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Woman may have to return $189K in fraud case

A woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to the U.S. government when she applied for Social Security benefits on behalf of her children for benefits they didn't deserve.

February 03, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


School officials concerned over fate of Pre-K program

School leaders are on edge as state lawmakers consider scaling back funding for prekindergarten.

February 03, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Flowery Branch hopes to reap savings from energy fix

Flowery Branch is looking to save up to $20,000 per year through an energy-saving measure at its sewer treatment plant off Atlanta Highway.

February 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall chamber exceeds $2.1 million campaign goal

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce has exceeded its goal of raising $2.1 million for its HALLmark campaign, which supports job creation among other economic initiatives.

February 03, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Legislators hopeful about zero-based budgeting idea

After an unsuccessful attempt in 2010, Georgia legislators are hopeful that zero-based budgeting for state government will be implemented this year.

February 03, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch ends 2010 budget year on positive note

Flowery Branch ended its 2010 budget year on June 30 with a higher surplus than expected, reversing a downward trend since the Great Recession hit.

February 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chamber hits fundraising goal for HALLmark campaign

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce has exceeded its goal of raising $2.1 million for its HALLmark campaign, which supports job creation among other economic initiatives.

February 02, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Lake Lanier group ramps up push for higher full pool level

A Gainesville-based advocacy group isn't backing off its push for a fuller Lake Lanier, an issue it first raised in 2007.

February 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Transportation board position is up for grabs

Hall County could soon have new representation on the State Transportation Board.

February 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Copper thief charged with health violation over ozone leak

A man convicted of stealing copper from air conditioners in Stephens County also pleaded guilty Tuesday to breaking U.S. laws that protect the ozone from harmful gasses including the cooling agent, freon.

February 02, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


City, county put off Cedar Creek Reservoir mediation

Mediation originally scheduled for today between Hall County and the city of Gainesville over Cedar Creek Reservoir has been postponed because officials aren't prepared for the formal process.

February 02, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


NGCSU's Egypt program uncertain

The uprising in Egypt has led North Georgia College & State University officials to evaluate the school's new language immersion program in the country.

February 02, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville residents from Egypt have their homeland on their minds

For two days, Russ Francis listened to an empty dial tone as he tried to call his brother in Egypt. As unrest erupted in his native country last Tuesday, Francis watched it unfold from thousands of miles away in Gainesville.

February 02, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Gainesville votes to equalize water fee for county, city users

Gainesville City Council members voted Tuesday to equalize a utility fee between city and county water users.

February 02, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Church celebrates start of Black History Month

In a small church, a congregation raised their arms Tuesday night and ushered in Black History Month with song, prayer and praise.

February 02, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


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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


Man charged with aggravated child molestation

A 28-year-old man has been charged with molesting a girl, who disclosed the alleged incident to police years later, police said.

September 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Jury selection underway in sexual battery case

Jury selection continues Tuesday in the case of a Gainesville man accused by police of performing a medical exam on a man that led to ...

September 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Lanier Islands resort seeking fresh look at old hotel site

More than a decade after closing the old PineIsle Resort, Lanier Islands resort in South Hall County is trying to get a feel for development ...

September 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Broadband survey looks to boost internet service in rural Northeast Georgia

State lawmakers want to improve broadband internet service in rural parts of Georgia, including northeast cities like Dahlonega, and residents are being asked to take ...

September 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


No showers, cooking available for Church Street Manor residents

Residents of Church Street Manor, an affordable housing complex for the elderly and disabled in Gainesville, were evacuated twice last week after an apparent gas ...

September 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chestatee High School track coach struck by car, injured

Chestatee High School track coach Stacey Merck was struck by a vehicle as she was running with some students Sunday morning.

September 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Facebook Live: Breast cancer survivors share their stories

Mary Bagwell, Dorena Mobley Lemus and Ashley Williams share their stories of surviving breast cancer.

September 26, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Local


Harvick wins at New Hampshire to advance to 2nd round

LOUDON, N.H. - Kevin Harvick has thrived as NASCAR's version of a Game 7 master, steeling his nerves and flourishing in those win-or-else races ...

September 25, 2016 | By Dan Gelston Associated Press | Local


Heart failure unit opening at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville

Patients suffering from heart failure now can get help through the area's first advanced inpatient heart failure treatment unit at Northeast Georgia Medical Center ...

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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