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School days will get longer for Hall County

Hall County students will have to stay in class a little longer each day, starting after spring break.

January 25, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Tax board ready to fight for autonomy

The Hall County Board of Tax Assessors brought an attorney to the county commission's Monday work session to fight against what the board sees as an attack on its autonomy.

January 25, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Possible Wal-Mart grocery store draws ire of nearby residents

North Hall residents have begun rallying against possible expansion of Wal-Mart on Thompson Bridge Road. But city and county officials say rumors are feeding much of the fury and Wal-Mart is nowhere near building on the land.

January 25, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Ag forecast delivers rosy preview for food growers

Georgia's agriculture industry should remain stable this year, especially as the "buying local" trend continues, agriculture experts said Monday morning during the 2011 Georgia Ag Forecast.

January 25, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall governments discuss sales tax for roads

Hall County's municipalities are moving forward with the 2012 vote on a 1-cent sales tax for road projects.

January 24, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Maranatha academy is fully accredited

Following a two-year review, Maranatha Christian Academy has been accredited for its kindergarten through 12th grade programs.

January 24, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Flowery Branch sewer project may cost $1.6 million

Flowery Branch plans to use a final design "to get a firmer estimate" on how much a long-awaited sewer expansion project would cost. But for now, the city is looking at a possible $1.6 million price tag.

January 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lutz attempts to strip Hall chairman of powers

At Monday's Hall Board of Commissioners work session, Commissioner Craig Lutz proposed stripping the chairman of his ability to deliberate and make and second motions.

January 24, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


New traffic light set to begin operating Thursday

A new traffic signal at Ga. 124 and Ga. 332 in Jackson County is set to begin operating Thursday, if testing goes well.

January 24, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Some snow in outlook, but mainly look for rain

Over the weekend, Lowe's store manager Gary McGilvray put four pallets of salt on display when early forecasts called for snow showers today.

January 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


State ag forecast offered today at Mountains Center

Policymakers and agribusiness professionals want to know what the future holds for agriculture in Georgia.

January 23, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall commissioners seek to tie up loose ends

The Hall County Board of Commissioners meets at 6 today for the first time since its explosive special called meeting Jan. 6.

January 23, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Agencies begin homeless head count

Local groups will start counting the homeless this week, noting where they stay and how they got there.

January 23, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Oakwood launches outreach with social media site

In an effort to become more connected with its community, the city of Oakwood launched a new Facebook page Friday.

January 23, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Park & Ride being expanded

As part of a federal transportation grant, a $906,000 expansion of the Park & Ride parking lot at Interstate 985 and Ga. 20 in Buford is under way.

January 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Business parks filling up as new development surges

Two business parks in Hall County will likely get new tenants before the end of the year, a sign that industrial development is running strong ...

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Mount Vernon Exploratory School, Chinese students becoming ‘21st century pen pals’

It is before 7:30 a.m. as Mount Vernon Exploratory School second-grade students closely watch the screen.

May 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Corps: Island fire cause undetermined

The cause of an island fire first reported around noon Sunday on Lake Lanier hasn't been determined, officials said, but they plan to let ...

May 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Craig Herrington keeps seat on Hall school board

Craig Herrington retains his seat on the Hall County Board of Education, fending off challenger Clay Davis.

May 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Richard Higgins wins Hall chairman seat in tight race

Richard Higgins narrowly beat Steve Gailey in the race for Hall Couty Board of Commissioners chairman, a seat left vacant when Richard Mecum announced he ...

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Primary proves tight race for Hall chairman, easy contest for incumbents

In Hall County, with 100 percent of precincts reporting:

May 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Suspect stole cakes, ice cream from Dairy Queen

A burglary suspect earlier this month forced his way into a Gainesville Dairy Queen and took two cakes from the freezer, police said.

May 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Relief in works for residents of Sterling, Cresswind with possible traffic lights

For Hall County residents upset about the difficulty of entering and exiting two large subdivisions because of school and rush-hour traffic, relief is on the ...

May 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Search for missing Gainesville woman shifts to investigation of her whereabouts

Authorities suspended the search Monday night for a Gainesville woman who has been missing since Wednesday night.

May 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police investigate possible drive-by shooting at Atlanta Street

Gainesville Police are investigating a shooting Sunday night at the Atlanta Street apartments, the second in a week at the housing complex.

May 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville superintendent: New Mundy Mill school will have room to grow

A new elementary school in the Mundy Mill subdivision will be built for 750 students but can be expanded to more than 1,000, a ...

May 23, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall school board gives first approval to budget, laments tax digest

Hall County Schools' budget for 2016-17 got a thumb's up Monday night and Hall County's tax digest - or a list of the county ...

May 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


School board OKs resignation of Zachary Swansey, former West Hall coach charged with sexual assault

The Hall County Board of Education voted Monday night to approve the resignation of Zachary Swansey, a former boys basketball coach who has been charged ...

May 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Company says construction at new RaceTrac shouldn’t affect traffic flow

Construction of the new RaceTrac store in Gainesville has stretched to the busy E.E. Butler Parkway/U.S. 129, but company officials don't ...

May 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Child in critical condition following motorcycle wreck

An 11-year-old child was listed in critical condition following a motorcycle wreck in western Dawson County Monday afternoon.

May 23, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


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