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Retired clerk named interim White County manager

White County commissioners have appointed retired clerk of commissioners Jean Welborn as interim county manager as they search for a successor to Alton Brown, who was fired last week for a DUI arrest.

July 28, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Traffic light set at entry to new school, community center

Georgia Department of Transportation crews are installing a traffic signal at the entrance to the Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center and the new Gainesville Middle School.

July 28, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Program educates teachers about technology tools

Moodle. Ning. Dimdim.

July 27, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson weighs eliminating pay raises in next budget year

Money was the main topic of discussion during the Jefferson City Council voting session Monday.

July 27, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Ex-lawmaker indicted on tax evasion charges

Former state representative Mary Jeanette Jamieson, D-Toccoa, faces two counts of income tax evasion, and her case will be tried in Fulton County.

July 27, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Help available for struggling small businesses

Mary Paglia credits a strong customer base for helping her keep the doors open while many small businesses are struggling in a down economy.

July 27, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Judge's ruling about Lake Lanier hasn't slowed Cumming’s $14 million water project

CUMMING - In just a few weeks, Cumming's $14 million water project will be complete, giving the city the ability to withdraw up to 105 million gallons per day from Lake Lanier.

July 27, 2009 | BY JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


Area officials back new Glades Reservoir; water may be needed sooner

Area leaders met Monday in Gillsville to hear a presentation and ask questions about the Glades Reservoir project slated for North Hall County.

July 27, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Letter raises questions over mayoral referendum

Two state legislators have balked at a letter sent by Gainesville's city clerk to the U.S. Department of Justice concerning how a nonbinding referendum may affect racial minorities in the city.

July 27, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


DOT, Braselton, developers reworking Duncan Corners traffic jams

BRASELTON - Time was when few cars passed through Duncan Corners in South Hall, so the unusual tapestry of roads at that intersection was more of a curiosity than a motorist's headache.

July 27, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


New signal planned at Habersham hospital

Plans are set for a traffic signal at the main entrance into Habersham County Medical Center.

July 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Rally organizers aim to keep students in school

A rally set for the Saturday before school starts features entertainment for students and two seminars for their parents in an effort to get kids excited about going back to school and keep them from dropping out.

July 26, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Big cat spotted in Braselton

BRASELTON - Could a big cat be prowling the town of Braselton?

July 26, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Time to get kids vaccinated for the school year

The first day of school involves more preparation than packing plenty of pencils.

July 26, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Water ruling’s effects could trickle to South Hall

A federal judge's ruling limiting Gainesville's access to Lake Lanier's water also could affect two of its most faithful customers, southerly neighbors Oakwood and, to a lesser degree, Flowery Branch.

July 26, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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SPLOST VII begins Wednesday, E-SPLOST scheduled for fall

Wednesday marks the start of a new round of special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST VII.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities investigating possible anti-gay hate crime in Forsyth County

June 30, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


County finance director resigns, search to begin soon

Hall County Finance Director Vickie Neikirk resigned on Monday.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Kipper Tool Co. celebrates military contract milestone

A Gainesville company is celebrating hitting the halfway mark in an $85 million contract with the Army to assemble and deliver 5-ton tool systems used in military engineering and demolition jobs.

June 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Action Ministries Gainesville event to unite local congregations

It's not often Christians of varying denominations gather for an evening of fellowship, but Terri Armour with Action Ministries Gainesville wants to bring people together for just that.

June 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville work session canceled

With only a few agenda items and the pending departure of City Manager Kip Padgett, who has resigned to take a similar job in North Carolina, the Gainesville City Council has canceled its scheduled work session for Thursday morning.

June 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Minorities unite to change Gainesville’s electoral system

The exterior of a house on residential Desota Street in Gainesville gives little away about the history it holds inside, save for a sign marking it as the office of the local Newtown Florist Club.

June 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Electric car owners take hit with new tax

A new state tax structure that takes effect Wednesday has stirred ire among some electric car owners.

June 29, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Spraygrounds require regular checking of chemical levels

Kayla Spurlock watched Monday afternoon as her daughter enjoyed the sprayground at Laurel Park. She takes Violet, who is 18 months old, about once a week to the area where she can play in the water spraying up from the ground.

June 29, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Gainesville school board approves 2016 budget

After a few budget amendments, the Gainesville City Board of Education approved the fiscal year 2016 budget at its regular meeting Monday.

June 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Walters re-elected chairman of ports authority board

Gainesville businessman Jim Walters was re-elected Monday as chairman of the board of directors for the Georgia Ports Authority.

June 29, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Fire destroys North Hall home

A North Hall home was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon.

June 29, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Man in serious condition after hit-and-run on Clarks Bridge Road

A Gainesville man, known locally as "Country," is still in serious condition at the hospital after he was hit Thursday night by a car on Clarks Bridge Road.

June 29, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Class Notes: University of North Georgia supporting meal program in July

Free meals will be provided through the remainder of the summer across North Georgia thanks to help from the University of North Georgia.

June 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


New hotel fee brings big hurt to low- and fixed-income guests

The tired eyes of Justin Biggerstaff grew more weary when he learned that he'll soon be paying an extra $5 per night for his family, which includes three young kids, to stay at the Gainesville Inn and Suites on Jesse Jewell Parkway over the next month or so while he seeks permanent housing.

June 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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