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Rain may bring relief to parched area

For the first time since early May, the Hall County area might get doused with rain today and Friday.

May 25, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville school budget looks better than expected

Only a handful of Gainesville City Schools employees - and no members of the public - were present at the school board's general budget hearings Wednesday.

May 25, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Students have an emotional last day at Fair Street

Emotions ran high Tuesday as the faculty, students and community celebrated the last day of school at Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School, set to be demolished this fall and rebuilt.

May 25, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Clermont eyes alcohol restrictions

A new Clermont ordinance could completely prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages and include restrictions on open containers and brown-bagging.

May 24, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Flowery Branch deals with lower SPLOST revenues

A fall in projected sales tax revenue, brought about by a weakened economy, has Flowery Branch re-examining projects in its 1-percent special purpose local option sales tax program.

May 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County schools change work week

The Hall County school system is pioneering a 10-hour, four-day work week this summer in an effort to save money on utility costs.

May 24, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Reception Thursday for retiring Oakwood city planner

A reception is set for 5-7 p.m. Thursday for Oakwood City Planner Larry Sparks, who is retiring this week after 38 years of public service.

May 24, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Final preparations being made for Memorial Day parade

Everything is mostly set. Now it's largely a matter of watching weather forecasts and hoping against a repeat of last year's thunderstorms.

May 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local women in audience for taping of last ‘Oprah’ show

Over the years, Susan Smithson has watched from home as Oprah Winfrey interviewed guests such as Tom Cruise, John Travolta and President Barack Obama.

May 24, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Cornelia man indicted on false loan statement charges

Mitchell C. Simpson, 42, of Cornelia was indicted Tuesday on charges of making false statements to Cornelia-based Community Bank & Trust.

May 24, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Judge refuses to suppress evidence in murder case

Evidence in the 2010 Valentine's Day murder of Richard Schoeck may be circumstantial, but it's sufficient, Hall County Superior Court Judge Jason Deal said Tuesday.

May 24, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Flowery Branch utilities to jump, but no tax hike planned

To balance its tight 2011-12 budget, Flowery Branch is resorting to several approaches, including raising water and sewer rates by 2 percent, freezing employee pay and benefits and moving $133,330 from a reserve fund.

May 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sign replacement to cause delays on I-985 S. at Exit 24

Work should begin at noon to replace an Interstate 985 traffic information sign that had been damaged several years ago by a passing truck.

May 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge: Alleged hitman’s indictment will stand

A judge denied a motion Monday to dismiss the grand jury indictment of Reginald Coleman, the alleged triggerman in the 2010 Valentine's Day contract killing of 45-year-old Richard Schoeck.

May 23, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Jackson County road to be closed to through traffic

Pinecrest Lane in Jackson County will be closed to through traffic beginning May 31.

May 23, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


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Gainesville mayor delivers upbeat ‘state of the city’

Gainesville has come a long way from the depths of the Great Recession when the economy tanked and projects screeched to a halt for lack ...

February 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Airport upgrades could start in summer

Gainesville City Manager Bryan Lackey said Tuesday he hopes improvements can begin at Lee Gilmer Airport this summer.

February 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Traffic is key issue in meeting about proposed retirement community

Plans for a massive retirement community off Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 and Ahaluna Drive in Gainesville have residents concerned about a further meltdown in traffic.

February 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Criminal justice council recommends changes to probation

State officials are recommending changes to help reduce what they say is the highest rate of felons on probation in the country.

February 21, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Poverty workshop looks to fill gaps in outreach services

Organizers are expecting a large gathering for a workshop Friday that will look at what services are available and which ones are lacking to address ...

February 21, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Former Hall firefighter killed off duty in tree-trimming accident

ATHENS - An Athens firefighter who previously worked as a firefighter in Hall County is dead after he was injured in a tree-trimming accident.

February 21, 2017 | From wire, Times staff reports | Local


Lakeview, Johnson teens named STAR students

Dhruv Gaur and Jackson Patrick Kelly aren't just great students. They were named STAR student school system winners, as part of the Student Teacher ...

February 21, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville City Council finalizes road being named for Deshaun Watson

It's official - the gateway to Gainesville High School between Pearl Nix Parkway and Century Place has been renamed Deshaun Watson Way in honor of ...

February 21, 2017 | | Local


Georgia DNR encouraging hunters to kill coyotes

Georgia hunters are encouraged to thin the state's population of coyotes.

February 21, 2017 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Oakwood citizens: Maintain small-town feel, connect with UNG campus

Keeping the small-town feel for Oakwood while finding ways to connect with the nearby University of North Georgia campus were two aspects at the forefront ...

February 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Lula to put up signs warning of stray animals

Signs could go up soon in Lula identifying areas where the northeast Hall County city is having problems with stray animals.

February 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cost of new Sardis Road compactor site nearly doubles

A project to build a new Sardis Road compactor site is running almost 100 percent over budget, Hall County commissioners learned at a work session ...

February 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Funding for Spout Springs Road widening on fast track

Hall County officials are poised to begin funneling more funds from the county's special purpose local option sales tax revenues to begin phase 1 ...

February 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Trailer returned to Boy Scouts, 2 charged in theft from church

Two men are accused of stealing a trailer belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its Boy Scouts troop. The trailer ...

February 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville superintendent interviews to begin in March

The head of the Gainesville City Schools Board of Education said he's not ready to say yet whether a new superintendent will be hired ...

February 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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