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Hall County tax digest down $138 million since last year

Hall County has tallied its preliminary local tax digest and the results are a letdown to the Hall County school system, which is already struggling to operate with limited resources.

May 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

More lake homes could become rentals

The Hall County Planning Board voted Monday to recommend allowing Lake Lanier homeowners outside the vacation cottage zoning district the right to apply to rent their homes to tourists. Applications would be considered on a case-by-case basis.

May 03, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

2 charged with burglary

At about 11 a.m. Monday, Hall County Sheriff's deputies responded to a burglary in progress at a home in the 3500 block of Coker Road. Deputies found a Hispanic male and a juvenile still inside the home.

May 03, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Program helps recovering addicts get back on their feet

When Ana Martinez needed help getting her wheels back, she turned to some friends.

May 03, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Gainesville school may pilot program using iPads

The face, or make that interface, of learning could look a bit different in the fall at Gainesville Middle School.

May 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Letter carriers pick up canned goods, too

Mail isn't the only thing local letter carriers are interested in this week.

May 03, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Search for missing swimmer may resume

Authorities could continue their search early today for a Lawrenceville man who went missing on the Forsyth County side of Lake Lanier Sunday afternoon.

May 03, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Jury finds Forsyth woman guilty in 2009 arson case

A jury confirmed late last week what authorities suspected all along - a January 2009 house fire near Lake Lanier was arson.

May 02, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local

Entrances to Flowery Branch, Oakwood to get facelifts

Flowery Branch has received a $50,000 Georgia Department of Transportation grant for landscaping along a major entrance into the city.

May 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

War Hill park on Lanier gets makeover

Evan Curry arrived to a campsite at the newly renovated War Hill Park last Thursday to spend the week fishing with his young sons and enjoying some time with his extended family.

May 02, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local

McEver draws up plans for arts academy for next school year

Instead of just being after-school offerings, next school year intensive music and art instruction could be a part of the regular school day at McEver Elementary School.

May 02, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Program expands Buford Park & Ride options

An $8 million expansion of the Park & Ride lot at Interstate 985 and Ga. 20 in Buford is part of a larger state plan to improve congestion on Interstate 85 through Gwinnett and DeKalb counties.

May 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Man presumed drowned in Lake Lanier

Forsyth and Hall County authorities spent Sunday searching for a Lawrenceville man who went missing in the choppy, frigid waters of Lake Lanier earlier in the day.

May 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Stormy weather should fade by tonight

Thunderstorms were expected to strike the Hall County area overnight Sunday, bringing with them possible flooding and damaging winds.

May 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Spring festival helps budding artists

April may be known for showers, but it is the April flowers that help make the Spring Fling festival in Dawsonville a gardener's dream come true.

May 02, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local

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HOA dispute pits residents against neighborhood rules

For many residential property owners, homeowners' associations are like a tetanus shot required after stepping on a nail. They serve a purpose, but can sting ...

October 03, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

You Heard It Here: Commissioner recalls stepping on rattlesnake

Hall County Commissioner Billy Powell had a near brush with death when he stepped on top of a coiled red diamond rattlesnake while on an ...

October 02, 2015 | | Local

Ava White students benefit from active lessons

Many children don't have access to quality swimming lessons. Fewer get a chance to take Taekwondo.

October 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

State patrol: Woman dead from heart attack after crash

A woman transported to the hospital from a car wreck Friday died from a heart attack at the hospital, authorities said.

October 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Sardis Road washed out by heavy rains, closed

Part of Sardis Road closed Friday afternoon after it was washed out during heavy rains.

October 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

New Holland celebrates Hispanic heritage

Kindergartners at New Holland Knowledge Academy took a few lessons in another language Friday.

October 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Ga. 53 reopens following head-on crash involving fire engine

October 02, 2015 | By Michele Hester | Local

Golf tournament raises $281,881 to fight drug overdose deaths

A record was set on the golf course Thursday, but it wasn't the lowest score or a hole-in-one.

October 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Flowery Branch may ban some outdoor drop boxes

Outdoor drop boxes may be allowed in Flowery Branch, but only those related to the property they're on.

October 02, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Ask the Times: Texting and driving is hard charge to mark

Question: Does local law enforcement actually enforce that ban on texting while driving?

October 01, 2015 | | Local

Junior League thrift sale begins with double-price event

Hundreds of chairs, dozens of sofas, countless boxes of clothing and piles of knick-knacks and necessities, from televisions and toasters to Christmas stockings and coasters ...

October 01, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Brenau homecoming parade set for Saturday

Brenau University's homecoming parade will begin circling the "Brenau Mile" at 4 p.m. Saturday.

October 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Sheriff’s Office kicks off health initiative in schools

The tire-flipping Hall County Sheriff's Office sergeant and fellow law enforcement are leading an effort of healthier choices for school children.

October 01, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Burn ban lifted in Hall County

As of Thursday, Hall County residents can again burn yard debris with proper permits.

October 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Health Expo offers free screenings, focus on older residents

Next week's ninth annual HealthSmart Interactive Health & Wellness expo will focus on the older population of Hall County. It will include free health screenings ...

October 01, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

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