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Most of spending increase in Hall Schools budget going to employee raises

Preliminary estimates for Hall County Schools' 2018 fiscal year budget calls for $12.8 million in additional expenditures, most of which would pay for 2 percent pay raises for all of the approximately 3,400 employees and the corresponding benefit increases.

April 10, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Oakwood waives fees in veterans home startup

A Gainesville-based veterans aid group is hoping to open a home in Oakwood to house veterans who are homeless or are otherwise in dire need.

April 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Investigator details March stabbing

A stabbing victim returned from the store and faced a man attacking him with a knife, according to a Hall County Sheriff's Office investigator's testimony Monday.

April 10, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Firefighters battle blaze at vacant Gainesville home

Gainesville firefighters battled a fire at a vacant house on Auburn Avenue about 7 p.m. Monday.

April 10, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Teacher announces Democratic run for 9th District congressional race

A private school teacher in Hall County who is a newbie to the local Democratic Party plans to take on the role of David going up against Goliath as he prepares to challenge three-term U.S. Rep. Doug Collins for his 9th District congressional seat in 2018.

April 10, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville school district names superintendent pick

Gainesville City Schools announced Jeremy Williams as the system's lone finalist to be its new superintendent on Monday night at a school board work session.

April 10, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Elachee looks to start charging for parking

Visitors to Elachee Nature Science Center may soon have to pay a parking fee.

April 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man accused of starting house fire with woman, 3 kids inside

A woman and three children were inside when a Hall County man is accused of igniting a fire Friday at a Murrayville home, according to authorities.

April 10, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


DOT set to replace bridge near Gillsville

A 65-year-old bridge just north of Gillsville in Banks County will be torn down to make way for a new, wider bridge.

April 10, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


South Hall winery proposal on agenda this week

A winery and vineyard proposal in South Hall is set to go before the Hall County Board of Commissioners this week.

April 09, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Ga. 369 road projects in Gainesville still in the works

Traffic relief is on the way for busy Ga. 369 in Gainesville, but just how soon a pair of long-awaited turn lane improvements will be made isn't known yet.

April 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Slideshow: Easter egg hunt held on Midtown Greenway

The Gainesville Parks and Recreation department scattered more than 8,000 Easter eggs across a lawn at the Midtown Greenway as part of its fourth annual Easter egg hunt Sunday afternoon.

April 09, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Board of Commissioners chairman: Adjusted film ordinance ‘a good balance’

After an earlier proposed Hall County ordinance setting rules for film production crews drew concerns for being too restrictive, Board of Commissioners Chairman Richard Higgins said the version his board will consider this week should both protect residents and not scare off the film industry.

April 09, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Pet or threat? Pit bull attack on child fans debate over breed

Ruben makes the staff at the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia chuckle when he sprawls on the floor to play with a toy and spreads his hind legs like a frog.

April 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Easing name change could boost safety for domestic violence victims

A person escaping a domestic violence situation may change a cellphone number or delete a Facebook account to protect themselves.

April 09, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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West Hall High getting new football field house

The next time the West Hall High School football team takes the field for a game on its Oakwood campus, its players will emerge from ...

April 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


THC-infused popcorn, brownies seized in $62K bust

Authorities seized more than $62,000 worth of drugs at a South Hall home, including brownies and popcorn infused with THC, the component in marijuana ...

April 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Three local schools removed from state list of low-performing schools

Three local schools were among 74 schools removed from a low-performing list by the state Tuesday.

April 11, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Customers seeking answers, their clothes after dry cleaners’ abrupt closing

Customers of a Gainesville dry cleaners say they've been hung out to dry by the business owner after he disappeared with their clothes still ...

April 11, 2017 | By Nick Bowman nbowman@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


New Kubota plant fully operational in northeast Hall

Operations at Kubota Manufacturing of America Corp. off Ga. 365 in northeast Hall County are fully underway, and it's been a long time coming.

April 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Reward offered for information on Gainesville slaying

A reward is being offered for information on the fatal shooting last week on Carlton Street in Gainesville.

April 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | 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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