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After heated debate, Flowery Branch sets special election date

After a heated discussion that included talk of possible litigation, the Flowery Branch City Council voted 3-2 Thursday night to allow residents to qualify Nov. 2-4 for a March 6 special election to fill a council seat.

October 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Possible frost predicted for Hall County

A frost advisory has been issued for Hall County through 10 a.m. today.

October 21, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


DaVinci Academy creates museum featuring projects, fossils

Marilou Downs, 13, and Melissa Hernandez, 12, spent Thursday morning teaching the public that hair dye isn't always a good choice.

October 21, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


70-million-year old fossil unveiled at exhibit

Tinker, the 70-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus Rex now housed at DaVinci Academy's Museum of Inspired Learning, comes to Hall County with plenty of skeletons in its closet.

October 21, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Hall’s home fields: Riverside's history marked with many changes

It took a while for the Riverside Military Academy Eagles to find a permanent home.

October 21, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Hall County seeks out cities for landfill revenue

Hall County leaders are courting local cities, hoping their overtures will bring municipal trash back to the county's landfill.

October 21, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Drive smart expo teaches students about safe practices

Flowery Branch High School students bared the cold Thursday during a demonstration by the Duluth Police Department to discuss the importance of teen safe driving.

October 20, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Lanier Golf Club owners question appraisal process

The owners of Lanier Golf Club are asking the Forsyth County Board of Tax Assessors to reconsider the appraisals of both Lanier and Hampton Golf Village.

October 20, 2011 | BY ALYSSA LARENZIE Times regional staff | Local


Former Hall tax commissioner dies at 94

Former Hall County Tax Commissioner W. Byron Turk, 94, of Gainesville died Thursday.

October 20, 2011 | Meghan Schuler | Local


Pedestrian killed early Wednesday crossing Dawsonville Highway

A Gainesville man was killed early Wednesday morning after being hit by a car while crossing Dawsonville Highway near Manor Ridge.

October 20, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Sheriff's Office seeks clues to find missing man

The Hall County Sheriff's Office has put out an alert for a missing Gainesville man.

October 20, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


NGCSU business dean named president at Gordon College

Max Burns, dean of the Mike Cottrell School of Business at North Georgia College & State University, has been named president of Gordon College in Barnesville.

October 20, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Regions still area's banking leader, but just slightly

Regions Bank is still Gainesville-Hall County's financial heavy-hitter, but it has seen a slow erosion of its market share over the past few years, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.'s annual Deposit Market Share Report.

October 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Robotics club prepares for competition

When Joshua Robinson, 16, was a freshman in high school, he was "a regular teenager" having some trouble in school.

October 20, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Hall County recycling changes could pay off

Recycling may be the key to money making for Hall County - and it may not.

October 20, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Poet brings verses of freedom to Juneteenth celebration

Gainesville-born poet Doris davenport decided long ago to lowercase the d in her last name as a statement of sorts about her independence of thought ...

June 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville man accused of manufacturing explosives, marijuana

A Gainesville man is accused of manufacturing an explosive device and marijuana after components and plants were reportedly found by authorities.

June 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Demolition of old Hall jail ramps up

Demolition of the former Hall County jail on South Main Street in Gainesville is well underway, and requests for some of the historic bricks are ...

June 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Commenters oppose Hall tax increase in morning hearing, another hearing coming at 6 p.m.

Some of them frustrated by the one-two punch of assessment increases and higher taxes, a few dozen people turned out to the first public hearing ...

June 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Employee raises, law enforcement costs are driving Hall tax increase

Hall County's 26 percent tax rate increase - and its $6.7 million general fund spending jump - is mostly fueled by a 2.5 percent ...

June 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Turner, Wood & Smith buys city land for new building

An insurance company with ties to the community for more than 100 years plans to build a new office building next to the Frances Meadows ...

June 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


New law creates tax-free savings accounts for disabled Georgians

Disabled Georgians will have access to tax-free savings accounts after the creation of Georgia STABLE.

June 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Top Work-Based Learning programs get training in Hall

Georgia high schools are placing a greater emphasis on student opportunities for work experience in potential careers integrated into the school curriculum.

June 14, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Georgia chamber president: Hall has prosperity, but also serious poverty

Despite economic positives, such as job growth, Hall County has a serious poverty issue that it needs to deal with, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce ...

June 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Auto industry supplier bringing 200 jobs to Buford

Gov. Nathan Deal Tuesday announced that Carcoustics, a supplier to the automotive industry, will create 200 jobs and invest $6 million in a new Buford ...

June 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Rep. Doug Collins calls shooting at congressional baseball practice ‘pure evil’

Ninth District U.S. Rep. Doug Collins was not at a congressional baseball practice just outside Washington where several people were shot Wednesday morning.

June 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


2 Georgia inmates remain on run after killing 2 prison guards

June 14, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Hall woman hopes to fund children’s advocacy group through thrift store

After hearing the heartfelt stories from children's advocates at Christmas, a Hall County woman said she is trying to keep the donations going year-round.

June 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall and its cities must agree on how to deliver services or lose out on state money

Hall County government officials say they are confident they will get a Service Delivery Strategy agreement done with the municipalities before a June 30 deadline ...

June 14, 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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