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Lutz suggests Deal backer forced move on resignations

Moves to oust top Hall County administrators began after the three commissioners involved in the shake-up feared a leak to the media from Gov.-elect Nathan Deal's office.

January 06, 2011 | BY JEFF GILL AND CAROLYN CRIST jgill@gainesvilletimes.com, ccrist@gainesviiletimes.com | Local


Hall commission trio votes to move library to Clermont

Fulfilling a promise they made several weeks ago, Hall County Commissioners Ashley Bell, Craig Lutz and Scott Gibbs voted Thursday to move the North Hall library back to Clermont and halt construction on the Cool Springs park.

January 06, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Flowery Branch council votes 3-2 to keep Andrew

An emotional week in Flowery Branch ended on a positive note for City Manager Bill Andrew Thursday night, as the City Council reappointed him to his job for at least another year.

January 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Commissioners say they acted quickly in fear of leak about firings

Moves to remove top Hall County administrators began after the three commissioners involved in the shake-up feared a leak to the media from Gov.-elect Nathan Deal's office.

January 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Graves introduces legislation as Congress reconvenes

After being sworn into the 112th Congress, U.S. Rep. Tom Graves introduced his first bill of the new session, which is an act to de-authorize appropriations for national health care.

January 05, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Chamber sees bright spots in 2011

As the economy slowly recovers nationwide, Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce officials are seeing positive signs locally for 2011.

January 05, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Transportation ‘roundtable’ takes first major step to 2012 tax vote

DAHLONEGA - A newly formed regional transportation group took a major step Wednesday night toward a 2012 vote on a 1-cent sales tax for road projects.

January 05, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Commission trio forces 4 Hall officials to resign

Four of Hall County's top administrators were forced to resign Wednesday, and Hall County commissioners will vote on their interim replacements tonight.

January 05, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Man to face charges after hospital release

The man accused of fleeing police and crashing his car into a telephone pole late Monday will face charges related to a convenience store robbery and attempted getaway once he recovers from his injuries, police said.

January 05, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Hall schools get state recognition

Two schools in Hall County were recognized with state awards for high test scores this week.

January 05, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


UGA determining cause of mysterious bird deaths in South

Birds that mysteriously fell recently from the sky in Arkansas and Louisiana have made their way to Athens where University of Georgia staff are trying to figure out what caused their deaths.

January 05, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Gainesville takes down Christmas decorations

It's always faster to take down the Christmas tree than to put it up.

January 05, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville city schools open enrollment is from Monday to Feb. 16

Gainesville City Schools registration for 2011-2012 begins Monday for kindergarten and new students in grades first through eighth. Registration will be held at Woods Mill Academy, 715 Woods Mill Road, Gainesville.

January 05, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Truck wrecks, spilling load of live chickens

For most of Wednesday, drivers were detoured around the scene of an accident on Ga. 60/Thompson Bridge Road involving an overturned truck carrying a full load of chickens.

January 05, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


2 residents escape burning mobile home, treated for smoke inhalation

Two people were treated for smoke inhalation Wednesday morning after escaping a mobile home blaze in the 2800 block of Jack Bryant Circle in East Hall County.

January 05, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


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Public defender Brad Morris re-appointed to post

Northeastern Judicial Circuit Public Defender Brad Morris was re-appointed Wednesday to another four-year term.

May 18, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


With 2 council members absent, Oakwood reverses decision on apartments

Oakwood City Council on Monday night approved a proposal to build 84 apartments that would be rented based on income, reversing an earlier vote by ...

May 18, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


University of North Georgia police chief: Plan for emergencies, report suspicions

Know what to do in an emergency - a tornado or an armed person shooting on campus - and if a person or behavior is suspicious, call ...

May 18, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Affordable housing project for those who are 55-plus proposed in Flowery Branch

Another affordable housing project is proposed in Hall County, this time an apartment rental complex geared to residents 55 and older.

May 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


More workers may become eligible for overtime under new federal rule

More than 4 million U.S. workers will become eligible for overtime pay under rules issued Wednesday by the Obama administration.

May 18, 2016 | Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local


Centennial Arts Academy groundbreaking set for Thursday

Centennial Arts Academy will be at 5 p.m. Thursday at the school.

May 18, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Pan Am opening ceremonies today at Brenau

The world of competitive paddling returns to Lake Lanier this weekend with the Pan American Championships canoe and kayaking event, set Thursday through Sunday at ...

May 18, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Rape charge dismissed in 2015 case

A Lithia Springs man had the sexual assault allegations against him dismissed Tuesday after the examination of pretrial evidence, according to authorities.

May 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


One of first two black Gainesville Police officers remembered for paving way to future

When Frank Hooper was just a 6-year-old hanging around the Gainesville Police Department, he always remembered seeing Earnest Eugene Earls Sr., a well-respected officer working ...

May 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Bus shelter art project gets OK from Gainesville City Council

City Council gave the go-ahead Tuesday to Hall Area Transit's plan to begin displaying works of art on or around Gainesville Connection bus shelters ...

May 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Airport Parkway changes approved by Gainesville council

Gainesville City Council on Tuesday OK'd final changes to improve traffic flow along Airport Parkway and alleviate congestion.

May 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Melody Marlowe retiring as Gainesville CFO, taking financial position in Dahlonega

Melody Marlowe is retiring as Gainesville's chief financial services officer and administrative services director June 17. She will begin work as finance director for ...

May 17, 2016 | | Local


Hall County political forum set for Saturday

Former Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell's 20/20 Club will host a political forum at noon Saturday for county candidates ahead of the Republican ...

May 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gov. Deal: Obama’s letter on school bathrooms a ‘federal overreach’

Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday called the Obama administration's letter citing Title IX law to protect transgender students an "abuse of federal executive authority."

May 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Lula considering whether to allow liquor sales, Sunday alcohol sales

Lula residents may get the chance this November to vote on several issues concerning alcohol sales, including liquor by the drink.

May 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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