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Forest Service seeks comments on trails

As part of an overall effort to improve trail quality, the U.S. Forest Service will hold a public meeting Tuesday to seek comment on management of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest.

March 06, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Challenged Child puts on its 'most successful race'

More than 1,300 runners and walkers from across North Georgia ran a race Sunday at Riverside Military Academy to raise money for a local nonprofit organization.

March 06, 2011 | Branden Lefty | Local


Gainesville schools to discuss new systems to track student progress

There was a time when educators would look to progress reports or semester grades to gain insight into a student's abilities.

March 06, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall commissioners planning for biannual property tax bills

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is set to discuss the way the new biannual tax bills will look at today's work session.

March 06, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


More rain could batter the area this week

Drenching rains this weekend benefited Lake Lanier and may have otherwise improved drought conditions.

March 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public hearing is Tuesday on 2040 roads plan

It may be hard to picture Interstate 985 as six lanes or South Enota Drive as a four-lane road.

March 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Military families coping with deployment stress

CLEVELAND - The military life already was in Matt Harkins' bloodstream.

March 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


SPLOST or no, schools have to pay either way

Hall County voters soon will check "yes" or "no" on a sales tax for education. Whether it passes or not, school leaders say they will need money for critical renovation work and to pay bond debt.

March 06, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall County's new attorneys are costing more

If there is one thing Hall County has learned, it's that lawyers don't come cheap.

March 06, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Home expo is ideal venue for do-it-yourselfers

Skip and Lisa Schiendler left their Forsyth County home with a shopping list in mind.

March 06, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Fair Street residents seek to rezone 300 tracts

Standing in front of St. John Baptist Church on the corner of E.E. Butler Parkway and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Emory Turner can see homes, a Burger King and the Cargill plant on his left.

March 06, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Phony check is main lure in realty scam

The deal sounds like a real estate agent's dream. An international oil man e-mails his interest in a Lake Lanier property listed around $800,000. He offers to buy the house, sight unseen, then asks for instructions on sending an earnest check for $640,000 to place the home under contract.

March 06, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Gas price hikes may set back economy

Bryce Elliot's quick hit of financial news in the morning has become a sobering part of his day. As analysts dissect turmoil taking place half a world away, Elliot watches and speculates what it's going to mean for the bottom line at his Gainesville business.

March 06, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Army Reserve unit gets homecoming welcome

You could say it through a speech or a proclamation. You could say it through song.

March 05, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Weekend rains likely to overcome shortfall

Heavy rainfall this weekend will help North Georgia make up a rainfall deficit but also could cause minor flooding.

March 05, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


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Hall schools spending for raises, new positions in 2017 budget

Hall County Schools will add teaching positions because of additional students, provide raises for all employees and pay more for health insurance for non-teaching employees ...

June 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Proposed flood plain maps may affect homeowners' insurance

New preliminary flood plain maps for Hall County will be on public display Wednesday at the Hall County Government Center.

June 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school system working on East Hall, North Hall, Johnson, Wauka Mountain projects this summer

Matt Cox, director of facilities for Hall County Schools, discussed four projects at East Hall, North Hall and Johnson high schools and Wauka Mountain Multiple ...

June 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


‘New’ South Hall Middle facility will have 1,500-student capacity

A two-story addition at the Academies of Discovery will bring the capacity of the former - and future - South Hall Middle School to 1,500 students ...

June 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall officials approve 2017 budget including raises, bonuses

About $1.8 million has been set aside for employee raises and bonuses in the 2017 budget Hall County commissioners approved on Monday.

June 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Bicyclist dies in Sunday accident

Authorities said an Athens man riding a bicycle died Sunday afternoon in Jefferson.

June 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


New lanes on Friendship Road in South Hall nearly ready to open

All six lanes of the newly widened Friendship Road/Ga. 347 in South Hall should be open to traffic by Thursday, according to the Georgia ...

June 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County educators make personal connections in Mexico

Tamara Hammock was in a classroom in Mexico when a student she had this past year came to visit her.

June 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall officials to vote on 2017 budget proposal Monday

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will vote Monday on a proposed 2017 fiscal year budget that includes no property tax increases and earmarks money ...

June 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


GBI: Suspect tried to drown trooper before being shot, killed

A weekend Hall County police chase ended with a suspect killed by Georgia State Patrol as he tried to drown a trooper, authorities said.

June 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jubilee Farm community garden provides food to homeless, hungry

It took some time for Jubilee Farm, a community garden located at the corner of Davis and Pine streets in the industrial area of Gainesville ...

June 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


RaceTrac-related road fixes at U.S. 129 and Ridge Road expected to improve traffic overall

A new right turn lane on E.E. Butler Parkway/U.S. 129 at West Ridge Road is being driven primarily by RaceTrac's construction ...

June 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mocha Moe’s pours up new coffee, food and a fresh mood in Flowery Branch

The Behiry family loves coffee and they're sharing their passion for it in Flowery Branch.

June 26, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Russian adoptions by North Georgia parents remain in limbo

On New Year's Day three years ago, more than 45 American families were told they would never see their children again.

June 26, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Child advocate leader Stephens stepping back after 27 years as voice for the vulnerable

Guardian angels are scattered throughout the office of Connie Stephens, who for 27 years has worked to guard the safety of local children.

June 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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