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North Georgia Zoo officials believe anaconda had baby snake without mate

It's been a rough couple of weeks for one green anaconda.

February 10, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Fire hits former Buford Tannery

No one was injured Tuesday night in Buford as a warehouse fire raged at a building known as the old Buford Tannery, a Gwinnett County fire official said.

February 10, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Unemployment benefit disputes sometimes boil down to he said, she said

The process of determining who is eligible for unemployment benefits can seem arbitrary and ambiguous at times, particularly in the case of workers who are terminated with cause.

February 10, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Widening may be on back burner, but Browns Bridge Road could get other fixes

Straightening Ga. 369/Browns Bridge Road's curves may happen sooner than widening the busy West Hall road from two lanes to four, a project that's been kicked around for years by government officials.

February 10, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Rotary Club honors Jim Walters, Martha Nesbitt as Man, Woman of the Year

A man almost synonymous with Gainesville philanthropy and a woman who led a local college for more than a decade were honored at an elegant evening Monday put on by the Rotary Club of Gainesville.

February 10, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Parents of toddler hurt in drug raid sue Habersham law enforcement

February 10, 2015 | Associated Press | Local


Buildings clear after threat at North Hall High

Students and staff at North Hall High School were evacuated to the school's stadium Tuesday after a bomb threat was found on a bathroom wall at the school in Gainesville.

February 10, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


The Local Agenda: City budget presentations begin this week

The Gainesville City Council will begin hearing annual budget presentations when it meets Thursday for a work session.

February 09, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lyman Hall Elementary students have fun with health and safety

Students at Lyman Hall Elementary School in Gainesville learned about health and swimming safety Monday, thanks to a program from the Red Cross of Northeast Georgia.

Members of the University of Georgia Red Cross Club teamed with the local chapter to give a presentation to students about proper hygiene and handwashing. Katerina Saker, Lainie Hyman, Steven Bowman and Nikhil Gangasani reminded students about thorough handwashing to prevent the spread of germs during the flu and strep throat season.

February 09, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Georgia House bill aims to open door for third parties

A bill in the state legislature proposes making it easier for third party and independent political candidates to get their names on the ballot in Georgia, but debate remains about just how far to lower the bar.

February 09, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


University of North Georgia to screen water wars movie

The water wars that have been fought between three Southern states for more than two decades have made their way to the big screen.

February 09, 2015 | BY CAROLINE WATTS intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Lula may hold June 16 election to replace late City Councilwoman Vicky Chambers

Lula officials are eyeing a special election June 16 to replace a Lula city councilwoman who died Jan. 26 following a head-on collision with a driver charged with DUI.

February 09, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Board of Education discusses East Hall High improvements

East Hall High School could have a few campus updates in the next several years.

February 09, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Body found in lake confirmed as missing man Kelly Nash

The man's body found in Lake Lanier on Sunday evening is that of Kelly Nash, Hall County Sheriff's Office Deputy Nicole Bailes confirmed Monday afternoon.

February 09, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Transportation funding bill revised to calm critics

ATLANTA - Republican leaders on Monday previewed changes to a bill aiming to raise $1 billion to maintain Georgia's roads and bridges.

February 09, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Local


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Public safety, road concerns top Hall SPLOST priorities

When it comes to special purpose local option sales tax, Hall County government gets the lion's share of revenue, and that's no small matter.

February 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oakwood considers restricting parking in front yards

Oakwood wants front yards, not car graveyards, in its neighborhoods.

February 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


State wants to increase use of senior centers

Changes may be coming to senior centers across the state in order to boost participation, and area agencies on aging like Legacy Link want to hear from residents about what those changes should be.

February 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Class Notes: Teachers’ association honors teachers of the year

No one understands the work teachers do better than former teachers.

February 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County Sheriff’s Office breaks ground on its new headquarters

Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch said he looks forward to moving into the new headquarters by the end of the year and out of the cramped spaces and cold offices on Main Street.

February 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Icy mix possible today, but how much will we get?

Hall County may endure some icy weather today, but the event may be short-lived thanks to a warming trend expected to push afternoon temperatures above freezing.

February 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Push is on for Hall County sales tax vote

Though the votes won't be counted until March 17, the fate of a 1 percent sales tax to fund infrastructure projects across Hall County may be decided before then.

February 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County may be a long shot as high-speed rail stop

Slower speeds, fewer round trips, less ridership and budget shortfalls are projected if existing rail through Hall County is chosen among three options for proposed Atlanta-Charlotte, N.C. passenger rail service, a report issued by state and federal officials shows.

February 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Concerns arise amid bribery allegations against former Hall County Sheriff's deputy

The recent indictment of a former Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy has raised questions about the future of cases in which he was involved.

February 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Local officials take wait-and-see approach over proposal for failing schools

Local school officials are still assessing the plan announced Wednesday by Gov. Nathan Deal to tackle the problem of Georgia's chronically failing schools.

February 15, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Local


Local couple aims to get fathers more involved in their kids’ lives

Today, some 64 percent of African-American children live in single-family homes in Georgia.

February 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Zumba Go Red event raises funds for women’s cardiac health awareness

For Cheryl Brown of Flowery Branch, Saturday's Zumba Go Red event was more than a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.

February 14, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Downed tree in roadway hampering traffic in North Hall

A downed tree in the roadway is hampering traffic at Ga. Highway 283 and Old Dahlonega Highway in North Hall County.

February 14, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Fatal crash involving teen is second of week in Forsyth

February 14, 2015 | Times regional staff | Local


District attorney still hopeful to fill posts after staffing bid denied

Though relief is not coming as soon as he would like, Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh said he looks forward to the favorable chances to add needed courthouse personnel.

February 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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