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Jackson County schools plan for possible cuts

JEFFERSON - Money woes continue for the Jackson County school system as the district remains under budget but plans for falling revenue collections.

February 16, 2009 | Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Hoschton police department handcuffed by budget woes

HOSCHTON - With the economy deteriorating, many municipalities are relying on reserve funds to help weather the downturn. This wasn't an option for Hoschton, however, as the city did not have any reserves to use at the end of 2008.

February 16, 2009 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Meet your government: Public service all in the family for Marlowe

Melody Marlowe is a self-titled office supply "freak."

February 16, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Funeral home to honor presidents with special room

While banks and government offices are closed, Memorial Park Funeral Home will celebrate today's Presidents' Day holiday by dedicating a Presidential room.

February 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Workshops focus on veterans’ health benefits

A Gainesville estate planning attorney has found that many people visiting his office or attending workshops he has held on asset protection are veterans.

February 16, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Seventh-grader will join others at district spelling bee

JEFFERSON - Daniel Kimmel has made it to the big show.

February 16, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Starboard Cove relocating slips

FLOWERY BRANCH - From the top of Flowery Branch City Park off Mitchell Street, visitors may have seen the heavy equipment moving in the distance at Starboard Cove Marina.

February 16, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Healthy Monday: Experts say buying vitamins may not be money well spent

Does good health come in the form of a pill? A growing body of research suggests otherwise.

February 16, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


A soldier’s life, version 2.0

He set foot back on U.S soil about a month ago, but Doug Collins admits he is still adjusting to life outside the military.

February 15, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


SPLOST: The Vote

Get out and vote

February 15, 2009 | | Local


The last SPLOST: Where did all the money go?

Over the years, SPLOST revenues have stacked up in the form of wider roads and new community centers for county residents. Here's a look at projects funded by previous SPLOST:

February 15, 2009 | | Local


Major projects: Where will the money from SPLOST VI go?

If approved, SPLOST VI would start when the current SPLOST V ends, June 30. It will be collected through June 2015. Of the $240 million that would be raised in SPLOST VI, more than $195 million will be spent on county projects. Here's a breakdown of some of the major county projects and how much they will cost.

February 15, 2009 | | Local


What is SPLOST?

The Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax is a 1 percent tax Hall County has used to fund construction projects and land and equipment purchases since state law made it possible in 1985.

February 15, 2009 | | Local


Schools pull plug on excess energy use

Rising energy costs coupled with lagging revenues have local schools going green to save green.

February 15, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Voters to decide on extending SPLOST for big-ticket needs

Early voting for SPLOST VI, a six-year tax to fund capital projects, begins Tuesday, and Hall County officials hope voters approve another round of the 1-cent sales tax.

February 15, 2009 | BY ASHLEY FIELDING and MELISSA WEINMAN | Local


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Braselton Police lieutenant arrested after standoff at Flowery Branch home

A Braselton Police Department lieutenant was arrested over the weekend, charged with kidnapping and battery, following a standoff at a Flowery Branch home.

August 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville schools tentatively approve tax rate

Gainesville City Schools plans to lower the millage rate in the city.

August 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Man shot at Lanier Islands; authorities working to identify suspects

A man was shot and injured during a fight overnight Sunday at Lanier Islands, and authorities are working to identify three suspects in the incident.

August 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Class Notes: Brenau to sign golf agreement with Gainesville

Brenau University's women's golf team will soon have a home facility.

August 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


University of North Georgia begins year of expansion

As the new school year begins today at the University of North Georgia, the faculty, staff and administration have looked at the university's progress ...

August 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


School resource officers can access cameras remotely

With the beginning of a new school year, a mother approached Gainesville Middle School school resource officer Brian Clark about the safety of her child.

August 16, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


First Presbyterian preschool reunion brings back memories

Memories flowed like the homemade punch into paper cups at First Presbyterian Church in Gainesville on Sunday.

August 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lawsuit seeks more transparency in Habersham County government

A lawsuit alleging that the Habersham County Board of Commissioners and Habersham County Airport Authority violated open meetings and records laws on several occasions last ...

August 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Officials: Drones not allowed near Buford Dam

August 16, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Gainesville educators choose carrot over the stick to change behavior

Local school leaders are making a few changes to address behavior problems.

August 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Form follows function in cardboard office prototypes

In an effort to better design medical offices for efficiency and patient care, Northeast Georgia Physicians Group is building a couple prototypes - out of cardboard.

August 16, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


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