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Kids meet critters and books, too

While the Hall County Library System has a variety of events planned this week in honor of National Library Week, the assistant director said exciting programming doesn't require a special occasion.

April 13, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


2 to be sentenced this week on tax fraud charges

Two defendants will be sentenced this week and face significant time in federal prison for tax fraud.

April 13, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


National Bank of Georgia buys former GB&T headquarters

The National Bank of Georgia has purchased the former headquarters of Gainesville Bank & Trust and will begin operations there later this month.

April 13, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


S. Forsyth plant evacuated after chemical accident

CUMMING - The Forsyth County Fire Department spent several hours Monday afternoon investigating what appears to have been an accidental chemical reaction at a South Forsyth manufacturer.

April 13, 2009 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Oakwood's new logo looks toward future

OAKWOOD - Oakwood has unveiled a new city logo, featuring elements of its 2030 master plan.

April 13, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ga.’s summer school plans to help students

This summer, high school students will have the opportunity to take another stab at passing the Georgia High School Graduation Test, compliments of the state Department of Education.

April 13, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Storms bring trees down; rain brings lake level up

High winds and stormy weather Monday took out trees and power lines throughout Hall County.

April 13, 2009 | From staff reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Dawsonville motorsports club gets green light

DAWSONVILLE - The Dawsonville City Council waved the green flag Monday night when they unanimously approved a high-end motorsports park set for northwestern Dawson County.

April 13, 2009 | BY MICHELE HESTER and STEPHANIE GRIFFIN | Local


Two juveniles are charged with Gainesville burglary

The Gainesville Police Department has charged two juveniles with a burglary in the 2400 block of Lenox Drive.

April 13, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall may be able to rehire some teachers

Hall County schools Superintendent Will Schofield said he expects the system will be able to rehire about 20 of the 100 teachers who were not offered contracts for the 2009-10 school year.

April 13, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Pilgrim's Pride to close plant in Dalton

PITTSBURG, Texas - Poultry producer Pilgrim's Pride Corp. said Monday it will close a chicken processing plant in Dalton, Ga., which employs 280 people, within 60 days.

It will consolidate the production at its plant in Chattanooga, Tenn.

April 13, 2009 | From staff, wire reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Kip Padgett’s new role has kept him busy

For the first time since he took over the helm of Gainesville government, City Manager Kip Padgett took a much-needed day off Friday.

April 12, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Braselton chili competition a taster’s paradise

If you're looking for a hot way to pass some time this weekend, you may want to head over to Braselton for the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce Chili Cook-Off.

April 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville High group to award honorary diplomas

The Gainesville High School Governance Council, a staff-teacher-parent governing authority under the school system's charter designation, is initiating a Gainesville High School honorary diploma program.

April 12, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


As the nice weather returns, sun safety is key

After a brutally cold winter, it feels good to get outside and soak up the sun.

April 12, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


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Threat leads to brief evacuations at North Georgia Tech

Students at North Georgia Technical College in Clarkesville have been given the all-clear to re-enter most buildings on campus after a threat was written on the wall of one building.

August 28, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville may increase service fee instead of water rate

After deadlocking earlier this month on whether to raise water rates 1 percent, Gainesville City Council will hold another vote to try and end the stalemate Tuesday night.

August 28, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Glades Reservoir: County holds off on seeking loans as project delays mount

The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority awarded $26 million in loans this week for three reservoir projects, but the proposed Glades Reservoir in Hall County was not one of them.

While county officials have requested about $14.5 million in direct investment from the state - which does not require any payback - through the Governor's Water Supply Program, they did not apply for a loan.

August 28, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Family honors Keaton Coker with charity

When Keaton Coker was struggling with brain cancer, his positivity was so persistent his family found it almost hard to believe.

August 28, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Bricks help build memorial

Area veterans replaced old sidewalk with new bricks Wednesday at a war memorial in Gainesville's Rock Creek Park. The bricks are inscribed with the names of people who have donated money for improvements to the park's memorials, including a planned archway. More than 200 inscribed bricks were installed.

August 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Badge and Bar: Commissioner of DJJ appointed to state council

Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Avery D. Niles has been selected by Gov. Nathan Deal to be chairman of the Georgia State Council for Interstate Juvenile Supervision.

August 27, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Woman arrested at rally

August 27, 2014 | Michele Hester Times Regional Staff | Local


One person qualifies for Clermont council seat

Eric Thomas is the lone candidate in Clermont Town Council's special election set for Nov. 4.

August 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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


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