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Gainesville may raise water fees

Gainesville Public Utilities Department is considering new service charges and raising existing ones following an analysis of the department's cost of service and months of declining revenue.

March 28, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Families struggle to pay for school lunches

The struggles many families are having during this troubled economy have trickled down to the contents of little Suzie and Bobby's lunchboxes.

March 28, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Sheriff should have new HQ, precinct by 2012

Hall County Sheriff's officials will get a new $10 million headquarters paid for with local sales tax money in the next few years, but it's the addition of a much smaller south end precinct that will go further toward Sheriff Steve Cronic's goal of decentralizing his department's operations.

March 28, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Ethics board rejects complaint over Cagle’s old corporation

The State Ethics Commission has rejected a complaint filed against Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle.

March 28, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Expect more rain, possible storms today

Thursday and Friday, Northeast Georgia saw plenty of rain.

March 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville, Hall at odds over jail contract

The Gainesville City Council is refuting comments made by Hall County Commission Chairman Tom Oliver to The Times regarding an agreement for the city to purchase the old county jail on Main Street.

March 28, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


36 may not be offered contracts with Gainesville schools

Gainesville schools may not offer contracts to 24 part-time employees and 12 noncertified teachers for the 2009-10 school year.

March 28, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall County school system may cut salaries

Hall County schools Superintendent Will Schofield informed system employees Friday they should brace for an estimated 2 percent to 3 percent salary cut next year because of state revenue shortfalls.

March 28, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville schools opt out of TAD deal with city

Despite Gainesville officials' prodding, the city school board signed a resolution Friday stating it will not be able to contribute taxpayer funds to a proposed tax allocation district due to the economic recession and dwindling state education funds.

March 28, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Covington and Winder bid farewell to their troops

Rainy weather couldn't dampen the spirits of family members, friends and well-wishers who turned out Friday to say goodbye to members of the Georgia National Guard's 48th Brigade.

March 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


WWII vet Autry honored for work in poultry industry

In his years as a USDA poultry inspector, Asa Autry was a circuit rider.

March 27, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hundreds seek summer jobs at Lake Lanier Islands Resort

BUFORD - A steady drizzle was not enough to keep hundreds of applicants away from a summer job fair Friday at Lake Lanier Islands Resort.

March 27, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Local students chosen for Honors Program event

Several local students have been invited to participate in the Governor's Honors Program at Valdosta State University on June 14 through July 25.

March 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Earth Hour: Lights out to conserve energy

Tonight, millions of people worldwide will turn off their lights for an hour, to demonstrate their commitment to energy efficiency.

March 27, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Hall’s STAR student advances to state banquet

Hall County STAR student Matthew Olson will advance to the state STAR student banquet on April 22 in Atlanta.

March 27, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Jackson inmate took truck keys from shop, warden says

Inmate Michael Lillibridge got the keys to a Jackson County government-owned truck and drove away from a work detail, according to Jackson County Correctional Institute Warden Johnny Weaver.

May 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County remembers Kelly Nash

Alan Nash caught a glimpse of the plaque for his late son's memorial, a sign to stand before Kelly Nash's bench at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County.

May 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Final members of SPLOST citizens committee nominated

Gainesville City Council is poised to approve three nominations to the first-ever citizens committee overseeing how special purpose local option sales tax revenue is spent.

May 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall Chamber celebrates businesses, volunteers, leaders at annual gala

What sets Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce apart from the rest?

May 14, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Police: Drugs man gave friend weren’t oxycodone but something much stronger

Pills sold between two friends, according to a Gainesville Police investigator, led to one 23-year-old's death.

May 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


New rate offered to Gainesville-based Red Oak Sanitation

It is unclear whether a private trash collection service operating in Flowery Branch and unincorporated Hall County will accept a newly proposed discounted rate to dispose at the Candler Road landfill.

May 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Escaped Jackson County inmate back in custody

A statewide lookout ended around 8 p.m. Thursday for an inmate from Jackson County who escaped from a work crew.

May 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Man accused of driving toward deputy arrested in Flowery Branch

May 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


King’s Hawaiian cancels celebration event

The scheduled celebration for a new plant at the current King's Hawaiian Bakery Southeast in Flowery Branch was canceled due to the timing of a bird flu outbreak that has now affected more than 33 million turkeys, chickens and ducks in at least a dozen states.

May 14, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


5K benefits 1-year-old being treated for eye cancer

Asher Rock is a lively 1-year-old boy who loves blowing kisses and playing with his "Percy the Small Engine" model train.

May 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


TAD funds approved for real estate, construction business

The Tax Allocation District Advisory Committee recommended Wednesday that Owens Management Group receive $17,500 in funds to renovate and convert a residential home into an office space for its real estate investment company and light-construction business.

May 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Free meals will be available for children in summer

Many children are reasonably well-fed from August to May - eating hot, balanced breakfast and lunch at school Monday through Friday.

May 13, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Slippery slope concerns arise as Hall officials debate trash dumping rate

Concerns about setting a bad precedent have given pause to some Hall County officials over whether to approve a discounted rate for a private trash collection service to dispose at the Candler Road landfill.

May 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Tri-state group OKs water management plan for basin

A private tri-state water group has settled in six years what remains a thorny issue for Georgia, Florida and Alabama after 20 years - the sharing of waters in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basin.

May 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Major companies moving away from antimicrobial use in chickens

Nick Ball says putting antibiotics in poultry is "putting bandaids over bulletholes."

May 13, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


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