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Oakwood increases stream buffer

Oakwood City Council approved an amendment to a stream buffer protection ordinance Monday evening that enacts a 50-foot buffer off stream banks with an additional 25-foot non-negotiable impervious buffer. Before Monday evening, the Oakwood stream buffer ordinance allowed for some design manipulation in the 25-foot impervious buffer, according to Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown.

February 23, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


International Baccalaureate info meeting set at Johnson

An informational meeting has been set concerning the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme planned for next school year at Johnson High School. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday in the school's media center.

February 23, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Repeat offender accused of performing lewd acts

Hall County Sheriff's deputies on Friday arrested a 40-year-old man accused of performing lewd acts while looking through an elderly person's window.

Terry Grant of Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville was arrested Friday after Hall County Sheriff's deputies caught him looking through the windows of a home on the 2000 block of Henderson Street.

February 23, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


DOT continues work on Ga. 53, U.S. 129

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to close one lane of Mundy Mill Road today and Wednesday for paving and striping. Construction crews plan to work on the eastbound lanes today and the westbound lanes on Wednesday. Lanes will alternately be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. around Frontage Road.

February 23, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


So you think you can fight fires? Take county fire services’ new classes

Always wanted to hold a high-pressure fire hose, ride in a fire engine or try a rescue in a smoke-filled building?

The Hall County Fire Services' new Citizens Fire Academy might just be your thing.

February 22, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Beulah Rucker museum, foundation moving forward

A forum Tuesday at the Northeast Georgia History Center will feature an update on the Beulah Rucker Museum and Foundation, and its executive director said the museum plans are going very well.

February 22, 2008 | | Local


Caring voices needed: Rape Response volunteers give survivors support

GAINESVILLE - Deidra Randolph is a former licensed practical nurse. About eight years ago, she saw an advertisement for volunteer advocate training at Rape Response Inc. in Gainesville.

"I was no longer in the medical profession at the time ... and I just saw it as an opportunity to ... be that voice again for caring," Randolph said.

February 22, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Unfinished house burns; 14 brush fires plague area

Fire officials said high winds reaching 31 mph and low humidity are to blame for the rash of small fires that broke out Sunday afternoon in Northeast Georgia.

As a result of weather conditions, the Georgia Forestry Commission issued a red flag fire warning that remained in effect for parts of North Georgia until 9 p.m. Sunday.

February 22, 2008 | Jessica Jordan Harris Blackwood | Local


Northeast Georgia Medical Center's open MRI is new and improved

Given the choice, most patients would rather undergo an "open" MRI test rather than be encased in the narrow cylinder of traditional MRI machines.

February 22, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Study to evaluate water, sewer rate hike in Flowery Branch

Flowery Branch City Council has approved a nearly $3,000 study to determine when and by how much city sewer and water rates should be raised to meet the costs of the city's sewer and water treatment plant, which loses money.

The council approved the study last Wednesday after auditor Dan Walker briefed the City Council and staff on the past fiscal year's budget.

February 22, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Annual tech fair shows the kids are all right

Computer savvy students from across North Georgia gathered Saturday at Lakeview Academy to compete in the annual Lanier Regional Technology Fair.

February 21, 2008 | Bianca Bruno | Local


Internet hot spots get boost on campus

DAHLONEGA - North Georgia College & State University plans to expand its wireless network during the next several months.

The work, expected to be completed in the fall, will provide most of the campus with wireless coverage, said Bryson Payne, chief information officer.

February 21, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


It's all about chicken and community fun

Clyde Frederick squeezed his long-legged frame onto the small, round seat of the elementary school cafeteria table and dug into a dinner of chicken pie, slaw, green beans, cranberry sauce and roll, his grown son and four granddaughters seated beside him.

February 21, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Drought repercussion: Lake Lanier Islands might limit swimming in the lake

Gov. Sonny Perdue's announcement that the state would allow limited filling of outdoor swimming pools was good news for Grier Todd.

February 21, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Clergy appreciation event honors leaders

A Gainesville civic club paused Thursday to thank religious leaders in the community for their efforts.

The Lanierland Civitan Club held a Clergy Appreciation Day, which coincides with a weeklong observance honoring those in the ministry.

February 21, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


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Plans for new school in Mundy Mill neighborhood still on track

With two elementary schools near capacity, Gainesville City Schools is going forward with plans to build a new elementary school in the Mundy Mill neighborhood.

July 18, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Museum to be first of its kind in Georgia

A museum dedicated to education is one step closer to reality in Flowery Branch.

July 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


New test designed to allow for more truck drivers, improve safety

Georgians will be seeing more trucks on the highway in coming years - at least, if economic development plans pan out as the governor's office expects.

July 18, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Jumping right in: A swimmer at last

Until my adult swim lessons at the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, there was no way I would go into a pool past my shoulders.

July 18, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


It’s a hot, dry summer this year

This time last summer, Hall County residents were repeating a famous refrain from classic rock band Credence Clearwater Revival: "Who will stop the rain?"

July 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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


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