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Conservation efforts won’t end with full lake

Georgians have made it through the drought and appear to have held on to some of the conservation tips they learned during drier times.

October 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Business owners hope rising lake buoys profits

Now that Lake Lanier's water level has risen to full pool, local business owners hope the number of customers will go up, too.

October 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Political battles are next clouds on Lanier’s horizon

Lake Lanier is rising - into a sea of controversy.

October 14, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


With Lake Lanier full, the challenge now is to keep it there

For the first time in more than four years, the reservoir that supplies water to Gainesville and most of metro Atlanta is full.

October 14, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jefferson City Council OKs millage rate, budget during meeting

The Jefferson City Council has approved its millage rate and general fund budget for the 2010 fiscal year.

October 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Pope golf benefit rescheduled to Nov. 2

A golf tournament benefiting a Chestnut Mountain man paralyzed after falling from a ladder in May 2008 has been rescheduled to Nov. 2 at Royal Lakes Golf and Country Club in South Hall.

October 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


New curriculum helping Georgia students’ math scores

The state's 5-year-old math curriculum may be bearing the fruits of educators' labor.

October 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson students get a wee taste of Scotland

JEFFERSON - He may not be from the South, but Riccardo Dei Rossi has fallen in love with two Southern favorites: fried chicken and mashed potatoes.

October 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Regents revamp core classes for state’s colleges

Students in Georgia's public colleges soon will be able to get at the heart of their passions faster following a core curriculum policy change from the state Board of Regents.

October 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall County's new animal shelter opens today

Hall County is opening its new, state-of-the-art animal shelter to the public at 9 this morning.

October 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local




Lanier is inches shy of full pool with more rain expected today

Recent rains have several area creeks bursting at the seams and Lake Lanier within inches of reaching full pool.

October 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


New car could crank up a tax break

If you're on the fence about buying a new car this year, the IRS has an incentive that may help you decide.

October 13, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oliver loses suit against farm lender

Hall County Commission Chairman Tom Oliver on Tuesday lost his lawsuit against the officers of a cooperative farming lender he accused of mishandling a Hart County land deal at the expense of shareholders.

October 13, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Regents could change core classes

DAHLONEGA - North Georgia College & State University President David Potter seized the on-campus meeting of the University System of Georgia Board of Regents as an opportunity to share the university's plan to internationalize its programs through more foreign language and study abroad courses.

October 13, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | 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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