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Flowery Branch council OKs false alarm law

FLOWERY BRANCH - Hoping to curb the number of false alarms in the city, the Flowery Branch City Council gave its first approval Wednesday to a new law that would set fines for repeat offenders.

June 04, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


New hot line links parents to safe child care providers

Many parents find it tough to find a place they feel comfortable leaving their children during the day, but a new referral line may make finding child care a little easier.

June 03, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hoschton names new police chief

Hoschton now has a permanent police chief after the City Council voted Monday to appoint Capt. Jeremy Howell to the position.

June 03, 2009 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Lake Lanier manual update is on the fast track, corps official says

BUFORD - Jerry Barnes, pulled from retirement out of his home in the scenic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, first thought the task of modernizing the water control plan for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin would take three years.

June 03, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ga. 53 East lane closure Friday and Saturday in Oakwood

State Department of Transportation crews will be removing and repaving asphalt on Mundy Mill Road, Ga. 53, at the Interstate 985 Exit 16 ramp from 7 p.m. Friday to 7 p.m. Saturday, weather permitting.

June 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Barnes’ entry shakes up governor's race

Former Gov. Roy Barnes on Wednesday announced his intent to enter the 2010 Democratic race to reclaim the office he lost to Sonny Perdue in 2002.

June 03, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


DOT sets contracts for road work in Northeast Georgia

The Georgia Department of Transportation has awarded about $4.8 million in contracts for resurfacing projects in Dawson, Forsyth, Habersham and White counties.

June 03, 2009 | From staff reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Morris on the mend from injuries

Family, friends and colleagues of Northeastern Circuit Public Defender Brad Morris hope he'll be able to come back to Gainesville soon after spending two weeks in critical but stable condition at an Atlanta hospital following a devastating crash on his motorized scooter.

June 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


On the line from Afghanistan: Husband and stepson

JEFFERSON - When her phone rang at 4:30 a.m. recently, Jana Hamrick didn't know who to expect on the other end.

June 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall sheriff's camp gives kids advance warning about drugs, gangs

For 12-year-old Ansley Garrison, getting a chance to sit inside the cockpit of an Army National Guard helicopter Wednesday was "awesome."

June 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Brown Street getting long-awaited repairs

Brown Street is finally getting a face-lift after years of attempts to get the road fixed.

June 02, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Coalition schedules public forum tonight about Lake Lanier

A Lake Lanier advocacy group plans to hold a public forum tonight to provide updates on a couple of key initiatives.

June 02, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville ready to set height limits on lawn growth

Get out your yardsticks.

June 02, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Student training gets pooches doghouses made to order

Some lucky pooches from the Humane Society of Hall County will go from rags to riches when they get a doghouse made by Hall County middle schoolers.

June 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Court upholds child porn conviction of Gainesville doctor

A federal appeals court has upheld the 2007 conviction and sentence of a Gainesville anesthesiologist serving a 35-year prison term on child pornography charges.

June 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Hall jobless rate down to 4.9 percent, still best in Georgia

Hall County continues to lead the state in putting people into jobs.

April 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lack of foster families leads to temporary hotel housing for few children

In the first three months of 2015, more than a handful of Hall County foster care kids with the Division of Family and Children Services spent an average of two nights in a hotel.

April 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Rally raises awareness about suicide among veterans

"I know that lonely, dark feeling," said Chris Dorsey, an Iraq War veteran from Winder.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge & Bar: Butterfly release Friday for National Victims’ Rights Week

Capping off the week honoring crime victims, the Hall County Solicitor's Office and District Attorney's Office will hold its annual butterfly release at 11 a.m. Friday.

April 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gateway to Hope set for Friday

Gateway Domestic Violence Center will put on a fundraiser Friday evening at the Chattahoochee Country Club featuring cocktails, heavy hors d'oeuvres and an extensive silent auction.

April 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Schools respond to Blue Bell recall

With this week's voluntary recall of all Blue Bell Creameries products, some schools across Georgia faced a choice about removing items from the cafeteria line. But in Hall County and Gainesville, no such dairy quandary exists.

April 22, 2015 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Square plantings showcase new garden

Earth Day got off to a good start in Gainesville on Wednesday as members of the Atlanta Botanical Garden and city representatives gathered in the downtown square to plant flowers and other vegetation.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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


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