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Gainesville gives initial OK to budget

Despite declining property values in the area, Gainesville's elected officials are ready to move forward on a spending plan that doesn't require them to change the property tax rate.

June 07, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Alligator caught in North Hall

A 6-foot alligator was caught near White Sulphur Road in northern Hall County and later euthanized Sunday afternoon after neighbors reported it to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

June 06, 2011 | BY MIKE HILL mhill@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


I-985 pileup injures 4

A four-car pileup near Exit 12 of Interstate 985 injured four and caused traffic headaches Monday afternoon.

June 06, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Restaurant owner arrested in gun-pointing incident

Juan Luna, the owner of Luna's Restaurant in downtown Gainesville, was arrested last week after allegedly pointing a gun at the owner of another restaurant, police said.

June 06, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


New Flowery Branch city clerk on the job

Marja Burney was looking for a job closer to home and got a bonus in the process - no more Gwinnett County traffic jams.

June 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall officials expect long budget talks Thursday

The Hall County Commission may have to pull an all-nighter Thursday.

June 06, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


New Super Walmart brings jobs to Habersham

For a small county in a struggling economy, 140 new jobs is big news.

June 06, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Medical Center Foundation dedicates peace garden

Patients of the Northeast Georgia Medical Center now have a quiet place to escape the anxiety of the hospital.

June 06, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Gainesville schools OK budget with no tax rate change

The Gainesville City Schools Board of Education gave its first OK to the 2011-2012 budget Monday night but had to dig hard into reserves to make ends meet.

June 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Schools Board gives initial approval to 2012 budget, school calendar

The Hall County Schools Board adopted its preliminary fiscal year 2012 budget and 2011-2012 school calendar at a called meeting Monday night.

June 06, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


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


Heat wave continues, though not as severe

Grin and sweat it - that's about all we can do.

June 05, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man captures Civil War sentiment with replica flags

SAUTEE-NACOOCHEE - A trip to the Georgia Capitol about 10 years ago started a hobby for Robert Banks that has put him in demand, especially with 150th anniversary observations of the Civil War.

June 05, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Public meetings on I-85 widening set this week

Public information meetings about the widening of a 24-mile stretch of Interstate 85 skirting Hall County are set for this week.

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


After 28-year Hall career, former chief deputy building Lanier Tech police department

A familiar face around Hall County, Jeff Strickland is months into building his second police department in his own backyard at Lanier Technical College.

December 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Christmas on Green Street participants brave chilly, rainy Sunday

The crowds were light in number, but spirits were high as holiday revelers made their way through a soggy, cold Christmas on Green Street Sunday ...

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


24th annual ride from Frazier's helps needy kids have toys

Surely Santa Claus won't be stopped by rain, sleet or snow. But every so often he needs a little help getting toys from point ...

December 04, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Hall County man charged with murder in Lumpkin County

A Hall County man has been charged with the murder and aggravated assault of a 41-year-old Murrayville woman whose body was found early Sunday in ...

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Children show benefits from pre-K as they grow, study shows

It's easier for a child to learn to hold a pencil if they first know how to build a tower with Legos.

December 04, 2016 | Shannon Casas | Local


Gainesville man joins pipeline protests in North Dakota

Some 400 years since the first Thanksgiving, Cole Chambers spent his holiday sharing necessities with the Native Americans protesting at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

December 04, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Plan for women’s sex trafficking home parallels Eagle Ranch’s start

It was a faith-based proposal to help a troubled group of people in a rural Hall County residential complex, and it initially caused a stir ...

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Gourd Girls’ celebrate 40 years in Sautee craft shop

While wandering through The Gourd Place on Thursday, Priscilla Wilson showed off some of her art.

December 04, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


SLIDESHOW: Pretty trees feed kids’ needs at Challenged Child fundraiser

Some 350 people were expected to attend Saturday's Festival of Trees at The Loft at Scott's in downtown Gainesville.

December 03, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Sweet treats, warm hearts send Christmas spirits soaring at Flowery Branch, Lula parades

Dreary weather didn't put a damper on Christmas spirits during Flowery Branch and Lula's Christmas parades Saturday.

December 03, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall County volunteers ferry supplies to Tennessee fire victims

It has been little over a week since fires began spreading through the Gatlinburg, Tenn., and Smoky Mountain area, causing widespread destruction to the historic ...

December 03, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Court motion says fatal bullet didn't come from guns in defendants' possession

According to a motion, the bullet killing Jaquerian Harrison, 21, in April was not from the guns found in the possession of three co-defendants.

December 03, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Charges against Katt Williams’ co-defendants reduced, dismissed

One of Katt Williams' co-defendants had the charges dismissed against her, while the second agreed to a negotiated plea on lesser charges.

December 03, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Kids enjoy time with Santa, get books and coats at Lakeshore Mall event

All it took to make Anoria Cheek happy was some glitter.

December 03, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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