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Sewerage spill affects Flowery Branch subdivision

A grease blockage at a sewer line in a Flowery Branch subdivision caused a sewerage spill of about 1,000 gallons, some of which poured into Flowery Branch Creek, officials said.

City Manager Bill Andrew said today that the spill occurred about 3:30 p.m. Thursday at a manhole about 150 yards from the Victoria Court cul-de-sac.

January 29, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jefferson Academy Principal puckers up for pig after students raise Relay money

JEFFERSON - Jefferson Academy Principal DeMaris Gurley did it.

January 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Dawson County breaks ground on new courthouse

Tractors began moving dirt within moments of Dawson County officials breaking ground on a new courthouse and government center Thursday afternoon.

January 28, 2010 | Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Safe Kids hosts helmet giveaway, offers safety tips

Every year in January and February, Hall County and Gainesville second-graders learn about helmet safety.

January 28, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


Commissioners approve Lake Lanier Islands Parkway road name change

The Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved changing the name of Holiday and Friendship roads to Lanier Islands Parkway.

January 28, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville school board discusses community partnerships

Huddling Thursday night for a retreat away from school system offices, the Gainesville City Board of Education discussed ways it can improve community partnerships.

January 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville officials consider contract between golf course, country club

Gainesville officials are on the verge of signing a 10-year agreement that guarantees at least $300,000 of revenue to the Chattahoochee Golf Course annually.

January 28, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Police give more details of tip letter

A North Carolina law enforcement agency has released new information about an anonymous letter that could be the key to solving the case of a missing Blairsville woman.

January 28, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Winter storm watch issued; snow, sleet and ice possible

No, it's not déjà vu. Forecasters are predicting a weekend snowfall - again.

January 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Acceleration issue sparks Toyota recall

If you own a Toyota that was made after 2003, there is a good chance that it is on one of two recall lists.

January 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Embattled Obama vows progress in State of the Union speech

President Barack Obama gave his first State of the Union address Wednesday evening, urging Congress to not give up on reform.

January 28, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ministry accepts items, not cash, for Haitian relief effort

As Gee Ge and London Goldman searched for ways to help Haitian earthquake victims, they discovered many agencies and organizations were only accepting money.

January 27, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Turner remembered as helpful, influential

Renowned local businessman Roy Turner Sr. was laid to rest Wednesday in Alta Vista Cemetery.

January 27, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Panel will watch public defenders

The appointed panel that decides who leads the local public defender's office will get some new members and a new name.

January 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Man gets 7 years for fatal punch

One punch left a family in mourning.

January 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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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


Flowery Branch approves budget, tax increase

Flowery Branch leaders approved next year's budget along with a tax increase at Thursday's meeting, but it wasn't without some dissonance.

June 18, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Charleston shooting latest incident in ‘history with hate violence’

A church shooting in Charleston, S.C., that killed nine, didn't come as a surprise to the Rev. Rose Johnson.

June 18, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Hall officials split on budget options, others undecided

The two budget scenarios Hall County officials are considering for the 2016 fiscal year boil down to whether to approve a tax increase or use additional reserve funds to balance the spending plan.

June 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Plaintiffs in Chestatee prayer case may proceed anonymously

A U.S. District Judge granted the American Humanist Association's motion Tuesday to allow the three plaintiffs in the Chestatee High School prayer case to stay anonymous.

June 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


With changes to alcohol regulations, what’s next for Gainesville?

For a community long accustomed to unusual restrictions on the sale and consumption of alcohol, it's been a remarkable change of pace for Gainesville to amend its ordinances over the last year or so to accommodate businesses serving up beer, liquor and wine.

June 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge & Bar: North Hall student indicted in alleged bomb threat

A North Hall High School senior was indicted on June 11 for his alleged threat at the school in February.

June 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Sugar Hill Elementary educates, entertains during summer school

At Sugar Hill Elementary School, summer school is more than remedial classes. It also includes hands-on workshops with Home Depot, lessons from historical re-enactors and visits from the Hall County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit.

June 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Cook Out coming to Oakwood

Cook Out Restaurants is expanding in Hall County, adding an Oakwood location that also will serve as a regional payroll operation.

June 17, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chick-fil-A opens to large crowds

Opening day at the relocated Chick-fil-A on Dawsonville Highway was met with an overwhelming response Wednesday.

June 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


‘Speed likely a factor’ in motorcycle wreck

After flipping her motorcycle in a high speed crash on Browns Bridge Wednesday, a motorcyclist was transported via ambulance to Northeast Georgia Medical Center-Gainesville.

June 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Foster care training process frustrates some

With hundreds of children needing foster care homes in North Georgia, Sara Griffith of Murrayville decided she wanted to be part of the solution.

December 07, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


From foster to forever: Some parents seek adoption

With big dreams come the possibility of worst nightmares.

October 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Where do we go from here?

October 19, 2014 | BY NICK WATSON and BEKAH PORTER | Local


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