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Gainesville's cuts mainly target employee pay increases

As they approved a much smaller spending plan for fiscal year 2010, Gainesville City Council members promised employees a better future.

June 16, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Fire destroys North Hall home

Hall County fire officials have not yet determined what caused a destructive house fire in the north end of the county Tuesday afternoon.

June 16, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Citing tight economy, Hall schools superintendent declines 5% raise

Hall County schools Superintendent Will Schofield received a glowing performance evaluation from the Hall County school board but declined the 5 percent raise to which he is entitled.

June 16, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Suspect sought in Scrub Shop robbery

Gainesville police are investigating a robbery that occurred this afternoon at a medical uniform store on Enota Drive.

June 16, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


1 charged in McEver Elementary electronics theft

A burglar was caught stealing $11,000 worth of electronics from McEver Elementary School early this morning, sheriff's officials said.

June 16, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall man drowns after jumping off bridge

A 29-year-old Hall County man who drowned Monday night after jumping off a bridge into Lake Lanier was identified this morning as 29-year-old William Maddox.

June 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hoschton voters want a say in whether city levies property tax

HOSCHTON - A petition urging the city of Hoschton to hold a vote to change its charter was submitted Monday to city hall, bearing 417 signatures.

June 15, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


State blames budget cuts for longer refund wait

After waiting for nearly three months, Ethel Roberto finally received her state tax return over the weekend.

June 15, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Dock owners complaining that no-wake zones being ignored

Speeding can be as dangerous in the water as it is on land.

June 15, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Humane Society to hold rabies clinics

The Humane Society of Hall County will hold a Microchip Clinic and Rabies Clinic from 8:30 a.m. to noon June 27 at Tailwaggers, 2376 Murphy Blvd., off Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville. No early birds, please.

June 15, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


City's planned teacher pay cut loses some of its sting

Gainesville school teachers may not endure as severe a pay cut now that the Gainesville school board plans to take two additional years to pay off its estimated $5.6 million deficit.

June 15, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Take free ride on Red Rabbit

There may not be such a thing as a free lunch, but on Thursday, take a free ride.

June 15, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Camp LifeSavers mixes fun with safety lessons for children

There's still room for a couple more kids to sign up for Hall County Fire Services' Camp LifeSavers safety camps, according to the camp coordinator.

June 15, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Hall planning board is OK with helipad

The Hall County Planning Commission approved the use of a helipad at a private residence in South Hall on Monday.

June 15, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


10-year-old tickles the ivories, hopefully on way to pro career

Like Schroeder from the classic "Peanuts" comic strip, most days you can Sean VanMeter sitting behind a piano playing his heart out.

June 15, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Threat leads to brief evacuations at North Georgia Tech

Students at North Georgia Technical College in Clarkesville have been given the all-clear to re-enter most buildings on campus after a threat was written on the wall of one building.

August 28, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville may increase service fee instead of water rate

After deadlocking earlier this month on whether to raise water rates 1 percent, Gainesville City Council will hold another vote to try and end the stalemate Tuesday night.

August 28, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Glades Reservoir: County holds off on seeking loans as project delays mount

The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority awarded $26 million in loans this week for three reservoir projects, but the proposed Glades Reservoir in Hall County was not one of them.

While county officials have requested about $14.5 million in direct investment from the state - which does not require any payback - through the Governor's Water Supply Program, they did not apply for a loan.

August 28, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Family honors Keaton Coker with charity

When Keaton Coker was struggling with brain cancer, his positivity was so persistent his family found it almost hard to believe.

August 28, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Bricks help build memorial

Area veterans replaced old sidewalk with new bricks Wednesday at a war memorial in Gainesville's Rock Creek Park. The bricks are inscribed with the names of people who have donated money for improvements to the park's memorials, including a planned archway. More than 200 inscribed bricks were installed.

August 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Badge and Bar: Commissioner of DJJ appointed to state council

Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Avery D. Niles has been selected by Gov. Nathan Deal to be chairman of the Georgia State Council for Interstate Juvenile Supervision.

August 27, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Woman arrested at rally

August 27, 2014 | Michele Hester Times Regional Staff | Local


One person qualifies for Clermont council seat

Eric Thomas is the lone candidate in Clermont Town Council's special election set for Nov. 4.

August 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Man gets 12 years in prison for 6-year-old’s death

A lost videotaped interview contributed to a murder defendant pleading guilty to a lesser charge Wednesday in Hall County Superior Court.

August 27, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Carter picks up support from state's teachers' group

ATLANTA - Democrat Jason Carter picked up the endorsement of one of the largest teachers' groups in Georgia on Wednesday, a move that was largely expected but helped him underscore a central message of his campaign against Republican Gov. Nathan Deal.

August 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Humanist group not satisfied with school system’s response on religious activity

A humanist group that accused coaches at Chestatee High School of leading students in prayer is not backing down after receiving a letter on behalf of the school district stating it will ensure all staff, students' and residents' rights are protected.

The Appignani Humanist Legal Center, the legal arm of the American Humanist Association, responded to the letter by alleging that religious activity is continuing at the school and in fact "these practices have been ongoing, pervasive and longstanding."

August 27, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall County’s plan to open its own pharmacy upsets local retailers

When the Hall County Board of Commissioners voted earlier this month to open a pharmacy and health clinic for employees, officials debated over the best location, whether the city of Gainesville should be a partner and how much savings could be generated.

August 27, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


District responds to letter: Prayers occurred a year ago

Hall County Schools' response to a letter from a humanist group that accused coaches at Chestatee High School of illegally leading students in prayer during football games and practices says the alleged offenses happened "almost a year ago."

August 27, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


No candidates yet in special election

Today's the last chance for candidates to emerge in Clermont Town Council's special election set for Nov. 4.

August 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Loan to boost Oakwood sewer plans

Braselton received a state loan Tuesday that will enable Oakwood to tap into a long-anticipated sewer project involving the two cities.

August 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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