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Gainesville council considers new regulations

Among a slew of new regulations that the Gainesville City Council will vote on Tuesday is a proposal that removes jails from the list of designated public uses, more heavily regulates group homes in the city and requires residents and developers to apply and pay a fee for minor developments like the construction of a patio.

November 28, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Volunteers give holiday makeover

While driving through downtown Jefferson, it may seem like the annual Christmas decorations just appear by magic. But it is actually the work of a group of dedicated volunteers.

November 28, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Braselton resort lights up for holiday season

Friday's brisk weather formed the perfect backdrop for the North Pole's most famous resident to arrive at Château Elan.

November 28, 2009 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Public sounds off on Barrow school board’s proposed rules

Amid concern from the community as well as a lawsuit involving Barrow County schools and a former teacher's Facebook page, Barrow County Schools Superintendent Ron Saunders has removed from consideration a proposed policy that would regulate teacher/student relationships and employees' online conduct.

November 27, 2009 | Carman Peterson Times regional staff | Local


First Steps earns grant

A program to help parents of newborns has received a $15,000 grant.

November 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Challenge: Read 3 books a month, share with others

Some Hall County middle schoolers will spread their love for reading across the community as three schools compete in a reading rally that ends in April.

November 27, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


He’ll be ‘Walking to New Orleans’

Paul Leslie may have come up with the ultimate tribute to a rock 'n' roll pioneer.

November 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gold Creek entrance is still closed after flood

DAWSONVILLE - Gold Creek residents are furious that the main entrance to their subdivision remains closed nearly two months after heavy rains caused a pipe to collapse.

November 26, 2009 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Good News Thanksgiving meal draws some 300 people

Hundreds of people flowed in and out of the doors of the Good News at Noon homeless shelter on Thursday.

November 26, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


ID theft risks up in shopping season

Today's traditional start of the holiday shopping season also marks the beginning of the holiday stealing season.

November 26, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Club seeks donations for Empty Stocking Fund

The Gainesville Jaycees will be bringing Christmas joy to 490 children this year as part of the club's Empty Stocking Fund.

November 26, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Brisk weather in store for tonight’s football playoffs

Area High school football fans will need to bundle up tonight as they head off to quarterfinal contests in Gainesville, Buford and Columbus.

November 26, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County Animal Shelter seeks injured dog’s owner

Officials at the Hall County Animal Shelter are hoping to reunite an injured dog with his family.

November 26, 2009 | BY NICKI PRICE For The Times | Local


Annual multicultural concert set for Sunday

If you go, get there early.

November 26, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville could close on CSX property by end of the year

A property purchase key to the development of a greenway in midtown Gainesville has been delayed, but city officials say they expect to close on the old CSX railroad property by the end of the year.

November 26, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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The Local Agenda: Gainesville to approve budget, tax rates Tuesday

Gainesville City Council will formally approve its 2016 fiscal year budget when it meets Tuesday night, and also set property tax rates for the coming year.

May 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oakwood city manager at top of field

Colleagues, friends and family members of Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown gathered on May 11 to recognize him for being named as one of 2015's top 10 public works leaders by the American Public Works Association.

May 18, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Lula council denies rezoning request for baseball center

Lula City Council unanimously voted down a proposed rezoning Monday night that would have allowed for a baseball training center in an otherwise agriculturally zoned area.

May 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Driver in fiery Capitol crash identified

The driver who eluded Georgia Capitol Police in Atlanta on May 1 after allegedly stealing a pickup truck in Gainesville has been identified.

May 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Judge accepts settlement in sheriff’s office release lawsuit

Superior Court Judge Kathlene Gosselin on Monday accepted the agreement reached by Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch and a Forsyth man seeking release from the Hall County Jail.

May 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County school board approves redistricting plan

Nearly 200 children in Hall County Schools will be redistricted away from Spout Springs Elementary School beginning this fall.

May 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


County library director retiring, search committee seeking replacement

Hall County Library System Director Adrian Mixson is retiring at the end of May, and a search committee is currently accepting applications to fill his role and hopes to make a recommendation to the library Board of Trustees by mid-June.

May 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Library system seeks additional $200K from county as state continues to slash budget

In some ways, the Hall County Library System is a microcosm of how budget cuts impacted public services during the economic recession.

May 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County Sheriff’s Office investigating S. Hall child's death

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is investigating a child fatality in South Hall.

May 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Marine with Dawsonville ties killed delivering military aid

A candlelight vigil and prayer service was held Sunday at Juno Baptist Church in memory of U.S. Marine Sgt. Mark Johnson, one of eight soldiers killed when their helicopter crashed on a relief mission in Nepal.

May 18, 2015 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


Northeast Hall home destroyed in fire

A home in northeast Hall County was destroyed by fire overnight.

May 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Class Notes: Scholarship fund could get boost from anonymous donor

With the help of the community, the Myrtle Figueras Scholarship Fund, benefiting graduating seniors from Gainesville High School, may get a major boost this year.

May 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Lula proposing 2015-16 budget with no property taxes

Lula is preparing for another budget year without a property tax.

May 17, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Working-class families benefit from face-lift on Gainesville apartments

Three apartment complexes off Park Hill Drive in Gainesville that primarily house working-class minorities and immigrants are getting a major face-lift and new security thanks to a more than $2 million investment from Greenleaf Management.

May 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Officials warn parents about dangers of hot cars

With temperatures on the rise, child safety advocates are hoping to give tips to parents about the precious cargo in their backseats.

May 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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