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Hall governments discuss sales tax for roads

Hall County's municipalities are moving forward with the 2012 vote on a 1-cent sales tax for road projects.

January 24, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Maranatha academy is fully accredited

Following a two-year review, Maranatha Christian Academy has been accredited for its kindergarten through 12th grade programs.

January 24, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Flowery Branch sewer project may cost $1.6 million

Flowery Branch plans to use a final design "to get a firmer estimate" on how much a long-awaited sewer expansion project would cost. But for now, the city is looking at a possible $1.6 million price tag.

January 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lutz attempts to strip Hall chairman of powers

At Monday's Hall Board of Commissioners work session, Commissioner Craig Lutz proposed stripping the chairman of his ability to deliberate and make and second motions.

January 24, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


New traffic light set to begin operating Thursday

A new traffic signal at Ga. 124 and Ga. 332 in Jackson County is set to begin operating Thursday, if testing goes well.

January 24, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Some snow in outlook, but mainly look for rain

Over the weekend, Lowe's store manager Gary McGilvray put four pallets of salt on display when early forecasts called for snow showers today.

January 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


State ag forecast offered today at Mountains Center

Policymakers and agribusiness professionals want to know what the future holds for agriculture in Georgia.

January 23, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall commissioners seek to tie up loose ends

The Hall County Board of Commissioners meets at 6 today for the first time since its explosive special called meeting Jan. 6.

January 23, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Agencies begin homeless head count

Local groups will start counting the homeless this week, noting where they stay and how they got there.

January 23, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Oakwood launches outreach with social media site

In an effort to become more connected with its community, the city of Oakwood launched a new Facebook page Friday.

January 23, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Park & Ride being expanded

As part of a federal transportation grant, a $906,000 expansion of the Park & Ride parking lot at Interstate 985 and Ga. 20 in Buford is under way.

January 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Spelling bee airs on Web

A Hall County elementary school recently gave parents the option to watch their child's spelling bee via cell phone.

January 23, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Cardiologist gets high certification

A Gainesville physician has become one of a small group to receive board certification for a newly recognized speciality of cardiology.

January 23, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


GOP leader launches bid in Hall

On Saturday, Tricia Pridemore was host to a Hall County launch party for her campaign to become chairwoman of the Georgia Republican Party.

January 23, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Will turmoil among Hall County leadership linger?

With two new commissioners came a slew of changes that have left many wondering what will happen to Hall County next.

January 23, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Students evacuated briefly at Martin school

Martin Technology Academy of Math and Science was evacuated for about 10 minutes Tuesday morning after smoke was reported in the first-grade classroom pod area.

April 25, 2017 | | Local


2 dead, 2 hospitalized after drug overdoses in Forsyth County

April 25, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes IHughes@forsythnews.com | Local


Cost of hunting, fishing licenses going up

State hunting and fishing licenses are getting more expensive beginning July 1.

April 24, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Hall Sheriff’s Office assists in 23-arrest operation targeting online predators

Hall County Sheriff's Office law enforcement assisted about 20 other agencies in an operation targeting men who "traveled from areas around metro Atlanta with ...

April 24, 2017 | Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local


Public hearings set for new South Hall middle/high school

Two public hearings are scheduled late next month for Hall County school board members and officials to hear comments and concerns about proposed redistricting plans ...

April 24, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


UNG student plans to appeal suspension stemming from photo he allegedly took, posted

A University of North Georgia student plans to appeal a two-semester suspension that came after a school investigation into a photo the student allegedly took ...

April 24, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


State money sought in road project near North Hall schools

Hall County is seeking state money to help improve safe travel at an intersection near Mount Vernon Exploratory School in North Hall.

April 24, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


3 robberies reported in Gainesville over weekend

Three robbery reports were made to Gainesville Police between Saturday and Sunday, according to authorities.

April 24, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Latino students set to host immigration forums at UNG’s Gainesville campus

Latino Student Association members at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus are hoping the forums on immigration they are organizing for Wednesday will ...

April 24, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville public safety academy to start in May

Gainesville's police and fire departments will soon offer their 10-week program highlighting the often unseen aspects of the public safety organizations.

April 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood eyeing study of potential intersection fixes

Oakwood is looking at the potential for intersection improvements citywide, ranging from turning radius fixes to a roundabout at the post office on Main Street.

April 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Three Hall County students named Georgia Scholars

Last Tuesday, Johnson High School seniors Jackson Kelly and Madison Stewart were among three Hall County students and 183 across the state to be named ...

April 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


$350K makeover begins at Hampton Inn in Gainesville

Opened for business in time for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, the Hampton Inn on Jesse Jewell Parkway in Gainesville is getting a makeover ...

April 23, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Williams pick earns praise from co-workers

Colleagues who have worked with and known Jeremy Williams praised the Gainesville City Schools' lone finalist for superintendent for his interpersonal skills and innovative approaches ...

April 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Family crisis forged leadership path for Gainesville superintendent pick

BLAIRSVILLE - At age 36, Jeremy Williams is expected to be selected as the new Gainesville City School System superintendent at the board's next meeting ...

April 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


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