, the legal arm of the American Humanist Association, responded to the letter by alleging that religious activity is continuing at the school and in fact "these practices have been ongoing, pervasive and longstanding."

August 27, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall County’s plan to open its own pharmacy upsets local retailers

When the Hall County Board of Commissioners voted earlier this month to open a pharmacy and health clinic for employees, officials debated over the best location, whether the city of Gainesville should be a partner and how much savings could be generated.

August 27, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


District responds to letter: Prayers occurred a year ago

Hall County Schools' response to a letter from a humanist group that accused coaches at Chestatee High School of illegally leading students in prayer during football games and practices says the alleged offenses happened "almost a year ago."

August 27, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


No candidates yet in special election

Today's the last chance for candidates to emerge in Clermont Town Council's special election set for Nov. 4.

August 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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