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State transportation tax is hot topic as cities meet

BRASELTON - A pair of Oakwood officials criticized the state's new plan for a penny sales tax for transportation at a Monday night meeting of Hall County's municipal leaders.

July 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Study says Georgia has shortchanged Hall County

Hall County, its cities and school boards met Monday at the Georgia Mountains Center to ask their legislative delegation for help making changes at the state level to bring home more sales tax dollars.

July 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Fire displaces apartment building residents

No injuries resulted from a fire that evacuated one apartment building and displaced residents of three apartment units Monday evening.

Gainesville Fire Chief Jon Canada said three city stations responded to a fire at Glenn Cove Apartments on Norton Drive. The call came in about 5:40 p.m. Canada said the fire had been contained after about 14 minutes.

July 26, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local

Oakwood Road closing Tuesday for three months

Work on the final leg of the four-lane Thurmon Tanner Parkway in Oakwood has gotten to the point where Oakwood Road, a main connector between Mundy Mill Road and Main Street, is set to close Tuesday for three months.

July 26, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Teens get job training through coalition for burned churches

Gainesville High School student Danika Wright has never had a job, so learning the ins and outs of the working world this summer has been a real wake-up call.

July 26, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local

Voters split over purchase of Lanier Golf Course

Forsyth County commissioners looking for a clear answer on what to do with the Lanier Golf Course received little guidance Tuesday from local Democrats.

July 26, 2010 | BY JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local

3-D tour caters to virtual visitors

JEFFERSON - With help from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Main Street Jefferson is working to develop a powerful economic tool.

July 25, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

State to pay for interstate signs

Federal regulation changes from the U.S. Department of Transportation are saving Hall County some money.

July 25, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local

Newtown, Cargill grow partnership with local garden

The Newtown neighborhood found a way to bring back a sense of community and fight the image of oppression by nearby industries. They're building a garden.

July 25, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Biker the biggest lead in 2003 murder

Finding the "motorcycle man" might be the key to solving Leon Kuniansky's murder.

July 25, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Hit-and-run victim back in US

A woman seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident in Italy is now receiving care at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, where she has been surrounded by family and friends.

July 25, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Heat wave expected to keep scorching

Today brings a chance for some rain, but we're not out of the furnace yet.

July 25, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville police searching for robbery suspect

The suspect was dressed in all black, including the bandana that covered his face, according to Gainesville police.

July 25, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Times starts text messaging service

The Times is going mobile.

July 25, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

AYP reports don’t reflect true picture

Seven local schools failed to meet federal standards for education this year - a jump of six schools over last year - but officials say it doesn't mean the schools are worse.

July 24, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

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Bus driver charged after woman dies, 6 kids hurt in North Hall wreck involving school bus

One person is dead and six children suffered minor injuries Tuesday after a Hall County school bus hit a passenger car near the intersection of ...

December 01, 2015 | BY JOSHUA SILAVENT AND NICK WATSON | Local

Former Gainesville Police Chief Brian Kelly found dead

Former Gainesville Police Chief Brian Kelly was found dead around 9 a.m. today, according to the White County Coroner's Office.

December 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Gainesville Police charge New York man with multiple entering auto incidents

A New York man accused of getting into multiple cars in the Riverside Drive area was arrested last week by Gainesville Police.

December 01, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Police: Man choked 2 children at Thanksgiving

A Flowery Branch man is accused of choking two children on Thanksgiving, according to police.

December 01, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

New roadway moving traffic quickly in White County

The Appalachian Parkway in White County is finally open.

November 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Fire department gives away helmets to kids

Hall County Fire Services and Safe Kids Gainesville Hall County passed out helmets Monday night at the North Hall Community Center in Gainesville.

November 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Opposition grows as Gainesville Council set to vote on 'rain tax'

Some Gainesville residents and business leaders are speaking out against the city's plan to implement a "rain tax" to pay for repairs and upgrades ...

November 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Gainesville pedestrian killed Saturday on US 129

A Gainesville man was struck by a car and killed Saturday while walking on the shoulder of Athens Highway/U.S. 129, according to Georgia ...

November 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

State leaders to discuss issues at Dec. 10 breakfast

The Georgia political landscape is never short on hot-button issues these days.

November 30, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Suspect wanted for running sheriff’s deputy off the road found in Habersham

A Gainesville man wanted for allegedly fleeing from police and running a deputy off the road was arrested Saturday in Habersham County, according to authorities.

November 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Firefighters to give away free bike helmets Monday

Sparked by a child's bicycle injury, members of Hall County Fire Services and Safe Kids Gainesville Hall County are partnering to give helmets to ...

November 29, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Crowds flocked to Gainesville square for weekend of shopping

While big box stores across the nation absorbed volumes of rabid shoppers for Black Friday, the Gainesville square saw a high number of shoppers all ...

November 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

5K race to benefit 'little heroes' fighting neurofibromatosis

What makes a hero?

November 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Don’t forget, Gainesville council runoff is Tuesday

Just 123 ballots were cast during early voting for Gainesville's Ward 3 City Council runoff on Dec. 1.

November 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Lawsuit challenges immigration jail policy

A Gainesville attorney claims his client, a legal, permanent U.S. resident, faced an immigration hold for months in the Hall County Jail.

November 29, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

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