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Next steps OK’d for downtown upgrades

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Flowery Branch City Council voted Wednesday to contract with a Norcross firm to do preliminary engineering for the second phase of landscaping, new sidewalks and other improvements in the downtown area.

February 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Five charged in Hall theft ring

Five people, including four teenagers, have been arrested following a two-month investigation of a burglary and theft ring in Hall County.

February 04, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Peanut product recall 'far exceeds any ... in the last decade or so'

The recall of peanut products associated with a nationwide salmonella outbreak has had a ripple effect, challenging food retailers to keep up with the ever-expanding list.

February 03, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Bad check suspect may have swiped millions of dollars in separate Ponzi scheme

A man alleged to have bilked area investors out of millions spent five hours in the Hall County jail Monday on an unrelated charge.

February 03, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Kiwanis pays off note on property

Eddie Hartness, president of the Gainesville Kiwanis Hope Foundation, announced Tuesday that the Kiwanis Club of Gainesville has paid off its $112,000 note used to purchase land to house four families transitioning out of homelessness.

February 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


City ranked in top 20 small metro areas

A recent report ranked Gainesville No. 20 among best performing cities in the smallest metro category.

February 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville moves ahead with golf contract

Gainesville City Council moved forward on a corporate golf fee contract between the Chatthoochee Golf Course and the Chattahoochee Country Club even though they had previously agreed to wait on the agreement.

February 03, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


State schools chief visits Fair Street, doesn't sugarcoat budget woes

The Gainesville Lions Club honored state Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox with its highest award for her efforts to donate $1 million to state schools for the deaf and blind following her win on the television show "Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?"

February 03, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


State official applauds greenspace goal

The state director of the Trust for Public Land told board members of Vision 2030 on Tuesday that they are on the right track with their desire to see more greenspace in Hall County.

February 03, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Five are charged in car break-ins

Gainesville police have arrested five people in connection with a rash of car break-ins in the northwest part of town.

February 03, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Middle school band rocking to raise funds for instruments

Music students at Jefferson Middle School are planning to rock their hearts out on Friday, but it's not in the way that you think.

February 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Legal battle persists over Bethel Park

CUMMING - The battle over Bethel Park has some residents in limbo.

February 02, 2009 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Cuts may mean no new Meals on Wheels clients

The latest in a string of budget cuts at the capitol could leave some Hall County senior citizens without a warm meal.

February 02, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Smoking bans in parks are growing

The Gainesville City Council is scheduled to vote today on whether to ban smoking in any city-owned park, sports complex or recreational facility.

February 02, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Georgia wants you to spend week getting ready for disaster

Emergency management professionals across the state are spending this week focusing on the what ifs of weather.

February 02, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Lula mobile home destroyed in overnight fire

No one was home when a doublewide mobile home was destroyed by fire overnight in Lula, totalling $35,000 in damage.

August 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Event takes aim at human trafficking

One tiny finger at a time, Officer Terrelyn Singleton rubbed Cecilia Sisk's fingers in dark ink for fingerprinting. With her face consumed by a large pair of sunglasses, the 4-year-old was taking the same precautions as her mother.

August 23, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Patients with insurance wait it out

Patients with health insurance through BlueCross BlueShield Georgia hang in limbo as the insurance company and Northeast Georgia Health System head toward contract deadlines.

August 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Judge rules woman incompetent to stand trial in child sex trafficking case

A Gainesville woman accused of child molestation and rape involving a 4-year-old girl will not stand trial until she is further evaluated by mental health professionals.

August 22, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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August 22, 2014 | Times staff | Local


Nunn ramps up attacks on Perdue at Senate forum

MACON - Democrat Michelle Nunn on Thursday ramped up her attacks on Republican David Perdue in Georgia's closely watched Senate race, portraying her opponent as an obstructionist who would continue gridlock in Washington.

August 22, 2014 | CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Woman greets, thanks the responders who saved her life

Sondra Cochran called it a "perfect storm." Her husband Gerard Schroeder thinks of it as a "royal flush."

August 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch ready to get started on Cinnamon Cove project

The bidding process is set to begin for a $2.2 million project that will add more volume to Flowery Branch's water treatment plant.

August 21, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Officials delay vote on funding projects through special tax credits

Gainesville, Hall County and city Board of Education officials have tabled three requests for taxpayer funding to help renovate Lakeshore Mall, a building along Green Street for Looking Glass Surveys and for completion of phase two of the midtown multiuse trail.

August 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Jailer accused of hitting inmate pleads guilty

The former Hall County Sheriff's Office employee accused of hitting a handcuffed inmate in 2012 pleaded guilty on Wednesday.

August 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Cornelia pipe bomb maker faces probation revocation

A Cornelia woman sentenced less than six months ago on federal explosives charges now faces probation revocation following an arrest in Flowery Branch.

August 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


4 men charged with dropping rocks onto cars from overpasses

At least two cars were damaged Tuesday when police say rocks were thrown from an Interstate 985 overpass.

August 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


State GOP denies race allegations

The Georgia Republican Party has denied allegations of racial discrimination by a Gainesville woman who was fired from her job with the party.

August 21, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Top area student has interests in art, medicine, literature and theater

August 21, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Sinkhole repairs nearly done

Repairs to a sinkhole that developed earlier this month in a Gainesville shopping center should be complete today, depending on weather.

August 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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