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Commissioners say they acted quickly in fear of leak about firings

Moves to remove top Hall County administrators began after the three commissioners involved in the shake-up feared a leak to the media from Gov.-elect Nathan Deal's office.

January 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Graves introduces legislation as Congress reconvenes

After being sworn into the 112th Congress, U.S. Rep. Tom Graves introduced his first bill of the new session, which is an act to de-authorize appropriations for national health care.

January 05, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Chamber sees bright spots in 2011

As the economy slowly recovers nationwide, Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce officials are seeing positive signs locally for 2011.

January 05, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Transportation ‘roundtable’ takes first major step to 2012 tax vote

DAHLONEGA - A newly formed regional transportation group took a major step Wednesday night toward a 2012 vote on a 1-cent sales tax for road projects.

January 05, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Commission trio forces 4 Hall officials to resign

Four of Hall County's top administrators were forced to resign Wednesday, and Hall County commissioners will vote on their interim replacements tonight.

January 05, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Man to face charges after hospital release

The man accused of fleeing police and crashing his car into a telephone pole late Monday will face charges related to a convenience store robbery and attempted getaway once he recovers from his injuries, police said.

January 05, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Hall schools get state recognition

Two schools in Hall County were recognized with state awards for high test scores this week.

January 05, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


UGA determining cause of mysterious bird deaths in South

Birds that mysteriously fell recently from the sky in Arkansas and Louisiana have made their way to Athens where University of Georgia staff are trying to figure out what caused their deaths.

January 05, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Gainesville takes down Christmas decorations

It's always faster to take down the Christmas tree than to put it up.

January 05, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville city schools open enrollment is from Monday to Feb. 16

Gainesville City Schools registration for 2011-2012 begins Monday for kindergarten and new students in grades first through eighth. Registration will be held at Woods Mill Academy, 715 Woods Mill Road, Gainesville.

January 05, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Truck wrecks, spilling load of live chickens

For most of Wednesday, drivers were detoured around the scene of an accident on Ga. 60/Thompson Bridge Road involving an overturned truck carrying a full load of chickens.

January 05, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


2 residents escape burning mobile home, treated for smoke inhalation

Two people were treated for smoke inhalation Wednesday morning after escaping a mobile home blaze in the 2800 block of Jack Bryant Circle in East Hall County.

January 05, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville council gives initial OK to Mundy Mill apartments

The Mundy Mill development along Mountain View and Old Oakwood roads needs help getting back on track, local developers told Gainesville City Council members who were receptive to a new plan Tuesday night.

January 05, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gibbs sworn in as Hall County commissioner

Scott Gibbs rounded out the new faces on the Hall County Board of Commissioners as he was sworn into his new position Tuesday morning.

January 05, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Flowery Branch city manager resigning

Flowery Branch City Manager Bill Andrew plans to resign from his job effective Thursday.

January 05, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Authorities respond to vehicle in Lake Lanier; no people believed to have been in car

Hall County Fire Services responded Thursday to a vehicle submerged in a Lake Lanier cove, and a dive team was dispatched to search for potential ...

September 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch OKs tax allocation district money for downtown stormwater work

Flowery Branch committed $605,000 Thursday night to stormwater improvements around the planned City Hall.

September 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Halftime Heroes: Director leads Riverside Military Academy band into new era

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Stephen Giove remembers, as a child in Hollywood, Fla., regular parades through the city put on by a local military academy.

September 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 Times staffers earn SNPA video, photo honors

Two staff members of The Times earned awards at the annual Southern Newspaper Publishers Association's News Industry Summit in Sarasota, Fla.

September 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Oakwood scouting locations for electric car charging station

Oakwood hopes to follow in the footsteps of other communities, including Gainesville, by setting up an electric car charging station.

September 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


United Way leads new effort to fight poverty in Hall

For the more than 32,000 Hall County residents living in poverty, and the countless more teetering on the brink, just knowing who to ask ...

September 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Murder trial testimony: Suspect left for Mexico after stabbing

Witnesses testifying in a murder trial Wednesday morning told the jury about Ofelia Barrera-Rodriguez's movements and comments in the days after the death of ...

September 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local




Hall firefighter raising money for another Louisiana flood relief trip

A Hall County firefighter who is originally from Louisiana went back to his hometown of Central to help flood victims last month. Now Lt. Damon ...

September 14, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


IRS to add staff at Gainesville office

Staffing shortages at a Gainesville taxpayer assistance office will be remedied next month, according to an announcement from the Internal Revenue Service.

September 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lawsuit: Georgia voter registration process violates the law

A federal lawsuit claims Georgia's voter registration process violates the Voting Rights Act and has prevented tens of thousands of people from being able ...

September 14, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Millie’s opens temporary location on Thompson Bridge Road after fire

It's still overwhelming for June Kinsey to think about all the community support she has received in the five-plus weeks since an Aug. 9 ...

September 14, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Search continues for UGA student missing on Lake Lanier

Search efforts continued Wednesday for a 19-year-old University of Georgia student who went missing while kayaking on Lake Lanier last week.

September 14, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


WomenSource’s annual Power of the Purse draws crowd

A neurosurgeon, a single mother, a nurse and a high school student walked a catwalk Tuesday evening at the Chattahoochee Country Club.

September 14, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Prosecutors describe 'grisly, ghastly, horrific' crime as murder trial begins

Two storylines emerged Tuesday morning as attorneys laid out how Iris Romero-Banegas, 43, was stabbed repeatedly.

September 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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