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Gainesville, Hall County disagree over control of withdrawals from Cedar Creek Reservoir

A power struggle over water resources in Hall County threatens to deprive residents of an alternate water supply.

January 31, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Winter-storm related closings and cancellations

Weather conditions have led to the following closings and cancellations. The list will be updated on an ongoing basis as information is received:

January 30, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Road conditions in Hall are good — so far

Road conditions in Hall County remained good this morning with slight ice accumulation on trees, but not enough to cause any major problems - so far.

A pair of downed power lines in the Murrayville area affecting about 26 customers was the only reported outage in Hall County, officials said.

January 30, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Winter storm warning continues

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning Friday for an area including Gainesville and areas north of the city through today.

January 29, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Slow economy hits local college endowments

A recent study shows the value of university and college endowments fell by almost 19 percent on average during fiscal year 2009. Authors of the study described it as the worst decline since the Great Depression.

January 29, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Double tragedy in Dahlonega still a mystery

Faye McCollum talked to her 66-year-old sister Gerilla "Jo" Goetsch nearly every day by phone, so when the calls went unanswered starting in December, she said she didn't know what to think.

January 29, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch man killed in crash

A Flowery Branch man was killed in a one-vehicle accident Thursday night, police said.

January 29, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


IRS: Many don’t use tax credit

ATLANTA - Internal Revenue Service officials say 1 in 4 eligible American taxpayers are not taking advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit.

January 29, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Lanier Technical College oversees GED courses at detention center

Some students in Bill Wood's GED preparation course come from the school of hard knocks.

January 29, 2010 | FRANK REDDY Times regional staff | Local


Students learn about writing, editing by publishing their own books

On Friday, it was the children who sat in the rocking chair to read and the parents who gathered around to listen.

January 29, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Grease causes sewage spill in Flowery Branch neighborhood

A grease blockage at a sewer line in a Flowery Branch subdivision caused a sewage spill of about 1,000 gallons, some of which poured into Flowery Branch Creek, officials said.

January 29, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Winter storm warning in effect for Northeast Georgia

Freezing rain, sleet and snow is expected to hit North Georgia tonight and continue into Saturday, just three weeks after area residents battled snow and icy roads.

January 29, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch man killed in 1-vehicle accident

A Flowery Branch man was killed in a one-vehicle accident Thursday night, police said.

January 29, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Sewerage spill affects Flowery Branch subdivision

A grease blockage at a sewer line in a Flowery Branch subdivision caused a sewerage spill of about 1,000 gallons, some of which poured into Flowery Branch Creek, officials said.

City Manager Bill Andrew said today that the spill occurred about 3:30 p.m. Thursday at a manhole about 150 yards from the Victoria Court cul-de-sac.

January 29, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jefferson Academy Principal puckers up for pig after students raise Relay money

JEFFERSON - Jefferson Academy Principal DeMaris Gurley did it.

January 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Spraygrounds require regular checking of chemical levels

Kayla Spurlock watched Monday afternoon as her daughter enjoyed the sprayground at Laurel Park. She takes Violet, who is 18 months old, about once a week to the area where she can play in the water spraying up from the ground.

June 29, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Gainesville school board approves 2016 budget

After a few budget amendments, the Gainesville City Board of Education approved the fiscal year 2016 budget at its regular meeting Monday.

June 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Walters re-elected chairman of ports authority board

Gainesville businessman Jim Walters was re-elected Monday as chairman of the board of directors for the Georgia Ports Authority.

June 29, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Fire destroys North Hall home

A North Hall home was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon.

June 29, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Man in serious condition after hit-and-run on Clarks Bridge Road

A Gainesville man, known locally as "Country," is still in serious condition at the hospital after he was hit Thursday night by a car on Clarks Bridge Road.

June 29, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Class Notes: University of North Georgia supporting meal program in July

Free meals will be provided through the remainder of the summer across North Georgia thanks to help from the University of North Georgia.

June 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


New hotel fee brings big hurt to low- and fixed-income guests

The tired eyes of Justin Biggerstaff grew more weary when he learned that he'll soon be paying an extra $5 per night for his family, which includes three young kids, to stay at the Gainesville Inn and Suites on Jesse Jewell Parkway over the next month or so while he seeks permanent housing.

June 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Veterans enjoy Lake Lanier getaway

Soon it would be time for the veterans to climb on planes and return home to their everyday lives.

June 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lakeview's Kennedy signs 5-year contract, plans for future

After five years as Lakeview Academy's head of school, John Kennedy is planning at least five more.

June 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Part of Hospitality Highway to be renamed in honor of tourism pioneer

The portion of Hospitality Highway that runs through Dawson and Lumpkin counties will soon be named in honor of the man first responsible for branding the state a tourism destination.

June 28, 2015 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff reports | Local


Swim lessons part of Discovery Day Camps

The pungent, yet pleasant, summery smell of chlorine filled the nostrils of roughly 75 children as they swam through the waters of Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, but they didn't seem to mind.

June 28, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gillsville Highway at Athens Highway re-opens after fire

Gillsville Highway was closed at Athens Highway for part of Sunday night while authorities worked to contain a fire. No one was transported to the hospital with injuries, according to authorities.

June 28, 2015 | | Local


Hall firefighters battle early Sunday blaze

No one was injured as Hall County firefighters battled a blaze Sunday morning at an empty 8,000-square-foot commercial building.

June 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Departing Gainesville city manager leaves big shoes to fill

When Gainesville City Manager Kip Padgett announced his resignation in May, he expressed nothing but gratitude for the opportunity to serve the city in many roles over the last 13 years.

June 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Window maker borrows European model, finds market in Ga.

Bernie Wolf sells the kind of windows built to frame beauty, be it the glistening waters of Lake Lanier or the rugged magnificence of the North Georgia mountains.

June 27, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


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