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Gainesville wants tax equity study

Gainesville officials have called for a study that ensures residents of municipalities are not paying twice for local government services.

March 23, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Collins’ service consolidation bill advances

A bill written by a local lawmaker that proposes consolidating administrative services in Georgia passed the House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday.

March 23, 2010 | | Local


Second teen charged in killing

Robbery was the motive behind last week's bludgeoning death of a 68-year-old Gainesville man, with three teenage gang members from Athens suspected in his killing, authorities said Tuesday.

March 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall may close Jones Elementary

With budgets getting tighter, Hall County school officials say they can't afford to continue to operate 21 elementary schools.

March 22, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Bill proposes consolidating state administrative services

A Hall County Republican is trying to change the way state government looks and save the state some money in the meantime.

March 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Kiwanis seeks nominations for Youth Service Award

The Gainesville Kiwanis Club is accepting nominations for its Youth Service Award, which is presented annually to a person in the community who has provided dedicated and outstanding service to local youth.

March 22, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Fire destroys Mount Vernon home

A 1,300-square-foot home on Mount Vernon Road was completely destroyed by fire Monday, according to Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell.

March 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


West Hall grad survived quake in Chile

West Hall High School graduate Adam Turner was fast asleep on Feb. 27 when a magnitude 8.8 earthquake hit Chile.

March 22, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


Oakwood literacy center project shelved

A budgetary issue is forcing Oakwood to wait a year to pursue a state grant for a new center teaching literacy, GED instruction and English for non-native speakers.

March 22, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Professor: Recession isn’t so bad, in context

If you put the Great Recession of 2009 in the context of 59 years, it's not so bad after all, according to an economist at North Georgia College & State University.

March 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Special election set for April 27

A special election to fill former U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal's seat in Congress will be on April 27.

March 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County Schools freezes hiring

Until state funding and possible staff relocation issues are resolved, Hall County school system officials have put a hold on bringing in new employees.

March 22, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Neighborhood with heavy foot traffic may get sidewalks

Sidewalks may soon be coming to the Morningside Heights area just southeast of Gainesville.

March 22, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Economy touches student scholarship group

The Grady Young Foundation ended its seventh annual memorial weekend with a rousing Sunday worship service, but the group of education benefactors this year felt the impact of a slow economy.

March 22, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Deal resigns after passage of health care reform bill

WASHINGTON - Summoned to success by President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled Congress approved historic legislation Sunday night extending health care to tens of millions of uninsured Americans and cracking down on insurance company abuses, a climactic chapter in the century-long quest for near universal coverage.

March 22, 2010 | From staff and wire reports | Local


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Driver dies from crash during education course at Road Atlanta

A Birmingham, Ala., man died Saturday after a crash at Road Atlanta raceway in Braselton, where he reportedly drove more than 120 mph in a ...

August 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Obama’s plans to limit power plant greenhouse gas may have big impact in Georgia

Calling it a moral obligation, President Barack Obama on Monday unveiled the final version of his plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power ...

August 04, 2015 | From staff, wire reports | Local


The Local Agenda: Council to consider board appointments, Catholic church request tonight

The Gainesville City Council will meet tonight to make new appointments to several boards, change residential Dyer Street to one-way traffic and consider a rezoning ...

August 03, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Last of MS-13 gang members sentenced in federal court

The final sentence came down for 22 MS-13 gang members, including two Gainesville men, last week in U.S. District Court.

August 03, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


State School Superintendent: Georgia evaluating tests students are taking

Georgia's tests are getting an evaluation of their own, State School Superintendent Richard Woods told a Flowery Branch audience Monday night.

August 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local children receive needed haircuts just in time for school

It was a very happy day at Family Promise, according to Amanda Ayers.

August 03, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


DOT plans $2.9M in repairs for bridge on Dawsonville Highway

A start date hasn't been set, but repairs are on the way for the Ga. 53/Dawsonville Highway westbound bridge over the Chattahoochee River ...

August 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man in critical condition, charged with DUI in Sunday wreck

A Marietta man whose truck caught fire during a Sunday night collision in North Hall is in critical condition and charged with driving under the ...

August 03, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


More classrooms top Gainesville City Schools' wish list

Gainesville City Schools hope to build more classrooms for students over the next five years.

August 03, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Clermont council candidates can qualify Aug. 31-Sept. 2

Qualifying is set for Aug. 31-Sept. 2 to replace Clermont Town Councilwoman Lynn Adams, who resigned last week.

August 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities release identity of woman found unresponsive Sunday in Lanier

A woman who died Sunday after being found unresponsive in Lake Lanier has been identified as a Buford woman.

August 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Officers get certified for bike patrols

More than a dozen Gainesville Police officers went through bike patrol certification last week.

August 03, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Water improvements planned throughout Hall

Gainesville is looking to make widespread water system improvements to prepare for future development but also address water issues raised by area residents.

August 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Class Notes: AP exam to change after complaints

After state leaders complained the course was "biased and inaccurate," the Advanced Placement U.S. History course framework is changing.

August 03, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Mother of fentanyl overdose victim petitions for law

In February, Lisa Hicks prepared for a new life milestone with the approaching arrival of grandson Joseph Gabriel Patterson.

August 03, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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