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Lula officials hope new pump ends rain-induced sewage spills

Lula City Manager Dennis Bergin gets nervous every time it starts to rain.

December 08, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County set to alter school schedules

The Hall County Board of Education is on track to adopt a hybrid schedule next school year that would allow the system's high schools to operate with 35 fewer teachers. Hall Superintendent Will Schofield estimates the move will annually save the system between $2.5 million and $3 million.

December 08, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


SPLOST V collections near target

Despite the economic woes of the last year, SPLOST V collections were nearly on target.

December 07, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Deaton Creek helping sheriff’s office provide Christmas to needy

HOSCHTON - The Village at Deaton Creek homeowners hope to do their part in providing Christmas for needy families.

December 07, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man sought in Blairsville woman’s disappearance

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation wants the public's help in finding a man who may be involved in the August disappearance of a Blairsville woman.

December 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Red Cross: Give the gift of life by donating blood

During this season of giving, there's one gift that many people tend to overlook - blood donation.

December 07, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Sex ed course to be re-evaluated

A new sex education curriculum proposed for all elementary schoolers in Gainesville has caused too many parents and educators to blush, and the school board is prompting the district's Sex and AIDS Review Committee to re-evaluate the elementary curriculum it approved this spring.

December 07, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Public suggests renewing police accreditation

After two years in Gainesville, Daniel Duvall is here to stay.

December 07, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Love Lights raises $75,000 for hospice this year

Although the night air was chilling on Monday night, Hannah Langston was warmed from the inside as she stood outside the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

December 07, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


3 governors to talk water Dec. 15

The governors of Georgia, Alabama and Florida are all preparing to lend their voices to the tri-state water rights discussions.

December 07, 2009 | By Brandee A. Thomas and Melissa Weinman bthomas@gainesvilletimes.com | mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Hoschton woman convicted of fraud

ATLANTA - After a four-day trial and the jury's five-hour deliberation, a federal jury convicted Katherine Twigg, 48, of Hoschton on one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, and three counts of wire fraud.

December 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Images are burned into Pearl Harbor survivor's memory

JEFFERSON - Vernon Carter still remembers seeing the smiling face of a Japanese pilot as the attack on Pearl Harbor unfolded the morning of Dec. 7, 1941.

December 07, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Rainy weather expected to continue

If it seems like we've been getting more rain than usual for the past few months, it's not your imagination.

December 07, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


ACF basin group set to meet Thursday in Albany

Finding common ground is the mission of a group set to meet Thursday to discuss issues concerning the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin, an area that includes Lake Lanier.

December 06, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Motorcyclists brave cold for Secret Santa program

Bundled against the cold, with some wearing Santa hats and other festive garb, nearly 100 motorcyclists streamed down McEver Road on Sunday.

December 06, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Police: Flowery Branch man charged with snatching purse

A Flowery Branch man was charged with snatching a purse at a Gainesville gas station, according to police.

January 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Tourism industry at record levels in Hall

The economic impact of Hall County's tourism industry reached a record high of $282.9 million in 2014, according to the most recent report ...

January 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Cheer program treasurer accused of stealing funds

The treasurer of a junior cheer program in Hall County was charged with taking thousands of dollars from the program's fund.

January 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hear personal stories of housing struggles at Voices

Lisa Chester lived in and out of public housing growing up.

January 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Minority neighborhoods exist along clear lines in Hall

The streets are narrow in some of Gainesville's poorest neighborhoods. There are no traffic lights there, only stop signs and railroad crossings and dump ...

January 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man charged with murder of brother in South Forsyth

January 27, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Davis Middle School student wins Hall County Spelling Bee

Yared DeAnda, a 14-year-old eighth-grader at Davis Middle School, won the 2016 Hall County Spelling Bee.

January 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Public housing provides affordable homes, but hard environment

Public housing can seem like both a blessing and a curse to those who call the projects home.

January 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Residents share ideas, concerns for Flowery Branch at plan meeting

Revitalizing Flowery Branch's Old Town area is key to the future of the South Hall city, according to residents who attended a meeting Tuesday ...

January 26, 2016 | LeAnne Akin | Local


Relay for Life kicks off fundraising season

Leonardo da Vinci believed the color purple increased the power of meditation and thinking, and opera composer Richard Wagner called the color violet his inspiration.

January 26, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville officials hope to start work on ‘regional’ athletic complex

Gainesville recreation officials are ready to start developing their idea for a "regional" park complex. They have appropriated $450,000 for design work on the ...

January 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Sign-holding officers seek to cut down on texting and driving

Holding cardboard signs along E.E. Butler and Jesse Jewell parkways, Jessica Van and Drew Reed weren't looking for money.

January 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police investigate theft of thousands from auto dealership

The woman police had identified as a suspect in the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars from Carriage Nissan apparently killed herself Thursday as ...

January 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Juvenile law expert speaking Thursday at Lakeview

J. Tom Morgan, district attorney of DeKalb County for 12 years and a specialist in prosecuting crimes against children, will speak to parents and students ...

January 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Many local rental spaces leave residents frustrated with rundown conditions

While availability and cost impedes access to affordable housing, the poor physical condition of many units in Gainesville reveals the need to overhaul the existing ...

January 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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