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Missing exemption raises property tax bills for many

Receiving a tax bill is never welcomed, especially one that is up to $200 higher than the previous year's.

October 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local






Oktoberfest still going strong

HELEN - Oktoberfest seems almost recession-proof.

October 11, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Black bear sightings increase

DAWSONVILLE - Firefighters at Station 6 near Big Canoe have learned not to leave the bay door open for even a few minutes after recently finding bear prints and overturned trash inside.

October 11, 2009 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Few are getting H1N1 vaccine

With thousands of H1N1 vaccinations available, area health officials are doing something they didn't expect - waiting for willing participants.

October 11, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Healthy living the theme for “Harvest” event

Living well is the best prevention.

October 11, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Mother grateful for help in wake of son’s death

HOSCHTON - While most of Pam Tolbert's children know her as "momma," to her son, John Richard Nash, she was always "mother."

October 11, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Deadline is Tuesday for dock permit requests

The deadline to seek a boat dock permit on Lake Lanier is Tuesday.

October 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Doss-Luna has grown up with Oakwood, plans to stay there

OAKWOOD - Oakwood was a far different place when Patti Doss-Luna arrived in the small town, a young mom entering the work force because "I needed the job."

October 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawson County boy dies after hunting accident

An 11-year-old boy died at an Atlanta hospital Friday night after an accidental shooting at an adult-child hunting event in Dawson County, officials said.

October 10, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


With autism diagnoses rising, a cause is sought

When twins Brett and Blake Stallworth were just 12 months old, their parents began to notice that something wasn't quite right.

October 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


NGCSU promotes first female brigade commander

DAHLONEGA - Cadet Col. Ashlie Shrewsbury wakes most mornings at 6:45 a.m. and changes into her gray shirt and black shorts like every other cadet at North Georgia College & State University.

October 10, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Sales tax collections still slumping

The recession may be over, but sales tax revenues have yet to show it.

October 10, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Mule Camp Market’s downhome flavor makes it an annual favorite

The rain from Friday night may have left behind some gray clouds over Mule Camp Market on Saturday morning, but the weather wasn't going to get festival lovers down.

October 10, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


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Retroactive change in grad tests called ‘a life-changer’

Former students who met graduation requirements but did not pass the Georgia High School Graduation Test now can petition for their diploma.

March 31, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Monthlong, countywide cleanup begins Saturday

It's time to clean up our mess.

March 31, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville council to hear proposals on budget Thursday

The Gainesville City Council will continue hearing departmental accomplishments, goals and budget priorities for the next fiscal year when it meets for a work session Thursday morning.

March 31, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall Fire Services get new gear for busy lake season

Before millions of people flock to Lake Lanier this summer, Hall County Fire Services Deputy Fire Chief Chad Black knew the county's marine rescue team needed reinforcement.

March 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


ER services at new Braselton hospital will help speed response

Making sure that Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton's opening syncs with Hall County's emergency services has been anything but an afterthought in the new hospital's overall planning efforts, officials say.

March 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Good News Clinics executive director plans to retire

For Cheryl Christian, retiring was all about timing.

March 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities work to solve mystery of skeletal remains found in Flowery Branch

A partial human skeleton was found Sunday afternoon in Flowery Branch and law enforcement authorities are trying to determine the cause of death.

March 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


GBI: 3-year-old killed from accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound

A 3-year-old died Sunday after unintentionally firing a handgun, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a news release Monday.

March 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Big crowd expected at job fair in Forsyth County

March 30, 2015 | BY KELLY WHITMIRE Times regional staff | Local


Thousands attend open house for new hospital in Braselton

Normally, people only go to the hospital if they have to.

March 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


New party leaders set goals for political agenda in area

The influence of local political parties tends to ebb and flow with the election cycles.

March 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Job expo at Gainesville Civic Center to draw around 60 companies

About 60 employers will be hiring and hundreds of job seekers are expected to attend an annual job fair and career expo Thursday at the Gainesville Civic Center.

March 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall fire department to get new rescue boat

In time for Memorial Day, Hall County Fire Services will have a new 23-foot rescue boat.

March 29, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Class Notes: Gainesville High School yearbook earns praise for design

Gainesville High School's yearbook, "The Radiator," recently received national recognition for excellence in design.

March 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Clock ticking as legislature enters final week of session

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers are set to adjourn the 2015 session at midnight on Thursday, leaving only two working days left for the year and plenty to accomplish.

March 29, 2015 | Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Local


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