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Property tax roll-up is on the table

Gainesville officials facing uncertainty on property assessments inside the city limits may have to consider increasing the tax rate on property owners next year.

January 27, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


UCB reports $9.9M in profits in late 2011

United Community Bank, Georgia's third largest, had some good news for investors this week.

January 27, 2012 | BY AARON HALE and CRYSTAL LEDFORD ahale@gainesvilletimes.com, Times regional staff | Local


Video of polygraph shows killer's denials

CANTON - A maintenance man and former Dahlonega resident who eventually admitted to sexually assaulting and killing a 7-year-old Georgia girl repeatedly denied any involvement with the crimes during his interrogation.

January 27, 2012 | From news reports | Local


East Hall students seek to unveil a secret

Despite their efforts, parents sometimes aren't aware of what's going on in their teens' lives. And one thing that could be going on is depression.

January 27, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Ariz. education leaders tour Hall County schools

Furthering its reputation as home to some of the country's most innovative classrooms, Hall County Schools played host to Arizona education leaders and policy makers on Friday.

January 27, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


North Hall County out of drought

A state drought monitor released today indicates North Hall County is no longer suffering from drought conditions that have plagued much of the county for nearly eight months.

January 27, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Residents, commissioners say ‘no’ to new Dollar General

The grass-roots movement against a proposed Dollar General store in west Hall County claimed victory on Thursday night at the Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting.

January 27, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Hall commission rejects Oakwood’s annexation plan

Oakwood's proposal to reach Lake Lanier through a series of key West Hall roads never gained traction among homeowners in the area and was shot down outright by the Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday night.

January 27, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


University system "down the road” of merger process

How much will a proposed merger of eight Georgia colleges save?

January 26, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


False bomb threat reported at Gainesville Walmart

Police briefly evacuated the Gainesville Walmart on Thursday after someone called in a bomb threat.

January 26, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Flowery Branch Post 2 race still has 1 hopeful

No one qualified Thursday in the Flowery Branch City Council Post 2 race.

January 26, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Friends remember musician as family man, teacher

Dr. Wendell Carpenter, 79, of Gainesville died Thursday morning following an extended illness.

January 26, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


Producers hear bright outlook for agriculture

The future looks optimistic for the state's poultry industry, agriculture leaders announced Thursday at the annual Georgia Ag Forecast.

January 26, 2012 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Myers Elementary lands $100,000 grant

After years of cuts to school funding, Myers Elementary finally has a little walking around money.

January 26, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Longtime Hall educator an advocate for Hall students

Mary Olive Parks, 61, of Gainesville died Wednesday night following a battle with cancer.

January 26, 2012 | Meghan Schuler | Local


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Gainesville Main Street manager moves to Convention and Visitors Bureau

The woman credited with cultivating downtown Gainesville as a destination venue through concerts, events and activities is taking on a new tourism role for the ...

May 23, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


State superintendent says students should be ‘life ready’

Getting students "life ready" should be a high priority for public schools, and new opportunities for students and teachers are paving that path, according to ...

May 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Share your thoughts on state educational policies at Wednesday meeting

Kevin Boyd, a member of the Georgia State Board of Education, will host a public hearing Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. at North High School.

May 23, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Detroit-area company now owns Lakeshore Mall

Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville is now owned by a Michigan company, but little else is known at this point about the longtime commercial site's ...

May 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Community greets new Mundy Mill elementary school

Jenifer Campos was all smiles as she watched her son, Joshua, and twin daughters, Daniella and Isabella, holding the ribbon with other children for the ...

May 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Officials: 8-year-old set fire in school bathroom

Officials said an 8-year-old student brought a lighter from home and set a paper towel holder on fire Tuesday morning in a bathroom at Mount ...

May 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Hall County, cities could lose state funding without service delivery agreement by June 30

Hall County and its municipalities are in danger of losing out on state grants and permits issued by the state if they don't reach ...

May 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Georgia Power installing thousands of LED streetlights in Hall

Neighborhood nights are about to be brighter and whiter around Hall County as Georgia Power's lighting upgrade makes its way into residential areas.

May 22, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Lula revenues to eclipse $1 million mark

Lula officials took a first look Monday at a balanced fiscal 2018 general fund budget that showed revenues eclipsing the $1 million mark for the ...

May 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Tentative Hall school budget includes employee raises, lower tax rate

Hall County Schools' tentative budget for 2017-18 includes a lower tax rate and pay raises for all of the approximately 3,400 employees, while shaving ...

May 22, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Gainesville motorcyclist killed in wreck remembered as ‘free spirit’

Before she was a teenager, Anita Strickland was learning to ride motorcycles, a passion she would later enjoy with her children.

May 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Former East Hall teacher, administrator named principal of new Hall high school

After four years as a principal in Habersham County, Wes McGee is headed back to the district where he spent 19 years as a teacher ...

May 22, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


14-year-old charged with aggravated child molestation

A 14-year-old Hall County boy has been charged with aggravated child molestation.

May 22, 2017 | | Local


Rabid raccoon confirmed in Murrayville community

Officials have confirmed a case of rabies in the Murrayville community, the fifth case this year in Hall County.

May 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Second man charged in pair of armed robberies

A second man wanted in connection with two armed robberies May 13 was arrested Saturday afternoon after fleeing law enforcement in a vehicle and later ...

May 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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