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Jefferson school board OKs purchase of 2 school buses

JEFFERSON - A recent act of vandalism has caused the Jefferson City Schools Board of Education to make an unexpected purchase.

November 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


No major injuries in school bus accident

A Hall County school bus carrying students had a small collision with another school bus of students in the parking lot of Lanier Elementary after school let out at 2:30 p.m. this afternoon.

November 12, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Water and sewer rates may go up

Gainesville water and sewer officials asked City Council on Thursday to approve rate increases for customers in 2010.

November 12, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Sunny weather is on the way

Thanks to more than four inches of rain over the past two days, the level of Lake Lanier is edging closer to 1,073 feet above sea level - two feet above the full pool level of 1,071 feet.

November 12, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Hall commissioners ponder giving free pets to good homes

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is looking at ways to promote the county's new animal shelter.

November 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Schoolchildren show respect for veterans

There ain't no doubt Hall County loves this land - and the men and women who have protected it.

November 11, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


21-gun salute caps veterans ceremony

Area veterans were honored Wednesday at the Georgia Mountains Center with music, inspirational talks and ceremonies.

November 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Singer, musicians form jazz fusion

For the first time, jazz musicians Rick Pruett and Mark Davis will perform with a vocalist.

November 11, 2009 | Ashley Bates | Local


Jefferson keeps close eye on its trees

In general, people don't pay much attention to trees unless one is about to fall on their house, but that is not the case for a group of Jefferson volunteers.

November 11, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


‘Red Hat’ plaintiff: ‘SuSu’ based on me

When Vickie Stewart purchased two copies of "The Red Hat Club" directly from the book's author, Haywood Smith, after a baby shower in 2004, she didn't intend to read it.

November 11, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Students get hands-on training in multimedia

Lanier Charter Career Academy's new Digital High program is giving students interested in multimedia and online marketing a chance to get their feet wet.

November 11, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Driver charged after car goes through courthouse courtyard

A possibly intoxicated driver barrelled through the courtyard of the Hall County Courthouse on Wednesday.

November 11, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


More retail proposed in Braselton

Residents living near Chateau Elan soon may have the opportunity to shop a little closer to home.

November 11, 2009 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


COMING SUNDAY: Find out what happens when you call 911

It's an emergency. Frantically, you dial 911. The operator answers, takes your information, and notifies the appropriate responders.

Now what happens?

November 11, 2009 | | Local


Ida brings more than 4 inches of rain to area

Wet weather moving through Georgia in advance of storms along the Gulf Coast dropped as much as 4 inches of rain in parts of the state and has pushed Lake Lanier over the 1072-foot level.

November 11, 2009 | From staff and wire reports | Local


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Gainesville Councilman Bob Hamrick says he's retiring

Gainesville City Councilman Bob Hamrick shocked his colleagues Tuesday when he announced that he will not seek reelection in November and plans to retire at ...

July 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Timetable moving up for Spout Springs road widening

Hall County could start buying property in mid-2016 for the Spout Springs Road widening project, earlier than previously thought thanks to voters passing the 1-cent ...

July 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Murder trial begins for man convicted last week in homeless beating

Removing his jacket, defense attorney Dan Sammons approached the witness stand and grabbed the trash can in Superior Court on Monday.

July 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville stormwater fee program moving forward

Gainesville City Council will approve an agreement today with an Atlanta engineering consultant to develop a comprehensive stormwater management program, which includes implementing a "rain ...

July 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lula OKs street improvement project

More improvements to downtown Lula's appearance could take place later this year.

July 20, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville school board remembers Gus Whalen

Gainesville City Schools are still mourning the loss of one of their most notable and best-loved Red Elephants.

July 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Flat Creek restoration project hits halfway mark

Work is about halfway done on a $1 million restoration of Flat Creek as it flows through an industrial section of Gainesville.

July 20, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall 911 systems getting upgrades

Hall County's emergency 911 systems will soon get some long-awaited improvements, beginning with upgrades to the main phone network.

July 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Police: Victim in armed robbery stabbed in arm; 4 suspects arrested

An armed robbery victim suffered a minor stab wound to the arm when he was approached by a group that stole his car, police said ...

July 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Coroner: Fieldale Farms death was accidental electrocution

A Fieldale Farms employee died of "low-voltage electrocution," according to Hall County Coroner Marion Merck's office, where an autopsy was performed.

July 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall school system settles prayer-in-school case

The Hall County School District will provide First Amendment training to its staff and its insurance carrier is negotiating the payment of legal fees to ...

July 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Police announce new deputy chief

The role of deputy chief at the Gainesville Police Department will soon be filled once again.

July 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Class Notes: Hall media specialist named region’s best of the year

A Hall County Schools media specialist was recently named the best in her field in this region of the state.

July 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville council members supporting local school drive

Families shopping for school supplies over the next month might consider picking up a box of pencils or extra notebook for a child in need.

July 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


North Georgia Community Foundation recognizes couple for service

A local couple that has supported more than 30 nonprofit organizations throughout the years has been named the North Georgia Community Foundation's 2015 Philanthropists ...

July 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


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