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Rep. Rogers wants Hall County, Gainesville city schools to merge

Due to a bleak economic forecast and troubling budgetary issues on the local level, Rep. Carl Rogers proposed the Gainesville school system consider a merger with the Hall County school system.

September 29, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Coffee shop will be sweet spot in new Spout Springs library

Hall County's newest library is about to be the first in the county to feature an in-house coffee shop.

September 29, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ex-Hall County official now Forsyth's interim county manager

CUMMING - Forsyth County Commissioners voted 5-0 on Tuesday to elevate Doug Derrer to interim county manager.

September 29, 2008 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Getting a grasp on gas: Store owners dealing with profit losses

Under normal circumstances, it would take three days for the Chevron Food Mart at 1050 McEver Road to sell 1,200 gallons of gasoline.

September 29, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Enota school principal dreamed of pencils, highlighters as a kid

When Susan Culbreth was a kid, Christmas came in August.

September 29, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Three injured in North Hall wreck, lanes closed

Three people were injured in a two-car accident Thursday on Cleveland Highway south of Ga. 52.

September 29, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Thurmon Tanner work to go to contract Oct. 17

The construction contract on the long-awaited final leg of the Thurmon Tanner Parkway is set to be awarded Oct. 17 in Atlanta.

September 28, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


5 more students are arrested in vandalism case

The big mouths of teenagers accused of spray-painting graffiti at schools in a Gainesville-Hall North Hall rivalry helped land them in jail this week.

September 28, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Cagle says state needs $50 billion to build 4,000 miles of new roads

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle says Georgia needs 4,000 miles of new roads at a cost of $50 billion within 15 years.

September 28, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Proposed sales-tax projects presented in S. Hall

FLOWERY BRANCH - Hall County government officials laid out projects this morning under the next proposed sales-tax program to South Hall business and government leaders.

September 28, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


I-85/Ga. 316 to get HOV driving lanes

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to open new high-occupancy vehicle lanes at the Interstate 85/Ga. 316 interchange in Gwinnett County, starting late today.

September 28, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clean Air Act waiver could ease gas shortage

Hall County may have more gasoline in coming days, even if it is a little bit dirtier.

September 28, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Report: Number of sanctioned schools decreasing in Georgia

A new report shows the number of Georgia schools facing the stiffest sanctions under the federal No Child Left Behind law is decreasing, bucking a national trend.

September 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Flu shots available in October

The Hall County Health Department has scheduled flu shot clinics next month at several locations. Upcoming dates include:

Oct. 8: HealthSmart Expo, Georgia Mountains Center

September 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hospital poised to take over Hall County health clinic

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to vote Thursday on whether to lease part of the Hall County Health Department to Northeast Georgia Health System.

September 28, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


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Lula skips to phase 3 in downtown project

Lula is playing leapfrog as it prepares to open bids on the third phase of an effort to spruce up downtown.

August 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tour shows connection between farmers and UGA

New faculty with the University of Georgia stopped at Jaemor Farms on Monday as part of a statewide tour designed to illustrate the connections between university research and economic development in the state.

August 12, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall County moving forward on health clinic for workers

Hall County officials are finally moving forward on plans to turn the old East Hall library branch, shuttered as a result of budget cuts in July 2011, into a health clinic for employees.

August 11, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont day care reopening under new ownership

A Clermont day care building, where the owner and some employees are accused in the burning of an 18-month-old toddler, has been purchased and will reopen under a new name.

August 11, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Report: Child deaths in care of DFCS double last year's tally

The Northeast Georgia region tallied twice the number of child deaths in 2013 as the year before for those in the custody of the Division of Family and Children Services, fitting into trends seen statewide.

August 11, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


New school lunch menu is kid tested and approved

Recent changes in what's offered for lunch at school cafeterias hasn't fazed students, according to school officials.

August 11, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Georgia, Hall popular setting for film location scouts

From "Goosebumps" to "Hard Knocks," Hall County and the state of Georgia are setting the stage for Hollywood's pursuits year-round, putting $5.1 billion in the Georgia economy.

August 11, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


I-985 Exit 14 project closer to reality

After decades of planning efforts and pushing by officials, construction of a new interchange on Interstate 985 between Oakwood and Flowery Branch appears to be on a funding track.

August 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Forsyth officials continue probing death at the lake

NORTHEAST FORSYTH - Authorities continue to investigate the presumed drowning death of a 19-year-old man, whose body was found Thursday in Lake Lanier after two days of searching.

August 11, 2014 | BY CRYSTAL LEDFORD Times regional staff | Local


Class Notes: Hall principal visits Brazil

David Moody, principal of World Language Academy, is in Brazil as part of an administrator exchange program.

August 11, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall commissioners to review new park’s budget

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will meet today to discuss the project budget for Cherokee Bluffs Park.

August 11, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Cornelia woman convicted on bomb charges now arrested on drug charges

A Cornelia woman on probation after pleading guilty to federal firearms charges was arrested Saturday night in Flowery Branch on a multitude of charges.

August 10, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Lanier Islands Parkway district sinks

One year after gathering momentum, a push to create a self-taxing district along Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway in South Hall County has fizzled, with once-interested parties looking elsewhere for improvements along the busy strip.

August 10, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Refugee children land in Gainesville, Hall schools

Both Hall County and Gainesville school districts have enrolled new Central American refugee students this school year.

August 10, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Big wheels of fun

Air horns, diesel engines and an occasional siren out-blasted the amplified music Saturday in City Park as children climbed on trucks and heavy equipment at the 15th annual Touch a Truck event. Twenty-seven vehicles came this year and kid turnout was good, said Missy Bailey, recreation manager for Gainesville Parks and Recreation, sponsor of the free event. "Kids love a truck," Bailey said. "And if they can touch a truck and honk the horn ..." The annual event is an annual rite of passage for some parents. Brittany Peters of Gainesville had a group of kids in tow. "We've been ...

August 10, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


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