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Hall commissioners: No tax hike, but deeper cuts

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted in favor of a spending plan Thursday that promises to transform county recreation services, closes two public libraries and dismantles the public works, planning and building inspections departments.

June 30, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Commissioners may roll up taxes in final budget vote

Hall County commissioners may be working out a budget compromise this afternoon as the final hour nears for them to decide on a spending plan for the fiscal year that begins Friday.

June 30, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Contingency funds could be dropped from budget

Not raising taxes to shore up Hall County's revenue shortfall might just mean eliminating the county's backup plan.

June 30, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall commissioner proposes park funding plan

If Hall Commissioner Ashley Bell gets his way today, the county's Parks and Leisure Services department will look very different come September.

June 30, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Glee continues over court’s water ruling

You might have heard it Wednesday - the collective sigh of relief and high-five slapping, as word quickly spread that Georgia had won a decisive victory in its long-standing battle over water withdrawal from Lake Lanier.

June 30, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Family, friends face charges from suspected theft ring

Commerce police have uncovered a North Georgia theft ring investigators say may be a family affair.

June 29, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Hall sheriff’s office organizes budget oversight committee

Hall County has spent weeks trying to determine where to make budget cuts, and now the sheriff's office has assembled a Budget Oversight Committee to take a critical look at that office's expenses for next year.

June 29, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Firefighter injured in Forsyth County blaze

A firefighter suffered minor injuries in a Wednesday morning blaze that destroyed a home and claimed three family pets in northwestern Forsyth.

June 29, 2011 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Hall schools surplus auction raises $23,000

The Hall County School Board brought in $23,091 at its public surplus auction Wednesday morning.

June 29, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Math, science teachers getting incentive pay

Kevin Baker logged onto the Hall County Schools portal Tuesday and had a nice surprise.

June 29, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


DOT work is on hold for holiday

Georgia motorists may curse the congestion, but at least they can celebrate freedom from road construction as they travel the state this July Fourth holiday.

June 29, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Hall budget proposal has no tax hike but cuts jobs

Just days before the new budget year starts, at least two Hall County commissioners say they have a new proposal for the county that won't raise taxes and won't shut down the parks department.

June 29, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Vote is on for new state license plate

The Georgia license plate is getting a makeover, but officials want some help from residents to get the process started.

June 29, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Georgia wins legal battle in water wars

An appellate court has overturned a 2-year-old decision that would have severely limited how Hall County, and much of metro Atlanta, could withdraw water from Lake Lanier.

June 29, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Longtime Dawsonville official dies at 92

A man who spent nearly four decades serving the city of Dawsonville died Monday at age 92 following a period of declining health.

June 28, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


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Year of probation added for woman convicted of child cruelty

A week after pleading guilty to first-degree child cruelty, a Gainesville woman entered a second guilty plea to two other charges.

February 08, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville funeral home expands with crematory for pets, people

Pet owners will soon be able to have their non-human companions cremated at Memorial Park Funeral Home in Gainesville.

February 08, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Daytime lane closures set for Thursday on Boling Bridge

Single-lane closures are set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday as work continues on the Boling Bridge replacement on Dawsonville Highway/Ga ...

February 08, 2017 | | Local


Gainesville survey elicits candid comments from teachers

Gainesville school officials recently asked for honest opinions from those on the front lines of education.

February 08, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Part of Gwinnett road may be named after Buford veteran who died at 24

A resolution dedicating part of a Gwinnett County road in honor of a Buford soldier who died in Afghanistan in 2015 will be introduced in ...

February 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Black bear seen near Lake Lanier in east Forsyth County

February 08, 2017 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | 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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