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Hall County Schools’ 2012 budget woes “keep compounding”

Fluctuating tax digest numbers are continuing to cut away at an already bare Hall County Schools 2012 budget.

May 16, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


North Hall High students back in class after smoke forced evacuation

North Hall High School was evacuated this morning after an incident in a science classroom caused smoke.

May 16, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville resident searches for police badge

Charles Bishop's police badge brings back many memories from his 30 years as an officer on Tybee Island.

May 15, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Gainesville to increase wastewater surcharge fees

Gainesville's public utilities department is increasing industrial surcharge fees for the first time in 15 years.

May 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Lake meeting’s speaker could address water levels

The "water wars" between Georgia, Alabama and Florida is likely to surface as a topic at the Lake Lanier Association's annual membership meeting Thursday.

May 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Junior Achievement to honor 2 business leaders

Junior Achievement will honor two of Gainesville's premiere business leaders, Gus Whalen and Jim Walters, with induction Thursday into the Northeast Georgia Business Hall of Fame.

May 15, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Hall mails tax assessment notices

Hall County sent out more than 75,000 tax assessment notices to residents on Friday, but officials want to make sure they don't pay their taxes just yet.

May 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Other uses being considered for federal transportation money

Area government officials are looking for ways to tap into a pot of federal transportation dollars, now that plans for a Hall County freight study that would have used that money have been shelved.

May 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Butterflies launched at Gainesville park

Some 1,500 butterflies filled the skies Sunday afternoon over Wilshire Trails Park in Gainesville.

May 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area forestry staff fight Okefenokee fires

Six employees of the Georgia Forestry Service's Gainesville office are among about 175 people keeping the state's second-biggest fire since 2007 under control at the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in southeast Georgia.

May 15, 2011 | BY MIKE HILL mhill@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Economy weighs on grads’ plans

The recession started when they entered high school in 2007.

May 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Braselton residents join Adopt-a-Stream

The Mulberry River might not be one of Georgia's more well-known, but its waters still impact much of the state.

May 14, 2011 | KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Islands targets visitors with new attraction

Riding off the success of the 2010 opening of Sunset Cove, Lake Lanier Islands Resort will unveil a new adult and family entertainment district this summer.

May 14, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Runners give their all in soldier’s memory

More than 300 runners turned out Saturday for the second annual Some Gave All 5K Road Race in honor of fallen Lula soldier Maj. Kevin Jenrette.

May 14, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Everhart re-elected state GOP chairwoman

MACON - In a rebuke to new Gov. Nathan Deal, Georgia Republicans on Saturday elected Sue Everhart to another term as state party chairwoman over Deal's hand-picked candidate.

May 14, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press | Local


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Investigator details armed robberies in court

A Hall County Sheriff's Office investigator told the court Thursday of two robberies occurring May 13, cases separated by a few miles in Gainesville.

June 23, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Two inmates at Alto prison granted parole after high school graduation

For Kelli Armstrong and Tammy Kline, the ceremony Thursday at Lee Arrendale State Prison in Alto didn't just mark the end of their high ...

June 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall commissioners approve tax increase

Property taxes are going up in Hall County.

June 22, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville Eye Associates founder retires after 35 years

In 1982, set to begin his career as an ophthalmologist, Dr. Stephen Farkas heard from a cousin that the Gainesville area was a "great place ...

June 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man indicted in killing of Gainesville grad in Atlanta

ATLANTA - A 39-year-old man accused of shooting a Gainesville High graduate on an Atlanta street in broad daylight has been indicted.

June 22, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Fundraising page set up for family of father, son drowning victims

More than $25,000 has been raised since a Dahlonega man and his son drowned at a popular Lumpkin County swimming spot.

June 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Middle teacher indicted for charge of simple battery against student

A Hall County grand jury has indicted a Gainesville Middle School teacher of simple battery stemming from a hallway incident with a student that was ...

June 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Responses to having cameras on docks mostly positive

Public comments were in favor of allowing cameras on docks at Lake Lanier, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

June 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall school system to get its very own drug dog

A drug dog will patrol the halls of the Hall County School District beginning next school year.

June 22, 2017 | | Local


Volunteers, partnerships work to feed children in Hall County this summer

Growing up in the Chestatee community, Alisha Chavez was one of many students who benefited from the reduced-fare lunch program at school, but she didn ...

June 22, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Top chamber volunteers of the year recognized

Fifteen people were recognized Thursday as the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce top volunteers of 2016-17.

June 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall unemployment rate remains at 3.9 percent in May

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate in May was 3.9 percent, unchanged from April, according to Georgia Department of Labor figures released Thursday.

June 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville officials heading off to ‘working weekend’ in Savannah

One of the perks of having a leadership role in city government is the opportunity to attend the annual convention of the Georgia Municipal Association ...

June 21, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall County earns certification for teaching students online safety

As someone who works daily with students who are using technology more often in a variety of ways, Tricia Barry didn't hesitate when asked ...

June 21, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Decision time comes for Hall County on taxes

It's decision time on tax increases for the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

June 21, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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