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Braselton gets more time to spend its SPLOST funds

BRASELTON - The town of Braselton and five other Gwinnett County municipalities will get more time to spend special purpose local option sales tax money for transportation and parks and recreation ventures.

July 02, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Meals on Wheels doesn’t forget its four-legged friends

Thanks to a national grant, local pets will continue to be fed.

July 02, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Emergency teams update hazardous spills plan

The Hall County Local Emergency Planning Committee is busy updating its annual plan for addressing hazardous material spills.

July 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Governor's race 2010: No fundraising reports may mean low contributions

Like everything else, the economy may have hampered fundraising efforts for gubernatorial hopefuls.

July 01, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


This Fourth of July, holiday road is just a short ride

Lake Lanier Islands Resort won't be hurting for business this weekend.

July 01, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New friends for Challenged Child

Students at Challenged Child and Friends in Gainesville had an extra special teacher stop in on Thursday.

July 01, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Man's Internet boasts of murder bring indictment

The man who called himself the "catchmekiller" used the Internet to taunt the families of missing women, claiming he was a serial killer who had murdered 16 and would kill more.

July 01, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Former church employee charged with child molestation

A children's director and son of the pastor of one of Hall County's largest churches has been charged with molesting an 8-year-old girl at the church.

July 01, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


North House celebrates anniversary with new donated gardens

Marilyn Davis wants you to see what you've helped to create.

July 01, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Honor Band heads to Hawaiian July Fourth bash

The 53 musicians of the Honor Band of Southern Hall County were set to say "Aloha" this morning to the white sands and glorious surf of Hawaii's famed Waikiki Beach.

July 01, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hours cut at Hall trash compactor sites

Hall County's compactor sites will soon close two hours early, a move that will save the county more than $82,000 over the next year.

July 01, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch OKs new sewer laws, plus surcharge

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch City Council voted Wednesday to approve laws governing sewer use in the city, including adding a $15-per-month surcharge to businesses to help pay for testing and inspections.

July 01, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia’s newest laws now in effect

Starting today, Georgia becomes the first state in the nation to have a law allowing adoption of an embryo.

July 01, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Little Gillsville keeps chugging along, up 16 since 2000

GILLSVILLE - Other than the fried okra at Jeannie's Cafe, there's not much to speak of in this little town.

July 01, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


Numbers show growth in South Hall may be slowing

The smoke may be clearing from a population explosion in the south end of Hall County.

July 01, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Lakeview's Kennedy signs 5-year contract, plans for future

After five years as Lakeview Academy's head of school, John Kennedy is planning at least five more.

June 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Part of Hospitality Highway to be renamed in honor of tourism pioneer

The portion of Hospitality Highway that runs through Dawson and Lumpkin counties will soon be named in honor of the man first responsible for branding the state a tourism destination.

June 28, 2015 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff reports | Local


Swim lessons part of Discovery Day Camps

The pungent, yet pleasant, summery smell of chlorine filled the nostrils of roughly 75 children as they swam through the waters of Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, but they didn't seem to mind.

June 28, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gillsville Highway at Athens Highway re-opens after fire

Gillsville Highway was closed at Athens Highway for part of Sunday night while authorities worked to contain a fire. No one was transported to the hospital with injuries, according to authorities.

June 28, 2015 | | Local


Hall firefighters battle early Sunday blaze

No one was injured as Hall County firefighters battled a blaze Sunday morning at an empty 8,000-square-foot commercial building.

June 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Departing Gainesville city manager leaves big shoes to fill

When Gainesville City Manager Kip Padgett announced his resignation in May, he expressed nothing but gratitude for the opportunity to serve the city in many roles over the last 13 years.

June 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Window maker borrows European model, finds market in Ga.

Bernie Wolf sells the kind of windows built to frame beauty, be it the glistening waters of Lake Lanier or the rugged magnificence of the North Georgia mountains.

June 27, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Hall faces adoption gap: More kids than parents available

In Hall County, 15 of 63 children free for adoption need a permanent family, a problem the Division of Family and Children Services hopes to solve through a summer marketing campaign.

June 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


New state tax structure for transportation takes effect Wednesday

June 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tadmore turns language barrier into strength

The ability to speak more than one language is a boon when searching for a job, yet many of Hall County's bilingual children have trouble overcoming the disadvantages of poverty and delayed English skills.

June 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Visitors get to 'taste a real tomato’ on farm tour

"Take your pick," Joni Kennedy told a handful of people standing on her porch as they perused refreshments. "Everything we grow fresh here, except the hot dogs."

June 27, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Budget breakdown: Details of Hall County's new funding in spending plan

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved a $93.6 million general fund budget for the 2016 fiscal year with no tax increase on Thursday night.

June 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ask the Times: Reader sheds light on airport racetrack query

In a previous Ask the Times dated June 5, one reader had questions about the existence of a racetrack on the Gainesville airport grounds.

June 26, 2015 | | Local


Brenau’s first physical therapy students begin first semester

Brenau University's first class of physical therapy students are the state's "hungriest, most hardworking" future doctors.

June 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


'Watershed’ and ‘upsetting:’ Same-sex ruling stirs emotions locally

The outcome of Friday's Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage had some Hall County residents and politicians pleased, while others maintained their opposition to the 5-4 landmark decision.

June 26, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


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