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Newspaper sues city of Gainesville over open records

The Times filed suit Tuesday against the city of Gainesville, claiming city officials have violated the state's Open Records law by refusing to release information contained in a letter tied to the investigation of former city manager Bryan Shuler.

At issue in the Open Records Act case is an anonymous letter sent to the city alleging improprieties by Shuler. The city has refused to release an unedited version of the letter, making available only a copy which had the names of three city employees "redacted," or removed.

March 24, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jefferson council ponders whether to sell property

The Jefferson City Council wants to take a closer look at a piece of property before deciding to sell or continue leasing it to a local business.

March 23, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Atlanta man charged in woman’s slaying

An Atlanta man has been charged in the 2006 slaying of a 30-year-old Roswell mother whose body was discovered in an abandoned Forsyth County farmhouse.

March 23, 2009 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


2 companies holding job fairs this week

The announcements of two job fairs this week shows that not all the news about the economy is bad.

March 23, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


North Georgia college making classes bigger

North Georgia College & State University is expanding core class sizes and reducing energy costs to save money during a tight budget year.

March 23, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jackson EMC gives funds to five local groups

Five organizations serving Hall County have been awarded $59,000 in grants by the Jackson EMC Foundation, funded by cooperative members' participation in Operation Round Up.

March 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Water to be turned off today around Hardy Road for repairs

Approximately 100 homes in the area of Hardy Road will lose water service between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. today.

March 23, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Board member says reform of education funding put on hiatus years ago

ATLANTA - Work on revamping Georgia's more than 20-year-old education funding formula has come to a halt as the state deals with the worst fiscal crisis in decades.

March 23, 2009 | From staff, wire reports | Local


House, Senate pit state vs. regions in transportation sales tax

The members of the state House and Senate agree there is a need for an additional sales tax to pay for transportation projects. How that happens has the two chambers on different roads.

March 23, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Gainesville disputes annexation speed trap rap

The Hall County Board of Commissioners has called for a public hearing April 9 to discuss Gainesville's plans to annex a section of Interstate 985, an issue that has caused tension between the two governments.

March 23, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ponzi scheme price: $60M stolen from 50; guilty man faces up to 20 years

The staggering scope of the largest fraud case in Hall County history was revealed in federal court Monday, where Wendell Ray Spell admitted to defrauding at least 50 people of more than $60 million in a Ponzi scheme.

March 23, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Job, children keep Hall County clerk busy

Hall County's clerk has a lot on her plate.

March 23, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Healthy Monday: 'Observation' could decide whether patient's stuck with entire tab

"He was admitted to the hospital for observation." You've heard that phrase plenty of times. But what does it really mean?

March 23, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Jefferson schools face making improvements despite low revenues

Even in the face of state budget cuts, area school systems still have to educate students.

March 23, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Grady Young Foundation declares weekend successful

Some golfers didn't want to leave the Chattahoochee Golf Course, the weather was so good.

March 23, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Brenau takes top mediation team award

Brenau University took top honors Saturday in the 15th annual International Intercollegiate Mediation Tournament held at the Gainesville campus.

November 08, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


CASA honors veteran juvenile judge Jolliff at fundraiser

After a quarter of a century, a stalwart of the Hall County Juvenile Court was honored Saturday night for his dedication to children of abuse or neglect.

November 08, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Festival with a message: HemlockFest concludes Sunday

HemlockFest, a family-friendly festival with an environmental theme, continues through 4 p.m. today at Starbridge Retreat, 396 Starbridge Road, Murrayville.

November 08, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville officials weigh in on fire department concerns

After weeks of silence, top Gainesville officials are now speaking out about concerns that inadequate pay is causing attrition and low morale in the city fire department.

November 08, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Brenau hosts International Intercollegiate Mediation Tournament

Students from around the world are competing at Brenau University this weekend to see who is the best peacemaker.

November 08, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Outdoor burn causes forest fire in Hall County; no injuries reported

Two acres of wooded area were burned Friday afternoon, believed to have been caused by an "unattended outdoor burn," according to Hall County Fire Services interim deputy chief Chad Black.

November 08, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


3 treated for breathing problems when fire system malfunctions

Hall County Fire Services determined three workers suffered breathing problems and respiratory irritation Friday after a fire suppression system malfunctioned.

November 08, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County fire personnel, man with garden hose extinguish structural fire at home

Hall County Fire Services responded Friday morning to reported structure fire at a Heritage Crossing home.

November 08, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Roll up your sleeve and keep the flu bug at bay

A co-worker calls in sick Monday. Another calls Tuesday. By the end of the week, it feels like sickness has wiped out your whole office.

November 08, 2014 | Shannon Casas | Local


Report: Motorcyclist was thrown 16 feet in fatal crash

A motorcyclist in an Oct. 8 crash was thrown 16 feet from his motorcycle after veering off a Lula road, according to a Georgia State Patrol report.

November 07, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall sheriff to appeal deputies’ reinstatement

Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch will appeal the reinstatement of two deputies involved in an inmate's escape, County Attorney Bill Blalock said Friday.

November 07, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Mother, daughter charged in Flowery Branch prostitution sting

A Flowery Branch mother and daughter were arrested Friday and charged with prostitution following an investigation into Internet ads.

November 07, 2014 | | Local


Car knocks out power at Gainesville apartment complex

A car hit an apartment building Friday afternoon causing minor damage and knocking out power to most of the complex.

November 07, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


First Friday concert to start early

The First Friday concert with the Fly Betty Band on the downtown square in Gainesville will start at 7:30 p.m. instead of 8.

November 07, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Parks and Recreation again wins Agency of Year award

Gainesville Parks and Recreation has won the Georgia Recreation and Park Association Agency of the Year award for the 11th time in the last 15 years.

November 07, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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