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Tax collections are down in Hall County this year

The Hall County Board of Commissioners requested an update on tax collections from Tax Commissioner Keith Echols at its work session Wednesday.

January 22, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Flowery Branch closer to adding traffic light at crossroads

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch appears closer to getting a traffic light installed at the busy intersection of Thurmon Tanner Parkway and Phil Niekro Boulevard.

January 21, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville State gets $100,855 from Wal-Mart

OAKWOOD - The Wal-Mart State Giving Foundation has made a $100,855 donation to Gainesville State College to create a Wal-Mart Scholars program for male and minority students seeking a degree in early childhood education.

January 21, 2009 | | Local

Locals who made the trip endured lines to see history made

WASHINGTON - More than a handful of Hall Countians can now legitimately flaunt the "I was there" buttons vendors were hawking up and down the streets of Washington.

January 21, 2009 | By Jessica Jordan and Harris Blackwood The Times | Local

Local retailers pulling peanut butter products

The FDA's growing list of recalled products containing peanut butter connected to a salmonella outbreak is changing daily, and grocers expect more foods to be pulled from shelves as the probe into a Blakely processing plant continues.

January 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Lila Cooley: Cold and crowds worth the effort

I'm tired. I'm still cold and shivering despite the fact that I'm sitting in the warmth of a heated house. My nose is running uncontrollably. My voice is hoarse due to a combination of excessive talking and a lack of sleep.

January 21, 2009 | By Lila Kate Cooley For The Times | Local

Jefferson schools consider becoming a charter system

The Jefferson City School System is thinking about leaving tradition behind and joining a growing group of charter school systems.

January 21, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Fire marshal won’t confirm racial motivations behind blaze at Obama supporter's house

CUMMING - William Morrow still is in disbelief, struggling to come to grips with the suspicious fire that destroyed his daughter's house Sunday morning.

January 21, 2009 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local

No one injured when smoke fills nursing home

A fire alarm Tuesday night at a nursing home turned out to be just an electrical problem that caused some smoke, according to a fire official.

January 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

Police: Suwanee man tried to sell marijuana to undercover officers

Gainesville authorities arrested a Suwanee man who tried to sell two pounds of marijuana to undercover officers Friday, police said Tuesday.

The arrest occurred on McEver extension, Hall County Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad commander Lt. Scott Ware said.

January 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

17-month-old ingests meth; father is charged

A Buford man was arrested on charges related to his 17-month-old daughter accidentally ingesting methamphetamine, police said.

Heriberto Benitez-Perez, 28, was charged with third-degree cruelty to children and possession of a controlled substance, Gwinnett police Cpl. David Schiralli said.

January 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

Gainesville votes to build pump station; sewer lines may not come soon

Sewer service is coming to the south side of Gainesville - one day.

January 21, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Woman run over by vehicle is in stable condition Tuesday

A woman who was run over on Brown Street while she laid on the road Monday night was in stable condition at Northeast Georgia Medical Center's intensive care unit Tuesday.

January 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

Local residents tune in to historic inauguration

As required by the U.S. Constitution, the swearing-in of President Barack Obama took place around noon today.

January 20, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local

READ: Text of President Obama's inaugural address

Text of President Barack Obama's inaugural address on Tuesday, as prepared for delivery and released by the Presidential Inaugural Committee.

My fellow citizens:

January 20, 2009 | | Local

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Gainesville pedestrian killed Saturday on US 129

A Gainesville man was struck by a car and killed Saturday while walking on the shoulder of Athens Highway/U.S. 129, according to Georgia ...

November 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

State leaders to discuss issues at Dec. 10 breakfast

The Georgia political landscape is never short on hot-button issues these days.

November 30, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Opposition grows as Gainesville Council set to vote on “rain tax”

Some Gainesville residents and business leaders are speaking out against the city's plan to implement a "rain tax" to pay for repairs and upgrades ...

November 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Suspect wanted for running sheriff’s deputy off the road found in Habersham

A Gainesville man wanted for allegedly fleeing from police and running a deputy off the road was arrested Saturday in Habersham County, according to authorities.

November 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Firefighters to give away free bike helmets Monday

Sparked by a child's bicycle injury, members of Hall County Fire Services and Safe Kids Gainesville Hall County are partnering to give helmets to ...

November 29, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Crowds flocked to Gainesville square for weekend of shopping

While big box stores across the nation absorbed volumes of rabid shoppers for Black Friday, the Gainesville square saw a high number of shoppers all ...

November 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

5K race to benefit 'little heroes' fighting neurofibromatosis

What makes a hero?

November 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Don’t forget, Gainesville council runoff is Tuesday

Just 123 ballots were cast during early voting for Gainesville's Ward 3 City Council runoff on Dec. 1.

November 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Lawsuit challenges immigration jail policy

A Gainesville attorney claims his client, a legal, permanent U.S. resident, faced an immigration hold for months in the Hall County Jail.

November 29, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

SLIDESHOW: Scenes from Christmas in Clermont Parade

Hundreds of holiday revelers turned for the Christmas in Clermont parade on Saturday as nearly 25 cars and floats made their way to the downtown ...

November 29, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Lawyer and his father, a retired judge, launch firm together

Like father, like son.

November 28, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Tree farm's business already buzzing as families continue a Christmas tradition

For Lynn Thornton and her family, cutting down a Christmas tree after Thanksgiving has become a welcome tradition.

November 28, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local

Black Diamonds dance troupe members find haven amid public housing

Dekia Boone doesn't go out much anymore.

November 28, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Suspect at large after Gainesville business robbed

Hall County deputies are looking for a suspect who robbed a Gainesville business Saturday night.

November 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Murrayville great-grandma wins a Harley with lotto ticket

Mary Woody is a 74-year-old great-grandmother of four. She lives a happy life in Murrayville and wants for nothing.

November 28, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

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