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Hall County consolidates divisions into new Public Safety Department

Hall County has created a new Public Safety Department housing its code enforcement, animal control and park ranger divisions to improve efficiency in those areas.

May 04, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


No hitches likely in Gainesville I-985 annexation

The Gainesville City Council will have the first reading today of an ordinance to annex 102.8 acres along Interstate 985 into the city limits. Hall County has given up any right to challenge the annexation under state law.

May 04, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Marine sends left over cash to Vandy hospital

A Gainesville Marine's effort last year to help an Iraqi girl generated an extra $5,600 that has now been donated to the hospital that provided her successful open-heart surgery.

May 04, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


This is your life, Art Jetton! Daughter collects stories as dad recovers

Art Jetton's life story is an open book, and his daughter is compiling it.

May 04, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


DOT says Bolding Bridge is safe, but bird's nest had to go before repairs

An engineer with Georgia Department of Transportation said Bolding Bridge is structurally sound, despite damage to crossbeams.

May 04, 2009 | Ashley Bates | Local


Hall chamber's Vision 2030 schedules update for Friday

It was 2005 and leaders of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce decided to embark on a plan that would help define the future of Hall County over the next 25 years.

May 03, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Purchasing manager keeps a watchful eye on Hall County’s expenses

Hall County Purchasing Manager Tim Sims has a hand in all county spending from major construction projects to office supplies.

May 03, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hoschton seeking revised loan terms

HOSCHTON - The Hoschton Fiscal Resources Committee is planning to refinance a loan the city received to build a wastewater treatment plant that doesn't work properly.

May 03, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Eat your vegetables; they’re good for you!

Mama always said: "You don't have to like it, you just have to eat it." You resented it then, but as it turns out, your mama was right.

May 03, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Teacher helps turn pupils into award winners

If Jefferson Middle School teacher Sherri Butler was an athlete, her jersey would be retired by now.

May 03, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Ceremony remembering Gainesville State professor Tom Deitz swings from somber to silly

OAKWOOD - It was not your typical memorial service, but probably one that Tom Deitz would have wanted.

May 03, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Obama’s ‘Listening Tour’ to stop in Gainesville tonight

Organizing for America, the Democratic National Committee's grassroots project to support President Barack Obama's agenda, will hold a meeting at 7 tonight at St. John's Baptist Church in Gainesville.

May 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Rain can't wash out Dawsonville's Spring Fling Festival

DAWSONVILLE - Weather wasn't particularly kind to Dawsonville's Spring Fling festival this weekend, but it didn't put a damper on enthusiasm.

May 03, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Severe storms lose their bite before hitting Hall

A storm system that came barreling across the state from Alabama on Sunday had lost much of its steam by the time it moved into Northeast Georgia.

May 03, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Day after fight, man charged with murder in stepbrother's death

A North Hall man faces murder charges after his stepbrother died as the result of injuries from a Friday afternoon fight, Hall County Sheriff's officials said Sunday.

May 03, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Banks County building new sports complex

The Banks County Parks and Recreation Department will be holding a groundbreaking for its Windmill Park Sports Complex at 10 a.m. July 14.

June 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Library board selects new director, approves new budget

Lisa MacKinney will oversee a better than $2.62 million budget that eliminates worker furloughs as the new director of the Hall County Library System.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Challenged Child and Friends names Castell family services director

Challenged Child and Friends has named Creystal Castell as its family services coordinator.

June 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Chicopee Woods Golf Course completes shake-up of oversight committee

The shake-up of an oversight committee for the Chicopee Woods Golf Course was completed Tuesday, the latest move prompted by poor conditions and slipping revenues at the 600-acre course in Gainesville.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Child buying ice cream airlifted to hospital after being struck by car

A child buying ice cream Sunday was struck by a passing vehicle, Georgia State Patrol said.

June 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


SPLOST VII begins Wednesday, E-SPLOST scheduled for fall

Wednesday marks the start of a new round of special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST VII.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities investigating possible anti-gay hate crime in Forsyth County

June 30, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


County finance director resigns, search to begin soon

Hall County Finance Director Vickie Neikirk resigned on Monday.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Kipper Tool Co. celebrates military contract milestone

A Gainesville company is celebrating hitting the halfway mark in an $85 million contract with the Army to assemble and deliver 5-ton tool systems used in military engineering and demolition jobs.

June 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Action Ministries Gainesville event to unite local congregations

It's not often Christians of varying denominations gather for an evening of fellowship, but Terri Armour with Action Ministries Gainesville wants to bring people together for just that.

June 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville work session canceled

With only a few agenda items and the pending departure of City Manager Kip Padgett, who has resigned to take a similar job in North Carolina, the Gainesville City Council has canceled its scheduled work session for Thursday morning.

June 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Minorities unite to change Gainesville’s electoral system

The exterior of a house on residential Desota Street in Gainesville gives little away about the history it holds inside, save for a sign marking it as the office of the local Newtown Florist Club.

June 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Electric car owners take hit with new tax

A new state tax structure that takes effect Wednesday has stirred ire among some electric car owners.

June 29, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Spraygrounds require regular checking of chemical levels

Kayla Spurlock watched Monday afternoon as her daughter enjoyed the sprayground at Laurel Park. She takes Violet, who is 18 months old, about once a week to the area where she can play in the water spraying up from the ground.

June 29, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Gainesville school board approves 2016 budget

After a few budget amendments, the Gainesville City Board of Education approved the fiscal year 2016 budget at its regular meeting Monday.

June 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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