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Jefferson keeps close eye on its trees

In general, people don't pay much attention to trees unless one is about to fall on their house, but that is not the case for a group of Jefferson volunteers.

November 11, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


‘Red Hat’ plaintiff: ‘SuSu’ based on me

When Vickie Stewart purchased two copies of "The Red Hat Club" directly from the book's author, Haywood Smith, after a baby shower in 2004, she didn't intend to read it.

November 11, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Students get hands-on training in multimedia

Lanier Charter Career Academy's new Digital High program is giving students interested in multimedia and online marketing a chance to get their feet wet.

November 11, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Driver charged after car goes through courthouse courtyard

A possibly intoxicated driver barrelled through the courtyard of the Hall County Courthouse on Wednesday.

November 11, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


More retail proposed in Braselton

Residents living near Chateau Elan soon may have the opportunity to shop a little closer to home.

November 11, 2009 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


COMING SUNDAY: Find out what happens when you call 911

It's an emergency. Frantically, you dial 911. The operator answers, takes your information, and notifies the appropriate responders.

Now what happens?

November 11, 2009 | | Local


Ida brings more than 4 inches of rain to area

Wet weather moving through Georgia in advance of storms along the Gulf Coast dropped as much as 4 inches of rain in parts of the state and has pushed Lake Lanier over the 1072-foot level.

November 11, 2009 | From staff and wire reports | Local


East Hall celebration hails those who fought

Representing every branch of the armed forces and every theater of combat, a line of veterans filed onto the basketball court Tuesday night at East Hall High School to applause from those gathered to honor them.

November 11, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Gainesville planning board backs standards for group homes

Gainesville's Planning and Appeals Board on Tuesday voted to recommend that the City Council approve a number of changes to the city's Unified Land Development Code.

November 11, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Woman prepares rally for soldiers at church

A sergeant in the military once told Hall County resident Becky Pratt that the worst feeling to experience after arriving at an overseas deployment is "that you've been forgotten."

November 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Veterans share common bonds

Today on Veterans Day, veterans both young and old will pause to reflect on their service and those who fought before them.

November 11, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


United Way more than halfway to raising $1.87 million

The United Way of Hall County has three more months to meet its $1.87 million goal.

November 11, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


As World War II veterans fade into history, their memories continue

A Sunday event bringing together veterans organizations from Hall County had plenty of World War II items on display but no veterans from that era to talk about them.

November 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials say duplex fire might be accident

A fire in a duplex on East Main Street displaced two families and killed five pets Tuesday, according to Hall County Fire officials.

November 11, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Defamation suit over book comes to trial

Author Haywood Smith smiled Tuesday when her attorney said parts of her book read like scenes from the 50's-era television series "I Love Lucy."

November 11, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | 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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