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Rep. Rogers wants Hall County, Gainesville city schools to merge

Due to a bleak economic forecast and troubling budgetary issues on the local level, Rep. Carl Rogers proposed the Gainesville school system consider a merger with the Hall County school system.

September 29, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Coffee shop will be sweet spot in new Spout Springs library

Hall County's newest library is about to be the first in the county to feature an in-house coffee shop.

September 29, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ex-Hall County official now Forsyth's interim county manager

CUMMING - Forsyth County Commissioners voted 5-0 on Tuesday to elevate Doug Derrer to interim county manager.

September 29, 2008 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Getting a grasp on gas: Store owners dealing with profit losses

Under normal circumstances, it would take three days for the Chevron Food Mart at 1050 McEver Road to sell 1,200 gallons of gasoline.

September 29, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Enota school principal dreamed of pencils, highlighters as a kid

When Susan Culbreth was a kid, Christmas came in August.

September 29, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Three injured in North Hall wreck, lanes closed

Three people were injured in a two-car accident Thursday on Cleveland Highway south of Ga. 52.

September 29, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


I-85/Ga. 316 to get HOV driving lanes

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to open new high-occupancy vehicle lanes at the Interstate 85/Ga. 316 interchange in Gwinnett County, starting late today.

September 28, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clean Air Act waiver could ease gas shortage

Hall County may have more gasoline in coming days, even if it is a little bit dirtier.

September 28, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Thurmon Tanner work to go to contract Oct. 17

The construction contract on the long-awaited final leg of the Thurmon Tanner Parkway is set to be awarded Oct. 17 in Atlanta.

September 28, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


5 more students are arrested in vandalism case

The big mouths of teenagers accused of spray-painting graffiti at schools in a Gainesville-Hall North Hall rivalry helped land them in jail this week.

September 28, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Cagle says state needs $50 billion to build 4,000 miles of new roads

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle says Georgia needs 4,000 miles of new roads at a cost of $50 billion within 15 years.

September 28, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Proposed sales-tax projects presented in S. Hall

FLOWERY BRANCH - Hall County government officials laid out projects this morning under the next proposed sales-tax program to South Hall business and government leaders.

September 28, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Report: Number of sanctioned schools decreasing in Georgia

A new report shows the number of Georgia schools facing the stiffest sanctions under the federal No Child Left Behind law is decreasing, bucking a national trend.

September 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Flu shots available in October

The Hall County Health Department has scheduled flu shot clinics next month at several locations. Upcoming dates include:

Oct. 8: HealthSmart Expo, Georgia Mountains Center

September 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hospital poised to take over Hall County health clinic

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to vote Thursday on whether to lease part of the Hall County Health Department to Northeast Georgia Health System.

September 28, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


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Forsyth County pursuing grants for connectivity of Lake Lanier parks

Changes could be coming to a couple of parks along Lake Lanier if Forsyth County is able secure federal grant funding.

March 01, 2015 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


Gainesville man dedicates life to family after prison program, but others can backslide

After two years behind bars, Stacy McIntosh wants to leave the street life behind him.

February 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Bill to fund Georgia transportation has a rough ride so far

The transportation funding bill in the Georgia legislature has had a bumpy ride so far, and the grumbling isn't just coming from people outside the Gold Dome.

February 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall targets $1.3M deficit in housing program

Since 2009, nearly 60 abandoned or foreclosed homes in Hall County have been purchased, renovated and sold to low-income families under the federal grant-funded Neighborhood Stabilization Program.

February 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


YMCA’s indoor triathlon draws big crowd of athletes who defy age

Angie Beccue, Health and Wellness Director at the J.A. Walters Family YMCA, is always seeking to keep people motivated to state active.

February 28, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Freezing rain possible overnight in area

Saturday's welcome day of sunshine and milder temperatures will give way to a chance of freezing rain overnight as March comes in more like a lion than a lamb.

February 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Summer job-seekers flock to Lanier Islands

Seasonal job seekers gathered Saturday at Lake Lanier Islands, where more than 400 positions need to be filled.

February 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Lanier Islands looks to fill 100 summer jobs at Saturday event

If you're wondering about how to make an extra buck this summer, Lanier Islands Resort may have your answer.

February 28, 2015 | By Caroline Watts intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Jayla Williams chosen for top honor at Hall Boys & Girls Clubs

When Jayla Williams walks into the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County, she knows she's following in her father's footsteps.

February 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Duplex fire temporarily displaces 8 residents

A small kitchen fire Friday forced eight people out of their home to stay with relatives until repairs are made.

February 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County fire officials warn of donation scam

Hall County Fire Services have received reports of impostors attempting to take donations.

February 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Turnout sporadic in first week of early voting for Hall County SPLOST

Turnout during the first week of early voting on a new round of special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST VII, was sporadic, with snowy weather and government closings likely limiting the number who showed up to the polls.

February 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Business-led committee behind push for SPLOST

The Hall Progress 2015 Committee, a group of local business leaders, is spearheading a campaign to pass SPLOST VII.

February 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


5 people arrested in what authorities call a North Ga. meth trafficking ring

Five people from across North Georgia were arrested Tuesday in the continued "dismantling of a local methamphetamine trafficking network," authorities said, that is suspected of handling more than 10 pounds of the drug.

February 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Fathers and daughters dance the night away

A popular song started blaring and girls screamed, starting to move to the music.

February 27, 2015 | | Local


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