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County has a spending crisis, not a tax crisis

Hall County's spending crisis did not blindside us; clear warnings have been issued time and again. Anyone even casually glancing at The Times foreclosures sections since the financial collapse knew trouble was coming.

June 06, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Keep agricultural center open, close soccer fields instead

Why is the Chicopee Agricultural Center going to be closed? Ninety-five percent of the shows bring in visitors to the county from out of the state and county and thus sales taxes. The Allen Creek Soccer complex only serves the local community and does not bring in revenue from outside of the county.

June 06, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


County’s budget cuts are fine, but raising property taxes is not

I agree with some of the proposed cuts like parks and community centers but am concerned with the property tax increase. We have so many families struggling to hold on to their homes with lost jobs and reduced incomes that an increase in taxes could be the end of them.

June 06, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Hall County's greenest thumbs show off yards

Hall County Master Gardeners hosted "In Our Own Back Yards" garden tour Saturday, a fundraiser for the volunteer program aimed at educating the community in horticultural practices.

June 05, 2011 | BY SAVANNAH KING sking@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Chain saw carving event showcases 'hard work'

Walking onto the field at the Buzz in the Blue Ridge Chainsaw Carving Extravaganza is like stepping into a giant bee hive.

June 05, 2011 | Savannah King sking@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Forsyth County’s school board may discuss tax hike

In the face of mounting concern and confusion, Forsyth County's school board may discuss the school system's millage rate at a meeting next week.

June 05, 2011 | BY JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


Jackson County teen clinic to open

Jackson County boasts the highest teen birth rate in the region, a statistic Kendra Hibler hopes to curb through the Teen Matters Jackson County health clinic.

June 05, 2011 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Kesolowski takes Kansas

June 05, 2011 | | Racing


Good news

Dawson County Manager Kevin Tanner was named chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Lanier Technical College Foundation in an election held May 18.

June 05, 2011 | From staff reports | Good news


Uniform News

Army Pfc. Alexander J. Carnes has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

June 05, 2011 | | Good news


Couch/McKeehan

Alfred and Marcia Couch of Gainesville announce the engagement of their daughter Jennifer Lynn Couch to Brent Curtis McKeehan, son of Natalie and Wayne Connell of Braselton and the late Greg Bunker.

June 05, 2011 | | Engagements


Truelove/Wilbanks

Nolan and Gay Truelove of Murrayville announce the engagement of their daughter Heather Nicole Truelove to William Eugene Wilbanks III, son of Bill and Kathy Wilbanks of Jefferson.

June 05, 2011 | | Engagements


Thomas/Hudgins

Heather Nicole "Niki" Thomas and Joseph Bart Hudgins were united in marriage at 2 p.m. May 7, 2011, at Double Springs Baptist Church in Demorest.

June 05, 2011 | | Weddings


Adams

Bobby and Colleen Adams of Chicopee celebrated their 60th anniversary on June 2, 2011. A dinner was held in their honor given by Mike and Derita Adams with family and friends attending.

June 05, 2011 | | Anniversaries


Birth announcements published June 5

Arzate, a girl, Juliana Sara, May 28, Melba Coulter and Eli Arzate, Commerce.

June 05, 2011 | | Births


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Letter: No one is illegal; all deserve a chance here

I was one of the protesters holding a sign that stated, "We are ALL immigrants," and I will be one of them this weekend as ...

February 27, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


College Scoreboard: No. 4 North Georgia Softball gets first Top-10 win of the season

The fourth-ranked University of North Georgia softball team notched its first Top-10 matchup of the season, defeating No. 8 Saint Leo, 3-1, Sunday at the ...

February 26, 2017 | Times Sports Reports | Staff sports picks


Kurt Busch steals monster victory by winning Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Decked in Monster gear and chugging a tall boy of the energy drink as he was flanked by scantily clad models and ...

February 26, 2017 | Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Racing


Michelle Rawdin: Stick close by God and receive his blessing

My dog, Duke, is a follower.

February 26, 2017 | MICHELLE RAWDIN pastor@antiochunitedmethodistchurch.com | Columnists


Births

Bagwell, girl, Hylan Marie, Jan. 19, Victoria Camburako and Roland Bagwell, Gainesville.

February 26, 2017 | | Births


Editorial: Ga. lawmakers take 2 steps forward, 2 back

As the Georgia General Assembly session begins its turn toward the home stretch this week, we're seeing the usual mix of good bills but ...

February 26, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Kitchen Inspections Feb. 20-Feb. 24

FEB. 20

February 25, 2017 | | Kitchen inspections


High school scoreboard: Grutadaurio homers for Flowery Branch baseball team in 12-3 win

Anthony Grutadaurio had a home run and drove in four runs for Flowery Branch in a 12-3 win against Glynn Academy on Saturday in Brunswick ...

February 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | High schools


Newsmakers in business: Landmark Logistics Inc. celebrates 10th anniversary

Landmark Logistics Inc., a Gainesville transportation brokerage, celebrated its 10-year anniversary earlier this month.

February 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Community


Newsmakers in business: Adams Transfer and Storage employees add certifications

Two Adams Transfer and Storage employees recently added more certifications.

February 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Community


Newsmakers in business: Medical Center one of 2 in state chosen for 50 Best Hospitals list

Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville was one of two Georgia hospitals named to "America's 50 Best Hospitals" by Healthgrades.

February 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Community


College scoreboard: Bower throws six strong innings for North Georgia Nighthawks in 6-1 baseball win

University of North Georgia sophomore left-hander Steven Bower pitched a three-hit complete game in a 6-1 win against Florida Tech on Saturday in Dahlonega.

February 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local colleges


Runaway teen found safe in Flowery Branch

Oakwood Police confirmed Saturday that missing teen Samuel John Franklin was located Friday night by the Hall County Sheriff's Office at a relative's ...

February 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Letter: No one is illegal; all deserve a chance to succeed in US

I was one of the protesters holding a sign that stated, "We are ALL immigrants," and I will be one of them this weekend as ...

February 25, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Gainesville High School to mark 125th anniversary Sunday

The Red Elephants are ready to celebrate.

February 25, 2017 | | Local


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