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Schofield takes on 3 more years as Hall school chief

Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield will continue to lead the school district for another three years.

January 11, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall schools open Tuesday; Lumpkin remains closed

Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield has announced that schools will be in session on Tuesday.

January 11, 2010 | | Local




Athens Street railroad crossing closed today

Gainesville's Athens Street will be closed at the railroad crossing until 6 p.m. today.

Workers with Norfolk Railroad will be replacing the section of tracks at the crossing. The intersection is expected to open at 6 p.m., and will only be closed today.

January 11, 2010 | | Local


Low temps put a bite into sailing series

FLOWERY BRANCH - A bright sun shone Sunday afternoon, but with subfreezing temperatures made worse by a biting wind, the first day in the Lake Lanier Sailing Club's 2010 Laser Frostbite series lived up to its name.

January 10, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Outgoing mayor reflects on Braselton's growth

When Pat Graham ran for and won the mayoral seat in Braselton in 2001, she wanted to establish a better plan for controlling the town's inevitable growth.

January 10, 2010 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Dog pulled from icy pond reunited with owner

A Forsyth County man is glad to have his best friend back home.

January 10, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Roads, sewer to dominate year in South Hall

Expecting another year of slow or next to no growth, South Hall's city managers said they are planning for the future and a rebound in the economy.

January 10, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Atmos Energy requests rate increase

The state's Public Service Commission will hold hearings this week on a utility hike that could affect Gainesville natural gas customers.

January 10, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Bull riding contestants hang on for championship

Bulls buck. They rear. They kick. And, oh yeah, they spin and twist, too.

January 10, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Schools to hold parent forum on drug abuse

Evan Waggoner's death two months ago from a suspected pill overdose was part of a disturbing local trend.

January 10, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Fire displaces Hall County family of four

A faulty electrical outlet ignited a Saturday night house fire that has displaced a Hall County family of four.

January 10, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Icy roads force another day of school closings

Area school systems, except for Gainesville, are closed again today as a weekend of frigid weather did little to thaw less-traveled roads.

January 10, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Nixle messaging links public to law officers for alerts

Sherrill Day likes to stay well-informed.

January 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Diane Hirling: Stability achieved; next mission — get things done

FLOWERY BRANCH - Diane Hirling once used to bristle at the negative news reports in Flowery Branch, the town she had adopted since moving to the area from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in 1992.

January 09, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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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


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


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


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