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Gainesville asks residents for input on tax increase

The city of Gainesville will offer its residents three opportunities to share their thoughts on a proposed tax increase, starting at 6 p.m. today at the Georgia Mountains Center.

May 31, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Helping out can be a breeze with annual program

As the Memorial Day weekend typically brings on summer's heat, the Gainesville-Hall County Senior Life Center is starting a program to cool seniors down.

May 31, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Forsyth officials plan to 'PROPEL' graduation rate

An 88 percent graduation rate is nothing to scoff at. Still, Forsyth County Schools can improve, say system and community officials.

May 31, 2010 | By Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Local


'Green cards' get a high-tech makeover

The manufacture of fake identity cards for illegal immigrants is big business, but it just got a lot tougher.

May 31, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Rain dampens parade, but not spirits

Thanks to summer thunderstorms, Gainesville's annual Memorial Day parade was a wash Monday.

May 31, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


GPS units, other valuables lead to uptick in car break-ins

As long as there have been cars, there have been car break-ins.

May 31, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Monument tells local WWII history, in stone

For some, history is something learned from textbooks or college lectures. But then there's the history learned from those who lived it.

May 30, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


Traffic rerouted today through downtown Gainesville

Traveling in and around downtown Gainesville today?

May 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Parade's grand marshal is a man who took action

Gainesville's Mack Abbott witnessed a history-changing event as it flashed by the window of his Marine Corps barracks on Dec. 7, 1941, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

May 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Splash Zone’ gets and stays busy after slow start

The crowds came despite the clouds.

May 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


School programs provide food for kids in the summer, too

With summer school under way and summer camps starting up, there's more than just education provided - there's also free food.

May 30, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville special olympian travels to Morocco

Some athletes aren't very vocal; they would rather let their physical abilities do their talking.

May 30, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Dawson County Relay for Life teams close in on goal

The threat of rain may have forced Relay for Life inside Dawson County High School, but little could have dampened the celebration.

May 30, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Business owners optimistic for summer with lake at full pool

From his perch on a hill at the Gainesville Marina, Rick Skoglund has a clear view of Lake Lanier.

May 30, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Three brothers share their WWII experiences

Through their early years, the boys' world seemed bounded by small-town and rural living in North Georgia.

May 29, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Primary proves tight race for Hall chairman, easy contest for incumbents

In Hall County, with 100 percent of precincts reporting:

May 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Suspect stole cakes, ice cream from Dairy Queen

A burglary suspect earlier this month forced his way into a Gainesville Dairy Queen and took two cakes from the freezer, police said.

May 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Relief in works for residents of Sterling, Cresswind with possible traffic lights

For Hall County residents upset about the difficulty of entering and exiting two large subdivisions because of school and rush-hour traffic, relief is on the ...

May 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Search for missing Gainesville woman shifts to investigation of her whereabouts

Authorities suspended the search Monday night for a Gainesville woman who has been missing since Wednesday night.

May 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police investigate possible drive-by shooting at Atlanta Street

Gainesville Police are investigating a shooting Sunday night at the Atlanta Street apartments, the second in a week at the housing complex.

May 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville superintendent: New Mundy Mill school will have room to grow

A new elementary school in the Mundy Mill subdivision will be built for 750 students but can be expanded to more than 1,000, a ...

May 23, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall school board gives first approval to budget, laments tax digest

Hall County Schools' budget for 2016-17 got a thumb's up Monday night and Hall County's tax digest - or a list of the county ...

May 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


School board OKs resignation of Zachary Swansey, former West Hall coach charged with sexual assault

The Hall County Board of Education voted Monday night to approve the resignation of Zachary Swansey, a former boys basketball coach who has been charged ...

May 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Company says construction at new RaceTrac shouldn’t affect traffic flow

Construction of the new RaceTrac store in Gainesville has stretched to the busy E.E. Butler Parkway/U.S. 129, but company officials don't ...

May 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Child in critical condition following motorcycle wreck

An 11-year-old child was listed in critical condition following a motorcycle wreck in western Dawson County Monday afternoon.

May 23, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


Lula looking to upgrade Internet presence

Lula is looking to strengthen its Internet presence with a website that's informative, easy to use and promotes the historic northeast Hall County city.

May 22, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Earhart-Edison Exploration Academy eighth-graders complete capstone projects

Three years ago, North Hall Middle School's program of choice was created with the intention of providing students with a rich, interdisciplinary education.

May 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Authorities: Man’s foot severed in Lake Lanier boating incident, another man charged

A Suwanee man suffered severe injuries to his feet, one of which was "a complete amputation," after a boating incident Saturday on Lake Lanier, according ...

May 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities investigating Saturday Dollar General robbery

An armed robbery suspect Saturday pulled out a gun and demanded cash from the Dollar General clerk on Atlanta Highway, according to authorities.

May 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Political observers surprised to see large field in 9th District House race

The 2014 election wasn't complicated, with two Republican candidates and one Democrat.

May 22, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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