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Rise in Gainesville property taxes on horizon

With less revenue coming in, the city of Gainesville is proposing to increase its existing millage rate by 0.26 mills.

June 10, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Students try fun professions at 'eXtreme' summer program

With tall chef hats on their heads, students scurried around the room with pastry bags, bowls and handfuls of sugar. Freshly baked cupcakes and scones lined tables along a wall, and the scent of sweets permeated the hallway.

June 10, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

3 indicted in alleged Belton Bridge Park murder plot

The wife of a man shot to death on Valentine's Day in a remote Hall County park was indicted Thursday along with two others in connection with his murder.

June 10, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Three arrested in large cocaine bust on Atlanta Highway

Hall County authorities made their largest drug bust in more than a year when they seized more than 6 pounds of cocaine outside an Atlanta Highway laundromat this week, officials said Thursday.

June 10, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Commissioners OK budget with no tax increase

The Hall County Board of Commissioners easily passed next year's budget Thursday with a round of applause at its board meeting.

June 10, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Gainesville couple recovering from van crash injuries

After surgeries Thursday morning, the Gainesville couple injured in a crash that demolished the front of their church's van Wednesday afternoon in Kentucky are on the way to recovery.

June 10, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local

Students show improvement in statewide CRCT exams

Statewide scores for the test that determines schools' success were released Wednesday, and most subject areas showed improvement.

June 09, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

5 injured in church bus crash

A Gainesville church's mission trip took a terrifying turn Wednesday afternoon when the group's van crashed on Highway 92 East in Kentucky, leaving two adult leaders and three teenagers injured - but their mission wasn't interrupted for long.

June 09, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local

Judge hears testimony in Hall poisoning case

When a team of deputies entered an east Hall County home to search for evidence of a poisoning, the smell of bleach was the first thing they noticed.

June 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Elimination of school seclusion rooms supported at hearing

Don and Tina King may finally see something positive come from their son's death.

June 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Colleges to check citizenship of fall applicants

Colleges and universities across the state must now review the citizenship of all fall 2010 applicants.

June 09, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Local soldier receives full military honors after fatal car crash

Shots from a gun salute pierced the air as a grieving crowd gathered in front of a flag-covered casket.

June 09, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local

Judge ‘in corps' face’ during water hearing

A federal judge has tabled any decisions regarding federal water rights to focus on the fate of endangered species in the Appalachola River.

June 09, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

July 14 public hearing set on transportation plan

The Gainesville-Hall County Metropolitan Planning Organization has scheduled its first public hearing as it moves toward completing its 2040 transportation plan by August 2011.

June 08, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Planning group has concerns about transportation tax

An area planning group raised concerns Tuesday about the state's new plan for a penny sales tax for transportation.

June 08, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

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Debate between Gainesville council candidates set for Thursday

With two longtime Gainesville City Council members stepping down this year, the Nov. 3 election to replace them may be rather competitive.

September 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Whelchel Smith joins a crowded field in Ward 3 race

Montine Whelchel Smith, an associate minister at St. John Baptist Church, announced her candidacy for the Gainesville City Council Ward 3 seat in early September.

September 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

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