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College students don’t welcome fee hikes

Gainesville State College student Eric Gonzales will have to work another day at the college's technology help desk to pay his $50 student fee increase next semester.

November 19, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Georgia appeals court upholds ruling in child’s death

The Georgia Court of Appeals has upheld a Hall County judge's decision to throw out a lawsuit against a special-needs school where a 13-year-old boy hanged himself in a "time-out" room.

November 19, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Deal pushing for citizenship proof

After failing to get an amendment passed in the U.S. House that would require anyone receiving tax-funded health care benefits to prove their citizenship with a valid photo ID, U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal is taking it to the Senate.

November 19, 2009 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Tax increments approved for project

Flowery Branch City Council voted Wednesday to approve a tax allocation district reimbursement request for the developer of a planned $15 million downtown project.

November 19, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corps again to seek public input on Lanier operating manuals

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to gather new public input for water control manuals governing the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin, which includes Lake Lanier.

"In light of the significant new circumstances and information associated with (a July 17 federal court) ruling, the corps will reopen the scoping process to gather stakeholder input regarding these new circumstances," said the Mobile District's public affairs chief, E. Patrick Robbins.

November 19, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


MIT-educated nuclear physicist discusses relationship between religion and science at Brenau

It is one of the first lessons learned in the Judeo-Christian tradition.

November 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


City Council approves leak equipment

As much as 3 million gallons of water that flows through Gainesville's water lines each day may never make it to the tap.

November 18, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Ruling lets motorsports park foes proceed with suit

DAWSONVILLE - Plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed to halt the construction of a motorsports park across from their property in western Dawson County scored a win earlier this week when the judge ruled they could move forward with the suit.

November 18, 2009 | Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Rabies shots, microchips offered for pets

The new Hall County Animal Shelter will offer a Rabies and Microchip Clinic from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Dec. 5 at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center, 1855 Calvary Church Road, Gainesville.

November 18, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


County offices to close 3 days next week

Hall County government administrative offices will be closed Wednesday through Friday next week. Wednesday is a monthly furlough day, and Thursday and Friday are Thanksgiving holidays.

November 18, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Banker chosen as Woman of the Year

JEFFERSON - As the vice president of Hometown Community Bank in Braselton, Dee Lavender has navigated her way through a predominantly male field and has worked to help other women do the same.

November 18, 2009 | Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


'Red Hat Club' jury deliberates

A Hall County jury will continue deliberating today whether a woman was libeled by a fictional character in a novel that sold more than 600,000 copies.

November 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local




Flowery Branch OKs tax increments for downtown project

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch City Council voted this morning to approve a tax allocation district reimbursement request for the developer of a planned $15 million downtown project.

November 18, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Native Americans visit school to teach Cherokee customs

World Language Academy students traveled back in time on Tuesday to a world where seashells were status symbols, beads were currency and moccasin-clad men walked in front of women in the woods to fend off bears.

November 17, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Decrease in Hall gang activity attributed to deportation program

The arrest last month of an alleged MS-13 gang member in Flowery Branch was one of the more recent appearances of the Salvadoran group in Hall County.

June 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Some teachers spend summers right back at work

Teachers work hard from August through May.

June 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Flowery Branch plans for more art downtown

Flowery Branch City Planner John McHenry is looking for more ways to incorporate art into the downtown area.

June 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Oakwood poultry producer Wayne Farms plans public stock sale

An Oakwood-based poultry producer is forging ahead with plans for an initial public stock offering.

June 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Dawsonville man guilty of murder, believed cellmate was the devil

Believing his cellmate was the devil, John Darrell Setchel grabbed 72-year-old Ronald Sailers off of the top bunk in the Hall County Jail and slammed his head into the ground until he died, prosecutors said Friday morning.

June 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Judge rejects Georgia’s motion to dismiss water wars case

A Maine lawyer overseeing the latest legal battle in the tri-state water wars has denied Georgia's motion to dismiss a lawsuit by Florida in the U.S. Supreme Court.

June 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


New rules coming for commercial vehicles

To be compliant with new federal rules, the Georgia Department of Driver Services is making procedural changes next month for commercial drivers, limiting cell phone use while driving and enacting new road testing requirements.

June 18, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Brenau construction continues on schedule

Four stately homes with towering white columns line the west side of Prior Street, ready for their tenants to move in this fall.

June 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Dump the Pump Day promotes local public transportation

Gainesville participated in the 10th annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday to promote public transportation as gas prices climb over the summer months.

June 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Fireworks law not sparking much response in Hall

Local response to a new state fireworks law is, so far, a dud.

June 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch approves budget, tax increase

Flowery Branch leaders approved next year's budget along with a tax increase at Thursday's meeting, but it wasn't without some dissonance.

June 18, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Charleston shooting latest incident in ‘history with hate violence’

A church shooting in Charleston, S.C., that killed nine, didn't come as a surprise to the Rev. Rose Johnson.

June 18, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Hall officials split on budget options, others undecided

The two budget scenarios Hall County officials are considering for the 2016 fiscal year boil down to whether to approve a tax increase or use additional reserve funds to balance the spending plan.

June 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Plaintiffs in Chestatee prayer case may proceed anonymously

A U.S. District Judge granted the American Humanist Association's motion Tuesday to allow the three plaintiffs in the Chestatee High School prayer case to stay anonymous.

June 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


With changes to alcohol regulations, what’s next for Gainesville?

For a community long accustomed to unusual restrictions on the sale and consumption of alcohol, it's been a remarkable change of pace for Gainesville to amend its ordinances over the last year or so to accommodate businesses serving up beer, liquor and wine.

June 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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