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Nepotism law could derail school board campaign

The re-election campaign of Gainesville school board member Kelvin Simmons may come to a grinding halt as a result of a change in state law regarding nepotism and school board members' eligibility for election.

August 04, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Families get an up-close look at rescue, safety personnel

At 6 p.m. Tuesday, about 100 people paused to watch the Life Net helicopter descend to the ground.

August 04, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Rep. Mills opposes Gainesville’s water fee increase

The Gainesville City Council unanimously adopted a higher set of water fees Tuesday, but not without opposition from a state legislator.

August 04, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


DOT work may snarl back-to-school traffic

School traffic in both Hall and Jackson counties may be affected by two separate Georgia Department of Transportation projects.

August 04, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Honda dealership manager will run for state Senate seat

Longtime Gainesville businessman and Milton Martin Honda general manager Butch Miller wants to take his business know-how to the Georgia Senate.

August 04, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Computer glitch sidelines Dial-A-Ride schedule

Hall Area Transit is asking all Dial-A-Ride customers for Wednesday to call them to re-confirm appointments.

August 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Lifetime lessons for first day of school at Jefferson Elementary

JEFFERSON - It was five years in the making, but the first day of school finally arrived Monday for Jefferson students.

August 03, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Probe into weekend break-ins continues

Hall County Sheriff's officials say no arrests have been made related to a number of break-ins that occurred at Lake Lanier Islands Beach & Water Park on Saturday.

August 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


3 hurt in Thompson Bridge Road crash

Three people were taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center after two vehicles collided on Thompson Bridge Road on Monday morning, according to David Kimbrell, chief of Hall County Fire Services.

August 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Until flu shots come in, keep washing your hands

Although a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel has recommended that school-age children get vaccinated for swine flu, manufacturers may not have the vaccine ready until October.

August 03, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


State audit confirms Gainesville schools' budget woes

State auditors presented Gainesville's school board with the results of the school system's fiscal year 2008 audit in a meeting Monday night, and ticked off the many problems that once existed in the system's finances.

August 03, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Road to ‘nowhere’ now leads to Friendship

The four-lane stretch next to the Kroger-anchored shopping center off Spout Springs Road in South Hall is now a road to somewhere.

August 03, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


New light eases traffic — and parents

A traffic light wasn't a given thing, even though it sat above a busy four-lane road at the entrance to a community center and future middle school.

August 03, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Library expands job-hunt toolbox

Hall County libraries now offer new tools for the job hunt - and they can be accessed anywhere.

August 03, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Schools focus on furlough days

Following the state's decision last month to cut another 3 percent from K-12 school districts and cut funding for three days for all school employees, Hall County and Gainesville school systems are pinpointing which days will be axed from employees' work schedules.

August 03, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Badge & Bar: Butterfly release Friday for National Victims’ Rights Week

Capping off the week honoring crime victims, the Hall County Solicitor's Office and District Attorney's Office will hold its annual butterfly release at 11 a.m. Friday.

April 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gateway to Hope set for Friday

Gateway Domestic Violence Center will put on a fundraiser Friday evening at the Chattahoochee Country Club featuring cocktails, heavy hors d'oeuvres and an extensive silent auction.

April 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Schools respond to Blue Bell recall

With this week's voluntary recall of all Blue Bell Creameries products, some schools across Georgia faced a choice about removing items from the cafeteria line. But in Hall County and Gainesville, no such dairy quandary exists.

April 22, 2015 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Square plantings showcase new garden

Earth Day got off to a good start in Gainesville on Wednesday as members of the Atlanta Botanical Garden and city representatives gathered in the downtown square to plant flowers and other vegetation.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch equine, cattle expert named Farmer of the Year

A fourth-generation family farmer known across the country for her cattle and equine expertise is Hall County's 2015 Farmer of the Year.

April 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


A world of differences among environmental issues

While environmental issues are more ingrained in the public mind than ever, Earth Day isn't treated with the same level of gravitas in America that it was when first celebrated 45 years ago today, according to some local academics and activists.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Federal aid to offset local costs of ice storm clean up

President Barack Obama has allocated federal aid funding to assist Hall County and other regions affected by an ice storm in mid-February, which toppled trees and knocked out power to tens of thousands of residents.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont Town Council ponders possible alcohol resolution for Nov. 3 ballot

The Clermont Town Council talked Tuesday night about holding a straw poll or nonbinding resolution on whether to allow beer and wine sales on U.S. 129/Cleveland Highway, a major road running through town.

April 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Charter Career students craft sustainable products for market, spa

At Lanier Charter Career Academy, horticulture students grow herbs while cosmetology students work in the school's onsite salon.

April 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Groundbreaking event for new athletic park takes place at Brenau University

Construction is underway on a future Brenau University athletic complex.

April 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County Board of Commissioners considering $61,000 tennis court repair contract

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will consider awarding a $61,000 contract to demolish and rebuild a tennis court in the Village at Deaton Creek subdivision when it meets Thursday night.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville City Council approves lease agreement with Kubota

The Gainesville City Council approved a lease agreement Tuesday with Kubota Manufacturing of America, granting the company access to city-owned land in exchange for site improvements.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Planning group gives its OK to "complete streets"

A group of area planners has given its OK to a policy that requires considering all modes of travel in road construction.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


District attorney drops charge against grieving father

Charges have been officially dropped against a grieving father arrested April 12 for trying to put up safety barriers at his daughter's wreck site.

April 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Local Agenda: Hall planning commission OKs mobile home relocation

The controversial relocation of a mobile home near Lake Lanier was recommended for approval by the Hall County Planning Commission on Monday, with board members expressing sympathy for nearby homeowners while saying their hands are tied.

April 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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