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Gwinnett judge to pick who hears Clermont library suit

The issue of whether Hall County commissioners abused their discretion in choosing not to build a library branch in Clermont won't be decided until it's determined which judge will hear it.

June 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Gainesville nudges tax rate to support fire services

Gainesville City Council raised taxes Tuesday for fiscal 2011 to help meet requirements under a federal grant for fire department services.

June 23, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hall may ask voters to weigh in on fire services, tax bills

Voters will have a number of questions to mull this election season, possibly including two from the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

June 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Tennis camp hits the mark with special needs kids

Tyler Whitmire, 13, had never played tennis before, but on Tuesday he was lobbing the ball over the net like a professional.

June 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Dawson County clerk of court candidates to debate

A political forum Thursday night will be the first public arena for Dawson County's 10 clerk of courts candidates to face off on the issues before voters make their choice July 20 during the general primary.

June 22, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local

Ministry taps Sarah Palin to help spread P.U.R.E. message

A Northeast Georgia ministry wants to help local churches reach out to community members with disabilities, and ministry members hope former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin can help.

June 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Phone, financial records led to murder plot charges

In the weeks before her husband's shooting death at a remote North Hall park, Stacey Schoeck paid a co-worker $10,000, and a suspicious trail of phone calls between the co-worker, Schoeck and a third person would lead to all three being charged in a murder for hire plot, according to court records.

June 22, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Murrayville man dies in 1-car accident

A Murrayville man died in a one-car accident off Ga. 60 Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

June 22, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Graves receives House committee assignment

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ranger, has received his first committee assignment.

June 22, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Weekend parade honors Charlie Company unit

A celebration is planned for Saturday welcoming the return this spring of Charlie Company, a Gainesville-based Georgia Army National Guard unit deployed in Afghanistan.

June 22, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Regents discuss student residency

A new Board of Regents committee met Monday morning by phone to discuss how to verify residency and tuition for illegal immigrants attending public colleges in Georgia.

June 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Little House needs donations, volunteers

The Little House needs a big favor from the Northeast Georgia community - help maintaining the building on Washington Street.

June 22, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

New gas line could spur growth

Atlanta Gas Light will soon start building pipelines to bring natural gas to White County.

Last week, the Georgia Public Service Commission approved a request by the utility to extend service into Bryan and White counties, which were selected because of their expected growth.

June 21, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Gainesville City Schools budget approved

Gainesville City Schools passed its budget for fiscal year 2011 Monday, but it's already due for some amendments.

State officials announced Friday that an additional $14 million in education stimulus money for next year will be pulled to balance this year's budget before the end of the fiscal year on June 30. School officials don't yet know what the cuts will look like for local districts.

June 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

John Jarrard to be inducted into Georgia Music Hall of Fame

It's about time.

Gainesville songwriter John Jarrard - who wrote 11 No. 1 hits before passing away in 2001 - will be inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame on Sept. 11 in Atlanta.

June 21, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local

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Work continues as portion of Sardis remains closed

Atlanta Gas Light work crews were on scene Wednesday to move a gas main underneath Sardis Road after a portion of the roadway washed out ...

October 07, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

North Lake Square taking shape ahead of Hobby Lobby opening

Hobby Lobby's opening at 9 a.m. Friday in Gainesville marks the first of many at North Lake Square shopping center, which is beginning ...

October 07, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

HealthSmart Expo puts fresh spin on aging

Guest speaker Dr. Marc Agronin told a crowd of more than 100 people at the Gainesville Civic Center on Wednesday morning that people should all ...

October 07, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

New traffic signal up and running on Ga. 53

A new traffic signal in a fast-growing section of Gainesville is now operating, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

October 07, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Elks distribute dictionaries, drug awareness materials

The gymnasium at New Holland Core Knowledge Academy roared with the sound of excited young voices.

October 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

A grand new stage underway for the arts

North Hall High School student actors, musicians, singers and performers will have a state-of-the-art space to call their own next year.

October 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Businessman, retired poultry exec face off in Clermont race

One of Clermont's most prickly issues - whether to allow alcohol sales - is seemingly a non-issue as the Town Council in August basically rejected the ...

October 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville property tax increase is official

Property taxes are going up in Gainesville, even while the rate goes down.

October 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Concerns over short-term rentals grow locally, across state, too

Monitoring and enforcing Hall County codes regulating short-term vacation rentals on Lake Lanier has proved a growing challenge, according to some local officials and residents.

October 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Hall County rolls dice with move to save on health insurance

Hall County will raise its stop-loss threshold for workers' medical plans beginning in 2016 in the hopes of generating health care savings over the long ...

October 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Traffic headache awaits Gainesville motorists today

On a good day, one of the busiest intersections in Gainesville is at Jesse Jewell and E.E. Butler parkways.

October 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Prosecutor: Taxi driver begged for mercy before shooting

Isaias Tovar-Murillo begged for mercy from the woman riding in his cab before the gun fired, Assistant District Attorney Shiv Sachdeva said in opening statements ...

October 06, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

In Our Community: DAR honors local educator with award

The Col. William Candler Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored Dr. Patricia Burd at their September meeting with the Mary Smith Lockwood ...

October 06, 2015 | | Local

HealthSmart Expo features free health screenings

Wednesday's ninth annual HealthSmart Interactive Health & Wellness Expo will focus on the older population of Hall County. It will include free health screenings, seminars ...

October 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Planning Commission denies Dollar General request

The Hall County Planning Commission has recommended denial of an application to rezone land at the intersection of Sardis Road and Ledan Road so that ...

October 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

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