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Hall officials pleased with sales tax decision

Local officials were delighted to hear additional sales tax money may be coming their way.

March 11, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Two charged in theft from railroad

Two people were arrested Wednesday morning on charges of stealing metal anchor plates belonging to CSX Railroad, police said.

March 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County confirms third rabies case of 2010

A skunk found in the North Hall area has tested positive for rabies. The skunk came in contact with two dogs on Friday in the Will Wheeler Road area.

March 11, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Oliver can’t provide documentation of Cox’s help

Hall County has paid $75,900 to consultant Carlyle Cox since 2006, but the county has little, if anything, to show for it.

March 11, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Spring on the way; thunderstorms to be expected

What a difference a week makes.

March 11, 2010 | Mitch Clarke | Local


United Way surpasses its financial goal

Thanks to the community stepping up to "live united," the United Way of Hall County was able to reach its financial goal for 2009.

March 10, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


RADAR: See approaching storms

March 10, 2010 | | Local


Hall County Schools System could close elementary school to save money

In the face of continual budget cuts, Hall County Schools officials say they can't turn a blind eye to saving money where they can - even if that means closing a school.

March 10, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Clermont will sue over library decision

The Clermont City Council voted Tuesday night to sue Hall County over the decision to move the North Hall library out of Clermont.

March 10, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


City trash service may change to cut costs

Gainesville residents may soon lose their twice-weekly trash pickup.

March 10, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County may alter spending procedures

Hall County Administrator Charley Nix said Tuesday he will propose new procedures to better keep track of expenditures by the county, just a day after Chairman Tom Oliver admitted authorizing payments to a consultant without board approval.

March 10, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Fires ravage White County businesses

Firefighters in White County were kept busy Tuesday with blazes that destroyed businesses in both downtown Cleveland and Helen. No one was injured in either fire.

March 10, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Top student moves to regional competition

An accounting student at Lanier Technical College's Forsyth County campus has been named the college's top student for 2010.

March 09, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lecture series offers a global view

A six-week lecture and discussion series is encouraging residents of Hall and Forsyth counties to think globally and speak locally.

March 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Da Vinci students show off technology skills to lawmakers

ATLANTA - If seeing is believing, some local students presented a good case Tuesday at the Capitol in Atlanta for the use of technology in the classrooms.

March 09, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Public agencies brace for fuel tax, but helped by lower gas prices

Local governments, schools and public agencies are bracing for the impact of a 26-cent-per-gallon state excise tax on gasoline, which will contribute to $850 million or more in revenue for road and bridge projects across Georgia, that takes effect Wednesday.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Banks County building new sports complex

The Banks County Parks and Recreation Department will be holding a groundbreaking for its Windmill Park Sports Complex at 10 a.m. July 14.

June 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Library board selects new director, approves new budget

Lisa MacKinney will oversee a better than $2.62 million budget that eliminates worker furloughs as the new director of the Hall County Library System.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Challenged Child and Friends names Castell family services director

Challenged Child and Friends has named Creystal Castell as its family services coordinator.

June 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Chicopee Woods Golf Course completes shake-up of oversight committee

The shake-up of an oversight committee for the Chicopee Woods Golf Course was completed Tuesday, the latest move prompted by poor conditions and slipping revenues at the 600-acre course in Gainesville.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Child buying ice cream airlifted to hospital after being struck by car

A child buying ice cream Sunday was struck by a passing vehicle, Georgia State Patrol said.

June 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


SPLOST VII begins Wednesday, E-SPLOST scheduled for fall

Wednesday marks the start of a new round of special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST VII.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities investigating possible anti-gay hate crime in Forsyth County

June 30, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


County finance director resigns, search to begin soon

Hall County Finance Director Vickie Neikirk resigned on Monday.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Kipper Tool Co. celebrates military contract milestone

A Gainesville company is celebrating hitting the halfway mark in an $85 million contract with the Army to assemble and deliver 5-ton tool systems used in military engineering and demolition jobs.

June 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Action Ministries Gainesville event to unite local congregations

It's not often Christians of varying denominations gather for an evening of fellowship, but Terri Armour with Action Ministries Gainesville wants to bring people together for just that.

June 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville work session canceled

With only a few agenda items and the pending departure of City Manager Kip Padgett, who has resigned to take a similar job in North Carolina, the Gainesville City Council has canceled its scheduled work session for Thursday morning.

June 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Minorities unite to change Gainesville’s electoral system

The exterior of a house on residential Desota Street in Gainesville gives little away about the history it holds inside, save for a sign marking it as the office of the local Newtown Florist Club.

June 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Electric car owners take hit with new tax

A new state tax structure that takes effect Wednesday has stirred ire among some electric car owners.

June 29, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Spraygrounds require regular checking of chemical levels

Kayla Spurlock watched Monday afternoon as her daughter enjoyed the sprayground at Laurel Park. She takes Violet, who is 18 months old, about once a week to the area where she can play in the water spraying up from the ground.

June 29, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


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