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Forsyth County’s school board may discuss tax hike

In the face of mounting concern and confusion, Forsyth County's school board may discuss the school system's millage rate at a meeting next week.

June 05, 2011 | BY JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


Heat wave continues, though not as severe

Grin and sweat it - that's about all we can do.

June 05, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man captures Civil War sentiment with replica flags

SAUTEE-NACOOCHEE - A trip to the Georgia Capitol about 10 years ago started a hobby for Robert Banks that has put him in demand, especially with 150th anniversary observations of the Civil War.

June 05, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Roads panels to work with DOT on final project lists

Hall County has 24 projects vying for the final regional transportation list going to voters next summer.

June 05, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville, Hall schools focus on 2012 budget

The Hall County Schools Board is holding a public meeting tonight to present its tentative fiscal year 2012 budget, which will go up for adoption on June 23.

June 05, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Jackson County teen clinic to open

Jackson County boasts the highest teen birth rate in the region, a statistic Kendra Hibler hopes to curb through the Teen Matters Jackson County health clinic.

June 05, 2011 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Jumping off bridges is risky pastime

Some things should go without saying. But to the daredevils who missed the memo, local law enforcement are sending the message loud and clear: Stop jumping from bridges.

June 05, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Residents tour new Public Safety building

The Gainesville Public Safety Complex opened its doors in November 2010, and Saturday shared its new facilities with residents at the Public Safety Open House.

June 05, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Forsyth farm to be featured on cable channel

CUMMING - A north Forsyth farm will soon receive some national exposure thanks to an unexpected visit from the Cooking Channel.

June 05, 2011 | BY CRYSTAL LEDFORD Times regional staff | Local


Good News shelter doubling up on 1 remaining van

The Good News at Noon shelter in Gainesville had two passenger vans before a wreck on Wednesday. Now it has one.

June 04, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


67 years afterward, D-Day still holds a deep meaning

Blood-stained beaches on a French coastline told a story in 1944. Nazi oppression of Europe had to end.

June 04, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Budget cuts to take big bite out of Hall County parks

As the possibility of a 78 percent budget cut casts a cloud of uncertainty over Hall County's 24 parks, government officials seem confident of only one thing: Change is coming.

June 04, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Kids in hot cars a lethal summer trend

As temperatures continue to rise, and spring gives way to summer, local safety officials are wary of a tragic epidemic - children left in hot cars.

June 04, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Relay for Life participants march to help cancer research

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade for cancer research - or barbecue, oil changes or race car rides for that matter.

June 04, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Clean dinner plate replaces food pyramid

The food pyramids that helped a generation of kids learn how to eat balanced diets are no more.

June 04, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


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Democrats to push ideas on economy, education, equality, environment

For years, Democrats have faced an uphill battle in the Georgia General Assembly. But that is no deterrent to the priorities they have laid out ...

January 08, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bypass, Green Street improvements may get into gear this year

Gainesville is trying to get the wheels moving in 2017 on a couple of long-discussed key road projects: Green Street improvements and an "inner bypass ...

January 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


How will they spend your $23 billion? Legislators start new session Monday

With a nearly $23 billion budget, Georgia lawmakers have as much money to spend as ever.

January 08, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Legislature 2017: Issues to watch

Health care

January 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


State leaders focus on fix for struggling schools

Calling the current system of school improvement and accountability "harsh," the state superintendent of schools would like Georgia lawmakers to take a closer look at ...

January 08, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local




Snow was light in Hall, heavier in mountains, but cold could keep ice around awhile

Hall County residents awoke Saturday to an overnight snowfall that was quite a bit less than the 3 to 4 inches predicted the day before.

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County kids enjoy fun in the snow — what there was of it

Lighter than expected snowfall in Hall County didn't stop 5-year-old Jayden Buffa from experiencing and enjoying his first encounter with the powdery stuff Saturday.

January 07, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Winter weather closings, schedule changes

Here are schedule changes related to the winter weather as provided to The Times:

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Habitat of Hall in familiar hands with new leadership

"I got some big high heels to fill," said Tim Williams, the new executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Hall County.

January 07, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Schedule set for full week of King Day events in Gainesville

A weeklong series of community events, workshops and spiritual congregation kicks off Monday in the lead up to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and ...

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Testimony: Armed robbery suspect took Burger King cash in to-go bag

A Gainesville Police investigator testified Friday about a Burger King armed robbery at closing time in May, where the suspect allegedly took $2,800 in ...

January 07, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Braving the storm: Winter weather tips, contact info

When winter weather hits North Georgia, the proper preparation can help get you through the storm and stay warm and safe. Follow these tips:

January 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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