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PetFest promises fun for everyone — and their pets

If you own a pet, are a pet lover or just like to admire animals from afar, you may want to head over to The Birdhouse in Braselton today for the Humane Society of Jackson County's annual PetFest.

May 30, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


State tries to get communities ‘Work Ready’

State officials have come up with a new initiative designed to help unemployed Georgians improve their marketable skills.

May 30, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Grillers get their game faces on

Barbecuing is a sweaty sport, so competitors make sure to bring a cold beverage and a comfortable chair.

May 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Woman stable after fire; dog in critical condition

A Hall County woman who suffered smoke inhalation after her house caught on fire Friday morning was in stable condition at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

May 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Five are arrested in McDonald’s robbery

Five people have been arrested in connection with the early morning armed robbery of a Flowery Branch McDonald's restaurant, including an employee whom investigators believe was involved.

May 29, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Forsyth gives $10,000 to support Lanier advocates

The Lake Lanier Association plans to forward $10,000 it has received from Forsyth County to help fund its legal participation in cases involving a tri-state dispute over the use of Lake Lanier.

May 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


State parks budget cuts will hit two area sites

Cuts to the state's Department of Natural Resources budget mean two local attractions - the Dahlonega Gold Museum and Smithgall Woods Conservation Area and Lodge - will offer fewer services this year.

May 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Friends of late assistant principal Mike Adcock gather in his memory

When Mike Adcock returned to Hall County in 2002 to begin the boys basketball program at the new Flowery Branch High School, he started from scratch.

May 29, 2009 | Ashley Bates | Local


Humane Society plans mini-adoption

The Humane Society of Hall County has scheduled a Mini-Adoption for pets for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Starbucks, 821 Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville. A variety of pets will be available for adoption.

May 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Pro cooks are fired up for day of pickin’ and lickin’

The barbecue brigade rolled into Gainesville on Thursday, armed with enough charcoal and sauce to keep the campus of Brenau University awash in the aroma of slow-cooked pork.

May 28, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Work will close Brown Street

Construction is scheduled to start Monday on Brown Street.

May 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall officials hope job cuts are the last

Hall County Administrator Charley Nix said the county is at its "core" after eliminating 28 positions in next year's budget.

May 28, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County Board of Commissioners works on ethics plan, seeks independent review

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is a step closer to settling on an ethics resolution.

May 28, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Two airlifted to Grady in afternoon accident

An elderly motorist and his passenger were airlifted for medical treatment after an afternoon wreck Thursday on Thompson Bridge Road at Enota Drive.

May 28, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Driver killed after collision with horse

State agricultural officials are trying to identify the owner of a horse that wandered into predawn traffic on U.S. 129, causing a fatal wreck.

May 28, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Flowery Branch schedules hearing for downtown neighborhood proposal

A planned neighborhood may soon be coming to an area near downtown Flowery Branch with a few modifications from the original plans.

July 21, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall narrows focus to specific tax collections

The Hall County Tax Commissioner's Office has slowed its efforts to collect taxes owed on watercraft and personal property due to budget constraints and understaffing.

July 21, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


New amnesty law has limited impact in area

Despite Gov. Nathan Deal signing a medical amnesty bill three months ago, the new law allowing for immunities on arrests when a person seeks emergency services has not had many noticeable effects in the purview of law enforcement or medical staff.

July 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Officials: Hot car deaths avoidable

Accidents in which children die after being left in vehicles are more common than one might think. According to car safety expert Kimberly Martin, more than 40 children died in hot cars in the United States last year alone.

July 21, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


County to consider vendor for retirement accounts

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will likely select a vendor to manage employee retirement accounts this week.

July 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gut check graduation

The Gainesville Jaycees sponsor and conduct the military-style camp to instill discipline and teach leadership qualities to a wide ranging group of Hall County middle school boys. Graduation was Sunday at Gainesville Civic Center. Ryan Sawyer, one of the program's main instructors, said "This program is about getting them to grow up and contribute to the community."

July 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Class Notes: School board meets at new locale today

The Gainesville City School Board will have its regular meeting today at 6 p.m. in the municipal courtroom at the public safety complex on Queen City Parkway.

July 21, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Unidentified pregnant pedestrian killed in NE Hall County

A pregnant woman was killed late Sunday night as she crossed Ga. 365 near Mud Creek Road, according to law enforcement officials.

July 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Local




Recent drownings bring back scary memories for Dahlonega man

About 10 people die every day in America from drowning.

July 20, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Parents cope with loss from fatal crash

Samuel Martin must drive past the scene of his son's death every day.

July 20, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Lanier Tech reorganization to help make programs consistent

Lanier Technical College has appointed its first dean of Allied Health as part of a reorganization designed to make instruction across its five campuses more consistent.

July 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall turnout in runoff on pace with primary

Turnout during the early voting period for the July 22 runoff was on par with turnout during the May primary in Hall County.

July 20, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lake stakeholders plan to decide how to manage water quality

A watershed moment may be in store for a group working with state environmental officials on a water quality plan for Lake Lanier.

July 20, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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