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Gainesville council considers new regulations

Among a slew of new regulations that the Gainesville City Council will vote on Tuesday is a proposal that removes jails from the list of designated public uses, more heavily regulates group homes in the city and requires residents and developers to apply and pay a fee for minor developments like the construction of a patio.

November 28, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Volunteers give holiday makeover

While driving through downtown Jefferson, it may seem like the annual Christmas decorations just appear by magic. But it is actually the work of a group of dedicated volunteers.

November 28, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Braselton resort lights up for holiday season

Friday's brisk weather formed the perfect backdrop for the North Pole's most famous resident to arrive at Château Elan.

November 28, 2009 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Public sounds off on Barrow school board’s proposed rules

Amid concern from the community as well as a lawsuit involving Barrow County schools and a former teacher's Facebook page, Barrow County Schools Superintendent Ron Saunders has removed from consideration a proposed policy that would regulate teacher/student relationships and employees' online conduct.

November 27, 2009 | Carman Peterson Times regional staff | Local


First Steps earns grant

A program to help parents of newborns has received a $15,000 grant.

November 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Challenge: Read 3 books a month, share with others

Some Hall County middle schoolers will spread their love for reading across the community as three schools compete in a reading rally that ends in April.

November 27, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


He’ll be ‘Walking to New Orleans’

Paul Leslie may have come up with the ultimate tribute to a rock 'n' roll pioneer.

November 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gold Creek entrance is still closed after flood

DAWSONVILLE - Gold Creek residents are furious that the main entrance to their subdivision remains closed nearly two months after heavy rains caused a pipe to collapse.

November 26, 2009 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Good News Thanksgiving meal draws some 300 people

Hundreds of people flowed in and out of the doors of the Good News at Noon homeless shelter on Thursday.

November 26, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


ID theft risks up in shopping season

Today's traditional start of the holiday shopping season also marks the beginning of the holiday stealing season.

November 26, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Club seeks donations for Empty Stocking Fund

The Gainesville Jaycees will be bringing Christmas joy to 490 children this year as part of the club's Empty Stocking Fund.

November 26, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Brisk weather in store for tonight’s football playoffs

Area High school football fans will need to bundle up tonight as they head off to quarterfinal contests in Gainesville, Buford and Columbus.

November 26, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County Animal Shelter seeks injured dog’s owner

Officials at the Hall County Animal Shelter are hoping to reunite an injured dog with his family.

November 26, 2009 | BY NICKI PRICE For The Times | Local


Annual multicultural concert set for Sunday

If you go, get there early.

November 26, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville could close on CSX property by end of the year

A property purchase key to the development of a greenway in midtown Gainesville has been delayed, but city officials say they expect to close on the old CSX railroad property by the end of the year.

November 26, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Lula proposing 2015-16 budget with no property taxes

Lula is preparing for another budget year without a property tax.

May 17, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Working-class families benefit from face-lift on Gainesville apartments

Three apartment complexes off Park Hill Drive in Gainesville that primarily house working-class minorities and immigrants are getting a major face-lift and new security thanks to a more than $2 million investment from Greenleaf Management.

May 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Officials warn parents about dangers of hot cars

With temperatures on the rise, child safety advocates are hoping to give tips to parents about the precious cargo in their backseats.

May 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Clermont educator, dairy owner appointed to childhood obesity council

Clermont's Jennifer Glover is already a busy woman, between owning and operating Glo Crest Dairy and Mountain Fresh Creamery with her husband, Scott, and working as assistant principal of White County Intermediate School.

May 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Man charged in stabbing death of roommate

A 57-year-old man has been charged with murder in the early Sunday stabbing death of a 48-year-old man in North Forsyth County.

May 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Derby draws dreamers to Clark’s Bridge Park

When it comes to the annual Rubber Duck Derby, that wind coming off the lake can work for you or against you.

May 16, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Income mobility for poor children ranks average in Hall

When it comes to the ability of a child raised in a poor family to move up the income ladder as he or she enters the working world, Hall County is a better place to live than 42 percent of all U.S. counties.

May 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Central American refugees find hope in Hall County

Fabricio Funes left Honduras carrying nothing but a toothbrush, some money and medicine in a backpack.

May 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Summer’s (almost) here, and safety push heats up

It already feels like summer with temperatures in the 80s, just a week before Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of the season.

May 16, 2015 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


Crowds gather for the annual Railroad Days Parade and Festival in Lula

Onlookers lined both sides of Main Street in Lula Saturday morning, as the 39th Annual Railroad Days Parade and Festival began the day's events that celebrate the rich railroad history of Lula.

May 16, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


‘Heart in the fight against cancer’

If Jeff Farmer had a dollar for every time he's circled that old college track in Oakwood.

May 15, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Myers Elementary School celebrates annual Patriotic Day

Not many schools celebrate Memorial Day, because school is usually out for the summer by the last Monday in May.

May 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


America’s newest citizens swear allegiance in Gainesville

America's legacy as an immigrant nation waved proudly from the federal courthouse in downtown Gainesville on Friday morning as 54 individuals from more than 30 countries became naturalized U.S. citizens, swearing their allegiance to Old Glory.

May 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Police investigate slaying in Buford home

Gwinnett County police are investigating the slaying of a man was found shot to death at a home in Buford.

May 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Man convicted in fatal boat wreck released from jail after settling with Sheriff’s Office

The Forsyth County man involved in a 2012 boating accident that killed two Buford boys has been released after settling a lawsuit with the Hall County Sheriff's Office, the man's attorney confirmed Friday afternoon.

May 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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