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Lanier up nearly 3 feet, zeros in on full pool

Lake Lanier has risen almost 3 feet since Sunday morning, the result of heavy rainfall across the lake's Northeast Georgia basin.

September 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville school board might lower property tax rate

The Gainesville school board tentatively adopted a slightly lower property tax rate Monday, but it remains to be seen what net effect it will have on city homeowners' tax bills.

September 22, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Cagle: Expect more cuts to state budget

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle says the fate of the state budget largely will depend on this month's revenues.

September 22, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Petit LeMans race will go on as planned

Should the rain continue, the contingency plan for this weekend's 12th annual Petit LeMans at Road Atlanta is that there is no contingency plan. Rain or shine, the American LeMans Series will race.

September 22, 2009 | Katie B. Davis | Local


Stephens residents told to boil water

Some Stephens County residents are without running water today, and others have been told to boil their water before they drink it after flash flooding Sunday disrupted water service.

September 22, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Road closings change 2 school bus stops

Gainesville and Hall County schools will commence as usual, although some neighboring school districts canceled classes today,

September 22, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Newly fixed road crumbles in recent rains

Brown Street is closed until further notice after heavy rains damaged the road just north of its intersection with Eugene Drive, washing out an entire lane.

September 22, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Floods keep speaker from making presentation at library

Even though they were planning an indoor event, Monday's rainy weather forced the Spout Springs branch of the Hall County Library System to postpone a featured presentation.

September 21, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall commission keeps door-to-door sales illegal in county

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted to extend the ban on door-to-door sales for an additional year at Monday's work session.

September 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Activist group names Deal a corrupt congressman

An ethics group in Washington has included U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal on its list of "15 Most Corrupt Politicians."

September 21, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs, food bank give healthy after-school snacks

The kids at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County got a healthy after-school snack Monday on the first day of the Munch Bunch program, sponsored by the Georgia Mountain Food Bank.

September 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Oakwood rejects request for offices on annexed land

OAKWOOD - Plans for professional offices in an established West Hall neighborhood stalled Monday night.

September 21, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Heavy rain still likely tonight; Lanier up 2.31 feet

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Hall and surrounding counties, but their may be a glimmer of hope.

September 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


THE LATEST: Lanier up 2.5 feet since Sunday, still rising

Here are the latest developments as a result of the heavy rainfall in Northeast Georgia:

September 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local




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Fire destroys lake home in Hidden Harbor

A blaze destroyed a large lake home Tuesday night in Hidden Harbor subdivision on Lake Lanier.

August 25, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Spout Springs ‘wellness champion’ leading state, district in health

Tom Adam knows the lunch line isn't the only place kids get nourishment at school.

August 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Library system stifled on passport program

The Hall County Library System has been "stonewalled" by federal officials in its effort to launch a passport program.

August 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local investment professional weighs in on stock market fall

Local investment professional Bob Willis has a message for anybody watching the stock market's steep decline over the past several weeks.

August 25, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Chattahoochee plan stokes fear downstream from Atlanta

WHITESBURG - State environmental officials will vote Wednesday to allow less Chattahoochee River water, at times, to flow below Atlanta, a proposal that angers downstream communities ...

August 25, 2015 | By Dan Chapman Associated Press | Local


Hall County deputy strikes ambulance

A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy in pursuit of a suspect struck an ambulance Friday on Valley Creek in South Hall, leading to no ...

August 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Health insurance rates could climb significantly

Health insurance policyholders might see premium increases as high as 38 percent next year, a Gainesville insurance executive told a Gainesville audience Tuesday.

August 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville drug treatment center pays $20K in civil settlement

A Gainesville narcotic treatment program will pay $20,000 to settle allegations in federal court about not keeping complete and accurate records of the drugs ...

August 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Grimes guilty on all charges in attempted robbery, shooting

A Lawrenceville man was convicted Monday on all charges of entering a Gainesville apartment in October 2013 and holding a woman at gunpoint.

August 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hoschton man fights to restore vision after fireworks accident

It was the Fourth of July, and Joel Porter and his friends decided to shoot off some of the new fireworks only recently allowed to ...

August 24, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Sawnee EMC announces 4-month period of lower rates

Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation announced Monday a change that should lower bills for most of its customers through the end of the year.

August 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


History center set to honor three ‘legacies’ on Thursday

The Northeast Georgia History Center is honoring three area businessmen as "local legacies" in its annual Taste of History Luncheon.

August 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man sentenced to life in prison for Father's Day revenge killing

Father's Day meant revenge for Saul Castillo. It was a day 31 years in the making.

August 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


School boards review E-SPLOST referendum

The wording of a referendum on a one-cent sales tax that could raise as much as $195 million is being reviewed by the local school ...

August 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Medical co-pays, premiums rising for Hall employees

Hall County employees will soon be paying higher co-pays and premiums for health care coverage, with some increases designed to drive workers to use the ...

August 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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