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This pipe dream came true

Pipe after pipe, members of First Presbyterian Church took part in the creation of future music Wednesday.

January 06, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


New council takes over in Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH - A new era of government began Wednesday in Flowery Branch as three City Council members were introduced and the council agreed to switch to night meetings as a way to better involve the public.

January 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Forecaster: Conditions ‘perfect’ for snow on Thursday

There's a good chance that Northeast Georgia will be covered in snow Thursday.

January 06, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch swears in mayor, new city council members

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch Mayor Diane Hirling, re-elected to a second four-year term, was sworn in on Wednesday morning along with three new city council members.

January 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man sentenced for role in strip club fire

A Gainesville man whose role in setting fire to an Atlanta strip club led to a sting that ensnared four other Dahlonega-based soldiers was sentenced this week in federal court.

Former Army medic Sandeo Pablo Dyson, 46, was sentenced to five years in prison for the Jan. 1, 2007 arson fire at Club Onyx.

January 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


The gavel's in Bruner's hands now

Gainesville has a new mayor and new mayor pro tempore for the next two years.

January 05, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Braselton tops US list for high-growth areas

From staff reports

January 05, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Bond denied in murder case

Saying a 19-year-old murder suspect posed "a significant and substantial risk to flee," a judge denied bond in the case Tuesday.

January 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


High-speed networks heading for the hills

Gov. Sonny Perdue visited North Georgia College & State University on Tuesday to award a $2.5 million grant from the OneGeorgia Authority to pave the way for the area's electronic super highway.

January 05, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Road work in Cumming will detour traffic

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces a detour to facilitate the reconstruction of the intersection at Brookwood and Caney roads.

January 05, 2010 | | Local


Blazes keep firefighters busy

Hall County firefighters responded to at least two fires Tuesday as temperatures plunged.

January 05, 2010 | | Local


Resident to lead Georgia Public Service Commission

Commissioner Lauren "Bubba" McDonald Jr. began Tuesday his one-year term as chairman of the Georgia Public Service Commission.

January 05, 2010 | | Local


Workshops educate board members

The Junior League of Gainesville-Hall County hosted a workshop Tuesday to help nonprofit organizations in the community get a fresh start in the new year.

January 05, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Cable franchise fees bolster cities’ budgets

Having cable service may do more than keep your family entertained. It may also help your local government provide quality services and balance its budget.

January 05, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Man seeks bond after conviction is overturned

A Hall County judge who sentenced a man to 18 years in prison nearly three years ago was asked Tuesday to grant him bond.

January 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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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


From foster to forever: Some parents seek adoption

With big dreams come the possibility of worst nightmares.

October 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


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