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Former DOT leader Wayne Shackelford dies at 75

ATLANTA - Wayne Shackelford, who spent decades as a Gwinnett County administrator before leading the state Department of Transportation during the 1990s, has died.

September 01, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


Longtime area businessman, Albert Hayes, dies at age 81

Albert "A.D." Hayes' rise in the auto industry dates to 1953, when he ran a gas station/garage in Decatur.

August 31, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville could hire more firefighters if council OKs grant

Thanks to the federal stimulus bill, there could be a few more folks on the fire trucks in Gainesville.

August 31, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Schools gear up for busy flu season

As educators learn the H1N1 flu is more likely to afflict children and younger adults, schools and colleges are ramping up their preventative measures and educating students, parents and teachers on their role in keeping the community healthy.

August 31, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


School tax break doesn’t apply in city

Gainesville taxpayers between the ages of 70 and 72 won't be getting the same breaks on their tax bills as their county counterparts this year.

August 31, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jefferson's budget cuts keep staff intact

JEFFERSON - In order to prepare for the upcoming fiscal year, Jefferson officials had to make cuts to the proposed budgets offered by each department director.

August 31, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Ninth District Opportunity gets money to combat homelessness

Ninth District Opportunity Inc. has received a $1.8 million grant to help prevent homelessness in Northeast Georgia.

August 31, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall targets code violators; some complain

Since forming the Public Safety Department, Hall County has seen many code enforcement success stories.

August 31, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Election 2009: Several incumbents qualify

Monday drew mostly incumbents seeking re-election as qualifying got started for this November's municipal races.

August 31, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


2009 rainfall has been close to normal so far

Rain, or at least some dreary skies, could be hanging around the next few days.

August 30, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Colleges embrace environmentalism with greener operations, curriculum

Between research papers, study guides and other materials, college students can waste a lot of paper printing documents.

August 30, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Sawnee Electric plans to reduce rates, not so for Georgia Power or Jackson EMC

When Sawnee Electric Membership Corp. customers open their next power bills, they may be in for a big surprise - lower rates.

August 30, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Election 2009 qualifying starts today

In recent months, the talk already has turned to the 2010 elections, but qualifying begins today for this November's municipal elections to fill local government positions across Northeast Georgia and the state.

August 30, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Martha Stephens is the first one to greet you at city hall

FLOWERY BRANCH - Although it has grown a lot over recent years, Flowery Branch is still small enough where people walk into City Hall on Main Street to pay their water, sewer and trash bills.

August 30, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wine enthusiasts brave rain for Vineyard Fest

BRASELTON - People huddled under umbrellas, held raincoats over each other and even took shuttles from the Inn at Château Élan to the winery across the street - anything it would take to avoid the pouring rain and get to the main event.

August 30, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


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Authorities identify man who died on Chattahoochee River in Forsyth

The body of a man who drowned in the Chattahoochee River near the line Forsyth-Fulton County line on Saturday has been identified.

May 23, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Search narrows for Lanier Tech relocation site

The search for land to relocate Lanier Technical College has been narrowed to just a handful of Hall County properties, and a decision is likely to be made within the next few weeks.

May 23, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall schools’ tentative budget lowers taxes, invests in employees

May 23, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Pull up a boat at these lakeside restaurants

For those who want a lakeside meal beyond the cooler full of sandwiches and drinks, a number of restaurants are here to serve you with courtesy boat slips and dockside delivery.

May 23, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Local


Watercraft advances bring new thrills, safety challenges

There's a certain mystique to the way Alexander Maravegias rises from the lake's surface. It looks unreal. Seeing twin streams of water exploding beneath his feet - his body seemingly still as a statue as he soars through the air - is a sight to behold.

May 23, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Company puts mattresses to sleep — for good

Michael Hudson is a dealer in "mattress scrap."

May 23, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


College crews descend on Gainesville for rowing regatta

May 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Making a push for water safety

Before Memorial Day, Col. Eddie Henderson of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources counted 10 boating-related fatalities, almost matching last year's grand total of 12.

May 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Work could begin in fall on Boling Bridge replacement

Work could begin this fall to replace Boling Bridge on Dawsonville Highway, a green-beamed structure that connects Hall and Forsyth counties over the Chestatee River.

May 22, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Visitor counting differs by park at Lake Lanier

Parks on Lake Lanier are a popular destination even when it's not Memorial Day weekend.

May 22, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Memorial Day parade will close downtown roads

Multiple roads in the middle of Gainesville will be blocked off for about three hours for Monday's 13th annual Memorial Day Parade.

May 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Travelers will fill roads Memorial Day weekend

More than a million people are expected to travel this Memorial Day weekend in Georgia.

May 22, 2015 | | Local


2 Flowery Branch graduating seniors build instructional guitar piece

It's not easy to be a self-taught guitar player.

May 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County Sheriff’s Office deputy charged with computer invasion of privacy

A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy was charged with computer invasion of privacy and violation of oath related to "unauthorized procurement of personal data for his own personal gain," according to the sheriff's office.

May 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Family escapes fire but home severely damaged

A man, his wife and their small son escaped an overnight fire in South Hall County, but their home sustained major damage, according to Hall County Fire Services.

May 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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