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Tax council chief pushes for larger tax base in Ga.

Georgia should gradually move away from personal income taxes and toward a larger tax base that pays sales taxes, the head of the commission studying the state tax system said Tuesday morning.

December 14, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Varsity Jr. construction gets postponed

The opening of Varsity Jr. restaurant in Dawsonville, originally expected for later this month, has been delayed until March because of construction and weather issues, said John Browne, vice president for the Atlanta-based Varsity.

December 14, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Thurmon Tanner work stalled

The final stretch of Thurmon Tanner Parkway won't be finished by Dec. 31 as long projected.

December 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Poll: Teachers who perform poorly should be easier to fire

A new poll shows most Americans are frustrated over the difficulty in getting rid of bad teachers, while most also believe teachers are underpaid.

December 14, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Firefighters busy with house fires

Firefighters have been busy chasing weather-related house fires since Monday.

December 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Some mountain area schools still closed Wednesday

Some local school systems will be closed Wednesday due to inclement winter weather:

December 14, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Lawmakers must put a budget puzzle together, Deal says

The state's upcoming legislative session will be one big puzzle, Gov.-elect Nathan Deal told lawmakers this afternoon.

December 14, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall proposes self-directed programs for high schools

Traditional high schools are working to meet the needs of a new breed of students - those graduating from the county's schools of choice that focus on self-direction.

December 14, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Rotary accepts nominations for annual awards

The Rotary Club of Gainesville is accepting nominations for its Man and Woman of the Year awards.

December 14, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Officials give lawmakers a fresh warning on water

Tri-state water war negotiations are slowly inching forward, but legislators must prepare to make decisions in the next session about the state's water supply, officials said Monday.

December 14, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


South Hall tag office unable to take payments

The South Hall Tag Office at 3640 Mundy Mill Road, Suite 140, Oakwood, will be unable to accept payments this morning.

December 14, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Co-founder of Hall dive team remembered for hard work

Art Jetton, a 30-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office who helped start the department's dive team, died Sunday.

December 14, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dahlonega hopes to be site of state’s music hall of fame

The city of Dahlonega is officially a contender for the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

December 14, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Oakwood to add 3 tornado sirens

Oakwood has been approved for a $25,000 grant to help put up emergency weather sirens at three locations around the city, including Oakwood Elementary School, which was smacked by an August 2008 tornado.

December 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local school systems put SPLOST on March ballot

Problems with aging and deteriorating school buildings and outstanding bond debt are among the reasons area school systems will ask voters for a sales tax extension.

December 14, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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Hall authorities warn of jury duty scams

The Hall County Sheriff's Office has a Lt. Smith. But he won't call you asking for money or personal information because you skipped ...

March 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County accepts $326K settlement for unfinished sidewalk work

Hall County's lawsuit against an insurer for uncollected bond payments on sidewalk construction came to an end Wednesday night.

March 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Last of state’s witnesses to testify Thursday in case of alleged threats made to imam

The last three witnesses for the state are expected to testify Thursday in the trial of Marquis Bonds, a Gainesville man facing charges of aggravated ...

March 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Longtime journalist, political figure Ted Oglesby dies at 84

Richard Mecum remembers clearly Ted Oglesby's words to him in 1979 when he decided to run for Hall County sheriff.

March 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce job fair features 67 employers

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce tried to make job hunting less daunting by putting 67 local employers in one place at its annual job ...

March 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall man rescued after tree falls into bedroom

Emergency crews rescued a man who was trapped Tuesday night when a tree fell into the bedroom of his mobile home near Gainesville as strong ...

March 22, 2017 | Shannon Casas | Local


Identities still uncertain in possible murder-suicide

Authorities are awaiting the results of an autopsy of two decomposed bodies found Tuesday afternoon at a Gainesville home in what could be a murder-suicide.

March 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Most power customers in Hall back online after storm outages

More than 15,000 Jackson EMC customers have had power restored from Tuesday night's storms, company officials said Wednesday, with only a few dozen ...

March 22, 2017 | | Local


Attorney files reconsideration motion in feuding neighbor case

The attorney for one Gainesville couple in an ongoing neighbor feud has filed a motion for reconsideration after a split Supreme Court of Georgia decision.

March 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


University of North Georgia joins health initiative to get students moving

Around 10 yellow and blue signs have been placed around the University of North Georgia campus with the intention of getting students and employees moving ...

March 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Alleged threats against local imam may trace back to earlier homicides

Defense attorney Blake Poole told the jury on Tuesday of the history between his client Marquis Bonds and alleged victim Imam Bilal Ali prior to ...

March 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Featherbone event honors nine top Masters in Teaching

Bridget Rigby's teaching saved and changed a life.

March 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville Police investigating potential murder-suicide on Dixon Circle

Police are investigating two deaths Tuesday as a potential murder-suicide on Dixon Circle in Gainesville.

March 21, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville ‘Ask a Plumber’ workshop to offer water conservation tips

The Gainesville Department of Water Resources is looking for ways to help customers conserve water during the current Level 2 drought. The department will host ...

March 21, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities want help finding stolen excavator

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is seeking help to find a stolen excavator.

March 21, 2017 | | Local


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