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Flowery Branch City Council approves budget

The Flowery Branch City Council approved a 2015 fiscal year budget, with one more meeting to go before a tax millage rate is set.

June 27, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Man guilty of murder in Peppers Market shooting

Joseph Williams, the man accused of shooting down Adrian Thompson outside Peppers Grocery & Market, was found guilty Thursday in Gainesville of murder.

June 27, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Drowning victim found in Lake Lanier

June 26, 2014 | | Local




Gainesville council approves insurance contract

The Gainesville City Council unanimously approved a $551,000 contract with OneBeacon Government Risks for property and liability insurance coverage at a special called meeting Thursday morning.

June 26, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville unemployment rate jumped six-tenths of a point

The unemployment rate in metro Gainesville rose to 6.1 percent in May up from 5.5 percent the month before, though still lower than the rate a year ago, 6.5 percent.

June 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


City’s tax rate could change despite budget adoption

It will likely take another few months before Gainesville officials know whether they need to roll back the property tax rate following a reassessment of lakefront home values this year.

June 26, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge and Bar: July arraignment set for man accused of killing his grandmother

A July arraignment date been set for a man accused in the May death of his grandmother.

June 26, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Alternative-fuel show touts environment, economy

The shiny, new hoods and doors were open for visitors to check out Wednesday, but this wasn't some ordinary car lot.

June 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former Flowery Branch mayor Green dies at 83

David Green remembers his father as someone who never failed to help a person in need.

June 26, 2014 | | Local


Improving test scores fail to keep pace with state gains

Local elementary schools performed below the state average on 2014 Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests, while local middle schools had mixed results.

June 26, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Eyewitnesses give their accounts of killing

Taking the stand in his defense Wednesday, Joseph Williams said he was a "scared man shooting for his life" when he gunned down 37-year-old Adrian Thompson.

June 25, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Deputy wounded in courthouse shooting issues statement of thanks

June 25, 2014 | BY JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


Glades Reservoir project faces another delay

The release of a draft environmental impact statement on the proposed Glades Reservoir has been delayed again.

June 25, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Blood donations down during summer

As temperatures rise, blood donations drop, causing a shortage of blood for hospitals around the area. LifeSouth Community Blood Center in Gainesville is trying to get donations back up.

June 25, 2014 | BY AUDREY WILLIAMS awilliams@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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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


Hot weather health tips

Here are some tips to help you deal with the summer heat wave.

June 30, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


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