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Flowery Branch gives OK for smaller homes in Sterling on the Lake

Flowery Branch City Council gave its first OK Thursday night to allow the developer of the city's largest neighborhood to build smaller homes than planned, including ranches, in a section near the front of the community.

March 08, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula claims Hall broke wastewater plant deal

The city of Lula is suing the Hall County Board of Commissioners, accusing it of not paying promised construction costs for a wastewater treatment facility.

March 08, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Teen called 911 during armed home invasion

A 15-year-old dialed the authorities Tuesday night while four masked, armed men ransacked her home.

March 08, 2012 | BY SHANNON CASAS AND LEE JOHNSON scasas@gainesvilletimes.com | ljohnson@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Political Pulse: Immigration bill doesn’t go down easily

I'm not cool enough to sit in the Georgia Senate press gallery. In the House press gallery, all are welcome, but in the Senate, you've got to be elite and get there early enough to sit on the bench called the "media corner."

March 08, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Boy Scout's American Values Dinner to recognize 3 residents, raise funds

Three Gainesville residents will be recognized by the Boy Scouts of America for exemplifying the Scout Law and Scout Oath in their lives.

March 08, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


Author shares her childhood weight struggle

Abby Ellin was a 12-year-old with an extra 10 or 15 pounds, she told students at Gainesville and Flowery Branch high schools on Wednesday.

March 07, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


How well do you adjust to daylight saving?

Some love it. Others hate it. But one way or another, we will all lose an hour this weekend as most of the country springs forward an hour.

March 07, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


Army helicopter pilots: Never give up

Phil and Sara Walker have been overseas for the last year, serving in the Army as helicopter pilots, but their stories did not begin 365 days ago.

March 07, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Hall education pioneer to be honored today

Hall County education pioneer Beulah Rucker Oliver will be honored today as one of three 2012 Georgia Women of Achievement, joining the likes of former President Jimmy Carter's mother, Lillian, and Girl Scouts founder Juliette Low.

March 07, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man charged with trafficking meth

A Gainesville man was charged with trafficking methamphetamine Tuesday after authorities seized $4,500 worth of the drug, according to a news release from the Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad.

March 07, 2012 | From staff reports | Local




4 arrested in armed home invasion in Hall County

Four people were arrested overnight Tuesday in connection with a home invasion on Cooley Drive, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

March 07, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville man dies in wreck on four-wheeler

A four-wheeler accident in East Hall killed a 20-year-old Gainesville man Wednesday afternoon.

March 07, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


Ga. 365 wreck kills Clermont man

A 24-year-old Clermont man was killed Wednesday morning in a wreck on Ga. 365 at Ramsey Road.

March 07, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


Voters approve Sunday alcohol sales for unincorporated Hall County

Hall County voters approved two measures to allow Sunday alcohol sales in unincorporated parts of the county on Tuesday.

March 07, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


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Lanier Tech students get experience with high-performance race cars in motorsports program

It's no secret most men would rather hang out around fast cars than sit in a classroom.

August 06, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Construction projects ongoing as Hall starts school year Monday

Summer vacation comes to an end Monday for the more than 27,000 Hall County Schools students returning to the classroom for the first day ...

August 06, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Lake group urges EPD to restore Lanier to full pool

The Lake Lanier Association is urging the state Environmental Protection Division to "use all available tools to restore and keep Lake Lanier at its full ...

August 06, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall’s cities forge tight bonds through group

For almost 30 years, the cities of Hall County have been bonding together in an effort to foster better relations between their local governments.

August 06, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Accused teachers can face 3-pronged scrutiny

When a teacher is accused of wrongdoing, he or she can become the subject of three investigations: one by the school system, one by the ...

August 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


A HERO when you need one on the road

Justin Cochran talks in his two-way radio and glances at a laptop computer attached to the console of his truck.

August 06, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Author discusses shameful episode in local history

The Rev. Stuart Higginbotham, rector at Grace Episcopal Church in downtown Gainesville, took note of a full house on a Saturday afternoon.

August 06, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Volunteers help create ‘veterans parklet’ at Quinlan Arts Center

Volunteers filled the workshop at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center on Saturday to add their creative touch in helping put together the "veterans parklet" at ...

August 05, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


The Kings are wild: Elvis artists wow crowd at Big E Festival

The Main Street Event Facility in Cornelia was turned into a Vegas lounge for the afternoon on Saturday as Elvis fans from around the region ...

August 05, 2017 | Scott Rogers | Local


Jaemor Farms’ Peach Festival offers a sweet taste of summer

ALTO - Things were just peachy at Jaemor Farms Saturday at the fourth annual Georgia Belle Peach Festival.

August 05, 2017 | By Kaylee Martin kmartin@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Former Hall County fire lieutenant indicted on false statements charge

A former Hall County Fire Services lieutenant fired in April 2016 was indicted Monday on a charge of giving false statements.

August 05, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Armed robbery suspect’s attorney a no-show in court

The case involving the alleged driver in a Gainesville gas station robbery moved on to Superior Court.

August 05, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Patients, students benefit from pro-bono physical therapy clinic at Brenau

Seven months after starting a physical therapy clinic where money doesn't change hands and no insurance is needed, Brenau University officials say the program ...

August 05, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Investigators testify about man charged with long list of crimes

More than a dozen charges were at the crux of a Flowery Branch man's hearing Friday, which included armed robbery, aggravated battery and burglary.

August 05, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Men accused of home invasion appear in court

Two men allegedly returned to an East Hall home with guns attempting to collect on a debt, according to testimony Friday in Magistrate Court.

August 05, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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