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Oakwood Planning Commission recommends annexing unincorporated 'islands'

The Oakwood Planning Commission voted Monday night to recommend that City Council approve annexing parts or all of six city "islands," or unincorporated areas surrounded by the city.

August 23, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


More GSC students heading to class

Feel the traffic suddenly pick up Monday on Mundy Mill Road?

August 23, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Presidential hopefuls open county offices; Obama makes move in Forsyth County

Not since native son Jimmy Carter lost to Ronald Reagan in 1980 has Hall County voted for a Democrat for president. However, party loyalists on both sides are taking the 2008 campaign seriously and have opened campaign headquarters in Gainesville.

August 23, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Recount confirms Boff's win on Forsyth commission

A recount this morning has confirmed the results of the Aug. 5 runoff election, with Jim Boff edging Julie Tressler by 30 votes for the District 5 seat on the Forsyth County Commission.

August 23, 2008 | By Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Local


High fuel, feed prices force 20 layoffs at Fieldale

Fieldale Farms Corp., the Baldwin-based poultry processor, has announced the layoff of 20 administrative employees and plans to leave 10 other positions vacant.

August 23, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Tropical Storm Fay might bring rain to Northeast Georgia

A meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Peachtree City said new models from the National Hurricane Center indicate the possibility of beneficial rains for Georgia this weekend from the remnants of Tropical Storm Fay.

August 23, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Healthy Monday: Runners show no signs of slowing

"Run for your life" isn't just a figure of speech.

August 22, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


First Baptist Church honors longtime pastor, celebrates new building

First Baptist Church on Green Street celebrated the completion of a large addition to the church complex Sunday and honored its pastor for a decade of service.

August 22, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Woman accused of stealing from Royal Lakes homeowners group

A Flowery Branch woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than $23,000 from the Royal Lakes Golf and Country Club homeowners association.

August 22, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Georgia program helps pay bill for teaching children with disabilities

If you have a child with a disability, the state of Georgia may give you financial assistance if you prefer to have him or her educated at a private school.

August 22, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Put on your rain gear: It is likely to get wetter this week

Rain is coming. Just how much remains to be seen.

August 22, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch is upgrading city's water lines

FLOWERY BRANCH - "Petey the Pipe" has become more than a conversation piece around City Hall.

August 22, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


GBI unit takes aim at identity thieves

It's a silent, often faceless crime that can ruin lives.

August 21, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville school board to set budget

The Gainesville City Board of Education is poised to adopt a fiscal year 2009 budget Monday that could require a 12 percent increase in property taxes.

August 21, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Georgians prepared in fight, Guardsman says

As the clash between Russian and Georgian soldiers continues half a world away, a Dawsonville member of the Georgia National Guard said he is concerned for the Georgian soldiers he got to know last month during three weeks of military exercises in their country.

August 21, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Local


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3 people escape East Hall fire unharmed

Three people escaped uninjured from an early Sunday house fire in East Hall.

February 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Area high schools excel in AP courses

Some of the most advanced students in the state are from Hall County and Gainesville schools.

February 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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


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