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Area communities given federal grant money

Several Northeast Georgia communities have been selected U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant recipients.

September 14, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


DOT says options not good if transportation tax fails

OAKWOOD ­- Todd Long asked and answered the question in the same breath.

September 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corps says no to water supply in its manual

Leaning on a July 2009 federal judge's ruling, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers doesn't plan to address water supply in Lake Lanier as part of its update of the water control manual for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin.

September 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Accident ties up Ga. 365 northbound

An accident before 6:30 p.m. today tied up traffic along Ga. 365 northbound, officials said.

September 14, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


New program allows YMCA to help more kids

A new program at the J.A. Walters YMCA could help decrease the high school dropout rate and the percentage of childhood obesity in Hall County.

September 14, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Cedar Creek talks continue despite mediation delays

Gainesville and Hall County plan to continue in the spirit of mediation over the Cedar Creek Reservoir despite a likely decision to delay the official process until the first of the year.

September 14, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Candidates challenge Hall board's closed discussion

Commission hopefuls Scott Gibbs and Craig Lutz are challenging the Hall County Board of Commissioners' move to authorize $3 million in sales tax dollars toward the Glades Reservoir project.

September 14, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Area schools see mixed results on SAT

Hall County Schools saw a slight gain while Gainesville City Schools saw a decrease in average SAT scores, which were released Monday.

September 14, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


New golf carts roll out at Gainesville's Chattahoochee Golf Course

The fleet has arrived.

September 14, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall Schools OKs funding for AP exams

Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield has good news for students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses - they'll get a financial break on their AP exams.

September 13, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Road’s completion makes timing right for Oakwood to push for development, officials say

Oakwood should seize the planned Dec. 31 completion of a four-lane parkway as an opportunity to ramp up economic development efforts, city officials said Monday.

September 13, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man recovering from Sunday boating incident

Two boats collided on Lake Lanier on Sunday, throwing one driver into the water and leaving his boat for someone to catch.

September 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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September 13, 2010 | Michael Beard | Local


Worker treated for smoke inhalation

A Milliken worker was treated for smoke inhalation when cotton burned at the New Holland plant Monday morning.

September 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Flu shots ready as season nears

Flu season is still a month or two away, but health officials are encouraging people to start getting vaccines now.

September 12, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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‘Alpine coaster’ gets Helen’s OK, could open later this year

Development of a proposed "alpine coaster" can move forward now that the Helen City Commission has given its approval.

January 04, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Braving the storm: Winter weather tips, contact info

When winter weather hits North Georgia, the proper preparation can help get you through the storm and stay warm and safe. Follow these tips:

January 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Jan. 24 deadline set for Georgia, Florida to settle water wars dispute

A Jan. 24 deadline has been set for Georgia and Florida to try again to settle a U.S. Supreme Court dispute over water consumption ...

January 04, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Planning board OKs cable, storage business plans

The Hall County Planning Commission has recommended approval for a fiber optic cable company's plans to open for business at the former Georgia Department ...

January 03, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


1-year-old litter trap on Flat Creek doing better than expected

When Gainesville and Hall County teamed up to install the Bandalong Litter Trap on Flat Creek in December 2015, officials weren't really sure how ...

January 03, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Year’s DUI arrests up from last holiday

Law enforcement patrolling the streets over the New Year's holiday made 17 DUI arrests, according to the Hall County jail log.

January 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Almost $21K of meth found in diaper bag near infant

Authorities say two Gainesville parents tried to hide $20,900 of methamphetamine and needles in a diaper bag with their 4-month-old child in their car.

January 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Dog rescued from Murrayville well

When Hall County Fire Services Lt. Nathan Crowe ascended on a rope pulley with a dog in his arms, Carolyn Smith said her "prayers were ...

January 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Mercer takes over as Gainesville City Schools board chairman

Elected school officials in Gainesville started the new year by shuffling leadership roles.

January 03, 2017 | Carlos Galarza-Veve | Local


Immigrants who challenged in-state tuition policy win case

Some students at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus celebrated Tuesday after a judge ruled the Georgia university system must allow immigrants to ...

January 03, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Search intensifies for Gainesville superintendent

Gainesville school board members are wasting little time turning their attention to what new Chairman Brett Mercer calls their No. 1 priority - hiring a new ...

January 03, 2017 | Carlos Galarza-Veve | Local


National Bank of Georgia now part of Atlanta-based State Bank Financial

Athens-based The National Bank of Georgia, which has a Gainesville office, is now part of State Bank Financial Corporation of Atlanta.

January 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Man accused of shooting dog with air rifle

A Gainesville man is accused of shooting a 10-pound Chihuahua with an air rifle, wounding the animal.

January 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County gets bond rating boost

Hall County's bond rating has been upgraded to AA from AA- following a clean audit report released last month.

January 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


YMCA works to make wellness easy

Change is hard.

January 03, 2017 | Shannon Casas | Local


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