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Local school systems put SPLOST on March ballot

Problems with aging and deteriorating school buildings and outstanding bond debt are among the reasons area school systems will ask voters for a sales tax extension.

December 14, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local

State legislators nix pay increase amid continuing budget concerns

With the state's budget woes looming, lawmakers voted Monday to cancel a scheduled pay increase for themselves for at least a year.

December 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Firefighters investigate blaze at Athens Highway home

Hall County firefighters are investigating a Monday blaze that injured one person.

December 13, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Braselton police officer from Flowery Branch arrested

A Flowery Branch man and Braselton police officer was charged Sunday with battery and third degree cruelty to children, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

December 13, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Schools toughen policies against bullies

Gainesville and Hall County school officials are firming up their anti-bullying policies as the result of revised laws approved by the state this year.

December 12, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local

Bullies, victims often left with long-term problems

For some local students, the walk to class, to the playground or the bus ride home from school can be a painful experience.

December 12, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local

Life after losing: 'Problem solver' gearing up for ’12 run

It's possible that no one remembers Daniel Benton's attempt at Congress.

December 12, 2010 | By Ashley Fielding For The Times | Local

Gainesville, Hall plan for open reservoir mediation

It appears Gainesville and Hall County can agree on one thing when it comes to the Cedar Creek Reservoir: the mediation process should be open to the public.

December 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Northeast Georgia History Center celebrates Christmas on Sunday

If you ever wondered whether you should get a fake tree instead of a real one, the Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy Show Choir can help you come to a decision.

December 12, 2010 | Lauren Blais | Local

Icy weather to continue into Tuesday

Bone-chilling temperatures are on the way.

December 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Ga. DOT gets ready for the cold

Winter doesn't officially arrive until Dec. 21, but the Georgia Department of Transportation already has been out battling icy roads.

December 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Police urge residents to stay wary while shopping, protect homes

With a recent uptick in home invasions and burglaries in Hall County, police officials are warning residents to keep their eyes open during the holiday season, especially when leaving home or shopping.

December 12, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Some Northeast Georgia schools closed on Monday

Some local school systems say they will be closed Monday due to snow and ice.

December 12, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Dawsonville embraces its still life

With bottles clinking in their back seats, they ran from the revenuers. Bootleggers once carried 10,000 gallons of moonshine a week on the back country roads from Dawsonville to Atlanta.

December 12, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local

Service members send holiday wishes

They may be halfway across the world, but military men and women are trying to shorten the distance with loved ones through videotaped holiday greetings.

December 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

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Authorities suspend burn permits, warn of campfire dangers

Fall has come to North Georgia, and with it cooler temperatures and changing leaves, but some remnants of summer still remain.

October 22, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local

Cornelia woman convicted of vehicular homicide in 2014 crash

A Cornelia woman was convicted by a jury Thursday on charges stemming from a deadly motorcycle wreck in October 2014.

October 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Isakson maintains Trump support in fiery Senate debate

ATLANTA (AP) - Johnny Isakson, the front-runner in Georgia's U.S. Senate race, maintained support for his party's presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday ...

October 22, 2016 | | Local

Silver lining emerges for homeless as some take advantage of shelters, programs

Help for the homeless living beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville has finally gained traction nearly three weeks after city officials and local law ...

October 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

First-grade cancer survivor receives custom basketball hoop

Lining it up from her wheelchair, Addi Bales tosses up a shot in the lobby of the Gainesville Academy Sports + Outdoors.

October 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Authorities searching for missing Hall teenager

Hall County authorities are looking for a teenager last seen Tuesday in Lula.

October 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Early voting in Hall beats expectations

About 8,000 Hall County voters cast their ballots this week for the presidency and local races, according to Elections Director Charlotte Sosebee, a larger-than-expected ...

October 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Jackson EMC warns members of phone scam

The power utility Jackson EMC is warning its members of a phone scam attempting to con customers into paying phony bills.

October 21, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local

Authorities believe child started early morning Gainesville fire

Authorities said they believe a 5-year-old started a fire early this morning at the Harrison Square apartments.

October 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Phil Niekro, 44 teams celebrate 20 years of golf tournament

In the early days of the Edmondson-Telford Center for Children, attorney Lydia Sartain recalled a young boy coming in to the Gainesville nonprofit.

October 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Hall man charged with beating 64-year-old man

A Hall County man is accused of hitting a 64-year-old man repeatedly in the face, authorities said.

October 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Halftime Heroes: Family, tradition part of band DNA at East Hall

Family comes up over and over when talking with band members at East Hall High School.

October 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Gainesville's plans to buy insurance building move forward

The Gainesville Redevelopment Authority on Thursday approved a bond resolution to help fund the acquisition of the Turner, Wood & Smith building to make way for ...

October 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Boys & Girls Clubs, Fair Street celebrate after-school programs

For hundreds of Hall County and Gainesville children, it's important to keep the lights on after school.

October 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Lakeview Academy kicks off construction of new middle school building

Two years of planning and fundraising led to an official start of construction for a new middle school classroom building at Lakeview Academy on Thursday.

October 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

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