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New laws expected to affect Hall budget

As Hall County's departments face an $8.8 million budget hole for fiscal year 2012, several changes at the state level aren't making it any easier.

April 13, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville could put Sunday sales on ballot this year

If Gov. Nathan Deal signs a bill that would allow alcohol sales on Sundays, Gainesville residents could vote on it as early as November.

April 13, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Legislators introduce streamlined SPLOST bill

A new piece of state legislation could help school systems when it comes to splitting up dollars from the 1-cent sales tax for education.

April 12, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Convict’s release may have been a mistake

Attorneys will argue this morning whether a former Gainesville insurance agent convicted on drug charges in Forsyth and Lumpkin counties should have to finish his sentence.

April 12, 2011 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Hall officials talk budget in long-term

Hall County departments need a better way to plan their budgets for the future, two top county officials said Tuesday.

April 12, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


‘Masters in Teaching’ educators honored at ceremony

Ten area teachers were lifted up Tuesday morning as models of education excellence.

April 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Food bank gets donation of 54,000 eggs

The Georgia Mountain Food Bank received an early Easter basket Tuesday when 54,000 eggs showed up at its loading dock.

April 12, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Calvary Church Road fixes are about to begin

A $3.35 million project to improve one of Hall County's busiest industrial and government arteries, Calvary Church Road, should begin soon.

April 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawsonville man charged in burglary spree

Authorities say a 27-year-old Dawsonville man they arrested last week is responsible for nearly half of Dawson County's burglaries this year.

April 12, 2011 | By Michelle Hester Times regional staff | Local


Man struck by vehicle in South Hall

A man using a yard blower was injured after being struck by a vehicle and has been taken by helicopter to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, authorities said.

April 12, 2011 | | Local




Today marks 150 years since attack on Fort Sumter

The Civil War began 150 years ago today off the coast of South Carolina with the Confederacy battering the Union-held Fort Sumter.

April 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 men in June 2010 gang fight get 2 years in jail

A Hall County judge sentenced two more men for their confessed roles in a gang fight last summer that resulted in the death of Daniel Adame.

April 12, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Hall’s 2012 budget in the red by $8.8 million

Hall County departments are trying to maintain the status quo with their budgets, but financial officials are saying that's still not enough.

April 12, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall narrows attorney choices down to 2 firms

Hall County officials have narrowed down the county attorney slot to two choices, and now all five commissioners will interview the finalists.

April 12, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Gainesville homeowners raise concerns over townhomes project

A spokesman for homeowners at The Woodlands on Lake Brenau said Wednesday that property owners will regroup after failing this week to slow down a ...

August 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Millie’s Drapery & Decorating celebrates reopening one year after fire

John Kinsey recalled the tragic day, as he held the ribbon that would be cut and mark a new day for Millie's Drapery & Decorating ...

August 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


15 Hall schools named to ‘America’s Healthiest Schools’ list

Hall County was well-represented on the "America's Healthiest Schools" list released this week by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

August 09, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Lidl grocery store one step closer to coming to Gainesville

A local attorney representing a relatively new grocer in the United States that wants to open a 36,000-square-foot store on busy Dawsonville Highway offered ...

August 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Liberty Utilities opens new Gainesville office

Liberty Utilities has opened new offices at 1766 Cleveland Highway in Gainesville.

August 09, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall residents in federal exchange won’t have Blue Cross option in 2018

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia Healthcare Plan won't be available in 2018 for Hall County residents insured through the Affordable Care Act ...

August 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Attorneys: Fatal soccer park shooting sparked by events more than 30 years earlier

Revenge for alleged wrongs more than 30 years ago in El Salvador led to a Father's Day 2013 shooting at a Gainesville park, according ...

August 08, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall set to study prospect of new multimillion-dollar recycling center

Hall County is exploring a new, multimillion-dollar recycling center at the Candler Road Landfill.

August 08, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Citizen leader forced off transportation advisory group

The leader of a transportation citizens advisory group resigned Tuesday in a clash with government leaders over the creation of a subcommittee to study a ...

August 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Demo workers busy Tuesday at century-old house on busy corner

Demolition began in earnest Tuesday on the historic Pierce House overlooking Jesse Jewell and Queen City parkways in Gainesville.

August 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities looking for suspects in boat thefts; 2 suspects arrested

Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating a series of boat thefts on the north end of Lake Lanier in which the boats were ...

August 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Buford man faces misdemeanor vehicular homicide charges in Sunday I-985 wreck

A Buford man faces misdemeanor vehicular homicide charges in a five-vehicle wreck Sunday night that killed two people and injured eight others, including himself, on ...

August 08, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Dawsonville Highway widening moves closer to short-term project list

An early step was taken Tuesday to put the widening of Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 on a short-term project list.

August 08, 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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