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Will wage hike affect businesses?

Today's 70 cent hike in the federal minimum wage may largely go unnoticed in Hall County.

July 28, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Chamber seeks most-fit company in area

As part of the VISION 2030 HealthSmart Community Challenge, the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce health care committee is looking for the most-fit company in Gainesville-Hall County.

July 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Restoration program awards grants for wetlands

Southern Co., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, National Association of Counties and Wildlife Habitat Council announced that 10 new wetland, riparian and coastal conservation grants have been awarded in the Southeast through the Five Star Restoration Program.

July 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Forsyth County to pursue funds for reservoir

Water worries are prompting some to seek out creative solutions.

July 28, 2008 | BY FRANK REDDY Times regional staff | Local


Olympic recognition: US committee names regatta competitor ‘athlete of the month’

When Emily Vinson was in the fifth grade she realized that ballet slippers did not quite fit her. She decided to try flatwater kayaking on for size.

July 28, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Community embraces slain soldier’s family

A fallen soldier returned home to a hero's welcome Wednesday.

July 27, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Jilted bride sues after wedding called off

A high-priced diamond engagement ring was passed among Hall County jurors Tuesday as they prepared to decide if it was evidence of a binding contract.

July 27, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jury awards jilted bride $150,000

A Hall County man owes his ex-fiancee $150,000 for breaking off their engagement, a jury decided Wednesday.

July 27, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Cleanup under way at Mansfield Oil after Tuesday night storms

Tuesday night storms brought much-needed rain to the area, but they also downed trees and caused property damage that kept residents and clean-up crews busy Wednesday.

July 27, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Candidates for state court judge narrowed to two

Hall County Solicitor-General Larry Baldwin and Gainesville private practice attorney Ann Shuler are the finalists for a third Hall County State Court judgeship, the office of Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Tuesday.

July 27, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Spiritual tradition: Churches turn to camp meetings to spread the word

The tradition of camp meetings goes back to the early 1800s, when early farmers and their families would gather at a location for a time of spiritual renewal.

July 27, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


City cleans up 50,000-gallon spill

Some 50,000 gallons of wastewater has spilled into a tributary of Balus Creek, according to the Gainesville Public Utilities Department.

July 26, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


New Publix planned in Braselton

BRASELTON - A Publix shopping center is under development at the intersection of Friendship and Spout Springs roads in Braselton.

July 26, 2008 | BY NIKKI YOUNG Times regional staff | Local


Plan would reopen 2 boat ramps on Lanier

Boat ramps may continue to close if the water level keeps dropping in Lake Lanier. But Doug Aiken of the Hall County Taxpayers Association presented a plan to the Hall County Board of Commissioners at Monday's work session to get some of the ramps up and running again.

July 26, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Opponents can't keep Jackson County from approving new sports complex

JEFFERSON - Despite a planning department error and opposition from a few residents, the proposed private sports complex in West Jackson is on its way to becoming a reality.

July 26, 2008 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


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State jobless patterns are not felt locally

The rising jobless rate in Georgia doesn't reflect the local employment picture, area business leaders say.

July 18, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Early voting for runoff ends today

Today is the last day to vote early for Tuesday's runoff election.

July 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


2nd man arrested in West Avenue shooting

The case involving a June 5 shooting death at a West Avenue apartment has moved to Superior Court, and a second man connected to the case has been brought into police custody.

July 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Cockfighting suspicion leads to man's arrest on pot charges

A Hall County man arrested Wednesday in relation to growing marijuana also is suspected of being involved in cockfighting, Hall County officials said in a news release.

July 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch approves property tax increase

Flowery Branch City Council members have approved the city's first millage rate increase since 2006.

July 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Truck fire shuts down Interstate 985 southbound

No one was hurt Thursday when a tractor trailer fire on Interstate 985 southbound shut down the highway for a time.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man sentenced to life without parole for rape

A Gainesville man was sentenced to life without parole after being convicted Thursday on charges of rape and false imprisonment, according to Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man convicted of attempted murder

A Gainesville man was convicted Thursday of attempted murder in connection with an October 2012 knife attack, Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh said.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Lesson seven: Kick, hands, kick, hands

Wednesday marked my second-to-last adult swim lesson at Frances Meadows Aquatic Center. It also marked my first time swimming across the pool, a full 25 yards, from the three-foot side of the pool to the six-foot side.

July 17, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Alto man sentenced to 25 years in child molestation case

An Alto man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison without parole following a conviction of aggravated child molestation, among other charges.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County yet to feel state revenue windfall

State revenues are increasing this year over last, but economic hiccups remain and local governments have yet to see the payoff.

July 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville fan program eases seniors’ swelter

Gainesville residents are trying to find ways of keeping cool in the summer heat that won't empty their wallets.

July 17, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Demolition of Lanier Plaza begins, to take 2-3 weeks

Demolition of the Lanier Plaza shopping center on Thompson Bridge Road is underway.

July 17, 2014 | | Local


Wreck injuries not life-threatening

All three occupants involved in a two-vehicle crash in Lula on Tuesday came away from the collision without life-threatening injuries, Georgia State Patrol Trooper Jonathan S. Munger said Wednesday.

July 17, 2014 | | Local


Perdue, Kingston visit Hall County, try to woo voters

David Perdue and U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, each rolled through Hall County on Wednesday, hoping to turn out the vote in the July 22 runoff.

July 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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