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Tax fee waivers not uncommon in county

Paying taxes is painful enough without added interest and penalties.

May 22, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Uncollected taxes rise to $5.8 million, but still a small part of overall budgets

There always are stragglers when it comes to paying taxes, but local officials say taxpayers are a little more sluggish this year than they were last year.

May 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Students, teachers wake up today to life after Jones

Amid the tears, hugs and goodbyes, Jones Elementary School Principal Hank Ramey called for cheers, claps and shouts of excitement.

May 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hard work pays off for new IB graduates

For International Baccalaureate students, three weeks of testing is finally over.

May 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville man found guilty in YouTube video hoax

By posting a pair of videos of himself on the Internet falsely claiming to have killed 16 people and implying he was involved in the abduction of a missing Georgia woman, Andrew Scott Haley broke the law, a jury decided Friday.

May 22, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Candidates to speak at Freedom Festival

CUMMING - The Forsyth County Freedom Festival on Saturday will fill the Cumming Fairgrounds with passion, politics and prayer.

May 21, 2010 | JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


Federal money helps make homes energy efficient

Efforts to make homes in Northeast Georgia more energy efficient have gotten a breath of life thanks to funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

May 21, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


High school awards diplomas to community leaders

Three community members joined Gainesville High School seniors Friday night to pick up diplomas of their own.

May 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Man acquitted of cocaine smuggling charges

One by one, the six co-defendants of a man from El Salvador accused of smuggling 10 pounds of cocaine into Gainesville pleaded guilty to the charges, but Carlos Maldonado opted to take his case to trial.

May 21, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Seniors charged with having hoax device on campus

DAWSONVILLE - A pair of Dawson County High School seniors were arrested Wednesday on felony charges of having a hoax device on campus.

May 21, 2010 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville High School awards diplomas to community leaders

Three community members joined Gainesville High School seniors Friday night to pick up diplomas of their own.

May 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Jurors convict Haley in Internet hoax

Andrew Scott Haley, a Gainesville man who posted a false Internet confession to killing 16 people, has been convicted of tampering with evidence in the case and providing false statements.

Jurors returned the verdicts this afternoon.

May 21, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


GDOT awards grant for safer route to school

JEFFERSON - It may have taken a few tries, but the city of Jefferson finally has secured federal dollars to help make the trip to and from school safer for students.

May 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Business Hall of Famers stress community involvement

The three men and one woman inducted Thursday as the first class of the Northeast Georgia Business Hall of Fame had at least one thing in common aside from being local captains of their respective industries.

May 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch may raise water rates for longtime residents

All Flowery Branch residents could soon be paying the same water and sewer rates, and for longtime residents, that could mean digging deeper into their pockets.

May 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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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


Low jobless rate doesn't give full picture in Hall

The August unemployment rate of just 4.4 percent in metropolitan Gainesville, which includes all of Hall County, is both a positive sign of local ...

September 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Second phase of Cleveland bypass is halfway done

Work is halfway done on the second phase of the long-awaited four-lane Appalachian Parkway on the west side of Cleveland.

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Not guilty verdict in stabbing trial ‘upsetting’ to family of victim

After watching the weeklong trial, family members of Iris Romero-Banegas said they couldn't believe the not guilty verdict on murder charges faced by Ofelia ...

September 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch parking scarcity seen as a ‘good problem’ as city grows

The two friends like to "hunt out" fun places to visit, and that search brought them Wednesday to downtown Flowery Branch, where they enjoyed a ...

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Amputee taekwondo instructor teaches students to never give up

Lydia Meek will not be held back.

September 25, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Preparing for work: Business, schools focus on what’s next for students

Hall County schools and businesses want to connect students with employers. That mirrors state efforts, which have been recognized nationally.

September 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man’s beating exposes homeless camp horrors under Queen City Bridge

The grounds are lined with trash rather than flowers. No birds sing from shaking limbs along the gravel road entrance. And the stray cats act ...

September 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Taste of Gainesville serves up a savory Saturday by Lake Lanier

At one time, Taste of Gainesville was called Dinner on the Docks. But by any name, the fare is just as delicious.

September 24, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


SLIDESHOW: Don Carter State Park tunes up at Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival

Friends of Don Carter State Park sponsored the third annual Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival on Saturday to raise awareness for the park and supply funding ...

September 24, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Lake Lanier’s shoreline gets a fall cleanup

New year, different trash

September 24, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Gainesville High School teacher named geographic society fellow

Sandy Rivera is teaching AP human geography - and an advanced placement course - at Gainesville High School for the first time.

September 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Customers, co-workers mourn passing of Hawaiian shirt-clad ‘Coffee King’

For 14 years, Gene "Coffee King" Burch, 68, would hold court as the manager of Common Grounds Coffee Shoppe and Deli in Flowery Branch.

September 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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