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Flowery Branch OKs street light contract, road turnaround survey

A Flowery Branch neighborhood's street light bill will be cut by more than half, thanks to City Council action Thursday night.

February 18, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fire destroys Hall home on Benefield Road

Fire destroyed a 1,200-square-foot home in the 4500 block of Benefield Road Thursday night, but no injuries were reported.

February 18, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Haiti’s past is key to understanding challenges, speaker says

Before Haiti can look forward following the devastating 2010 earthquake, it must look back.

February 18, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Woman charged with leaving son in car

Police charged a Lula mother with reckless conduct Thursday after officers reported she left her infant son in the car and went off to shop for beauty supplies.

February 18, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Friends recall former college president Owen

It rarely took John Owen more than a minute to make up his mind.

February 17, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Hall students tour Governor’s Mansion

When it comes to living in the Governor's Mansion, the biggest adjustment so far has been laundry, First Lady Sandra Deal told visiting Hall County students Thursday.

February 17, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Trapped infant freed from vehicle, unhurt

A 13-month-old infant was freed from a locked vehicle parked at a Flowery Branch department store where his mother was shopping at the time, said Lt. David Spillers of Flowery Branch Police Department.

February 17, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


GOP plan would cap HOPE awards

February 17, 2011 | The Associated Press | Local


Sheriff wants former county attorney to handle cases

Hall County Sheriff Steve Cronic has asked county commissioners for permission to continue using former county attorney Bill Blalock in ongoing cases.

February 17, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Fair Street group pushes for single-family zoning

Several Gainesville residents are pushing plans to make their neighborhood a better place.

February 17, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Transportation plan projects $2B in revenue for county

Hall County is developing a transportation plan that projects $2 billion in revenues through 2040, not factoring in a potential transportation sales tax vote next year.

February 17, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sparks fly at panel discussion of artwork removal

A monthlong controversy came to a boiling point Wednesday at Gainesville State College.

February 17, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


State car plan may save money

Rep. Doug Collins introduced a bill that could help Georgia State Patrol officials regain control of how their vehicles are sold.

February 16, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Officials recover more stolen computers

Hall County Sheriff's Office recovered two more computers as part of its ongoing investigation into the recent break-in at Lyman Hall Elementary School.

February 16, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


School offers only elementary-level archery class in Hall

Students have taken aim at a new sport at Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy and recently earned state recognition.

February 16, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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More workers may become eligible for overtime under new federal rule

More than 4 million U.S. workers will become eligible for overtime pay under rules issued Wednesday by the Obama administration.

May 18, 2016 | Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local


Centennial Arts Academy groundbreaking set for Thursday

Centennial Arts Academy will be at 5 p.m. Thursday at the school.

May 18, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Pan Am opening ceremonies today at Brenau

The world of competitive paddling returns to Lake Lanier this weekend with the Pan American Championships canoe and kayaking event, set Thursday through Sunday at ...

May 18, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Rape charge dismissed in 2015 case

A Lithia Springs man had the sexual assault allegations against him dismissed Tuesday after the examination of pretrial evidence, according to authorities.

May 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


One of first two black Gainesville Police officers remembered for paving way to future

When Frank Hooper was just a 6-year-old hanging around the Gainesville Police Department, he always remembered seeing Earnest Eugene Earls Sr., a well-respected officer working ...

May 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Bus shelter art project gets OK from Gainesville City Council

City Council gave the go-ahead Tuesday to Hall Area Transit's plan to begin displaying works of art on or around Gainesville Connection bus shelters ...

May 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Airport Parkway changes approved by Gainesville council

Gainesville City Council on Tuesday OK'd final changes to improve traffic flow along Airport Parkway and alleviate congestion.

May 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Melody Marlowe retiring as Gainesville CFO, taking financial position in Dahlonega

Melody Marlowe is retiring as Gainesville's chief financial services officer and administrative services director June 17. She will begin work as finance director for ...

May 17, 2016 | | Local


Hall County political forum set for Saturday

Former Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell's 20/20 Club will host a political forum at noon Saturday for county candidates ahead of the Republican ...

May 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gov. Deal: Obama’s letter on school bathrooms a ‘federal overreach’

Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday called the Obama administration's letter citing Title IX law to protect transgender students an "abuse of federal executive authority."

May 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Lula considering whether to allow liquor sales, Sunday alcohol sales

Lula residents may get the chance this November to vote on several issues concerning alcohol sales, including liquor by the drink.

May 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville signs off on Atlanta Street housing redevelopment

Gainesville City Council gave the final sign-off Tuesday night for a rezoning necessary to redevelop the public housing complex on Atlanta Street into both affordable ...

May 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lawyer wants some charges dismissed in jewelry store heists

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - An attorney for a woman accused in a string of armed jewelry store robberies across the South says some of the charges ...

May 17, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Hall schools won’t do Milestones retesting, except in summer school

Because of a lag in getting back test results, Hall County Schools has decided not to conduct Georgia Milestones retesting this school year, which ends ...

May 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tentative Gainesville City Schools budget includes 3 percent raises

Gainesville City Schools employees will get 3 percent raises for 2016-17 and the school district will spend $66.4 million for its general fund - using ...

May 16, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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