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I-85/Ga. 316 to get HOV driving lanes

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to open new high-occupancy vehicle lanes at the Interstate 85/Ga. 316 interchange in Gwinnett County, starting late today.

September 28, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clean Air Act waiver could ease gas shortage

Hall County may have more gasoline in coming days, even if it is a little bit dirtier.

September 28, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Thurmon Tanner work to go to contract Oct. 17

The construction contract on the long-awaited final leg of the Thurmon Tanner Parkway is set to be awarded Oct. 17 in Atlanta.

September 28, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


5 more students are arrested in vandalism case

The big mouths of teenagers accused of spray-painting graffiti at schools in a Gainesville-Hall North Hall rivalry helped land them in jail this week.

September 28, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Cagle says state needs $50 billion to build 4,000 miles of new roads

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle says Georgia needs 4,000 miles of new roads at a cost of $50 billion within 15 years.

September 28, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Proposed sales-tax projects presented in S. Hall

FLOWERY BRANCH - Hall County government officials laid out projects this morning under the next proposed sales-tax program to South Hall business and government leaders.

September 28, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Report: Number of sanctioned schools decreasing in Georgia

A new report shows the number of Georgia schools facing the stiffest sanctions under the federal No Child Left Behind law is decreasing, bucking a national trend.

September 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Flu shots available in October

The Hall County Health Department has scheduled flu shot clinics next month at several locations. Upcoming dates include:

Oct. 8: HealthSmart Expo, Georgia Mountains Center

September 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hospital poised to take over Hall County health clinic

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to vote Thursday on whether to lease part of the Hall County Health Department to Northeast Georgia Health System.

September 28, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Hall superintendent named Administrator of the Year

Hall County schools Superintendent Will Schofield was named "Administrator of the Year" by the National Association for Gifted Children.

September 28, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Local relief worker gives account of Ike’s damage

Hurricane Ike hit more than a week ago, but many local volunteers are still in Texas trying to clean up the mess the storm left behind.

September 28, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville teens win spot beside Jimmy Carter in parade

Postcard renderings by two Gainesville High School students have landed them a spot in the Peanut Festival parade alongside former president Jimmy Carter.

September 28, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Man rescued from trail fall in White County

Northeast Georgia's most popular trail is also the scene of far too many wilderness rescues.

September 28, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Arrests made in Gainesville High vandalism

One 17-year-old boy and three juveniles have been charged in weekend vandalism at Gainesville High School, said Lt. Scott Ware with Hall County's Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad.

September 28, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County gets $21.2 million to finance sewer infrastructure

As part of Gov. Sonny Perdue's vision for sustainable economic development, Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority Executive Director Chris Clark announced Monday the approval of a Clean Water State Revolving Fund phase two loan of $21.2 million to assist in the financing of a new wastewater collection system in the Mulberry Creek Sewerage Area.

September 27, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


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All lanes of Ga. 347 stretch set to open Thursday

Four lanes of Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway between Interstate 985 and McEver Road are expected to be open to motorists by 5 p.m. Thursday, nearly two months earlier than expected.

September 24, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville police prepare for digital system

Two weeks before Christmas, the Gainesville Police Department will ditch pen and paper and begin the process of digital reporting.

September 24, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall hopes to improve rundown areas by purchasing vacant property

Hall County officials are considering creating a new agency that aims to revitalize tax-foreclosed, vacant and abandoned property.

September 24, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Eyes on the Road: Lane shift scheduled on Ga. 347 project

Traffic is scheduled to shift Monday on Ga. 347 in Braselton as the Georgia Department of Transportation continues work on widening the South Hall County road.

September 23, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Disability advocates to hold meeting

The public is invited to take part in "Conversations that Matter," a town hall meeting addressing employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.

September 23, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


North Forsyth woman charged with taking $33K for legal services she couldn’t provide

A Forsyth County grand jury handed down an indictment last week of a North Forsyth woman arrested as part of an investigation into possible fraudulent legal practices.

September 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Man indicted on murder charges Forsyth child’s death

A 25-year-old Butts County man has been indicted on several charges in connection with the February beating death of a 3-year-old North Forsyth County boy.

September 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Supreme Court advised to delay taking on water war case

The U.S. solicitor general said he believes the Supreme Court should put off accepting a Florida lawsuit that accuses Georgia of consuming too much water.

September 23, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chapter for Don Carter State Park OK’d

Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites has given its OK to a new chapter representing Don Carter State Park in North Hall County.

September 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Part of Wilshire Trails Park to close Wednesday for concrete maintenance

A portion of Wilshire Trails Park will be closed Wednesday and possibly Thursday, according to Gainesville Parks and Recreation.

September 22, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Libertarian candidate for governor Hunt addresses UNG students

Libertarian candidate for governor Andrew Hunt spoke Monday to the Politically Incorrect Club at the University of North Georgia, outlining his platform as a third-party candidate.

September 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Change in seasons brings milder weather to area

The fall season officially begins today, bringing cooler temperatures throughout the week. The break from the summer heat has allowed several Hall County residents the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, whether it be a brisk walk through the square or relaxing downtown.

September 22, 2014 | Scott Rogers | Local


The Local Agenda: Hall is hotbed for election candidates

Election season is heating up as Republican and Democratic candidates swing through Hall County in the next week.

September 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Sandra Deal addresses GOP voters

Republican voters swarmed the clubhouse Monday at the Village at Deaton Creek to welcome U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue, his wife, Bonnie, first lady of Georgia Sandra Deal and State Sen. Butch Miller, R-Gainesville.

September 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man pleads guilty to killing Gainesville woman

MINNEAPOLIS - A 25-year-old man was sentenced Monday to life in prison with a chance for parole after admitting he killed a second woman in the Twin Cities and left her body in an abandoned car.

September 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


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