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Major projects: Where will the money from SPLOST VI go?

If approved, SPLOST VI would start when the current SPLOST V ends, June 30. It will be collected through June 2015. Of the $240 million that would be raised in SPLOST VI, more than $195 million will be spent on county projects. Here's a breakdown of some of the major county projects and how much they will cost.

February 15, 2009 | | Local


What is SPLOST?

The Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax is a 1 percent tax Hall County has used to fund construction projects and land and equipment purchases since state law made it possible in 1985.

February 15, 2009 | | Local


Schools pull plug on excess energy use

Rising energy costs coupled with lagging revenues have local schools going green to save green.

February 15, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Voters to decide on extending SPLOST for big-ticket needs

Early voting for SPLOST VI, a six-year tax to fund capital projects, begins Tuesday, and Hall County officials hope voters approve another round of the 1-cent sales tax.

February 15, 2009 | BY ASHLEY FIELDING and MELISSA WEINMAN | Local


Church program seeks to help girls combat low self-esteem

HOSCHTON - Peer pressure to look and act a certain way can make middle and high school a tough time for girls. Sometimes this pressure even causes them to suffer from low self-esteem and other identity crises.

February 15, 2009 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Local community leaders come together for 'One Community'

A community isn't just a group of people who live close to each other, Rev. Stephen Samuel said during the first meeting of Gainesville's new "One Community Organization" Saturday at the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center.

February 14, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Former Kroger executive stocks Eagle Ranch’s shelves

Thanks to Paul Smith, the house parents at Eagle Ranch don't have to go much farther than their front door to get all the fixings for a healthy meal or nutritious snack.

February 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall officials seek to improve indigent defense system

Faced with a growing indigent defense bill where costs were once much lower, Hall County State Court officials want to improve how they provide lawyers for the poor in 2009.

February 14, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Woman’s boyfriend to be charged in child’s death

A Cumming man will be charged in connection with the death Friday of a 2-year-old boy.

February 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Clinic’s offer of free dental work draws big crowd

For Brenda Anderson, Friday's "Dentists with a Heart" event at Gainesville Dental Group was a chance to mend two broken teeth.

February 14, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Two area teachers among 10 finalists for state honor

Teachers from Jackson and Forsyth counties are among 10 finalists for Georgia Teacher of the Year.

February 14, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Retirees start effort to offer low-cost items

GeeGe and London Goldman were restless retirees in Gatlinburg, Tenn., before they moved to Gainesville.

February 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Pump prices are sliding back up

Gas prices are creeping back up towards $2 per gallon, and unfortunately, there's nothing consumers can do about it.

February 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Death penalty defendant faces new charges

A Maryland man facing the possibility of the death penalty was charged with a new felony this week after allegedly roughing up a jail guard.

February 14, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Second rabies case of 2009 confirmed

For the second time so far this year, a case of rabies has been confirmed in Hall County.

February 14, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


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Hall Sheriff’s office seeks help finding missing teen, man

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in locating two people who have been missing for quite some time.

April 08, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Road group looking to OK streets policy

Area planners are looking to approve a policy that requires considering all modes of travel in road construction.

April 07, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hamrick will seek another re-election to Gainesville City Council

Gainesville Councilman Bob Hamrick, the longest-serving member, has announced that he will seek re-election this November.

April 07, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall Fire Services to increase personnel

With new growth and increasing demand, Hall County Fire Services Chief Jeff Hood said it's a good thing voters approved a 1 percent sales tax last month to fund infrastructure projects countywide.

April 07, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont deannexation request withdrawn

A businessman pulled his request to deannex from Clermont after noting that a town councilwoman who sided with him at a previous meeting was absent for the final vote Tuesday night.

April 07, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Victims identified in van wreck involving heavy metal bands

COMMERCE - Three victims in a van wreck Monday morning in Jackson County have been identified.

April 07, 2015 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Gainesville council OKs brewery location

The Gainesville City Council gave the OK Tuesday for Left Nut Brewing Co. to open the city's first brewery in the Chicopee Mill industrial area off Atlanta Highway.

April 07, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Girl seriously injured in tractor incident near Lula

A girl was seriously injured after being hit by a tractor near Julian Baugh Road near Lula this afternoon, authorities said.

April 07, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County invites community to learn how it helps local kids

If you think the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County offer young people a safe place to hang out after school, you know one small aspect of what the clubs do.

April 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville City Council to consider brewery’s latest plans

The Gainesville City Council will meet today to consider approving the city's first brewery.

April 07, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Van crash kills 3, injures 8 in Jackson County

COMMERCE - Three people were killed and eight were injured Monday when a van carrying members of two heavy metal bands careened off Interstate 85 and down an embankment in Jackson County, authorities said.

April 07, 2015 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Chicopee Woods awarded $100K grant for new bike trail bridge

Bikers can rejoice for better bridges on the way thanks to a $100,000 Georgia Department of Natural Resources grant awarded to the Chicopee Woods Area Park Commission.

April 06, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall sheriff proposes budget increase

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is proposing to spend a little bit more money in the next fiscal year, with the biggest increase coming from the planned reopening of the courthouse annex later this year to serve probate and juvenile cases.

April 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Judge upholds decision to reinstate fired deputies

A judge has upheld the Hall County Civil Service Board's decision to reinstate two Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies who were fired after a 2013 inmate escape.

April 06, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Investigation finds day care where child injured was operating legally

An investigation into Rescue 2000 Church, after reports of a child injured there, found that its day care is operating legally, according to the Department of Early Care and Learning.

April 06, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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