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Jackson County postpones SPLOST vote

JEFFERSON - After much discussion, Jackson County officials have postponed a special purpose local option sales tax vote until the November election.

March 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Flowery Branch wants leaky sewer line to be repaired

FLOWERY BRANCH - Water was gushing into the sewer pipe when Georgia was still in the drought and Lake Lanier was several feet below its summer full pool of 1,071 feet above sea level.

March 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


State’s lottery sees record profits despite sour economy

Gainesville resident Freddie Blake has a daily routine.

March 16, 2010 | Kristen Morales | Local


Wife files lawsuit in pastor’s death

A Gainesville woman has filed a federal lawsuit in connection with the September shooting death of her pastor husband by an undercover North Georgia drug enforcement officer.

March 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Professor weighs in on US-China relations

North Georgia College & State University kicked off its Great Decisions lecture series Tuesday with a presentation on U.S.-China relations at the Gainesville Civic Center.

March 16, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Army Corps readies its campgrounds for spring opening

Higher lake levels and improved camping sites are expected to draw more campers this upcoming season at Lake Lanier.

March 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville receives grant for preservation

Gainesville has received $21,000 in federal grant funding to continue its survey of the city's historic resources.

March 16, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville council to vote on trash service changes

This morning, Gainesville residents can tell the City Council what they think about a proposal to change their trash service.

March 16, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville school teachers get May planning day back

The Gainesville City Board of Education has decided to use a snow day as a replacement for a state-mandated furlough day.

March 15, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Boy Scouts plant tree in honor of 100th anniversary

A winter storm took out a couple of trees at Rock Creek Greenway in Gainesville.

March 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood's Railroad Street getting reworked

Oakwood is well under way with a downtown improvements project city officials hope will serve as a taste of things to come under its ambitious 2030 plan.

March 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Economy renders Flowery Branch project’s start shaky

The first phase of construction on Old Town Flowery Branch, a $15 million project planned for downtown, had been pegged for a launch this summer.

March 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tardy taxpayers may get extra fees

Gainesville property owners who still owe their 2008 property taxes may be paying more.

March 14, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Inmates will count in census

Of the 240 inmates at the Hall County Correctional Institution on Barber Road, two-thirds are men on the verge of freedom.

March 14, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Kids, parents learn about North Georgia’s mining history

Nine-year-old Cole Kaminski enjoyed panning for gold Sunday afternoon at the Northeast Georgia History Center.

March 14, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


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Business advisory group SCORE forming chapter in Hall

A salesman, an engineer and a civic club member came together at the right time, the three said, and a new Northeast Georgia SCORE chapter ...

April 30, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Rahab’s Rope to open Mall of Georgia retail site

A popular retail store on the Gainesville square with a mission to stop human trafficking is growing its reach in North Georgia.

April 30, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Braselton teen collects books for Belize orphanage from which she was adopted

What began as a child's question about other children without toys remaining in the Belize orphanage from which she was adopted has become an ...

April 30, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local


Buford man seeks immunity from charges in South Hall shooting

A Buford man charged with shooting another man in his leg and jaw last year is seeking immunity, claiming he was justified to do so.

April 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


UGA students seek solace, mourn 4 lost in crash

One of two survivors of a car crash that killed four University of Georgia students earlier this week remained in critical condition Friday, a hospital ...

April 29, 2016 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


No obvious signs of trauma on body recovered from Lake Lanier

A man whose body was pulled from Lake Lanier on Thursday afternoon had no obvious signs of trauma, authorities said.

April 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Brainstorming sessions on Enota elementary move set for Saturday

Gainesville City Schools will host two community "brainstorming" meetings at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy on Saturday morning to hear comments about the elementary school's ...

April 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Lake Lanier Olympic Park drawing major national, international events

The nation's greatest canoe and kayak athletes will flock to Gainesville this weekend to compete in one of the biggest challenges they may face.

April 29, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


North Hall High hosts open house in new performing arts center

The newest halls at North Hall High School buzzed with excitement Thursday evening, as the school held an open house in its new performing arts ...

April 28, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville schools budget proposal includes pay increase for all employees

Gainesville City Schools' proposed budget includes a 3 percent pay increase for all employees.

April 28, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Possible retaining wall, its cost outlined for Enota garden

Maintaining most of the garden at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy could require a retaining wall to shield it from construction of a new school, and ...

April 28, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Body of missing DeKalb County firefighter found in Lake Lanier

Hall County authorities discovered the body of a missing DeKalb County firefighter in Lake Lanier on Thursday, authorities said.

April 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Riverside Military Academy selects William J. Gallagher as president

Riverside Military Academy's Board of Trustees has selected retired U.S. Army Col. William J. Gallagher as its ninth president.

April 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County Fire Services lieutenant terminated following arrest

A Hall County Fire Services lieutenant was terminated following an arrest Wednesday, according to county officials.

April 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


DOT planning to make Union Church Road straighter, flatter, safer

Scenic but twisty, Union Church Road in South Hall is poised to get some safety improvements.

April 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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