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Waste disposal owner takes White County to court

The legal claim by the owner of a White County septic waste disposal facility that he has a constitutional right to spray his property with human waste is "laughable," county officials said in court filings this week.

November 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Arson suspected in house fire

A vacant house off Atlanta Highway burned Tuesday night, and firefighters suspect the blaze was intentionally set. No one was injured.

November 24, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Check your wheels before you travel this holiday weekend

The countdown to the official Thanksgiving travel period is on.

November 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hospice workers seek to brighten the holiday season

James Pierce is quite the charmer.

November 24, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville's new downtown parking deck is open

Gainesville's new downtown parking deck is officially open.

November 24, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Group that worked to defeat North Hall connector routes not going away

Four proposed routes for the Northern Connector have gone away, but the Lake Lanier Community Preservation Association hasn't budged.

November 23, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Program finds uses for junk, keeps trash out of landfill

Recycling isn't always just glass bottles and aluminum cans.

November 23, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Property bill deadline coming up right after holiday

In the rush to prepare for Thanksgiving, don't forget to visit the Hall County Tax Commissioner's Office.

November 23, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Father posts bond in child’s death

A man who was charged in the death of his 22-month-old son is free on bond, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

November 23, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Family displaced by morning fire

A fire Monday at a residence on Comer Street in Gainesville displaced two adults and two children, according to the Gainesville Fire Department.

November 23, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Debate rages over future of Hoschton Police

HOSCHTON - The Hoschton Police Department remains at the epicenter of Hoschton's ongoing debate over its finances.

November 23, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Jefferson breaks ground on parking lot expansion

JEFFERSON - City of Jefferson officials have planned a special construction project for the civic center on Kissam Street.

November 23, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Experts can help fix your family’s Thanksgiving meal

Dreaming about roasted turkey and dressing and sweet potato casserole but have no time - or maybe no culinary talent - for pulling a Thanksgiving feast together on your own?

November 23, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Hall juniors score well on writing tests

Hall County's juniors surpassed state and regional results on the writing portion of the Georgia High School Graduation Tests and a local educator says it is because of a commitment to teaching students how to communicate.

November 23, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Brenau radio begins streaming online

With technology constantly changing, it is hard for some people to keep up in this "streaming online" world.

November 22, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


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Flowery Branch moves forward on plans for new city hall

With Flowery Branch Mayor Mike Miller calling it the "second most important date" the city has had after becoming home base for the Atlanta Falcons, council members approved the very first steps of developing a new city hall location.

May 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville Council formally adopts 2016 budget

Gainesville City Council formally adopted a $30.7 million general fund spending plan for the 2016 fiscal year Tuesday night.

May 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Kids create Northeast Georgia History Center activities for their peers

Young visitors to the Northeast Georgia History Center will now have activities made just for them, including scavenger hunts, scrapbooks, picture guides and more.

May 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Eyes on the Road: Work planned soon along I-85 Express Lane

The Georgia Department of Transportation and the State Road and Tollway Authority are planning safety improvements on the Interstate 85 Express Lane in the coming weeks.

May 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville city manager announces resignation

Gainesville City Council members said they have big shoes to fill after City Manager Kip Padgett announced his resignation Tuesday night.

May 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville school board recognizes retirees

Eighteen of Gainesville City Schools' employees were recognized Tuesday as their service to the school system comes to an end.

May 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Integration-era Gainesville High School principal dies at age 81

Gainesville High School's principal during integration and a beloved figure who was involved in community service long past retirement has died.

May 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville to approve budget, tax rates Tuesday

Gainesville City Council will formally approve its 2016 fiscal year budget when it meets Tuesday night, and also set property tax rates for the coming year.

May 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oakwood city manager at top of field

Colleagues, friends and family members of Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown gathered on May 11 to recognize him for being named as one of 2015's top 10 public works leaders by the American Public Works Association.

May 18, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Lula council denies rezoning request for baseball center

Lula City Council unanimously voted down a proposed rezoning Monday night that would have allowed for a baseball training center in an otherwise agriculturally zoned area.

May 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Driver in fiery Capitol crash identified

The driver who eluded Georgia Capitol Police in Atlanta on May 1 after allegedly stealing a pickup truck in Gainesville has been identified.

May 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Judge accepts settlement in sheriff’s office release lawsuit

Superior Court Judge Kathlene Gosselin on Monday accepted the agreement reached by Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch and a Forsyth man seeking release from the Hall County Jail.

May 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County school board approves redistricting plan

Nearly 200 children in Hall County Schools will be redistricted away from Spout Springs Elementary School beginning this fall.

May 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


County library director retiring, search committee seeking replacement

Hall County Library System Director Adrian Mixson is retiring at the end of May, and a search committee is currently accepting applications to fill his role and hopes to make a recommendation to the library Board of Trustees by mid-June.

May 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Library system seeks additional $200K from county as state continues to slash budget

In some ways, the Hall County Library System is a microcosm of how budget cuts impacted public services during the economic recession.

May 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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