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Gibbs says he’ll focus on fiscal issues

With no competition in November, Scott Gibbs is ready to take over as the District 3 representative on the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

July 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Clermont says letter from county is ‘smoking gun’

Clermont officials claim a letter written by the Hall County Board of Commissioners to Gov. Sonny Perdue last year is evidence the county went back on a promise to build a sales tax-funded library in Clermont.

July 23, 2010 | BY <a href="mailto:sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com">STEVEN GURR</a> and <a href="mailto:mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com">MELISSA WEINMAN</a> | Local


No back-to-school sales tax holiday this year

Parents won't see the back-to-school tax break that has driven summer retail sales for eight years in a row, although some stores are offering discounts to make up for it.

July 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Public asked to stay away from renovated playing field

Gainesville City Schools are asking people to help take care of school property as renovations wrap up before classes start.

July 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Commissioner Bell proposes outsourcing county positions

Commissioner Ashley Bell asked the Board of Commissioners to consider outsourcing a number of county positions to save money at Thursday's board meeting.

July 22, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Perdue, Wildlife Service applaud judge’s water ruling

Both Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service praised a federal decision to reject Florida's claim in a 20-year-old dispute over water in the Chattahoochee River.

July 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Council cans curbside pickup proposal

Curbside trash service is off the table for Gainesville, officials said at a public meeting to discuss the city's solid waste service Thursday.

July 22, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Hall officer a Deputy of the Year

When Hall County Sheriff's Deputy Ana Smith ran into a mobile home that was engulfed in flames to pull out a woman, she wasn't wearing any fire protection gear, and she wasn't thinking about the danger.

July 22, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Residents disagree on jobless benefits extension

The most recent extension of federal unemployment benefits is being met with mixed reviews.

July 22, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Florida water request denied

Local water experts were still deciding what to make of a ruling made in the tri-state water wars Wednesday.

July 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Whooping cough on the rise

Whooping cough may be an illness that some think disappeared with fallout shelters, but that is not the case.

July 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Geographic information systems headed into Hall schools

A new kind of technology is invading Hall County schools.

July 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville man gets steak dinner on ‘Letterman’

David Letterman might be more careful with communication with his audiences after a conversation with one Gainesville man cost him a steak dinner.

July 21, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


White County’s next DA learned from campaign

Jeff Langley said the campaign trail helped him learn more about the people he will be serving when he takes office in January as district attorney for the circuit that includes White and Lumpkin counties.

July 21, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Sheriff’s website gets an update

If you want to get a good look at Hall County's most wanted fugitives or find out who's locked up in the local jail, the answer is now just a few mouse clicks away.

July 21, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Lake Lanier Olympic Park drawing major national, international events

The nation's greatest canoe and kayak athletes will flock to Gainesville this weekend to compete in one of the biggest challenges they may face.

April 29, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


North Hall High hosts open house in new performing arts center

The newest halls at North Hall High School buzzed with excitement Thursday evening, as the school held an open house in its new performing arts ...

April 28, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville schools budget proposal includes pay increase for all employees

Gainesville City Schools' proposed budget includes a 3 percent pay increase for all employees.

April 28, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Possible retaining wall, its cost outlined for Enota garden

Maintaining most of the garden at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy could require a retaining wall to shield it from construction of a new school, and ...

April 28, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Body of missing DeKalb County firefighter found in Lake Lanier

Hall County authorities discovered the body of a missing DeKalb County firefighter in Lake Lanier on Thursday, authorities said.

April 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Riverside Military Academy selects William J. Gallagher as president

Riverside Military Academy's Board of Trustees has selected retired U.S. Army Col. William J. Gallagher as its ninth president.

April 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County Fire Services lieutenant terminated following arrest

A Hall County Fire Services lieutenant was terminated following an arrest Wednesday, according to county officials.

April 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


DOT planning to make Union Church Road straighter, flatter, safer

Scenic but twisty, Union Church Road in South Hall is poised to get some safety improvements.

April 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Demorest woman injured in crash that killed 4 UGA students

A Demorest woman was injured in a Wednesday night crash that killed four University of Georgia students, according to Georgia State Patrol.

April 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Katt Williams arrested in Atlanta over thrown salt shaker

Police say they arrested comedian and actor Katt Williams just outside Atlanta after he threw a salt shaker at a restaurant manager.

April 28, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Hall population forecast to grow 64 percent overall, become 42 percent Hispanic by 2040

Hall County's population will grow by 64 percent to a little more than 328,000 by 2040, according to a forecast by the Atlanta ...

April 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Planned Buford Corn Maze expansion scaled back

Plans to expand the Buford Corn Maze have been scaled back from an original proposal.

April 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


GO VIDEO: Back in time in Sautee Nacoochee

Savannah King takes you to four historic places you can visit in Sautee Nacoochee. Which is your favorite?

April 28, 2016 | | Local


185-lot North Hall subdivision off Lake Lanier approved

A 185-lot subdivision off Buffington Farm Road in North Hall was approved Wednesday by the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

April 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


More unemployed residents set to lose their food stamp benefits

Nearly 200 Hall County residents have lost their food stamp benefits since the beginning of the year after a work requirement was reinstated.

April 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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