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SPLOST VII revenue eyed to fund unfulfilled budget requests

Hall County's "wish list" of projects and equipment to fund through a new five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST VII, keeps growing.

July 01, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Supreme Court contraception decision not likely to have big area impact

Local employers and their insured employees are not likely to be affected by Monday's Supreme Court decision on contraception coverage because most employers already provide contraception and other preventive care under their existing insurance plans.

July 01, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville eyes tourism board appointments

The Gainesville City Council will approve board members for the new Convention and Visitors Bureau when it meets tonight.

July 01, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gas prices hit 6-year high for Fourth of July weekend

Gas prices have crept up just in time for July Fourth festivities and travel, with prices the highest they've been since 2008.

July 01, 2014 | | Local


Flowery Branch home may go to family in need

The future of a downtown Flowery Branch home is in flux while city officials decide how to proceed.

July 01, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local




Woman charged with kidnapping grandchildren

A grandmother has been charged with kidnapping after Hall County Sheriff's officials say she took her three grandchildren Sunday.

July 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


5 people hurt, 2 seriously in afternoon crash

Five Georgians were injured - two seriously - in a wreck Monday afternoon on Candler Highway at Bolman Road.

June 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


5 killed, including 3 children, in Athens Highway wreck

A Gainesville man and woman along with three children were killed in a two-vehicle crash late Monday morning on Athens Highway at Oak Grove Road, according to Georgia State Patrol officials.

June 30, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local




Voter ID laws still a source of controversy

Have voter identification laws helped stamp out fraud and other polling irregularities, or were there never such problems to begin with?

June 30, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


New South Hall road will be in place when growth comes

A 100-bed hospital rising from the ground next door to his neighborhood has Carroll Humphries excited, but the Village at Deaton Creek resident also views the development and others to come off the new Ga. 347 in South Hall County as a "mixed blessing."

June 30, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Community breathes life into restored pavilion

The Chattahoochee Park pavilion has a colorful history, but its present-day operations have been lively as well.

June 30, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


4 Hall County schools may lose charter status

Four Hall County charter schools may not have their charters renewed due to confusion over state law governing control of charter school budgets.

June 30, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Class Notes: Department of Education redesigns website

The Georgia Department of Education is launching its redesigned website today.

June 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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Commissioner appointed to state board

Scott Gibbs has been appointed to serve on the Georgia Department of Community Affairs Board, which implements community and economic development, government assistance and affordable housing.

July 23, 2014 | Times staff and regional reports | Local


Sloan wins tight runoff to keep Hall school board seat

Incumbent Brian Sloan has beaten challenger Mark Pettitt in the runoff for the Post 2 Hall County Board of Education seat.

July 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Day care will not appeal revocation of license

A Clermont day care at the center of the burned 16-month-old toddler investigation on Tuesday informed the Department of Early Care and Learning it would not appeal its license revocation.

July 22, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


3 firefighters injured after truck's ladder falls

Three Hall County firefighters suffered injuries Tuesday afternoon when a fire truck ladder malfunctioned during a training session.

July 22, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Vote count begins in state primary runoff

Georgia's longest runoff election, mandated by judges to ensure military and other overseas voters had time to return their ballots, finally ended today.

July 22, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Heart hospital raises $1M

Northeast Georgia Medical Center, the state's top heart hospital, has raised over $1 million to improve treatment with the addition of the Woody Stewart Heart Failure Treatment Unit.

July 22, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Oakwood mayor recovering in hospital after medical incident

Oakwood Mayor Lamar Scroggs is recovering at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after suffering a drop in blood pressure Sunday.

July 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Atlanta Ballet pro brings artistry, experience to Gainesville summer intensive program

For many dancers at the Gainesville Ballet Company, dance is more than just an after-school activity.

July 22, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Gainesville schools to put goals in action

Gainesville schools have begun implementing their new strategic plan, and that plan is all about putting district goals in action.

July 22, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


The Local Agenda: Hall considers cost of inmates’ medical care

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will consider approving contracts for medical services at the jail and correctional institution when it meets this Thursday.

July 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lula OKs rezoning for trucking operations

It took a tie-breaking vote by the mayor, but Lula City Council approved 3-2 Tony McGuire's request to change zoning from highway business to light industrial on 17 acres in the Mountain View Industrial Park.

July 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall retirement plans may merge to cut costs

Hoping to cut costs and streamline services, the Hall County Board of Commissioners is prepared to select a new company to manage employee retirement plans when it meets Thursday.

July 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pilots petition Army Corp of Engineers for right to land on Lake Lanier

Troy Wheeler dipped the wings of his bright yellow Piper Cub seaplane toward Lake Lanier as he circled back toward Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville.

July 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mobile Vet Center to be at Habersham County Labor Department

Counseling for veterans will be available 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 31 as the Mobile Vet Center visits the Georgia Department of Labor's Habersham Career Center at 205 Hodges St., Cornelia.

July 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall Democratic Party to hold delegate election

A caucus will be held at 10 a.m. at the Hall County Democratic Party Headquarters, 1011-1021 Athens St., Gainesville, to elect delegates to the Georgia Democratic Convention.

July 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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