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Oakwood is mulling lower fire tax options

Oakwood City Council vowed Monday night to look for ways to stop city residents having to pay a higher fire protection tax than those who live outside cities.

August 08, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County school program will allow dual enrollment

Hall County students are on the cusp of a new chance to succeed in education, even if they don't finish high school.

August 08, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


North Hall school to get Race to the Top money

A Hall County charter school is slated to receive some of the money handed down in a $19.4 million competitive grant program, according to an announcement by Gov. Nathan Deal today.

August 08, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville residents question proposed council map

Monday's community meeting on redistricting raised questions about the proposed boundaries of Ward 3 and how those lines will affect black voting strength within the ward.

August 08, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Turning Point offers help for addicts in new apartments

In a halfway house that feels more like a jail than a place of recovery, addicts dream only of escaping and face a cold world once they leave.

August 08, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


2 injured in I-985 accidents

Two people were transported to the hospital Monday afternoon from a four-vehicle accident on Interstate 985 southbound that left one lane closed for about a half hour, Georgia State Patrol reported.

August 08, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Downtown Hoschton zoning laws getting new review

Work to revamp Hoschton's zoning ordinance continued last week with a focus on the city's downtown development overlay district.

August 08, 2011 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville school resource officers back in schools today

With the new school year set to begin today, teachers and students are not the only people preparing.

August 07, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Alcohol sales training program set

Alcohol vendors and servers in Hall County can learn alcohol serving laws and how to spot a fake ID at a program scheduled Thursday.

August 07, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Dahlonega residents see stray dog as community gem

For most stray animals, life on the street is lonely and difficult, never knowing where to find food or shelter.

August 07, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Workshop to focus on future plan for city

Again this week, Gainesville residents will have the chance to have their say on a future plan for the city.

August 07, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County not alone in budget crunch

Hall County may have a tough budget, but it's in good company.

August 07, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Accident shuts down I-985

A section of northbound Interstate 985 was shut down around 8:30 Sunday night from a rollover accident that sent a man to a local hospital.

August 07, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


'Shaving cream' effort helps save lives in Afghanistan

Through a common, everyday household item, not a high-tech device with a big Pentagon price tag, area residents can help save military lives in one of Afghanistan's deadliest regions.

August 07, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau Academy starts its new life Aug. 29

College might be starting early for Brenau Academy girls this year, but classes are going to start later than usual.

August 07, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


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UNG honors Lessie Smithgall with Presidential Leadership Award

Philanthropist and Times co-founder Lessie Smithgall of Gainesville recently received the 2017 Presidential Leadership Award during the fifth annual University of North Georgia Foundation Scholarship ...

March 13, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


International economic representatives to visit Hall

International economic representatives in 11 world markets will visit Hall County this Thursday.

March 12, 2017 | | Local


Family Christian Stores, including one in Gainesville, closing soon

Family Christian Stores has 240 locations nationwide, all of which are closing within two weeks.

March 12, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Northern Connector could be studied in 5 years

Vilified years ago as a potential Hall County road project, the Northern Connector surfaced again last week - to some degree.

March 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Upgrades double capacity of Hall 911 radio system

As he stands in front of a console looking at multiple computer screens, dispatcher John Hanes gets a call from a woman whose husband is ...

March 12, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Artwork on display at Hall County Government Center

Seven West Hall High School students have their paintings on display at the Hall County Government Center's first ever public art show.

March 12, 2017 | BY CINDY NGUYEN intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Dawsonville Highway gridlock, growth raise concerns

The uproar over a proposed 820-home retirement community in Gainesville remains focused on worries over the development's impact on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 traffic.

March 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall library pioneer Lucile Nix inducted into Georgia Women of Achievement Hall of Fame

When Lucile Nix was growing up in Commerce, there was no public library, true for most counties in Georgia in 1903.

March 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


No completion date set for McEver-Jim Crow crossing

Hall County officials say they now don't know when the long-planned makeover of McEver Road at Jim Crow Road in Flowery Branch will take ...

March 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Legendary Hall educator C.W. Davis dies at age 96

Longtime Hall County educator C.W. Davis died Saturday at age 96.

March 11, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Spin it forward: Clocks spring ahead for daylight saving time

Sunday is when we pay back that extra hour of sleep we earned last fall, daylight saving time again resetting our inner and outer clocks ...

March 11, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Longtime local doctor, clinic founder dies at 94

Dr. Henry S. Jennings Jr. saw the potential in Gainesville.

March 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Program to provide legal aid to undocumented immigrants

Julie Gonzalez is a U.S. citizen who lives in Gainesville, but her husband Jose Manuel, an undocumented immigrant, is now back in his native ...

March 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | 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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