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Flowery Branch swears in mayor, new city council members

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch Mayor Diane Hirling, re-elected to a second four-year term, was sworn in on Wednesday morning along with three new city council members.

January 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man sentenced for role in strip club fire

A Gainesville man whose role in setting fire to an Atlanta strip club led to a sting that ensnared four other Dahlonega-based soldiers was sentenced this week in federal court.

Former Army medic Sandeo Pablo Dyson, 46, was sentenced to five years in prison for the Jan. 1, 2007 arson fire at Club Onyx.

January 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


The gavel's in Bruner's hands now

Gainesville has a new mayor and new mayor pro tempore for the next two years.

January 05, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Braselton tops US list for high-growth areas

From staff reports

January 05, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Bond denied in murder case

Saying a 19-year-old murder suspect posed "a significant and substantial risk to flee," a judge denied bond in the case Tuesday.

January 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


High-speed networks heading for the hills

Gov. Sonny Perdue visited North Georgia College & State University on Tuesday to award a $2.5 million grant from the OneGeorgia Authority to pave the way for the area's electronic super highway.

January 05, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Road work in Cumming will detour traffic

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces a detour to facilitate the reconstruction of the intersection at Brookwood and Caney roads.

January 05, 2010 | | Local


Blazes keep firefighters busy

Hall County firefighters responded to at least two fires Tuesday as temperatures plunged.

January 05, 2010 | | Local


Resident to lead Georgia Public Service Commission

Commissioner Lauren "Bubba" McDonald Jr. began Tuesday his one-year term as chairman of the Georgia Public Service Commission.

January 05, 2010 | | Local


Workshops educate board members

The Junior League of Gainesville-Hall County hosted a workshop Tuesday to help nonprofit organizations in the community get a fresh start in the new year.

January 05, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Cable franchise fees bolster cities’ budgets

Having cable service may do more than keep your family entertained. It may also help your local government provide quality services and balance its budget.

January 05, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Man seeks bond after conviction is overturned

A Hall County judge who sentenced a man to 18 years in prison nearly three years ago was asked Tuesday to grant him bond.

January 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Alta Vista Cemetery to throw out holiday arrangements

Family and friends who placed holiday flower arrangements on graves at Alta Vista Cemetery must remove them by the end of January, according to a notice from the city.

January 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


South Hall officials sworn in for new council terms

Oakwood swore in its mayor and two council members to four-year terms Monday.

January 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville school system pays off loan, other bills

The Gainesville school board paid off some of its major bills before celebrating the new year.

January 04, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Badge & Bar: Butterfly release Friday for National Victims’ Rights Week

Capping off the week honoring crime victims, the Hall County Solicitor's Office and District Attorney's Office will hold its annual butterfly release at 11 a.m. Friday.

April 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gateway to Hope set for Friday

Gateway Domestic Violence Center will put on a fundraiser Friday evening at the Chattahoochee Country Club featuring cocktails, heavy hors d'oeuvres and an extensive silent auction.

April 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Schools respond to Blue Bell recall

With this week's voluntary recall of all Blue Bell Creameries products, some schools across Georgia faced a choice about removing items from the cafeteria line. But in Hall County and Gainesville, no such dairy quandary exists.

April 22, 2015 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Square plantings showcase new garden

Earth Day got off to a good start in Gainesville on Wednesday as members of the Atlanta Botanical Garden and city representatives gathered in the downtown square to plant flowers and other vegetation.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch equine, cattle expert named Farmer of the Year

A fourth-generation family farmer known across the country for her cattle and equine expertise is Hall County's 2015 Farmer of the Year.

April 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


A world of differences among environmental issues

While environmental issues are more ingrained in the public mind than ever, Earth Day isn't treated with the same level of gravitas in America that it was when first celebrated 45 years ago today, according to some local academics and activists.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Federal aid to offset local costs of ice storm clean up

President Barack Obama has allocated federal aid funding to assist Hall County and other regions affected by an ice storm in mid-February, which toppled trees and knocked out power to tens of thousands of residents.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont Town Council ponders possible alcohol resolution for Nov. 3 ballot

The Clermont Town Council talked Tuesday night about holding a straw poll or nonbinding resolution on whether to allow beer and wine sales on U.S. 129/Cleveland Highway, a major road running through town.

April 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Charter Career students craft sustainable products for market, spa

At Lanier Charter Career Academy, horticulture students grow herbs while cosmetology students work in the school's onsite salon.

April 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Groundbreaking event for new athletic park takes place at Brenau University

Construction is underway on a future Brenau University athletic complex.

April 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County Board of Commissioners considering $61,000 tennis court repair contract

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will consider awarding a $61,000 contract to demolish and rebuild a tennis court in the Village at Deaton Creek subdivision when it meets Thursday night.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville City Council approves lease agreement with Kubota

The Gainesville City Council approved a lease agreement Tuesday with Kubota Manufacturing of America, granting the company access to city-owned land in exchange for site improvements.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Planning group gives its OK to "complete streets"

A group of area planners has given its OK to a policy that requires considering all modes of travel in road construction.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


District attorney drops charge against grieving father

Charges have been officially dropped against a grieving father arrested April 12 for trying to put up safety barriers at his daughter's wreck site.

April 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Local Agenda: Hall planning commission OKs mobile home relocation

The controversial relocation of a mobile home near Lake Lanier was recommended for approval by the Hall County Planning Commission on Monday, with board members expressing sympathy for nearby homeowners while saying their hands are tied.

April 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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