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County passes $92.7 million budget

Hall County commissioners approved the county's $92.7 million budget Thursday, but not without opposition.

While some commissioners praised county department heads for reducing their budgets and enduring furloughs to make ends meet this year, commissioners Ashley Bell and Steve Gailey said they were skeptical of the revenue projections on which the county's 2010 spending plan depends.

June 11, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


As they plan to merge, American Legion posts schedule picnic for Saturday

Two area American Legion posts will be celebrating their impending merger with a fellowship picnic on Saturday.

June 11, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Need to toss the TV? Saturday gives folks chance to recycle electronics

Keep Hall County Beautiful is trying to make the world a better place, one busted computer and bag of trash at a time.

June 11, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Puppeteer brings message of reduce, reuse, recycle, rethink to Jefferson library program

JEFFERSON - What do you get when you mix several wicker baskets and a couple sets of large, wooden salad spoons and forks?

June 11, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


I-985 work set to start Wednesday, last until July 16

Georgia Department of Transportation crews are set to work on Interstate 985, starting Wednesday and ending July 16.

June 11, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Alpharetta man killed in Dawsonville Highway collision

Forsyth County officials have identified an Alpharetta man who was killed in a head-on collision Friday afternoon on Dawsonville Highway.

June 11, 2009 | | Local


Gainesville annexation plan sparks opposition from Hall County

Gainesville City Council members plan to move ahead with the annexation of 60 unincorporated islands situated on major entrances into the city.

June 11, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


DOT finishes maintenance work on I-985

Some maintenance work on Interstate 985 between mile markers 17 and 18 has finished up, with traffic returning to normal.

June 11, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia wants its share of billions in rail money

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June 10, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Body of slain soldier returns home today

The body of a Lula soldier killed last week in Afghanistan will be brought home today.

June 10, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


EPD declares drought over

Georgia residents from the hills to the sand dunes can water their landscapes at any time of day now that state officials have declared the state's two-year drought has ended.

June 10, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Dawsonville man found guilty in terrorism trial

ATLANTA - Syed Haris Ahmed may not have posed an imminent threat to the United States with his e-mails discussing violent Jihad, his amateurish videos of Washington landmarks or his implausible plots to attack domestic targets, but his acts supported terrorism just the same, government prosecutors said.

June 10, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Maranatha suspect charged in Methodist church burglary

The man accused in the May 11 burglary of Oakwood's Maranatha Christian School was charged Wednesday with a church burglary that occurred 10 days later.

June 10, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Work continues at Rock Creek Park

Area residents and visitors soon will be able to travel along a trail from Rock Creek Park to Ivey Terrace Park and even stop to take in a little music along the way.

June 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville again talking annexation

Talk of annexing the unincorporated county islands in the Gainesville city limits returns to the City Council's table today - albeit not as expansive as before when the council considered annexing all of its islands.

June 10, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Local business leaders see upside in new U.S.-Cuba relations

The controversial move Wednesday by the Obama administration to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba was met with approval from business leaders in Hall County who said they believe the economic benefit could be substantial for local industries.

December 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


H&R Block pros to offer tax tips

Two H&R Block tax professionals will present a free Tax Talk from 6-8 p.m. today at Blackshear Place Library in Gainesville.

December 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville police make transition to digital records

At the Gainesville Police Department, some of the new school is showing a thing or two to the old school.

December 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Nominations open for 2014 Young Man and Young Woman of Year

The Gainesville Jaycees are accepting nominations for the 2014 Young Man and Young Woman of the Year Award.

December 18, 2014 | | Local


Poultry firm donates 23 tons of meat to food bank

Georgia Mountain Food Bank in Gainesville got an early Christmas gift Wednesday when Perdue Farms delivered 46,000 pounds of frozen chicken and meat products.

December 18, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Badge & Bar: Hall 911 staff raises $1K for kids’ wish lists

Four local families are getting help from the Hall County 911 Communications in a different way this Christmas.

December 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Cuba policy shift sparks differing local responses

After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations - a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations.

December 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Juvenile in custody after man stabbed Tuesday night

A 16-year-old fled on foot after allegedly stabbing his stepfather Tuesday on East Ridge Road, authorities said Wednesday.

December 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Local moviegoers have mixed reactions to canceling of film's release

Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of "The Interview," a comedy movie starring Seth Rogen and James Franco about a slapstick assassination plot on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

December 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville High alumni replace missing elephant art

Counte Cooley was tired of driving by Gainesville High School and not seeing his elephant.

December 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Defense bill calls for Army control of Camp Merrill

Camp Frank D. Merrill outside Dahlonega has long been Army strong. With President Barack Obama's signature, it will be Army controlled.

December 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall schools score higher in performance rating

Most Hall County schools and some Gainesville schools performed better than the state average on the College and Career Ready Performance Index, the latest tool used to measure how well schools are doing.

December 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hanukkah: Faith burning brightly

Tuesday marked the first day of Hanukkah. The Jewish Festival of Lights celebrates the victory of the Jewish army, the Maccabees, over Syrian forces. It also celebrates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem, which had been ruined during battle.

December 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Roads: DOT suspends lane closures during holidays

In giving motorists some holiday relief, the Georgia Department of Transportation plans to suspend construction-related lane closures on all interstates and major state routes from 5 a.m. Tuesday through 10 p.m. Dec. 28.

December 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riverside seeks new commandant of cadets

Following the abrupt departure of its commandant of cadets, Riverside Military Academy is refilling the position.

December 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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