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Flowery Branch OKs rezonings on McEver, Gaines Ferry

Flowery Branch City Council voted Thursday night to approve a batch of rezonings and annexations that would pave the way for several commercial and manufacturing uses.

February 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Restraint, seclusion rooms in schools discussed

Don and Tina King are on a mission to see that what happened to their son never happens to anyone else's child.

February 18, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Openings spark flood of applicants for Hall fire service

When Hall County Fire Services announced it would be hiring for the first time in a year and a half, the interest was overwhelming.

February 18, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Firefighters battle suspicious brush fires along I-985

Hall County firefighters from three stations battled several suspicious brush fires scattered along the side of Interstate 985 in South Hall Thursday afternoon.

February 18, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Linder delivers harsh words on stimulus bill, U.S. Department of Education

BRASELTON - A year after President Barack Obama signed the stimulus bill into law, U.S. Rep. John Linder shared his thoughts on the plan, the health care debates in Congress and other issues facing national leaders today with the Braselton Rotary Club.

February 18, 2010 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Work under way to repair I-85 sinkhole near Ga. border

E.R. Snell Contracting of Snellville began work this morning to repair a sinkhole off Interstate 85 near the Georgia border.

February 18, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Olympian connects with local students

Even when speaking with an Olympic athlete vying for gold in the 2010 Winter Games, kids still say the darnedest things.

February 18, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Lula celebrates money from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

One year after President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, officials gathered at the construction site of Lula's future wastewater treatment facility to point out the many things the federal money has made possible.

February 17, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville CRCT investigation spurs a local look

Gainesville city school officials will move forward with an investigation into last week's Criterion-Referenced Competency Test erasure analysis that found two system schools had an abnormally high number of erasures on last spring's test.

February 17, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Forsyth County interested in buying water from planned reservoir

Hall County has received a letter of commitment from Forsyth County to purchase water from the future Glades Reservoir.

February 17, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jefferson consignment sale all about good deals

JEFFERSON - As the mother of two, Rebekah McDowell knows how quickly children can outgrow their clothes and how expensive it can be to buy new ones.

February 17, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville police build database with new fingerprint system

The age-old forensic craft of fingerprint identification just got a 21st century upgrade in Gainesville.

February 17, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Some residents oppose development possibilities

Mike Baker moved nearly a year ago to Bell Drive in South Hall because of the surroundings.

February 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Refunds going out for vehicle tax overcharge

Georgia residents with January and February birthdays soon may receive a surprise gift.

February 17, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


House fire leads to minor injuries

Two people were treated for minor smoke inhalation Wednesday after escaping a fire that destroyed their house in North Hall.

February 17, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Ask The Times: Multiple criteria determine traffic signal locations

What are the criteria for traffic signals? One was recently installed on Thompson Bridge Road where Wal-Mart was built, but there's not one on ...

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Trash trap for Flat Creek aims to improve water quality

Gainesville and Hall County are looking to partner on purchasing a litter trap for Flat Creek, one of the most polluted streams in the region ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Grand jury indicts Forsyth kidnapping suspect who tried to swim away

August 27, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Metro Gainesville unemployment inches up in July

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate for July was 5.5 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 5.3 percent in June, according to ...

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


3 accused in taxi driver slaying plead guilty, avoid murder charge

Three of five people previously accused of attempting to rob a taxi driver and fatally shooting him in March pleaded guilty Thursday and will not ...

August 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


3 ‘local legacies’ honored by Northeast Georgia History Center

Each man had a different story to tell, but their paths to business success in Hall County all started humbly.

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local




Emory Turner brings competition to Ward 2 Gainesville council race

Emory Turner has announced his candidacy for the Gainesville City Council Ward 2 seat currently held by Bob Hamrick.

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville considering tax increase to pay off jail debt

Gainesville officials are proposing a slight tax increase to pay off debt on the old Hall County jail the city purchased in 2012, as well ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Water demand projected to be lower in 2050 than previously expected

Water conservation measures over the past few years seem to be taking hold in a 15-county metro Atlanta area that includes Hall.

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Piedmont College opens massive new student facility in Demorest

Following record enrollment growth, Piedmont College has added a massive, "badly needed" facility.

August 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Coroner: Fire victim died of smoke inhalation

A woman who died Aug. 5 in an early morning house fire on Malibu Ridge off Spout Springs Road suffered from "smoke and soot inhalation ...

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Rabid fox found in East Hall

A fox found near Candler Road tested positive for rabies after its contact with a dog.

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Access remains tricky as more patients register for cannabis oil

It's one thing to legally possess cannabis oil for the treatment of eight approved medical conditions. It's another thing to acquire it in ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Investigators search for cause in lake home fire

Hall County Fire Services investigators spent Tuesday night and Wednesday trying to discover the cause of a fire destroying a 5,000-square-foot home on Lake ...

August 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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