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Surfers ride the waves of Lake Lanier

Kowabunga, dude! Surf's up on Lake Lanier!

June 25, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Forsyth County takes a mulligan to settle golf course’s fate

CUMMING - Forsyth County will have two more weeks to reach a decision on the court-ordered rezoning of Lanier Golf Course.

June 25, 2011 | BY ALYSSA LARENZIE Times regional staff | Local


Law agencies push booster seat safety

Gainesville Police see a lot of misuse with child-safety and booster seats. In fact, Sgt. Dean Staples, who leads the traffic unit, estimated 95 percent of seats they check are not installed correctly.

June 25, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Community Service Center left in limbo

The Hall County Board of Commissioners continues to wrestle with the idea of cutting funding to the Community Service Center, a decision which would have repercussions for Gainesville as well as the county.

June 25, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Migrant education program seeks to bridge cultural gap

Children in migrant families bounce from school to school and often live in homes where English isn't spoken, making learning difficult.

June 24, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Local drivers welcome gas tax freeze

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday froze Georgia's gas tax, preventing an increase that would have kicked in July 1.

June 24, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Friday’s job cuts may lead to more

As 32 Hall County employees were told their jobs had been eliminated Friday, two county marshals stood guard outside the Board of Commissioners office.

June 24, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


No budget plan set as clock ticks

With fewer than six days left before the Hall County Board of Commissioners votes on its spending plan for fiscal year 2012, commissioners still have no agreed-upon plan.

June 24, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Coming Sunday: Immigration law's impact

Georgia's tough new law cracking down on illegal immigrants takes effect Friday. Though many support it, others say it is too harsh, and it already has faced legal challenges.

June 24, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Utility work on I-985 is set for Sunday morning

Traffic will stop briefly on Interstate 985 Sunday so Jackson Electric Membership Corp. can string transmission lines across the road.

June 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tadmore Elementary folds camp activities into summer school

When Tadmore Elementary School students show up for summer school, their first order of the day is to march off for breakfast in the mess hall.

June 23, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Commissioner wants millage rate designed for parks, leisure

While Hall County officials are considering a number of proposals - including raising property taxes - to immediately patch an $11.5 million budgetary hole, they are also looking at ways to protect county-sponsored quality of life programs in the future.

June 23, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County cuts 32 jobs today before final budget

More than 30 employees of the Hall County government will lose their jobs today.

June 23, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall drug unit arrest dozens on drug charges

Dozens of criminals across Hall County slept comfortably Thursday morning, lulled by the steady sound of raindrops on their rooftops - but that was before law enforcement started knocking on doors.

June 23, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Georgia chamber pushing 1 percent roads tax

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to promote statewide passage of next summer's referendum on the planned 1 percent sales tax for transportation.

June 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Gainesville police, helicopter searching for suspect in aggravated assault

Police are continuing to search for an aggravated assault suspect in the area along Thompson Bridge Road near the Publix, according to Gainesville Police. The ...

July 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County to revisit vacation rental rules

Hall County is reviewing how it regulates vacation rental homes - and how it can stop unlicensed rentals in neighborhoods.

July 25, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


YMCA, Amerigroup to give away school supplies Thursday

The Georgia Mountains YMCA and Amerigroup Community Care are hosting a Back to School Bash that will feature free school supplies Thursday.

July 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Thursday traffic shift to aid Athens Highway widening

A traffic shift will be implemented Thursday to aid in the widening of Athens Highway/U.S. 129/Ga. 11 near the Hall-Jackson county line.

July 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Kroger starts online grocery service at North Hall store

Riding a trend of online grocery shopping, the Kroger store in North Hall has started ClickList, a service that allows customers to place orders online ...

July 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


South Hall trail system being considered

A trail system extending deep into South Hall from the Highlands to Islands trail ending near the University of North Georgia's campus in Oakwood ...

July 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Agents seize $61K of marijuana, mushrooms in Murrayville

A man was accused of manufacturing marijuana after drug agents reportedly seized 50 marijuana plants from his Murrayville residence, according to authorities.

July 25, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County Schools revenues top expenses by $4.4 million in 2016-17

Final numbers for the 2016-17 school year general fund budget showed Hall County Schools took in about $4.4 million more than it spent and ...

July 25, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Georgia-style criminal justice reform bill proposed in Congress

Georgia-style criminal justice reform is being proposed at the federal level by U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville.

July 25, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Former Gainesville schools superintendent Creel is a finalist for job in Alabama

Former Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Wanda Creel is one of five finalists for a new job with a school district in Alabama.

July 24, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Portion of I-985 North to close completely overnight Thursday

About four miles of the northbound section of Interstate 985 will completely close for one night beginning at 9 p.m. Thursday at the I-985 ...

July 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


North Hall Parkway study committee off to bumpy start

A government-sponsored citizens group pegged to study a potential North Hall Parkway may have hit an obstacle.

July 24, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man ruled mentally incompetent for kidnapping, rape trial

A man charged with kidnapping, rape and aggravated sodomy was ruled mentally incompetent to stand trial, but a doctor said he believes he could eventually ...

July 24, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall school board approves policy allowing security assistant to carry gun in workplace

A Hall County Schools security employee is now authorized to carry a handgun while fulfilling the duties of his job.

July 24, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Keeping Sardis-Ledan intersection open to cost $50,000, extend work by 20 days

Keeping the intersection of Sardis and Ledan roads open during the day is going to cost Hall County an extra $50,000 and extend construction ...

July 24, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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