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Group recommends permanent ethics committee

A three-member citizen advisory committee met Wednesday to help the Hall County Board of Commissioners fine-tune its code of ethics.

February 03, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Perdue pushes water conservation in new legislation

Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue called on state legislators Wednesday to incentivize water conservation.

February 03, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Accident on Ga. 53 hurts 2, holds up traffic

A two-vehicle accident on Ga. 53 Wednesday evening sent two people to the hospital and clogged traffic on the highway.

February 03, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Clarkesville resolves to work with county on courthouse move

The contentious issue of where Habersham County's new courthouse will go may have come one step closer to being settled this week when the Clarkesville City Council signed a joint city-county resolution.

February 02, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall schools’ new program gives kids more nutritious options for lunch

As first lady Michelle Obama gears up this week to launch her campaign against childhood obesity, Hall County leaders already have begun tackling the problem in the place some say matters most - schools.

February 02, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Flowery Branch annexations involve commercial, industrial zones

Flowery Branch is looking to expand its southwestern boundaries, with a proposal to annex and rezone properties off McEver at Gaines Ferry roads.

February 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Resurfacing closes single lanes in N. Hall

Work on Elrod Road, between Thompson Bridge and Price roads in North Hall, will require single-lane closures starting Wednesday.

February 02, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Office works to help veterans get benefits they’re due

JEFFERSON - As veterans themselves, volunteers with the Veterans Information and Referral Office know just how difficult it can be to apply for benefits.

February 02, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Woman dies in wreck near Lula

A 71-year-old Carnesville woman was killed in a wreck Tuesday morning on Ga. 365, officials said.

February 02, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Oakwood man gets 15 years for child molestation

An Oakwood man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to molesting a 14-year-old girl.

February 02, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville City Council OKs marketing advisers

The Gainesville City Council on Tuesday approved the creation of an advisory board for the new, city-operated Main Street Gainesville and appointed seven members at the council's meeting.

February 02, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Stimulus money to pay for road work in Gainesville, South Hall

West Ridge Road in Gainesville and Wade Orr Road in South Hall have been targeted for resurfacing projects.

February 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Winter’s cold grip is firmer than usual

An unusually cold, wet winter has Georgians hoping Gen. Beauregard Lee will not see his shadow today.

February 01, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Toyota owners likely can have cars fixed next week

Gainesville-area Toyota owners affected by the company's recall likely can have their cars fixed next week.

February 01, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


‘Crown Royal Bandit’ gets 127 years

Bruce Allen Hughes, 48, of Blairsville was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Richard Story to more than 100 years in federal prison.

February 01, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Income mobility for poor children ranks average in Hall

When it comes to the ability of a child raised in a poor family to move up the income ladder as he or she enters the working world, Hall County is a better place to live than 42 percent of all U.S. counties.

May 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Central American refugees find hope in Hall County

Fabricio Funes left Honduras carrying nothing but a toothbrush, some money and medicine in a backpack.

May 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Summer’s (almost) here, and safety push heats up

It already feels like summer with temperatures in the 80s, just a week before Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of the season.

May 16, 2015 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


Crowds gather for the annual Railroad Days Parade and Festival in Lula

Onlookers lined both sides of Main Street in Lula Saturday morning, as the 39th Annual Railroad Days Parade and Festival began the day's events that celebrate the rich railroad history of Lula.

May 16, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


‘Heart in the fight against cancer’

If Jeff Farmer had a dollar for every time he's circled that old college track in Oakwood.

May 15, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Myers Elementary School celebrates annual Patriotic Day

Not many schools celebrate Memorial Day, because school is usually out for the summer by the last Monday in May.

May 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


America’s newest citizens swear allegiance in Gainesville

America's legacy as an immigrant nation waved proudly from the federal courthouse in downtown Gainesville on Friday morning as 54 individuals from more than 30 countries became naturalized U.S. citizens, swearing their allegiance to Old Glory.

May 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Police investigate slaying in Buford home

Gwinnett County police are investigating the slaying of a man was found shot to death at a home in Buford.

May 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Man convicted in fatal boat wreck released from jail after settling with Sheriff’s Office

The Forsyth County man involved in a 2012 boating accident that killed two Buford boys has been released after settling a lawsuit with the Hall County Sheriff's Office, the man's attorney confirmed Friday afternoon.

May 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Jackson inmate took truck keys from shop, warden says

Inmate Michael Lillibridge got the keys to a Jackson County government-owned truck and drove away from a work detail, according to Jackson County Correctional Institute Warden Johnny Weaver.

May 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County remembers Kelly Nash

Alan Nash caught a glimpse of the plaque for his late son's memorial, a sign to stand before Kelly Nash's bench at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County.

May 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Final members of SPLOST citizens committee nominated

Gainesville City Council is poised to approve three nominations to the first-ever citizens committee overseeing how special purpose local option sales tax revenue is spent.

May 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall Chamber celebrates businesses, volunteers, leaders at annual gala

What sets Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce apart from the rest?

May 14, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Police: Drugs man gave friend weren’t oxycodone but something much stronger

Pills sold between two friends, according to a Gainesville Police investigator, led to one 23-year-old's death.

May 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


New rate offered to Gainesville-based Red Oak Sanitation

It is unclear whether a private trash collection service operating in Flowery Branch and unincorporated Hall County will accept a newly proposed discounted rate to dispose at the Candler Road landfill.

May 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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