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Want a Habitat house? Go to a meeting

There are only two application meetings remaining for families seeking to apply for Habitat for Humanity housing next year.

November 09, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Best Buy grocery begins rebuilding

Work to restore a Flowery Branch landmark has gotten under way.

November 08, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier expected to reach new record low

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers predicts that next month Lake Lanier could drop below its lowest water level ever.

November 08, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Terrell Gaines named chairman of tax assessors board

Hall County Tax Assessors Board member Terrell Gaines has been named the tentative chairman of the Hall County Tax Assessors Board.

November 08, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


New law hinders car insurance oversight

Thanks to the gas crisis, during the first nine months of 2008, Americans drove about 62 billion fewer miles than they did during the same period last year.

November 08, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Gainesville to pay for pedestrian bridge if Midtown hotel is built

If developers deliver on a promise to build a 250-room hotel in Gainesville's Midtown, the city will put $3 million toward a bridge that will connect pedestrians leaving the hotel to the Georgia Mountains Center.

November 08, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Mance named GHS principal

It's official - Chris Mance is the new principal of Gainesville High School.

November 08, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Thurmon Tanner Parkway extension contract awarded

The state Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to Gary's Grading & Pipeline of Lawrenceville for the construction of the final 1.3-mile leg of Thurmon Tanner Parkway in Oakwood.

The project, which will cost $6.7 million, involves extending Thurmon Tanner from Plainview Road to Mundy Mill Road.

November 07, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


No one shows up for Oakwood budget hearing

No one attended Oakwood's public hearing Monday night on its proposed $3.2 million general-fund budget for 2009.

November 07, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Old Gainesville Middle School to get new future

As the new Gainesville Middle School building nears completion, the Gainesville school board is considering possible uses for the current Gainesville Middle School building.

November 07, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Former St. Michael pastor Thomas Kenny dies

Monsignor Thomas Kenny, who led in the construction of the St. Michael Catholic Church building on Pearce Circle, has died. He was 69.

November 07, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jefferson Academy keeps students in class longer

JEFFERSON - Jefferson Academy is not your typical elementary school.

November 07, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Chaplain in Iraq: Even in a war zone, human spirit endures

Editor's note: State Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, currently is in Iraq as a U.S. Air Force Reserve chaplain. He began his service there in September. He is reporting weekly on the activities at his location.

November 07, 2008 | By Doug Collins douglas.collins@blab.afcent.af.mil | Local


Area meetings

Among the public government meetings coming up this week are:

November 06, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch looks to improve narrow road

FLOWERY BRANCH - Narrow Jones Drive is a throwback to when this South Hall town had no Atlanta Falcons, big-box stores or promise of growth migrating north from Atlanta.

November 06, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


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New state-mandated profiles to assess kindergarten readiness

A child entering kindergarten may already know how to read, while a classmate may not know one letter of the alphabet.

December 04, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Seniors warmed by group's gesture

Over 80 residents of Bell Minor Nursing Home were treated to handmade "lap cozies" from members of the Hall County Quilt Guild on Wednesday during a small morning reception in Gainesville.

December 04, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Lake group hopes to install lights on Lanier’s north side

Bill Tannahill saw firsthand how glowing solar lights placed atop hazard markers in Lake Lanier helped him and his family find the way home on a very dark night.

December 04, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Badge & Bar: Flowery Branch holds silent auction for charity

Flowery Branch is hosting a silent auction Saturday to fund its Shop With a Cop program benefiting needy children.

December 03, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local




Georgia joins 17-state lawsuit against Obama's immigration action

Georgia and 16 other states are filing suit against President Barack Obama's immigration executive action.

December 03, 2014 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Human bones found by hunters in Dawson

December 03, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Bus, vehicle collide in front of East Hall Middle

No students were injured when a Hall County school bus and vehicle collided on the bus' morning route Wednesday.

December 03, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Health care panel’s report due Dec. 31

A legislative joint study committee addressing violence against health care workers now has until Dec. 31 to complete its report.

December 03, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tadmore Elementary student video in GEMA contest finals

Nothing says "emergency preparedness" quite like a winter weather jingle.

December 03, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Officials offer reward for info in high school powder scare in Flowery Branch

Flowery Branch High School has returned to normal after a brief scare Tuesday morning involving a note containing a powdery substance.

December 03, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Winter supplies arrive for children in need

The second annual Winter Wonderful has arrived, which means free coats, hats, gloves and more for kids.

December 03, 2014 | Tyler Bennett | Local


Dooley makes book tour stop in area

For a moment, Vince Dooley is back on the sideline at Sanford Stadium, wide-eyed at what his freshman star Herschel Walker was about to achieve.

December 03, 2014 | David Thackham | Local


Local property tax abatement, cell tower relocation agreed upon to secure Kubota deal

The Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority voted Tuesday to approve, among other items, a "Repayment Agreement" between the county and Kubota Manufacturing of America over the purchase of 180 acres in the Gateway Industrial Centre in North Hall.

December 03, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Eyes on the Road: City to move water lines as part of project

Gainesville has begun the process to move water lines on U.S. 129/Athens Highway, which the Georgia Department of Transportation has targeted for widening.

December 03, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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