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Federal bill could define use of Lanier’s water

A federal spending bill passed Thursday requires the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide a report in the coming months that could further threaten Georgia's use of Lake Lanier as a source of drinking water.

October 01, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Save money through Sunday on products, appliances that are more efficient with tax exemption

Folks looking to buy more efficient appliances might think about making that purchase sooner than later.

September 30, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County Animal Shelter opening delayed again

Hall County's Animal Shelter was scheduled to open today but will now postpone opening until Oct. 15.

September 30, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


State water task force considered a good idea

It is not certain who will serve on Gov. Sonny Perdue's water contingency task force, but some officials say its creation is a step in the right direction.

September 30, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Market to plant seed for political chats

Jaemor Farms Market is trading in peaches for politics this evening as it holds the first of several town-hall style meetings.

September 30, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Burn ban ends as October begins

Feel the chill? Leave that sweater in the closet - it's bonfire season again.

September 30, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Weather again delays I-985 project

Maybe it was a jinx of some kind.

September 30, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Action, banter in ‘Robin Hood’ aim to please whole family

When you hear the shrill "ting!" of swords in the new WonderQuest production of "Robin Hood," that's not a well-cued sound effect.

September 30, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


Three shows start at local high schools

Students at a few area high schools will soon be taking audiences on three very different journeys.

September 30, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Settlement reached in fatal fall

Charles "Chuck" Frissell was being the gentlemen he always was in the accident that claimed his life.

September 30, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


More charges in Avita case

Authorities believe the former volunteer coach of a high school dance team was embezzling money from the nonprofit agency where she worked in order to pay club dues and recreation fees for dozens of students, including her daughters.

September 30, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


McEver Road work closes West Hall street

Road work on McEver Road at Chamblee Road in West Hall will close Allen Circle to through traffic until 3 today, Hall County officials said this morning.

September 30, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall schools recognized for test achievement

State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox announced nine Hall County schools won the second annual Superintendent's Distinguished Achievement Award.

September 29, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Teachers’ paychecks hit by pay cuts, furloughs

Mimi Mathis, a school counselor at McEver Elementary, will collect a smaller paycheck today. So will most teachers in Georgia.

September 29, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Graveside vigil marks 10 years

Balloons floated into the sky with personal messages for Elaine Nix as the sun set Tuesday night at Memorial Park Cemetery, 10 years after the East Hall teen was found dead.

September 29, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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School serving children with special needs offers registration

Challenged Child & Friends is holding its first registration date next week for the school year beginning in August.

July 14, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Beatty wins Flowery Branch council election

Monica Beatty is Flowery Branch's newest councilwoman, winning in Tuesday's runoff election over Nicole Kriews.

July 14, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Catholic church moving ahead with plans for new campus

A growing population of Catholics in the area may soon have a new parish in Gainesville.

July 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall commission aims for $1.5 million budget for courthouse annex renovations

Hall County Commission Chairman Richard Mecum said he and the other commissioners are trying to walk the difficult line of ensuring security while keeping prices down.

July 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


The Local Agenda: Council expecting update on stormwater program Thursday

Gainesville officials are pushing forward with a plan to create a stormwater utility and implement a "rain tax" to pay for upgrades and replacements to aging drainage infrastructure. They will receive an update and recommendations about how to proceed at a work session Thursday morning.

July 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Inmate says he discussed assault with suspect on trial this week

A Superior Court jury will wait until Wednesday to hear the case of an alleged aggravated assault while an inmate is transferred to appear.

July 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Georgia takes a bite out of Hollywood

Georgia's not yet Hollywood, but the state's tax incentives have charmed a number of big-budget movie productions to relocate from the West Coast to the New South in recent years.

July 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Man fired 2 shots during road rage incident

A Gillsville man is accused of driving aggressively and eventually shooting at another driver on Harmony Church Road, Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies said.

July 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch voters choose new council member today

It's been a little more than two months since candidates were announced for the Post 5 seat on the Flowery Branch City Council, and the fatigue is setting in for the remaining two.

July 13, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Restoration work starts on Lula caboose

It had become Lula's faded red caboose.

July 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local




Foster care training process frustrates some

With hundreds of children needing foster care homes in North Georgia, Sara Griffith of Murrayville decided she wanted to be part of the solution.

December 07, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


From foster to forever: Some parents seek adoption

With big dreams come the possibility of worst nightmares.

October 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Where do we go from here?

October 19, 2014 | BY NICK WATSON and BEKAH PORTER | Local


Broken Bonds: Group homes sometimes help teens needing foster care

October 18, 2014 | Jennifer Jacob Brown news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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