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DOT project to replace signal poles will start Monday in Cleveland

The state Department of Transportation plans to begin working Monday on a project to replace existing wooden signal poles in the downtown Cleveland square.

October 18, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch High School to appear on game show

Flowery Branch High School students will compete against another Georgia high school on WSB-TV's "High-Q" game show. Chosen by a random drawing from all Hall County high schools, Flowery Branch High will try to answer academic questions regarding history, literature, geography or chemistry. The team that will represent the high school has yet to be determined, but will appear on the show in January.

October 18, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Fixed incomes get tighter in lean economic times

Ethel Roberto remembers when gasoline was 39 cents a gallon.

October 18, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Budget cuts leave Hall firefighter shifts short of personnel

For most county employees, the new economically mandated monthly furlough means closing up an office for a day.

October 18, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville police want right-of-way on 3 miles of I-985

The Gainesville Planning and Appeals board voted in favor of two requests from the city police department to annex the right-of-way of two major corridors of the city Tuesday.

October 18, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


FDA says no more cold meds for children under 2

Cough and cold season is fast approaching, but parents no longer have the arsenal of store-bought remedies they once used to treat their ailing kids.

October 18, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Braselton OKs water deal with Oakwood

BRASELTON - The Braselton Town Council voted unanimously Monday to give Oakwood 50,000 gallons of capacity from the town's wastewater treatment plant.

October 17, 2008 | BY KATIE DUNN Times Regional Staff | Local


Soaring market calms anxiety

At the Gainesville offices of Wachovia Securities, it was a more cheerful environment Monday as Wall Street stormed back from last week's devastating losses.

October 17, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Coming Wednesday: Live presidential debate blog

Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama are set to face off Wednesday night in the last presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. The debate is set to air at 9 p.m. and will be moderated by CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer.

October 17, 2008 | | Local


City Council can't wait for historic Jackson County Courthouse's face-lift

A Jackson County building that is more than 100 years old will get a lot of tender loving care in the upcoming months, and Jefferson city officials can't wait to see the finished product.

October 17, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Board hopes to shine light on state’s lack of trauma care

Time is of the essence when it comes to saving lives, and emergency service agencies throughout Georgia are hoping to create a statewide trauma system to transport patients as quickly as possible after an accident.

October 17, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Bailout may help colleges’ budgets

The $700 billion bailout Congress passed Oct. 3 included a thin but notable silver lining for schools and charitable organizations.

October 17, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jackson County water authority, commission sue over Bear Creek Reservoir

MAYSVILLE - The Jackson County Board of Commissioners and the Jackson County Water and Sewerage Authority voted to file a lawsuit against the Upper Oconee Basin Water Authority following an hourlong executive session Monday.

October 17, 2008 | By Claire Miller Times Regional Staff | Local


Gainesville police still looking for suspects

Gainesville police have released a composite drawing of a man who reportedly robbed a restaurant on Atlanta Highway more than two weeks ago.

October 17, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hall sheriff honors local soccer team as winners on and off the field

Hall County Sheriff Steve Cronic told a group of young soccer players Monday that with a little hard work and determination they could be anything they wanted to be - even professional soccer players.

October 17, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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It’s a hot, dry summer this year

This time last summer, Hall County residents were repeating a famous refrain from classic rock band Credence Clearwater Revival: "Who will stop the rain?"

July 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


State jobless patterns are not felt locally

The rising jobless rate in Georgia doesn't reflect the local employment picture, area business leaders say.

July 18, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Early voting for runoff ends today

Today is the last day to vote early for Tuesday's runoff election.

July 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


2nd man arrested in West Avenue shooting

The case involving a June 5 shooting death at a West Avenue apartment has moved to Superior Court, and a second man connected to the case has been brought into police custody.

July 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Cockfighting suspicion leads to man's arrest on pot charges

A Hall County man arrested Wednesday in relation to growing marijuana also is suspected of being involved in cockfighting, Hall County officials said in a news release.

July 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch approves property tax increase

Flowery Branch City Council members have approved the city's first millage rate increase since 2006.

July 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Truck fire shuts down Interstate 985 southbound

No one was hurt Thursday when a tractor trailer fire on Interstate 985 southbound shut down the highway for a time.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man sentenced to life without parole for rape

A Gainesville man was sentenced to life without parole after being convicted Thursday on charges of rape and false imprisonment, according to Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man convicted of attempted murder

A Gainesville man was convicted Thursday of attempted murder in connection with an October 2012 knife attack, Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh said.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Lesson seven: Kick, hands, kick, hands

Wednesday marked my second-to-last adult swim lesson at Frances Meadows Aquatic Center. It also marked my first time swimming across the pool, a full 25 yards, from the three-foot side of the pool to the six-foot side.

July 17, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Alto man sentenced to 25 years in child molestation case

An Alto man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison without parole following a conviction of aggravated child molestation, among other charges.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County yet to feel state revenue windfall

State revenues are increasing this year over last, but economic hiccups remain and local governments have yet to see the payoff.

July 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville fan program eases seniors’ swelter

Gainesville residents are trying to find ways of keeping cool in the summer heat that won't empty their wallets.

July 17, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Demolition of Lanier Plaza begins, to take 2-3 weeks

Demolition of the Lanier Plaza shopping center on Thompson Bridge Road is underway.

July 17, 2014 | | Local


Wreck injuries not life-threatening

All three occupants involved in a two-vehicle crash in Lula on Tuesday came away from the collision without life-threatening injuries, Georgia State Patrol Trooper Jonathan S. Munger said Wednesday.

July 17, 2014 | | Local


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