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Planning group has concerns about transportation tax

An area planning group raised concerns Tuesday about the state's new plan for a penny sales tax for transportation.

June 08, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Magician’s tricks kick off summer reading program

"Whoa!"

June 08, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Regents meet to talk immigration, tuition

Georgians are still debating the rights of illegal immigrants in public colleges, and the board that governs the state's universities is listening.

June 08, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville-Hall County Relay for Life totals short of goal

They may have not reached their ultimate goal yet, but Gainesville-Hall County Relay for Life organizers said there's still time to hit the mark.

June 08, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Road paint shortage causing few issues in Georgia

An unexpected delay is backing up road projects around the country but not in Georgia.

June 08, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Judge moves water wars case to endangered species

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A federal judge has tabled any decisions regarding federal water rights to focus on the fate of endangered species in the Appalachola River.

Tuesday's hearing in Jacksonville is the latest development in a long-running battle over water between Georgia, Florida and Alabama. The fighting has escalated since a judge ruled last year that Georgia had little legal right to draw drinking water from Lake Lanier, metro Atlanta's main water source.

June 08, 2010 | The Associated Press | Local


Water service will be interrupted on Summit Street

Water service will be interrupted between approximately 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. today on Summit Street in Gainesville between Queen City Parkway and Pine Street. Crews will be in the area doing water main improvements.

June 08, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Library board may change its makeup, bylaws

The Hall County Library Board plans to meet June 22 to consider changing its bylaws so board representation by Hall County governments is based on "direct financial support."

June 08, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


School groups aim to educate politicians

It's time for politicians to go back to school.

June 08, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall moves ahead on new budget

Hall County residents may be happy with the county's proposed budget for the 2011 fiscal year, but county staff may not share the same sentiment.

June 08, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Air Force to honor South Hall woman’s late son

More than 40 years after he was declared missing in action, Gary Pate will be laid to rest this week at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

June 07, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


BP boycotts hurt local owners, not corporation, official says

Alex Little won't stop fueling up at his local BP station any time soon, despite the oil spill plaguing the Gulf of Mexico, and according to convenience store officials, he's making the right decision.

June 07, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Gainesville company to show cleanup products to BP, government officials

A Gainesville company is one step closer to tackling the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but it isn't there quite yet.

June 07, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Gainesville school board considers new SPLOST

The Gainesville City Schools board considered Monday adding a special purpose local option sales tax referendum to November's ballot, which would allot funding to build a new elementary school.

June 07, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Local politicos pile their politics on plates

Some people refuse to talk politics at the dinner table. But in Forsyth County, organizations are all for it.

June 06, 2010 | By Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Local


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Canoe launch at Mossy Creek to close briefly for maintenance

The canoe launch located on the Chattahoochee River at Mossy Creek Access Area in North Hall is scheduled to temporarily close beginning Sept. 12 to ...

August 30, 2016 | | Local


Flowery Branch boy’s lemonade stand to raise funds for food allergy research

Connor Martin has to be careful.

August 30, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Small gator ‘not doing any harm’ in Lanier, DNR says

Mike O'Neal was looking for fish while participating in a Clermont Bass Club tournament on Sunday. The Cleveland man and his fishing partner, Harold ...

August 30, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Lula officials discuss future growth, city priorities

Growth is creeping Lula's way, but when and where - and how to respond - are big questions for the northeast Hall County city.

August 30, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former Heisman contender was driving the wrong way when killed on I-85 near Braselton

A former Heisman Trophy contender was going the wrong way on Interstate 85 near Buford when he was hit by another car and killed early ...

August 30, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Videos from Northeast Georgia History Center bring historic figures to life

Hall County elementary students soon might ask George Washington, Benedict Arnold and Beulah Rucker of Gainesville a question about their lives.

August 30, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man accused of making about $1 million in boat sale scheme

A Cartersville man is accused of writing bad checks and keeping almost $1 million in proceeds from boat sales in Hall County, according to authorities.

August 30, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Meeting focuses on state’s response to federal education law

Educators from teachers to supervisors had no shortage of comments and suggestions for items to include in the state's response to Every Student Succeeds ...

August 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


SPLOST revenues exceed projections in first year

With nearly $30 million in revenues collected in the first year of a special purpose local option sales tax, Hall County officials said they remain ...

August 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chestatee area schools collect for Louisiana flood victims

Chestatee High School and its feeder schools are collecting supplies for victims of the Louisiana flooding.

August 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


OSHA continues legal fight to inspect local poultry plant

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is pushing back against a local judge's recommendation to deny the agency a warrant to inspect the Mar-Jac ...

August 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


East Hall couple hopes to turn property into wedding venue

An East Hall couple is hoping to turn its scenic homestead into a wedding venue.

August 29, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Remodeled DFCS rooms aim to better serve children

Children in foster care can now visit their families in a cleaner and more enjoyable space, complete with DVD players replacing "ancient" TVs with VHS ...

August 29, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Rape, kidnapping among charges added for man after Oakwood foot chase

Oakwood Police added charges including rape and kidnapping for a man accused of assaulting a woman and two officers with a knife Sunday.

August 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man charged with rape, aggravated child molestation

A Gainesville man was charged Monday with molesting a girl under the age of 16, according to authorities.

August 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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