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Board backs zoning to restrict business in Fair Street area

Gainesville planners sided with a group of residents Tuesday who want their neighborhood rezoned to block future commercial development.

October 13, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


East Hall road reopened; North Hall road still closed

Bryant Quarter Road has been reopened.

October 13, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Rain soaks already soggy region

It isn't your average October.

October 13, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lanier flirts with 1,071 feet

For the first time in more than four years, Lake Lanier is less than a foot below its full level.

October 13, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Missing children found OK at Gainesville home

Gainesville Police located three missing children Monday night who had been missing since the previous evening.

October 13, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jefferson may change water rates after customer complaints

JEFFERSON - The city of Jefferson is considering updating its water rate structure again.

October 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood budget likely will keep tax rate steady

Monday night, Oakwood City Council members gave initial approval to a proposed tax rate for 2010 that cuts city spending and leaves residents' tax rates the same.

October 12, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Board of Regents to gather at NGCSU

Many leaders of public universities across the state will convene at North Georgia College & State University as the Dahlonega school hosts the University System of Georgia Board of Regents.

October 12, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Missing exemption raises property tax bills for many

Receiving a tax bill is never welcomed, especially one that is up to $200 higher than the previous year's.

October 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local






Oktoberfest still going strong

HELEN - Oktoberfest seems almost recession-proof.

October 11, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Black bear sightings increase

DAWSONVILLE - Firefighters at Station 6 near Big Canoe have learned not to leave the bay door open for even a few minutes after recently finding bear prints and overturned trash inside.

October 11, 2009 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Few are getting H1N1 vaccine

With thousands of H1N1 vaccinations available, area health officials are doing something they didn't expect - waiting for willing participants.

October 11, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Healthy living the theme for “Harvest” event

Living well is the best prevention.

October 11, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Gainesville City Council set to tackle spending needs

It's all smiles this time of year when Gainesville officials "retreat" to a neighborhood meeting hall and take their first meaningful steps toward balancing next year's budget.

January 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities find more than $100,000 in drugs, cash at Gainesville home

Drugs worth almost $89,000 and about $23,700 in cash was found at a Sherry Lane home authorities searched Thursday, according to a news release from the Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad.

January 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


University forum focuses on community-police relations

The key to preventing deaths like those of Michael Brown and Eric Garner is improving the relationship between police officers and the community they serve.

January 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Study: Hall County economy still not back to full strength after recession

Despite recent job growth across Georgia and the nation, Hall County has only recovered to prerecession levels in one of four key economic indicators, according to a new study released this week.

January 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Cyclist injured in Oakwood hit-and-run identified as homeless man

The cyclist hit by a car Tuesday on Mundy Mill Road at Fairbanks Drive in Oakwood has been identified by police.

January 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Widening of Ga. 20 in Forsyth, Gwinnett hits snag

January 15, 2015 | BY KAYLA ROBINS Times regional staff | Local


Grand jury indicts Dawsonville man in slaying

January 15, 2015 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Winterville man hit by semitrailer in Chicopee Mill area

A pedestrian suffered broken bones Thursday afternoon after being hit by a semitrailer on Atlanta Highway in the Chicopee Mill area, authorities said.

January 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Police charge man with murder in Gainesville hotel slaying

The man Gainesville police were seeking in connection with a Jan. 10 homicide at Sun Suites Hotel now has been charged with murder in the case.

January 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville fire department wants to expand recruit school

Difficulty finding qualified firefighters has prompted the Gainesville Fire Department to request expanding its recruit school.

January 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge and Bar: Inmate accused of killing cellmate to undergo further mental evaluation

John Darrell Setchel, 24, of Dawsonville was indicted on Oct. 8 in the death of Ronald Sailers, 72, of Murrayville. Setchel is accused by authorities of slamming Sailers' head into the concrete floor repeatedly three days before the indictment.

January 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local




Drones, robots key to Georgia's agriculture growth, experts say

In the next decade, the poultry industry in Georgia could include drones and robots performing tasks done today by human hands.

January 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gov. Nathan Deal promises more funding for education, transportation, child welfare reform

Gov. Nathan Deal called on lawmakers to support substantial new funding for public education, transportation projects and child welfare reform in his State of the State speech Wednesday at the Capitol in Atlanta.

January 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Frank Norton Jr. urges North Georgia to push becoming 2nd-home market

North Georgia should strive to become a "second-home mecca" for affluent Atlantans seeking weekend escape, real estate executive Frank Norton Jr. said during his annual Native Intelligence report Wednesday night at the Gainesville Civic Center.

January 14, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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