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Joint government group endorses continued sales tax

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Joint Local Government Association voted Monday night to endorse the 1-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, which goes before Hall County voters on March 17.

January 26, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Phil Sutton knows ins and outs of Hall County, rowing courses

Assistant County Administrator Phil Sutton knows just about everything there is to know about Hall County. It's his job.

January 26, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Signing, zoning top Jefferson City Council agenda

The Jefferson City Council is expected to take action on several issues, including appointing a new mayor pro tempore, when the group meets at 6 tonight.

January 26, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


In Hoschton, history moves with century-old building

HOSCHTON - The Hoschton Depot no longer will be the only historic building located in Hoschton's Historic Commons area.

January 25, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Pre-birth blood transfusion saves anemic infant

When Alan Jesus Gomez was born on Dec. 24, he looked perfectly normal. But to those who know his history, he represents a Christmas miracle.

January 25, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Jackson County officials keep eyes on the budget

JEFFERSON - Like Hall County and other municipalities across the state, Jackson County is watching carefully as sales tax collections come in for the last months of 2008.

January 25, 2009 | Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Many preview program on faith-based finances

OAKWOOD - They came with different interests, from getting rid of debt to shoring up money for retirement, but with a like-minded desire in following biblical financial principles.

January 25, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Economy Hits Home: Some businesses get a little boost

At Vicky Bozeman's pawn shop, business is good.

January 25, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


North Hall fire leaves 13 homeless

An early Sunday fire destroyed a mobile home in North Hall and displaced 13 people.

January 25, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Helping students soar: 2009 Teachers of the Year

Kerri Palmer and Shane Rayburn share a passion for learning, and they instill that in their students. Today, we honor them and other Gainesville and Hall County teachers who help make our students great.

January 25, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Palmer says she's not afraid of a challenge

Kerri Palmer loves to learn, and she tries to instill the same passion in her first-graders at Gainesville Exploration Academy.

January 25, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Struggling students inspired Rayburn in his profession

MURRAYVILLE - Shane Rayburn grew up mystified that others, including his brother, didn't enjoy school as much as he did.

January 25, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County schools' Teachers of the Year

Sandy Akins

January 25, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville city schools' Teachers of the Year

Ann Conner

January 25, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Board spends $68K on public safety cameras

JEFFERSON - If some sort of emergency occurred at the Jackson County Courthouse, the expenditures commissioners approved Monday would help authorities handle the situation.

January 25, 2009 | Claire Miller Times Regional Staff | Local


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Earth Day too big for April 22

Area schools and environmental groups are teaming for a series of events to celebrate Earth Day and educate citizens of Hall County about climate change, conservation and eco-technology.

April 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Day care parade a moment for celebrating, remembering

Heather Webb started crying in the atrium of her son's day care as she embraced Quinsha Cheeks.

April 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Flowery Branch weighs benefits of tax change

Flowery Branch City Council discussed three revised occupational tax rate structures designed to bring the city's business license fees more in line with the county and surrounding cities.

April 18, 2014 | Lisa Laskey | Local


Chief planner urges cities to consider top road needs

The head of Hall County's main transportation planning group told area government leaders Wednesday they should consider "critical needs" in terms of projects as the county moves forward on updating its long-range transportation plan.

April 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Water district councils seek Hall residents

The Metropolitan North Georgia Water District is seeking Hall County residents to serve on the Lake Lanier and Oconee basin advisory councils.

April 17, 2014 | | Local


Lanier Village Estates holds fifth annual Easter Egg Hunt for Challenged Child and Friends

The young and old, two humans dressed as a biddy and a bunny, some dogs for petting and a U.S. representative turned out Wednesday for the fifth annual Lanier Village Estates Easter Egg Hunt for Challenged Child and Friends.

April 17, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


Panel publicly upholds firing of Hall fire official

The Hall County Civil Service Board publicly voted 4-2 Wednesday to affirm the termination of an ex-Hall County Fire Department battalion chief.

April 17, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Cattle farmer honored for conservation efforts

Some say the agricultural industry in Hall County, worth $298 million to the area economy, is the backbone of the community.

April 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge and Bar: Motions set for man accused of assaulting deputies

Motions are scheduled for May 2 in the case of a man indicted in December on obstruction and terroristic threat charges.

April 16, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


United Way raised $1.5 million in 2013

Raising more than $1.5 million in this economy is reason enough to celebrate.

April 16, 2014 | Savannah King | Local


Schools, manufacturing industry want to entice more young workers

Local manufacturers, business leaders and school officials gathered Wednesday at Lanier Technical College in Oakwood for a forum to address how skilled, educated and motivated workers can be developed, recruited and funneled into burgeoning career paths.

April 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Forsyth bank robbery suspect caught

April 16, 2014 | | Local


Gainesville man resentenced after pleading to molestation

After a tumultuous ending more than a year ago, a child molestation case closed on calmer terms Tuesday in Hall County Superior Court.

April 16, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Gainesville eases pawnshop restrictions

Gainesville City Council has given its nod to easing restrictions on where pawnshops can be located after a second reading and final vote Tuesday.

April 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


365 corridor beginning to take shape

Government officials, business leaders and developers gathered Tuesday at the Brenau Downtown Center to discuss progress along the Ga. 365 corridor in northeast Hall County.

April 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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