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Flowery Branch ends furloughs thanks to improved budget outlook

Monthly furloughs are over for Flowery Branch employees.

February 27, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County spelling champ advances to state bee

Hall County spelling bee champion Parker Ramey advanced to the State Spelling Bee by placing second in the District 3 competition Saturday at North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee.

February 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Natural savings:Businesses get a look at solar power, bio-products

When it comes to going green, many business owners may be at a loss of where to start, but on Friday, the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce helped point them in the right direction.

February 27, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall couple takes dispute to primetime television

It's a classic marriage tiff: One partner wants it; the other says "no way."

February 27, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Applications due March 1 for property tax exemptions

If you're hoping to see a different figure on your property tax bill this year but haven't filed a return or applied for exemptions yet, you might want to cancel your Monday lunch plans.

February 27, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Clermont residents consider filing suit against Hall County

The Hall County Board of Commissioners may have come to a decision on the North Hall library, but Clermont residents say their fight is far from over.

February 27, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dawson County principal suspended without pay

An investigation into the ethics of Dawson County High School's principal has led to a nearly monthlong, unpaid suspension that begins Monday.

February 27, 2010 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


United Way thanks community

Volunteers from United Way of Hall County will take to the streets next week to thank the community for their support of the organization's annual campaign drive.

February 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Jaycees honor young leaders

Two young leaders were honored Thursday by the Gainesville Jaycees at its annual Young Man and Young Woman of the Year awards.

February 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Video shows boy driving buses

The 13-year-old Flowery Branch boy who took a couple of Hall County school buses for a spin around a bus shop parking lot has become a news media sensation. Or at least his driving has.

February 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Boys and Girls Clubs award student

Hall County's Boys and Girls Clubs announced their Youth of the Year winner Friday afternoon.

February 27, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Sheriff offers rewards for information that leads to the arrest of a burglar

In the continuing battle against a climbing burglary rate, Hall County Sheriff's officials are hoping cash can loosen some lips.

February 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Students want laptops, digital books in class

Hall County school board members gave students the chance to sound off on technology's progress in the classroom at Friday evening's board retreat.

February 27, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Three convicted in robbery

In one instant, a Gainesville woman's sense of security in her home was shattered.

February 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Man charged in fiery fatal crash on I-985

A Gainesville man has been charged in connection with a fiery Sunday morning crash on Interstate 985 that left two Flowery Branch men dead.

February 25, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Jobless rate rises to 5.1 percent in metro Gainesville

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate took a bump up for the first time this year in May, rising to to 5.1 percent from 4.7 percent in April, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.

June 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lanier Tech program to help students receive help with diplomas

Jessica Lee is working on a degree so she can better support her 8-year-old son Ethan.

June 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Wrigley to add 155 jobs at Flowery Branch plant

A group watched as cinderblock-sized hunks of gum inched along a conveyer belt before being pressed into sheets and sent down the line. There was mint in the air - a lot of it - and the unaccustomed eyes of visitors watered with the scent of Wrigley's gum.

June 24, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Quinlan campers paint ‘art car’

Some summer campers are taking part in a unique experience this year by painting and repainting an "art car."

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Badge & Bar: Judge denies man’s request to dismiss charges in homeless attacks

Hall County Superior Court Judge Andrew Fuller denied a Gainesville man's request to dismiss charges for two alleged attacks on homeless people.

June 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hobby Lobby coming to Gainesville

Hobby Lobby is set to open a new store in Gainesville. Construction has begun on the 55,000-square-foot building at 1146 Dawsonville Highway NW near Ahaluna Drive in North Lake Square.

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Reports of rabid coyote in Gainesville

The Gainesville Police Department is warning the public about a possible rabid coyote.

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Charitable fund set up in honor of Gus Whalen

A fund has been set up in memory of business and civic leader Gus Whalen, who died Sunday.

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Local AME church hosts vigil for Charleston shooting victims

While the destructive actions of one person can upset a nation, local residents sought to show that the unifying action of prayer is a more powerful force than any individual.

June 24, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Flowery Branch approves zoning for fireworks sales

Flowery Branch City Council members approved an ordinance Wednesday clarifying where certain fireworks sales establishments can hold business, but it wasn't without some reluctance.

June 24, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


North Forsyth woman arrested for Sunday’s hit-and-run incident

June 24, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


New, wider Clarks Bridge opens

The resurgent Lake Lanier Olympic Venue now has a shiny new bridge on its doorstep.

June 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students in summer class at UNG for high school credit

While other kids their age enjoy time by the pool or engage in other summertime fun, 88 students participating in the Steps to College program are spending their summer hitting the books as a part of an enrichment program at the Gainesville campus of the University of North Georgia.

June 23, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Police: Elderly man in electric scooter, others arrested in alleged Wal-Mart TV theft

An elderly man on an electric scooter allegedly aided two other suspects in stealing a 50-inch flat screen television from Wal-Mart early Monday, Oakwood Police said.

June 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Free meals will still be available at some schools through July

June is coming to a close, and so are many lunchrooms in Hall County and Gainesville schools.

June 23, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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