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Federal Appeals Court could repeal water deadline

ATLANTA -The fate of Lake Lanier as the primary water source for metro Atlanta, including Gainesville, is now in the hands of the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

March 09, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wreck shuts down Gillsville Highway

A car accident around 5:45 p.m. on Gillsville Highway shut down the road to traffic.

March 09, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Storms, heavy rain move through Northeast Georgia

With most of North Georgia under a flood watch, residents can expect a rainy and stormy day today.

March 09, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville meeting focuses on downtown redevelopment

Local and metro Atlanta developers, architects and Realtors are beginning to envision a new downtown Gainesville.

March 09, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


2 men accused in gang fight begin trial

Rival gang members in Gainesville shadowboxed with drive-by insults, rallied their troops by cell phone and braced for a showdown at dawn, prosecutors said.

March 09, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Gainesville OKs illuminated sign for Regions Bank

Regions Bank customers will be able to see the new E.E. Butler Parkway branch at night.

March 09, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Jackson County manager put in resignation, effective March 15

Jackson County will be searching for another county manager after Monday's 4-1 vote to accept the resignation of Darrell Hampton.

March 09, 2011 | Leanne Akin Times Regional Staff | Local


Recreationists seek more forest service trails

The need for more trails and for better allocation of those in existence were paramount at a public forum hosted by the National Forest Service Tuesday night.

March 09, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Panel reverses judge's nepotism ruling

A federal appeals court has reversed a judge's decision that blocked Georgia elections officials from enforcing a nepotism law.

March 08, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Transportation group prepares to submit project list

Hall County is poised to submit its wish list of transportation projects as one of the many steps leading to the August 2012 statewide vote on a 1-cent sales tax for roads.

March 08, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Proposed sales tax could bolster Hall’s 2040 road plan

A hearing Tuesday night on Hall County's proposed 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan quickly intersected with another major roads issue - a planned statewide vote in August 2012 on a 1-cent tax for transportation.

March 08, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall eyes late taxes on mobile homes as revenue source

The Hall County Board of Commissioners may have found a source of untapped revenue.

March 07, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Outlook gloomy for UGA's weather station network

When it comes to weather forecasting, the more data, the better.

March 07, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Deal backs off call for shorter pre-K day

Gov. Nathan Deal says he won't cut the state's prekindergarten program to a half-day after an outcry from parents and teachers.

March 07, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Private school in Braselton hosts open house Monday

Heritage Academy in Braselton will host a community open house from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday.

March 07, 2011 | | Local


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Glass recycling not profitable; Red Oak stops, county continues

One private hauler of recycled materials will quit accepting glass July 1 for economic reasons, but the Hall County Recycling Center continues to process glass.

June 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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


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