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Furry, feathered friends say ‘cheese’ for Santa

While some people are showing off pictures of their grandchildren this holiday season, pet owners like Joan Beasley and Stacy Irvin will show photos of their pooches.

November 14, 2009 | BY NICKI PRICE For The Times | Local


Jefferson Parks and Recreation is offering variety of classes

JEFFERSON - While maintaining award-winning athletic programs, the city of Jefferson Parks and Recreation Department also is working to continue broadening its offerings to appeal to more residents.

November 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Smithgall gets second honorary doctorate

As a former journalist, not much gets by Lessie Smithgall. But with a lot of planning and a few tricks, Brenau University administrators were able to pull the wool over her eyes Friday - at least for a little while.

November 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Students apply to colleges via Web

Seniors at Chestatee, East Hall and Gainesville high schools got a ticket out of class and into the computer lab to apply to colleges online this week.

November 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Those autumn leaves are everywhere

Flowery Branch resident Paulette Kennedy doesn't mind leaves covering up her driveway.

November 14, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Gainesville State looks forward to new academic building

After seven years of financial planning, Gainesville State College administrators on Friday celebrated the ground breaking of the college's much-needed new academic building.

November 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Volunteers set out today for cleanup

Hall County marshals and a slew of volunteers will take to the streets of District 4 this morning to help people clean up their neighborhoods.

November 13, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local




Hall County Commissioners want signs only in English for next election

The Hall County Board of Commissioners at its board meeting Thursday told the elections office to stick to English-only signs in the next election.

November 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Corps: Rising Lanier has submerged some docks

On the heels of this week's heavy rainfall, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Thursday it has heard from many Lake Lanier residents whose docks and walkways now are under water.

November 12, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 charged in wire, fixture theft

Gainesville police have charged two Flowery Branch men with burglary for reportedly stealing items from a vacant house.

November 12, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall Humane Society offers pet photos with Santa

The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia is offering pet photos with Santa Claus this weekend.

November 12, 2009 | | Local


Red Cross holds food drive for two local charities

Through Dec. 24, the American Red Cross is urging blood donors to help two Hall County charities.

November 12, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Fashion ‘friend-raiser’ benefits Challenged Child and Friends

Dozens of models pranced down the runway at Chattahoochee Country Club on Thursday to raise awareness for Challenged Child and Friends.

November 12, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Students safe after 2 school buses collide

Two Hall County school buses carrying students had a minor collision in the parking lot of Lanier Elementary after school Thursday.

November 12, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Square plantings showcase new garden

Earth Day got off to a good start in Gainesville on Wednesday as members of the Atlanta Botanical Garden and city representatives gathered in the downtown square to plant flowers and other vegetation.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch equine, cattle expert named Farmer of the Year

A fourth-generation family farmer known across the country for her cattle and equine expertise is Hall County's 2015 Farmer of the Year.

April 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


A world of differences among environmental issues

While environmental issues are more ingrained in the public mind than ever, Earth Day isn't treated with the same level of gravitas in America that it was when first celebrated 45 years ago today, according to some local academics and activists.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Federal aid to offset local costs of ice storm clean up

President Barack Obama has allocated federal aid funding to assist Hall County and other regions affected by an ice storm in mid-February, which toppled trees and knocked out power to tens of thousands of residents.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont Town Council ponders possible alcohol resolution for Nov. 3 ballot

The Clermont Town Council talked Tuesday night about holding a straw poll or nonbinding resolution on whether to allow beer and wine sales on U.S. 129/Cleveland Highway, a major road running through town.

April 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Charter Career students craft sustainable products for market, spa

At Lanier Charter Career Academy, horticulture students grow herbs while cosmetology students work in the school's onsite salon.

April 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Groundbreaking event for new athletic park takes place at Brenau University

Construction is underway on a future Brenau University athletic complex.

April 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County Board of Commissioners considering $61,000 tennis court repair contract

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will consider awarding a $61,000 contract to demolish and rebuild a tennis court in the Village at Deaton Creek subdivision when it meets Thursday night.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville City Council approves lease agreement with Kubota

The Gainesville City Council approved a lease agreement Tuesday with Kubota Manufacturing of America, granting the company access to city-owned land in exchange for site improvements.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Planning group gives its OK to "complete streets"

A group of area planners has given its OK to a policy that requires considering all modes of travel in road construction.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


District attorney drops charge against grieving father

Charges have been officially dropped against a grieving father arrested April 12 for trying to put up safety barriers at his daughter's wreck site.

April 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Local Agenda: Hall planning commission OKs mobile home relocation

The controversial relocation of a mobile home near Lake Lanier was recommended for approval by the Hall County Planning Commission on Monday, with board members expressing sympathy for nearby homeowners while saying their hands are tied.

April 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


US 129 passing lane changing to turn lane Tuesday

Ga. 11/U.S. 129 is scheduled for a face-lift Tuesday.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Child advocates gather for memorial garden dedication

Nineteen years ago, Investigator Gerald Couch began his work on a case involving a 19-month-old beaten and killed by his babysitter.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Superintendent clarifies how parents can refuse Georgia Milestones test for children

With the contested testing set to begin Wednesday, Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield further clarified how parents may refuse the Georgia Milestones exam for their children at Monday night's school board meeting at Flowery Branch High School.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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