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Election 2009: Few candidates qualify Tuesday

After many area incumbents qualified to seek re-election on Monday, Tuesday was a light day for qualifying for this fall's municipal elections.

September 01, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Stringer case goes to state Supreme Court

The Georgia Supreme Court will hear arguments next week about whether a Hall County judge should have allowed a jury to hear a 15-year-old's confession to fatally shooting a man.

September 01, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


DNR to push Georgia ecotourism

Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Chris Clark said he is ready to step up the agency's tourism efforts in the state.

September 01, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


September educates about drug, alcohol recovery

Many people associate September with Labor Day, but it is also National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.

September 01, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Many area high school graduates head to college

High school counselors spend countless hours coaching students through the college application process that hopefully transitions them from a high school classroom to a college lecture hall.

September 01, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Flowery Branch likely to keep taxes the same

Flowery Branch's proposed tax rate, unchanged for the fourth straight year, likely will be passed today but possibly without the help of two of City Council's five members.

September 01, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former DOT leader Wayne Shackelford dies at 75

ATLANTA - Wayne Shackelford, who spent decades as a Gwinnett County administrator before leading the state Department of Transportation during the 1990s, has died.

September 01, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


Longtime area businessman, Albert Hayes, dies at age 81

Albert "A.D." Hayes' rise in the auto industry dates to 1953, when he ran a gas station/garage in Decatur.

August 31, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville could hire more firefighters if council OKs grant

Thanks to the federal stimulus bill, there could be a few more folks on the fire trucks in Gainesville.

August 31, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Schools gear up for busy flu season

As educators learn the H1N1 flu is more likely to afflict children and younger adults, schools and colleges are ramping up their preventative measures and educating students, parents and teachers on their role in keeping the community healthy.

August 31, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


School tax break doesn’t apply in city

Gainesville taxpayers between the ages of 70 and 72 won't be getting the same breaks on their tax bills as their county counterparts this year.

August 31, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jefferson's budget cuts keep staff intact

JEFFERSON - In order to prepare for the upcoming fiscal year, Jefferson officials had to make cuts to the proposed budgets offered by each department director.

August 31, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Ninth District Opportunity gets money to combat homelessness

Ninth District Opportunity Inc. has received a $1.8 million grant to help prevent homelessness in Northeast Georgia.

August 31, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall targets code violators; some complain

Since forming the Public Safety Department, Hall County has seen many code enforcement success stories.

August 31, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Election 2009: Several incumbents qualify

Monday drew mostly incumbents seeking re-election as qualifying got started for this November's municipal races.

August 31, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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Authorities accuse Flowery Branch man of fracturing woman’s face

A Flowery Branch man is accused of striking a woman and fracturing her face, according to Hall County authorities.

August 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County Sheriff’s office awarded state certification

Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch and Hall County Commission Chairman Richard Mecum received the sheriff office's state certification Thursday night, placing it with 107 ...

August 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Rabid raccoon found in North Hall; second positive case this week

The second confirmed case this week of rabies and fifth for 2015 came from a rabid raccoon found in North Hall.

August 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Man with backpack disrupts racial profiling discussion at church

An event bringing together community members with law enforcement was interrupted Thursday night when a man stood up and grabbed a backpack, prompting Gainesville Police ...

August 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Residents ready for U.S. 129 widening in East Hall

Ronald and Margaret Gee of Talmo didn't hold back their opinions of the planned widening of U.S. 129/Athens Highway in East Hall ...

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall approves funding for Olympic Venue, fireworks ordinance

The Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved the allocation of $300,000 in special purpose local option sales tax revenue, or SPLOST VII ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ask The Times: Multiple criteria determine traffic signal locations

What are the criteria for traffic signals? One was recently installed on Thompson Bridge Road where Wal-Mart was built, but there's not one on ...

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Trash trap for Flat Creek aims to improve water quality

Gainesville and Hall County are looking to partner on purchasing a litter trap for Flat Creek, one of the most polluted streams in the region ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Grand jury indicts Forsyth kidnapping suspect who tried to swim away

August 27, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Metro Gainesville unemployment inches up in July

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate for July was 5.5 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 5.3 percent in June, according to ...

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


3 accused in taxi driver slaying plead guilty, avoid murder charge

Three of five people previously accused of attempting to rob a taxi driver and fatally shooting him in March pleaded guilty Thursday and will not ...

August 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


3 ‘local legacies’ honored by Northeast Georgia History Center

Each man had a different story to tell, but their paths to business success in Hall County all started humbly.

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local




Emory Turner brings competition to Ward 2 Gainesville council race

Emory Turner has announced his candidacy for the Gainesville City Council Ward 2 seat currently held by Bob Hamrick.

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville considering tax increase to pay off jail debt

Gainesville officials are proposing a slight tax increase to pay off debt on the old Hall County jail the city purchased in 2012, as well ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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