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Few attend hearing about Flowery Branch tax allocation district

Eight people attended a public hearing Thursday evening in Flowery Branch to offer input on the city's plans for the voter-approved tax allocation district.

November 20, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


DOT announces Thanksgiving updates

After months of construction, the new Sardis Road-Dawsonville Highway intersection opened Wednesday for use.

November 19, 2007 | | Local


United Way passes halfway point

GAINESVILLE - United Way of Hall County is more than halfway to its annual campaign goal of $2.07 million.

November 19, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Gainesville names new planning director

Rusty Ligon has been named Gainesville's planning director, according to Gainesville City Manager Bryan Shuler.

November 19, 2007 | | Local


Times’ photographer to accompany humanitarians on visit to Vietnam

Nine Gainesville residents are taking their mission work to Vietnam today, and The Times' photographer Robin Michener Nathan will travel to the country to take shots of the humanitarians in action.

November 19, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Poultry officials discuss water conservation

ATHENS -- An official of the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association said water conservation in the poultry industry has taken on a new importance because of the drought.

Alling H. Yancy, vice president of food safety and production programs for the association, was among those attending a water conservation workshop sponsored by the Georgia Poultry Federation and the University of Georgia.

November 19, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Arrest made in game of 'chicken' case

A Gainesville man who police say eluded capture for two days after playing a high-speed game of "chicken" with a Gwinnett County officer was arrested Tuesday night in Oakwood.

November 19, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Salaries growing for college presidents

GAINESVILLE - College presidents are getting healthy raises, and a dozen at private universities earn $1 million or more including benefits, according to a new survey published Monday.

November 19, 2007 | | Local


Second suspect arrested in robbery; third suspect sought

Gainesville police have arrested a second suspect in Monday night's armed robbery of a convenience store and are seeking a third suspect.

November 19, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Cathy Cox to students: Don't let career 'stick' you

Former Georgia Secretary of State Cathy Cox told Brenau Academy students on Wednesday to choose a profession that will be interesting and rewarding.

November 19, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Flowery Branch plans for the ‘gem’ of South Hall

The Flowery Branch City Council will hold a public hearing this evening to get resident input on the first draft of the tax allocation district plan that seeks to make the growing city the "gem of South Hall."

November 19, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


New Jackson County manager starts work today

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners hired a new manager Wednesday morning, who started work today.

November 19, 2007 | Nikki Young Times regional staff | Local


Making ends meet tough?

Prices are skyrocketing, especially for the two things we can't avoid buying: fuel and food. Many people have been hurt by the real estate slump, and the drought has slashed income for people whose jobs depend on water.

November 19, 2007 | | Local


Advocacy group jumps on pile

The Lake Lanier Association is planning to take legal action against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over the lake's sinking water level.

Val Perry, vice president of the lake advocacy group, said the association feels left out of the legal battle between the corps and the governors of Georgia, Florida and Alabama.

November 19, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Civic groups welcome sandwich mogul

Truett Cathy enjoys speaking about his hardscrabble upbringing in Atlanta, even though he now is listed on Forbes magazine's list of the richest Americans.

November 18, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


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Some embrace new carry law while others maintain gun-free zones

Georgia's new gun law, which expands the number of places where license holders can carry concealed weapons, has left local law enforcement, government officials, business owners and residents with more questions than answers.

July 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Employment outlook improves from previous year

Job hunting in Gainesville might be easier for some this summer, with May records showing a decrease in the unemployment from the previous year.

July 10, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Thieves continue to target Dawson County churches

The number of burglarized churches in Dawson County continues to mount.

July 10, 2014 | | Local


School board, Lanier Tech renew agreement

In a continued effort to give Dawson County students the best education possible, the Board of Education has renewed its contract with an area college.

July 10, 2014 | | Local


Badge & Bar: Hall County judge to rule in August on deputies’ case

A Hall County judge has set an Aug. 12 court date to rule on a civil case in Superior Court involving two former deputies.

July 10, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Weight-loss center workers face drug fraud charges

Two employees of a Cumming weight-loss center and a medical doctor affiliated with the office face charges in connection with a prescription drug fraud investigation.

July 10, 2014 | CRYSTAL LEDFORD Times regional staff | Local


Chance of showers may break summer pattern

A chance of thunderstorms today in Northeast Georgia may break this summer's typical weather pattern.

July 10, 2014 | Greg Breazeale | Local


Gainesville woman sues Ga. GOP alleging discrimination

ATLANTA - A Gainesville woman who was fired from her job as executive assistant to the chairman of the Georgia Republican Party has filed a federal lawsuit claiming race discrimination.

July 09, 2014 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


Second lesson: Come on in, the water's fine

Still strong in my resolve to figure out the basics of swimming, I arrive at the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center ready to get back in the water,

July 09, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Ga. board grants clemency to death row inmate

The state will not put Tommy Lee Waldrip to death today as scheduled.

July 09, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


10-year sentence for ex-New Orleans Mayor Nagin

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two terms as mayor - including the chaotic years after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005.

July 09, 2014 | By Kevin Mcgill Associated Press | Local


Groups build therapy room for Gainesville girl

Sunshine on a Ranney Day and Ride to Give have teamed to give 11-year-old Callie Truelove, born with Williams syndrome, a new therapy room in her family's Gainesville home.

July 09, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local




Hall County: Former jailer’s record mixed

Records show a Hall County jail sergeant fired for allegedly punching an inmate in June had been transferred to the jail shortly after a two-day suspension in 2012.

July 09, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Scam targets Georgia Power customers

A scam targeting residential and commercial Georgia Power customers in the past week in North Georgia has been reported to law enforcement, the Gainesville Police Department reported.

July 09, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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