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Jackson County water authority, commission sue over Bear Creek Reservoir

MAYSVILLE - The Jackson County Board of Commissioners and the Jackson County Water and Sewerage Authority voted to file a lawsuit against the Upper Oconee Basin Water Authority following an hourlong executive session Monday.

October 17, 2008 | By Claire Miller Times Regional Staff | Local


Gainesville police still looking for suspects

Gainesville police have released a composite drawing of a man who reportedly robbed a restaurant on Atlanta Highway more than two weeks ago.

October 17, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hall sheriff honors local soccer team as winners on and off the field

Hall County Sheriff Steve Cronic told a group of young soccer players Monday that with a little hard work and determination they could be anything they wanted to be - even professional soccer players.

October 17, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Kids venture back in time

The Northeast Georgia History Center at Brenau University took families back in time Sunday afternoon. Pioneer Days was designed to give families a taste of life in a time when it was a little less automated.

October 17, 2008 | BY MEGAN GILL news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Flowery Branch wants more access to water

FLOWERY BRANCH - An uncertain economy doesn't mean shutting off the crystal ball in Flowery Branch.

October 17, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood is on track to maintain tax rate

OAKWOOD - Oakwood City Council gave its first OK Monday night to a tax rate supporting the 2009 budget.

October 17, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


White County residents will decide on alcohol sales

White County voters will decide Nov. 4 if the sale of beer and wine, both by package and by the drink, should be allowed in unincorporated portions of the county.

October 17, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hoschton First Baptist Church: 100 years and growing

HOSCHTON - Hoschton First Baptist Church will celebrate its 100th anniversary Sunday with two days of festivities.

October 16, 2008 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Man dies in work accident

An employee of Dave's Goody Barn died Saturday in what the Hall County Sheriff's Office determined to be an accident.

October 16, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Healthy Monday: Humorist says when it comes to cancer, laughter beats tears

Cancer is no laughing matter. Or is it?

October 16, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Mule Camp Market features fun for all ages

Mule Camp Market went off without a hitch this weekend as thousands of people flooded the Gainesville square for music, crafts, games and finger-licking good food.

October 16, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Public can now chime in on Oakwood’s 2030 plan

G.E. Light has expressed his opinions to city officials about their ambitious plans to recreate downtown Oakwood by 2030.

October 16, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Kite Runner’ author Hosseini to speak at Brenau

Because of intense public interest in the Brenau University appearance of best-selling novelist Khaled Hosseini, author of "The Kite Runner" and "A Thousand Splendid Suns," the university will open two additional venues for public access to Hosseini's presentation on Oct. 23.

October 16, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Banks having to foreclose on builder properties

While there have been a steady number of foreclosures on residential mortgages, in the last few months, an increasing number of banks have been foreclosing on properties owned by builders and developers.

October 16, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Meet your government: Oakwood’s streets and grounds keep public works director busy

OAKWOOD - An ever-growing city is keeping Jason Spencer on his toes.

October 16, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


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6th fire in 3 days blazes through vacant home

Hall firefighters responded to a residential fire early Sunday morning, making it the sixth blaze since Thursday night.

April 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Gas station on McEver Road robbed Sunday

Deputies were called to the scene of a gas station robbery Sunday afternoon.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gwinnett County youth dies after falling from moving vehicle

A 6-year-old Gwinnett County boy died Saturday from injuries sustained after being struck by a vehicle, according to Gwinnett County Police spokesman Sgt. Brian Doan.

April 14, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Class Notes: Students eligible for scholarships

Students from area high schools have until May 1 to apply for this year's Junior Achievement scholarship.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Smith only qualifier for Lula's special election

Just one person qualified last week for a special election next month to replace Norman Harrop on the Lula City Council.

April 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Women’s careers change slowly

Women have made strides in many career areas, but it's still tough to break into some, including science, technology, engineering and math.

April 12, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Fewer low-level offenders going to jail, statistics show

It may be too soon to tout a lowered re-offending rate or a quantifiable dollar amount saved to taxpayers, but a reverberation of statewide criminal justice reform is being noted by one local entity: the Hall County Correctional Institute.

April 12, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Brenau dedicates iconic fountain to longtime university supporter

The iconic fountain on Brenau University's front lawn is restored and now dedicated to one of Brenau's longtime figures.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Campaigns may rake up even more money under new rules

A recent Supreme Court ruling allows individuals to donate to any number of federal candidates they want and promises to pour millions more dollars into an election system already swamped in money.

April 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Animal shelter works to raise funds, awareness

Wagging tails, barking, laughter and smiles were found on the Gainesville square Saturday as the Hall County Animal Shelter held the first Mutts On Main fundraising event.

April 12, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Coinciding cleaning events beautify county

Under a clear weekend sky, volunteers on land and water did some spring cleaning to make Hall County a bit more pristine.

April 12, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Deal to sign criminal justice bill at Gainesville event

Gov. Nathan Deal will sign the third phase of his criminal justice reforms today at Antioch Baptist Church in Gainesville.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Fifth fire in 3 days destroys North Hall home

Fire destroyed a house Saturday afternoon, causing $150,000 in damage, not including the contents.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Shred Day raises money for Relay for Life

The Times held a Shred Day event Friday in Gainesville to benefit Hall County Relay for Life. The public was invited to bring their documents to be shredded and to offer a donation. The Times Relay for Life team also will host a community yard sale at The Times from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. April 26. Residents interested in participating can rent a space for $20, with proceeds from space rentals going to Relay. Participants will need to provide their own tables. For more information or to reserve a space for the yard sale, call Dana Erwin ...

April 12, 2014 | | Local


Fire destroys shop

A fire Friday night at a personal shop in the 5600 block of Raintree Trace caused $70,000 of damage to the structure and contents, authorities said.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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