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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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State Superintendent says students should be ‘life ready’

Getting students "life ready" should be a high priority for public schools, and new opportunities for students and teachers are paving that path, according to ...

May 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Share your thoughts on state educational policies at Wednesday meeting

Kevin Boyd, a member of the Georgia State Board of Education, will host a public hearing Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. at North High School.

May 23, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Detroit-area company now owns Lakeshore Mall

Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville is now owned by a Michigan company, but little else is known at this point about the longtime commercial site's ...

May 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Community greets new Mundy Mill elementary school

Jenifer Campos was all smiles as she watched her son, Joshua, and twin daughters, Daniella and Isabella, holding the ribbon with other children for the ...

May 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Officials: 8-year-old set fire in school bathroom

Officials said an 8-year-old student brought a lighter from home and set a paper towel holder on fire Tuesday morning in a bathroom at Mount ...

May 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Gainesville Main Street manager moves to Convention and Visitors Bureau

The woman who has led Gainesville Main Street for the past five years will now lead the Gainesville Convention and Visitors Bureau.

May 23, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County, cities could lose state funding without service delivery agreement by June 30

Hall County and its municipalities are in danger of losing out on state grants and permits issued by the state if they don't reach ...

May 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Georgia Power installing thousands of LED streetlights in Hall

Neighborhood nights are about to be brighter and whiter around Hall County as Georgia Power's lighting upgrade makes its way into residential areas.

May 22, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Lula revenues to eclipse $1 million mark

Lula officials took a first look Monday at a balanced fiscal 2018 general fund budget that showed revenues eclipsing the $1 million mark for the ...

May 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Tentative Hall school budget includes employee raises, lower tax rate

Hall County Schools' tentative budget for 2017-18 includes a lower tax rate and pay raises for all of the approximately 3,400 employees, while shaving ...

May 22, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Gainesville motorcyclist killed in wreck remembered as ‘free spirit’

Before she was a teenager, Anita Strickland was learning to ride motorcycles, a passion she would later enjoy with her children.

May 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Former East Hall teacher, administrator named principal of new Hall high school

After four years as a principal in Habersham County, Wes McGee is headed back to the district where he spent 19 years as a teacher ...

May 22, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


14-year-old charged with aggravated child molestation

A 14-year-old Hall County boy has been charged with aggravated child molestation.

May 22, 2017 | | Local


Rabid raccoon confirmed in Murrayville community

Officials have confirmed a case of rabies in the Murrayville community, the fifth case this year in Hall County.

May 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Second man charged in pair of armed robberies

A second man wanted in connection with two armed robberies May 13 was arrested Saturday afternoon after fleeing law enforcement in a vehicle and later ...

May 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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