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Developer's lawyer wants Hall commissioners added to lawsuit

The attorney for the Midtown developers involved in a legal battle with Regions Financial Corp. over a 25-year-old easement filed multiple motions to counter the lawsuit against the developers Friday. One motion asks a judge to add two local elected officials to the list of plaintiffs in the lawsuit.

February 24, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jefferson eliminates more ‘islands’

The Jefferson City Council has taken another step to eliminate islands of county property within city limits.

February 24, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Diesel deal could save Hall County schools half a million dollars

The Hall County school system has locked in a six-month fuel contract that could save the system about $500,000.

February 24, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


YMCA inspires children to collect goods for animals

The economic slump is forcing more people to surrender their pets to the Hall County Animal Shelter, but the recession is also shrinking the amount of money available to care for the animals until they're adopted.

February 24, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


2 longtime printing firms merge

A Hall County printing firm with a 60 year history and another printer that started two decades ago in the owner's garage have announced their merger.

February 24, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Georgia Baptists gather at Blackshear Place for annual evangelism conference

Baptists statewide turned out Monday for the start of a two-day evangelism conference featuring speakers and music at Blackshear Place Baptist Church in Oakwood.

February 24, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


WHITE COUNTY: Brick home catches fire

It took some 26 firefighters about 15 minutes to control a fire Monday morning at a brick home in Cleveland.

February 23, 2009 | | Local


Day care center has openings

Gainesville school system's Wee Elephant Day Care Center located at New Holland Core Knowledge Academy has several openings available for city residents.

February 23, 2009 | | Local


$9,000 raised for fund to help disabled musician

About $9,000 was raised Sunday afternoon in a benefit concert for Jimmy Cutrell, a musician and music instructor suffering from a disabling spinal condition, said Elena Trear, who helped organize the event.

February 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Suspects take cigarettes, calling cards

Hall County Sheriff's deputies are searching for two people who reportedly broke into a Gillsville Highway convenience store to steal cigarettes and calling cards, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.

February 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Man charged with stealing hot dog buns, water from home

Hall County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 50-year-old man Saturday afternoon who allegedly broke into a home and stole a bottle of water, hot dog buns and a CD player, according to the sheriff's office.

February 23, 2009 | | Local


Man charged in stabbing

A 63-year-old man remains hospitalized after a stabbing that happened Friday night on Ledan Extension.

February 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Head Start accepting applications

The Hall County Head Start program will begin accepting applications for the 2009-10 school year on March 2.

February 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Braselton maps out plans for water, sewer and Web

BRASELTON - The Braselton Town Council chose five out of 13 proposed objectives to actively pursue in the next 12 to 18 months, including enhancing the town's economic development.

The goals were selected at the town's annual planning retreat held recently. Sponsored by the Northeast Georgia Regional Development Center, the event was held in the Braselton Planning and Public Utilities Building. Council members, the town manager and two representatives from the Regional Development Center attended the retreat.

February 23, 2009 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


More Americans being diagnosed with asthma

Researchers are still trying to figure out why there is such a high prevalence of asthma in the United States, where 10 percent of all children have been diagnosed with the condition.

February 23, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


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Local officials plan for life after SPLOST

Concerns that Hall County voters will not approve a new five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax money to pay for capital needs have led local government officials to begin preparing contingency plans to deal with the potential loss of revenue.

September 13, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Atkins chosen as Times publisher

Veteran newspaper executive Charlotte Atkins has been named publisher of The Times.

September 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Culture, competition ride Lanier’s waves in Dragon Boat event

Hall County residents may be used to a variety of boats on Lake Lanier, but thousands watched several unusual crafts on the lake Saturday during the 19th annual Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival.

September 13, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Legendary GHS football announcer honored

Walt Snelling waves to an appreciative crowd at City Park Stadium along with wife Carol, right, and surrounded by family members during a special presentation honoring the longtime Gainesville High announcer.

September 13, 2014 | | Local


Food bank’s annual Empty Bowl lunch to help feed Georgia residents in need

One in 5 Georgians are food-insecure, a statistic the Georgia Mountain Food Bank hopes to improve.

September 13, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Natural dog treats company starts operating in Gainesville

When it comes to its new Gainesville business, the Gay family hopes it's a dog-eat-healthy-treats world.

September 13, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Spout Springs one of healthiest schools in US

Right by the front door of Spout Springs School of Enrichment is a vending machine wrapped in kraft paper; on it, student signatures are scrawled across it, promising to make healthy choices. The machine's only option is bottled water.

September 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall County denies Publix request for tax refund

The Hall County Board of Commissioners denied a claim by Publix Supermarkets for a refund on property taxes paid from 2011 through 2013, a move that has been repeated by other counties across the region.

September 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Colleges seek to answer health industry needs

When new jobs come to Georgia, new workforce demands come with them.

September 12, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Ryan Casper replaces legend Walt Snelling as GHS announcer

Gainesville's Red Elephants will hear a new voice at tonight's football season home opener against Winder-Barrow.

September 12, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Council to amend adult entertainment ordinance, refinance bonds

Gainesville City Council is prepared to amend its adult entertainment ordinance requiring businesses to post notice and advertise their intent to seek a license.

September 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Green Warren Dental Clinic recognizes its founder

In 1997, Dr. Ed Burnette founded the Green Warren Dental Clinic, which provides free dental care for Hall County families without health insurance.

September 12, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Oakwood proposes 50 percent property tax hike in 2015

Oakwood is proposing to raise property taxes in 2015 by 50 percent.

September 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County changes employee health benefits

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday morning to implement changes to employee health care benefits in an effort to encourage workers to use the county's new pharmacy and clinic, set to open in January.

September 11, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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