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Gainesville, Hall at odds over jail contract

The Gainesville City Council is refuting comments made by Hall County Commission Chairman Tom Oliver to The Times regarding an agreement for the city to purchase the old county jail on Main Street.

March 28, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


36 may not be offered contracts with Gainesville schools

Gainesville schools may not offer contracts to 24 part-time employees and 12 noncertified teachers for the 2009-10 school year.

March 28, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall County school system may cut salaries

Hall County schools Superintendent Will Schofield informed system employees Friday they should brace for an estimated 2 percent to 3 percent salary cut next year because of state revenue shortfalls.

March 28, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville schools opt out of TAD deal with city

Despite Gainesville officials' prodding, the city school board signed a resolution Friday stating it will not be able to contribute taxpayer funds to a proposed tax allocation district due to the economic recession and dwindling state education funds.

March 28, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Covington and Winder bid farewell to their troops

Rainy weather couldn't dampen the spirits of family members, friends and well-wishers who turned out Friday to say goodbye to members of the Georgia National Guard's 48th Brigade.

March 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


WWII vet Autry honored for work in poultry industry

In his years as a USDA poultry inspector, Asa Autry was a circuit rider.

March 27, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hundreds seek summer jobs at Lake Lanier Islands Resort

BUFORD - A steady drizzle was not enough to keep hundreds of applicants away from a summer job fair Friday at Lake Lanier Islands Resort.

March 27, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Local students chosen for Honors Program event

Several local students have been invited to participate in the Governor's Honors Program at Valdosta State University on June 14 through July 25.

March 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Earth Hour: Lights out to conserve energy

Tonight, millions of people worldwide will turn off their lights for an hour, to demonstrate their commitment to energy efficiency.

March 27, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Hall’s STAR student advances to state banquet

Hall County STAR student Matthew Olson will advance to the state STAR student banquet on April 22 in Atlanta.

March 27, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


More than two inches of rain has fallen; more on the way

More than two inches of rain has fallen on Northeast Georgia since Wednesday, and the heaviest rainfall still may be a day away.

March 27, 2009 | Mitch Clarke | Local


COMING SUNDAY: Our annual Progress edition

On Sunday, we celebrate the region's can-do spirit that's working hard through these tough times to position Northeast Georgia for continued success during the next wave of prosperity.

In a six-section special report, The Times takes a look at where we are and where we're headed in our annual Progress edition. We've got special coverage in six key areas: Education & Government, Health & Safety, Business & Industry, Sports & Leisure, Arts & Community and Poultry.

March 27, 2009 | | Local


Secretary of State Handel files to run for governor

Secretary of State Karen Handel has filed the official paperwork to raise money in a bid for governor in 2010.

March 27, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


County: Gainesville officials let jail offer lapse

Hall County officials say Gainesville City Council members who are unhappy about a private prison company's long-term plans for the old county jail were given a chance to buy the property in a formal contract but never followed through.

March 27, 2009 | By Stephen Gurr and Ashley Fielding sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com; afielding@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Journey of faith leads to mountain college

Southern Baptist leaders flocked to Truett-McConnell College to celebrate the inauguration of the Cleveland college's eighth president.

March 27, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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New rate offered to Gainesville-based Red Oak Sanitation

It is unclear whether a private trash collection service operating in Flowery Branch and unincorporated Hall County will accept a newly proposed discounted rate to dispose at the Candler Road landfill.

May 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Escaped Jackson County inmate back in custody

A statewide lookout ended around 8 p.m. Thursday for an inmate from Jackson County who escaped from a work crew.

May 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Man accused of driving toward deputy arrested in Flowery Branch

May 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


King’s Hawaiian cancels celebration event

The scheduled celebration for a new plant at the current King's Hawaiian Bakery Southeast in Flowery Branch was canceled due to the timing of a bird flu outbreak that has now affected more than 33 million turkeys, chickens and ducks in at least a dozen states.

May 14, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


5K benefits 1-year-old being treated for eye cancer

Asher Rock is a lively 1-year-old boy who loves blowing kisses and playing with his "Percy the Small Engine" model train.

May 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


TAD funds approved for real estate, construction business

The Tax Allocation District Advisory Committee recommended Wednesday that Owens Management Group receive $17,500 in funds to renovate and convert a residential home into an office space for its real estate investment company and light-construction business.

May 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Free meals will be available for children in summer

Many children are reasonably well-fed from August to May - eating hot, balanced breakfast and lunch at school Monday through Friday.

May 13, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Slippery slope concerns arise as Hall officials debate trash dumping rate

Concerns about setting a bad precedent have given pause to some Hall County officials over whether to approve a discounted rate for a private trash collection service to dispose at the Candler Road landfill.

May 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Tri-state group OKs water management plan for basin

A private tri-state water group has settled in six years what remains a thorny issue for Georgia, Florida and Alabama after 20 years - the sharing of waters in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basin.

May 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Major companies moving away from antimicrobial use in chickens

Nick Ball says putting antibiotics in poultry is "putting bandaids over bulletholes."

May 13, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Badge & Bar: Day care owner in toddler burn case pleads not guilty

The day care owner accused by the Hall County Sheriff's Office of concealing information in an investigation into a burned toddler has pleaded not guilty.

May 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Governor’s seal lifts local moonshiners’ spirits

May 13, 2015 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Putting it all on the line for literacy

It's a "brain-teasing, crowd-pleasing, good-time romp," and it lasted for hours Tuesday night.

May 13, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Additional Ahaluna annexation moving forward

Gainesville is moving forward with annexing property along Ahaluna Drive, a result of an agreement with Hall County to avoid litigation, after the Planning and Appeals Board signed off on the proposal Tuesday night.

May 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Eyes on the Road: Cities team up for 2015 roads paving effort

Oakwood is about to embark on another paving project with other area governments.

May 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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