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Flowery Branch City Council approves sewer line repair

Repairs have been approved for a Flowery Branch sewer line that has been leaking into the Mud Creek stream for an undetermined period of time.

February 05, 2015 | | Local


Chill will hit overnight, but a warmer, sunny weekend awaits

A hard freeze is expected overnight in North Georgia with temperatures dropping into the low 20s by morning in most areas.

February 05, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Surveyors to halt Ga. 400/Ga. 53 traffic Saturday morning

February 05, 2015 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Expo features local businesses and their ‘green’ benefits

A trip to the busy, giant retailer-filled Mall of Georgia in Buford is fine, but keeping their shopping dollars local is important to Ann and Todd Marvos of Gainesville.

February 05, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


School officials boost security after Gainesville High threat

Security at Gainesville High School remained heightened Thursday after a threat was found written on a bathroom wall Wednesday.

February 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Concerns linger even as most Hall County parents vaccinate children

Vaccinations: lifesavers or poison?

February 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Badge & Bar: Gainesville attorney honored with defense award

A local stalwart of indigent legal defense was honored Saturday at the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

February 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall man charged with armed robbery, assault

A Hall County man is accused of beating a man with a handgun and taking the man's car, cellphone and wallet.

February 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Sales tax presentations set over coming month

Members of the public have opportunities over the coming month to hear about an upcoming sales tax referendum.

February 05, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lanier Islands’ well project in limbo

Lanier Islands' planned well project sits idle in Flowery Branch, nearly 2 1/2 years after it was announced.

February 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgians practice tornado safety

Wednesday was Tornado Safety Day in Georgia.

February 04, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville High threat provokes school search

A threat written on a Gainesville High School bathroom wall led to a sweep of the school about 6 p.m. Wednesday.

February 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


County wants to nix ‘politicized’ board that rules on disciplinary actions

Hall County officials have outlined a long and broad list of legislative priorities for state lawmakers to consider this year, including proposed changes to the Civil Service Board, local utility rates and franchise fees.

February 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flurries possible in mountains as colder air moves in tonight

Some residents in North Georgia mountain communities may see that flaky white stuff falling from the sky tonight and Thursday morning.

February 04, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County woman accused of using prescription pad for hydrocodone

A Hall County woman allegedly used a stolen prescription pad on nine occasions to obtain hydrocodone, authorities said Wednesday.

February 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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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


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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