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Hall County budget gets public airing

Hall County Board of Commissioners may have had some trouble finding consensus among taxpayers attending a public hearing Tuesday night on a proposed tax increase to pay for next fiscal year's budget.

June 22, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Overnight closures on Jesse Jewell to change

Jesse Jewell Parkway closures planned for this week have changed slightly.

June 22, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


3 Buford residents face imitation drug charges in Hall

Members of the Multi Agency Narcotics Squad intended to bust up a drug deal Friday and instead ended up with 3 pounds of Epsom salts.

June 22, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Lula sewer plant aims at encouraging development

After eight years of planning and hard work, Lula Water Reclamation Treatment Facility is up and running.

June 21, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Criminal hearings decline in Gainesville schools

The crime rate is dropping in Gainesville City Schools, according to data presented at Monday night's board meeting.

June 21, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Stolen car found in Lake Lanier

A car reported stolen from a Forsyth County driveway was found in Lake Lanier later that same day, according to Lumpkin County Sheriff Office investigator Darren Martin.

June 21, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Emerson’s killer charged with killing elderly NC hikers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A drifter already serving a life sentence for killing Meredith Emerson of Buford and sentenced to death for killing a hiker in Florida is now facing murder charges for the slaying of a North Carolina couple.

June 21, 2011 | The Associated Press | Local


Crews close to finishing cleanup from storms

Gainesville, Hall County and state crews are wrapping up the cleanup after Saturday's strong thunderstorm, and officials say all trees that were knocked down have been removed from area roads.

June 20, 2011 | Mike Hill | Local


Gainesville to vote on budget with $5M surplus

While Hall County debates which services to cut or by how much to raise taxes, the Gainesville City Council will be voting on a fiscal 2012 budget that includes a $5 million surplus.

June 20, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Hall County's 1st tax hearing is tonight at 6

Arrive early if you want a good seat.

June 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


US judge will rule soon on Ga.’s new immigration law

A federal judge has promised he will decide in the next 10 days whether to temporarily block enforcement of Georgia's new immigration law.

June 20, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Soldiers help keep Chattahoochee National Forest clean

Good soldiers know to cover their tracks - and that's not just on the battlefield.

June 20, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


YMCA chief heading to position in Illinois

Mike Brown, CEO and president of the Gainesville-based Georgia Mountains YMCA, has resigned effective July 6 to take a similar post in Rockford, Ill.

June 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville City Schools approves 2011-2012 budget

Gainesville taxpayers have to wait until at least September to find out whether their tax rates will go down 0.3 mills.

June 20, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Truck hits, kills black bear

A young black bear was hit and killed by a vehicle in northwest Hall County on Sunday, according to Georgia State Patrol officials.

June 20, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


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Georgia lawmakers, industry cheer water rule reversal

Georgia lawmakers are praising the Trump administration for reversing course on an update to the Clean Water Act that critics have blasted as federal overreach.

June 28, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville, Hall look to create land bank to repurpose blighted properties

Gainesville and Hall County are in early talks to establish a land bank authority - a tool giving local governments broad powers to obtain properties that ...

June 28, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Goodwill of North Georgia awarded $1.2M for ex-offender job program

Goodwill of North Georgia will receive $1.2 million from the federal Department of Labor for its program helping young adult ex-offenders find employment.

June 28, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


North Hall road project still on, despite no state aid

Passed over for state funding, Hall County still plans to improve an intersection near Mount Vernon Exploratory School in North Hall.

June 28, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT to suspend some lane closures around July 4 holiday

To ease Fourth of July holiday weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures on interstate highways starting at noon ...

June 28, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Demolition completed, construction begins on new Enota school; community info meeting set

With demolition of the old building complete, construction on the new Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy has started and officials said Wednesday it is currently on ...

June 28, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Flowery Branch man charged with child molestation

A Flowery Branch man faces two sexual charges in an incident last fall involving an underage girl.

June 28, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Mundy Mill Academy to seek parent, community input

Mundy Mill Academy, the elementary school that will open this fall as part of Gainesville City Schools, will host two sessions for parents and residents ...

June 27, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Fire destroys 6,000-square-foot West Hall home

Authorities are trying to determine what caused a Monday night blaze that destroyed a 6,000-square-foot West Hall home and displaced two residents and a ...

June 27, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County launches online comment system

Hall County has launched an online comment form allowing residents to review their interactions with the government.

June 27, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Murrayville woman accused of forgery, false statements

A detention officer who resigned from the Dawson County Sheriff's Office last week was taken into custody early Tuesday afternoon on charges of forgery ...

June 27, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Local


Hall County considering allowing one employee to carry weapon in district

A proposed Hall County School District policy would allow one designated employee - and only one employee - to carry a weapon while working in the district.

June 27, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Hall man charged in Monday shooting death

A Hall County man was charged Tuesday with felony murder in the early Monday shooting death on Barnes Drive, according to authorities.

June 27, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Adam Lindsey named new Gainesville athletic director, assistant principal

After three years as athletic director at Jackson County High School, Adam Lindsey is making the move to Gainesville.

June 27, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Chattahoochee Bank in Gainesville bought by North Carolina bank

Gainesville's Chattahoochee Bank of Georgia has been purchased by North Carolina-based Entegra Financial Corp., the holding company of Entegra Bank.

June 27, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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