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Lobbyist says cities must reach out for better ties to legislature

A top lobbyist for the Georgia Municipal Association on Tuesday told city officials from throughout Northeast Georgia that cities were spared a worse fate from the 2009 session of the Georgia General Assembly.

April 21, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hall County school office blessed with new 'Gardens on Green'

After two years of hard work, the Gardens on Green was dedicated Tuesday from an idea that was planted in 2007.

April 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Helen gets new walkway over Chattahoochee River

HELEN - This Alpine village might be known, at least partially, for people hoisting beer steins.

April 21, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Speaker, author, environmentalist wants every day to be Earth Day

Earth Day and all its tree-hugging glory will be no more than a memory by Thursday.

April 20, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


No spring spike to regional gas prices

Current gas prices are defying normal trends, and most drivers are hoping the pattern continues.

April 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County set to discuss old jail with Gainesville

Hall County commissioners agreed Monday to sit down with Gainesville officials to discuss the future of the old county jail in Midtown Gainesville, including selling the property.

April 20, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Most Gainesville departments seek less money from city

Gainesville Chief Financial Officer Melody Marlowe told the City Council on Monday that the city will be $900,000 short on revenue this fiscal year.

April 20, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall transit offers free bus rides

The Red Rabbit is celebrating National Earth Day on Wednesday by providing free rides for the day and by rolling out route changes.

April 20, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Funeral held for girl killed in ATV wreck

Funeral services were held Monday for a 12-year-old Alto girl who was killed Friday night in an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle in Banks County.

April 20, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Braselton bond rating rises

Standard and Poor's, the bond rating agency that rates more than 80 percent of the nation's municipal and corporate bonds, raised Braselton's rating from BBB+ to A- in March. The rating is for the town's water and sewerage system revenue bonds.

April 20, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Braselton approves South Hall senior living site

BRASELTON - The Braselton Town Council unanimously approved plans to build a senior living facility in South Hall.

April 20, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Jefferson City Council considers selling downtown building to renter

To sell or not to sell is a question the Jefferson City Council is considering when it comes to a city-owned building.

April 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Cuts could reach $2 million for Gainesville school system

The Gainesville school system is expecting about $2 million less in state funding this budget year, school officials said Monday night.

April 20, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Surging enrollment seen at technical colleges

With an 8-year-old special needs son, Susan Martin of Flowery Branch wanted a job that could give her flexibility to attend to her son.

April 20, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Nearly an inch of rain falls overnight

A strong line of showers and thunderstorms rolled through Northeast Georgia overnight, dumping almost an inch of rain at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport, according to the National Weather Service Web site.

The heaviest rainfall came between 1 and 2 a.m., when more than three-quarters of an inch of rain fell. A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Hall County during this storm.

April 20, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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Authorities search for man in CVS robbery

February 25, 2015 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Man charged with enticing girl following undercover operation

Authorities arrested a Dahlonega man accused of enticing a child for sexual purposes.

February 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Eyes on the Road: Green group says transit needs emphasis in new roads bill

City and county government officials statewide aren't the only ones upset about the General Assembly's proposed Transportation Funding Act of 2015.

February 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Career coach helps boost area employment

With snow on the ground and a chill in the air, there wasn't a rush on the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission's Workforce Development Career Coach as it opened its doors Tuesday morning in Flowery Branch.

February 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Power outage at 911 center during ice storm sparks concerns

For nearly 48 hours last week, Hall County's emergency 911 center relied on a generator to remain operational as a crippling ice storm brought down trees, knocked out power for tens of thousands of residents and made many residential streets impassable.

February 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Students learn at home during snow days

While a dusting of snow kept teachers and students at home Tuesday, it didn't keep them from teaching and learning.

February 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


State investigating 5-year-old's injury at Gainesville child care center

A Department of Early Care and Learning investigator spent Tuesday in Gainesville looking into allegations concerning a child's injury at a local child care provider.

February 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Medical marijuana bill passes key hurdle in state legislature

ATLANTA - A bill to legalize cannabis oil to treat seizure disorders and seven other debilitating health problems passed a key committee in the Georgia House on Monday but faces an uphill battle in the state Senate, even in its latest, watered-down version.

February 24, 2015 | BY BILL HENDRICK Associated Press | Local


Railroad work in Flowery Branch should mean smoother ride for motorists

Work done on the railroad going through Flowery Branch should provide a smoother ride for vehicles and trains alike.

February 24, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


North Georgia braces for blast of heavy snow

Monday night brought the kind of winter storm Hall County residents wished had rolled through last week in place of crippling ice that knocked out power to tens of thousands.

February 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ice queen Elsa arrested as snowstorm bears down on Gainesville

Gainesville Police couldn't let it go any longer.

February 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Snow leaving some roads slick in North Hall

Some roads are slick this morning in Hall County following a dusting of snow.

February 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Power company, county still working at Laurel Park

Power companies worked feverishly last week to restore power to tens of thousands, but there was still work to be done Monday at Laurel Park in Gainesville.

February 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


The Local Agenda: Voting on sales tax underway

In the first day of early voting to decide the fate of a new round of special purpose local option sales tax, 110 Hall County voters cast ballots, according to Elections Director Charlotte Sosebee.

February 23, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oakwood delays action on residential parking ordinance

A proposal to limit parking in the front of houses in Oakwood will get further study from the city's planning commission.

February 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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