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Hall emergency planners update hazardous spill strategy

Imagine it is 3 a.m. on a Wednesday morning: The streets of Hall County are pretty empty, except for a tractor-trailer carrying hundreds of containers of highly flammable liquid down Thompson Bridge Road.

August 25, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Furlough days complicate Hall County library schedule

The Hall County Library Board approved the library system's 2010 furlough schedule at its meeting Tuesday.

August 25, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Sen. Chambliss wants no public option in health care reform

While U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss said he applauds President Barack Obama for making health care reform a priority, the Georgia Republican is in no way interested in supporting a bill that creates a public health care option.

August 25, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Brenau University celebrates ‘wonderful blessing’ of new campus in South Atlanta

Brenau University celebrated the grand opening of its new South Atlanta/Fairburn regional campus Tuesday.

August 25, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Some Interstate 85 rest stops now closed

The Georgia Department of Transportation has closed Interstate 85 rest areas off the northbound lanes in Franklin County and southbound lanes in Gwinnett County.

August 25, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Adams says UGA is near its capacity

Fall enrollment at the University of Georgia is coming close to maxing out at about 34,000 students, and an increasing number of high school seniors hoping to become Georgia Bulldogs next year may be out of luck.

August 24, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


2 ask Hall County to put pastor's name on intersection

Two Hall County residents are hoping the intersection in front of New Holland Baptist Church will one day bear the name of one of its longtime pastors, the Rev. Henry Grady Jarrard.

August 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Georgia may widen US 441 from Clayton to North Carolina

A busy North Georgia road frequented by tourists shopping for antiques or stopping for glimpses of mountain scenery could get a major makeover.

August 24, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bird calls aren’t the only ‘tweets’ coming from DNR

Even a hunter can be tech-savvy.

August 24, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Jefferson to join property verification program

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson City Council has decided to join county efforts to uncover additional tax revenue.

August 24, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Turning Point plans expansion to help more men

With the help of the Gainesville City Council, Turning Point Recovery Resources will be able to reach out to more men who are recovering from substance abuse issues.

August 24, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Layoffs swell Lanier Tech enrollment

When David Strickland graduated from Johnson High School more than 20 years ago, he didn't ever expect to fill a seat in his high school drafting teacher's classroom again.

August 24, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Proposed rules address exotic pets, livestock

Hall County Animal Control has made a number of policy changes that apply to a variety of animals, including snakes and horses.

August 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Barnett: ‘There’s a lot that goes into bus driving’

Jean Barnett is one of 41 Gainesville school bus drivers who greets children each morning, takes them to and from school, and then waves goodbye to them each afternoon.

August 23, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Braselton Planning Commission postpones racetrack hearing

BRASELTON - A public hearing to discuss the possibility of a new racetrack coming to Braselton has been postponed.

August 23, 2009 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


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Former Gov. Sanders dies, was key force in Hall’s early growth

Carl Sanders was Georgia's governor but also a huge contributor to Hall County's early growth.

November 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Space heater blamed for mobile home fire

An electric space heater too close to a Christmas tree has left five people without a home.

November 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville doctor part of group battling Ebola

A Gainesville physician is doing his part to free the Ebola virus' deadly grip on his native Sierra Leone, and he is hoping the hard work of a group he belongs to will pay off soon.

November 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


State lawmakers press forward on medical cannabis

November 16, 2014 | BY CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Rooster’s Perch opens new downtown location

Last weekend, The Rooster's Perch, a local meeting place for people with and without disabilities, opened the doors to a brand-new central location at 210 Bradford St. in Gainesville with hopes of growth for its patrons and the community.

November 16, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Local


Class Notes: Dyer named to UGA College of Education Board of Visitors

Merrianne Dyer, former Gainesville City Schools superintendent, was recently named to the University of Georgia College of Education's inaugural Board of Visitors.

November 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Private company to operate dorms at UNG

Students residing on the University of North Georgia's Dahlonega campus may notice changes over the next year.

November 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County Republicans select elections board appointees

The Hall County Republican Party has selected its appointments to the new elections board that will launch Jan. 1.

November 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville consulting company moves into renovated gas station

The former Lee's Pure Oil Service Station has been renovated and set up as a new corporate headquarters.

November 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Troubling cases lead to attrition on Sheriff’s Office staff

While significant attrition at the Hall County Sheriff's Office over the last two years has largely been filled by new hires, recent staffing shortages in the patrol division have prompted a new directive subjecting officers to 24-hour availability.

November 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Georgia Center for Nonprofits raises money for local organizations

Nonprofit organizations across Georgia were the real winners Thursday as the third annual Georgia Gives Day saw another increase in donations from the inaugural event in 2012.

November 16, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


City hopes to restore Flat Creek's water quality, appearance

November 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Library seeks public’s help with historical photos

A woman in a floral-print sheath dress pinned a "Jimmy Carter for Governor" poster on a bulletin board.

November 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Recent Juvenile Court appointments raise questions

In a year's time, decades of experience in Hall County Juvenile Court have been lost.

November 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Growth could max out Gainesville High School

As the recession declines, the housing market improves and area schools scramble to make room for students in their halls.

November 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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