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DFCS says that staffing is not an issue

The state agency that oversees the Hall County office of the Division of Family and Children Services strongly disputes a judge's contention that the office has reached near-crisis levels in staffing.

January 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


The IRS is cracking down on tax preparers

Not all tax preparers are created equal, at least according to the IRS.

January 13, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Residents are not taking the bait at tax sales

Hall County is holding on to a number of properties that just won't sell.

January 13, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Cause of liquor store fire unknown

A commercial building on Athens Highway burned Wednesday morning in the latest in a spate of cold-weather fires.

January 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local




Braselton man arrested after Tuesday night shooting

A Braselton man has been arrested and charged in the shooting of another man Tuesday night.

January 13, 2010 | Times regional staff | Local


Labor Department hosting jobs summit

One of 10 American adults is looking for work. But if you are among the unemployed, it's easy to feel like you are all alone.

January 13, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Busted pipes plague thawing region

The frigid temperatures may be behind us this week, but many are now dealing with the damage ice has left behind.

January 13, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Rabies and microchip clinic coming in February

The Hall County Animal Shelter will offer a rabies and microchip clinic from 12:30-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center's activity hall.

January 13, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Planning meeting changed for holiday

The Oakwood Planning Commission has rescheduled its January meeting in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The meeting has been moved to 7 p.m. Tuesday from 7 p.m. Monday. It will take place at Oakwood City Hall, 4035 Walnut Circle.

January 13, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Norton hopes initiative sprouts new trees

The Norton Agency planted three trees on its property Tuesday as part of an initiative to replenish the stately trees that line the city's signature thoroughfare.

January 13, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Program to boost credit score education

Unless they are trying to get a loan to buy a new car or home, credit scores aren't something that most people think about regularly.

January 13, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood investigator named city’s top cop for 2009

OAKWOOD - The evidence is strewn around Cpl. Danny Sridej's cubicle in the Oakwood Police Department, including one pile featuring burglary tools, a backpack and computer monitor.

January 13, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Two Hall homes searched in child porn sweep

The homes of two Hall County residents were searched in connection with Tuesday's statewide child pornography sweep, officials said.

January 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Budget cuts may delay 4-year college degree programs

As enrollment continues to swell and state budget cuts loom, Gainesville State College is paving the way for nearly a dozen more bachelor's degree programs.

January 11, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Drivers worry how new gas tax will be used

Motorists in Gainesville on Wednesday expressed mixed reactions to the new 26-cent-per-gallon state excise tax on gasoline, with some surprised to learn they'll now be paying more at the pump.

July 01, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Driver who hit child buying ice cream won’t be charged

The driver who hit a Gainesville boy buying ice cream Sunday will not be charged, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

July 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


New director named at Good News Clinics

A registered nurse and longtime employee of Good News Clinics has been named executive director of the organization, which provides medical and dental care to uninsured Hall County residents who can't afford it.

July 01, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Fireworks stands pop up ahead of law change

Over the border from Jason Sillay's lakehouse on Lake Hartwell was the free sale of bigger and better fireworks in South Carolina.

June 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Courier services, taxis affected by rising fuel costs

Business owners like Leroy Ervin and Beba Knezevic watch gas prices pretty closely, and both are bracing themselves for the rising fuel costs projected to take effect Wednesday.

June 30, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Eyes on the Road: New transit fares, route tweaks set for Wednesday

New Gainesville Connection fares and bus routes are set to take effect Wednesday.

June 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public agencies brace for fuel tax, but helped by lower gas prices

Local governments, schools and public agencies are bracing for the impact of a 26-cent-per-gallon state excise tax on gasoline, which will contribute to $850 million or more in revenue for road and bridge projects across Georgia, that takes effect Wednesday.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Banks County building new sports complex

The Banks County Parks and Recreation Department will be holding a groundbreaking for its Windmill Park Sports Complex at 10 a.m. July 14.

June 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Library board selects new director, approves new budget

Lisa MacKinney will oversee a better than $2.62 million budget that eliminates worker furloughs as the new director of the Hall County Library System.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Challenged Child and Friends names Castell family services director

Challenged Child and Friends has named Creystal Castell as its family services coordinator.

June 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Chicopee Woods Golf Course completes shake-up of oversight committee

The shake-up of an oversight committee for the Chicopee Woods Golf Course was completed Tuesday, the latest move prompted by poor conditions and slipping revenues at the 600-acre course in Gainesville.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Child buying ice cream airlifted to hospital after being struck by car

A child buying ice cream Sunday was struck by a passing vehicle, Georgia State Patrol said.

June 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


SPLOST VII begins Wednesday, E-SPLOST scheduled for fall

Wednesday marks the start of a new round of special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST VII.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities investigating possible anti-gay hate crime in Forsyth County

June 30, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


County finance director resigns, search to begin soon

Hall County Finance Director Vickie Neikirk resigned on Monday.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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