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I-985 work wrapping up two months early

Department of Transportation crews will be finishing work on the new and improved Interstate 985 today.

October 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hoschton adjusts water testing rules after EPD violation

HOSCHTON - The city of Hoschton has more specific rules for testing its water supply following a violation of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division's rules for safe drinking water, according to city officials.

October 21, 2009 | By Claire Miller From staff reports | Local


Hall commissioners want study of sales tax revenues

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted Wednesday to pay a local real estate executive to analyze county sales tax revenues.

October 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Laurelwood suit settled

A lawsuit filed by the family of a 13-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted at a Gainesville mental health facility has been settled.

October 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall schools secure districtwide SACS accreditation

The Hall County school system received reaccreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Wednesday following an extensive review by a national 11-person committee.

October 21, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jackson County 911 center moving to new site

JEFFERSON - Jackson County's Emergency 911 Center will be moving to a new home this fall without interrupting its current level of service, according to county officials.

October 20, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Cleanup day puts spotlight on Jefferson park's trees

JEFFERSON - After the recent flooding of Curry Creek Park in Jefferson, Thursday's park cleanup couldn't come at a better time.

October 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Students pack symposium on domestic violence

Instead of sleeping late Tuesday, more than 300 Gainesville State College students were up bright and early to tackle a very serious topic - domestic violence.

October 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Spoken opera focuses on female cancer survivors

Baldness, back aches and peeling hands all are side effects anyone who has undergone chemotherapy may have suffered.

October 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Legion post merger finalized

BUFORD - There were quite a few mixed emotions among the dwindling membership of Buford's American Legion Post 534 when a proposed merger with Gainesville's Post 521 was first suggested more than two years ago, John Dorsey confirmed Tuesday.

October 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Pro golf tourney may stop in city

Gainesville's own Chattahoochee Golf Course could play host to a professional golf tour next year.

October 20, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Professor’s accuser a teen student

A Brenau University professor remains in jail without bail, a week after his arrest on charges of molesting a teenage student.

October 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Corps resuming pre-drought releases on Lanier

After nearly two years of releases aimed at dealing with a wrenching drought, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has resumed normal water-control operations at Lake Lanier.

October 20, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Elementary students go to garden to harvest their crops

Like many other farmers, Centennial Arts Academy students were busy Thursday harvesting crops.

October 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fire chief: Cool temperatures crank up fire risks

More than a hundred people were evacuated from KIK Custom Products on Old Candler Road following a fire that was believed to have started in the ceiling of the company's laboratory Monday afternoon.

October 20, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | 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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