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Students, staff prep for high school football

Temperatures are cooling and kickoff time for high school football is finally here.

After weeks of practicing in the sweltering summer heat, football players will don their pads tonight as an army of band members, cheerleaders and parent volunteers add that touch of magic that makes football season so special.

August 28, 2009 | By Jessica Jordan and and Brandee A. Thomas | Local


I-985 exit work won’t be finished till October

Because of abundant rainfall over the past month, the Georgia Department of Transportation doesn't expect its $75 million makeover of Interstate 985 in South Hall to be completed by Labor Day as hoped.

August 28, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


School parapro 'Tori' Thompson mourned after accident

Many Hall County school employees were in mourning Thursday over a Wednesday wreck that claimed the life of a paraprofessional who is the daughter of two longtime school administrators.

August 28, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Community takes aim at area's gang problem

Maybe something positive will come from the tragic death of Juan "Baby P-Nut" Gomez.

August 28, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


School officials dedicate new Flowery Branch High building

Hall County school officials celebrated the dedication of the new $37 million Flowery Branch High School on Thursday night.

August 27, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall commissioners fight another annexation

The Hall County Board of Commissioners has made it clear that it will not stand for involuntary annexations.

August 27, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Deal weighs in on health, ethics at chamber meeting

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal shared his thoughts on top national issues Thursday at a meeting of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce.

August 27, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ad error leads to delay of Gainesville annexation hearings

Two public hearings have been postponed that would have given 59 Gainesville "islanders" the chance to voice opinions of a proposed annexation of their properties.

August 27, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Man is acquitted in Oakwood rape trial

Joycelyn Ginyard cried out in court after hearing a Hall County juror announce the words "not guilty" Thursday in the rape trial of her brother.

August 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall paraprofessional mourned

Many Hall County school employees are in mourning today over a Wednesday wreck that claimed the life of a paraprofessional who is the daughter of two longtime school administrators.

August 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


South Hall may get traffic relief

A four-lane Spout Springs Road won't be realized for some time, but Hall County officials are hoping some less-extreme improvements will bring motorists some relief in the meantime.

August 26, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood close to starting downtown project

Oakwood is about to embark on a $200,000 project to dress up its downtown with sidewalks, trees and other eye-pleasing and pedestrian-friendly improvements.

August 26, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Stimulus to help Lula pay for new wastewater plant

The city of Lula has been awarded a $6 million grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

August 26, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Application to be a notary now on the Web

The embossed seal of the notary public is used by more people than you might think.

August 26, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Seniors adjust to Social Security change

For local seniors, every little bit counts.

August 26, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Teen driver sentenced in crash that killed North Forsyth student

The teenage driver in a single-vehicle wreck that killed a rising North Forsyth High School senior last June faces five years in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree vehicular homicide.

May 20, 2015 | Kayla Robins Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville’s Serra earns certification from UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government

Alicia Serra earned local finance officer certification in the first quarter of 2015 through the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government's financial management training program.

May 20, 2015 | | Local


Department of Labor hosting Wrigley recruiting event

The Georgia Department of Labor will host a recruiting event next week to help Wrigley Manufacturing Company hire a number of workers for its plant in Flowery Branch.

May 20, 2015 | | Local


Online records, interpreters at center of courthouse budget requests

In the basement of the Hall County Courthouse, clerks go through anywhere between 8,500 and 9,000 files on cases in a month.

May 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Chicopee golf director let go amid financial woes

Deteriorating conditions and dwindling revenues have prompted officials at the Chicopee Woods Golf Course to lay off the director of golf, take ownership of the pro shop and consider a shakeup of members on an oversight committee in an effort to get the ball back on the green.

May 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch moves forward on plans for new city hall

With Flowery Branch Mayor Mike Miller calling it the "second most important date" the city has had after becoming home base for the Atlanta Falcons, council members approved the very first steps of developing a new city hall location.

May 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville Council formally adopts 2016 budget

Gainesville City Council formally adopted a $30.7 million general fund spending plan for the 2016 fiscal year Tuesday night.

May 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Kids create Northeast Georgia History Center activities for their peers

Young visitors to the Northeast Georgia History Center will now have activities made just for them, including scavenger hunts, scrapbooks, picture guides and more.

May 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Eyes on the Road: Work planned soon along I-85 Express Lane

The Georgia Department of Transportation and the State Road and Tollway Authority are planning safety improvements on the Interstate 85 Express Lane in the coming weeks.

May 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville city manager announces resignation

Gainesville City Council members said they have big shoes to fill after City Manager Kip Padgett announced his resignation Tuesday night.

May 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville school board recognizes retirees

Eighteen of Gainesville City Schools' employees were recognized Tuesday as their service to the school system comes to an end.

May 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Integration-era Gainesville High School principal dies at age 81

Gainesville High School's principal during integration and a beloved figure who was involved in community service long past retirement has died.

May 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville to approve budget, tax rates Tuesday

Gainesville City Council will formally approve its 2016 fiscal year budget when it meets Tuesday night, and also set property tax rates for the coming year.

May 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oakwood city manager at top of field

Colleagues, friends and family members of Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown gathered on May 11 to recognize him for being named as one of 2015's top 10 public works leaders by the American Public Works Association.

May 18, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Lula council denies rezoning request for baseball center

Lula City Council unanimously voted down a proposed rezoning Monday night that would have allowed for a baseball training center in an otherwise agriculturally zoned area.

May 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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