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Legislators hopeful about zero-based budgeting idea

After an unsuccessful attempt in 2010, Georgia legislators are hopeful that zero-based budgeting for state government will be implemented this year.

February 03, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch ends 2010 budget year on positive note

Flowery Branch ended its 2010 budget year on June 30 with a higher surplus than expected, reversing a downward trend since the Great Recession hit.

February 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chamber hits fundraising goal for HALLmark campaign

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce has exceeded its goal of raising $2.1 million for its HALLmark campaign, which supports job creation among other economic initiatives.

February 02, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Lake Lanier group ramps up push for higher full pool level

A Gainesville-based advocacy group isn't backing off its push for a fuller Lake Lanier, an issue it first raised in 2007.

February 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Transportation board position is up for grabs

Hall County could soon have new representation on the State Transportation Board.

February 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Copper thief charged with health violation over ozone leak

A man convicted of stealing copper from air conditioners in Stephens County also pleaded guilty Tuesday to breaking U.S. laws that protect the ozone from harmful gasses including the cooling agent, freon.

February 02, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


City, county put off Cedar Creek Reservoir mediation

Mediation originally scheduled for today between Hall County and the city of Gainesville over Cedar Creek Reservoir has been postponed because officials aren't prepared for the formal process.

February 02, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


NGCSU's Egypt program uncertain

The uprising in Egypt has led North Georgia College & State University officials to evaluate the school's new language immersion program in the country.

February 02, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville residents from Egypt have their homeland on their minds

For two days, Russ Francis listened to an empty dial tone as he tried to call his brother in Egypt. As unrest erupted in his native country last Tuesday, Francis watched it unfold from thousands of miles away in Gainesville.

February 02, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Gainesville votes to equalize water fee for county, city users

Gainesville City Council members voted Tuesday to equalize a utility fee between city and county water users.

February 02, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Church celebrates start of Black History Month

In a small church, a congregation raised their arms Tuesday night and ushered in Black History Month with song, prayer and praise.

February 02, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Chicken truck accident stops traffic on Gillsville Highway

A chicken truck flipped on Gillsville Highway about 5 p.m. today, causing lanes to be blocked, the Hall County Sheriff's Office reported.

February 01, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


23 people charged with DUI so far in safety campaign

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety announced seat belt road checks, orchestrated as part of its Operation Thunder campaign in Hall County, netted arrests and motor vehicle violations in its first week.

February 01, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


5 Gainesville departments give updates at retreat

Five departments gave updates at the annual retreat. The presenting departments are chosen on a rotating basis.

January 31, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Body from 2009 murder case exhumed

The body of a man killed in what authorities have described as a long-standing feud over a disputed property line was exhumed Monday for further examination this week at the state crime lab.

January 31, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Riverside honors community giants Wilheit, Cleveland

Riverside Military Academy's Alumni Hall, housing the Gainesville school's elegant mess hall, was filled Thursday evening with cadets and Gainesville civic and business ...

August 11, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Venue multipurpose center opens doors in South Hall

One group of folks certainly excited about newly opened The Venue at Friendship Springs in South Hall is nearby active-adult community Village at Deaton Creek.

August 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


DEA ruling on marijuana frustrates activists

Better count Hall County resident Katie Harrison among the millions of Americans stung by the Drug Enforcement Administration's decision on Thursday to keep marijuana ...

August 11, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Night of Awareness set for Saturday at First Baptist

Proceeds from a Saturday night barbecue dinner at First Baptist Church will benefit local programs that help hungry children and women recovering from sex trafficking.

August 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Man in critical condition after assault under Queen City bridge

Gainesville Police are investigating an assault Wednesday night on a man under the Queen City Parkway bridge.

August 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities investigating Cleveland man's death as homicide

Authorities are investigating a Cleveland man's death as a homicide after his body was discovered at his home.

August 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


School enrollment flat in Hall County, up in Gainesville

So far this year, Hall County schools have about the same number of students and Gainesville schools have about 200 more than they did at ...

August 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Newly unified Christian school ready for new start

The new Lanier Christian Academy's campus is buzzing with activity before its first day of school - ever.

August 11, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


3-foot alligator retrieved from pond in neighborhood near Cumming

An alligator is a long way from the swamps where the reptiles are often found after it was reportedly spotted in a body of water ...

August 11, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local




Two West Hall football players charged with shoplifting

Two West Hall High School football players are accused of taking smartphone accessories from a Flowery Branch department store, police said.

August 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Summer of Gold, 20 years later: A timeline of headlines

The Times began covering the Olympics' arrival in Hall County from the day the announcement was made. The headlines prior to the Games and during ...

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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