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Hall County wants a cut of lake home rentals

Hall County officials are discussing changing the law to allow short-term rentals for homes on Lake Lanier, something Convention and Visitors Bureau President Stacey Dickson said will be a "game changer" for tourism in Hall County.

January 16, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Three convicted in Hall County drug cases

A Buford man was sentenced to 12 years in prison this week after being convicted of multiple drug and traffic offenses.

January 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Islands resort dedicates new wastewater plant for coming growth

Inside a building meant for treating waste, the Lake Lanier Islands Development Authority celebrated the possibility of new things Friday.

January 16, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Forsyth County residents butt heads on future of Bethel Park

Fred Baumann enjoys walking his dog at Bethel Park. He doesn't want people to look back years from now and wonder why Forsyth County didn't preserve access to the site on Lake Lanier.

January 15, 2010 | Alyssa LaRenzie Times regional staff | Local


Stimulus money covers Jefferson road project

JEFFERSON - Federal stimulus funds are officially at work in Jackson County on a roadway resurfacing project, according to Georgia Department of Transportation officials.

January 15, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall juvenile court trains volunteers to work with truant students

Walter Rucker can remember when a Gainesville city truant officer put the fear of God into teenagers playing hooky from school.

January 15, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Parenting columnist to speak in Gainesville

The North Hall Community Education Foundation has scheduled an event Thursday featuring syndicated parenting columnist John Rosemond.

January 15, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Newtown Florist Club expands MLK holiday

After 40 years of celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream with a march through the streets of Gainesville, the Newtown Florist Club is shaking things up a bit.

January 15, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


East Hall teen injured in ATV accident

A 13-year-old East Hall boy was airlifted to an Atlanta hospital today following a serious crash on an all-terrain vehicle.

January 15, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Ex-deputy indicted in child molestation case

A Hall County grand jury returned a child molestation indictment against a former internal affairs officer for the Hall County Sheriff's Office this week.

January 15, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Puppies from the humane society practice philanthropy

There is now a waiting list for the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia's popular pet therapy program.

January 15, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ethics code draft gets scrapped

Hall County commissioners decided Thursday to scrap the work they had done on a proposed ethics code after agreeing with its critics that it lacked teeth.

January 15, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Commission chairman talks water, taxes in annual speech

FLOWERY BRANCH - Dismissing moves to resolve the tri-state battle over Lake Lanier's water, Board of Commissioners Chairman Tom Oliver touted in his State of Hall County speech Thursday sped-up plans to build the Glades Farm Reservoir.

January 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Forsyth interested in Glades reservoir

Forsyth County plans to take neighboring Hall County up on an offer to participate in the planning and pursuit of the Glades Farm Reservoir.

January 15, 2010 | Alyssa LaRenzie Times regional staff | Local


EPD fines Gainesville over ’09 sewage overflows

The state's Environmental Protection Division fined the Gainesville Public Utilities Department for unpermitted discharges last year into Limestone Creek and Lake Lanier.

January 14, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Officials hope new stretchers will reduce EMS injuries

Stretchers arriving in the coming months are expected to take a load off the backs of emergency medical responders.

August 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Missing child located, safe

Hall County officials reported late Thursday that they had located a missing 3-year-old boy and that he was safe.

August 20, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs team with Old Navy to teach job skills

Folding clothes, greeting customers and working a register are skills many young people learn on their first job.

August 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Flowery Branch looking at stormwater issues

Flowery Branch City Council is discussing an issue regarding a local resident complaining about stormwater pooling on his property.

August 20, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville fixing downtown sidewalks

Gainesville is working to improve sidewalks in the downtown area.

August 20, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Plans for Wal-Mart in North Forsyth are back

August 20, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Man sentenced to 25 years in prison

A Lawrenceville man was found not guilty Thursday of armed robbery and four other charges in a 2013 incident in Gainesville, but was sentenced on ...

August 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Clearing the air: With origin found, officials work to stamp out stench

There's nothing like a stench to bring people together.

August 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Browns Bridge Road lane closing during rush hour for water main repair

One lane of Browns Bridge Road will be closed at Watson Circle starting at 5:15 p.m. due to a water main break under ...

August 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man arrested in mountain resort heist

August 20, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Gainesville council race for Ward 3 draws candidate

Lemuel Betancourt, 47, has announced his candidacy for the Gainesville City Council Ward 3 seat currently held by Myrtle Figueras.

August 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge & Bar: Twins suspected in burglary indicted

A pair of Gainesville twins charged with burglary in November by Gainesville Police were indicted last week by a grand jury.

August 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Lakeview kicks off school year with traditional celebration

A bell tolls across Lakeview Academy's grounds, signaling the official start of the school year on Wednesday.

August 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Advocates want state tax credit for low-income workers on the table

Changes to the state tax code are possible when lawmakers convene in January for the 2016 session of the Georgia General Assembly, but just who ...

August 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Jury to decide attempted armed robbery, shooting case

The prosecution and defense closed Wednesday in the case of a Lawrenceville man charged with attempted armed robbery and shooting a man in the side.

August 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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