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Hall commission wants to cut regional agency’s funding

At this afternoon's board meeting, the Hall County Board of Commissioners will discuss how to handle The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission's request for nearly $5,000 more this year.

July 22, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Work gearing up on massive I-985 project

Get ready to hit the brakes and respect speed limits. Work on the Interstate 985 reconstruction project at Exit 16 is about to go into overdrive.

July 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Two I-85 rest stops to close

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to close two Interstate 85 rest areas, one off the northbound lanes in Franklin County and the other off southbound lanes in Gwinnett County, on Aug. 25.

July 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Car accident kills Lula man

A Lula man was killed in a one-car accident in Banks County Tuesday afternoon, the Georgia State Patrol said.

July 22, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Moonwalk Memories | ALLEN KIRBY: Team delivered rocks from moon's surface to Houston

There are decades of adventure behind Allen Kirby's smile.

July 22, 2009 | By Carolyn Crist The Times | Local


Repairs will close East Hall library for weeks

The East Hall Branch of the Hall County Library System will be temporarily closed for repairs to the building's HVAC system. The library will be closed beginning Wednesday and will re-open in mid-August after the repairs.

"This is an ongoing project for us," said Lisa MacKinney, assistant director of the Hall County Library System. "We received grant money to contribute to fixing the HVAC systems in the Murrayville and East Hall branches."

July 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Good News answers the call, raises $95,000 to match donation

The Good News Clinics surpassed the goal of reaching $95,000 in 95 days, all with a little help from some friends.

July 21, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville utility still studying court's water decision

Gainesville Public Utilities Director Kelly Randall said he still is not sure how last week's federal ruling on the purpose of Lake Lanier will affect Gainesville's water use.

July 21, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Officials say neglect case shows need for solicitors to view DFCS records

A case involving a Hall County woman who left her three young children home alone and hungry illustrates the need to revise a state law that protects confidential child welfare records, a local prosecutor said.

July 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Leaders waiting to act on water ruling

Georgia's congressional delegation met briefly on Tuesday to discuss a ruling requiring an act of Congress so most of metro Atlanta can continue using Lake Lanier as a water source.

July 21, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Former Forsyth deputy's child porn trial is under way

GAINESVILLE - Testimony continued Tuesday in U.S. District Court in the trial of a former Forsyth County sheriff's deputy on child pornography charges.

July 21, 2009 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Latest state budget cuts include schools

Gov. Sonny Perdue ordered more cuts to the state's budget Tuesday, including at least three furlough days for all state employees.

July 21, 2009 | By Ashley Fielding and Jessica Jordan afielding@gainesvilletimes.com; jjordan@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Braselton mayor aims for state Senate seat

BRASELTON - Braselton Mayor Pat Graham will be seeking election for a different office this fall.

July 21, 2009 | Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Girl pulled from Lanier last weekend has died

A 4-year-old Clarkston girl who was rescued from Lake Lanier at Buford Dam last weekend died Tuesday, officials said.

July 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Lula opens Veterans Park to honor sacrifices

The city of Lula celebrated the opening of its Veterans Park with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday morning.

July 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Lessons learned directed response to ice storm

With only a dusting of snow and warming temperatures, Hall County dodged another round of treacherous winter weather Friday night and Saturday morning, days after a major ice storm toppled trees, ripped down street lights and knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes.

February 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Power failure led to medical issues for some

When the power goes out, the time on the air supply ticks down for those dependent on in-home oxygen.

February 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Cleaning chimneys can reduce fire risk

As cold weather continues to grip North Georgia, homeowners forced inside may begin to notice more how their homes could use a good sweep or vacuuming.

February 21, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Local


Local Disabled American Veterans’ chapter gives back

Electric wheelchairs are scattered through an area of the Gainesville warehouse, some intact and some clearly needing parts.

February 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


No more ice, just rain in forecast for weekend

North Georgia was braced for a second winter storm Friday night, but forecasts of ice accumulation didn't materialize in most areas.

February 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Oakwood, Buford to use sales tax for routine projects

For some of the smaller cities in Hall County, sales tax revenue means assistance in routine infrastructure maintenance.

February 21, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Challenged Child and Friends school holding open houses to welcome community, boost awareness

February 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Study says the poor bear the brunt of sales tax hikes

Georgia's poorest residents will pay a larger share of their income this year in state and local taxes than the wealthiest earners, according to a new study from the Institute on Taxation & Economic Policy, a nonprofit Washington think tank.

February 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Forsyth County man indicted, charged with making homemade explosive devices

A 24-year-old Forsyth County man has been indicted on one count of unlawful handling of explosive devices for a November incident at his parents' home.

February 20, 2015 | By Kayla Robins Forsyth County News | Local


Gainesville approves $50K for ice storm cleanup

The Gainesville City Council voted Friday to allocate $50,000 from the general fund contingency budget to support continued cleanup efforts in the wake of this week's ice storm, which sent trees and limbs crashing onto homes and power lines.

February 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall man convicted of shooting teenager in leg

A Hall County man was convicted Friday in Superior Court for firing four times at another man at City Park.

February 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Downed tree, explosions delayed firefighters’ efforts at large house fire

Firefighters had to clear a downed tree, shuttle water, work in frigid temperatures and beware of exploding ammunition as they battled a large house fire late Thursday night.

February 20, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Case moves forward for man accused of shooting at police

The case against an Oakwood man accused of firing a sawed-off shotgun in the direction of Oakwood Police moved on to Superior Court on Friday morning.

February 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Another blast of winter may be headed our way

Whether you've recovered from your latest bout with winter weather or not, brace yourself: More may be on the way.

February 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Trees took a hit after ice, wind during the week

It's been a tough week for all of North Georgia.

February 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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