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Hall Area Transit expands service

Today begins the first day of a much-anticipated expansion of Hall Area Transit that will provide bus service to area colleges.
And to give residents a taste of their expanded services, transit officials are offering free Red Rabbit rides for the rest of the week.
The expansion includes two new routes, thanks to new buses mostly paid for by the Federal Transportation Administration and the state Department of Transportation, but also includes changes to existing routes on the Red Rabbit service.
Janice Crow, general manager of Hall Area Transit, said she expects the expansion will increase ridership since it will ...

February 21, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Commissioners to learn more about North Hall library plans

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will hold a special workshop to discuss the North Hall park and library directly after the regularly scheduled work session at 9 a.m. today.

February 21, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Suspect in arson clears one case

A Forsyth County woman accused of torching her house as part of an insurance scam has cleared one of many legal hurdles she faces.

February 21, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Utility working on Hoschton wastewater facility

JEFFERSON - The Jackson County Water and Sewerage Authority is still fixing problems at Hoschton's wastewater treatment plant almost two months after it began operating the facility under a mutual aid agreement.

February 21, 2010 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Habitat High program welcomes first girl

Habitat High is now officially coed.

February 21, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Hoschton resident spends semester in Washington

HOSCHTON - It only took a three-week trip to the nation's capital for Hoschton resident Emily Bolton to fall in love with the city.

February 21, 2010 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Organic farmers hope to reap benefits from leadership change

Georgia's longtime agriculture commissioner, Tommy Irvin, has spent more than 41 years building the state's agricultural empire on international trade.

February 21, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


South Hall mega-subdivision matches tax credits for new homebuyers

To lure more potential homebuyers to a South Hall mega-subdivision, a developer is offering to double up on homebuyer tax credits offered as part of the federal economic stimulus package.

February 21, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Murder is not a rarity at North Hall park

A few rut-filled acres of sand and mud surrounded by thickets and gnarled oaks on the banks of the Chattahoochee River have as dark a past as any spot in Hall County.

February 21, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Teacher brings art history to life with stories, coloring

JEFFERSON - Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo and Henri Matisse are all artists you might expect to study in college, but some Jefferson elementary students are getting a head start.

February 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Kids deal with loss at Camp Braveheart

Sometimes even tiny hearts have to be extremely brave.

February 20, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Nuclear energy plans recharge debate

For better or for worse, nuclear energy is making a comeback.

February 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Clermont threatens to sue over library location

CLERMONT ­­- The controversy over the location of a new North Hall library could wind up in court.

February 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Tall titans: Area celebrates Arbor Day

Community representatives gathered Friday morning to recognize trees at an Arbor Day celebration at the Northeast Georgia History Center.

February 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Skateboarders may be left without options

The owner of Gainesville's lone skate shop says a proposed city ordinance that means to ban skateboarders from public areas specifically targets her downtown business.

February 20, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Hall OKs safety improvements on Union Church Road

Safety improvements on a short but treacherous stretch of Union Church Road in South Hall County could take place within the next year.

June 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


More non-Hispanics visit authentic ethnic eateries

Fernando de Aguero could tell Jay Blanton all about his favorite taqueria.

June 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Hall’s sewer system ready for growth

On his way out of office, Gary Gibbs spoke these prophetic words in December 2004: The key to Hall County's future is running sewer up Ga. 365 in North Hall.

June 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Father’s Day takes on different meaning for new dad

Since the moment they found out Karen Jones was pregnant, friends and family flooded her and husband Dustin with baby care books and all manner of advice, but nothing could have truly prepared the couple for what was to come. Namely, the moment when they came home with their newborn daughter.

June 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Ask The Times: Sorority houses closer to the street than some

The new sorority houses at Brenau on Prior Street spoil the look and feel of the college campus. Did the college have to get special zoning variances or exceptions to build them so close together and so close to the street?

June 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Decrease in Hall gang activity attributed to deportation program

The arrest last month of an alleged MS-13 gang member in Flowery Branch was one of the more recent appearances of the Salvadoran group in Hall County.

June 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Some teachers spend summers right back at work

Teachers work hard from August through May.

June 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Flowery Branch plans for more art downtown

Flowery Branch City Planner John McHenry is looking for more ways to incorporate art into the downtown area.

June 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Oakwood poultry producer Wayne Farms plans public stock sale

An Oakwood-based poultry producer is forging ahead with plans for an initial public stock offering.

June 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Dawsonville man guilty of murder, believed cellmate was the devil

Believing his cellmate was the devil, John Darrell Setchel grabbed 72-year-old Ronald Sailers off of the top bunk in the Hall County Jail and slammed his head into the ground until he died, prosecutors said Friday morning.

June 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Judge rejects Georgia’s motion to dismiss water wars case

A Maine lawyer overseeing the latest legal battle in the tri-state water wars has denied Georgia's motion to dismiss a lawsuit by Florida in the U.S. Supreme Court.

June 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


New rules coming for commercial vehicles

To be compliant with new federal rules, the Georgia Department of Driver Services is making procedural changes next month for commercial drivers, limiting cell phone use while driving and enacting new road testing requirements.

June 18, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Brenau construction continues on schedule

Four stately homes with towering white columns line the west side of Prior Street, ready for their tenants to move in this fall.

June 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Dump the Pump Day promotes local public transportation

Gainesville participated in the 10th annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday to promote public transportation as gas prices climb over the summer months.

June 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Fireworks law not sparking much response in Hall

Local response to a new state fireworks law is, so far, a dud.

June 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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