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Corps reverses new irrigation ban on Lake Lanier

Lake Lanier property owners upset over an Army Corps of Engineers decision to ban pulling water from the lake for irrigation of lawns now have reason to celebrate.

January 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville makes plans for temporary Enota school facility

The Gainesville school district announced plans Wednesday to relocate Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy students for about a year while a new school building is built for the decades-old elementary school.

January 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Authorities: Teen injured after playing with gun

Two kids played with a gun until one took a bullet to the hip Wednesday afternoon, according to officials.

January 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall gets winter test run with taste of snow, sleet

A wintry mix gave local agencies a warm-up Wednesday on their winter weather action plans.

January 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall Assistant DA Bill Akins running for State Court judge

Hall County Assistant District Attorney Bill Akins is running for State Court judge.

January 20, 2016 | | Local


Woman killed in Lula wreck involving 2 teens

A Rabun County woman was killed Tuesday in a two-car wreck in Lula, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

January 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities prepare for possible wintry precipitation in parts of North Georgia

Gainesville and Hall County public works crews spent Tuesday mobilizing for possible winter weather.

January 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Man stabbed Sunday remembered as happy, friendly

A former co-worker of a man stabbed Sunday night remembered him as a happy and friendly person.

January 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall planners give OK to South Hall wedding venue

Roger and Cathy Little got a little closer Tuesday night to realizing their plans to offer a rural, scenic patch of South Hall County land for weddings.

January 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Supreme Court sets up election-year clash on immigration

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to an election-year review of President Barack Obama's executive action to allow up to 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally to "come out of the shadows" and work legally in the United States.

January 19, 2016 | From wire and Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville acquiring kits to battle overdoses

The Gainesville Police Department is now taking an extra step to combat heroin and prescription drug overdoses by teaming with the Medical Association of Georgia Foundation to acquire 82 naloxone kits, which reverse the effects of opioid overdoses.

January 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


No injuries reported in South Hall fire

No injuries were reported after firefighters responded to a fire in the attic of a LJ Martin Drive home off Strickland Road in South Hall on Tuesday.

January 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Missing elderly man found safe after morning search

Gainesville Police said an 88-year-old man who went missing this morning has been found.

January 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Polar Bear Plunge rescheduled for Feb. 6

The 19th annual Polar Bear Plunge has been rescheduled for noon Feb. 6.

January 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Lanier Tech may break ground in May on new campus

Construction crews could break ground as early as May on the planned new location of Lanier Technical College - an estimated 320,000-square-foot, six-building campus - according to Ray Perren, president of Lanier Technical College.

January 19, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


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Georgia House panel backs ‘Pastor Protection’ bill

A Georgia House panel has approved a bill stating that religious officials don't have to perform same-sex marriages, a protection some believe is already ...

February 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Firefighter trio injured in ladder truck incident no longer employed with Hall County

All three Hall County firefighters injured in a July 2014 training incident are no longer employed with Hall County, according to officials.

February 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Buy Local Expo showcases more than 60 local businesses

Officials with the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce said Thursday's Buy Local Safe & Green Expo went well, bringing in more than 300 at the ...

February 04, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Oakwood-based Wayne Farms laying off 500 at Mississippi plant

LAUREL, Miss. - An Oakwood-based poultry company says its Laurel, Miss., plant will close its deboning lines and lay off about 500 workers by the end ...

February 04, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Brenau President Ed Schrader named to national board of independent colleges

Ed Schrader, president of Brenau University, was named Wednesday to the board of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

February 04, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Affordable housing resources

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

February 04, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


House passes bill giving Hope Scholarship recipients more credit for science, math

ATLANTA - The Georgia House has approved a bill giving Hope Scholarship recipients more credit for science, technology, engineering and math courses.

February 03, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Local sports bars offer deals, raffles on Super Bowl Sunday

Whether you're a fan of the Carolina Panthers or the Denver Broncos or you just love those quirky commercials, there are a number of ...

February 03, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County crews restoring log cabin for Cherokee Bluffs Park

Piece by piece, officials with Hall County Parks and Leisure are rebuilding a historic log cabin home dating back to the 1840s as an educational ...

February 03, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Buford prison employee pleads guilty to smuggling drugs into kitchen

A College Park woman working in a Buford prison was the first of more than 80 defendants Wednesday to plead guilty to smuggling drugs into ...

February 03, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Longtime local ‘Mark Trail’ cartoonist Jack Elrod dies

Jack Elrod Jr., a Gainesville native who spent 64 years working on the nationally syndicated outdoor comic "Mark Trail," died Wednesday. He was 91.

February 03, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local




State EPD: Glades Reservoir not needed for water supply

Georgia no longer requires the proposed Glades Reservoir in North Hall County to meet the state's water supply needs through 2050, according to the ...

February 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Citizens academies give residents a crash course in local government

Gainesville and Hall County residents interested in learning more about the inner workings of local government have a chance to do so this spring.

February 03, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Forsyth deputies fire at suspect, say they found meth, cash in car

Shots were fired by law enforcement personnel during a traffic stop Tuesday night in north Forsyth that resulted in the man's arrest and the ...

February 03, 2016 | By kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


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