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Gainesville City Council OKs neighborhood planning group

The Gainesville City Council on Tuesday approved the goals and objectives of the city's second neighborhood planning unit.

May 18, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Vitamins for kids: Pediatrician says they’re OK, but good nutrition is key

Almost everyone knows one - the picky eater.

May 18, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Dawson man sentenced in theft ring

A Dawson County businessman with deep roots in the community was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years with a year to serve in custody for his involvement in a theft ring.

May 18, 2010 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Jury being selected for Internet hoax case

Jury selection continued Tuesday for the trial of a Gainesville man charged with perpetuating an Internet hoax that had law enforcement officials looking for a serial killer.

May 18, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Water basin group to meet for first time at Lake Lanier

A tri-state river basin group formed two years ago to find common ground amid touchy water-sharing issues plans to hold its first meeting at Lake Lanier next month.

May 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ingles must pay $1.4 million to couple

What may be Hall County's longest civil trial came to a close Tuesday with a jury ordering a supermarket chain to pay attorneys fees and punitive damages to a Flowery Branch couple for runoff erosion.

May 18, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Man faces child pornography charges

A Murrayville man was arrested on child pornography charges after the Georgia Bureau of Investigation conducted a search of his laptop computer Monday, officials said Tuesday.

May 18, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Budget cuts force creative thinking for schools

The message was clear at the state's Board of Education public hearing Monday: Budget cuts are not over.

May 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Cox leaving state's top education post

Georgia School Superintendent Kathy Cox announced Monday she will leave her post at the end of the fiscal year to become the founding CEO of the U.S. Education Delivery Institute.

May 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Court upholds life sentences for man convicted in shooting deaths

The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday upheld two consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole for Ignacio Vergara, who was convicted in 2008 for a drug-related double murder in Hall County.

May 18, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Portable hospital drill prepares health officials for emergencies

After getting their orders, crews quickly began setting up a portable hospital Monday morning.

May 18, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall cuts 4 days from school calendar

Hall County Schools will see four fewer school days next year as teachers face eight furlough days.

May 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


No new taxes for Flowery Branch planned in budget

Flowery Branch will see its revenues drop by about 3 percent next year, but residents won't have to pick up the slack.

May 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Special mats, booms could help with Gulf oil spill

Officials at a Gainesville company say they have products that could help clean up the oil in the Gulf of Mexico - they just need to get in touch with the right people to get the products there.

May 18, 2010 | Ashley Bates | Local


Woman has no claim to inheritance, state's top court says

The Georgia Supreme Court has overturned a local court's ruling that the estate of one of Hall County's biggest landowners should not be shared with a woman who claims she is a daughter born out of wedlock.

May 18, 2010 | By Carolyn Crist and Ashley Fielding ccrist@gainesvilletimes.com | afielding@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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Lanier Treatment Center responds to fine, DEA oversight

Administrators of a Gainesville narcotic treatment program responded Wednesday to concerns that methadone was leaving the door unchecked.

August 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


New restrictions on fireworks coming to Gainesville, Hall

Now that fireworks are legal in Georgia, Hall County is moving to prohibit shooting them off in local parks.

August 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Race focus of meeting at church Thursday

The Newtown Florist Club will meet with local law enforcement Thursday for a community conversation on racial profiling and interactions with police.

August 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Fire destroys lake home in Hidden Harbor

A blaze destroyed a large lake home Tuesday night in Hidden Harbor subdivision on Lake Lanier.

August 25, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Spout Springs ‘wellness champion’ leading state, district in health

Tom Adam knows the lunch line isn't the only place kids get nourishment at school.

August 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Library system stifled on passport program

The Hall County Library System has been "stonewalled" by federal officials in its effort to launch a passport program.

August 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local investment professional weighs in on stock market fall

Local investment professional Bob Willis has a message for anybody watching the stock market's steep decline over the past several weeks.

August 25, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Chattahoochee plan stokes fear downstream from Atlanta

WHITESBURG - State environmental officials will vote Wednesday to allow less Chattahoochee River water, at times, to flow below Atlanta, a proposal that angers downstream communities ...

August 25, 2015 | By Dan Chapman Associated Press | Local


Hall County deputy strikes ambulance

A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy in pursuit of a suspect struck an ambulance Friday on Valley Creek in South Hall, leading to no ...

August 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Health insurance rates could climb significantly

Health insurance policyholders might see premium increases as high as 38 percent next year, a Gainesville insurance executive told a Gainesville audience Tuesday.

August 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville drug treatment center pays $20K in civil settlement

A Gainesville narcotic treatment program will pay $20,000 to settle allegations in federal court about not keeping complete and accurate records of the drugs ...

August 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Grimes guilty on all charges in attempted robbery, shooting

A Lawrenceville man was convicted Monday on all charges of entering a Gainesville apartment in October 2013 and holding a woman at gunpoint.

August 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hoschton man fights to restore vision after fireworks accident

It was the Fourth of July, and Joel Porter and his friends decided to shoot off some of the new fireworks only recently allowed to ...

August 24, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Sawnee EMC announces 4-month period of lower rates

Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation announced Monday a change that should lower bills for most of its customers through the end of the year.

August 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


History center set to honor three ‘legacies’ on Thursday

The Northeast Georgia History Center is honoring three area businessmen as "local legacies" in its annual Taste of History Luncheon.

August 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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