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Hall can hire more teachers thanks to enrollment increase

An additional 109 students enrolled in Hall County schools this year means the school board can use some of its Title I funding to hire additional faculty.

August 10, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Emergency workers get school bus safety training

School bus safety may not be the first thing parents think about when sending their children off to school, but it's an important issue to Hall County law enforcement agencies.

August 10, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Operation shaving cream more than halfway toward goal

Operation Shaving Cream is charging ahead, more than halfway toward its goal of 10,200 cans of the potentially life-saving product being shipped to a waiting U.S. Marine company in Afghanistan.

August 10, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Legislature reconvenes Monday on transportation tax, political boundaries

The legislature will reconvene Monday to begin redrawing the state's political boundaries and discuss a statewide referendum for a tax that would fund transportation projects across the state.

August 10, 2011 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Flowery Branch man faces child porn charges

A Flowery Branch man was charged Friday with 368 counts of child pornography along with manufacturing marijuana and felony possession of marijuana.

August 10, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


YMCA withdraws Hall County parks proposal

The YMCA has withdrawn a proposal to help run the Hall County Parks and Leisure Services Department.

August 10, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Area housing construction is on the rise

The nation's economic recovery has been soft, to say the least, and another recession may be around the bend.

August 10, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Power company’s tree cutting raises concern

Until last week, five trees stood between Jerry Morrison's home and Bryant Quarter Road.

August 10, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


City Council to approve federal grant for greenway

Gainesville is going to get a little greener and cleaner with the help of a federal trail grant.

August 10, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


$7,000 reward offered for information on missing trailer

A $4,000 reward for information about a missing trailer and equipment is now up to $7,000 after four North Georgia cleaning companies contributed to the fund.

August 10, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Registration for Brenau community classes will start Thursday

Registration for Brenau University Learning and Leisure Institute's fall term of courses and enrollment for the 2010-2011 academic year begins at 4 p.m. Thursday in Thurmond-McRae Lecture Hall, next to the Brenau Trustee Library on Academy Street in Gainesville.

August 09, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Local investors remain cautious

Following the Dow Jones Industrial's worst point drop since December 2008, local investors remained cautious, but for the most part continued to invest.

August 09, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Discussion on Hall recreation program delayed

YMCA officials who were on-hand to pitch their plan for taking over county recreation services will have to wait until Thursday.

August 09, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Retail businesses eye Hall for expansion

After years of closings and empty lots in the retail sector, Hall County is seeing a fresh crop of retail stores.

August 09, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Hall officials map out new commission districts

The move to find new district lines for the Hall County Board of Commissioners will begin this week, and officials hope to submit the new maps to the General Assembly before a special legislative session ends later this month.

August 09, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Police: Man accused of falsely reporting robbery

A Gainesville man is accused of falsely reporting a robbery earlier this month on Cleveland Highway in Gainesville, police said.

June 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Habersham couple plead not guilty to 340 animal abuse charges

A Habersham County couple pleaded not guilty to 340 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty stemming from the April seizure of more than 400 animals from ...

June 16, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Deputy, adults, child injured in exchange of gunfire in East Hall

A deputy was shot and multiple adults and a child injured in an exchange of gunfire in East Hall around midnight Thursday.

June 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch OKs millage rate that could hike taxes for some residents

A property tax increase is in store for Flowery Branch residents who had property reassessed at higher values this year.

June 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall's proposed tax increase brings opposition at public hearings

Those who turned up to Hall County's two public hearings on Thursday were clear: They don't want a tax increase.

June 16, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville water project to connect 130 properties

By this time next year, more than 100 homeowners who are currently getting their water from wells will be connected to the city of Gainesville ...

June 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Local law enforcement taking more precautions with drug evidence

In the wake of new opioid overdoses, local law enforcement agencies are changing some protocols in how they interact with evidence.

June 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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


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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