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Atmos Energy requests rate increase

The state's Public Service Commission will hold hearings this week on a utility hike that could affect Gainesville natural gas customers.

January 10, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Bull riding contestants hang on for championship

Bulls buck. They rear. They kick. And, oh yeah, they spin and twist, too.

January 10, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Schools to hold parent forum on drug abuse

Evan Waggoner's death two months ago from a suspected pill overdose was part of a disturbing local trend.

January 10, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Fire displaces Hall County family of four

A faulty electrical outlet ignited a Saturday night house fire that has displaced a Hall County family of four.

January 10, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Icy roads force another day of school closings

Area school systems, except for Gainesville, are closed again today as a weekend of frigid weather did little to thaw less-traveled roads.

January 10, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Nixle messaging links public to law officers for alerts

Sherrill Day likes to stay well-informed.

January 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Diane Hirling: Stability achieved; next mission — get things done

FLOWERY BRANCH - Diane Hirling once used to bristle at the negative news reports in Flowery Branch, the town she had adopted since moving to the area from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in 1992.

January 09, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Charter councils act as school boards

Parents of charter school students are enjoying newfound democracy in school-level governance councils where their thoughts on school budgets, personnel and student achievement can be put into action.

January 09, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Deep freeze is nearly over

Northeast Georgia should be thawed out soon.

January 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jefferson’s Crawford Long museum reopens with new displays

JEFFERSON - Pulled by a tall, white horse and steered by a bonneted driver, an elegant black carriage clattered down College Street as a busy shopkeeper went about answering questions about the bolts of fabric on her shelves.

January 09, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fire displaces 10 people from Chicopee Villlage home

Ten people living in one home were displaced by an early morning fire in Chicopee Village, Hall County Fire officials said. No one was hurt.

January 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Slips and slides on a day of icy roads

When winter weather hits Hall County, the calls for tow trucks pick up, and Friday was no exception.

January 09, 2010 | | Local


Major South Hall artery could be renamed

By spring, a heavily traveled South Hall road could reflect the name of its biggest attraction, Lake Lanier Islands.

January 09, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


The healing powers of Teddy bears

Drs. Chris and Tanya Turner are Flowery Branch chiropractors who make no bones about providing comfort, even when it isn't for one of their patients.

January 09, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Jefferson Streetscape grinds to a halt

JEFFERSON - Progress can sometimes be slow, but when it comes to the downtown Jefferson Streetscape project, visual progress has been nearly nonexistent.

January 09, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Class Notes: University of North Georgia supporting meal program in July

Free meals will be provided through the remainder of the summer across North Georgia thanks to help from the University of North Georgia.

June 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


New hotel fee brings big hurt to low- and fixed-income guests

The tired eyes of Justin Biggerstaff grew more weary when he learned that he'll soon be paying an extra $5 per night for his family, which includes three young kids, to stay at the Gainesville Inn and Suites on Jesse Jewell Parkway over the next month or so while he seeks permanent housing.

June 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Veterans enjoy Lake Lanier getaway

Soon it would be time for the veterans to climb on planes and return home to their everyday lives.

June 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lakeview's Kennedy signs 5-year contract, plans for future

After five years as Lakeview Academy's head of school, John Kennedy is planning at least five more.

June 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Part of Hospitality Highway to be renamed in honor of tourism pioneer

The portion of Hospitality Highway that runs through Dawson and Lumpkin counties will soon be named in honor of the man first responsible for branding the state a tourism destination.

June 28, 2015 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff reports | Local


Swim lessons part of Discovery Day Camps

The pungent, yet pleasant, summery smell of chlorine filled the nostrils of roughly 75 children as they swam through the waters of Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, but they didn't seem to mind.

June 28, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gillsville Highway at Athens Highway re-opens after fire

Gillsville Highway was closed at Athens Highway for part of Sunday night while authorities worked to contain a fire. No one was transported to the hospital with injuries, according to authorities.

June 28, 2015 | | Local


Hall firefighters battle early Sunday blaze

No one was injured as Hall County firefighters battled a blaze Sunday morning at an empty 8,000-square-foot commercial building.

June 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Departing Gainesville city manager leaves big shoes to fill

When Gainesville City Manager Kip Padgett announced his resignation in May, he expressed nothing but gratitude for the opportunity to serve the city in many roles over the last 13 years.

June 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Window maker borrows European model, finds market in Ga.

Bernie Wolf sells the kind of windows built to frame beauty, be it the glistening waters of Lake Lanier or the rugged magnificence of the North Georgia mountains.

June 27, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Hall faces adoption gap: More kids than parents available

In Hall County, 15 of 63 children free for adoption need a permanent family, a problem the Division of Family and Children Services hopes to solve through a summer marketing campaign.

June 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


New state tax structure for transportation takes effect Wednesday

June 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tadmore turns language barrier into strength

The ability to speak more than one language is a boon when searching for a job, yet many of Hall County's bilingual children have trouble overcoming the disadvantages of poverty and delayed English skills.

June 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Visitors get to 'taste a real tomato’ on farm tour

"Take your pick," Joni Kennedy told a handful of people standing on her porch as they perused refreshments. "Everything we grow fresh here, except the hot dogs."

June 27, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Budget breakdown: Details of Hall County's new funding in spending plan

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved a $93.6 million general fund budget for the 2016 fiscal year with no tax increase on Thursday night.

June 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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