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Dawson County schools are considering raising taxes

DAWSONVILLE - A tax increase is among the options Dawson County school system officials are considering as they confront a projected $300,000 deficit in the 2012 budget.

April 08, 2011 | FRANK REDDY Times regional staff | Local


Former Forsyth County sheriff defending his words

ATLANTA - Dennis Lee Hendrix, former Forsyth County sheriff, claimed Thursday a leaflet that painted one of his critics as an ex-con was politically protected free speech.

April 08, 2011 | Associated Press | Local


Defendant flips table at probation hearing

Court service deputies were forced to physically control a defendant Thursday who reacted to a judge's order by overturning the defense table.

April 08, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


New Hall County Extension agent started last week

The new Hall County Extension agent has only been on the job for a few days. But he already knows his way around town.

April 08, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Newtown Florist Club to hold vigil

The Newtown Florist Club wants to bring peace to its Gainesville neighborhood.

April 06, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Dawsonville backs off plans for airport authority

The city of Dawsonville has decided to shelve its plans to create an airport authority.

April 06, 2011 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Flowery Branch asked to run South Hall sewer

Hall County is looking for a company to operate its South Hall sewer system, and Hall County Commissioner Craig Lutz wants Flowery Branch to throw its name in the hat.

April 06, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Fire destroys storage buildings in North Hall

A chicken house and two small outbuildings in the 5100 block of Price Road were destroyed in a fire Wednesday afternoon. The chicken house was used for storage.

April 06, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Spring break campers learn about animals and plants

Noah Lenkeit, 7, carefully counted the icing squiggles on his sugar cookie. One, two, three - that's how old his tree, represented by icing rings on a cookie, would be.

April 06, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Survivors gather to mark anniversary of tornado of ’36

The memories shared carried a heavy weight, but Wednesday was not a day of sorrow.

April 06, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Former bookkeeper sentenced for theft from employer

A Clarkesville Sunday school teacher went to jail Wednesday after pleading guilty to stealing more than $350,000 from a Hall County business as the company's bookkeeper.

April 06, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Officials hope tattoos help ID body

Tattoos are what investigators hope will lead them to identify the man whose badly decomposed body was found near New Holland Mill on Monday.

April 06, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Memorial, memories highlight tornado’s 75th anniversary

As the anniversary of Gainesville's darkest moment passed, a small group gathered in silent memorial.

April 06, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Tattered books ready for facelift after repair day

The now tattered cookbook was a wedding gift, and on an inside page is a 45-year-old inscription.

April 06, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Community to observe 75th anniversary of deadly tornado

Time stood still 75 years ago as a tornado ripped through Gainesville's downtown.

April 06, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Jim Grier announces run for Lula mayor

A Lula-based businessman and civic leader will attempt what others have tried and failed to do - oust the city's four-term mayor from office.

June 23, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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


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