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Tempers boil over at peanut meeting

Tempers flared earlier this week when rival peanut salesmen showed up at the Dawsonville City Council meeting looking to set the record straight on their dealings downtown.

March 28, 2010 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville school board will discuss CRCT analysis

Gainesville school officials have announced a special called meeting Tuesday to discuss the results of a recent CRCT erasure analysis.

March 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Prison growth slows in Georgia

Georgia's booming prison population may be leveling off.

March 28, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Group marches to support immigrants

Bundled up against the chilly, rainy weather, Maria Consuelo made the trek for her son Sunday afternoon.

March 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Blast hurts 2 at North Hall home

Hall County Fire Services were dispatched to a Mount Vernon Road home Sunday evening after an explosion hurt two people and rendered the 1,000-square-foot structure unsafe.

March 28, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


S. Hall church delivers food, other items to area families

OAKWOOD - No, the circus didn't come to Blackshear Place Baptist Church this weekend.

March 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Online searches benefit Hall animal shelter

The Hall County Animal Shelter now has a way for people to donate money without ever spending a penny of their own.

March 28, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Online database may better prepare emergency personnel

First responders are trained to jump into action during an emergency. Soon, they'll have quicker access to crucial information before they jump.

March 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


16-year-old dies in wreck

A 16-year-old was killed and two other teens were injured in a Friday night car wreck on Elizabeth Lane in South Hall.

March 28, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County area under tornado watch

Hall and surrounding counties are under a tornado watch until 11 p.m., according to the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.

March 28, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Experiencing nature from a treetop view

Zipping through the trees while dangling from a thin metal cord is a wild ride, but you might just learn something while you're up there, too.

March 28, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Russia is topic of NGCSU lecture series

Russia and Its Neighbors will be the topic of this week's North Georgia College & State University's Great Decisions lecture series, an annual discussion program produced by the Foreign Policy Association.

March 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Military displays at Riverside academy include Black Hawk helicopter

Ever wonder what it is like to see a Black Hawk helicopter up close?

March 27, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Kids best cops again in annual match at Chicopee center

The cops went up against the kids again on the firing line Saturday, and there was little doubt who would come out on top.

March 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch residents soon may pay equally for water, sewer

In a move to balance out water and sewer rates in Flowery Branch, longtime users could end up paying a little more and newer residents, a little less.

March 27, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Gainesville approves pay study, raises for current employees

On average, employees of the city of Gainesville earn 7.7 percent less for entry level pay than their counterparts elsewhere in the state, and 2.1 percent below market at the middle of each pay grade, according to the results of a new study released Tuesday.

June 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Eyes on the Road: Work could start next spring on U.S. 129 widening

If funding is in place, the U.S. 129/Athens Highway widening project in East Hall could go out for bids later this year, with work starting next spring.

June 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Seniors team with food bank to give free meals weekly

A group of women all dressed in yellow serve fruit, bacon and grits to anyone who walks through their doors.

June 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Beatty, Kriews head into runoff for Flowery Branch council seat

Flowery Branch voters chose one new council member in Tuesday's special election, but they aren't quite done yet as they'll head back to the polls for a runoff on July 14.

June 16, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Medical marijuana registry, commission now up and running

Tuesday was a landmark day in Georgia for supporters of medical marijuana.

June 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Longtime resident wins Lula council seat

In a low-key special election that didn't rouse much voter interest, 25-year Lula resident Marvin Moore was elected Tuesday night to serve on the City Council.

June 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Atlanta St. shooting victim remembered as skilled Gainesville athlete, good friend

Mario Bush drove back from Stockbridge to his childhood home on Atlanta Street as soon as he saw the news on social media.

June 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Public invited to Gainesville City Schools’ planning meeting

The public is invited to a meeting regarding Gainesville City Schools' plans for improvement.

June 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: Personnel additions, alcohol ordinance alterations on council agenda

Gainesville City Council will consider increasing staffing levels for the fire department, funding for proposed renovations to Roosevelt Square and a probation services contract for the municipal court at Tuesday night's meeting.

June 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


No serious injuries in hit-and-run involving cyclist

A cyclist suffered non-life-threatening injuries after being swiped by a passenger car Monday afternoon.

June 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Area Red Cross chapter sends 16 volunteers to respond to disasters in Midwest

A few days after tornadoes raked across Oklahoma in early May, Jay Tomaseski of Gainesville found himself in a school auditorium filled with disaster victims.

June 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula OKs 2015-16 budget

Lula City Council voted unanimously Monday night to OK a $941,460 spending plan for 2015-16, giving residents another pass on paying property taxes.

June 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Business license fees likely going up

Hall County officials are moving forward with changes to the fee schedule for business licenses, which will both simplify the rate structure and slightly increase costs.

June 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Sugar Hill man delivered 114 grams of meth

A Sugar Hill man was arrested and charged with delivering 114 grams of methamphetamine to a location in Flowery Branch, authorities said.

June 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville school board approves tentative budget

The Gainesville City School System's tentative budget for next year was approved Monday, but the budget does not include possible millage changes.

June 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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