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Banks County native named DOT assistant district engineer

A Banks County native has been named the Georgia Department of Transportation's assistant district engineer for the 21 counties in Northeast Georgia, including Hall, that make up the DOT's District One.

July 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Nonprofit agencies unite to help local youth at summer camp

"Living United" is more than a slogan for the United Way of Hall County; it has become a rallying cry of sorts for its partner agencies.

July 08, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Steps to College program could end

Nearly 150 high school students celebrated their graduation from Gainesville State College's Steps to College program that offers instruction aimed at students who speak English as a second language.

July 08, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hoschton council denies petition on charter change

HOSCHTON - Residents attending Hoschton's City Council meeting Monday let out a collective groan as the council announced its decision to deny the validation of a petition to change the city's charter.

July 08, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Farmers market expands to downtown site

Looking for some juicy, home-grown tomatoes or fresh-picked green beans? Starting Friday afternoon, you'll find them in downtown Gainesville.

July 08, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Oakwood to consider La Parrilla’s alcohol license at hearing

Oakwood City Council will consider Monday whether to revoke the alcohol license of one of the city's busiest eateries, La Parrilla Mexican restaurant.

July 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


DNR wants you to get out and be active — in state parks

With beautifully sunny days that have been moderately warm, there's no time like the present to get out, be active and enjoy the great outdoors.

July 08, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall still undecided on sending two tax bills

The people have spoken, but the Hall County Board of Commissioners has yet approve sending out two tax bills per year.

July 08, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Governor's race 2010: Initial fundraising relies on ‘friends and neighbors’

For Republicans running to be the next governor of Georgia, contributions begin at home.

July 08, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County middle schoolers excel on tests

Hall County middle schools are celebrating high End of Course Test scores earned by middle school students who completed high school courses. The Carnegie units, or high school credit units, are applied to students' high school diplomas.

July 08, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall, Gainesville expect most schools to meet testing standards

Results for school-level Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests lead school officials to believe most Gainesville city and Hall County schools will meet federal accountability requirements and achieve Adequate Yearly Progress this year.

July 07, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Economy strains heat relief program for seniors

Polly Williams knows the value of some fresh air.

July 07, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Deal is early fundraising front-runner

In the contest to raise cash among Republican candidates vying to be the next governor of Georgia, Gainesville's Nathan Deal suddenly is in the lead.

July 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Firefighters battle South Hall blaze

A South Hall home was damaged Tuesday night by a fire that was called in by someone passing by.

July 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Bank robbed Monday in Braselton

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed bank robbery that occurred Monday afternoon at the Hometown Community Bank on Ga. 124 near the Traditions of Braselton community.

July 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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FBI nabs gang murders suspect in South Hall

A suspected MS-13 gang member was arrested Tuesday in Flowery Branch in connection with the 2011 execution-style deaths of two brothers in New York.

May 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Historic building renovations progressing at Gym of '36

No matter how much his business grows, regardless of how rapidly his mortgage banking company expands, Wes Hunt's past and present will always be inextricably linked.

May 20, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Georgia science, social studies standards up for revision

To be literate in science and social studies, students need the most accurate, updated education possible.

May 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County welcomes businesses to discuss bid process

It's been a struggle for Hall County to drum up competition for its goods, services and capital improvement needs over the last year, and the result could be costly for taxpayers.

May 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


North Georgia Community Foundation Hosts Philanthropy at its Best on June 2

North Georgia Community Foundation is hosting Philanthropy at its Best, an opportunity to learn how the foundation can be a charitable giving resource for professional advisors and their clients.

May 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Local business owner announces candidacy for Gainesville City Council

Gainesville resident Zack Thompson announced Wednesday that he will run against incumbent Bob Hamrick for the Ward 2 seat on the Gainesville City Council this fall.

May 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge & Bar: Accused in taxi cab slaying file for judge recusal, separate trials

Five people indicted in the death of a Taxi El Palmar driver filed motions recently related to a new judge presiding over the case and to have separate trials.

May 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Teen driver sentenced in crash that killed North Forsyth student

The teenage driver in a single-vehicle wreck that killed a rising North Forsyth High School senior last June faces five years in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree vehicular homicide.

May 20, 2015 | Kayla Robins Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville’s Serra earns certification from UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government

Alicia Serra earned local finance officer certification in the first quarter of 2015 through the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government's financial management training program.

May 20, 2015 | | Local


Department of Labor hosting Wrigley recruiting event

The Georgia Department of Labor will host a recruiting event next week to help Wrigley Manufacturing Company hire a number of workers for its plant in Flowery Branch.

May 20, 2015 | | Local


Online records, interpreters at center of courthouse budget requests

In the basement of the Hall County Courthouse, clerks go through anywhere between 8,500 and 9,000 files on cases in a month.

May 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Chicopee golf director let go amid financial woes

Deteriorating conditions and dwindling revenues have prompted officials at the Chicopee Woods Golf Course to lay off the director of golf, take ownership of the pro shop and consider a shakeup of members on an oversight committee in an effort to get the ball back on the green.

May 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch moves forward on plans for new city hall

With Flowery Branch Mayor Mike Miller calling it the "second most important date" the city has had after becoming home base for the Atlanta Falcons, council members approved the very first steps of developing a new city hall location.

May 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville Council formally adopts 2016 budget

Gainesville City Council formally adopted a $30.7 million general fund spending plan for the 2016 fiscal year Tuesday night.

May 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Kids create Northeast Georgia History Center activities for their peers

Young visitors to the Northeast Georgia History Center will now have activities made just for them, including scavenger hunts, scrapbooks, picture guides and more.

May 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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