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Gainesville OKs 2016-17 budget with no tax increase

No tax or water/sewer rate increases are planned in the 2016-17 budget approved by the Gainesville City Council on Tuesday night.

June 07, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Judges, emcee named for Saturday's Battle of the Bands at Lanier Islands

Music lovers won't want to miss the inaugural North Georgia Battle of the Bands, presented by The Times and Lake Lanier Islands. The concert is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Sunset Cove at Lanier Islands.

June 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


'Water Wars' trial between Georgia, Florida being considered for fall

A trial over Florida allegations that Georgia is drinking up too much of shared water is being eyed for October or November.

June 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Atlanta Highway Seafood Market earns high praise for fried shrimp po boy

Atlanta Highway Seafood Market has been awarded the 2016-17 "100 Plates Locals Love" distinction by Georgia Department of Economic Development's Tourism division for its fried shrimp po boy.

June 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


2 from Hall to compete in national debate tournament

Hall County will have two competitors in the National Speech & Debate Association tournament for the first time ever. The national event starts Sunday and lasts until June 17 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

June 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Gainesville budget meeting set for Tuesday

Gainesville City Council will meet Tuesday to consider approving a $33.5 million budget with no tax increases or water/sewer rate hikes.

June 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville school district breaks ground on Mundy Mill elementary school

A new elementary school in the Mundy Mill subdivision was officially approved Monday evening, and the ceremonial groundbreaking was held - just before a driving rain soaked the area.

June 06, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


May tax revenues up 4.1 percent in Georgia

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday that Georgia's net tax collections for May were about $1.56 billion, an increase of $58.6 million, or 4.1 percent, year over year.

June 06, 2016 | | Local


Gainesville going with original Enota school plan, which includes destroying garden

The new school planned for Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy will be built as originally designed, Delores Diaz, chair of the Gainesville school board, announced at a work session Monday.

June 06, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Chestatee High student dies in ATV accident

A Chestatee High School rising junior died Sunday night in an ATV accident in South Georgia, Hall County school officials said Monday.

June 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hathcock to lead Martin elementary school

Ley Hathcock, who is a former engineer and has been with Hall County Schools since 2011, will be the interim principal at Martin Technology Academy of Math and Science.

June 06, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


McEver Road reconstruction in Oakwood underway, could finish by mid-July

Workers are busy rebuilding a 2-mile stretch of McEver Road in Oakwood, a long-awaited project for motorists who regularly travel the busy West Hall artery.

June 06, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clermont special election proposed for Nov. 8

A Nov. 8 special election could be in the works to fill a vacant seat on the Clermont Town Council.

June 06, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Upgrades to historic Roosevelt Square in Gainesville could start in June

Improvements to Gainesville's historic Roosevelt Square, including landscaping and the eventual placement of a monument to public safety workers, could start later this month.

June 06, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Accessibility upgrades coming to Windcliff Apartments after settlement

Residents of Windcliff Apartments off Limestone Parkway in Gainesville might be surprised to learn the U.S. Department of Justice recently reached a settlement with the complex's property owners in a housing discrimination lawsuit.

June 05, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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Three killed, four others hurt in South Hall traffic wreck

Three people were killed and four injured in a Saturday morning crash involving two vehicles in South Hall County.

June 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Urbach to speak at Lanier Tea Party Patriots meeting

Marc Alan Urbach will be speaking to the Lanier Tea Party Patriots group at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Gainesville Civic Center.

June 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


SCORE to offer free business workshop Tuesday

The SCORE office in Gainesville will offer a free workshop from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday for people interested in starting ...

June 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


UNG Dahlonega to offer game design workshop

Students from fifth through 12th grades will learn the basics of coding for video games at a workshop June 20 at the University of North ...

June 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville embraces porous parking push to limit stormwater runoff

The cottage homes Frank Norton, president and CEO of The Norton Agency real estate firm in Gainesville, is building along Enota Avenue will include porous ...

June 11, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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