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Gaineville to furlough city employees, cut expenses

Employees of Gainesville will now have to take one unpaid day off each month to keep the city's expenses in line with declining sales tax revenues.

November 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hooper to retire as Gainesville police chief

Gainesville Police Chief Frank Hooper announced Thursday that he will retire at the end of the year.

November 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Residents want to put stop to rash of burglaries

Residents of the Crestview Terrace neighborhood aren't gonna take it anymore.

November 06, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson motorsports park grand opening benefits charities

A free community festival from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Gresham Motorsports Park Grand Opening will benefit local charities and community agencies.

November 06, 2009 | | Local


Students use math skills to create tribute to veterans

Tadmore Elementary students are putting their American pride on display in a big way.

November 06, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Animal Shelter grand opening is Saturday

The Hall County Animal Shelter has a celebration full of family fun planned for Saturday to mark the grand opening of the new facility.

November 05, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Electronics recycling event is set for Saturday

Wives, are you tired of your husband using his old college television as a bedside table? Then take it to the Hall County Farmer's Market on Saturday.

November 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Woman charged in fatal North Hall wreck

A Dahlonega woman was charged with vehicular homicide early Thursday following a single-car crash in North Hall in which her passenger was killed.

November 05, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Court ruling on planned Braselton hospital expected soon

BRASELTON - The Northeast Georgia Health System expects to hear the court's decision on its certificate of need for a 100-bed hospital at Medical Plaza 1 in Braselton by the end of this month or the beginning of next month, according to health system officials.

November 05, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Hoschton man pleads guilty to mortgage fraud, investment scam

A Hoschton man pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Atlanta to bank fraud and conspiracy charges for "committing a mortgage fraud, a real estate investment Ponzi scam involving more than 150 victims, a check-kiting scheme and a bankruptcy fraud," according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Northern District of Georgia office.

November 05, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Local Islamic leader condemns Fort Hood shootings

News that an Army officer that is a Muslim was responsible for the fatal shooting of 12 people at Fort Hood, Texas, brought strong condemnation from a local Islamic leader.

November 05, 2009 | From staff, wire reports | Local




Flowery Branch revisits commercial sewer surcharge

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch City Manager Bill Andrew plans to review the fairness of charging all businesses a $15-per-month sewer surcharge added earlier this year to monitor grease traps.

November 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


GHS earns $15,000 in Title I funds

State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox announced Wednesday that Gainesville High School has been named a National Title I school and will receive $15,000 in federal funding.

November 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Local fitness centers feel threatened by proposal

To Michael Graham, deputy director of Gainesville's Parks and Recreation Department, converting an unused meeting room into a fitness center at the Frances Meadows Aquatics Center makes sense.

November 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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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


Escaped Jackson County inmate back in custody

A statewide lookout ended around 8 p.m. Thursday for an inmate from Jackson County who escaped from a work crew.

May 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Man accused of driving toward deputy arrested in Flowery Branch

May 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


King’s Hawaiian cancels celebration event

The scheduled celebration for a new plant at the current King's Hawaiian Bakery Southeast in Flowery Branch was canceled due to the timing of a bird flu outbreak that has now affected more than 33 million turkeys, chickens and ducks in at least a dozen states.

May 14, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


5K benefits 1-year-old being treated for eye cancer

Asher Rock is a lively 1-year-old boy who loves blowing kisses and playing with his "Percy the Small Engine" model train.

May 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


TAD funds approved for real estate, construction business

The Tax Allocation District Advisory Committee recommended Wednesday that Owens Management Group receive $17,500 in funds to renovate and convert a residential home into an office space for its real estate investment company and light-construction business.

May 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Free meals will be available for children in summer

Many children are reasonably well-fed from August to May - eating hot, balanced breakfast and lunch at school Monday through Friday.

May 13, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Slippery slope concerns arise as Hall officials debate trash dumping rate

Concerns about setting a bad precedent have given pause to some Hall County officials over whether to approve a discounted rate for a private trash collection service to dispose at the Candler Road landfill.

May 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Tri-state group OKs water management plan for basin

A private tri-state water group has settled in six years what remains a thorny issue for Georgia, Florida and Alabama after 20 years - the sharing of waters in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basin.

May 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Major companies moving away from antimicrobial use in chickens

Nick Ball says putting antibiotics in poultry is "putting bandaids over bulletholes."

May 13, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


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