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Atlanta Gas Light customers to see new surcharge

Atlanta Gas Light Co. customers will begin seeing the first in a series of escalating surcharges on their bills in January as the utility undertakes a $215 million statewide project.

December 29, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cause of fire appears to be electrical

The cause of the Sunday fire that displaced three occupants of an East Hall mobile home is likely electrical, according to Hall County Fire Services.

December 29, 2014 | | Local


Gainesville man charged with hitting co-worker repeatedly with shovel

A Gainesville man was arrested Friday and charged with aggravated assault, accused of hitting his co-worker with a shovel in a May 13 altercation at a construction site.

December 29, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Woman found dead in North Hall residence

A woman was found dead Sunday afternoon in North Hall County.

December 29, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Class Notes: Trey Paris speaks at daughter’s graduation

Eliza Paris could really relate to one of her graduation speakers.

December 29, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Holiday Hope: Hall County Animal Shelter staff works to place pets in good homes

When Tony and Lori Tatum of North Hall County went to the Hall County Animal Shelter to view a mural of his deceased dog Lucy, they intended to depart solo.

December 29, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Health care jobs among fastest-growing occupations in state

Certain industries seem inherently fraught with political controversy. Big oil. Big pharma. Big government.

December 28, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pedestrian improvements planned on street behind medical complex

A stretch of Broad Street behind Medical Arts offices off Jesse Jewell Parkway is poised to get more pedestrian-friendly.

December 28, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Snow tops Georgia's biggest stories of 2014

ATLANTA - Inches of snow, miles of traffic

December 28, 2014 | BY PHILLIP LUCAS Associated Press | Local




3 escape unhurt from East Hall mobile home fire

No one was injured Sunday afternoon as an East Hall single-wide mobile home burned.

December 28, 2014 | | Local


Part of road closed due to East Hall fire

Gillsville Highway is shut down near East Hall Road as Hall County firefighters respond to a house fire in the 3500 block of Gillsville Highway.

December 28, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch mural chugging into view

Art and history meet in downtown Flowery Branch with plans for a large wall mural finally coming to fruition.

December 28, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Retiring Judge Jolliff plans to stay connected

On weekends and spare moments here and there, retiring Juvenile Court Judge Cliff Jolliff chips away at packing up 24 years of mementos and paperwork that fill his office.

December 28, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


'Outsider’ Lutz reflects on Hall commission term

"I think I was seen as an outsider," said former Hall County Commissioner Craig Lutz. "And I really ran as an outsider."

December 28, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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Gainesville wants peek under Green Street to fix traffic, drainage problems

Everybody knows what's on top of Green Street in Gainesville: cars and more cars.

January 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County, Lumpkin County narcotics squads seize $120K in marijuana, meth

Authorities said a 62-year-old man has allegedly distributed 2 pounds of illegal narcotics a week in Hall County and three neighboring counties.

January 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


New website to help Hall parents assist kids with math homework

Hall County parents who are unsure how to help their children with math homework will soon have a tool to make it easier.

January 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Will Schofield, Dick Yarbrough named to education reform commission

Gov. Nathan Deal has named 33 state education experts, including Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield and columnist Dick Yarbrough, to the state Education Reform Commission.

January 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch woman charged with arson, insurance fraud

A Flowery Branch woman was charged Tuesday with first-degree arson and insurance fraud in connection with allegedly setting a fire at her home.

January 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Tax criticism grows as agreement nears in Hall County

Criticisms are growing as Hall County and area city officials prepare to sign off on an agreement about what projects to fund if voters approve a special purpose local option sales tax in March.

January 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Russell McMurry named new DOT commissioner

Longtime Georgia Department of Transportation executive Russell McMurry was elected Tuesday to be its new commissioner, effective immediately.

January 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville High graduation to take place at City Park

The Gainesville City Board of Education on Tuesday night recognized students for their presentations during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration.

January 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Lula planning meeting hinges on councilwoman’s recovery

Lula City Council has put off a Jan. 28 planning session until Councilwoman Vicky Chambers, who was seriously injured in a Jan. 10 wreck, can participate.

January 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eyes on the Roads: Roads planning group to get 2040 plan update today

The consultant helping the Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Hall County area's lead transportation planning agency, is set to give an MPO committee a status report this morning on the 2040 plan update.

January 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs receives 40 laptops from UnitedHealthcare

For an underserved youth, practicing mathematics or reading skills outside the classroom can be difficult.

January 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Career Coach plans visits to 2 Hall County sites

The Workforce Development Career Coach plans visits within the next week to two sites in Hall County.

January 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Former Gainesville police commander Harold Black dies at 86

After serving his country as a Marine in Korea, Harold G. Black came back to Gainesville and served the community for 32 years.

January 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Woman killed in Sardis Road wreck

A Gainesville woman was ejected from her vehicle and killed Tuesday afternoon after a wreck on Sardis Road.

January 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County Board of Education approves spending $70,000 for calculators

The Hall County Board of Education approved $70,000 Tuesday at its regular meeting for the purchase of classroom calculators.

January 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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