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Gainesville schools to hold meetings about financial issues

The Gainesville school system will hold two "State of the System" presentations Wednesday to update the community on financial and public policy issues affecting the system.

January 13, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


School board applauds football team, teacher

Monday's Hall County school board meeting was dominated by recognition for the teacher of the year and several students, including the Flowery Branch High School football team.

January 13, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Oakwood City Council considers law on banners

Oakwood is looking at cracking down on what officials see as a proliferation of banner signs throughout the city.

January 13, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Bird’s-eye view maps coming to Jackson County

JEFFERSON - The detailed topographical maps often depicted in social studies books give the reader a good sense of the lay of the land, where the mountains slope into valleys and where rivers give way to the sea.

January 13, 2009 | Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Church wants apartments, not store, next door

JEFFERSON - Instead of seeking to have a piece of property rezoned to allow for the potential construction of a Dollar General Store, Harvest Chapel Ministries is now considering building an apartment community for area seniors.

January 13, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Sittin' pretty: Pieces of Brenau gazebo

Though it was a puzzle to assemble, Brenau University's latest monument is nearly complete.

January 13, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Sewer changes may lure developers to Flowery Branch

Flowery Branch is looking to tweak its sewer reservation policy, allowing developers to get a full refund on capacity after holding it for two years rather than a partial one, as the current policy states.

January 13, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Supreme Court declines to hear Georgia's case in water wars

The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that it would let stand a lower court ruling in a case involving water storage in Lake Lanier. The decision was hailed as a victory by leaders in Florida and Alabama, but Georgia officials contend it was no decision at all.

January 13, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Take your can to Jefferson

JEFFERSON - If you think you don't have enough money in the bank to make a charitable donation, think again.

January 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


New parking deck to get under way

Make sure you don't leave your car in the Georgia Mountains Center parking deck after Thursday evening, as the 28-year-old deck is about to be torn down.

January 12, 2009 | | Local


In to India: Hall fire marshal gets a look at firefighting in Bangalore

Traveling as part of Gainesville ministry Rahab's Rope, Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle took part in a massive Christmas celebration in Bangalore, India.

January 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall loaded with records requests

Some Hall County officials claim the cost of open government was too high in 2008.

January 11, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville man dies in wreck

A Gainesville man was killed and a woman and child injured seriously in a Friday evening wreck on Poplar Springs Road in South Hall.

January 11, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Even in slow times, building inspector keeps fairly busy

OAKWOOD - A slumping economy has made things a little quieter in Joe Hayes' office.

January 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bulls and their riders return to Gainesville

A chair to get your boots shined and the smells of leather mixing with popcorn in the lobby - sure signs that bull riding was back in Gainesville.

January 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Georgia denies Florida's allegations in water wars lawsuit

Georgia denies that Florida's Apalachicola region is "suffering serious harm" because of Georgia's increasing storage and consumption of water from the Chattahoochee and Flint river basins, according to a document filed in the U.S. Supreme Court.

January 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Community activism group undergoes change in leadership

Now, if she wants, Faye Bush doesn't have to walk across the street to work anymore.

January 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Class Notes: UNG selects chief research officer

The University of North Georgia has a new head of research and engagement.

January 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Georgia infant mortality rate higher than national average

The Georgia Child Fatality Review Panel report on 2013 deaths found the state has an above-average infant mortality rate.

January 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Lula councilwoman Vicky Chambers still in ICU as City Council looks ahead

Lula City Councilwoman Vicky Chambers, as of Sunday night, is still in the intensive care unit at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

January 18, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Gainesville's downtown square bigger draw than ever

While it's no secret the downtown square is Gainesville's centerpiece, the last year has proven what a major draw it is for residents and tourists alike.

January 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Cumming response sends state attorney general to sidelines

January 18, 2015 | BY KELLY WHITMIRE Times regional staff | Local


Meeting set to bridge 'dividing line' between community, law enforcement

A group of church and community leaders plans to talk this week with area law enforcement on ways to improve relations and "build partnerships."

January 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hundreds of Boy Scouts gather at Scoutland for Winter Camporee event

This weekend, Boy Scout Troops from Hall, Jackson and Barrow have come together at Scoutland campgrounds north of Gainesville for the 2015 Chattahoochee District Winter Camporee.

January 18, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


The 2 police families of Carol Martin

A math teacher, an accountant or a police chief - of those career options, Carol Martin said she never imagined herself becoming the third.

January 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local




Area Agencies offer aid for uninsured immigrants

An estimated 398,000 undocumented immigrants currently live in Georgia, according to a report released Thursday by The Migration Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., and most of them lack health insurance.

January 17, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Local


Schools across Georgia launch Milestones tests

The word "assessment" might make students, parents and even some teachers nervous.

January 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Cannabis oil advocates upset by change in Georgia bill

Proponents of medical marijuana were left feeling deflated last week when politics unraveled parts of a state bill aimed at regulating use of the drug in limited form and scope.

January 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall businessman Bobby Poole owned last full-service gas station

Bobby Poole, a Gainesville businessman and active community member who owned the city's last full-service gas station died Friday at age 83.

January 17, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Local


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