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IRS: Examine withholdings now to prevent big surprises April 15

Thanks to the federal Making Work Pay Credit, most Americans have a few extra dollars in their take home pay.

July 07, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood city manager adjusts to old job, civilian life after returning from Iraq

OAKWOOD - Last week, after six months in a war zone, Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown was trying to reorient himself to a construction zone.

July 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Forsyth County might turn Lanierland into public park

CUMMING - The Forsyth County commission intends to buy Lanierland and turn the former country music venue into a community park.

July 05, 2009 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Tardy tax refund? State may owe you even more money

More than 300,000 Georgia residents are still waiting to receive their state tax refunds. The long wait could mean more money for some.

July 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Two swimmers hospitalized after being pulled from Lake Lanier

A woman remained on life support Sunday night in a local hospital after failing to resurface while swimming Sunday afternoon in Lake Lanier.

July 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Open house set for Jackson County's Brooks Road project

The Jackson County Engineering Department will hold a public information open house concerning the John B. Brooks Road improvement project from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.

July 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hoschton City Council to tackle millage petition

HOSCHTON - A petition circulated by Hoschton residents to secure a vote to change the city's charter might receive some clarity tonight.

July 05, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Public utilities director didn’t see water in his future

When he enrolled in the University of Florida's environmental engineering program, Kelly Randall had tree-hugging in mind.

July 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Experts say acetaminophen is great, in small doses

Last week, government experts recommended reducing the maximum dose of Tylenol and other acetaminophen drugs, a move that local health officials applaud.

July 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jefferson bringing in extra bucks by renting out facilities

JEFFERSON - In the face of state budget cuts and lower Local Option Sales Tax collections, Jefferson city and education officials have found other ways to bring in additional revenue.

July 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Two swimmers hospitalized after failing to surface

Two people who were part of a family swimming in Lake Lanier this afternoon have been taken to separate hospitals after they failed to resurface.

One of the victims is a 24-year-old woman, who has been taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center and is in critical condition, said David Kimbrell, Hall County fire chief.

July 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


SPLOST tax collections trickle in below expectations

Collections for SPLOST V ended this week and Hall County Purchasing Manager Tim Sims said it's not likely that the county will collect the money it had hoped for.

July 05, 2009 | By Ashley Fielding and Melissa Weinman afielding@gainesvilletimes.com; mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Hall woman struggles to keep home off courthouse steps

Sherri Brooks spends most of her nights worrying about how she is going to pay her bills. She spends her weekends selling her belongings.

July 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Sizzlin’ fun on the Fourth

More than 230 years after America's forefathers penned the Declaration of Independence, thousands of North Georgians descended on Lake Lanier Saturday to watch the rockets' red glare and celebrate the nation's freedom.

July 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


CASA struggles to handle increasing caseload with decreased funds

JEFFERSON - Officials with an advocacy group for children have noticed an unfortunate trend: Their funding continues to decline as the economy worsens, while their case loads steadily increase.

July 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Minorities unite to change Gainesville’s electoral system

The exterior of a house on residential Desota Street in Gainesville gives little away about the history it holds inside, save for a sign marking it as the office of the local Newtown Florist Club.

June 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Electric car owners take hit with new tax

A new state tax structure that takes effect Wednesday has stirred ire among some electric car owners.

June 29, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Spraygrounds require regular checking of chemical levels

Kayla Spurlock watched Monday afternoon as her daughter enjoyed the sprayground at Laurel Park. She takes Violet, who is 18 months old, about once a week to the area where she can play in the water spraying up from the ground.

June 29, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Gainesville school board approves 2016 budget

After a few budget amendments, the Gainesville City Board of Education approved the fiscal year 2016 budget at its regular meeting Monday.

June 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Walters re-elected chairman of ports authority board

Gainesville businessman Jim Walters was re-elected Monday as chairman of the board of directors for the Georgia Ports Authority.

June 29, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Fire destroys North Hall home

A North Hall home was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon.

June 29, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Man in serious condition after hit-and-run on Clarks Bridge Road

A Gainesville man, known locally as "Country," is still in serious condition at the hospital after he was hit Thursday night by a car on Clarks Bridge Road.

June 29, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Class Notes: University of North Georgia supporting meal program in July

Free meals will be provided through the remainder of the summer across North Georgia thanks to help from the University of North Georgia.

June 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


New hotel fee brings big hurt to low- and fixed-income guests

The tired eyes of Justin Biggerstaff grew more weary when he learned that he'll soon be paying an extra $5 per night for his family, which includes three young kids, to stay at the Gainesville Inn and Suites on Jesse Jewell Parkway over the next month or so while he seeks permanent housing.

June 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Veterans enjoy Lake Lanier getaway

Soon it would be time for the veterans to climb on planes and return home to their everyday lives.

June 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lakeview's Kennedy signs 5-year contract, plans for future

After five years as Lakeview Academy's head of school, John Kennedy is planning at least five more.

June 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Part of Hospitality Highway to be renamed in honor of tourism pioneer

The portion of Hospitality Highway that runs through Dawson and Lumpkin counties will soon be named in honor of the man first responsible for branding the state a tourism destination.

June 28, 2015 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff reports | Local


Swim lessons part of Discovery Day Camps

The pungent, yet pleasant, summery smell of chlorine filled the nostrils of roughly 75 children as they swam through the waters of Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, but they didn't seem to mind.

June 28, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gillsville Highway at Athens Highway re-opens after fire

Gillsville Highway was closed at Athens Highway for part of Sunday night while authorities worked to contain a fire. No one was transported to the hospital with injuries, according to authorities.

June 28, 2015 | | Local


Hall firefighters battle early Sunday blaze

No one was injured as Hall County firefighters battled a blaze Sunday morning at an empty 8,000-square-foot commercial building.

June 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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