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Judge's ruling on Lake Lanier spares Gainesville, Buford

Saying the use of Lake Sidney Lanier has strayed too far from its original stated purpose, a federal judge has given the city of Atlanta three years to win congressional approval to continue withdrawing drinking water from the lake.

July 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


C.C. Cloud Youth Center offers youngsters more than just a daytime hangout

It's an unlikely location for a youth-focused community center - tucked away behind a gas station, in the middle of an industrial area and adjacent to an auto-repair shop.

July 17, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Old Flowery Branch home gets new look, with plans set for a temp agency office

FLOWERY BRANCH - For more than a century, the two-story home on Atlanta Highway at East Main Street had served as a boardinghouse and family home.

July 17, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


El Niño’s effect may be minimal

El Niño may be back this fall, but climatologists aren't yet predicting big weather changes.

July 17, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Work to close one northbound lane of I-985 next week

One northbound lane of Interstate 985 in Oakwood will be closed three days next week while state Department of Transportation crews work.

The left, or inside, lane will be closed from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday while crews build the road's shoulder, replace guardrails and pave the slopes in the median.

July 17, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Moonwalk Memories | GENE CORDELL: Worked on satellites used to map the moon

Gene Cordell has a lifetime of fascinating stories to tell, but his face really lights up when he talks about the U.S. space program and his role in it.

July 17, 2009 | By Edie Rogers The Times | Local


Moonwalk memories | PAUL W. SCHMID: In the firing room for every manned flight from 1961 to 1997

It was a pivotal moment in world history, a time when imaginations were stirred and our full attention was given to three men shooting toward the moon.

July 17, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Recyclers locked in at closing time

Cars of at least four people who dropped by the county recycling center just before closing time Wednesday were locked in for nearly an hour by a county employee who left for the day.

July 16, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Deal stands firm against health care overhaul

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Gainesville opposes proposed legislation to reform America's current health care system.

July 16, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


John Burl Hulsey, businessman and veteran dies at 91

John Burl Hulsey, a prominent Gainesville businessman and decorated veteran of World War II, died Thursday following an extended illness. He was 91.

July 16, 2009 | By Harris Blackwood For The Times | Local


Gainesville sewer work will shut down road next week

Mabry Road will be closed next week to traffic between 3509 Mabry Road and Old Flowery Branch Road in Gainesville from Tuesday to Friday, July 24, in order to complete sewer improvements in the area.

July 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Man’s body found in wooded area in Gwinnett

The Gwinnett County Police Department is seeking help in identifying an adult male whose body was found in a wooded area Wednesday night in Buford.

July 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia lawmakers to be furloughed

Some of Georgia's state lawmakers are joining the ranks of business and local government workers being furloughed due to budget shortages.

July 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


4 facilities get help with historic collections

A national organization is helping several area institutions preserve local history.

July 16, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Dahlonega brushes off other city’s gold claim

The cities of Dahlonega and Villa Rica remain in dispute about who claims the first discovery of gold, but officials in both areas are shrugging off the discussion.

July 16, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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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


Hall County, Gainesville City schools to make up lost class time creatively

After nearly a week of winter weather, Hall County and Gainesville schools will get creative to make up missed class time.

February 23, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County Schools leaning toward becoming IE2 system

The Hall County Board of Education is considering giving its strongest schools a bit more flexibility.

February 23, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Armed robbery case moving to Superior Court

A Hall County man accused of armed robbery and aggravated assault had his case moved forward to Superior Court.

February 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Rape case committal hearing continued to March

A case involving a 16-year-old accused of rape was continued to a later date.

February 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lone tennis court repair bid for Deaton Creek fails to satisfy

Spring may arrive without fixes to a troubled tennis court at the Village at Deaton Creek neighborhood in Hoschton.

February 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Suspect’s ex-wife, Flowery Branch man killed in Clarkesville shooting

A former deputy shot and killed his ex-wife and wounded the Habersham County sheriff and a deputy in an ambush Sunday night at a Clarkesville home, authorities said.

February 23, 2015 | Associated Press | Local


Hall jailer arraigned on bribery, smuggling charges

A Hall County jailer has been arraigned on federal charges that he accepted bribes and smuggled contraband into the jail.

February 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Forecast calls for wintry mix tonight

A winter weather advisory for much of North Georgia calls for a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain overnight, though less than an inch of snow in the Gainesville area.

February 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


SPLOST money would help N. Hall cities mainly with parks and infrastructure

The money isn't huge, especially spread over five years, and would be used mainly for routine projects, but it's vital nonetheless, said government officials in the cities of North Hall County.

February 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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