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Hall County faces hard calls on budget

The Hall County Board of Commissioners now has three choices to consider for the 2012 fiscal year: drastically cut expenses, raises taxes or fall somewhere in the middle.

May 27, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Reading instructor takes junket to learn new methods

Ava White knows how to teach slow readers, and she wants to help Hall County's students on a large scale.

May 27, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Fallen trees cause damage, power outages

Storms whipped through the region Thursday night bringing some much needed rain but also some damage and power outages.

May 27, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Wreck in Dahlonega kills man, 76

A two-vehicle wreck Friday afternoon west of Dahlonega killed a 76-year-old resident of Ben West Road.

May 27, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Brenau Academy changes give kids head start in college

When students begin class at Brenau Academy this fall, they will not have the option to take typical high school level courses. Instead, they will be dual-enrolled at Brenau University.

May 27, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Alumni remember Lyman Hall High after 65 years

Peggy Roper-Phillips can remember her high school graduation like it was yesterday.

May 26, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Grant helps to fund midtown trail

Hall County has received $645,000 in state transportation grants intended to "enhance communities and improve quality of life."

May 26, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cleveland shooting injures father, son

Cleveland police are investigating the shooting of a father, 47, and son, 27, both of whom are in the hospital with serious injuries.

May 26, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Gainesville man breaks indoor rowing record

Kelly Parham merrily rowed past the indoor rowing world record Thursday morning. But life was anything but a dream - he hadn't slept in 77 hours.

May 26, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Lawyer, former school board member remembered for hard work, ethics

Colleagues and friends are remembering Sam Oliver, a prominent lawyer and community leader who died Wednesday of leukemia at age 68.

May 26, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Splash Zone opens Saturday at Frances Meadows center

Temperatures have been hovering in the 90s. Teachers have said farewell to their students. Memorial Day is almost here.

May 26, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Leaders advise reservoirs are not the only answer

New reservoirs aren't the immediate answer for Georgia's water needs, a panel of local government leaders said Thursday.

May 26, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall commission chairman proposes tax increase

Facing an $11.5 million gap in next year's budget, Hall County Board of Commissioners Chairman Tom Oliver recommended a tax increase Thursday night.

May 26, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Storms rolling through North Georgia

The National Weather Service says the storm system that struck the Midwest this week is moving into Georgia, bringing possible thunderstorms to the state.

May 26, 2011 | From staff, wire reports | Local


World War I bomb found at Winder home, detonated

An intact World War I bomb was found Tuesday afternoon in Winder, with the U.S. Air Force called in to retrieve the device.

May 26, 2011 | By Lona Panter Times regional staff | Local


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How will they spend your $23 billion? Legislators start new session Monday

With a nearly $23 billion budget, Georgia lawmakers have as much money to spend as ever.

January 08, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Legislature 2017: Issues to watch

Health care

January 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


State leaders focus on fix for struggling schools

Calling the current system of school improvement and accountability "harsh," the state superintendent of schools would like Georgia lawmakers to take a closer look at ...

January 08, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local




Snow was light in Hall, heavier in mountains, but cold could keep ice around awhile

Hall County residents awoke Saturday to an overnight snowfall that was quite a bit less than the 3 to 4 inches predicted the day before.

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County kids enjoy fun in the snow — what there was of it

Lighter than expected snowfall in Hall County didn't stop 5-year-old Jayden Buffa from experiencing and enjoying his first encounter with the powdery stuff Saturday.

January 07, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Winter weather closings, schedule changes

Here are schedule changes related to the winter weather as provided to The Times:

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Habitat of Hall in familiar hands with new leadership

"I got some big high heels to fill," said Tim Williams, the new executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Hall County.

January 07, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Schedule set for full week of King Day events in Gainesville

A weeklong series of community events, workshops and spiritual congregation kicks off Monday in the lead up to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and ...

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Testimony: Armed robbery suspect took Burger King cash in to-go bag

A Gainesville Police investigator testified Friday about a Burger King armed robbery at closing time in May, where the suspect allegedly took $2,800 in ...

January 07, 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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