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Flowery Branch public hearing draws no opposition to city's sewer plans

The Flowery Branch City Council held a public hearing Wednesday about plans to increase capacity at the sewer plant off Atlanta Highway, though nobody showed up to speak.

June 18, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville school board buys 5 new buses, 5 used

Gainesville school board members Wednesday approved the purchase of five brand new Bluebird buses to replace some of the buses damaged in a May 22 fire.

June 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Crane assembly could delay traffic in downtown Gainesville

The large crane that will be used to assemble the new Georgia Mountains Center parking deck is scheduled to arrive on site today. The crane takes up at least three semi trucks and will be assembled on site. The contractor will try to minimize affects to Main Street, however some traffic delays can be expected.

June 17, 2009 | | Local


Suspect arrested in Scrub Shop robbery

Gainesville police have arrested a suspect in the Tuesday afternoon robbery of a medical uniform store on Enota Drive.

June 17, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Lion talk continues, but no evidence yet

Somebody start selling souvenirs - mountain lion mania has hit Hall County.

June 16, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Ex-deputy acquitted in animal cruelty case

HOMER - A former Jackson County sheriff's deputy testified in court that four Walker hounds found starved to death on his property didn't belong to him, and a jury believed him.

June 16, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Libraries' computers are in high demand for the unemployed

Good luck finding a parking spot at the Gainesville library, especially this summer.

June 16, 2009 | By Carolyn Crist ccrist@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Federal funds soften budget cuts to schools

School districts statewide were handed more state budget cuts this week but received federal stabilization funds to help offset cuts as school boards carefully craft budgets for next year.

June 16, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Flu outbreaks reported at 3 Northeast Georgia camps

Three summer camps in Northeast Georgia sent 18 children to the hospital for influenza-like symptoms, and officials still are testing the strains for swine flu.

June 16, 2009 | By Carolyn Crist ccrist@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Businesses get creative to keep customers

Most everyone knows that to have a successful business, you have to walk the fine line between supply and demand.

June 16, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Housing market looking better; officials more optimistic

Recent numbers show Hall County's housing market may be on the rise.

June 16, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville's cuts mainly target employee pay increases

As they approved a much smaller spending plan for fiscal year 2010, Gainesville City Council members promised employees a better future.

June 16, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Fire destroys North Hall home

Hall County fire officials have not yet determined what caused a destructive house fire in the north end of the county Tuesday afternoon.

June 16, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Citing tight economy, Hall schools superintendent declines 5% raise

Hall County schools Superintendent Will Schofield received a glowing performance evaluation from the Hall County school board but declined the 5 percent raise to which he is entitled.

June 16, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Suspect sought in Scrub Shop robbery

Gainesville police are investigating a robbery that occurred this afternoon at a medical uniform store on Enota Drive.

June 16, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Death sentence upheld in Lumpkin County strangling case

The Supreme Court of Georgia upheld the murder conviction and death sentence of a Lumpkin County man who strangled his former girlfriend in 2001.

February 16, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Family displaced by North Hall fire

A man and three children have been displaced after their North Hall home was destroyed by fire Sunday night.

February 16, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Thousands still without power from ice storm

An ice storm has knocked down trees in North Georgia, blocking roadways and knocking out power for tens of thousands while making travel conditions hazardous.

February 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Public safety, road concerns top Hall SPLOST priorities

When it comes to special purpose local option sales tax, Hall County government gets the lion's share of revenue, and that's no small matter.

February 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oakwood considers restricting parking in front yards

Oakwood wants front yards, not car graveyards, in its neighborhoods.

February 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


State wants to increase use of senior centers

Changes may be coming to senior centers across the state in order to boost participation, and area agencies on aging like Legacy Link want to hear from residents about what those changes should be.

February 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Class Notes: Teachers’ association honors teachers of the year

No one understands the work teachers do better than former teachers.

February 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County Sheriff’s Office breaks ground on its new headquarters

Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch said he looks forward to moving into the new headquarters by the end of the year and out of the cramped spaces and cold offices on Main Street.

February 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Icy mix possible today, but how much will we get?

Hall County may endure some icy weather today, but the event may be short-lived thanks to a warming trend expected to push afternoon temperatures above freezing.

February 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Push is on for Hall County sales tax vote

Though the votes won't be counted until March 17, the fate of a 1 percent sales tax to fund infrastructure projects across Hall County may be decided before then.

February 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County may be a long shot as high-speed rail stop

Slower speeds, fewer round trips, less ridership and budget shortfalls are projected if existing rail through Hall County is chosen among three options for proposed Atlanta-Charlotte, N.C. passenger rail service, a report issued by state and federal officials shows.

February 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Concerns arise amid bribery allegations against former Hall County Sheriff's deputy

The recent indictment of a former Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy has raised questions about the future of cases in which he was involved.

February 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Local officials take wait-and-see approach over proposal for failing schools

Local school officials are still assessing the plan announced Wednesday by Gov. Nathan Deal to tackle the problem of Georgia's chronically failing schools.

February 15, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Local


Local couple aims to get fathers more involved in their kids’ lives

Today, some 64 percent of African-American children live in single-family homes in Georgia.

February 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Zumba Go Red event raises funds for women’s cardiac health awareness

For Cheryl Brown of Flowery Branch, Saturday's Zumba Go Red event was more than a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.

February 14, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


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