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Next steps OK’d for downtown upgrades

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Flowery Branch City Council voted Wednesday to contract with a Norcross firm to do preliminary engineering for the second phase of landscaping, new sidewalks and other improvements in the downtown area.

February 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Five charged in Hall theft ring

Five people, including four teenagers, have been arrested following a two-month investigation of a burglary and theft ring in Hall County.

February 04, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Peanut product recall 'far exceeds any ... in the last decade or so'

The recall of peanut products associated with a nationwide salmonella outbreak has had a ripple effect, challenging food retailers to keep up with the ever-expanding list.

February 03, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Bad check suspect may have swiped millions of dollars in separate Ponzi scheme

A man alleged to have bilked area investors out of millions spent five hours in the Hall County jail Monday on an unrelated charge.

February 03, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Kiwanis pays off note on property

Eddie Hartness, president of the Gainesville Kiwanis Hope Foundation, announced Tuesday that the Kiwanis Club of Gainesville has paid off its $112,000 note used to purchase land to house four families transitioning out of homelessness.

February 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


City ranked in top 20 small metro areas

A recent report ranked Gainesville No. 20 among best performing cities in the smallest metro category.

February 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville moves ahead with golf contract

Gainesville City Council moved forward on a corporate golf fee contract between the Chatthoochee Golf Course and the Chattahoochee Country Club even though they had previously agreed to wait on the agreement.

February 03, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


State schools chief visits Fair Street, doesn't sugarcoat budget woes

The Gainesville Lions Club honored state Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox with its highest award for her efforts to donate $1 million to state schools for the deaf and blind following her win on the television show "Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?"

February 03, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


State official applauds greenspace goal

The state director of the Trust for Public Land told board members of Vision 2030 on Tuesday that they are on the right track with their desire to see more greenspace in Hall County.

February 03, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Five are charged in car break-ins

Gainesville police have arrested five people in connection with a rash of car break-ins in the northwest part of town.

February 03, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Middle school band rocking to raise funds for instruments

Music students at Jefferson Middle School are planning to rock their hearts out on Friday, but it's not in the way that you think.

February 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Legal battle persists over Bethel Park

CUMMING - The battle over Bethel Park has some residents in limbo.

February 02, 2009 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Cuts may mean no new Meals on Wheels clients

The latest in a string of budget cuts at the capitol could leave some Hall County senior citizens without a warm meal.

February 02, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Smoking bans in parks are growing

The Gainesville City Council is scheduled to vote today on whether to ban smoking in any city-owned park, sports complex or recreational facility.

February 02, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Georgia wants you to spend week getting ready for disaster

Emergency management professionals across the state are spending this week focusing on the what ifs of weather.

February 02, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Ga. Gov. Nathan Deal wants more education opportunities for inmates

January 22, 2015 | BY KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Dawsonville teen Hunter Hicks charged as adult in molestation case

January 22, 2015 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Lula councilwoman dies following Jan. 10 wreck

Longtime Lula Councilwoman Vicky Chambers, who was injured in a Jan. 10 wreck in East Hall County, died Thursday.

January 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Savannah port officials watching transportation debate in legislature

Port of Savannah officials have their hands full with an ambitious deepening project, but they're also watching how the transportation funding debate plays out in the Georgia General Assembly.

January 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hospital celebrates its 2,000th robotic surgery procedure

Some milestones come with age - others with the advent of technology.

January 22, 2015 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Badge & Bar: Hall hopes to dismiss excessive force lawsuit

Hall County's representation in a civil suit brought by a former Hall County Jail inmate hopes to dismiss the case, saying the county can't be held liable for a jailer's actions.

January 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County reviewing Gateway Centre marketing plan

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is likely to sign off tonight on an updated marketing plan for the Gateway Industrial Centre in hopes the business park is finally ready for build-out.

January 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville wants peek under Green Street to fix traffic, drainage problems

Everybody knows what's on top of Green Street in Gainesville: cars and more cars.

January 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County, Lumpkin County narcotics squads seize $120K in marijuana, meth

Authorities said a 62-year-old man has allegedly distributed 2 pounds of illegal narcotics a week in Hall County and three neighboring counties.

January 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


New website to help Hall parents assist kids with math homework

Hall County parents who are unsure how to help their children with math homework will soon have a tool to make it easier.

January 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Will Schofield, Dick Yarbrough named to education reform commission

Gov. Nathan Deal has named 33 state education experts, including Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield and columnist Dick Yarbrough, to the state Education Reform Commission.

January 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch woman charged with arson, insurance fraud

A Flowery Branch woman was charged Tuesday with first-degree arson and insurance fraud in connection with allegedly setting a fire at her home.

January 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Tax criticism grows as agreement nears in Hall County

Criticisms are growing as Hall County and area city officials prepare to sign off on an agreement about what projects to fund if voters approve a special purpose local option sales tax in March.

January 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Russell McMurry named new DOT commissioner

Longtime Georgia Department of Transportation executive Russell McMurry was elected Tuesday to be its new commissioner, effective immediately.

January 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville High graduation to take place at City Park

The Gainesville City Board of Education on Tuesday night recognized students for their presentations during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration.

January 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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