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Gainesville school taxes may drop

Gainesville taxpayers may see a slight property tax decrease next year under the city Board of Education's proposed spending plan, but continued money problems at the state level will cause system employees to have a reduced work schedule.

June 19, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Hall County water rates may increase

Pending approval from the Gainesville City Council, water rates in Hall County are likely on the rise.

June 19, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Power restored to area customers after storm

A strong thunderstorm struck in the Gainesville and North Hall County area late Saturday afternoon, knocking over trees and power lines and leaving thousands of residents without power.

June 19, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Jumpers avoid injury while escaping Dawson County fire

DAWSONVILLE - An early morning fire at an apartment complex in Dawson County displaced four families and forced several people to jump from a second floor window to escape the blaze early Saturday.

June 19, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Church vows to carry on after blaze

An East Hall County church first built in 1875 had much of its structure destroyed by a fire late Friday night.

June 19, 2011 | Keith Albertson | Local


State senator from Forsyth County faces property foreclosure

CUMMING - Financial troubles don't seem to be improving for state Sen. Jack Murphy of Forsyth County.

June 19, 2011 | BY JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


Event puts focus on independence for disabled

Charles Roberts' life changed dramatically after a car accident in 1984.

June 19, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Lake volunteers live, work at village near Buford Dam

BUFORD - The retired couple gets the question all the time: "You have a house in Florida and you come up here to live?"

June 18, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dads getting involved in kids’ schools

A generation ago, mothers were the ones who came to parent-teacher conferences, who diligently appeared at Parent-Teacher Organization meetings, who brought cupcakes for birthdays and holiday parties for their children's classmates to enjoy.

June 18, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Ex-Dawson clerk of courts pleads guilty to tax evasion, fraud

Dawson County's former clerk of courts pleaded guilty Friday to federal tax evasion and bankruptcy fraud.

June 18, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Hall school lunches will go up a nickel

A new federal guideline means a 5 cents increase in the price of Hall County school lunches.

June 18, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


2 killed, another hurt in Forsyth wrecks

Two people, including a teenager, were killed over an 11-hour span in unrelated wrecks on Forsyth County roads.

June 18, 2011 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Lightning can strike without warning

After lightning shows this past week and a weather forecast with plenty of thunderstorm chances ahead, emergency management officials are reminding residents not to underestimate the dangers of lightning.

June 18, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Program links kids with bikes and exercise

Children and bicycles just seem to go together, and that is the way a few area organizations would like to keep it.

June 18, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Bugle and drum corps plays at Riverside Military Academy

As the sun set behind them, 150 of the country's best young drummers, buglers and color guard members raced across Maginnis Field at Riverside Military Academy.

June 18, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


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Family safely escapes house fire in South Hall

Fire caused extensive damage to a South Hall County home Friday night, but all the residents escaped unharmed, including the family cat.

March 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville domestic violence center seeks new home

Before the lease runs out on its Gainesville shelter, Gateway Domestic Violence Center announced Friday its plans to find a new facility with three times ...

March 24, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Community raises funds for family of Jackson County man killed in storm

Tuesday's thunderstorm left Kylie Combs without her husband.

March 24, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Rabies case involving skunk confirmed in Lula

Hall County confirmed its fourth case of rabies this year on Friday after a rabid skunk came in contact with a dog in Lula.

March 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man guilty on all counts in assault, kidnapping case

A Gainesville man was found guilty Friday morning of assaulting a local Muslim leader and abducting a 1-year-old child.

March 24, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local




Fire destroys Flowery Branch house

Fire destroyed a small house Friday in Flowery Branch.

March 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


DFCS, churches working to recruit foster parents

Climbing higher and higher, the number of Hall County children in foster care reached 250 in February, Division of Family and Children Services foster care ...

March 24, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Lane closures planned again on I-985

Roadwork may slow traffic again this weekend on Interstate 985 as crews work on the interstate bridge at Queen City Parkway in Gainesville.

March 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Choices gala speaker calls for advocates to rally against abortion, be 'heroes' for unborn

A national anti-abortion speaker called on a South Hall crowd Thursday night to be "heroes" in ongoing work to save unborn babies and minister to ...

March 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jury deliberates assault, kidnapping case involving threats against Muslim cleric

After a few hours of discussion Thursday afternoon, a Hall County jury will return Friday morning for further deliberation on the assault and kidnapping case ...

March 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


$500K in pills seized in Hall drug bust

Authorities found more than $500,000 worth of pills in a Hall County home March 14, according to authorities.

March 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Reading mentors make a difference one hour at a time

An hour out of each week for Kelly Grizzle Williams has the potential to last a lifetime.

March 23, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Chestatee students take a day to learn outside classroom, serve community

Every year, Chestatee High School students take a day off from their normal routines.

March 23, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville man accused of robbery at apartment complex

Authorities say a Gainesville man displayed a gun while robbing another man at Orchard Brook Apartments earlier this month.

March 23, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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