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Gainesville pushing ahead with “rain tax”

Gainesville officials are pushing forward with a plan to create a stormwater utility and implement a "rain tax" to pay for upgrades and replacements to aging drainage infrastructure.

May 01, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Judge hears testimony in aggressive driving case

Charges are headed to Superior Court in the case of a Gwinnett County man accused of weaving toward and forcing a Hall County deputy's patrol car off the road after a wild chain of events.

May 01, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Former General Electric CEO visits Brenau University

When co-authors Suzy and Jack Welch took the stage Thursday night during an event to promote their newly published career and business growth book, each dispensed advice on a range of topics: business growth, good management strategies and the quirks of penning a book with your spouse.

April 30, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Concert to benefit 13-year-old with rare cancer

Eli Ligon lights up as he talks about some of his favorite things, including golf, his friends and the Alabama Crimson Tide.

April 30, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Proposed Gainesville budget includes no tax increase

The Gainesville City Council is prepared to adopt its fiscal year 2016 budget of $30.7 million and will hold a public hearing on the spending plan when it meets Tuesday night.

April 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Child sex trafficking suspects get life sentences

After 45 minutes of jury deliberation, two Gainesville residents received life sentences Thursday while two children continue rebuilding their childhood.

April 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Save Our Daughters Night aims to help fatherless girls

You can't exactly replace the role a father plays in a young woman's life.

April 30, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


6 enter race for 2 open Flowery Branch council seats

Qualifying closed Wednesday for two open seats on the Flowery Branch City Council.

April 30, 2015 | Times Regional Staff | Local


Jury to hear closing arguments today in child sex trafficking case

A child psychologist testified Wednesday that she diagnosed two children with sexual abuse as the prosecution wrapped up its side in a child sex trafficking case.

April 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


War still resonates with local Vietnamese-American family on 40th anniversary

It didn't even register to Hoang Nguyen that today marks the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War.

April 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall settles for $55K in suit against former jailer

Hall County and other parties have agreed to pay $55,000 to settle a lawsuit against a former Sheriff's Office deputy accused of punching a handcuffed inmate on the head in September 2012.

April 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Celebrating year of success with United Way

What's the best way to describe United Way of Hall County's Annual Celebration? Think of it like New Year's Eve for the nonprofit group.

April 30, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Save Our Daughters Night aims to help girls without fathers

You can't exactly replace the role a father plays in a young woman's life.

April 30, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Badge & Bar: Police say man not aware of fentanyl in overdose case

Gainesville Police said a Winder man who died of a drug overdose Feb. 16 was unaware of the drug's contents.

April 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


5 injured in Tuesday’s head-on wreck leave hospital

The five people injured Tuesday in a head-on collision in Gainesville are out of the hospital, according to Gainesville police.

April 29, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


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FBI nabs gang murders suspect in South Hall

A suspected MS-13 gang member was arrested Tuesday in Flowery Branch in connection with the 2011 execution-style deaths of two brothers in New York.

May 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Historic building renovations progressing at Gym of '36

No matter how much his business grows, regardless of how rapidly his mortgage banking company expands, Wes Hunt's past and present will always be inextricably linked.

May 20, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Georgia science, social studies standards up for revision

To be literate in science and social studies, students need the most accurate, updated education possible.

May 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County welcomes businesses to discuss bid process

It's been a struggle for Hall County to drum up competition for its goods, services and capital improvement needs over the last year, and the result could be costly for taxpayers.

May 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


North Georgia Community Foundation Hosts Philanthropy at its Best on June 2

North Georgia Community Foundation is hosting Philanthropy at its Best, an opportunity to learn how the foundation can be a charitable giving resource for professional advisors and their clients.

May 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Local business owner announces candidacy for Gainesville City Council

Gainesville resident Zack Thompson announced Wednesday that he will run against incumbent Bob Hamrick for the Ward 2 seat on the Gainesville City Council this fall.

May 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge & Bar: Accused in taxi cab slaying file for judge recusal, separate trials

Five people indicted in the death of a Taxi El Palmar driver filed motions recently related to a new judge presiding over the case and to have separate trials.

May 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Teen driver sentenced in crash that killed North Forsyth student

The teenage driver in a single-vehicle wreck that killed a rising North Forsyth High School senior last June faces five years in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree vehicular homicide.

May 20, 2015 | Kayla Robins Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville’s Serra earns certification from UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government

Alicia Serra earned local finance officer certification in the first quarter of 2015 through the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government's financial management training program.

May 20, 2015 | | Local


Department of Labor hosting Wrigley recruiting event

The Georgia Department of Labor will host a recruiting event next week to help Wrigley Manufacturing Company hire a number of workers for its plant in Flowery Branch.

May 20, 2015 | | Local


Online records, interpreters at center of courthouse budget requests

In the basement of the Hall County Courthouse, clerks go through anywhere between 8,500 and 9,000 files on cases in a month.

May 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Chicopee golf director let go amid financial woes

Deteriorating conditions and dwindling revenues have prompted officials at the Chicopee Woods Golf Course to lay off the director of golf, take ownership of the pro shop and consider a shakeup of members on an oversight committee in an effort to get the ball back on the green.

May 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch moves forward on plans for new city hall

With Flowery Branch Mayor Mike Miller calling it the "second most important date" the city has had after becoming home base for the Atlanta Falcons, council members approved the very first steps of developing a new city hall location.

May 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville Council formally adopts 2016 budget

Gainesville City Council formally adopted a $30.7 million general fund spending plan for the 2016 fiscal year Tuesday night.

May 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Kids create Northeast Georgia History Center activities for their peers

Young visitors to the Northeast Georgia History Center will now have activities made just for them, including scavenger hunts, scrapbooks, picture guides and more.

May 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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