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Legislators hopeful about zero-based budgeting idea

After an unsuccessful attempt in 2010, Georgia legislators are hopeful that zero-based budgeting for state government will be implemented this year.

February 03, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch ends 2010 budget year on positive note

Flowery Branch ended its 2010 budget year on June 30 with a higher surplus than expected, reversing a downward trend since the Great Recession hit.

February 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chamber hits fundraising goal for HALLmark campaign

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce has exceeded its goal of raising $2.1 million for its HALLmark campaign, which supports job creation among other economic initiatives.

February 02, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Lake Lanier group ramps up push for higher full pool level

A Gainesville-based advocacy group isn't backing off its push for a fuller Lake Lanier, an issue it first raised in 2007.

February 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Transportation board position is up for grabs

Hall County could soon have new representation on the State Transportation Board.

February 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Copper thief charged with health violation over ozone leak

A man convicted of stealing copper from air conditioners in Stephens County also pleaded guilty Tuesday to breaking U.S. laws that protect the ozone from harmful gasses including the cooling agent, freon.

February 02, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


City, county put off Cedar Creek Reservoir mediation

Mediation originally scheduled for today between Hall County and the city of Gainesville over Cedar Creek Reservoir has been postponed because officials aren't prepared for the formal process.

February 02, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


NGCSU's Egypt program uncertain

The uprising in Egypt has led North Georgia College & State University officials to evaluate the school's new language immersion program in the country.

February 02, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville residents from Egypt have their homeland on their minds

For two days, Russ Francis listened to an empty dial tone as he tried to call his brother in Egypt. As unrest erupted in his native country last Tuesday, Francis watched it unfold from thousands of miles away in Gainesville.

February 02, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Gainesville votes to equalize water fee for county, city users

Gainesville City Council members voted Tuesday to equalize a utility fee between city and county water users.

February 02, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Church celebrates start of Black History Month

In a small church, a congregation raised their arms Tuesday night and ushered in Black History Month with song, prayer and praise.

February 02, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Chicken truck accident stops traffic on Gillsville Highway

A chicken truck flipped on Gillsville Highway about 5 p.m. today, causing lanes to be blocked, the Hall County Sheriff's Office reported.

February 01, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


23 people charged with DUI so far in safety campaign

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety announced seat belt road checks, orchestrated as part of its Operation Thunder campaign in Hall County, netted arrests and motor vehicle violations in its first week.

February 01, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


5 Gainesville departments give updates at retreat

Five departments gave updates at the annual retreat. The presenting departments are chosen on a rotating basis.

January 31, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Body from 2009 murder case exhumed

The body of a man killed in what authorities have described as a long-standing feud over a disputed property line was exhumed Monday for further examination this week at the state crime lab.

January 31, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Flowery Branch considers pedestrian link between roundabout, Lake Lanier

Flowery Branch is looking at developing a pedestrian link between its downtown roundabout and Lake Lanier.

April 26, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall superintendent aiming for larger employee pay raises

Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield said a recent 3 percent cut in expenses could pave the way for a 2.5 percent raise for ...

April 26, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Authorities: Woman distracted by radio causes wreck that snarls Dawsonville Highway traffic

A woman distracted by her radio caused a wreck that backed up Dawsonville Highway traffic for most of Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

April 26, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Jefferson Police, GBI investigating body found on I-85

A Georgia Department of Transportation employee found a body in a car Wednesday along Interstate 85 in Jefferson, police said.

April 26, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Police: Man found hiding in pharmacy by cleaning staff

A Gainesville man was found hiding under a table inside a Gainesville pharmacy, police said.

April 26, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Committee keeps close tabs on SPLOST VII funding

Members of the SPLOST VII Citizen Review Committee take their job seriously.

April 26, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall Fire adding security measures amid statewide station thefts

After fire station theft reports in neighboring counties, Hall County Fire Services said it would be increasing security measures.

April 26, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Mexican diplomat feels at home in Gainesville

Since being named Consul General of the Mexican Consulate in Atlanta last summer, Javier Diaz admits he wanted to know more about this place called ...

April 26, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Tourism study: Consolidate Hall County's brand

Flowery Branch would be the new tourism gateway to Hall County as part of a proposal from Georgia tourism officials.

April 26, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


3 killed in Friendship Road wreck, including an infant

Three people, including an infant, were killed in a crash Tuesday afternoon on Ga. 347/Friendship Road near Jones Drive, according to authorities.

April 25, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


TV show examines Hall Valentine’s Day murder-for-hire case

The case of three people convicted in a Feb. 14, 2010, murder-for-hire plot will be revisited Wednesday on "Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen."

April 25, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


New Martin Road widening alternative is crowd pleaser

By a large show of hands, Martin Road residents gave their approval Tuesday night to an alternative to a much-despised widening of the South Hall ...

April 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commissioners OK Ledan-Sardis roundabout construction contract

The Hall County Board of Commissioners has awarded a $379,916 contract for construction of a roundabout at Ledan and Sardis roads in northwest Hall ...

April 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Puppies provide relief during Brenau exam week

Who doesn't like puppies?

April 25, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall schools have canceled more than 20 field trips to Atlanta after bridge collapse

Hall County Schools officials have canceled more than 20 field trips to the downtown Atlanta area amid traffic and safety concerns since a portion of ...

April 25, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


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