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Sewer changes may lure developers to Flowery Branch

Flowery Branch is looking to tweak its sewer reservation policy, allowing developers to get a full refund on capacity after holding it for two years rather than a partial one, as the current policy states.

January 13, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Supreme Court declines to hear Georgia's case in water wars

The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that it would let stand a lower court ruling in a case involving water storage in Lake Lanier. The decision was hailed as a victory by leaders in Florida and Alabama, but Georgia officials contend it was no decision at all.

January 13, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Take your can to Jefferson

JEFFERSON - If you think you don't have enough money in the bank to make a charitable donation, think again.

January 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


New parking deck to get under way

Make sure you don't leave your car in the Georgia Mountains Center parking deck after Thursday evening, as the 28-year-old deck is about to be torn down.

January 12, 2009 | | Local


In to India: Hall fire marshal gets a look at firefighting in Bangalore

Traveling as part of Gainesville ministry Rahab's Rope, Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle took part in a massive Christmas celebration in Bangalore, India.

January 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall loaded with records requests

Some Hall County officials claim the cost of open government was too high in 2008.

January 11, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville man dies in wreck

A Gainesville man was killed and a woman and child injured seriously in a Friday evening wreck on Poplar Springs Road in South Hall.

January 11, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Even in slow times, building inspector keeps fairly busy

OAKWOOD - A slumping economy has made things a little quieter in Joe Hayes' office.

January 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bulls and their riders return to Gainesville

A chair to get your boots shined and the smells of leather mixing with popcorn in the lobby - sure signs that bull riding was back in Gainesville.

January 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hospital's da Vinci robot cuts with surgical precision

On Dec. 30, a robotic surgical procedure took place for the first time at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, fulfilling a longtime dream for local doctors.

January 11, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Newtown residents battle air and noise pollution

Although she never sets it, Christine Young's alarm usually goes off at 5 in the morning - not beeping, but banging metal against metal.

January 11, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Wheelchair soccer lets players demonstrate competitive spirit

Tyler Farmer raised his arms triumphantly after scoring a goal in the second half of the North Georgia Screamin' Eagles' soccer game against the Charlotte Power Surge.

January 10, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Discussion of signs, rezoning on Jefferson City Council agenda

The Jefferson City Council is looking to keep up with the signs of the times.

January 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Chairman: Hall County has bright future

Hall County is poised for continued growth despite the problems it will face over the next year, Board of Commissioners chairman Tom Oliver said Saturday.

January 10, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Convicted man fights life sentence

A Hall County judge didn't want to sentence Benjamin Horne to life in prison in a domestic violence case, but he had no choice.

January 10, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Private company to operate dorms at UNG

Students residing on the University of North Georgia's Dahlonega campus may notice changes over the next year.

November 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County Republicans select elections board appointees

The Hall County Republican Party has selected its appointments to the new elections board that will launch Jan. 1.

November 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville consulting company moves into renovated gas station

The former Lee's Pure Oil Service Station has been renovated and set up as a new corporate headquarters.

November 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Troubling cases lead to attrition on Sheriff’s Office staff

While significant attrition at the Hall County Sheriff's Office over the last two years has largely been filled by new hires, recent staffing shortages in the patrol division have prompted a new directive subjecting officers to 24-hour availability.

November 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Georgia Center for Nonprofits raises money for local organizations

Nonprofit organizations across Georgia were the real winners Thursday as the third annual Georgia Gives Day saw another increase in donations from the inaugural event in 2012.

November 16, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


City hopes to restore Flat Creek's water quality, appearance

November 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Library seeks public’s help with historical photos

A woman in a floral-print sheath dress pinned a "Jimmy Carter for Governor" poster on a bulletin board.

November 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Recent Juvenile Court appointments raise questions

In a year's time, decades of experience in Hall County Juvenile Court have been lost.

November 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Growth could max out Gainesville High School

As the recession declines, the housing market improves and area schools scramble to make room for students in their halls.

November 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


A new home for the law in South Hall

With the snip of a ribbon, the Hall County Sheriff's Office has a permanent presence in the South Hall area.

November 15, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Give thanks and food during the holidays

November 15, 2014 | Tyler Bennett | Local


NASA director visits Chestnut Mountain

Children bounced on their knees and shot their hands into the air, hoping the NASA scientist would call on them.

November 15, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Sen. Butch Miller cited by Association County Commissioners of Georgia

Sen. Butch Miller was honored Wednesday by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia for his efforts this year to improve policy that affects county operations and infrastructure.

November 15, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Lobbying group lays out legislative priorities for counties

In late October, the Georgia Municipal Association, a lobbying group for the interests of Georgia cities, laid out several priorities for the 2015 session of the state General Assembly during a meeting with local government officials.

November 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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