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Legislators hopeful about zero-based budgeting idea

After an unsuccessful attempt in 2010, Georgia legislators are hopeful that zero-based budgeting for state government will be implemented this year.

February 03, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch ends 2010 budget year on positive note

Flowery Branch ended its 2010 budget year on June 30 with a higher surplus than expected, reversing a downward trend since the Great Recession hit.

February 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chamber hits fundraising goal for HALLmark campaign

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce has exceeded its goal of raising $2.1 million for its HALLmark campaign, which supports job creation among other economic initiatives.

February 02, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Lake Lanier group ramps up push for higher full pool level

A Gainesville-based advocacy group isn't backing off its push for a fuller Lake Lanier, an issue it first raised in 2007.

February 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Transportation board position is up for grabs

Hall County could soon have new representation on the State Transportation Board.

February 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Copper thief charged with health violation over ozone leak

A man convicted of stealing copper from air conditioners in Stephens County also pleaded guilty Tuesday to breaking U.S. laws that protect the ozone from harmful gasses including the cooling agent, freon.

February 02, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


City, county put off Cedar Creek Reservoir mediation

Mediation originally scheduled for today between Hall County and the city of Gainesville over Cedar Creek Reservoir has been postponed because officials aren't prepared for the formal process.

February 02, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


NGCSU's Egypt program uncertain

The uprising in Egypt has led North Georgia College & State University officials to evaluate the school's new language immersion program in the country.

February 02, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville residents from Egypt have their homeland on their minds

For two days, Russ Francis listened to an empty dial tone as he tried to call his brother in Egypt. As unrest erupted in his native country last Tuesday, Francis watched it unfold from thousands of miles away in Gainesville.

February 02, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Gainesville votes to equalize water fee for county, city users

Gainesville City Council members voted Tuesday to equalize a utility fee between city and county water users.

February 02, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Church celebrates start of Black History Month

In a small church, a congregation raised their arms Tuesday night and ushered in Black History Month with song, prayer and praise.

February 02, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Chicken truck accident stops traffic on Gillsville Highway

A chicken truck flipped on Gillsville Highway about 5 p.m. today, causing lanes to be blocked, the Hall County Sheriff's Office reported.

February 01, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


23 people charged with DUI so far in safety campaign

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety announced seat belt road checks, orchestrated as part of its Operation Thunder campaign in Hall County, netted arrests and motor vehicle violations in its first week.

February 01, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


5 Gainesville departments give updates at retreat

Five departments gave updates at the annual retreat. The presenting departments are chosen on a rotating basis.

January 31, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Body from 2009 murder case exhumed

The body of a man killed in what authorities have described as a long-standing feud over a disputed property line was exhumed Monday for further examination this week at the state crime lab.

January 31, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Police: Fake immigration attorney stole $30K

A man allegedly posing as an immigration attorney is accused by authorities of taking more than $30,000 from people.

February 06, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man charged in killing of visiting Montana man

HOLLY SPRINGS - A Gainesville man has been accused of fatally shooting a Montana man who was visiting family and friends.

February 06, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Police investigating Sunday armed robbery

Two men approached another man at the Country Hearth Inn and robbed him Sunday in Gainesville, according to police.

February 06, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville’s Ashley Bell sworn in as special assistant to US secretary of state

Gainesville attorney Ashley Bell was sworn in Monday as a special assistant to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. He will be working as ...

February 06, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Gainesville Police seek to ID suspects who allegedly took money from vehicles

Gainesville Police are seeking help in identifying two suspects they say entered three vehicles and stole money on Riverside Drive in the early hours of ...

February 06, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Free health screenings, smoke detectors to be offered Wednesday

Free health screenings and smoke detectors will be offered from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Lula Assembly of Praise.

February 06, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Boling Bridge lane closures set for overnight Wednesday

More overnight lane closures are set as part of work on the Boling Bridge replacement on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 near the Hall-Forsyth county line.

February 06, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Buford woman dies in South Hall wreck; Lilburn man charged with DUI

A Buford woman was killed by an allegedly drunken driver Sunday night at Lanier Islands Parkway/Ga. 347 and McEver Road in South Hall.

February 06, 2017 | Jeff Gill | 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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