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No joke; Wednesday is property tax filing deadline in Hall

Today is the deadline for property owners in unincorporated Hall County to file their tax returns, and that's no April Fool's Day joke.

April 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Chestatee teacher plans to travel entire shoreline of Lake Lanier over several months

April 01, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Fanfare over, new Braselton hospital gets to work

No bells and whistles, no band playing or special prizes as Lisa Baker waited Wednesday morning to become Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton's first surgery patient.

April 01, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


State lawmakers pass $900M bill for road funding

Georgia lawmakers approved a transportation funding plan late Tuesday night that they said will raise $900 million through changes to the state's gas tax and new fees on electric cars and hotel visits.

April 01, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local




State lawmakers pass budget agreement

April 01, 2015 | | Local


Gainesville botanical garden a month from debut as its benefactor turns 104 today

Small vibrant purple flowers cascade down the hillside near a rocky stream.

April 01, 2015 | Savannah King | Local


Braselton facility conducts dress rehearsals before opening doors

A patient, complaining of dizziness and having difficulty breathing, requires an electrocardiogram and blood transfusion. As he receives the transfusion, the man goes into cardiac arrest, setting off a series of beeps and flashing lights in his room and outside in the hospital hallway - what is called a "Code Blue."

March 31, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Martin Academy teacher heads to Costa Rica for STEM study program

A Hall County teacher will spend her summer exploring rain forests in Costa Rica while preparing a thorough science, technology, engineering and math curriculum.

March 31, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hospital food fresh, local and made from scratch

Imagine leisurely waking up after a good night's sleep. As the sun begins to pour through the window, you pick up an in-room menu and, with the click of a button, place an order for some scrambled eggs and bacon ... and add a blueberry muffin for good measure.

March 31, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Eyes on the Road: Road marker work to cause travel delays

Motorists can expect travel delays as the Georgia Department of Transportation replaces thousands of raised pavement markers scraped off state routes by snowplows during winter storms.

March 31, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hospital aims to turn green status into gold

Through geothermal wells and other high technology, Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton hopes its green efforts in building the 100-bed hospital will turn into gold.

March 31, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Braselton leader incorporates love of outdoors into new facility’s blueprint

"Anxious. Nervous. Prepared."

March 31, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


DOT to flip switch on new traffic signal on Ga. 365

If testing goes well, a long-awaited traffic light on Ga. 365 at Ramsey Road is set to be operational by mid-morning Thursday, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

March 31, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Rain tax’ is back on the table in Gainesville

Gainesville is once again considering the idea of a "rain tax" to pay for upgrades and replacements to aging stormwater infrastructure.

March 31, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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Getting out: Agency aims to protect victims of domestic abuse

She had to get out.

April 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Historic Piedmont Hotel holds 2nd annual egg hunt

The hunt was on when the Longstreet Society opened the grounds of the Historic Piedmont Hotel to the public for the second annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday.

April 04, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Eagle Ranch house parents grow while serving families

At Eagle Ranch, parents help their children with homework, care for them when they are sick and comfort them when they have nightmares.

April 04, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County transit service is finally connecting

Ridership on Gainesville's public transit system isn't near Red Rabbit levels, but officials are optimistic about the fixed-route bus service's future numbers.

April 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Legislature passes key laws, yet work remains on issues

Transportation funding. Medical marijuana. Education reform.

April 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Hall County Master Gardeners host annual expo

The annual Spring Garden Expo, hosted by the Hall County Master Gardeners, is in full bloom. The event kicked off Friday at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center.

April 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Roofer sustains serious injuries after 30-foot fall from house in Flowery Branch

A man working on a roof in Flowery Branch suffered moderate to severe injuries after falling roughly 30 feet Friday morning.

April 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Ask the Times: New hospital in Braselton doesn’t have trauma status

Is the new Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton hospital a Level II trauma center like the one in Gainesville?

April 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Boat fatality case from 2012 returning to Hall County court

A Forsyth man's lawsuit to be released from the Hall County Jail spent three weeks in federal court before returning to Hall County Superior Court.

April 03, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville departments lay out goals for next fiscal year

More Gainesville departments have laid out their goals and priorities for the next fiscal year as City Manager Kip Padgett prepares to unveil his proposed budget later this month.

April 03, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lanier Tech College’s relocation plan gets thumbs up from business, government leaders

Just how great is the need for relocating Lanier Technical College?

April 03, 2015 | BY JOSHUA SILAVENT AND KRISTEN OLIVER jsilavent@gainesvilletimes.com, koliver@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Tom Smith is chosen new top Red Elephant

Gainesville High School will have a new principal starting this fall.

April 03, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Job fair draws 900 to Civic Center

Brent Hill came to Thursday's job fair with a mission: Get back on his feet.

April 02, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall lawsuit involving former jail inmate dismissed

A lawsuit brought against Hall County by a former jail inmate has been dismissed.

April 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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