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New council takes over in Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH - A new era of government began Wednesday in Flowery Branch as three City Council members were introduced and the council agreed to switch to night meetings as a way to better involve the public.

January 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Forecaster: Conditions ‘perfect’ for snow on Thursday

There's a good chance that Northeast Georgia will be covered in snow Thursday.

January 06, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch swears in mayor, new city council members

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch Mayor Diane Hirling, re-elected to a second four-year term, was sworn in on Wednesday morning along with three new city council members.

January 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man sentenced for role in strip club fire

A Gainesville man whose role in setting fire to an Atlanta strip club led to a sting that ensnared four other Dahlonega-based soldiers was sentenced this week in federal court.

Former Army medic Sandeo Pablo Dyson, 46, was sentenced to five years in prison for the Jan. 1, 2007 arson fire at Club Onyx.

January 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


The gavel's in Bruner's hands now

Gainesville has a new mayor and new mayor pro tempore for the next two years.

January 05, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Braselton tops US list for high-growth areas

From staff reports

January 05, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Bond denied in murder case

Saying a 19-year-old murder suspect posed "a significant and substantial risk to flee," a judge denied bond in the case Tuesday.

January 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


High-speed networks heading for the hills

Gov. Sonny Perdue visited North Georgia College & State University on Tuesday to award a $2.5 million grant from the OneGeorgia Authority to pave the way for the area's electronic super highway.

January 05, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Road work in Cumming will detour traffic

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces a detour to facilitate the reconstruction of the intersection at Brookwood and Caney roads.

January 05, 2010 | | Local


Blazes keep firefighters busy

Hall County firefighters responded to at least two fires Tuesday as temperatures plunged.

January 05, 2010 | | Local


Resident to lead Georgia Public Service Commission

Commissioner Lauren "Bubba" McDonald Jr. began Tuesday his one-year term as chairman of the Georgia Public Service Commission.

January 05, 2010 | | Local


Workshops educate board members

The Junior League of Gainesville-Hall County hosted a workshop Tuesday to help nonprofit organizations in the community get a fresh start in the new year.

January 05, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Cable franchise fees bolster cities’ budgets

Having cable service may do more than keep your family entertained. It may also help your local government provide quality services and balance its budget.

January 05, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Man seeks bond after conviction is overturned

A Hall County judge who sentenced a man to 18 years in prison nearly three years ago was asked Tuesday to grant him bond.

January 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Alta Vista Cemetery to throw out holiday arrangements

Family and friends who placed holiday flower arrangements on graves at Alta Vista Cemetery must remove them by the end of January, according to a notice from the city.

January 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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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


Walters re-elected chairman of ports authority board

Gainesville businessman Jim Walters was re-elected Monday as chairman of the board of directors for the Georgia Ports Authority.

June 29, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Fire destroys North Hall home

A North Hall home was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon.

June 29, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Man in serious condition after hit-and-run on Clarks Bridge Road

A Gainesville man, known locally as "Country," is still in serious condition at the hospital after he was hit Thursday night by a car on Clarks Bridge Road.

June 29, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Class Notes: University of North Georgia supporting meal program in July

Free meals will be provided through the remainder of the summer across North Georgia thanks to help from the University of North Georgia.

June 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


New hotel fee brings big hurt to low- and fixed-income guests

The tired eyes of Justin Biggerstaff grew more weary when he learned that he'll soon be paying an extra $5 per night for his family, which includes three young kids, to stay at the Gainesville Inn and Suites on Jesse Jewell Parkway over the next month or so while he seeks permanent housing.

June 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Veterans enjoy Lake Lanier getaway

Soon it would be time for the veterans to climb on planes and return home to their everyday lives.

June 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lakeview's Kennedy signs 5-year contract, plans for future

After five years as Lakeview Academy's head of school, John Kennedy is planning at least five more.

June 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Part of Hospitality Highway to be renamed in honor of tourism pioneer

The portion of Hospitality Highway that runs through Dawson and Lumpkin counties will soon be named in honor of the man first responsible for branding the state a tourism destination.

June 28, 2015 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff reports | Local


Swim lessons part of Discovery Day Camps

The pungent, yet pleasant, summery smell of chlorine filled the nostrils of roughly 75 children as they swam through the waters of Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, but they didn't seem to mind.

June 28, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gillsville Highway at Athens Highway re-opens after fire

Gillsville Highway was closed at Athens Highway for part of Sunday night while authorities worked to contain a fire. No one was transported to the hospital with injuries, according to authorities.

June 28, 2015 | | Local


Hall firefighters battle early Sunday blaze

No one was injured as Hall County firefighters battled a blaze Sunday morning at an empty 8,000-square-foot commercial building.

June 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Departing Gainesville city manager leaves big shoes to fill

When Gainesville City Manager Kip Padgett announced his resignation in May, he expressed nothing but gratitude for the opportunity to serve the city in many roles over the last 13 years.

June 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Window maker borrows European model, finds market in Ga.

Bernie Wolf sells the kind of windows built to frame beauty, be it the glistening waters of Lake Lanier or the rugged magnificence of the North Georgia mountains.

June 27, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


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