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Gainesville nudges tax rate to support fire services

Gainesville City Council raised taxes Tuesday for fiscal 2011 to help meet requirements under a federal grant for fire department services.

June 23, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall may ask voters to weigh in on fire services, tax bills

Voters will have a number of questions to mull this election season, possibly including two from the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

June 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Tennis camp hits the mark with special needs kids

Tyler Whitmire, 13, had never played tennis before, but on Tuesday he was lobbing the ball over the net like a professional.

June 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Dawson County clerk of court candidates to debate

A political forum Thursday night will be the first public arena for Dawson County's 10 clerk of courts candidates to face off on the issues before voters make their choice July 20 during the general primary.

June 22, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Ministry taps Sarah Palin to help spread P.U.R.E. message

A Northeast Georgia ministry wants to help local churches reach out to community members with disabilities, and ministry members hope former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin can help.

June 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Phone, financial records led to murder plot charges

In the weeks before her husband's shooting death at a remote North Hall park, Stacey Schoeck paid a co-worker $10,000, and a suspicious trail of phone calls between the co-worker, Schoeck and a third person would lead to all three being charged in a murder for hire plot, according to court records.

June 22, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Murrayville man dies in 1-car accident

A Murrayville man died in a one-car accident off Ga. 60 Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

June 22, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Graves receives House committee assignment

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ranger, has received his first committee assignment.

June 22, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Weekend parade honors Charlie Company unit

A celebration is planned for Saturday welcoming the return this spring of Charlie Company, a Gainesville-based Georgia Army National Guard unit deployed in Afghanistan.

June 22, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Regents discuss student residency

A new Board of Regents committee met Monday morning by phone to discuss how to verify residency and tuition for illegal immigrants attending public colleges in Georgia.

June 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Little House needs donations, volunteers

The Little House needs a big favor from the Northeast Georgia community - help maintaining the building on Washington Street.

June 22, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


New gas line could spur growth

Atlanta Gas Light will soon start building pipelines to bring natural gas to White County.

Last week, the Georgia Public Service Commission approved a request by the utility to extend service into Bryan and White counties, which were selected because of their expected growth.

June 21, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville City Schools budget approved

Gainesville City Schools passed its budget for fiscal year 2011 Monday, but it's already due for some amendments.

State officials announced Friday that an additional $14 million in education stimulus money for next year will be pulled to balance this year's budget before the end of the fiscal year on June 30. School officials don't yet know what the cuts will look like for local districts.

June 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


John Jarrard to be inducted into Georgia Music Hall of Fame

It's about time.

Gainesville songwriter John Jarrard - who wrote 11 No. 1 hits before passing away in 2001 - will be inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame on Sept. 11 in Atlanta.

June 21, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Teacher qualifies to run for Flowery Branch council seat

A Gwinnett County teacher qualified Monday for the Post 1 seat on the Flowery Branch City Council.

June 21, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Weather delays Tuesday work on I-985

Frosty weather delayed the Georgia Department of Transportation in replacing message boards on Interstate 985 Tuesday.

February 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Winter weather cancellations, schedule changes

Public schools

February 09, 2016 | | Local


Gainesville woman allegedly found with 141 grams of drugs, $2,500 seized

A Gainesville woman charged with drug trafficking remained in the Barrow County Detention Center on Tuesday.

February 09, 2016 | LeAnne Akin | Local


Man acquitted of murder in drug case

A jury came back Tuesday after two hours of deliberation and two days of evidence to declare Jacob Chance Scarborough not guilty of felony murder ...

February 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


One taken to hospital after kitchen fire

One person was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville for smoke inhalation after a fire Tuesday evening.

February 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Lakeview team wins state Academic Bowl without practicing

Lakeview Academy won the championship at the Regional Education Service Agencies state Academic Bowl on Saturday ­- without a team practice.

February 09, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Vote on student-athlete religious expression bill delayed

The Georgia House has delayed voting on a bill that would prevent state-funded high schools from joining athletic associations that don't allow athletes to ...

February 09, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


McEver Road work in Flowery Branch delayed

Work to completely overhaul a portion of McEver Road in Flowery Branch has been delayed due to winter weather in the area.

February 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville Rotary names Man of the Year, Woman of the Year

A Gainesville architect and historic preservationist and a former Hall County commissioner and avid community servant got top honors at the Rotary Club of Gainesville ...

February 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities suspend search for kidnapping suspect

Multiple law enforcement agencies spent Tuesday tracking a suspect with outstanding warrants of kidnapping and child cruelty.

February 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Snow falling in Hall County, expected to taper off tonight

Snow has dusted parts of Hall County as a forecast of flurries continues.

February 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Witnesses detail man's final hours before drug death in murder trial

A Flowery Branch man's desire to try LSD ended in his 2013 death, according to testimony Monday.

February 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


North Hall junior organizes clothing drives to benefit homeless

At first glance, Claire Kelley is a normal teenager. She is a junior at North Hall High School, she works as a lifeguard at the ...

February 09, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Oakwood OKs McEver Road rebuild

Long-awaited work on a 2-mile stretch of heavily traveled McEver Road in Oakwood is inching closer to a projected summer start.

February 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia's Richard Oates awarded as distinguished administrator

Dr. Richard Oates, interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of North Georgia, was awarded the 2016 Distinguished Administrator Award ...

February 08, 2016 | | Local


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