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Study shows government is missing out on sales tax revenues

The members of the Joint Local Government Association have agreed to work together to do whatever it takes to get their fair share of sales tax dollars.

April 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County Schools to end fiscal year in black

Hall County school officials believe the district should end the fiscal year on June 30 in decent financial shape, with revenues exceeding expenses by as much as $7 million.

April 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Attorney has big plans for prominent location

As the walls came tumbling down on an old car wash at a prominent Gainesville intersection yesterday, Mike Weaver was watching.

April 26, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Local government association kicks out Hall County

Hall County has been kicked out of the Joint Local Government Association.

April 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Schofield defends school board’s stance on Jones

Hall County's schools chief spoke Monday night in defense of the Hall County Board of Education's position concerning whether to close Jones Elementary School as a cost-saving measure.

April 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Confederate Memorial Day ceremony honors veterans

A crowd packed Redwine United Methodist Church in South Hall on Sunday for a ceremony remembering Confederate veterans and honoring their descendants.

April 25, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Second hearing is today on closing Jones Elementary

The Hall County Schools Board of Education will host its second public hearing today related to the possible closing of Jones Elementary School.

April 25, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Historic Hoschton building has bright future

HOSCHTON - Renovations on Hoschton's historical Darby building may begin soon.

April 25, 2010 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


JROTC coming soon to Dawson high school

Starting next year, it won't be uncommon to spot some impeccably-dressed students in uniform at Dawson County High School.

April 25, 2010 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


More edible gardens starting to sprout in our area

This spring, people are planting more than just flowers in their gardens.

April 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Camp's opportunities only limited by money

Last year's closure of a state-operated therapeutic camp for children has the Georgia Department of Natural Resources with a new piece of prime North Georgia property, but no clear idea yet of what to do with it.

April 25, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville's Wilshire Trails playground gets even more fun

Get ready to swing, climb, jump and crawl.

April 25, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Man dies in early morning house fire in Lula

A 62-year-old invalid man died in an early Sunday house fire in Lula that might have been caused by a lightning strike.

April 25, 2010 | | Local


Junior Achievement raffle offers chance to win vacation

Junior Achievement of Georgia will sell $5 raffle tickets for four vacation prizes - a two-night stay in either Savannah, Virginia Highlands, Barnsley Gardens in Adairsville or Glen Ella Springs in Clarkesville.

April 25, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Chamber seeks small, family business awards nominations

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for Small Business of the Year and Family Business of the Year.

April 25, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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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


Man dies in fiery wrong-way crash on I-85

A Virginia man going the wrong way on Interstate 85 in Jackson County was killed in a fiery crash early Friday when his vehicle struck ...

September 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




First Baptist’s annual emporium benefits horse therapy ranch

Women shopping for and selling a variety of items, including clothing, accessories, home decor and Christmas gifts, filled First Baptist Church in Gainesville on Friday.

September 23, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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