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Flowery Branch deals with lower SPLOST revenues

A fall in projected sales tax revenue, brought about by a weakened economy, has Flowery Branch re-examining projects in its 1-percent special purpose local option sales tax program.

May 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County schools change work week

The Hall County school system is pioneering a 10-hour, four-day work week this summer in an effort to save money on utility costs.

May 24, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Reception Thursday for retiring Oakwood city planner

A reception is set for 5-7 p.m. Thursday for Oakwood City Planner Larry Sparks, who is retiring this week after 38 years of public service.

May 24, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Final preparations being made for Memorial Day parade

Everything is mostly set. Now it's largely a matter of watching weather forecasts and hoping against a repeat of last year's thunderstorms.

May 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local women in audience for taping of last ‘Oprah’ show

Over the years, Susan Smithson has watched from home as Oprah Winfrey interviewed guests such as Tom Cruise, John Travolta and President Barack Obama.

May 24, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Cornelia man indicted on false loan statement charges

Mitchell C. Simpson, 42, of Cornelia was indicted Tuesday on charges of making false statements to Cornelia-based Community Bank & Trust.

May 24, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Judge refuses to suppress evidence in murder case

Evidence in the 2010 Valentine's Day murder of Richard Schoeck may be circumstantial, but it's sufficient, Hall County Superior Court Judge Jason Deal said Tuesday.

May 24, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Flowery Branch utilities to jump, but no tax hike planned

To balance its tight 2011-12 budget, Flowery Branch is resorting to several approaches, including raising water and sewer rates by 2 percent, freezing employee pay and benefits and moving $133,330 from a reserve fund.

May 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sign replacement to cause delays on I-985 S. at Exit 24

Work should begin at noon to replace an Interstate 985 traffic information sign that had been damaged several years ago by a passing truck.

May 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge: Alleged hitman’s indictment will stand

A judge denied a motion Monday to dismiss the grand jury indictment of Reginald Coleman, the alleged triggerman in the 2010 Valentine's Day contract killing of 45-year-old Richard Schoeck.

May 23, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Jackson County road to be closed to through traffic

Pinecrest Lane in Jackson County will be closed to through traffic beginning May 31.

May 23, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


J.C. Smith running for Hall tax commissioner

Gainesville resident J.C. Smith announced Monday he is running for Hall County tax commissioner.

May 23, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Local man tries to break indoor rowing record

For the next two days, there will be one fewer rowing machine available at Fitness Forum on Thompson Bridge Road.

May 23, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Hall may fit Sunday sales question onto 2012 ballot

Hall County will see a vote on Sunday alcohol sales, but the Board of Commissioners wants it to coincide with an already-scheduled election.

May 23, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Students build replica of WWII tank

OAKWOOD - The olive green tank looked like it could have rolled off the trailer and onto the battlefield.

May 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Gainesville man charged in 'erratic crime spree,' accused of brandishing gun, kidnapping baby

A Gainesville man is accused of threatening people with an AK-47 rifle and kidnapping a baby, police said.

August 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Braselton hospital prepares for new labor unit with mock scenario

The brand-new, still-unopened labor and delivery unit at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton was busy with activity Wednesday.

August 24, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Three Hall schools top state, national ACT scores

Three of Hall County's schools scored above the 2016 state and national averages on the ACT this year.

August 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce seeking Most Fit Company nominations

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its Most Fit Company Awards, which will be presented Oct. 5 at the HealthSmart Breakfast ...

August 24, 2016 | | Local


Oakwood updating city cemetery, trying to find where bodies are buried

Whenever someone asks about plots in the City Cemetery, Oakwood City Clerk Tangee Puckett has to pull out a yellowed, torn and rumpled map.

August 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge denies self-defense immunity for man accused of shooting wife's alleged stalker

A Superior Court judge denied the self-defense immunity motion filed by a Buford man accused of shooting another man in his leg and jaw.

August 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man charged in home invasion, assault

A Gainesville man is charged with entering an apartment and pointing a gun at four people, police said.

August 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Groups seek flexibility after changes in septic permitting

Harold Kilgore wants options. That was his message to the Hall County Board of Health on Tuesday.

August 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Legacy Link class seeks to help those with chronic conditions live well

The Legacy Link Area Agency on Aging is hosting a free six-week class for people living with a chronic condition and those who care for ...

August 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Former state Rep. Carl Rogers joins Lanier Tech

Former state Rep. Carl Rogers, R-Gainesville, is now the vice president of economic development at Lanier Technical College.

August 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Black bear spotted in east Forsyth County

August 23, 2016 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


Mincey Marble seeking to delay Hall commission vote on new plant

Mincey Marble has asked the Hall County Board of Commissioners to delay its rezoning request until its Oct. 13 meeting - a move that has angered ...

August 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Connecting parents, schools focus of Gainesville superintendent's community chat

Bridging the gap in "getting from the hands of the child into the hands of the parents" with school information was the focus of the ...

August 23, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


3 people charged after fake money used to buy lawn equipment, cashier turns self in

Authorities have named three suspects in an incident where fake movie money was used at a Buford Wal-Mart to buy lawn equipment, which was then ...

August 23, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Financial analyst doesn’t expect much health care change under new president

Regardless of who's elected president, Americans might not see much change in health care reform with neither political party having control of both Congress ...

August 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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