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Approval of Gainesville schools budget is urgent, Dyer says

Interim Superintendent Merrianne Dyer said Monday night that she believes that passing the Gainesville city school system's 2008-09 budget in August is "of utmost importance."

August 08, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Little alligator loose in Lake Lanier

A small alligator recently spotted in Lake Lanier has been causing such a stir, you'd think someone had seen the Loch Ness monster.

August 08, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Veteran journalist takes over as Hall County's new public information officer

Hall County's new public information officer Nikki Young worked her first day Monday, but she is no newcomer to Hall County government.

August 08, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Diesel costs may curb long field trips for Hall County schools

High diesel prices might place future out-of-state field trips out of reach for students in Hall County schools.

August 08, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Melia's first-ever day of school

Melia Glover, 5, will attend the new Chestnut Mountain Elementary School starting Thursday.

August 08, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Resident angry at insurer’s mistake

Georgia Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine said Monday he is "very concerned" about a mistake that caused the personal information of thousands of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia members to be mailed to the wrong people.

August 08, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


No chance of rain in sight until Thursday

Despite the 2 inches of rain that fell during the past week in Gainesville, the level of Lake Lanier didn't budge much, and the prospects for rain don't look so good this week.

August 07, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Local


Motorists delight at end of Dawsonville Highway roadwork

Randall Popham loves the visibility for his church but especially is grateful that the newly widened Dawsonville Highway has made traveling much easier for congregation members.

August 07, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Teen is killed in Banks County wreck

An Alto teenager was killed and two of his friends were injured in a wreck Saturday night on U.S. 441 in Banks County.

August 07, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Choosing Hall: One couple's leap of faith worked out

Melissa Griffin had a steady clientele at her beauty shop in the Southeast Georgia town of Alma.

August 07, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Happy hour or not? Gainesville City Council decides on Tuesday

The Gainesville City Council will meet tomorrow and discuss a number of city issues, from whether to allow restaurant owners to have "happy hour" specials to the official name of the road leading to the Frances Meadows Aquatics Center.

August 07, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


National Night Out links communities with crime fighters, safety advocates

Have a concern about identity theft or crime in your neighborhood?

August 07, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall, Gainesville school boards will meet tonight

The Gainesville and Hall County school boards have regularly scheduled work sessions planned for 5 tonight.

August 07, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Industrial park land may be back on market

The Gainesville City Council soon will decide whether it should rescind a months-old majority vote to sell 28 acres of industrial park property to a mulching operation.

Three City Council members voted to sell 28.18 acres of Industrial Park West property to Cowart Mulch Products in April. At Tuesday's meeting, the entire City Council will consider reversing that decision and transferring control of the property to the Gainesville-Hall County Economic Development Authority.

August 06, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


The path to be an American: The process is long, tedious, costly

Alejandro Ramirez is a bright young man. The 21-year-old works as a probation officer while pursuing degrees in sociology and journalism at Gainesville State College. He already is planning to go to Washington, D.C., after he graduates. He has goals - and one of them is to join the Army as a communications specialist.

August 06, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Clermont elections set for Nov. 3

Clermont Town Council has set its 2015 election for Nov. 3.

January 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


The Local Agenda: Georgia's senators introduce Fair Tax Act of 2015

Georgia Republican U.S. Sens. David Perdue and Johnny Isakson recently introduced the Fair Tax Act of 2015, which seeks to eliminate income taxes, abolish the Internal Revenue Service and enact a national sales tax.

January 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oakwood City Council OKs Nov. 3 election

Oakwood City Council gave its final OK on Monday night to a Nov. 3 election filling four council seats.

January 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


North Hall prepares for new theater while East Hall still waits

North Hall musicians, singers and thespians will soon have a state-of-the-art performing arts center, but East Hall performers will have to wait longer for the same facility.

January 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville man accused of rape at Hall campground

Investigator Scott Ginn testified Monday that a 60-year-old Gainesville man raped a 20-year-old woman with an intellectual disability.

January 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Vision 2030 group touts trails development

Area government leaders wanted a community group to step up and shepherd putting plans into action for a Hall County

January 26, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Poultry expo commands expanded trade show floor

ATLANTA - The International Production & Processing Expo opened this week to a greatly expanded trade show covering three halls of the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

January 26, 2015 | By Barbara Olejnik Poultry Times | Local


Report: Home market trends up across state

Steady and stable.

January 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Missing Buford man's family raises reward to $50K

The family of a missing Buford man last seen three weeks ago is hoping a bump in the reward money will bring the needed information to find him.

January 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Lula in somber mood in wake of councilwoman’s death

The flag was at half-staff at Lula City Hall on Monday and a memorial wreath hung on the building's front door, stark reminders this small town on the Hall-Banks county line was deep in mourning for one of its most energetic leaders.

January 26, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Student arrested after drugs, knife found at East Hall High

A 17-year-old was found with drugs and a razor knife at East Hall High School on Friday, according to school officials.

January 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville First United Methodist Church ignites hope with new youth wing

January 25, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Class Notes: Hall County considering ‘magnet school’ distinction

Hall County Schools has all but ruled out becoming a charter system, but the Board of Education did weigh another option at its January meeting.

January 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Agencies work to count homeless, secure funding for programs that help them

The past few days have broken a cold, wet spell in the region, but it's only small relief for many of Hall County's homeless.

January 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


'Average Joe' has voice in area transportation group

Government planners and engineers aren't the only ones putting road projects under a microscope.

January 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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