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Flowery Branch OKs financing to pay off city offices

Flowery Branch City Council voted 3-1 this morning to pay off the $411,611 note on Main Street offices across from City Hall, using money from its 1-cent sales tax and water/sewer capital funds.

December 02, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Motorists beware: Horses loose in Gillsville Highway area

Hall County authorities are urging motorists and property owners to be on the lookout for two missing horses that are loose near Gillsville Highway and Joe Parker Road.

December 02, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch to try again to earn state grant for water line

Flowery Branch has been turned down for a grant that would have beefed up water service for some residents, but the city is hoping is take another shot at it in 2010, this time with Hall County's help.

December 02, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville makes more changes to development rules

The Gainesville City Council gave initial approval on Tuesday to multiple changes in the city's Unified Development Code.

December 02, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Kidnapping suspect out on bond

A man accused of trying to kidnap a 10-year-old boy he did not know will report to court this week as part of a stringent set of bond conditions.

December 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New Hoschton council members get up to speed

HOSCHTON - Incoming Hoschton City Council members got a taste of what it's like to sit around the meeting room table in city hall Monday.

December 01, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Burglaries on rise in Jefferson

JEFFERSON - The onset of the holidays have brought something besides good cheer - more burglaries.

December 01, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Below-freezing temperatures expected by end of the week

Ready or not, overnight freezing temperatures are expected to arrive by the end of the week.

December 01, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Georgia State president excited about football program

Georgia State University President Mark Becker shared his fervor for football with Rotary Club members on Monday.

November 30, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Lots near football stadium closed Friday

Friday's playoff game between local high school football rivals Gainesville and Flowery Branch is sure to draw quite a crowd.

November 30, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


North Georgia group seeks to dispel myths about AIDS

More than 25 years ago, when AIDS became a disease on the radar of mainstream America, most people tried to relegate the condition to one segment of the population.

November 30, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville to decide water, sewer rates

The Gainesville City Council will cast its final vote today on the rates customers of city water and sewer facilities will pay in 2010.

November 30, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jackson County commissioners survey, discuss neighborhoods

BRASELTON - At first glance, the Braselton Farms subdivision may look like any other neighborhood in Jackson County - rows of homes on different streets, cars in the driveways and holiday decorations on the doors and windows.

November 30, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Elachee Nature Science Center uses weather software to teach

The strange device perched atop the main building at Elachee Nature Science Center actually is attached to a hawk, but not one that flies. This one forecasts the weather.

November 30, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Holiday traffic deaths lower than predicted

Statewide holiday traffic crashes and fatalities were lower than expected this year.

November 30, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Officials mull traffic light on Spout Springs at Sterling on the Lake

A traffic light might be on the way sooner than later on one of Hall County's busiest roadways and at one of its largest ...

February 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Assault suspect still missing following afternoon chase

Authorities have called off a search for a man wanted in connection with a reported assault this morning southeast of Gainesville.

February 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Little Black Dress Initiative to raise awareness of poverty, low-income housing

It's considered a closet staple.

February 07, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


From federal to local level, emphasis put on preventing overdoses

President Barack Obama has proposed $1.1 billion in new spending to fight an epidemic of heroin and prescription drug abuse that has taken its ...

February 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


'Somebody who cares': Mentors look forward to helping students

"The younger, the better," Jerry Lewis said about students to mentor at Gainesville Exploration Academy. He works with a fourth-grader.

February 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Medical Center marks 65th anniversary of Hall County’s original hospital

It was Sept. 1, 1951, when the 90-bed Hall County Hospital opened its doors at 743 Spring St. in Gainesville

February 07, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Two years later, Oakwood woman’s family still seeks answers to slaying

The loved ones of Holly Fox Strickland will let Chinese floating lanterns fly this weekend to honor the memory of a mother killed two years ...

February 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Early voting in Georgia’s presidential primary starts Monday

Now it gets real.

February 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Stormwater silt still a problem at North Lake Square

Repairs and improvements to stormwater detention infrastructure at the new North Lake Square shopping center on Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville have not stopped silt runoff ...

February 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local man sells model planes to afford future he never planned

Ray Lawson lived his life like there was no tomorrow.

February 07, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Business leaders honor trio of area pioneers

A neurosurgeon, a conservationist and a CEO walked into a country club Saturday night in Gainesville and walked out as the newest inductees of the ...

February 06, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Polar Bear Plunge draws dozens to leap into Lake Lanier, if a month late

On Saturday, 53 brave individuals chose to do something most would consider strange or abnormal: jump into the frigid February waters of Lake Lanier at ...

February 06, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


Fire destroys mobile home in North Hall; 2 escape unhurt

Two residents escaped a mobile home fire early Saturday morning in North Hall County, but the home was a total loss.

February 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


2 Injured Hall firefighters ‘disappointed,’ ‘saddened’ by county’s decision to end their employment

Two of the three Hall County firefighters injured in a July 2014 training incident called their separation from the county disappointing, one saying he was ...

February 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Scoring change helps more adults secure GEDs

Henry Moore of Gillsville will get his GED in early March after a change in the scoring of the test gave him a passing grade.

February 05, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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