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Two-story shopping center planned in South Hall

FLOWERY BRANCH - A two-story shopping center, a rare sight in Hall County, is planned off heavily traveled McEver and Lights Ferry roads in South Hall.

September 15, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


GHS is No. 1 and its fans won't forget it

It only took three weeks into the 2009 high school football season for the rest of the state to realize that the Gainesville Red Elephants are the best team in Class AAA.

September 15, 2009 | Jonathan Zopf | Local


Event’s soup-filled bowls raise money, awareness of hunger issue

A gray, rainy Tuesday seemed like a good day for a hot, steaming bowl of soup.

September 15, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


WomenSource culminates first year with fundraiser

WomenSource will celebrate its first birthday with the Power of the Purse Fundraiser on Thursday.

September 15, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lawyer says ex-Gainesville police dog handler will be cleared

The lawyer for a former Gainesville Police Department dog handler believes his client will soon be cleared of wrongdoing in a controversy involving the training of a dog that was later euthanized.

September 15, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


4 new Gainesville police dogs learn old tricks

There's been a changing of the guard for Gainesville's police dogs.

September 15, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


4-1 vote means 18 more firefighters for Gainesville

Councilman George Wangemann was the only council member Tuesday morning who voted against a federal grant that would allow the city to hire 18 new firefighters.

September 15, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville cuts funding for Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Gainesville City Council voted Tuesday to withdraw funding from the Lake Lanier Convention and Visitors Bureau and use the money to market city tourism attractions on its own.

September 15, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hospital, health agencies prepare for flu season

For Northeast Georgia Medical Center, this fall is like any other flu season - encourage visitors and staff to wash hands and use tissues.

September 14, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Hall school system able to rehire 23 laid-off teachers

Staffing is settling into place for Hall County schools as nearly two dozen teachers laid off last school year are back to work.

September 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Contractor could be liable for late parking deck finish

It is still uncertain whether the contractor building Gainesville's new downtown parking deck will be held liable for not completing the deck on time.

September 14, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County cleaning up closed landfill

Hall County will present the findings of a study on groundwater pollution from an old landfill at 5 p.m. today in the Courthouse Annex.

September 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Commerce special election canceled

The special election set for today in the city of Commerce has been canceled.

September 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


West Jackson residents participate in comprehensive plan process

BRASELTON - Who said coloring is just for kids?

September 14, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Jefferson updating its personnel policies

JEFFERSON - Jefferson officials are busy updating existing personnel polices and procedures manuals, including taking a look at employee sick time.

September 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Authorities search for man in CVS robbery

February 25, 2015 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Man charged with enticing girl following undercover operation

Authorities arrested a Dahlonega man accused of enticing a child for sexual purposes.

February 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Eyes on the Road: Green group says transit needs emphasis in new roads bill

City and county government officials statewide aren't the only ones upset about the General Assembly's proposed Transportation Funding Act of 2015.

February 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Career coach helps boost area employment

With snow on the ground and a chill in the air, there wasn't a rush on the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission's Workforce Development Career Coach as it opened its doors Tuesday morning in Flowery Branch.

February 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Power outage at 911 center during ice storm sparks concerns

For nearly 48 hours last week, Hall County's emergency 911 center relied on a generator to remain operational as a crippling ice storm brought down trees, knocked out power for tens of thousands of residents and made many residential streets impassable.

February 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Students learn at home during snow days

While a dusting of snow kept teachers and students at home Tuesday, it didn't keep them from teaching and learning.

February 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


State investigating 5-year-old's injury at Gainesville child care center

A Department of Early Care and Learning investigator spent Tuesday in Gainesville looking into allegations concerning a child's injury at a local child care provider.

February 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Medical marijuana bill passes key hurdle in state legislature

ATLANTA - A bill to legalize cannabis oil to treat seizure disorders and seven other debilitating health problems passed a key committee in the Georgia House on Monday but faces an uphill battle in the state Senate, even in its latest, watered-down version.

February 24, 2015 | BY BILL HENDRICK Associated Press | Local


Railroad work in Flowery Branch should mean smoother ride for motorists

Work done on the railroad going through Flowery Branch should provide a smoother ride for vehicles and trains alike.

February 24, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


North Georgia braces for blast of heavy snow

Monday night brought the kind of winter storm Hall County residents wished had rolled through last week in place of crippling ice that knocked out power to tens of thousands.

February 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ice queen Elsa arrested as snowstorm bears down on Gainesville

Gainesville Police couldn't let it go any longer.

February 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Snow leaving some roads slick in North Hall

Some roads are slick this morning in Hall County following a dusting of snow.

February 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Power company, county still working at Laurel Park

Power companies worked feverishly last week to restore power to tens of thousands, but there was still work to be done Monday at Laurel Park in Gainesville.

February 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


The Local Agenda: Voting on sales tax underway

In the first day of early voting to decide the fate of a new round of special purpose local option sales tax, 110 Hall County voters cast ballots, according to Elections Director Charlotte Sosebee.

February 23, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oakwood delays action on residential parking ordinance

A proposal to limit parking in the front of houses in Oakwood will get further study from the city's planning commission.

February 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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