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Flowery Branch plans for the ‘gem’ of South Hall

The Flowery Branch City Council will hold a public hearing this evening to get resident input on the first draft of the tax allocation district plan that seeks to make the growing city the "gem of South Hall."

November 19, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


New Jackson County manager starts work today

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners hired a new manager Wednesday morning, who started work today.

November 19, 2007 | Nikki Young Times regional staff | Local


Making ends meet tough?

Prices are skyrocketing, especially for the two things we can't avoid buying: fuel and food. Many people have been hurt by the real estate slump, and the drought has slashed income for people whose jobs depend on water.

November 19, 2007 | | Local


DOT announces Thanksgiving updates

After months of construction, the new Sardis Road-Dawsonville Highway intersection opened Wednesday for use.

November 19, 2007 | | Local


United Way passes halfway point

GAINESVILLE - United Way of Hall County is more than halfway to its annual campaign goal of $2.07 million.

November 19, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Gainesville names new planning director

Rusty Ligon has been named Gainesville's planning director, according to Gainesville City Manager Bryan Shuler.

November 19, 2007 | | Local


Times’ photographer to accompany humanitarians on visit to Vietnam

Nine Gainesville residents are taking their mission work to Vietnam today, and The Times' photographer Robin Michener Nathan will travel to the country to take shots of the humanitarians in action.

November 19, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Poultry officials discuss water conservation

ATHENS -- An official of the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association said water conservation in the poultry industry has taken on a new importance because of the drought.

Alling H. Yancy, vice president of food safety and production programs for the association, was among those attending a water conservation workshop sponsored by the Georgia Poultry Federation and the University of Georgia.

November 19, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Arrest made in game of 'chicken' case

A Gainesville man who police say eluded capture for two days after playing a high-speed game of "chicken" with a Gwinnett County officer was arrested Tuesday night in Oakwood.

November 19, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Salaries growing for college presidents

GAINESVILLE - College presidents are getting healthy raises, and a dozen at private universities earn $1 million or more including benefits, according to a new survey published Monday.

November 19, 2007 | | Local


Second suspect arrested in robbery; third suspect sought

Gainesville police have arrested a second suspect in Monday night's armed robbery of a convenience store and are seeking a third suspect.

November 19, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Cathy Cox to students: Don't let career 'stick' you

Former Georgia Secretary of State Cathy Cox told Brenau Academy students on Wednesday to choose a profession that will be interesting and rewarding.

November 19, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Advocacy group jumps on pile

The Lake Lanier Association is planning to take legal action against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over the lake's sinking water level.

Val Perry, vice president of the lake advocacy group, said the association feels left out of the legal battle between the corps and the governors of Georgia, Florida and Alabama.

November 19, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Civic groups welcome sandwich mogul

Truett Cathy enjoys speaking about his hardscrabble upbringing in Atlanta, even though he now is listed on Forbes magazine's list of the richest Americans.

November 18, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Northeast Georgial Medical Center in favor of residencies

The president of Northeast Georgia Medical Center spoke in favor of the University of Georgia's partnership with Medical College of Georgia to build a medical school in Athens, and touted the Gainesville hospital as a prime physician training ground.

Jim Gardner, president and chief executive officer of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, told state legislators of his enthusiasm and support of a new medical school at Tuesday's Medical Education Study Committee Hearing at the University of Georgia.

November 18, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Valentine’s Day murder conviction appealed to Georgia Supreme Court

The attorney for the go-between in a Valentine's Day murder-for-hire scheme argued for an appeal Monday on the grounds of unlawfully obtained and unsuppressed phone records.

September 09, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Michelle Obama stumps for Nunn in US Senate race

ATLANTA - First lady Michelle Obama debuted on the 2014 campaign trail Monday in Georgia, where Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is working to pick up a key seat for Democrats.

September 09, 2014 | By Christina A. Cassidy Associated Press | Local


US Senate candidates spar over immigration

Politics appear to be at the heart of President Barack Obama's decision last week to delay unspecified executive action on immigration until after the November mid-term elections.

September 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chick-fil-A director, customers reminisce about S. Truett Cathy

Area Chick-fil-A customers on Monday remembered Chick-fil-A's founder for his business model and personal values. S. Truett Cathy died early Monday morning at 93.

September 09, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall looks to buy new firetruck

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is set to approve about $1 million in spending on Thursday for the purchase of a new firetruck with an aerial platform.

September 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall business code changes still in contention

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is still considering revisions to the business license code months after changes were first proposed.

September 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lula plans for the end of SPLOST

Lula is developing a backup plan in case Hall County's special purpose local option sales tax is not extended after it expires next year.

September 09, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school system considers going charter

The Hall County School District is hoping to become a charter system next year, but it's a decision that hinges on the Georgia Department of Education's interpretation of just what a charter system is.

September 09, 2014 | | Local


State board member to address Common Core standards in Gainesville

A public hearing is set for tonight in Gainesville on Common Core standards in Georgia schools.

September 09, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


The Local Agenda: Planning board to hear request for brewery today

Pap Datta hopes to turn Gainesville into the next hub of the craft beer industry, and he will ask the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board tonight to rezone a brick warehouse along Maple Street, near Wild Wing Café, so he can launch Left Nut Brewing Co.

September 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


NY Times reporter comments on beheadings of journalists

Reporters covering dangerous areas of the world go through special training before they start working their first story overseas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times investigative reporter told a Gainesville audience Monday.

September 08, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia ethics commission fires director

September 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Hall may play role in future passenger rail

Gainesville-Hall County figures prominently in passenger and commuter rail proposals in the Georgia Department of Transportation's new long-range rail plan.

September 08, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Two camping hot spots open this winter

Those who enjoy cool weather camping can rejoice: The Army Corps of Engineers plans to have two of its Lake Lanier campgrounds open through March.

September 08, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school board raises superintendent's pay

Whenever the Hall County Board of Education has tried to give a bonus to Superintendent Will Schofield in recent years, he has turned it down.

September 08, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


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