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County receives 2 reports of roaming lion in North Hall

Authorities have found no evidence to confirm a lion was out on the prowl on Ga. 60 early Tuesday morning after a motorist reported seeing just that.

June 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Easing drought may mean rule changes on water use, docks

Water use and lake recreation could begin to return to normal as Georgia appears to be pulling out of a two-year drought.

June 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


1 charged in Maranatha school burglary; more arrests expected

One person was charged Tuesday in connection with last month's burglary at Maranatha Christian Academy, and authorities expect more arrests.

June 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Experts don't see gas topping $4 a gallon this year

With ever-rising prices on gas station signs, it's easy to get concerned we might be in for a repeat of last summer's $4-a-gallon gasoline.

June 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville planning board gives woman OK to build circular driveway

The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board voted on Tuesday to approve a request for a circular driveway on a piece of property that city code would normally only allow one access point to a roadway.

June 09, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Braselton will issue bonds to pay for revitalizing downtown

BRASELTON - The Braselton Town Council voted Monday to fund five planned projects in its downtown area by issuing bonds.

June 09, 2009 | | Local


Jefferson system seeks money to study charter school options

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson City Schools System is continuing its study to determine if the system should pursue charter status.

June 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


2 suspects sought after cabbie robbed at gunpoint

Authorities are looking for a pair of suspects in the armed robbery late Monday of a taxi cab driver.

June 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


South Hall street closed through June 19 for utility work

Due to utility work going on in the area, Elizabeth Lane in South Hall from Squirrel Nest Court to Mulberry Preserve Drive will be closed through June 19.

June 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Corps will start taking dock requests 'shortly'

With water levels on the rise and predicted to remain stable for the near future, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, expects to soon lift the moratorium on new dock permits.

June 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local governments: No new taxes this year

Taxpayers can breathe a sigh of relief - taxes will not go up this year.

Hall County cut more than $5 million to keep costs down. And both Hall County and Gainesville school systems will maintain the same millage rates as fiscal year 2009.

June 08, 2009 | By Melissa Weinman and Jessica Jordan mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com; jjordan@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Regions property could become green space

Now that the legal struggle is settled, the site of the Regions Operations Center on Jesse Jewell Parkway may one day be turned into green space.

The 1.23-acre tract was not part of the original plan for City View Center - a planned high-rise hotel and office complex touted as a keystone of redeveloping Gainesville's Midtown. Now that Gainesville City Center owns the property as part of an out-of-court settlement with Regions, developer Wendell Starke said he still has no plans to incorporate the tract into his development. Doing so would only delay the development more than the lawsuit ...

June 08, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County may use SPLOST to pay sewer debt

South Hall sewer users could avoid the high sewer rates proposed by the county earlier this year.

The Hall County Board of Commissioners decided at its Monday work session to use SPLOST VI funds to help pay the debt owed on the Mulberry Creek Sewer Project. An actual vote will come at Thursday's 5 p.m. board meeting.

June 08, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


As Relay for Life grew, so did the traffic

As Hall County Relay for Life participants recover from this past weekend's overnight walkathon, they also might be trying to shake off memories of the traffic crunch at Road Atlanta.

Some 22,000 people attended the American Cancer Society's annual fundraiser, compared to 10,000 last year, creating a logjam at the track off Winder Highway.

June 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville teachers concerned about planned salary cut

A flat $100 to $200 pay cut proposal has new and more experienced Gainesville school system teachers squaring off.

In a Monday meeting in which the Gainesville school board tentatively adopted a $51 million general fund budget, school board members fielded comments from several teachers who voiced concerns regarding the proposed pay cut, which would last no longer than two years.

June 08, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Camp Merrill plans water jump May 11 at War Hill Park in Dawson

If you see soldiers jumping from helicopters into Lake Lanier next week, don't worry, there's no emergency.

May 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Funeral services set Saturday for Good News at Noon founder Gene Beckstein

One of Thomas Ramirez's most vivid memories of Good News at Noon founder Gene Beckstein, who died Wednesday at age 93, came when the ...

May 11, 2016 | By Clark Leonard and Jennifer Linn news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Crash involving deer claims life of North Forsyth High student

May 11, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Young Wauka Mountain archers take dead aim at title

A dozen fifth-graders lined up Tuesday in the Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy gymnasium, nocking arrows in their bows and firing at targets yards away.

May 11, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Adult spelling bee all fun and games, but spellers serious about their craft

Some serious spelling went on Tuesday in Hosch auditorium at Brenau University.

May 10, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Slideshow: Atlanta Falcons strike out for school

Four Atlanta Flocons players joined Challenged Child and Friends stakeholders Tuesday evening at FunTastik Bowling Center for a bowling night benefiting the school.

May 10, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Vote delayed on proposed Marriott hotel off Flat Creek in Gainesville

Environmental concerns have delayed government action on a proposed hotel off Flat Creek in Gainesville.

May 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Retired council members Figueras, Hamrick to receive Quality of Life Award

A pair of longtime public officials in Gainesville will be honored with the Quality of Life Award from the Gainesville-Hall County Community Council on Aging ...

May 10, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Gainesville planning board gives thumb’s down to apartment, townhome proposals

A couple of residential developments - one involving 240 apartments and the other, 14 townhomes - were rejected Tuesday night by the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board.

May 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Citizen journalist files lawsuit against Dawson County officers

A citizen journalist from Roswell filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against three Dawson County law enforcement officers, claiming her constitutional rights were violated at a ...

May 10, 2016 | Times and Regional reports | Local


Noted judge, attorney W.L. Norton Jr. dies at 93

Noted local judge, attorney, author and community preservationist William L. Norton Jr. died Sunday at age 93.

May 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities search for Buford man accused of threatening to kill mom, her animals, responding police

Buford schools were on voluntary lockdown Tuesday as authorities searched for a Buford man suspected of threatening to kill his mother, her animals and any ...

May 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: Man charged with possessing $10K in drugs, fleeing officers

A Gainesville man faces a methamphetamine trafficking charge after authorities said they searched his home and car.

May 10, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Traffic study of Martin Road in South Hall is OK’d

A traffic study involving Martin Road, a heavily residential area in South Hall, was approved Tuesday by area government officials.

May 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall begins process of comprehensive plan update

It's time for Hall County to update its comprehensive plan to guide and manage growth through 2040, and officials are calling for the public ...

May 10, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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