Chickens and horses were a point of contention for many Hall County residents at Monday's packed planning commission meeting. Lora and Paul Cushard drew a crowd of unhappy neighbors when they asked the commission to rezone their property to allow them to operate a commercial equestrian center.
With the wave of at least three hands today, Gainesville residents soon will have more to pay for what they throw away. A $2.20 increase in trash collection and recycling fees is imminent for Gainesville residents if the Gainesville City Council votes the same way today as it did two weeks ago, when four out of five council members voted in favor of the hike. At that meeting, ...
Monday was the last day to register to vote in the July 15 Hall County primary elections, and Interim Director of Elections Charlotte Sosebee-Hunter said the elections office saw a steady, but typical, stream of voters in the office. About 55 people came to register, but Sosebee-Hunter attributed the number to the fact that voters have other options for registration. She said numbers were much higher before 1995, when a ...
Gwinnett authorities have determined the identity of a Decatur man who was found dead June 12 at a home on Buford Dam Road.
The Gainesville school board will convene Tuesday to consider using a tax anticipatory note to help finance the school system until it receives property tax revenues this fall.
A fire caused about $100,000 in damage Thursday morning to a house off Dawsonville Highway, officials said. A woman and three teenage children escaped the fire without injury.
It's a sight that has some Gainesville drivers wondering if they're hallucinating. Did they really see a yard full of pink flamingos?
Angry Banks County parents want an assistant principal fired after she reportedly made about 100 fifth-graders drink from a fountain that may have been contaminated with urine. Some 25 parents have retained Cornelia attorney Chan Caudell, though no lawsuit has been filed. They are seeking the ouster of Lori Rylee, the assistant principal at Banks County Elementary School in Homer. Caudell said on May 15, it was suspected ...
The Gainesville school board is set to vote tonight on a $50 million-plus 2008-09 budget that carries a potential increase in the property tax rate of nearly 21 percent. As of Sunday night, a copy of the budget was not available. The Times has requested a copy of the line-item budget as soon as it becomes available for board members.
The Oakwood Planning Commission recommended approval on two annexation requests Monday for a possible commercial property and a child care center. Frank Turk asked the commission to recommend annexation of a .19-acre tract at 3916 Hilldale Road and rezoning it from Hall County agricultural residential to Oakwood highway business. Turk, who is a member of the city planning commission, recused himself from the vote. He said the property ...
Need a stamp? You won't be able to buy one from a machine at the post office anymore. The vending machines that sell stamps are being removed from all United States Postal Service locations. There is no deadline for their complete removal. Michael Mills, a spokesman for the postal service, said the machines are retiring for two reasons. Because the machines are old, they have maintenance ...
Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle said Friday that he was shocked by Florida's announcement that it would file suit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for alledgedly violating federal law.
Gloria Melancon knows just about every inch of her neighborhood.
ATLANTA - Five years ago, Army Ranger Sgt. Randy Spivey took part in one of the most publicized operations of the Iraq war: the rescue of Pvt. Jessica Lynch.
The Red Rabbit saw a record number of riders Thursday for the third annual Dump the Pump day.
Success has eluded several businesses at the Gainesville location - much like the shifty quarterbacks Donnell Thompson used to face in the NFL.
The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia has approved a new, four-year communication degree at the University of North Georgia. The university sought expansion of the program in response to the recent sustained increase in demand for writers, animators, cinematographers and media specialists.
Hall County's administrative offices, courts and community centers will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. County community centers will remain closed through the weekend.
Hundreds of Hall County residents turned out Monday morning to hear from a panel of professionals and members of the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee on how the Affordable Care Act is affecting local doctors, insurance companies, small business owners and families.
If you notice traffic is a little bit lighter today, that's because school is now out of session this week for the Thanksgiving holiday.
On March 19, 1970, Burton's department store held its grand opening on the downtown square in Gainesville. Billed as a store "with a new concept in shopping," the store carried a variety of clothing, both men's and women's, as well as furniture.
Area residents now can view the final version of Gainesville's Transportation Master Plan, completed after a yearlong study.
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