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Demolition of building in Gainesville will cost more than expected

It took more than a bulldozer to break down Gainesville's old public safety building.

April 08, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Dawson County schools are considering raising taxes

DAWSONVILLE - A tax increase is among the options Dawson County school system officials are considering as they confront a projected $300,000 deficit in the 2012 budget.

April 08, 2011 | FRANK REDDY Times regional staff | Local


Former Forsyth County sheriff defending his words

ATLANTA - Dennis Lee Hendrix, former Forsyth County sheriff, claimed Thursday a leaflet that painted one of his critics as an ex-con was politically protected free speech.

April 08, 2011 | Associated Press | Local


Defendant flips table at probation hearing

Court service deputies were forced to physically control a defendant Thursday who reacted to a judge's order by overturning the defense table.

April 08, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


New Hall County Extension agent started last week

The new Hall County Extension agent has only been on the job for a few days. But he already knows his way around town.

April 08, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Newtown Florist Club to hold vigil

The Newtown Florist Club wants to bring peace to its Gainesville neighborhood.

April 06, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Dawsonville backs off plans for airport authority

The city of Dawsonville has decided to shelve its plans to create an airport authority.

April 06, 2011 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Flowery Branch asked to run South Hall sewer

Hall County is looking for a company to operate its South Hall sewer system, and Hall County Commissioner Craig Lutz wants Flowery Branch to throw its name in the hat.

April 06, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Fire destroys storage buildings in North Hall

A chicken house and two small outbuildings in the 5100 block of Price Road were destroyed in a fire Wednesday afternoon. The chicken house was used for storage.

April 06, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Spring break campers learn about animals and plants

Noah Lenkeit, 7, carefully counted the icing squiggles on his sugar cookie. One, two, three - that's how old his tree, represented by icing rings on a cookie, would be.

April 06, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Survivors gather to mark anniversary of tornado of ’36

The memories shared carried a heavy weight, but Wednesday was not a day of sorrow.

April 06, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Former bookkeeper sentenced for theft from employer

A Clarkesville Sunday school teacher went to jail Wednesday after pleading guilty to stealing more than $350,000 from a Hall County business as the company's bookkeeper.

April 06, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Officials hope tattoos help ID body

Tattoos are what investigators hope will lead them to identify the man whose badly decomposed body was found near New Holland Mill on Monday.

April 06, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Memorial, memories highlight tornado’s 75th anniversary

As the anniversary of Gainesville's darkest moment passed, a small group gathered in silent memorial.

April 06, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Tattered books ready for facelift after repair day

The now tattered cookbook was a wedding gift, and on an inside page is a 45-year-old inscription.

April 06, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


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Enota plans annual Walk to School Day

Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy will observe its 12th Walk to School Day on Wednesday, joining students from all 50 states and several other countries in ...

September 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


More Latinos register to vote in Hall County

Hall County continues to see a surge of new Latino voters as the Oct. 11 registration deadline for this fall's elections draws near.

September 28, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


This weekend is tax-free weekend for certain energy-saving products

Georgia is holding a tax-free weekend on energy-saving products with WaterSense or ENERGY STAR labels from Friday through Sunday.

September 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Annual downtown event to benefit childhood tumor research

The Owenby family wants to provide Gainesville residents with a fun night out while raising funds for children's tumor research.

September 28, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local




New retail, hotel, high-rise tower planned in Mall of Georgia area

The already commercially crowded Mall of Georgia area near Buford is poised to get a lot busier over the next few years.

September 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Racing knowledge translates to road cars, Corvette Racing manager says

Doug Fehan, program manager for Corvette Racing, talked like an evangelist for endurance racing Tuesday evening at Lanier Technical College's motorsports vehicle technology class.

September 28, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall sheriff pens letter in support of state law officer pay raises

Going against the "skepticism" of other law enforcement leaders, Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch expressed his support Tuesday for the state law enforcement officer pay ...

September 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Decatur man acquitted of Lanier Islands shooting, but convicted on gun charge

A jury returned a not guilty verdict for a Decatur man claiming self-defense in a shooting last year at a Lanier Islands lake house birthday ...

September 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


For sale: Old DOT maintenance shop in South Hall

Long before Spout Springs Road gets widened, the Georgia Department of Transportation would like to unload a nearly 50-year-old, long-abandoned maintenance shop that sits in ...

September 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Group seeks help to help young women transition from foster care

Community members can learn how they might help young women move from foster care to independent living at a community meeting at 7 p.m ...

September 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Annual Empty Bowl Lunch draws a crowd

First Baptist Church's banquet hall was once again overflowing with people clamoring over soup, salad and empty bowls.

September 27, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall, Gainesville SAT scores up, still below state average

Gainesville and Hall County students scored higher on the SAT exam in 2016 than 2015, but local scores still trailed the state average in both ...

September 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Old Reunion entrance in South Hall gets nod to be part of 800-home subdivision

A 35-acre tract that was the old entrance to Reunion Country Club in South Hall is a step closer to becoming part of a planned ...

September 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eight Hall students named REACH scholars

Eight Hall County middle school students left a "launching pad" Monday night when the school district's first group of REACH scholars was announced.

September 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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