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Demolition of building in Gainesville will cost more than expected

It took more than a bulldozer to break down Gainesville's old public safety building.

April 08, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Dawson County schools are considering raising taxes

DAWSONVILLE - A tax increase is among the options Dawson County school system officials are considering as they confront a projected $300,000 deficit in the 2012 budget.

April 08, 2011 | FRANK REDDY Times regional staff | Local


Former Forsyth County sheriff defending his words

ATLANTA - Dennis Lee Hendrix, former Forsyth County sheriff, claimed Thursday a leaflet that painted one of his critics as an ex-con was politically protected free speech.

April 08, 2011 | Associated Press | Local


Defendant flips table at probation hearing

Court service deputies were forced to physically control a defendant Thursday who reacted to a judge's order by overturning the defense table.

April 08, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


New Hall County Extension agent started last week

The new Hall County Extension agent has only been on the job for a few days. But he already knows his way around town.

April 08, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Newtown Florist Club to hold vigil

The Newtown Florist Club wants to bring peace to its Gainesville neighborhood.

April 06, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Dawsonville backs off plans for airport authority

The city of Dawsonville has decided to shelve its plans to create an airport authority.

April 06, 2011 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Flowery Branch asked to run South Hall sewer

Hall County is looking for a company to operate its South Hall sewer system, and Hall County Commissioner Craig Lutz wants Flowery Branch to throw its name in the hat.

April 06, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Fire destroys storage buildings in North Hall

A chicken house and two small outbuildings in the 5100 block of Price Road were destroyed in a fire Wednesday afternoon. The chicken house was used for storage.

April 06, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Spring break campers learn about animals and plants

Noah Lenkeit, 7, carefully counted the icing squiggles on his sugar cookie. One, two, three - that's how old his tree, represented by icing rings on a cookie, would be.

April 06, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Survivors gather to mark anniversary of tornado of ’36

The memories shared carried a heavy weight, but Wednesday was not a day of sorrow.

April 06, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Former bookkeeper sentenced for theft from employer

A Clarkesville Sunday school teacher went to jail Wednesday after pleading guilty to stealing more than $350,000 from a Hall County business as the company's bookkeeper.

April 06, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Officials hope tattoos help ID body

Tattoos are what investigators hope will lead them to identify the man whose badly decomposed body was found near New Holland Mill on Monday.

April 06, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Memorial, memories highlight tornado’s 75th anniversary

As the anniversary of Gainesville's darkest moment passed, a small group gathered in silent memorial.

April 06, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Tattered books ready for facelift after repair day

The now tattered cookbook was a wedding gift, and on an inside page is a 45-year-old inscription.

April 06, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


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Flowery Branch OKs tax allocation district money for downtown stormwater work

Flowery Branch committed $605,000 Thursday night to stormwater improvements around the planned City Hall.

September 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Halftime Heroes: Director leads Riverside Military Academy band into new era

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Stephen Giove remembers, as a child in Hollywood, Fla., regular parades through the city put on by a local military academy.

September 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 Times staffers earn SNPA video, photo honors

Two staff members of The Times earned awards at the annual Southern Newspaper Publishers Association's News Industry Summit in Sarasota, Fla.

September 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Oakwood scouting locations for electric car charging station

Oakwood hopes to follow in the footsteps of other communities, including Gainesville, by setting up an electric car charging station.

September 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


United Way leads new effort to fight poverty in Hall

For the more than 32,000 Hall County residents living in poverty, and the countless more teetering on the brink, just knowing who to ask ...

September 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Murder trial testimony: Suspect left for Mexico after stabbing

Witnesses testifying in a murder trial Wednesday morning told the jury about Ofelia Barrera-Rodriguez's movements and comments in the days after the death of ...

September 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local




Hall firefighter raising money for another Louisiana flood relief trip

A Hall County firefighter who is originally from Louisiana went back to his hometown of Central to help flood victims last month. Now Lt. Damon ...

September 14, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


IRS to add staff at Gainesville office

Staffing shortages at a Gainesville taxpayer assistance office will be remedied next month, according to an announcement from the Internal Revenue Service.

September 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lawsuit: Georgia voter registration process violates the law

A federal lawsuit claims Georgia's voter registration process violates the Voting Rights Act and has prevented tens of thousands of people from being able ...

September 14, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Millie’s opens temporary location on Thompson Bridge Road after fire

It's still overwhelming for June Kinsey to think about all the community support she has received in the five-plus weeks since an Aug. 9 ...

September 14, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Search continues for UGA student missing on Lake Lanier

Search efforts continued Wednesday for a 19-year-old University of Georgia student who went missing while kayaking on Lake Lanier last week.

September 14, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


WomenSource’s annual Power of the Purse draws crowd

A neurosurgeon, a single mother, a nurse and a high school student walked a catwalk Tuesday evening at the Chattahoochee Country Club.

September 14, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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