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Authority cuts water to 300 customers in Jackson County

JEFFERSON - The Jackson County Water and Sewerage Authority cut off water services to more than 300 customers this week while they installed new billing software, according to authority officials.

August 04, 2008 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Many lament loss of diversion center

Georgia's prison chief said Thursday that a 100-bed diversion center scheduled for closure Oct. 1 will be converted into a center where felony probationers under heavy supervision will be required to report daily.

August 04, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Customers take advantage of tax free holiday

A sign welcoming shoppers to Lakeshore Mall on Thursday proclaimed "Save it for your tank!"

August 04, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville Diversion Center falls victim to budget cuts

The Georgia Department of Corrections has announced the Gainesville Diversion Center will close Oct. 1 due to agency budget constraints.

August 04, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


About 100 dogs seized in Lumpkin cruelty case

DAHLONEGA - Lumpkin County sheriff's officials raided an alleged puppy mill Wednesday, seizing close to 100 small dogs that were kept in what authorities said were crowded and substandard living conditions.

August 04, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce touts record year for business investment

The Gainesville-Hall County Economic Development Council and the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce reported Thursday that new investments set a county record in the fiscal year ending June 30.

August 04, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Gainesville council hears proposed 'happy hour' ordinance

Happy hours soon could become a part of the Gainesville day, but not all the city's council members are pleased.

August 04, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County Humane Society abandoning euthanasia

The Humane Society of Hall County announced Thursday will end its contract with Hall County Animal Control as of July 1, 2009.

Humane Society president Rick Aiken said the nonprofit organization's board of directors voted this week to operate a "selective admission" shelter, which will not euthanize animals simply because of lack of space.

August 04, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Starting today, $9 will freeze credit reports

A new law goes into effect today that will allow Georgia consumers to protect themselves from the ever-growing concern of identity theft.

August 04, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Children's flotation gear may be less than safe

Renee Reeves' two young grandsons swim almost every day in her backyard pool near Murrayville. She always made sure the 20-month-old, Phoenix, was dressed in a one-piece "flotation" swimsuit to keep him buoyant.

August 03, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Hall County school system welcomes 275 new teachers

Allison Carpenter is returning to the stomping grounds of her youth, this time as a teacher.

August 03, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Longwood parking lot to close for 4 days for repaving

The main parking lot to one of Gainesville's most popular parks will close for four days next month.

August 03, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hall fire department investigating Lula Road house fire

Hall County Fire Services is investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a home at 8071 Lula Road Tuesday morning.

August 02, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Waffle House wants to cook in Flowery Branch

Waffle House is looking to locate in Flowery Branch, but the restaurant chain wants to do so under the city's old sewer rates.

August 02, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


For decades, Gainesville Toastmasters Club has taught speaking, leadership

On quiet evenings at the Hall County Library, a handful of people get together for the "best kept secret" in town and encourage each other to do what the librarians don't - speak.

August 02, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | 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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