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Pot grower receives life in prison

A man who grew marijuana plants on federal forest land was sentenced to life in prison in a Gainesville courtroom Thursday.

March 12, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


City postpones hearing on proposed duplex

Because it didn't have enough members present, the Flowery Branch City Council postponed a public hearing Thursday night on a Lula man's application to build a duplex on Church Street at Mooney Drive.

March 12, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man charged in car break-ins, thefts, burglary

A Gainesville man has been charged in several vehicle break-ins, thefts and a burglary that occurred earlier this week.

March 12, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Corps assessing environment for lake projects

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is conducting environmental assessments for updating the master plans of two facilities on Lake Lanier.

March 12, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


I-985 work delayed because of crane malfunction

Overnight work on Mundy Mill Road at Interstate 985 has been delayed because of problems with a crane used to lift bridge beams.

March 12, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Four arrested in Hoschton teen's death

From staff reports

March 12, 2009 | | Local


Buford man charged with growing marijuana in closet

An 18-year-old Buford man has been charged with manufacturing marijuana after police say they found eight marijuana plants growing in his closet.

March 12, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Flowery Branch hopes stimulus cash trickles down for new water line

A pool of state money beefed up by the federal economic stimulus package could end up benefiting residents of a narrow, two-lane street in South Hall.

March 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau students use their break to help others in New Orleans

Aug. 29, 2005, is a day that will live in infamy.

March 11, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Bid for Lula sewer line comes under budget

The Lula City Council got a bargain when it awarded a bid for sewer lines to its new waste treatment facility Tuesday.

March 11, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dignitaries welcome new Gainesville regional census office

Just as Paul Revere signaled that the British were arriving, the opening of the Gainesville census office signals that it is almost time for the decennial count.

March 11, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


US Forest Service upgrades trail signs

With about 800 miles of trails in North Georgia's Chattahoochee National Forest, it's not surprising that people sometimes aren't sure which trail they're on.

March 11, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Developer shrinks Thompson Bridge condo plan

A Gainesville developer's request to scale down a lake-front housing development sailed through the second stage of the city's planning process Tuesday.

March 10, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Officials upbeat about collections for SPLOST VI

Two hundred and forty million dollars is a lot of money.

March 10, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Calvary Church project added to road upgrade list

A transportation planning group voted Tuesday morning to add a project involving Calvary Church Road to its 2008-13 roads program.

March 10, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Michelle Obama stumps for Nunn in US Senate race

ATLANTA - First lady Michelle Obama debuted on the 2014 campaign trail Monday in Georgia, where Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is working to pick up a key seat for Democrats.

September 09, 2014 | By Christina A. Cassidy Associated Press | Local


US Senate candidates spar over immigration

Politics appear to be at the heart of President Barack Obama's decision last week to delay unspecified executive action on immigration until after the November mid-term elections.

September 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chick-fil-A director, customers reminisce about S. Truett Cathy

Area Chick-fil-A customers on Monday remembered Chick-fil-A's founder for his business model and personal values. S. Truett Cathy died early Monday morning at 93.

September 09, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall looks to buy new firetruck

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is set to approve about $1 million in spending on Thursday for the purchase of a new firetruck with an aerial platform.

September 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall business code changes still in contention

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is still considering revisions to the business license code months after changes were first proposed.

September 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lula plans for the end of SPLOST

Lula is developing a backup plan in case Hall County's special purpose local option sales tax is not extended after it expires next year.

September 09, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school system considers going charter

The Hall County School District is hoping to become a charter system next year, but it's a decision that hinges on the Georgia Department of Education's interpretation of just what a charter system is.

September 09, 2014 | | Local


State board member to address Common Core standards in Gainesville

A public hearing is set for tonight in Gainesville on Common Core standards in Georgia schools.

September 09, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


The Local Agenda: Planning board to hear request for brewery today

Pap Datta hopes to turn Gainesville into the next hub of the craft beer industry, and he will ask the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board tonight to rezone a brick warehouse along Maple Street, near Wild Wing Café, so he can launch Left Nut Brewing Co.

September 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


NY Times reporter comments on beheadings of journalists

Reporters covering dangerous areas of the world go through special training before they start working their first story overseas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times investigative reporter told a Gainesville audience Monday.

September 08, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia ethics commission fires director

September 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Hall may play role in future passenger rail

Gainesville-Hall County figures prominently in passenger and commuter rail proposals in the Georgia Department of Transportation's new long-range rail plan.

September 08, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Two camping hot spots open this winter

Those who enjoy cool weather camping can rejoice: The Army Corps of Engineers plans to have two of its Lake Lanier campgrounds open through March.

September 08, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school board raises superintendent's pay

Whenever the Hall County Board of Education has tried to give a bonus to Superintendent Will Schofield in recent years, he has turned it down.

September 08, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Senate candidates tackle the blame game

ATLANTA - Who's to blame for Washington gridlock?

September 08, 2014 | Christina A. Cassidy and Adam Beam Associated Press | Local


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