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Tax fee waivers not uncommon in county

Paying taxes is painful enough without added interest and penalties.

May 22, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Uncollected taxes rise to $5.8 million, but still a small part of overall budgets

There always are stragglers when it comes to paying taxes, but local officials say taxpayers are a little more sluggish this year than they were last year.

May 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Students, teachers wake up today to life after Jones

Amid the tears, hugs and goodbyes, Jones Elementary School Principal Hank Ramey called for cheers, claps and shouts of excitement.

May 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hard work pays off for new IB graduates

For International Baccalaureate students, three weeks of testing is finally over.

May 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville man found guilty in YouTube video hoax

By posting a pair of videos of himself on the Internet falsely claiming to have killed 16 people and implying he was involved in the abduction of a missing Georgia woman, Andrew Scott Haley broke the law, a jury decided Friday.

May 22, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Candidates to speak at Freedom Festival

CUMMING - The Forsyth County Freedom Festival on Saturday will fill the Cumming Fairgrounds with passion, politics and prayer.

May 21, 2010 | JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


Federal money helps make homes energy efficient

Efforts to make homes in Northeast Georgia more energy efficient have gotten a breath of life thanks to funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

May 21, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


High school awards diplomas to community leaders

Three community members joined Gainesville High School seniors Friday night to pick up diplomas of their own.

May 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Man acquitted of cocaine smuggling charges

One by one, the six co-defendants of a man from El Salvador accused of smuggling 10 pounds of cocaine into Gainesville pleaded guilty to the charges, but Carlos Maldonado opted to take his case to trial.

May 21, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Seniors charged with having hoax device on campus

DAWSONVILLE - A pair of Dawson County High School seniors were arrested Wednesday on felony charges of having a hoax device on campus.

May 21, 2010 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville High School awards diplomas to community leaders

Three community members joined Gainesville High School seniors Friday night to pick up diplomas of their own.

May 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Jurors convict Haley in Internet hoax

Andrew Scott Haley, a Gainesville man who posted a false Internet confession to killing 16 people, has been convicted of tampering with evidence in the case and providing false statements.

Jurors returned the verdicts this afternoon.

May 21, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


GDOT awards grant for safer route to school

JEFFERSON - It may have taken a few tries, but the city of Jefferson finally has secured federal dollars to help make the trip to and from school safer for students.

May 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Business Hall of Famers stress community involvement

The three men and one woman inducted Thursday as the first class of the Northeast Georgia Business Hall of Fame had at least one thing in common aside from being local captains of their respective industries.

May 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch may raise water rates for longtime residents

All Flowery Branch residents could soon be paying the same water and sewer rates, and for longtime residents, that could mean digging deeper into their pockets.

May 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Jury hears closing arguments in sexual battery case

Both attorneys pleaded their cases Thursday to the jury regarding Jamieson Leland Allen, a Gainesville man accused of pretending to be a doctor before making ...

September 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Piedmont College cycling team receives donation of van

The Piedmont College cycling team has some new wheels - of the motor-powered kind.

September 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Homes, vehicle damaged in Buford fire

A man and a baby escaped a burning home uninjured Thursday afternoon in unincorporated Buford.

September 29, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Junior League thrift sale full of hidden gems

Among roomfuls of donated items at the Gainesville Civic Center lie the remaining pieces of Felicia Burns' estate.

September 29, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Halftime Heroes: Tradition big part of Gainesville High School band

Gainesville High School is turning 125 years old, but at nearly 82, the school's band is hardly a spring chicken.

September 29, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Child care subsidy facing changes, meaning loss of money for many families

New families seeking subsidies through the state Childcare and Parent Services program will have to meet additional requirements starting Saturday.

September 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Panera Bread set to open next month in Dawsonville

Dawson County's new Panera Bread is expected to open next month.

September 29, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Local


Authorities: Man jumped from moving vehicle while fleeing

September 29, 2016 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


Gainesville officials plan to clear homeless camp under Queen City Bridge next week

Gainesville Police plan to clear a homeless encampment located under the Queen City Bridge beginning Monday after a request from the Georgia Department of Transportation ...

September 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gas leaks still worrying Church Street Manor residents

About a third of residents at Church Street Manor, a subsidized affordable housing complex in Gainesville, were evacuated once again Wednesday night after reports of ...

September 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Body found in lake near Gainesville Marina

The body of a white man in his 60s has been recovered from Lake Lanier at Gainesville Marina off Dawsonville Highway, according to the Hall ...

September 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


HealthSmart Expo to emphasize value of movement

The 10th annual HealthSmart Expo, sponsored by the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, will emphasize getting up, moving, walking and running, Kit Dunlap, president of ...

September 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


State patrol releases report on Chestatee track and cross country coach incident

Georgia State Patrol has released more details on the incident involving injuries to a Chestatee High School track and cross country coach.

September 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Trial underway in Gainesville fake doctor/sexual battery case

A 21-year-old man testified Wednesday that he was approached about moving furniture and asked questions for a medical survey before unwanted sexual advances.

September 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Forest Service to hold community conversations in Gainesville, Dahlonega, Buford

The U.S. Forest Service is hosting a series of community conversations, including meetings in Gainesville, Buford and Dahlonega, to address conservation challenges in the ...

September 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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