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Hall County Commissioners to discuss funding regional group

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will discuss how to handle the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission's request for more money at its Thursday board meeting.

July 20, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Visitor ‘arrested’ for eating chicken with fork

Ginny Dietrick fought the law Monday. But this time, she won.

July 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall school system increases security measures

In the wake of the vandalism of 14 Hall County school buses last week, the school system has hired night guards and rearranged security cameras to ward off further crime.

July 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville almost finished with waterline upgrades

The Gainesville Public Utilities Department is closer to reaching its goal of replacing all of the city's old water pipes.

July 20, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Residents speak out against Price Road project

A large group of North Hall residents came to the Hall County Planning Commission meeting Monday clad in red to support preserving their rural way of life.

July 20, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Enforcing license requirements boosts Jefferson’s budget

Keeping a closer eye on businesses that violate local ordinances has helped the city of Jefferson improve its bottom line.

July 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Ruling that limits water withdrawal stuns supporters of Lake Lanier

Area lake advocates expressed shock and disappointment Monday over a federal judge's ruling last week that the withdrawal of drinking water was not the primary force in Lake

July 20, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Camp, Hall of Famer team up for kids with special needs

Evan Siver rounds first base, stomps on second, storms past third and zooms toward home plate as dozens of peers cheer him on.

July 20, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Live-in boyfriend charged in death of special needs child, 6

CUMMING - Forsyth County sheriff's investigators have charged a 20-year-old man in the beating death of a 6-year-old special needs child.

July 20, 2009 | By Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Local


Moonwalk Memories | JIM BLAHNIK: Helped prepare for flight contingencies

In 1969, the U.S. government wanted to take three men, strap them into a 363-foot-tall rocket filled with almost a million gallons of fuel and send them to the moon.

July 20, 2009 | By Melissa Weinman The Times | Local


Boating party doubles in size at Lake Lanier

BUFORD - Ten feet higher, 200 more boats.

July 20, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Missing airplane found, pilot dead

The wreckage of a missing plane containing the body of the pilot was located late Sunday afternoon in a rugged area of the mountains of North Carolina.

July 20, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Hall County native settling in as Oakwood city clerk

OAKWOOD - Tangee Puckett has gone from potty business to city business, and so far she has liked the transition.

July 19, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Downtown Jefferson offers a $25 deal: Dinner, a play, then dessert

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson Community Theatre group has turned their inaugural performance into a true community affair.

July 19, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Jackson County school system facing $1.6 million debt

JEFFERSON - The Jackson County School System will be heading toward the new school year with a little more than $1 million in debt, according to school financial officials.

July 19, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


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Jobless rate rises to 5.1 percent in metro Gainesville

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate took a bump up for the first time this year in May, rising to to 5.1 percent from 4.7 percent in April, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.

June 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lanier Tech program to help students receive help with diplomas

Jessica Lee is working on a degree so she can better support her 8-year-old son Ethan.

June 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Wrigley to add 155 jobs at Flowery Branch plant

A group watched as cinderblock-sized hunks of gum inched along a conveyer belt before being pressed into sheets and sent down the line. There was mint in the air - a lot of it - and the unaccustomed eyes of visitors watered with the scent of Wrigley's gum.

June 24, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Quinlan campers paint ‘art car’

Some summer campers are taking part in a unique experience this year by painting and repainting an "art car."

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Badge & Bar: Judge denies man’s request to dismiss charges in homeless attacks

Hall County Superior Court Judge Andrew Fuller denied a Gainesville man's request to dismiss charges for two alleged attacks on homeless people.

June 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hobby Lobby coming to Gainesville

Hobby Lobby is set to open a new store in Gainesville. Construction has begun on the 55,000-square-foot building at 1146 Dawsonville Highway NW near Ahaluna Drive in North Lake Square.

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Reports of rabid coyote in Gainesville

The Gainesville Police Department is warning the public about a possible rabid coyote.

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Charitable fund set up in honor of Gus Whalen

A fund has been set up in memory of business and civic leader Gus Whalen, who died Sunday.

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Local AME church hosts vigil for Charleston shooting victims

While the destructive actions of one person can upset a nation, local residents sought to show that the unifying action of prayer is a more powerful force than any individual.

June 24, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Flowery Branch approves zoning for fireworks sales

Flowery Branch City Council members approved an ordinance Wednesday clarifying where certain fireworks sales establishments can hold business, but it wasn't without some reluctance.

June 24, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


North Forsyth woman arrested for Sunday’s hit-and-run incident

June 24, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


New, wider Clarks Bridge opens

The resurgent Lake Lanier Olympic Venue now has a shiny new bridge on its doorstep.

June 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students in summer class at UNG for high school credit

While other kids their age enjoy time by the pool or engage in other summertime fun, 88 students participating in the Steps to College program are spending their summer hitting the books as a part of an enrichment program at the Gainesville campus of the University of North Georgia.

June 23, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Police: Elderly man in electric scooter, others arrested in alleged Wal-Mart TV theft

An elderly man on an electric scooter allegedly aided two other suspects in stealing a 50-inch flat screen television from Wal-Mart early Monday, Oakwood Police said.

June 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Free meals will still be available at some schools through July

June is coming to a close, and so are many lunchrooms in Hall County and Gainesville schools.

June 23, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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