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Gainesville council approves spending $1.3 million to improve water lines

Cleaner water could be coming to a spigot near you.

March 03, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Dahlonega store blaze ruled as arson

The Georgia state fire marshal's office confirmed Tuesday that the Monday night fire at Dahlonega's Rite Aid pharmacy was deliberately set.

March 03, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Hall County: Fire destroys mobile home

Fire officials are investigating the cause of a blaze that destroyed an unoccupied mobile home Tuesday on Bob Bryant Road.

A call to 911 went out from a passerby who spotted the smoke from Athens Highway shortly before noon, Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell said. The double-wide mobile home was about 80 percent engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.

March 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Three teens arrested for burglary; one suspect still missing

Three teens have been charged and authorities are looking for a fourth suspect in a string of South Hall burglaries, sheriff's officials said Tuesday.

March 03, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


DOT crews set to finish work on Cleveland square

A Georgia Department of Transportation signal crew is set to start Monday finishing up a Cleveland square project that was suspended for several months after underground storage tanks were found.

March 03, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Tech's GOAL student has shot at new car

Four Lanier Technical College students told their success stories and were honored for their accomplishments at Tuesday's Gainesville Lions Club meeting.

March 03, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Icy conditions hamper efforts to restore power

Icy conditions still persist on roads in Clarke, Oconee and Jackson counties after Sunday's heavy snow, and about 3,500 residents in Jackson County remain without power.

Georgia Department of Transportation crews are continuing their work in those counties, as well as dealing with many fallen trees, officials said.

March 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch looks to renew contract with firm

Flowery Branch is looking at renewing a contract for a local firm to provide building and soil erosion inspections, as well as construction management and minor construction work.

March 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Buford man arrested on drug charges

A 21-year-old Buford man has been charged with a felony after Hall County deputies found him with four bags of marijuana and scales to weigh the substance.

March 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Buford man dies in wreck

A 65-year-old man was killed in a head-on collision Saturday night in Buford, according to Gwinnett County Police.

March 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


North Forsyth County gets new traffic light

A new traffic signal at Ga. 9 and Spot Road in North Forsyth County should be operational by midmorning Thursday, weather permitting.

March 03, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Planners nix appeal in setback dispute

The Hall County Planning Commission stuck by the letter of the law when it denied an appeal at its meeting Monday.

March 03, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Health departments offer free screenings

March 26 is American Diabetes Alert Day. But officials at District 2 Public Health believe the issue is too important to confine to a single day, so they're giving it an entire month.

March 03, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Group wants to ‘Open Doors’ to disabled women

Our Neighbor Inc. needs money to open doors for young people with physical disabilities.

March 02, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Officials hurry to submit stimulus projects

On Monday, Hall County received bids to build a replacement post for the Georgia State Patrol on U.S. 129.

March 02, 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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