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Fire grant could cause budget issues

Questions still surround a federal grant that allowed the city of Gainesville to hire 18 new firefighters and how it could affect the city's furlough program.

February 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Lanier Technical College President Mike Moye leaves behind a legacy

Lanier Technical College President Mike Moye will leave behind an eight-year legacy leading a college he helped grow into one of the state's strongest technical institutes. The outgoing president will take the reigns as Central Georgia Technical College President in Macon, the second-largest technical college in the state.

February 13, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Snow and ice melting, but few slick spots remains

Most road hazards have melted away with sunny skies and temperatures above freezing today following a Friday blanketing of snow, but officials say a few slick spots remain.

About 3 inches of snow fell in the Gainesville area Friday afternoon and night, according to the National Weather Service.

February 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Winter-related closings and cancellations

Winter weather has forced the following closings and cancellations:

February 13, 2010 | | Local


A winter weather punch: Northeast Georgia walloped with snow

Instead of surprising her daughter with an unexpected visit, Lynn Brinson was the surprised party on Friday.

February 12, 2010 | BY BRANDEE A. THOMAS AND ASHLEY FIELDING | Local


South Hall still unhappy about sewer rates

Hall County Public Works is trying once again find a solution to South Hall's sewer woes.

February 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Boy, 14, indicted as adult in child molestation case

Leonardo Tobar, 14, has been indicted as an adult on an aggravated child molestation charge that carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years in prison.

February 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


State’s probe into CRCT cheating put 2 Gainesville schools under suspicion

It may have been a simple packing technique that caused two Gainesville schools to join the list of hundreds of state schools under suspicion for possible cheating on standardized tests last year, Gainesville schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer said.

February 12, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Grand jury indicts Buford man in cattle mutilation

The Hall County grand jury returned an indictment against a Buford man accused of mutilating a neighbor's cattle.

February 12, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Officials issue rabies alert for East Hall

A rabies alert has been issued for East Hall County after a rabid raccoon was confirmed in the area this week.

February 12, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Woman donates dog beds to Hall County’s animal shelter

The dogs in the Hall County Animal Shelter got a good night's sleep Friday.

February 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Area troop to honor 19 new Eagle Scouts at ceremony

Gainesville First United Methodist Church could be Eagle Scout central on Sunday.

February 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dads and daughters brave the snow to attend annual dance

When it comes to being a parent, most will do anything to guarantee the happiness of their children.

February 12, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Rains plague some Jefferson roads

During years of extreme-drought conditions, most wished for more water. Now that the water has come, some local residents are wishing for less as it has caused more than a couple of problems along some area roads.

February 12, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Winter storm warning issued; drivers urged to be cautious

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a winter storm warning for the Gainesville area.

February 12, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | 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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