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3 education sales taxes helped schools grow

Schools were bursting at the seams in 1997 when Hall County voters said "yes" to the first sales tax to fund education.

March 02, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Free class offers financial lessons for women

Shannon Furnas recently checked her personal credit report and looked over the itemized list of bank loans and credit cards dating back 28 years.

March 02, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Lawmaker trying to make tuition ‘part of the equation’

One lawmaker is so against tuition hikes that he hopes to change the Georgia Constitution to limit future tuition increases.

March 01, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Buford woman wins Lanier Tech’s highest student honor

Amanda Berry views her college journey as "doing the impossible." And she knows other students feel the same way when they embark on their own paths.

March 01, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Officials urge residents to prepare for tornado season

Tornado season is here, and Gainesville emergency officials say they're ready to tackle any threatening weather.

March 01, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville council wants bridge to Brenau

Once economic conditions improve, Gainesville City Council members may look for a way to connect downtown to Brenau University.

March 01, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville police make arrest in child porn case

The Gainesville Police Department has charged a 25-year-old man from Cumming with possession of child pornography.

March 01, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia House OKs bill to overhaul HOPE

Gov. Nathan Deal's HOPE scholarship changes passed the House today, just a week after House Bill 326 was filed.

March 01, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Warm weather brings with it new records of pollen

Shannon Allegood started Monday off with a quick trip to the roof of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, not for the brisk air or the view, but to take some measurements.

February 28, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Strong storm downs trees, hits area with power outages

Nearly 4,000 Hall County homes lost power Monday as a severe storm swept through the area, knocking down trees and causing scattered damage, officials said.

February 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Deal appoints Hall County man to firefighters board

Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed Kerry Jackson Cook of Chestnut Mountain to the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Firefighters Pension Fund.

February 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Theater group wants more time on downtown lease

A South Hall community theater group doesn't want the curtain to fall yet on its $1-per-month lease.

February 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fair Street group 51 names shy of goal

Several Gainesville residents are close to their goal of preserving the community aspect of the Fair Street and Newtown areas.

February 28, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local




Hall school board OKs new custom courses at Riverbend

Hall County parents who want more accelerated learning options for their children won't have to wait long.

February 28, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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Gainesville Target getting renovations, Starbucks

The Gainesville Target is getting renovated, and local customers say they are excited.

February 13, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Trump’s first days ‘exciting time to watch,’ says U.S. Rep. Doug Collins

Every president entering office has bumpy times getting a staff in place, "and we're seeing a little bit of that" from President Donald Trump ...

February 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


More than $53K donated to Gainesville schools in second quarter

Community donations to Gainesville schools topped $53,000 during the second quarter ending Dec. 31.

February 12, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


State Bank plans to offer more than its Gainesville predecessor

The familiar NBG logo is gone from the Gainesville bank's brick exterior, but officials at the new State Bank and Trust Co. taking over ...

February 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials agree frustrated Dawsonville Highway drivers need solutions

Christy Crumbley's company doesn't look for lonely roads to put up a storefront.

February 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Centennial is top pick for city students as school of choice

Two lanes of cars stretched bumper to bumper from the main entrance of Centennial Arts Academy as parents and other legal guardians waited in line ...

February 12, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall County pension suit: Plaintiff’s payoffs a third of another plan

Payouts from another government employee retirement plan in Georgia are nearly triple what is received by the lead plaintiff in a $75 million class-action lawsuit ...

February 12, 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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