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Hall County nixes annexation lawsuit against Oakwood

Hall County commissioners voted on Thursday to drop a lawsuit against Oakwood over land annexation.

October 30, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Hall sheriff's office honored for traffic, safety work

The Hall County Sheriff's Office recently received national recognition for its efforts in traffic and highway safety enforcement.

October 30, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch subdivision residents worry about more development

Several residents of the Sterling on the Lake subdivision voiced concerns at the Flowery Branch public hearing on Thursday regarding the community developer's application to rezone tracts of land within the residential area, which may lead to more commercial and residential development.

October 30, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Protest planned for Saturday morning at Buford dam

Patrick Callaghan could be dammed if he does, dammed if he doesn't.

October 30, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville to crack down on water violators

The city of Gainesville will soon stop warning watering ban violators of their transgressions.

October 30, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Schools may finish water conservation ads by Thanksgiving

Gainesville and Hall County school officials announced Thursday plans to turn the discussion on the area's drought into a classroom exercise to teach water conservation.

October 30, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Municipal governments blast property tax plan

The Georgia Municipal Association dared to say the GREAT plan is not just a bad plan, but it is no plan at all.

October 30, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


'God help him': Teen gets life in prison

Saying she had few options, a judge sentenced a Gainesville teenager to life in prison Thursday in the 2006 shooting death of a restaurant worker.

October 30, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


First phase plans revealed for Smithgall Woodland Garden

Schaal's first major garden at the site is the Enchanting Woodland Garden and includes two thematic trails, celebrating the elements of wind and sky.

October 30, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


DOT lane shift scheduled for today

The Georgia Department of Transportation is not planning to close any lanes this week, but a lane shift is scheduled for Thursday.

October 29, 2007 | | Local


'Hello from Home': We want to hear from soldiers, their families

In years past, the only way military servicemen and servicewomen overseas could stay in touch with home was through letters, an occasional phone call or maybe a glimpse of the crowd at a Bob Hope USO show. Today, the Web can bring us together as a single community like no other time in our history. Now we'd like to use it to connect our soldiers with the folks back home.

October 29, 2007 | | Local


Wet weather helps slow evaporation from Lake Lanier

It's no gully-washer, but any rain is better than none at all.

According to the National Weather Service, Gainesville received .83 inches of rain between 8 a.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday, based on the gauge at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport.

October 29, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Mark Trail cartoonist Jack Elrod honored

Gainesville native and cartoonist Jack Elrod will be honored this week for his work on a long-running comic strip that educates readers about wilderness and conservation.

October 29, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


La Nina will persist through winter, spring

Moderate to strong La Nina systems are anticipated this winter and climatologists are predicting a higher probability for a drier and warmer winter in North Georgia.

State Climatologist David Stooksbury said in a press conference today at the University of Georgia that this time next year, drought conditions are likely to remain similar to North Georgia's current "exceptional drought" status, causing negative agricultural and hydrological impacts.

October 29, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Health, wellness expo targets diabetes, obesity

About 1,200 people took the time Wednesday to get a little smarter about their health.

October 29, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


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Spout Springs one of healthiest schools in US

Right by the front door of Spout Springs School of Enrichment is a vending machine wrapped in kraft paper; on it, student signatures are scrawled across it, promising to make healthy choices. The machine's only option is bottled water.

September 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall County denies Publix request for tax refund

The Hall County Board of Commissioners denied a claim by Publix Supermarkets for a refund on property taxes paid from 2011 through 2013, a move that has been repeated by other counties across the region.

September 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Colleges seek to answer health industry needs

When new jobs come to Georgia, new workforce demands come with them.

September 12, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Ryan Casper replaces legend Walt Snelling as GHS announcer

Gainesville's Red Elephants will hear a new voice at tonight's football season home opener against Winder-Barrow.

September 12, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Council to amend adult entertainment ordinance, refinance bonds

Gainesville City Council is prepared to amend its adult entertainment ordinance requiring businesses to post notice and advertise their intent to seek a license.

September 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Green Warren Dental Clinic recognizes its founder

In 1997, Dr. Ed Burnette founded the Green Warren Dental Clinic, which provides free dental care for Hall County families without health insurance.

September 12, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Oakwood proposes 50 percent property tax hike in 2015

Oakwood is proposing to raise property taxes in 2015 by 50 percent.

September 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County changes employee health benefits

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday morning to implement changes to employee health care benefits in an effort to encourage workers to use the county's new pharmacy and clinic, set to open in January.

September 11, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Mobile home park stabbing victim ID’d, recovering

Police have identified the victim in a Gainesville mobile home park stabbing Aug. 30.

September 11, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Children in stable condition after Gainesville car accident

Seven people were involved in a two-vehicle accident on Pearl Nix Parkway this afternoon, but all are stable and have been transported for nonemergency treatment, said Gainesville Fire Department public information officer Keith Smith.

September 11, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


United Way kicks off annual fundraising campaign

The United Way of Hall County kicked off its annual fundraising campaign Thursday morning at the Brenau Downtown Center in Gainesville, boasting about $550,000 in donations already from 23 "pace setter" companies.

September 11, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Area emergency personnel gather to honor the fallen

Gainesville's police and fire departments will remember the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks this morning.

September 11, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall OKs funds to replace faulty firetruck

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved funding this morning for the purchase of a new firetruck with an aerial platform to replace the one involved in a July accident that seriously injured three firefighters.

September 11, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Students rally for teacher who talks about faith

CANTON - Students at a public high school outside Atlanta are rallying behind a teacher who says he's standing up for his Christian beliefs and what he views as his right to talk about Jesus in the classroom.

September 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


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