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Georgia tax collections down 14 percent

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Friday that the state's net revenue collections for January declined 14.3 percent, a decrease of $262 million, compared to last year.

February 07, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


One second-grade class asked its students, ‘What if you were president?’

When President Barack Obama was elected in November, teachers told students that regardless of their race, they, too, could become president one day.

February 07, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


North Georgia College and State University adds new master's degrees

North Georgia College & State University has two new feathers in its cap.

February 07, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Lawyer claims judge could decide client’s competency

The decision on whether a man accused of raping and killing a 4-year-old girl is mentally competent to stand trial likely will be made next month.Whether that decision is made by a judge or a jury remains to be seen.

February 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hoschton residents load up against firing range

HOSCHTON - Noise from a firing range in Braselton has upset several local residents, and they voiced their concerns this week at a Hoschton City Council meeting.

February 06, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Club to put harassment in spotlight

Some students will be getting a lesson Saturday on where it's appropriate to touch or be touched.

February 06, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Former city manager hired as Colquitt County administrator

Former Gainesville city manager Bryan Shuler, who left the city amid an investigation of sexual harassment, has been hired as administrator for Colquitt County in South Georgia.

February 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Library patrons ‘clamoring’ for ParkPasses

Before you pack up for a trip to a state park or historic site, you may want to stop by your local library first.

February 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


More charges in Forsyth fire could come today

A woman who lost her house in suspicious fire Jan. 18 could be charged in connection with the blaze as early as today, authorities said.

February 05, 2009 | Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


WSB-TV reluctantly accepts new deadline

The manager of one Atlanta TV station says local broadcasters will comply with Congress' decision to postpone the digital TV transition until June, but he isn't happy about it.

February 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Rep. Deal joins House panel probing salmonella outbreak from peanut plant

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, a Gainesville Republican, is one of two Georgians on a House subcommittee that will hear testimony next week regarding the salmonella outbreak that is believed to have originated from a peanut processing plant in Blakely.

February 05, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Gainesville plans for ‘new normal’ for economy

Gainesville City Manager Kip Padgett told members of the City Council Thursday that it may be a while before the economy returns to normal. And when that happens, there is likely to be a new measure of normal.

February 05, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


National Guard troops travel to Louisiana for training

"One more time. Sound off when I call your name."

February 05, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local




Forsyth officials suspect homeowner in arson

CUMMING - A woman arrested on drug charges Wednesday has also been named as a suspect in the Jan. 18 fire that destroyed her five-bedroom home near Lake Lanier.

February 05, 2009 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


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Hall County: Former jailer’s record mixed

Records show a Hall County jail sergeant fired for allegedly punching an inmate in June had been transferred to the jail shortly after a two-day suspension in 2012.

July 09, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Scam targets Georgia Power customers

A scam targeting residential and commercial Georgia Power customers in the past week in North Georgia has been reported to law enforcement, the Gainesville Police Department reported.

July 09, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Step right up! The Loomis Bros. Circus rolls into town this weekend

The Loomis Bros. Circus this weekend will be at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center at 1855 Calvary Church Road, Gainesville. Tickets are available online or at the gate, cash only. Friday's show will be at 7 p.m., and Saturday show hours are 1, 4 and 7 p.m. The show features acrobats, clowns, aerialists and thrill acts as well as elephants and royal Bengal and white Siberian tigers. All seating is general admission. The on-site box office opens one hour before showtimes, and doors open approximately 45 minutes prior to showtimes. Adult tickets are $20 with a $2.09 ...

July 09, 2014 | Scott Rogers | Local


Eyes on the Road: Future roads might accommodate pedestrians, bicyclists

Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown said he would like to see area road planners consider more than just adding asphalt in future road-widening projects.

July 09, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Independent in Hall County commissioner’s race fails to qualify

Steven Ellis has called off the dogs.

July 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Test scores show strength in reading, English

The best test scores for Hall County and Gainesville schools were in reading and English/language arts, while the lowest were in math, science and social studies.

July 08, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Fire damages Cannon Creek Trail home

A fire did an estimated $75,000 in damage to a home on Cannon Creek Trail in Gainesville, according to Hall County Fire Services.

July 08, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Smoke from landfill fire may clear soon

A fire at Gainesville Waste and Recycling was still smoldering days after it started, but Hall County Fire Services spokesman Scott Cagle said Tuesday he expected "smoke will greatly improve, if not stop, by tomorrow."

July 08, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville revenue bond rating upgraded

Moody's Investors Services, a leading credit rating agency, has upgraded the rating for Gainesville's sewer and water revenue bonds.

July 08, 2014 | | Local


First lesson: Sink or swim

Gainesville's Frances Meadows Aquatic Center is a happy place. The day I go, the sun is beaming, children are laughing, and water fountains are splashing.

July 08, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Gainesville police arrest 3 in connection with parking lot robbery

The Gainesville Police Department has arrested three men in connection with an attempt to rob a man of cash at gunpoint in the parking lot of Target on Shallowford Road.

July 08, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


New dean of health and science professions to start Aug. 1 at UNG

Dr. Teresa Conner-Kerr will begin Aug. 1 as dean of the College of Health & Science Professions at the University of North Georgia.

July 08, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Perdue rolls into South Hall to persuade voters

U.S. Senate candidate Jack Kingston spoke to the South Hall Republican Club last month, and Monday night was Republican rival David Perdue's turn to address local conservatives.

July 08, 2014 | | Local


Construction workers bridge the gap

Crews began setting beams Monday for the new Clarks Bridge over Lake Lanier in Gainesville and will continue today and Wednesday, weather permitting.

July 08, 2014 | Scott Rogers | Local


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