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Clermont election preview

CLERMONT -- Managing growth while maintaining the charm of the town of Clermont is a top priority among four residents seeking election to the city council.

November 03, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Kohl's, Home Depot set November openings in Flowery Branch

As Flowery Branch residents prepare for the holiday season ahead, the staff at the new Kohl's in the Stonebridge Village Shopping Center is busy stocking shelves and putting finishing touches on the department store for its grand opening on Nov. 14.

November 03, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


City, schools unite against tax reform plan

GAINESVILLE - Gainesville City Council and the city school board discussed working together to keep House Resolution 900 from making it to a statewide referendum.

November 03, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Meetings to draw input on juvenile justice

GAINESVILLE -Decades-old laws and regulations concerning juvenile offenders or victims of abuse in Georgia are in serious need of revision, officials say.

November 03, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Early voting has been slow going

The first day of early voting for three local elections got off to a slow start, but officials are optimistic that turnout will improve.

November 03, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Smith touts experience, skills to school board race

GAINESVILLE - Gainesville City Board of Education candidate Sammy Smith said he believes the key strengths of his campaign include business management and experience with public budgets.

November 03, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula development would include 2,977 residences

LULA - Two members of an Austrian family filed an application Monday to rezone 1,477 acres in East Hall into a planned community with 1 million square feet of commercial space and 2,977 residences.

November 03, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Flowery Branch election preview

Four candidates are vying for two seats on the Flowery Branch City Council on Nov. 6, which means at least one new face on the council.

November 03, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Dawsonville council candidate arrested

Two days before voters could take to the polls for early voting, a Dawsonville City Council candidate was arrested on felony drug charges.

Timothy Roland Wimpey, 32, of Dawsonville, was taken into custody Saturday at approximately 2:45 p.m. in the midst of Dawsonville's 40th Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival for allegedly selling a controlled substance, said Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle.

November 03, 2007 | Michele Hester Times Regional Staff | Local


Local colleges say they keep tabs on credit card use

In the wake of a probe of "purchasing card" activities at Georgia's colleges and universities, area college officials say they have policies in place that closely guard against fraud.

November 03, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public hearing for charter ‘world languages’ school is Tuesday

Hall County schools plans to hold a public hearing from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday on its plans to convert Chestnut Mountain Elementary School into a "world languages" charter school.

November 02, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Early voting starts today

Early voting begins today for two Hall County elections and one Gainesville election.

November 02, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Lumpkin County to hold open house about drought

Lumpkin County officials want to have a heart-to-heart talk with residents about water.

November 02, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Library now offers videos ‘on demand’

GAINESVILLE - With the click of a mouse, library cardholders can now access hundreds of movies without ever having to leave home.

November 02, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Dawson lawman honored as one of magazine's '40 under 40'

DAWSONVILLE - Dawson County Sheriff's Maj. Kevin Tanner never regretted foregoing other opportunities to enter the field of law enforcement.

November 02, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Fire survivor to speak at United Way event

John O'Leary survived burns to his entire body, and will tell his story of survival and redemption Thursday to the United Way of Hall County.

September 07, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


New Habitat home will go to a hero

In the early hours of Saturday morning, Wintergreen Court was experiencing something unusual for a small, unassuming neighborhood in Flowery Branch: gridlock.

September 07, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Horseless rodeo: No saddle sores from this roundup

The VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Post 8452 inaugural Horseless Rodeo on Saturday on the Riverside campus in Gainesville. The event gathered 60 contestants and about 150 spectators, and raised more than $3,000 to help veterans and their families.

September 07, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Area colleges intervene to keep new students in school beyond first year

September 06, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Pay at crux of Gainesville police morale issues

In the wake of Gainesville Police Chief Brian Kelly's sudden resignation Aug. 29 following an inquiry into his leadership by city management, it became clear morale among officers had bottomed out.

September 06, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Albertson chosen as Times executive editor

Keith Albertson, managing editor of The Times since 2004, has been promoted to the position of executive editor of the news organization.

September 06, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Area hoofers Dance for a Cause for fun, charity

Sporting a boombox on her shoulder, Katie Dubnik kicked off a night of "Dancing for a Cause," moving quickly to the sounds of MC Hammer's "U Can't Touch This."

September 06, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Speed blamed for motorcycle wreck that kills 2

The Georgia State Patrol said speed was the main factor in the death of two motorcyclists in an accident on Ga. 365 this morning.

September 06, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Revised Hall County tax notices going out soon

Lakefront property owners protesting the new assessments on the value of their homes along Lake Lanier have been waiting and waiting for their appeals to be heard.

September 06, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gillsville accepting bids on downtown project

Gillsville is hoping it can finally launch a downtown transportation improvements plan featuring new sidewalks and pedestrian lighting along busy Ga. 52.

September 06, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ethics agency chief placed on leave following fine

ATLANTA - The head of the state ethics commission was placed on administrative leave with pay Friday, two days after a judge fined her $10,000 for failing to turn over key documents in a lawsuit against the agency and called her actions "dishonest and non-transparent."

September 06, 2014 | Christina A. Cassidy Associated Press | Local


DOT work could back up I-985 traffic

Motorists could see "large backups" next week as trees are trimmed on Interstate 985, Georgia Department of Transportation district spokeswoman Teri Pope said.

September 06, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cause of Friday’s power outage still being determined

About 625 customers in the Green Street and Park Hill Drive areas of Gainesville were without power for a period of time Friday afternoon.

September 06, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Businesses get boost during First Fridays on the square

Some downtown Gainesville businesses see a surge in traffic and sales on the first Friday each month, according to local business owners and managers.

September 06, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Deputy coroner from Lumpkin County arrested in Cumming

September 06, 2014 | Crystal Ledford Times Regional Staff | Local


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