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Rabid skunk in North Hall is county's 15th case this year

The Gainesville-Hall County Animal Control Department today confirmed the county's 15th rabies case of the year involving a skunk in North Hall.

The rabid skunk came in contact with three dogs Monday in the Green Drive area. The animal was shipped the next day to the Georgia Public Health Lab-Virology Section in Decatur, where it was confirmed to be rabid.

August 20, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Bridge club members celebrate new location

The Lanierland Duplicate Bridge Club is holding a grand opening Sunday to celebrate its new building and introduce people to the game of bridge.

August 19, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Federal grants give boost to sidewalk plans

Thanks to $500,000 in promised federal funding, Gainesville's annual sidewalk expansion program has a leg to walk on around city schools.

August 19, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


New racetrack may be coming to Braselton

BRASELTON - Soon, Road Atlanta and Lanier National Speedway may not be the only places in Braselton to see a good car race.

August 19, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Most of Georgia's counties are 'distressed'

Dawson County's Local Option Sales-Tax collections are down by 20 percent; its planning and zoning fee revenues are down by 50 percent; officials cut more than $4 million out of the county budget; and commissioners are considering furlough days for county employees. But it's not economically distressed.

August 19, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Teen dies after Tuesday wreck

A 16-year-old girl involved in a multiple-vehicle crash Tuesday in Gainesville has died, a family member said.

August 19, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Flowery Branch adopts new, 'cleaned up' alcohol ordinance

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch City Council voted Wednesday to fuse together a series of older, alcohol beverage-related ordinances into one law.

August 19, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


One injured in Dawsonville Highway wreck

A Georgia State patrolman works the scene of a Dawsonville Highway wreck involving a passenger car and a tractor trailer blocking traffic in the westbound lanes Wednesday afternoon. Traffic in the westbound lanes was detoured to Jay Mountain Road to get past the scene. One person was injured, though not seriously, in the wreck, which happened at about 1:45 p.m near Deepwater Drive.

August 19, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Court documents: Spell stole $16 million, not $60 million

Wendell Spell is no Bernie Madoff, his lawyer says.

August 19, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Brenau's newest students move in

Some 300 new Brenau University students from across the country and around the world started moving onto campus Wednesday to get settled in before they start cracking the books on Monday.

August 19, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Officials want to consolidate Flowery Branch alcohol laws

Over the years, Flowery Branch passed an array of alcohol-related laws that, today, could be merged to form one document that, city officials hope, will be easier for the public to grasp and the city to administer.

August 18, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Seniors missing school tax break

A misunderstanding has left some Hall County seniors upset to learn they can no longer apply for a tax exemption.

August 18, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville mayor seeks input on annexation plans

Gainesville Mayor Myrtle Figueras wants residents concerned about a proposed annexation of "island" properties to take their questions to the city's staff.

August 18, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Trial starts for woman accused in embezzlement

Managers at Gainesville transmission maker ZF Industries considered Charlotte Jo Baghose a dedicated, hardworking and diligent employee of 20 years.

August 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Forsyth County deputy who shot suspect is on leave

CUMMING - A suspected bank robber was killed Monday in what authorities say was the first shooting involving a Forsyth County sheriff's deputy since 2006.

August 18, 2009 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


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Local leaders make case to keep Hall road planning district intact

Hall County is far from a bedroom county.

August 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Image Boutique expands to Gainesville square

In the weeks leading up to the start of the school year, young women filed in and out of Image Boutique, the newest store on ...

August 14, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville School Board takes no action on Creel’s contract at retreat

Nearly two hours of a closed meeting Saturday led to no action on Gainesville schools Superintendent Wanda Creel's contract, but the board issued a ...

August 13, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Dressed to kill, aimed to heal: Hope and Healing gala funds family service needs

The ninth annual Gala for Hope and Healing benefitting the Children's Center for Hope and Healing was a scene straight from the Roaring '20s ...

August 13, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Search continues for missing male on Lake Lanier

The search effort for a man missing on Lake Lanier since Friday continued Saturday night, officials said.

August 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Night of Awareness event offers aid to hungry children, sex trade workers

The third annual Night of Awareness event was held Saturday, at First Baptist Church to support the SS Revolution Ministries and to help raise money ...

August 13, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Child transported to hospital after vehicle crashes into home in East Hall

A vehicle crashing into a home overnight Saturday in East Hall County sent a child to the hospital with injuries and caused extensive damage to ...

August 13, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville Police to offer active shooter response seminar

Following some high-profile shooting events around the country, Gainesville Police will host a civilian response seminar Wednesday on how to respond in these dangerous situations.

August 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Residents can share a cage with sheltered pets at Humane Society fundraiser

Have you ever wanted to see your friends, family or community leaders locked in a cage for hours on end? Thanks to the Humane Society ...

August 13, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


SLIDESHOW: Making a big splash for domestic violence victims

More than 100 people came out Friday to the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center in Gainesville for the Family Splash Bash, a fundraiser for the Gateway ...

August 12, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Police release clothing description connected to bones found along I-985

Gwinnett County Police on Friday released information about clothing connected to a woman's skull and bones found July 29 along Interstate 985 in Buford.

August 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


10 arrested during undercover prostitution, drug investigation

Ten arrests were made by the Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad Thursday during an undercover prostitution and drug investigation.

August 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Victims from Wednesday's fatal wreck identified as North Carolina residents

The two people who died in a wreck Wednesday morning on Interstate 85 were from Lincolnton, N.C., the Georgia State Patrol said in an ...

August 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


‘We’re all behind her:’ Chestatee High watches, celebrates Jenny Arthur’s Olympic moment

Students at Chestatee High School spent the last hour of the school day Friday on the edge of their seats in front of screens throughout ...

August 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall, Gainesville government merger will appear on fall ballot

Residents across Hall County will be asked on Election Day whether they want a study conducted to determine the cost and feasibility of consolidating local ...

August 11, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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