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State water task force considered a good idea

It is not certain who will serve on Gov. Sonny Perdue's water contingency task force, but some officials say its creation is a step in the right direction.

September 30, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Market to plant seed for political chats

Jaemor Farms Market is trading in peaches for politics this evening as it holds the first of several town-hall style meetings.

September 30, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Burn ban ends as October begins

Feel the chill? Leave that sweater in the closet - it's bonfire season again.

September 30, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Weather again delays I-985 project

Maybe it was a jinx of some kind.

September 30, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Action, banter in ‘Robin Hood’ aim to please whole family

When you hear the shrill "ting!" of swords in the new WonderQuest production of "Robin Hood," that's not a well-cued sound effect.

September 30, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


Three shows start at local high schools

Students at a few area high schools will soon be taking audiences on three very different journeys.

September 30, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Settlement reached in fatal fall

Charles "Chuck" Frissell was being the gentlemen he always was in the accident that claimed his life.

September 30, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


More charges in Avita case

Authorities believe the former volunteer coach of a high school dance team was embezzling money from the nonprofit agency where she worked in order to pay club dues and recreation fees for dozens of students, including her daughters.

September 30, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


McEver Road work closes West Hall street

Road work on McEver Road at Chamblee Road in West Hall will close Allen Circle to through traffic until 3 today, Hall County officials said this morning.

September 30, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall schools recognized for test achievement

State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox announced nine Hall County schools won the second annual Superintendent's Distinguished Achievement Award.

September 29, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Teachers’ paychecks hit by pay cuts, furloughs

Mimi Mathis, a school counselor at McEver Elementary, will collect a smaller paycheck today. So will most teachers in Georgia.

September 29, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Graveside vigil marks 10 years

Balloons floated into the sky with personal messages for Elaine Nix as the sun set Tuesday night at Memorial Park Cemetery, 10 years after the East Hall teen was found dead.

September 29, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Skate park designer wants to hear kids’ ideas

Renowned skate park designer Wally Hollyday came to Chestatee Middle School on Tuesday to hear from local skaters about what they want in the upcoming Cool Springs park.

September 29, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Governor forms water task force

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Tuesday the creation of a task force to develop water contingency plans across the state.

September 29, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville doesn’t like water authority plan

Gainesville officials aren't keen on joining the "North Hall Water Authority" proposed by Hall County, but have agreed to meet with county officials before moving forward with the construction of the Cedar Creek Reservoir.

September 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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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


Badge & Bar: North Hall student indicted in alleged bomb threat

A North Hall High School senior was indicted on June 11 for his alleged threat at the school in February.

June 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Sugar Hill Elementary educates, entertains during summer school

At Sugar Hill Elementary School, summer school is more than remedial classes. It also includes hands-on workshops with Home Depot, lessons from historical re-enactors and visits from the Hall County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit.

June 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Cook Out coming to Oakwood

Cook Out Restaurants is expanding in Hall County, adding an Oakwood location that also will serve as a regional payroll operation.

June 17, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chick-fil-A opens to large crowds

Opening day at the relocated Chick-fil-A on Dawsonville Highway was met with an overwhelming response Wednesday.

June 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


‘Speed likely a factor’ in motorcycle wreck

After flipping her motorcycle in a high speed crash on Browns Bridge Wednesday, a motorcyclist was transported via ambulance to Northeast Georgia Medical Center-Gainesville.

June 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville school officials, stakeholders discuss strengths, weaknesses

Gainesville parents, school officials, principals and administrators old and new met in the choir room at the Gainesville High School Performing Arts Center, pulling their chairs into a circle to discuss what's going on in city schools.

June 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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