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Eyes on the Road: Citizens group wants parking additions to new trail

A transportation citizens advisory group is recommending that parking be added to each end of a segment of the Central Hall Multi-Use Trail now under construction.

May 05, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


At-large voting resurfaces as campaign issue in upcoming council elections

Challenges to Gainesville's at-large voting system emerged in earnest a quarter-century ago, with fervor about the issue coming and going with election seasons.

May 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville Council sets tax rates, moving forward on budget

Gainesville City Council unanimously OK'd property tax rates for the 2016 fiscal year, which begins July 1, at its meeting Tuesday night.

May 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville Ninth Grade Center will give school face-lift

Gainesville High School will open its ninth grade center to students in the fall, and the older campus it's moving to will get a new look with it.

May 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Area prepares for National Day of Prayer

Multiple options are available locally for those wishing to mark the 64th annual National Day of Prayer with other people of faith.

May 05, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Georgia Chamber leader talks past, future at local breakfast

Georgia Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Chris Clark told a packed house of local business leaders Tuesday that the organization has been working on behalf of entrepreneurs for 100 years.

May 05, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Man injured when load shifts, garbage truck overturns

A garbage truck driver was injured and transported to the hospital Tuesday morning after his truck rolled onto its side as he turned right onto Queen City Parkway from Aviation Boulevard, according to Sgt. Anthony Coleman of the Georgia State Patrol.

May 05, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville woman missing since March

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is looking for a woman last seen in March.

May 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man arrested after bicyclist killed

A 64-year-old Braselton man is dead after the bicycle he was riding was struck from behind Monday, and a Gainesville man has been arrested in the case.

May 05, 2015 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local


The Local Agenda: SPLOST VII citizens committee soon taking shape

Local government officials are moving forward with organizing a citizens oversight committee for the latest round of special purpose local option sales tax revenue.

May 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


GMRC workforce development helps local students

The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission reports that a record 419 individuals toured its mobile workforce development units, which resemble tour buses and provide career assessments, resume building and job searching, among other services, across Northeast Georgia in March.

May 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville council increasing per diem meeting pay

The Gainesville City Council is increasing its per diem meeting attendance pay to $150 from $125, and increasing the number of meetings elected officials can be paid for each month to 12 from 10.

May 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


A moment’s paws with hospital patients

Furry friends can follow the pawprint path to the Northeast Georgia Medical Center pet park to meet their owners.

May 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville school board names Billy Kirk athletic, activities director

The Gainesville City School System has a new director of athletics and activities.

May 04, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Deal signs transportation bill into law

Gov. Nathan Deal signed a new $900 million transportation bill into law Monday, spurring changes to the state's gas taxes and new fees on electric cars and hotel visits.

May 04, 2015 | From staff, wire reports | Local


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Northeast Georgia Health System's Corporate Plaza to serve two hospital campuses

A ribbon cutting Tuesday for Northeast Georgia Health System's Corporate Plaza gave leaders with the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce the chance to peek inside the new, modern home of more than 350 support services employees.

May 12, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Former Hall jailer pleads guilty to drug possession

A former Hall County Jail employee accused by federal authorities of smuggling cocaine into the jail entered a guilty plea in U.S. District Court Tuesday.

May 12, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Former Hall investigator pleads guilty in bribery case

A former Hall County Sheriff's Office investigator pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court to a count of accepting a bribe from a suspected drug dealer.

May 12, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville fire crews working gas leak, fire on Hidden Hollow Drive

Gainesville fire crews responded to a gas leak and fire Tuesday afternoon in a residential area.

May 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall area’s 2040 transportation plan approved

Top elected officials gave their final approval of a long-range, $1.77 billion transportation plan for the Hall County area Tuesday.

May 12, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Black Hawk could ferry Army patients to Northeast Georgia Medical Center

With the dusty arrival of a Black Hawk helicopter on its campus Monday afternoon, Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville may figure into future emergency response plans for the Army's Camp Merrill in Dahlonega.

May 11, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County school board discusses elementary districts

The southern portion of Hall County Schools will adjust its elementary school zones for the 2015-2016 school year, and the school board reviewed a possible new zoning map at its meeting Monday.

May 11, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


SPLOST citizens committee taking shape

Six members of a nine-member citizens committee charged with overseeing how a new five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax revenue is spent have been nominated.

May 11, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oakwood approves new residential parking ordinance

Oakwood residents now have some parking rules to follow at their homes.

May 11, 2015 | | Local


Crash deaths up as state agencies launch driving safety initiative

In a year's time, the number of fatal crashes investigated by Georgia State Patrol through April doubled to 50.

May 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Flat Creek getting a face-lift near old mill

Work is well underway to restore Flat Creek as it flows through an industrial section of Gainesville.

May 11, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Vehicular homicide case moves to Superior Court

A Gainesville man accused by Georgia State Patrol of hitting his 2-year-old nephew with his car April 26 had his case moved on to Superior Court on Monday.

May 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


The Local Agenda: Chris Christie, Ted Cruz at Georgia GOP convention this weekend

The Georgia Republican Party will meet for its biennial state convention this Friday and Saturday at the Classic Center in Athens.

May 11, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Cause of South Hall fire undetermined

The cause of a Friday night mobile home fire in South Hall County is undetermined.

May 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Area hospital trends mirror national drug problem

HARTFORD, Conn. - A huge nationwide spike in hospitalizations last month caused by a class of drugs often called "synthetic marijuana" illustrates the potency and dangers of the chemicals used to make them, and the shifty tactics authorities believe manufacturers are using to evade regulation.

May 10, 2015 | From staff, wire reports | Local


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