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Miller to seek Senate majority leader post

State Sen. Butch Miller, a Gainesville Republican, confirmed on his Facebook page late Monday night he will seek the Senate majority leader post for next year's General Assembly session.

August 05, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Work may begin Wednesday to repair sinkhole

Georgia Department of Transportation workers may begin digging Wednesday morning at the site of a potentially deep sinkhole that opened early Monday in a Gainesville shopping center parking lot.

August 05, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local




Boys & Girls Clubs after school program gets $1.4M

Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School Principal William Campbell has a lot to be excited about this school year.

August 05, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


New FDA regulation aims to better define gluten-free for consumers

A gluten-free label regulation issued a year ago by the United States Food and Drug Administration takes effect today.

August 05, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Subdivision developers postpone plans again

Plans to develop an 89-lot subdivision straddling the Hall County and Gwinnett County line were sidelined again Monday when the planning commission tabled the proposal until next month.

August 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall works to fund Spout Spring Road's traffic relief

Hall County officials assured a group of South Hall residents Monday night they're working hard to speed up widening congested Spout Springs Road, but they also asked for help in the cause.

August 05, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local Agenda: Gainesville set to OK funding for airport study

Gainesville City Council is set to approve the use of $12,500 in SPLOST VI money today to pay for a study at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport.

August 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Tiny hole hides big headache

A potentially cavernous sinkhole opened early Monday in a Gainesville shopping center parking lot, and fixing it is a bit complex.

August 04, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville school district plans to decrease tax rate

The Gainesville City Board of Education will lower the tax rate for fiscal year 2015 at its Aug. 18 meeting.

August 04, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Injured firefighter transferred to spinal cord specialists

A firefighter injured when a truck's ladder fell 44 feet on July 22 has been transferred to the Shepherd Center.

August 04, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


University lecturer hopes to save a piece of Hall's past

Zac Miller can't be certain exactly how long Timber Ridge Cemetery has been in use, but he is sure of one thing: It holds the keys to a treasure trove of local history.

August 04, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Clermont seeks green light for voting change

Clermont officials are waiting on state approval of proposed changes to the North Hall city's charter that would divide the town into four voting wards.

August 04, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chamber of Commerce to present health care mandate update

The full rollout of the Affordable Care Act is far from complete, as area businesses and residents will learn at the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's annual health care reform update set for Aug. 12.

August 04, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Habersham hospital deal loses momentum

Despite some financial hurdles for Habersham Medical Center, the Demorest-based hospital and Northeast Georgia Health System are still working toward a partnership of some type, officials said last week.

August 04, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Man gets 12 years in prison for 6-year-old’s death

A lost videotaped interview contributed to a murder defendant pleading guilty to a lesser charge Wednesday in Hall County Superior Court.

August 27, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Carter picks up support from state's teachers' group

ATLANTA - Democrat Jason Carter picked up the endorsement of one of the largest teachers' groups in Georgia on Wednesday, a move that was largely expected but helped him underscore a central message of his campaign against Republican Gov. Nathan Deal.

August 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Humanist group not satisfied with school system’s response on religious activity

A humanist group that accused coaches at Chestatee High School of leading students in prayer is not backing down after receiving a letter on behalf of the school district stating it will ensure all staff, students' and residents' rights are protected.

The Appignani Humanist Legal Center, the legal arm of the American Humanist Association, responded to the letter by alleging that religious activity is continuing at the school and in fact "these practices have been ongoing, pervasive and longstanding."

August 27, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall County’s plan to open its own pharmacy upsets local retailers

When the Hall County Board of Commissioners voted earlier this month to open a pharmacy and health clinic for employees, officials debated over the best location, whether the city of Gainesville should be a partner and how much savings could be generated.

August 27, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


District responds to letter: Prayers occurred a year ago

Hall County Schools' response to a letter from a humanist group that accused coaches at Chestatee High School of illegally leading students in prayer during football games and practices says the alleged offenses happened "almost a year ago."

August 27, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


No candidates yet in special election

Today's the last chance for candidates to emerge in Clermont Town Council's special election set for Nov. 4.

August 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Loan to boost Oakwood sewer plans

Braselton received a state loan Tuesday that will enable Oakwood to tap into a long-anticipated sewer project involving the two cities.

August 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall GOP unveils new headquarters

Local officials, state representatives and conservative voters turned out Tuesday night for the grand opening of the Hall County Republican Party's headquarters in Gainesville.

August 26, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Renovations moving along

Work has been underway since January on the conversion of the old Sam's Club building on Mundy Mill Road at Interstate 985 in Oakwood into Northeast Georgia Health System's corporate support service center. The building is being renovated to make it more conducive to office functions. According to Hall County records, the building's size is 107,826 square feet with a 2,072-square-foot "service repair garage." The building was built in 1992. A furniture store and flea market previously occupied the old Sam's building.

August 26, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


Eyes on the Road: US 129 traffic to shift

Beginning Sept. 3, traffic on U.S. 129/Ga. 11 in Cleveland will be shifted west from O'Reilly Auto Parts to the Dollar General, opening a continuous turn lane from the O'Reilly store to Hope Drive.

August 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hearing leaves Gainesville's Rogers wary of Common Core standards

LAWRENCEVILLE - State Rep. Carl Rogers, R-Gainesville, spent Monday hearing from educators and members of the public on Common Core education standards, part of what he says is a long learning process on how the standards are working for Georgia schools.

August 26, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


South Hall home badly damaged in fire

One person escaped injury as a South Hall County home was seriously damaged in a fire Tuesday morning, according to Hall County Fire Services.

August 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Former president Jimmy Carter inspires Brenau students

The first assignment for freshmen at Brenau University this year included a rare opportunity - getting to meet with former President Jimmy Carter.

August 26, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Judge mulling sanctions in Ga. ethics trial

August 26, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


No one qualifies yet for vacant Town Council seat

There are no candidates yet for Clermont Town Council's special election set for Nov. 4.

August 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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