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Sales tax aims to fix Gainesville, Hall, Buford schools

A proposed one-penny sales tax for school facilities could be a tough sell to Hall County and Gainesville voters next month.

February 06, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Skateboarders still seek venue after Cool Springs Park construction is halted

If not at Cool Springs Park, then where?

February 06, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


‘Lucky’ family endures a year of tragedy

These are harrowing times for the Martin family.

February 06, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Still stroking the keys to life

Some memories from her long life are fading, but ask Merle Bean to play a song on the piano and watch as her eyes brighten and her hands brush gracefully across the keys

February 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Packer, Steeler fans Super psyched for big game

Wisconsin native Tim Fons missed the birth of his first child to attend a Green Bay Packers game.

February 05, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Rabid goat confirmed in North Hall

A rabid goat was confirmed in the Baker Circle area of North Hall on Saturday, the second confirmed case in Hall County this year.

February 05, 2011 | | Local


Georgia’s resident groundhog, Gen. Beauregard Lee, may not have seen his shadow

Georgia's resident groundhog, Gen. Beauregard Lee, may not have seen his shadow this week, but that doesn't mean winter is ready to give up its grip any time soon.

February 05, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Safe Rides to offer free transportation to drinkers on Super Bowl Sunday

They're common around New Year's Eve and the Fourth of July, anti-drunken driving campaigns urging people to pick a designated driver, pass off the keys and stay off the road.

February 05, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Man accused of stealing thousands of gallons of motor oil from area dealers

A Greer, S.C., man accused in Hall County of stealing motor oil refused extradition this week, as investigators in three states continue scrutinizing similar thefts at car dealerships and auto shops dating back at least a year.

February 05, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Student rebounds from a stroke

Two years ago, Alberto Diaz, 15, suffered a stroke on the West Hall High School track that left him battling for his life.

February 05, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall may raise ambulance fees to boost funds

Hall County could be raising the costs of ambulance services, a move that will put its charges in line with other counties and provide a boost to the county's general fund.

February 05, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Pedestrian bridge will go up soon

The skyline along Jesse Jewell Parkway will continue to change dramatically this month as construction on Gainesville's pedestrian bridge begins.

February 05, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville State decision sparks silent protest

With black tape stretched over their mouths, several members of the Gainesville State College community stood in silent protest Friday afternoon of what they say is a blatant act of censorship by college administrators.

February 04, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


A day for smiles

Nine-year-old Kristian and his sister, 6-year-old Madison, sit quietly in the hallway of a doctor's office, their eyes shifting from side to side, taking in the scene.

February 04, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Students create colorful art for troops in Afghanistan

Teens from West Hall High School are using art to say thanks to U.S. troops overseas.

February 03, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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Police ID body found in car along I-85

Police identified a man found dead Wednesday in a car along Interstate 85 in Jefferson.

April 28, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Contractor chosen for $1.5M Senior Life Center makeover

With a contractor lined up, the director of the Senior Life Center in Gainesville expects attendance to remain steady when a $1.5 million makeover ...

April 28, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Lula threatens legal action against Hall County over sewer agreement

Lawyered up and ready for a legal fight, Lula city officials made it clear they want Hall County to honor a sewer agreement the parties ...

April 27, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Boater involved in 2012 wreck that killed 2 boys is back in jail

A Forsyth County man convicted of BUI in a 2012 boat wreck that killed two boys is back in jail after authorities say he violated ...

April 27, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


$20K reward offered in Banks deputy shooting; suspect may be in Atlanta

Authorities said Thursday they believe the suspect who shot a Banks County Sheriff's Office deputy may now be in the Atlanta area.

April 27, 2017 | Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local


$27K in heroin, other drugs seized in Hall bust

Two Gainesville residents were accused of trafficking heroin after the seizure of more than $27,000 in drugs, according to authorities.

April 27, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Residents group to explore potential North Hall Parkway

Not waiting for some traffic study to plot out potential routes, a residents group is pushing ahead with a look of its own at a ...

April 27, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Prisoners working on courthouse annex demolition

Prisoners are demolishing the Hall County courthouse annex.

April 27, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


2 charged in seizure of more than 400 animals in Habersham

Two Habersham County residents have each been charged with 340 counts of misdemeanor cruelty to animals after county animal control seized more than 400 dogs ...

April 27, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Hall unemployment falls to 4 percent in March

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate in March fell to 4 percent, according to Georgia Department of Labor figures released Thursday.

April 27, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Oakwood family recovering after double disaster

Woken by wind, Kevin Combs paced around his home in the small hours of April 5.

April 27, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Families mourn loss of Gainesville women, baby in Friendship Road wreck

Since the beginning, Paige Wilson said she has "pretty much been inseparable" from her cousin Hannah Simmons since she was born.

April 27, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


UNG panel offers advice to immigrants encountering law enforcement

What should immigrants do if federal agents come knocking at the door, or if they are pulled over by law enforcement?

April 27, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Lottery winner apparently beaten, left for dead near downtown Cumming dies

April 26, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


Jefferson Police, GBI investigating body found on I-85

A Georgia Department of Transportation employee found a dead man with a gunshot wound to the head in a car Wednesday along Interstate 85 in ...

April 26, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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