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Braselton maps out plans for water, sewer and Web

BRASELTON - The Braselton Town Council chose five out of 13 proposed objectives to actively pursue in the next 12 to 18 months, including enhancing the town's economic development.

The goals were selected at the town's annual planning retreat held recently. Sponsored by the Northeast Georgia Regional Development Center, the event was held in the Braselton Planning and Public Utilities Building. Council members, the town manager and two representatives from the Regional Development Center attended the retreat.

February 23, 2009 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Jackson County board OKs budget to restore building

JEFFERSON - The Jackson County Historic Courthouse Restoration Committee has one goal in mind: To fix up the historic courthouse located in downtown Jefferson.

February 23, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


ESOL director helps integrate immigrant students into the community

If you've ever wondered how public schools successfully integrate non-English speaking immigrants into school systems, just ask Laura Herrington.

February 23, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


More Americans being diagnosed with asthma

Researchers are still trying to figure out why there is such a high prevalence of asthma in the United States, where 10 percent of all children have been diagnosed with the condition.

February 23, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Oakwood employee gains correctional certification

Oakwood doesn't have a jail, but it has its first certified correctional officer.

February 23, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall, Jackson counties strive to earn ‘work ready’ status

Hall and Jackson counties are helping Georgia officials reach a goal that could boost statewide economic development.

February 22, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Benefit concert honored musician, teacher Jimmy Cutrell

Area musicians paid tribute Sunday afternoon to one of their own, a beloved instructor afflicted with a disabling spinal condition.

February 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Easing down the road, via walk or run, raises money for Challenged Child

Despite the chilly wind and cold temperatures, hundreds gathered Sunday afternoon at River Forks Park in Gainesville to participate in the Challenged Child and Friends 5K Run and One Mile Fun Run/Walk.

February 22, 2009 | Megan Gill | Local


Wintry mix possible in mountains tonight

Residents in the North Georgia mountains could wake up to a dusting of snow before they head out to church Sunday morning.

February 21, 2009 | | Local


Police get a glimpse at new high-tech patrol car

CHATEAU ELAN - Local police departments got a sneak peek at a new, high-tech law enforcement vehicle set to hit the streets in 2012 at a showcase held last Wednesday at Chateau Elan Resort and Winery.

February 21, 2009 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Sheriff: Deportations down in Hall County

OAKWOOD - The number of illegal immigrants detained through a local-federal immigration enforcement program has seen a marked decrease since it began last April, Hall County Sheriff Steve Cronic said Saturday at a conference on Latinos.

February 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Wauka chicken pie: Volunteers are working to the bone

It's almost time for chicken pie.

February 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


4-H Cops and Kids BB Challenge hits the mark with youth

Young Brandon Whitmore spent six months preparing for Saturday, when the 11-year-old would square off on the indoor shooting range alongside seasoned cops.

February 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Cost-cutting moves here to stay for Hall County

Hall County's officials rolled up their sleeves this week to discuss how the county can best weather the rough economic times.

February 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


City permit fee, building inspection revenues dwindle

The slump in Gainesville's construction market is just another blow to the city's budget.

February 21, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Former ethics chief wins lawsuit

ATLANTA - Jurors awarded the former director of Georgia's ethics commission $700,000 on Friday, ruling in her favor in a lawsuit in which she said her salary was cut and deputy title removed for investigating complaints against Gov. Nathan Deal.

April 05, 2014 | By Kate Brumback Associated Press | Local


Hall County Board of Commissioners hires new clerk

Lisa Ritchie has been hired as the new clerk for the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

April 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Volunteers to bear the load at corps campground

It's taken a volunteer effort to restore operating days at Bolding Mill campground in northwest Hall County.

April 05, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ga. on track for new school tests next year

Nine months after dropping out of a national testing consortium, Georgia is still considering testing options for the next school year.

April 05, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Students ready for spring break travel

Time to pack the cars and hit the roads - when school ends today, students in both the Gainesville and Hall County systems are on spring break.

April 04, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Residents briefed on lakefront tax adjustments

Chris Slate didn't exactly leave the meeting a happy camper.

April 04, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch approves quarry expansion

Flowery Branch City Council approved a request by Vulcan Materials to expand its quarry operation by an additional 41 acres.

April 04, 2014 | Lisa Laskey | Local


Boat fire on Lake Lanier remains a mystery

Authorities are investigating an early Thursday boat fire on Lake Lanier, including trying to find the vessel's owners.

April 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville man acquitted of growing marijuana

The attorney for a Gainesville man acquitted on charges of growing marijuana said it was much ado over bean sprouts and residue.

April 04, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Serving up smiles

Twenty-two current and former sports figures and notable locals can add "celebrity server" to their resumes after working restaurant tables Thursday night for a local child abuse advocacy center.

April 04, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


Cox, Moore fill Hall County School District roles

Jamey Moore was officially approved Thursday morning as North Hall High School's next principal, and Matt Cox will join the Hall County School District's facilities department.

April 04, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


WomenSource hosts psychology professor at Brown Bag lunch

Bumper-to-bumper traffic. Alarm clocks that didn't sound. Kids who forgot their homework. Emails filling the inbox.

April 03, 2014 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Local


Lanier Olympic Venue aims to recapture legacy

The Lake Lanier Olympic Venue fell into some disrepair in recent years, but the nonprofit Gainesville-Hall '96 Foundation is working to revive the legacy of the venue that hosted kayaking and rowing events during the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games.

April 03, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


“Rain tax:” Gainesville looking at creating stormwater utility

The city of Gainesville is considering how to pay for upgrades and replacements to aging stormwater infrastructure, which has resulted in flooding and sinkholes.

April 03, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Holocaust survivor shares experience with Lyman Hall students

History was brought to life as Holocaust survivor Hershel Greenblat shared his story.

April 03, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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