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Gainesville earns designation for water stewardship

Gainesville joined an "exclusive club" Tuesday, electing to join with the state Department of Community Affairs to become a WaterFirst community.

April 22, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Barnes doesn’t rule out joining 2010 race

CUMMING - Former Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes said Tuesday that he is continuing to ponder a run for the office he lost to Sonny Perdue in 2002.

April 22, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


It's time to live green (without spending too much of it!)

You might find yourself more conscious of the environment today, yet even more aware of the recession's stress on your wallet.

April 22, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Report says many Latinos in South are targets of abuse

There's a problem in the Latino community that outsiders may not be aware of.

April 22, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


17-year-old, 4 juveniles charged with burglary

Five people, one 17-year-old and four juveniles, were arrested Tuesday and each charged with one count of burglary, Hall County Sheriff's officials reported.

April 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Arrests made after teen party busted in Forsyth County

Undercover Forsyth County sheriff's investigators busted a teen party over the weekend in Cumming, officials said Tuesday.

April 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Lobbyist says cities must reach out for better ties to legislature

A top lobbyist for the Georgia Municipal Association on Tuesday told city officials from throughout Northeast Georgia that cities were spared a worse fate from the 2009 session of the Georgia General Assembly.

April 21, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hall County school office blessed with new 'Gardens on Green'

After two years of hard work, the Gardens on Green was dedicated Tuesday from an idea that was planted in 2007.

April 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Helen gets new walkway over Chattahoochee River

HELEN - This Alpine village might be known, at least partially, for people hoisting beer steins.

April 21, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Speaker, author, environmentalist wants every day to be Earth Day

Earth Day and all its tree-hugging glory will be no more than a memory by Thursday.

April 20, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


No spring spike to regional gas prices

Current gas prices are defying normal trends, and most drivers are hoping the pattern continues.

April 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County set to discuss old jail with Gainesville

Hall County commissioners agreed Monday to sit down with Gainesville officials to discuss the future of the old county jail in Midtown Gainesville, including selling the property.

April 20, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Most Gainesville departments seek less money from city

Gainesville Chief Financial Officer Melody Marlowe told the City Council on Monday that the city will be $900,000 short on revenue this fiscal year.

April 20, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall transit offers free bus rides

The Red Rabbit is celebrating National Earth Day on Wednesday by providing free rides for the day and by rolling out route changes.

April 20, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Funeral held for girl killed in ATV wreck

Funeral services were held Monday for a 12-year-old Alto girl who was killed Friday night in an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle in Banks County.

April 20, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


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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


Oakwood plans only hearing on 2015 budget

Now that it has approved a significant tax increase to support its 2015 budget, Oakwood City Council is looking to nail down the spending plan itself.

October 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Edgewater apartments to undergo renovation after sale

One of Gainesville's lakefront properties is getting a makeover.

October 26, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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