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SPLOST funds projects in tough times

In the midst of a recession, Hall County has purchased a new building, broken ground on a new park, and has plans for a new library, among other projects.

August 28, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


‘Garlic freaks’ gather to sample their favorite bulb

CLEVELAND - It can be hot. It can be sweet. It can even be a little buttery.

August 28, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Area gun stores say thefts low despite trend

Thefts from gun stores are high in Georgia. The state has ranked among the top three states for thefts involving licensed firearms dealers between 2005 and 2009.

August 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville Middle makes AYP after all

Gainesville Middle School has made Adequate Yearly Progress in the final determination report for 2009-2010.

August 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Housing, job market fates tied

If the housing market and the job market are any indication, economic recovery is a slow journey.

August 27, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Water service interruption planned for Monday night

Water service will be interrupted between 11 p.m. Monday and 5 a.m. Tuesday along Oakwood Road from Allen Street to Mundy Mill Road, including all side streets, and on the eastbound side of Mundy Mill Road between Oakwood Road and Thurmon Tanner Parkway.

August 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Workshop teaches how to prevent abuse

According to Steve Collins, there's a sad truth some people may not be aware of - sexual abuse of children is more prevalent than you may think.

August 27, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Legacy Link awards those who help older workers

Legacy Link honored its 2010 older worker of the year and employer of the year Friday morning with a breakfast ceremony at the Beulah Rucker Museum.

August 27, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Road work to close Buford Dam Road this fall

CUMMING - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to close the scenic, winding section of Buford Dam Road that straddles Lake Lanier for about a month this fall.

August 27, 2010 | By Alyssa Larenzie Times regional staff | Local


Rabid domestic cat serves as reminder

Local animal control officials are still investigating a case of rabies discovered in Oakwood this week, and residents are checking whether their own pets are vaccinated.

August 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Flowery Branch council delays vote on utility rates

A proposed new set of utility rates - one that includes a nearly 30 percent hike for longtime Flowery Branch residents - is set for a vote on Sept. 23.

August 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mascot matchup: Wolves, Red Elephants unlikely foes in nature

Leading up to this evening's football game, there will be a lot of speculation on who will win: the Gainesville High School Red Elephants or Buford High School Wolves?

August 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Football fans may hit traffic troubles

High School football is back.

August 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Spirited excitement mounts as high school football starts

The big games start tonight and students across the county are ready.

August 26, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Special group seeks Georgia tax facts

A special group formed by the state legislature to analyze Georgia's tax code began a fact-finding mission Thursday that will help shape any changes lawmakers make to the way Georgians pay taxes next year.

August 26, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Tumbling Creek bridge, downtown Gainesville bypass projects awarded state funds

A pair of prominent local road projects are closer to becoming a reality.

June 22, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Local members of Congress follow party lines in raging gun debate

WASHINGTON - Rebellious Democrats disrupted the House's legislative work on Wednesday, staging a sit-in on the House floor and refusing to leave until they secured ...

June 22, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


McEver Road back open after tanker truck fire

A truck containing tar caught fire Wednesday afternoon and shut down McEver Road for an hour.

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Ban on adoptions from Russia will be focus of panel tonight

Following years of families hanging in limbo, U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, wants to address the 2012 Russian adoption ban.

June 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Amazon expects to hire 500 for new distribution center in Braselton

Amazon will add a new 600,000-square-foot distribution center in Braselton and hire about 500 people.

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Residents offer input on managing growth

Everyone knows the growth is coming.

June 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Buford man pleads guilty to defrauding investors of $3.2 million

A Buford man pleaded guilty last week to defrauding 11 investors of $3.2 million, according to court documents.

June 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Drought is fully upon us, with no real rain in sight

It doesn't seem so long ago when rain couldn't stop falling. Now, we could go days between raindrops.

June 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Health Department recognized for efforts to prevent child sexual abuse

The Hall County Health Department has achieved "Partner in Prevention," a nationally-recognized public standard to end child sexual abuse.

June 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Charges increase for woman accused in armed robbery

A Gainesville woman accused of being part of an armed robbery duo has new charges following an indictment last week, according to authorities.

June 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


DOT agrees with Lula that Cobb Street bridge should be repaired

The historic Cobb Street bridge in Lula must be repaired by July 8 or Norfolk Southern Railroad will face a fine of up to $500 ...

June 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Georgia Chamber of Commerce maps out action plan through 2030

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce is mapping a plan of action for the next 14 years, and it came to Gainesville on Tuesday to solicit ...

June 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Oct. 31 trial date set in Georgia-Florida water wars case

A trial is set to begin Oct. 31 over allegations that Georgia residents are drinking up too much water before the resource reaches Florida.

June 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Glass recycling not profitable; Red Oak stops, county continues

One private hauler of recycled materials will quit accepting glass July 1 for economic reasons, but the Hall County Recycling Center continues to process glass.

June 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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