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Good news, bad news: Hall County jobless rate up a bit, but still state's lowest

The local jobs picture continues to improve overall despite month-to-month variance in the unemployment rate.

March 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lake group pushes bill requiring boat titles

Just last week, the Gainesville-based Lake Lanier Association sent an email blast with the subject line "Have you seen this houseboat?"

March 12, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chestatee High marks Teen Tech Week with $1,000 grant

Chestatee High School students are spending the week building model towers, filming animation and coding robots.

March 12, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Badge & Bar: Former jailer accused of smuggling to be arraigned

A former Hall County jailer accused of smuggling drugs into the Hall County Jail is set for an arraignment hearing next week in U.S. District Court.

March 12, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hobby Lobby in, Chipotle still mum on retail location

Chipotle Mexican Grill, the fast-food chain serving made-to-order burritos and tacos, has plans to open a location on Dawsonville Highway near Ahaluna Drive in Gainesville.

March 12, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Challenged Child and Friends in Gainesville plans to hold open house series

Challenged Child and Friends in Gainesville plans to hold a series of open houses in hopes of increasing awareness and enrollment.

March 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


State lawmakers rush to beat 30th-day deadline for bills

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers on Wednesday passed dozens of bills, rushing to meet a key deadline to keep legislation alive for the remainder of the 40-day session.

March 11, 2015 | BY KATHLEEN FOODY AND BILL HENDRICK Associated Press | Local




No one hurt in Hall County house fire

No one was hurt but heavy damage resulted from a house fire Wednesday afternoon east of Gainesville.

March 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


State Senate approves resolution to change Advanced Placement U.S. history exam

ATLANTA - The state Senate has passed a resolution demanding the New York-based College Board redo its most recent revision of the Advancement Placement U.S. History exam.

March 11, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Civil War series to continue at UNG-Gainesville

A panel discussion is set for tonight at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus on the Civil War's aftermath, including environmental impact on Georgia, Reconstruction and political effects.

March 11, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Boy Scouts award 3 area leaders

The Boy Scouts of America Northeast Georgia Council honored three community leaders Tuesday night at the 2015 Gainesville American Values Dinner at the Chattahoochee Country Club in Gainesville.

March 11, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eyes on the Road: Final hearing set on plan for Hall area roads

Area residents have one more opportunity to comment on recommendations in the Hall County area's 2040 transportation plan.

March 11, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Girl Scouts recognize Gainesville Councilwoman Ruth Bruner

Ruth Bruner is a beacon of light and staunch feminist, according to her sons.

March 11, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Author speaks to 6th graders reading her WWII novel

Author Muffet Frische spoke to sixth-graders on Tuesday at C.W. Davis Middle School in Flowery Branch. She told the students, who are reading her book, how it was inspired by her cousin's experiences during World War II. The book is a historical novel set in northern California about children that fought to keep their town alive while their parents were serving on battlefields and working in factories during the war.

March 11, 2015 | | Local


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EPA: Gainesville poultry plant violated Clean Water Act

Floating fats entering the city's wastewater system, maggots on a pipe wall and blood on a trailer are just a few of the things found by federal investigators in an Aug. 27 inspection at Pilgrim's Pride in Gainesville.

March 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


South Hall residents plead to retain Friendship Road name

Supporters hoping to retain the Friendship Road name for a popular and busy thoroughfare in South Hall made passionate pleas to the Hall County Board of Commissioners on Monday during a work session.

March 23, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Traffic shift planned for Ga. 115 in Cleveland

Traffic on Ga. 115 at Tesnatee Valley Gap Road will be shifting today in Cleveland, weather permitting, as part of construction of the Cleveland Bypass.

March 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


House panel OKs governor's school takeover amendment

March 23, 2015 | BY KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Police believe both drivers were drunk in fatal motorcycle wreck

Both drivers in a fatal wreck Friday night are believed to have been driving drunk, authorities said.

March 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville caregiver named Southeast’s best by franchise for service to seniors

When Beth McAvoy gets new patients, she doesn't always know immediately what they need.

March 23, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Busy site at Thompson Bridge Road preps for more growth

Applications for new development are coming fast and furious to the Gainesville planning division, and the latest proposal up for review calls for professional office space along Thompson Bridge Road, directly across the road from the Wal-Mart grocery store.

March 23, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Class Notes: Centennial Arts Academy’s Frierson to serve as principal

Leslie Frierson, assistant principal at Centennial Arts Academy, will assume the role of principal at the end of the year.

March 23, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Final public meeting for transportation plan is tonight

The last public meeting on the area's 2040 transportation plan is set for tonight, but that doesn't mean the end of the road on public comment.

March 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood Police Chief Randall Moon describes being under fire

In 30 years of law enforcement work, Oakwood Police Chief Randall Moon's closest call came last month.

March 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Supporters seek more allies for Friendship Road moniker

The fight to retain the Friendship Road name for a historic South Hall County thoroughfare is gaining momentum once again.

March 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


U.S. Rep. Doug Collins restarts caucus to address Corps of Engineers issues

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, has restarted the Army Corps of Engineers Caucus in Congress in an effort "to increase accountability and transparency," spokesman Brendan Thomas said last week.

March 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton to open April 1

It's official: Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton will be open for business April 1.

March 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Motorcyclist killed in Friday night wreck

A motorcyclist was killed Friday night in a two-vehicle wreck at E.E. Butler Parkway and Monroe Drive in Gainesville.

March 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Where have all the voters gone? Local officials are puzzled

Voter turnout seems to have bottomed out in Hall County.

March 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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