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Corps resuming pre-drought releases on Lanier

After nearly two years of releases aimed at dealing with a wrenching drought, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has resumed normal water-control operations at Lake Lanier.

October 20, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Elementary students go to garden to harvest their crops

Like many other farmers, Centennial Arts Academy students were busy Thursday harvesting crops.

October 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fire chief: Cool temperatures crank up fire risks

More than a hundred people were evacuated from KIK Custom Products on Old Candler Road following a fire that was believed to have started in the ceiling of the company's laboratory Monday afternoon.

October 20, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall school board outlines new field trip rules

The Hall County school board approved a new process for approving out-of-state and overnight field trips to reduce the financial burden on parents.

October 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Surplus money will help fix Gainesville schools' roofs

At least $600,000 left over from the construction of the new Gainesville Middle School can be applied to fix leaky roofs at five Gainesville school buildings, the Gainesville school board learned Monday night.

October 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


History center’s luncheon focuses on health care

You may not know how it started, but most people are happy to have a reliable doctor to call when they are sick.

October 19, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Iraqi journalist shares story with GSC students

Haider Hamza likens the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq to a bloody bullet being plucked from his flesh.

October 19, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Oakwood tax rate to stay the same for 10th year

OAKWOOD - Oakwood residents who see their tax bills climb this year can lay the blame mostly at higher assessments.

October 19, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


County considers less-strict alcohol punishment

In Hall County, someone convicted of an alcohol-related misdemeanor will be banned from working in all businesses that sell alcohol in the county for five years - a punishment the Hall County Board of Commissioners thinks is too strict.

October 19, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Web links H1N1 vaccine with potential patients

If you are considering getting the H1N1 vaccination but aren't sure where to go, the Georgia Department of Community Health has made it a lot easier to get the immunization you are seeking.

October 18, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Event promises a marathon of words

On your mark, get set, read!

October 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Festivals usher in fall's colors and characters

Cooler temperatures this past weekend arrived just in time for a full slate of fall festivals.

October 18, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Business license official helps many realize dreams

Hall County Business License Director Susan Rector is in the business of helping people reach their goals.

October 18, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


First Fest draws families to Thompson Bridge Road church

Gainesville First United Methodist Church invited the community to enjoy the fall festivities Sunday at First Fest.

October 18, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Incisionless surgery helps acid reflux sufferers

Imagine having surgery without an incision.

October 18, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Flowery Branch approves zoning for fireworks sales

Flowery Branch City Council members approved an ordinance Wednesday clarifying where certain fireworks sales establishments can hold business, but it wasn't without some reluctance.

June 24, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


North Forsyth woman arrested for Sunday’s hit-and-run incident

June 24, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


New, wider Clarks Bridge opens

The resurgent Lake Lanier Olympic Venue now has a shiny new bridge on its doorstep.

June 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students in summer class at UNG for high school credit

While other kids their age enjoy time by the pool or engage in other summertime fun, 88 students participating in the Steps to College program are spending their summer hitting the books as a part of an enrichment program at the Gainesville campus of the University of North Georgia.

June 23, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Police: Elderly man in electric scooter, others arrested in alleged Wal-Mart TV theft

An elderly man on an electric scooter allegedly aided two other suspects in stealing a 50-inch flat screen television from Wal-Mart early Monday, Oakwood Police said.

June 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Free meals will still be available at some schools through July

June is coming to a close, and so are many lunchrooms in Hall County and Gainesville schools.

June 23, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Bill in Congress would boost Amtrak funding

Amtrak, which has had a longtime presence in Hall County, could get a serious funding boost if a bill now moving through Congress eventually passes.

June 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eyes on the Road: Clarks Bridge could open Wednesday afternoon

The new Clarks Bridge could open Wednesday afternoon but no later than Thursday, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

June 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man escapes smoking passenger van

A man smelled smoke Tuesday afternoon while driving and exited the van before it was in flames, fire officials said.

June 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Coroner: Atlanta Street man killed by gunshot wound to head

A Gainesville man killed at the Atlanta Street Apartments June 15 suffered a gunshot wound to the head, Hall County Coroner Marion Merck said Tuesday.

June 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


The Local Agenda: Hall board set to vote on development, Civil Service change

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will vote on several items Thursday that have been materializing for awhile, including a proposed mixed-use development on Friendship Road and changes to the Civil Service Act.

June 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lot could alleviate UNG parking problems at Gainesville campus

Students have been complaining about the parking options at the Gainesville campus of the University of North Georgia for several years, but their troubles may soon be over thanks to an existing park-and-ride lot off Exit 17 of Interstate 985.

June 22, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Four indicted in case involving Buford man’s death

Four people accused by Gwinnett County Police of racing down a Buford road in April 2014 were indicted Wednesday in the death of a 24-year-old Buford man.

June 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gillsville street improvements now underway

An eye cast toward busy Ga. 52, which cuts through tiny Gillsville on the Hall-Banks County line, Melissa Grizzle said the heavy sidewalk construction in front of her restaurant hasn't hurt business.

June 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County school board approves final 2016 budget

The Hall County school board approved its fiscal year 2016 budget at its meeting Monday night, including a slight increase in the millage rate.

June 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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