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Hall GOP rally set Saturday

The Hall County Republican Party has scheduled its Membership Appreciation Rally for 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the Elks Club, 1547 Riverside Drive, Gainesville.

October 15, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


TD club president, superfan rings the bell for Spartans

Robyn Hummer has been a supporter of West Hall High School football even before her sons went to school there.

October 15, 2009 | By Coulter Burch For The Times | Local


Group sponsors Veterans Appreciation Day event

The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 17 in Gainesville has worked through a weak economy to organize its third annual Veterans Appreciation Day.

October 15, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jefferson school system to take out line of credit

JEFFERSON - A lack of revenue is causing the Jefferson City Schools System Board of Education to seek out alternative funding sources.

October 15, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Belmont water line work closer to reality

Belmont residents with dry wells could start seeing water lines installed in their community in the next two months.

October 15, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lottery players dream of Mega Millions

Even when the economy is down, lottery sales are good.

October 15, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall sheriff dismissed from Taser lawsuit

A judge has dismissed Hall County Sheriff Steve Cronic from a federal lawsuit filed over a May 2006 incident in which a deputy used an electrified Taser against a Flowery Branch High School student.

October 15, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Corps will keep lake from getting too high

Lake Lanier is up, but don't expect it to get too much higher.

October 15, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Coming Sunday: Lake Lanier, high and low

Nearly two years ago, in December 2007, Lake Lanier reached its all-time low water level of 1,050.79 feet above sea level, more than 20 feet below full pool.

October 15, 2009 | | Local


Full pool: Three lake businesses compare now to then

State of economy slows fishing traffic

October 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Conservation efforts won’t end with full lake

Georgians have made it through the drought and appear to have held on to some of the conservation tips they learned during drier times.

October 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Business owners hope rising lake buoys profits

Now that Lake Lanier's water level has risen to full pool, local business owners hope the number of customers will go up, too.

October 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Political battles are next clouds on Lanier’s horizon

Lake Lanier is rising - into a sea of controversy.

October 14, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


With Lake Lanier full, the challenge now is to keep it there

For the first time in more than four years, the reservoir that supplies water to Gainesville and most of metro Atlanta is full.

October 14, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jefferson City Council OKs millage rate, budget during meeting

The Jefferson City Council has approved its millage rate and general fund budget for the 2010 fiscal year.

October 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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Parents, faculty take up redistricting for South Hall elementary schools

The latter half of the Hall County school board meeting Monday night at Flowery Branch High School focused on where the lines will be made regarding elementary schools in the southern part of the district.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville school board hears concerns about Vickery’s treatment

The Gainesville City School Board meeting Monday had a larger-than-average crowd, when a number of residents came to express support for Wayne Vickery.

April 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


University of North Georgia expanding to Blue Ridge

The University of North Georgia plans to open an instructional site in Blue Ridge this fall.

April 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Banks County deputy injured in hit-and-run

A North Carolina man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving under the influence after a hit-and-run collision with a Banks County Sheriff's Office patrol car on Interstate 85 near Homer.

April 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bird researcher alarms UNG campus with unusual attire

To University of North Georgia students at the Dahlonega campus, fear not: Someone in a Ronald Reagan mask lurking in the bushes is simply a professor doing research about birds.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Severe storms bring possibility of tornadoes

Hall County and much of Northeast Georgia is under a tornado watch until 8 p.m.

April 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Outreach Center plans rally to raise awareness of veteran suicides

The North Georgia Veteran's Outreach Center will host a rally Wednesday afternoon in the downtown Gainesville square to raise awareness about suicide among military veterans.

April 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ga. Supreme Court upholds Hall man’s murder conviction

All of the Georgia Supreme Court justices ruled to uphold a Hall County man's murder conviction and life sentence, which stem from a 2008 shooting.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Commercial land sees biggest increase in tax valuations this year

Hall County has now mailed residential, commercial, industrial and agriculture property tax assessments, but most land and building owners will not see any change in valuation this year.

April 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Party rental space, mobile home relocation on planning committee agenda

With restaurants, auto mechanics and small retail shops - among many others - already operating along Atlanta Highway in Gainesville, the busy thoroughfare crossing between predominantly Latino neighborhoods is one of the most diverse business districts in all of Hall County.

April 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Boat titles bill never advanced in 2015 General Assembly

A bill requiring boat titles never left the Georgia House in the recently ended legislative session, but the issue won't drop off the radar for lake advocates.

April 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Veterans resource and career expo set for Thursday in Cornelia

The Georgia Department of Labor is holding a resource and career expo for veterans and other job seekers this Thursday in Cornelia.

April 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Bear on the Square goes on rain-and-shine

For the past 10 years Jeff McWaters has attended the annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival, which was held on the historic Dahlonega square over the weekend. The two-day festival was rain-or-shine, and this year vendors and visitors had the chance to experience both.

April 19, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Class Notes: Barrow County assistant superintendent joining Gainesville schools as CFO

Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Wanda Creel will be working with Chris Griner again.

April 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Churches put together 30,000 meals as part of feeding ministry

Area churches gathered Sunday to put their faith into action by pouring out and packaging some 30,000 meals as part of a global feeding ministry.

April 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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