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Decision on closing schools not likely until morning

Gainesville and Hall County school officials have been watching the weather today, but a decision about classes may not come until early Monday morning.

Gainesville Superintendent Merrianne Dyer said she has communicated with Hall Superintendent William Schofield this afternoon about the weather conditions.

March 01, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Storms hit Jackson hard

The Georgia State Patrol and other area law enforcement agencies responded to numerous wrecks Sunday in the Hall County area, but most were not serious.

In Jackson County, one of the areas hit hardest by the storm, Sheriff's Maj. David Cochran said Sunday night that officers had worked a number of accidents because of dangerous roads. About 10,000 homes were without power in Jackson, Banks and Barrow counties.

March 01, 2009 | | Local


Why are we voting in March, anyway?

Whether or not they approve the sixth round of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax on March 17, Hall County's voters will pay.

March 01, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Operations of SPLOST projects increase bottom line

Sales tax funds have paid for some of Hall County's finest public facilities: the Frances Meadows center, the Spout Springs Library and the new Hall County Jail.

March 01, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Barrow County water board studies its own reservoir plan

WINDER - The Barrow County Water & Sewerage Authority is preparing a recommendation to the Board of Commissioners on how the community's thirst can be quenched with a new reservoir.

March 01, 2009 | BY LEANNE AKIN Times regional staff | Local


Another Hall reservoir sits full, but unused

The Glade Farm reservoir would not be the first in Northeast Hall.

March 01, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Second reservoir in Hall gets OK

WASHINGTON - A proposed 805-acre reservoir in North Hall County has cleared a major hurdle following a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill this week.

March 01, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Chicken Pie Supper raises money for school’s new playground

The annual Wauka Mountain Chicken Pie Supper is a big deal for Joan and Gilbert Martin.

March 01, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Cumming may get assisted suicide trial

CUMMING - What is believed to be Georgia's first assisted suicide trial likely will occur in Forsyth County.

March 01, 2009 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Girl Scouts gather a global village for World Thinking Day

They managed to fit the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel Tower, a Bavarian village and more than 1,000 Girl Scouts into the Georgia Mountains Center on Saturday.

February 28, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Drug seizures, arrests down in ’08

Hall County drug arrests didn't make as many headlines in 2008 as they did two years ago.

February 28, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Up to an inch of snow could fall in area Sunday

Up to an inch of snow could fall in the Northeast Georgia area on Sunday as a cold front passes through the region.

But before the snow arrives, expect a wet, blustery - and, at times, stormy - Saturday.

February 28, 2009 | Mitch Clarke | Local


Snow could follow today's storms

Say it ain't snow.

Today will begin with heavy rain and the threat of severe weather, and it will end with temperatures dropping to near freezing and an increasing chance of snow.

February 28, 2009 | Mitch Clarke | Local


More alleged Ponzi scheme victims emerge

More than a dozen people have filed a lawsuit against a Clermont man who allegedly bilked local investors out of millions in a Ponzi scheme, bringing the number of alleged victims to 20 in what could be the biggest white-collar crime in Hall County history.

February 28, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Regions Bank seeks judge’s ruling on driveway access

Attorneys for Regions Financial Corp. have asked a judge to grant the Regions Operations Center access through a Midtown development before a lawsuit between the bank and the developers goes to trial.

February 28, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Public agencies brace for fuel tax, but helped by lower gas prices

Local governments, schools and public agencies are bracing for the impact of a 26-cent-per-gallon state excise tax on gasoline, which will contribute to $850 million or more in revenue for road and bridge projects across Georgia, that takes effect Wednesday.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Banks County building new sports complex

The Banks County Parks and Recreation Department will be holding a groundbreaking for its Windmill Park Sports Complex at 10 a.m. July 14.

June 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Library board selects new director, approves new budget

Lisa MacKinney will oversee a better than $2.62 million budget that eliminates worker furloughs as the new director of the Hall County Library System.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Challenged Child and Friends names Castell family services director

Challenged Child and Friends has named Creystal Castell as its family services coordinator.

June 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Chicopee Woods Golf Course completes shake-up of oversight committee

The shake-up of an oversight committee for the Chicopee Woods Golf Course was completed Tuesday, the latest move prompted by poor conditions and slipping revenues at the 600-acre course in Gainesville.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Child buying ice cream airlifted to hospital after being struck by car

A child buying ice cream Sunday was struck by a passing vehicle, Georgia State Patrol said.

June 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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


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