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Hall County's new animal shelter opens today

Hall County is opening its new, state-of-the-art animal shelter to the public at 9 this morning.

October 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local




Lanier is inches shy of full pool with more rain expected today

Recent rains have several area creeks bursting at the seams and Lake Lanier within inches of reaching full pool.

October 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


New car could crank up a tax break

If you're on the fence about buying a new car this year, the IRS has an incentive that may help you decide.

October 13, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oliver loses suit against farm lender

Hall County Commission Chairman Tom Oliver on Tuesday lost his lawsuit against the officers of a cooperative farming lender he accused of mishandling a Hart County land deal at the expense of shareholders.

October 13, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Regents could change core classes

DAHLONEGA - North Georgia College & State University President David Potter seized the on-campus meeting of the University System of Georgia Board of Regents as an opportunity to share the university's plan to internationalize its programs through more foreign language and study abroad courses.

October 13, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jackson County school board OKs budget

JEFFERSON - The Jackson County Board of Education approved the school system's $89.2 million 2010 budget Monday knowing that more state funding cuts could be coming next year.

October 13, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Businessman exports Eagle Ranch concept for El Salvador facility

CHESTNUT MOUNTAIN - Shane Sullards understands exactly how Christian-based children's home Eagle Ranch can make a difference in a child's life.

October 13, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


New greenway connects downtown Gainesville to lake

Ann and Larry Hurley entered Rock Creek Park near Gainesville's downtown Tuesday with the intention of walking straight to Lake Lanier.

October 13, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Board backs zoning to restrict business in Fair Street area

Gainesville planners sided with a group of residents Tuesday who want their neighborhood rezoned to block future commercial development.

October 13, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


East Hall road reopened; North Hall road still closed

Bryant Quarter Road has been reopened.

October 13, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Rain soaks already soggy region

It isn't your average October.

October 13, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lanier flirts with 1,071 feet

For the first time in more than four years, Lake Lanier is less than a foot below its full level.

October 13, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Missing children found OK at Gainesville home

Gainesville Police located three missing children Monday night who had been missing since the previous evening.

October 13, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jefferson may change water rates after customer complaints

JEFFERSON - The city of Jefferson is considering updating its water rate structure again.

October 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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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


Hall faces adoption gap: More kids than parents available

In Hall County, 15 of 63 children free for adoption need a permanent family, a problem the Division of Family and Children Services hopes to solve through a summer marketing campaign.

June 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


New state tax structure for transportation takes effect Wednesday

June 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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