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Gainesville braces for budget cuts

The Gainesville City Council will hold the first hearing on the city's budget plans for fiscal year 2010 tonight, and while most proposals include cuts in spending, the budget does include some expansion of services and proposed rate increases for city residents.

June 01, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Energy grant gives Hall $762K for efficiency

Hall County may soon become a model for energy efficiency.

June 01, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville school system may cut pay, dental insurance to hire more teachers

The Gainesville school system is considering hiring more teachers and making cuts to its employee dental program as board members try to pin down a tentative budget by Monday.

June 01, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Trial begins for ex-Tech student accused in terror conspiracy

As an isolated, shy teenager, the seeds of Syed Haris Ahmed's jihadist aspirations were planted during hours in front of a computer screen in his family's Dawsonville home.

June 01, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Stimulus to make up $2 million loss in Hall schools' budget

Budget numbers are starting to settle for the Hall County school district following a week of more state cuts.

June 01, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Got a traffic or DNR ticket? Now you can pay fine online

Hall County residents can now pay traffic tickets and Department of Natural Resources citations online.

June 01, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County library’s summer story time kicks off with a theme

Like her three brothers and little sister, Kristina Lamparter was excited about visiting the Gainesville library Monday.

June 01, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Flowery Branch City Council to discuss annexations, false alarm law

The Flowery Branch City Council plans to consider five annexation requests and a false alarm ordinance at its meeting Wednesday.

June 01, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Downstream water releases won't affect Lanier for now, corps says

An easing of drought conditions has prompted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to resume normal downstream releases of water previously held in reservoirs during the drought.

June 01, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Little Hall Park boat ramp will be closed temporarily

The boat ramp at Little Hall Park will be closed Wednesday and Thursday for striping, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Monday.

June 01, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Justice Department rejects voter citizenship measure

The Justice Department has rejected Georgia's attempt to require prospective voters in the state to provide proof of citizenship.

June 01, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


Jackson County starts 2009 on positive note

JEFFERSON - Jackson County is poised for growth this year despite the economic downturn, but will need to watch its spending to keep from using too much of its revenues for debt payments, according to the county's 2008 financial report.

May 31, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Cars, trucks outnumber Dawson residents, following US trend

A lot of folks in Dawson County like their cars.

May 31, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Meeting to focus on water manual update, lake’s economic impact

A consultant leading a study to update the operating manual for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin plans to give an update on his work at a Wednesday public forum.

May 31, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dahlonega soldier on the mend

Army Spc. Andy "Sully" Sullens doesn't remember the explosion or being thrown about 25 feet from the vehicle.

May 31, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Brenau University takes on ice bucket challenge

The ALS ice bucket challenge has arrived in Gainesville. The nationally ranked Brenau University competitive cheerleading squad was challenged on Facebook by Chestatee High junior varsity cheerleader Kaylee Grace Lucas to take the ALS ice bucket challenge. The challenge is raising funds for research on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

August 18, 2014 | Scott Rogers | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville to cast 1st vote on water rates increase

Gainesville City Council will meet today to cast a first vote on whether to raise water rates 1 percent next year.

August 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Cleveland Bypass work won’t finish Dec. 31 as expected

Area residents waited for years for construction to start on the Cleveland Bypass. Now that the project is underway, they'll have to wait longer for it to finish.

August 18, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fire chief relieved of command following truck accident

Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell has been relieved of command over fire services but will retain his post as Emergency Management Agency director following a mishap with a fire truck last month that injured three firefighters.

August 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


2 women injured in shooting ID'd

The two women shot near the Atlanta Street Apartments on Friday are out of the hospital and recuperating, one of them said Monday.

August 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Investigation finds brakes worked in runaway car that injured four children

All of the brakes in the 1988 Acura Legend that injured four children on Price Way last month were functioning, Georgia State Patrol Trooper Brodie Forrester said.

August 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Storm topples trees, power poles in Gainesville

A thunderstorm that moved through Hall County on Monday evening caused some minor damage.

August 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville school board approves lower millage rate

Gainesville City Schools will lower its millage rate this year, the first time the district has done so since 2010.

August 18, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local




Residents monitor creek as developers set up shop

Behind Vanessa Hyatt-Fugate's home, down a weed-strewn slope in the Hollywood Hills subdivision off Thompson Bridge Road, runs Slaughterhouse Creek, a narrow, babbling stream that empties into a Lake Lanier cove.

August 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Cold weather fire safety tips

With cold weather often leading to alternative methods of heating homes, Hall County Fire Marshal Capt. Scott Cagle recommends the following precautions:

January 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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