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Gainesville scraps garbage plan for now

Gainesville City Council has trashed - at least for now - a plan to move to curbside pickup.

April 01, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville may raise fines for some parking violations

Illegally parked residents may be paying much stiffer fines for their transgressions if the City Council approves an ordinance proposed Thursday.

April 01, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Georgia will appeal Magnuson's water ruling

Georgia has asked a federal appeals panel to overturn the landmark ruling that threatens to restrict water supply to metro Atlanta - a move that was not a surprise to local officials.

April 01, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Suspects arraigned in man’s death

Four people accused of helping a Cumming man end his life in 2008 pleaded not guilty to the charges Thursday morning.

April 01, 2010 | Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Census bus aims to educate and entertain

The U.S. Census bus will be rolling into Hall County on Saturday, and local officials are rolling out the red carpet with an afternoon filled with activities.

April 01, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Flowery Branch looking at planning grant

Flowery Branch could begin exploring with neighboring South Hall cities the possibility of getting some planning money under a new federal program.

April 01, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Firefighters check Hall County hydrants in biannual ritual

You know it's springtime when the fire hydrants are being checked.

April 01, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville council upholds denial of license

The Gainesville City Council on Thursday upheld a decision by the city's Municipal Court to deny the owners of a Shell station on Monroe Drive a license to sell alcohol.

April 01, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Census forms are due in the mail today

Have you mailed in your census form?

March 31, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch High School students construct a 7-year-old’s dream playhouse

When Olga Riano bought the raffle ticket, she had in her mind the perfect place for the grand prize, a life-size playhouse.

March 31, 2010 | Kristen Morales | Local


Boy suffers broken leg after being hit by truck

The Georgia State Patrol said Wednesday that no charges will be filed against the mother of a toddler who was hit Tuesday by a truck she was operating.

March 31, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Soldier returns home to house gutted by fire

Fire has destroyed the home of a soldier returning home from Afghanistan.

March 31, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Kids, seniors get a kick out of Easter egg hunt

The Lanier Village Estates on Wednesday got a head start on Easter by inviting the kids from Challenged Child and Friends over for an Easter egg hunt.

March 31, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Forsyth demotes lead fire investigator

Following nearly a month's suspension, Forsyth County's former fire marshal has been demoted and issued a warning.

March 31, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Jefferson council debates cutting department director post

JEFFERSON - An impromptu discussion has brought the attention of Jefferson officials to the city's Public Works director position.

March 31, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Charitable fund set up in honor of Gus Whalen

A fund has been set up in memory of business and civic leader Gus Whalen, who died Sunday.

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Local AME church hosts vigil for Charleston shooting victims

While the destructive actions of one person can upset a nation, local residents sought to show that the unifying action of prayer is a more powerful force than any individual.

June 24, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Flowery Branch approves zoning for fireworks sales

Flowery Branch City Council members approved an ordinance Wednesday clarifying where certain fireworks sales establishments can hold business, but it wasn't without some reluctance.

June 24, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


North Forsyth woman arrested for Sunday’s hit-and-run incident

June 24, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


New, wider Clarks Bridge opens

The resurgent Lake Lanier Olympic Venue now has a shiny new bridge on its doorstep.

June 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students in summer class at UNG for high school credit

While other kids their age enjoy time by the pool or engage in other summertime fun, 88 students participating in the Steps to College program are spending their summer hitting the books as a part of an enrichment program at the Gainesville campus of the University of North Georgia.

June 23, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Police: Elderly man in electric scooter, others arrested in alleged Wal-Mart TV theft

An elderly man on an electric scooter allegedly aided two other suspects in stealing a 50-inch flat screen television from Wal-Mart early Monday, Oakwood Police said.

June 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Free meals will still be available at some schools through July

June is coming to a close, and so are many lunchrooms in Hall County and Gainesville schools.

June 23, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Bill in Congress would boost Amtrak funding

Amtrak, which has had a longtime presence in Hall County, could get a serious funding boost if a bill now moving through Congress eventually passes.

June 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eyes on the Road: Clarks Bridge could open Wednesday afternoon

The new Clarks Bridge could open Wednesday afternoon but no later than Thursday, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

June 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man escapes smoking passenger van

A man smelled smoke Tuesday afternoon while driving and exited the van before it was in flames, fire officials said.

June 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Coroner: Atlanta Street man killed by gunshot wound to head

A Gainesville man killed at the Atlanta Street Apartments June 15 suffered a gunshot wound to the head, Hall County Coroner Marion Merck said Tuesday.

June 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


The Local Agenda: Hall board set to vote on development, Civil Service change

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will vote on several items Thursday that have been materializing for awhile, including a proposed mixed-use development on Friendship Road and changes to the Civil Service Act.

June 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lot could alleviate UNG parking problems at Gainesville campus

Students have been complaining about the parking options at the Gainesville campus of the University of North Georgia for several years, but their troubles may soon be over thanks to an existing park-and-ride lot off Exit 17 of Interstate 985.

June 22, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Four indicted in case involving Buford man’s death

Four people accused by Gwinnett County Police of racing down a Buford road in April 2014 were indicted Wednesday in the death of a 24-year-old Buford man.

June 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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