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Census counters close in on final tally

Local census workers have almost reached their goal of counting Northeast Georgians and have a few more weeks in the field.

June 02, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Dawson County officials caught in dispute over motorsports water rights

Dawsonville officials are looking to resolve a service area dispute with the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority that both sides have said could end up in court.

June 02, 2010 | FRANK REDDY Times regional staff | Local


Boy Scout troop prepares for move to hut

FLOWERY BRANCH - Boy Scout Troop 228 in Flowery Branch is about to get a new home.

June 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wachovia banks rebranded as Wells Fargo in fall

After two-years of behind the scenes changes, Wells Fargo & Company is ready to make its relationship with Wachovia banks more obvious.

June 02, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Part of infamous Belton Bridge Park reopens

A portion of a remote North Hall park that has been the scene of five homicides over the past 31 years has reopened to the public.

June 01, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Bell seeks to smooth Gainesville-Hall water spat

It's time to move forward with the Glades Farm Reservoir, Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell told the Gainesville City Council on Tuesday.

June 01, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Colorado crash victim ID'd as Gainesville soldier

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Authorities have identified a soldier killed in a Colorado crash as 28-year-old John DeLong of Gainesville.

June 01, 2010 | From wire reports | Local


Gainesville tax meeting draws 2 speakers

When it comes to tax increases, it seems few Gainesville residents have something to say.

June 01, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Water bill a key step, state leaders say

On the shores of the embattled waters of Lake Lanier, Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue signed into law Tuesday a bill that proponents say will demonstrate the state's commitment to water conservation.

June 01, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Economy drives change in resale biz

After 24 years in business, Teressa Glazer has seen many changes in the resale business.

June 01, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Georgia again seeks federal school grant

As Georgia schools continue to "race to the top" by pushing academic rigor, the state board of education hopes to score some money in return.

June 01, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


5 Hall students chosen as Byrd scholars

Five Hall County students will take $1,500 with them to college this fall as Byrd scholars.

June 01, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Boil water advisory in Hoschton after main breaks

A water main break in Hoschton on Monday evening left one city subdivision without water and forced a boil water advisory to be issued through today.

June 01, 2010 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Officials report no deaths locally during weekend

Blame it on the rain, but few fatal incidents were reported on Georgia's lakes during the unofficial start to summer.

May 31, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Memorial Day vigil shows some true meaning of the holiday

For the first time, Flowery Branch resident Marc Jones discovered the meaning of Memorial Day.

May 31, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Public input needed for Hall's comprehensive plan update

Hall County is moving forward with its comprehensive plan update to guide and manage growth through 2040, and officials are encouraging residents to join the ...

June 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville school system to hire more teachers, give raises

Gainesville City Schools will spend about $68 million in its general fund budget for the next school year - an increase of nearly $4 million over ...

June 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Anti-LGBT marquee sign at Buford church vandalized

A Buford church's sign, which read in part "Satan made gays and transgender," was covered in black paint between Sunday night and Monday morning ...

June 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


508-acre waterfront development gets planners’ OK

A proposed 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near the Jackson County line got the Hall County Planning Commission's approval Monday night.

June 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Called meeting, Enota school action draw opposition

The Gainesville city school board was accused Monday night of "violating our charter," of displaying "contempt" toward the community and was asked to "get back ...

June 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall officials unveil 2017 budget proposal, which includes employee raises, no property tax increase

The public got its first look Monday at Hall County's proposed 2017 fiscal year budget, which includes no property tax increases and earmarks money ...

June 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Sammy Smith named to UGA Board of Visitors

Sammy Smith, member of the Gainesville City Schools Board of Education, has been named to the University of Georgia's Board of Visitors.

June 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


United Way collecting donations Tuesday for Day of Action

United Way of Hall County is seeking donations Tuesday as part of its Day of Action.

June 20, 2016 | | Local


One adult killed, one child seriously hurt in Friday rollover wreck in Braselton

A Jefferson woman died and a child suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle wreck Friday morning on Interstate 85 in Braselton.

June 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


No serious injuries reported in morning wrecks that backed up I-985

Both directions of Interstate 985 were plagued by three wrecks this morning, all attributed to drivers following too closely, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

June 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ministries seek to help homeless under bridge, resource list compiled

As spring gives way to summer, the homeless camp beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville becomes more crowded, a desolate place to rest for ...

June 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


White County ends partnership with YMCA

The Georgia Mountains YMCA, headquartered in Gainesville, is losing its White County operations after the White County Commission voted 3-2 to take back its parks ...

June 19, 2016 | By Ron Bridgeman and J.K. Devine news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


508-acre waterfront development goes to Hall planning board

A proposed 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near the Jackson County line has the blessing of Hall County planning officials as long as certain ...

June 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Expect delays this week on Spout Springs Road at Sterling on the Lake

Motorists can expect some delays this week on Spout Springs Road as road crews clear brush and vegetation in preparation for a traffic light at ...

June 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Firefighters battle fire in northwestern Hall County

Hall County Fire Services responded Sunday afternoon to a residential fire in the 7000 block of Spring Valley Drive off Barkers Bend in northwestern Hall ...

June 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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