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County OKs alcohol for catered events at Clarks Bridge Park

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 Thursday to allow alcoholic beverage catering at the Clarks Bridge rowing venue.

April 23, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Corps to release more water from Lake Lanier

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will release additional water down the Chattahoochee River, as a rainy winter has raised Lake Lanier to its highest level since August 2007.

April 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Storm alert continues for Northeast Georgia counties

The National Weather Service has issued a significant weather alert for thunderstorms in Hall, White, Banks, Lumpkin and Union counties through 7:15 p.m.

At 6:22 p.m., National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a strong thunderstorm over Clevelandl, moving southeast at 20 mph. The storm has the potential to produce pea-sized hail, 40 mph winds and frequent cloud to ground lightning, along with heavy downpours.

April 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gas leak snarls traffic on Browns Bridge Road in Forsyth County

An apparent gas leak is slowing rush-hour traffic along Browns Bridge Road in Forsyth County, authorities say.

April 23, 2009 | By Staff Reports | Local


Mobile home fire out in Murrayville

Hall County firefighters have put out a fire at a doublewide mobile home off Thompson Bridge Road in Murrayville.

April 23, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corps of Engineers will continue ban on dock permits, for now

The ban on permits for new boat docks will continue at Lake Lanier for the time being, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today.

April 23, 2009 | From staff reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Author and environmentalist Janisse Ray says imagination needed to save planet

The root cause for environmental destruction is global and industrial capitalism, author and environmentalist Janisse Ray told a crowd on Earth Day.

April 22, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Times Q&A: Georgia writer feels driven to protect the Earth

Georgia-born author and environmentalist Janisse Ray spent Earth Day in Gainesville on Wednesday. Before holding a discussion at Featherbone Communiversity, Ray lunched at Brenau University and spent the afternoon touring Elachee Nature Science Center.

April 22, 2009 | | Local


Brenau students protest domestic violence

Wearing only black and staying silent for an hour, 17 Brenau University students hoped to make a bold statement about violence against women.

April 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville City Council debates raising trash collection fees

Gainesville officials are faced with the decision of raising city residents' garbage collection fees or allowing property owners to shoulder some of the financial burden of the Public Works Department's solid waste division.

April 22, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Local businesswomen pay tribute to Gossage

Some 160 people were on hand Wednesday as the American Business Women's Association Lake Lanier Charter Chapter selected its 2009 Business Woman of the Year.

April 22, 2009 | | Local


Jury sides with doctor in malpractice trial

A Hall County State Court jury has cleared a neurosurgeon in a medical malpractice suit that accused him of negligence in surgery that left a patient paralyzed below the waist.

April 22, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jefferson school board adds staff; 2 resignations accepted

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson City Schools Board of Education added and lost system staff members during Wednesday's special called meeting.

April 22, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Agribusiness pioneers, standouts honored

A dairy farmer, a longtime veterinarian and Georgia's commissioner of agriculture were inducted Wednesday into the Hall County Agribusiness Hall of Fame.

April 22, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Sampling ice cream is work, not play for one class

A group of Lanier Career Academy students on Wednesday spent an entire class session doing nothing but eating ice cream.

April 22, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Lula OKs rezoning for trucking operations

It took a tie-breaking vote by the mayor, but Lula City Council approved 3-2 Tony McGuire's request to change zoning from highway business to light industrial on 17 acres in the Mountain View Industrial Park.

July 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall retirement plans may merge to cut costs

Hoping to cut costs and streamline services, the Hall County Board of Commissioners is prepared to select a new company to manage employee retirement plans when it meets Thursday.

July 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pilots petition Army Corps of Engineers for right to land on Lake Lanier

Troy Wheeler dipped the wings of his bright yellow Piper Cub seaplane toward Lake Lanier as he circled back toward Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville.

July 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mobile Vet Center to be at Habersham County Labor Department

Counseling for veterans will be available 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 31 as the Mobile Vet Center visits the Georgia Department of Labor's Habersham Career Center at 205 Hodges St., Cornelia.

July 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall Democratic Party to hold delegate election

A caucus will be held at 10 a.m. at the Hall County Democratic Party Headquarters, 1011-1021 Athens St., Gainesville, to elect delegates to the Georgia Democratic Convention.

July 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Training to start for CASA volunteers

Training is Aug. 12 for those interested in becoming court-appointed special advocates in the Northeastern Judicial Circuit covering Hall and Dawson counties.

July 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville schools begin implementing strategic plan

Gainesville schools have begun implementing their new strategic plan, and that plan is all about putting district goals in action.

July 21, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Pregnant woman hit by car ID'd as nearby resident

A pregnant Hall County woman was heading home from a Ga. 365 convenience store when she was struck and killed by a motorist Sunday night, a Georgia State Patrol trooper said Monday.

July 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


King’s Hawaiian expansion underway

Work is moving along in the expansion of the King's Hawaiian plant in Oakwood, an effort that could eventually double employment there.

July 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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


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