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Park staffing at lake stretched thin

With Lake Lanier's water levels back near average, its boat ramps and beaches are open, the campgrounds are full and vacationers are out in full force.

July 11, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Public input sought on planned reservoir

Hall County is one step closer to building the Glades Farm Reservoir.

July 11, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ex-Gainesville officer is suspected of abusing police dog

A former Gainesville police officer is under investigation for possibly abusing a police dog.

July 11, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Libraries handling increased demand

Hall County libraries are packed.

July 11, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Immigration detention center ready for inmates

The new, old jail on Gainesville's Main Street should be boarding its first guests since its makeover any day now.

July 11, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


‘Unite or Die’ depicts Georgia’s Revolutionary War history

Most may be familiar with Georgia's role in the Civil War, but perhaps not as well-versed in Colonial-era history.

July 10, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Sugar Hill, Tadmore under new leadership

A few familiar faces will be taking on new roles in Hall County schools this fall.

July 10, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson school board weighs superintendent reviews

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson City Schools Board of Education wants to make sure that everything in the system is up to date, and that includes the tool used to evaluate the superintendent.

July 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Park Hill Drive convenience store robbed

Gainesville police are looking for a man who robbed a convenience store on Park Hill Drive this morning.

The clerk at the Kangaroo Convenience Store at 1680 Park Hill Drive told police the suspect entered the store, pulled a gun and demanded money from the cash registere. The clerk handed over the money, and the suspect ran from the store.

July 10, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Parks and Leisure offer low-cost family fun

Stay at home and take a vacation.

July 09, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Development agency now the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission

The signs and letterhead are changing, but the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission - as it is now known - otherwise will remain the same.

July 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville State College parking deck will help ease commuters’ woes

Students at Gainesville State College will be able to stop circling the Gainesville campus parking lot like vultures in August when the school opens its new two-story parking deck.

July 09, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson school board shelves matching retirement fund contributions

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson City Board of Education has voted to suspend matching employee retirement fund contributions.

July 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


From humble start, Cracker Fly-in has become 'a car show for airplanes'

At some point over the years, the annual gathering of area pilots showing off their aging aircraft took flight of its own and became a major event.

July 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Family of suspect and victim say slaying was self-defense

The sister of a North Hall man who died after being struck in the neck with a tree limb told a judge Thursday that her half-brother was justified in dealing the fatal blow.

July 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Flowery Branch equine, cattle expert named Farmer of the Year

A fourth-generation family farmer known across the country for her cattle and equine expertise is Hall County's 2015 Farmer of the Year.

April 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


A world of differences among environmental issues

While environmental issues are more ingrained in the public mind than ever, Earth Day isn't treated with the same level of gravitas in America that it was when first celebrated 45 years ago today, according to some local academics and activists.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Federal aid to offset local costs of ice storm clean up

President Barack Obama has allocated federal aid funding to assist Hall County and other regions affected by an ice storm in mid-February, which toppled trees and knocked out power to tens of thousands of residents.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont Town Council ponders possible alcohol resolution for Nov. 3 ballot

The Clermont Town Council talked Tuesday night about holding a straw poll or nonbinding resolution on whether to allow beer and wine sales on U.S. 129/Cleveland Highway, a major road running through town.

April 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Charter Career students craft sustainable products for market, spa

At Lanier Charter Career Academy, horticulture students grow herbs while cosmetology students work in the school's onsite salon.

April 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Groundbreaking event for new athletic park takes place at Brenau University

Construction is underway on a future Brenau University athletic complex.

April 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County Board of Commissioners considering $61,000 tennis court repair contract

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will consider awarding a $61,000 contract to demolish and rebuild a tennis court in the Village at Deaton Creek subdivision when it meets Thursday night.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville City Council approves lease agreement with Kubota

The Gainesville City Council approved a lease agreement Tuesday with Kubota Manufacturing of America, granting the company access to city-owned land in exchange for site improvements.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Planning group gives its OK to "complete streets"

A group of area planners has given its OK to a policy that requires considering all modes of travel in road construction.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


District attorney drops charge against grieving father

Charges have been officially dropped against a grieving father arrested April 12 for trying to put up safety barriers at his daughter's wreck site.

April 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Local Agenda: Hall planning commission OKs mobile home relocation

The controversial relocation of a mobile home near Lake Lanier was recommended for approval by the Hall County Planning Commission on Monday, with board members expressing sympathy for nearby homeowners while saying their hands are tied.

April 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


US 129 passing lane changing to turn lane Tuesday

Ga. 11/U.S. 129 is scheduled for a face-lift Tuesday.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Child advocates gather for memorial garden dedication

Nineteen years ago, Investigator Gerald Couch began his work on a case involving a 19-month-old beaten and killed by his babysitter.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Superintendent clarifies how parents can refuse Georgia Milestones test for children

With the contested testing set to begin Wednesday, Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield further clarified how parents may refuse the Georgia Milestones exam for their children at Monday night's school board meeting at Flowery Branch High School.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Parents, faculty take up redistricting for South Hall elementary schools

The latter half of the Hall County school board meeting Monday night at Flowery Branch High School focused on where the lines will be made regarding elementary schools in the southern part of the district.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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