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Drought status eases to mild; more rain expected today

The Lake Lanier basin has improved to mild drought status due to recent rains, according to the state climatologist, and today's forecast predicts more rain is on the way.

May 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County confirms year's 10th rabies case

Hall County officials Tuesday reported the 10th confirmed rabies case of the year. Contact between a dog and skunk occurred Saturday in the Moore-Mills Road area of East Hall.

May 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville police seek info on missing woman

The Gainesville Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating a missing Gainesville woman who suffers from dementia.

May 05, 2009 | By Staff Reports | Local


Keep your umbrella out; rain likely into the weekend

Hall County residents can expect thunderstorms this afternoon but should miss any chance of severe weather.

May 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Flowery Branch schedules budget hearing

A public hearing is set for Wednesday on Flowery Branch's proposed budget for 2009-10.

May 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Brenau starts BULLI registration on Thursday

Brenau University Learning and Leisure Institute will open enrollment of new members and registration for summer courses 4 p.m. Thursday at Thurmond McRae Auditorium.

May 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Woman dies in head-on wreck in Forsyth County

A 72-year-old woman was killed Monday morning in a head-on collision in northeastern Forsyth County.

May 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Free class teaches how to prepare for, respond to disasters

Hall County Emergency Management Agency is set to begin its Community Emergency Response Team training at 6 tonight.

May 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Area churches, groups to observe National Day of Prayer

The Gainesville square will be open to more than just lunchtime traffic Thursday.

May 04, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cagle may be lone GOP candidate in lieutenant governor race

It looks like Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle will have a clear path to the GOP nomination for re-election.

May 04, 2009 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Grassroots organizers bring listening tour to Gainesville

Last November's presidential election was a testament to the power of grassroots organizations, as even President Barack Obama has credited the efforts of such local organizations for helping him to win the presidential race.

May 04, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Local school boards don’t expect to raise taxes

Neither the Hall County nor Gainesville school boards anticipate a hike in property taxes this fall as the boards begin to hash out budgets for next school year.

May 04, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall County consolidates divisions into new Public Safety Department

Hall County has created a new Public Safety Department housing its code enforcement, animal control and park ranger divisions to improve efficiency in those areas.

May 04, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


No hitches likely in Gainesville I-985 annexation

The Gainesville City Council will have the first reading today of an ordinance to annex 102.8 acres along Interstate 985 into the city limits. Hall County has given up any right to challenge the annexation under state law.

May 04, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Marine sends left over cash to Vandy hospital

A Gainesville Marine's effort last year to help an Iraqi girl generated an extra $5,600 that has now been donated to the hospital that provided her successful open-heart surgery.

May 04, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


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Divisive immigration debate takes a new turn

President Barack Obama's announcement Thursday night that he would act unilaterally to allow about 5 million undocumented immigrants to work legally in the United States without fear of deportation was met with both personal and political responses in Hall County and across the state and nation.

November 23, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Recovering couple’s marriage, success made possible through Drug Court

November 23, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Changes coming to Common Core Standards

The state seems to want to please the public when it comes to the controversial Common Core education standards.

November 23, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Christmas in the Cabbage Patch

Christmas officially came to North Georgia on Saturday when BabyLand General Hospital kicked off its 36th annual Appalachian Christmas Celebration.

November 22, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


From Web to table: Grant helps farmers market reach customers

An Internet-based farmers market was awarded a grant Wednesday to help get the word out and expand in Gainesville.

November 22, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Vets chip in to help homeless comrades with food, clothing, advice

Just over a week ago, churches, businesses and schools gathered to thank local veterans for their service in celebration of Veterans Day.

November 22, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Rain moves in tonight with storms in some areas of state

A few days after shivering through January-like cold, Northeast Georgians now are looking at a Sunday of springlike rain.

November 22, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville home permits hit record high this year

Gainesville has set a new record this year for the number of home permits issued, according to Community Development Director Rusty Ligon.

November 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Affordable housing plan awaits OK from church

While the plan has been downsized, city officials and many members of the local community believe a better project is now in the works to build five homes on land between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Mill Street in Gainesville.

November 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


West Hall students practice job interview ‘soft skills’

High school students don't usually wear dresses and heels or shirts and ties to school.

November 21, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Suspect pleads not guilty to June shooting in Gainesville

One of the men charged in a Gainesville shooting June 5 pleaded not guilty in a Thursday arraignment.

November 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Missing Gainesville man’s family offers reward

The family of a missing Gainesville man is offering a reward for any information into his disappearance.

November 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Homeless man pleads not guilty to August slaying

A Gainesville homeless man accused of killing another homeless man and assaulting others pleaded not guilty at a Thursday arraignment.

November 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gas prices drop and family travel rises during holidays

Georgia residents are in luck this holiday season, as gas prices hang well below $3 just in time for family travels.

November 21, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


House Study Committee voices support of Common Core

Parents, teachers, superintendents and state legislators are warily supportive of Common Core standards.

November 21, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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