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Oakwood named a ‘City of Ethics’

The Georgia Municipal Association has designated Oakwood a "City of Ethics."

February 15, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Tri-state water group will meet next week

The Governing Board of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Stakeholders plans to hold its second meeting Feb. 25-26 in Apalachicola, Fla.

February 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula considers sewer, water rate increase

The Lula City Council is considering raising utility rates.

February 15, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


More road work set for McEver Road

Hall County is trying to determine which of five McEver Road intersections it plans to improve next, with work taking place over the summer.

February 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville water meters to be read by wireless signal

Gainesville's Public Utilities Department plans to move forward on a new meter reading system that won't require meter readers to log miles in city vehicles to find out how much water customers used each month.

February 15, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Skies clearing, but slight chance of rain lingers

What a way to start off the work week.

Commuters this morning woke up to rainy conditions, but by 9:30 a.m. the skies were clearing and the National Weather Service canceled a Winter Weather Advisory for much of North Georgia..

February 15, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


One person dead, three injured in Browns Bridge Road wreck

One person was killed and three were injured Sunday afternoon in a two-vehicle wreck on Browns Bridge Road.

February 14, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


19 new Eagle Scouts honored during church ceremony

One hundred years, 19 newly minted Eagle Scouts.

February 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mulberry RiverWalk’s repairs hinge on grant’s arrival

BRASELTON - The damage Braselton's Mulberry RiverWalk sustained from flooding late last year will now take longer than expected to fix.

February 14, 2010 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Tax season puts ‘Lady Liberty’ on display

For years, the Statue of Liberty has been a beacon of hope, welcoming travel-weary immigrants to the United States from New York harbor.

February 14, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Bethel Park battle pits residents vs. YMCA

As the legal battle continues over the fate of Bethel Park, officials on one side of the bitter divide are attempting to clear up what they say are some of the main misconceptions that form the basis of the opposition. Their opponents aren't convinced and the matter has moved to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

February 14, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Local band leader makes Hall of Fame

One of Hall County's own has been inducted into the Phi Beta Mu Georgia Bandmasters Hall of Fame.

February 14, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Church plans new student ministry center

OAKWOOD - An Atlanta Highway fixture, the old South Hall Community Center, could get an extreme makeover this year.

February 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County patrol cars rolling up the miles

Every weekday, at least five Hall County Sheriff's patrol cars are given a thorough looking-over at the county's fleet maintenance shop.

February 14, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


More snow possible overnight; up to 2 inches could fall

There's a chance of more snow late tonight in the Gainesville area, with the possibility of up to 2 more inches to fall.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for much of North Georgia, including Gainesville. The weather service says about one inch of snow could fall overnight north of a line from Columbus to Jackson to Washington. Up to another inch could fall Monday.

February 14, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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2 Injured Hall firefighters ‘disappointed,’ ‘saddened’ by county’s decision to end their employment

Two of the three Hall County firefighters injured in a July 2014 training incident called their separation from the county disappointing, one saying he was ...

February 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Scoring change helps more adults secure GEDs

Henry Moore of Gillsville will get his GED in early March after a change in the scoring of the test gave him a passing grade.

February 05, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


VA schedules workshops in Toccoa, Cornelia

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will hold counseling workshops for veterans at Georgia Department of Labor career centers in Stephens and Habersham counties ...

February 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Crews put out home fire in East Hall

Hall County firefighters put out a residential fire Friday in the 2800 block of Gillsville Highway in East Hall County.

February 05, 2016 | | Local


Dentists, students take day to treat children in need of dental care

"It gets kind of crazy," David Byers, head of the dental hygiene program at Lanier Technical College, said Friday morning as about 100 volunteers provided ...

February 05, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Go Red event highlights women’s heart health

True to its name, the inaugural Go Red for Women gathering at First Baptist Gainesville brought out hundreds of women - and a handful of men ...

February 05, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Union County hospital CEO, 5 others arrested in prescription drug sting

The CEO of Blairsville's Union General Hospital is one of six suspects accused of being involved with fraudulent prescriptions for painkillers.

February 05, 2016 | From Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local


Council to explore traffic solutions for Sterling on the Lake area

Tuesday's two-hour public hearing gave the Flowery Branch City Council plenty of insight into the safety and traffic concerns of residents of Sterling on ...

February 05, 2016 | LeAnne Akin | Local


More than 500 express interest in Hall's Early College program

Plans for Hall County's Early College @ Jones are moving quickly. More than 530 high school students expressed an interest in the program, and formal ...

February 04, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Wrenched Bicycles moves to larger, more visible location

The old Wrenched Bicycles shop was tucked into a small, quaint building on Bradford Street, just off the downtown square.

February 04, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Flowery Branch hosts annual Black History Month program

Speakers encouraged students to be a part of the change they hope to see in a Black History Month program Thursday at Flowery Branch High.

February 04, 2016 | BY AMY MCDONALD amcdonald@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Georgia House panel backs ‘Pastor Protection’ bill

A Georgia House panel has approved a bill stating that religious officials don't have to perform same-sex marriages, a protection some believe is already ...

February 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Firefighter trio injured in ladder truck incident no longer employed with Hall County

All three Hall County firefighters injured in a July 2014 training incident are no longer employed with Hall County, according to officials.

February 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Buy Local Expo showcases more than 60 local businesses

Officials with the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce said Thursday's Buy Local Safe & Green Expo went well, bringing in more than 300 at the ...

February 04, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Oakwood-based Wayne Farms laying off 500 at Mississippi plant

LAUREL, Miss. - An Oakwood-based poultry company says its Laurel, Miss., plant will close its deboning lines and lay off about 500 workers by the end ...

February 04, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


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