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Hall tax amnesty earns $99K but few takers

Hall County officials took in $99,031 in overdue taxes by offering to waive penalty and interest fees on past-due property tax bills.

September 03, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Many work part-time for lack of better options

Talk about an employment roller coaster.

September 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Economic woes weigh on workers, job seekers

The economy continues to fluctuate, and the latest labor report continues to show dismal numbers, placing increased financial burdens on millions of American families.

September 03, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Brenau takeover of Mountains Center may be win-win

A proposal from Brenau University to take over Gainesville's Georgia Mountains Center seems to give both entities a new lease on life in Northeast Georgia.

September 03, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Labor of Love provides help for needy neighbors

While most people spend Labor Day weekend camping, watching football or going swimming, members of A New Walk Christian Church are working to help the lives of families in need.

September 03, 2011 | Megan Gill | Local


A touchdown for the tastebuds

Potatoes, peaches and barbecue may sound like tailgate fare. But in today's kickoff game for the University of Georgia Bulldogs and the Boise State Broncos, the food is part of another battle.

September 02, 2011 | | Local


Police ready for transition as Crown Victoria production ends

It's been shot at, rammed and on countless other adventures, but the Crown Victoria - an icon of police departments across the country - is now retiring.

September 02, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


High traffic weekend is already busy

The Labor Day travel period got a running start Friday in Hall County as a car fire on Interstate 985 backed up traffic near Exit 16 and an early evening one-vehicle wreck critically injured a woman in her 30s.

September 02, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Forecasters: 3 inches of rain to hit Labor Day

Robert Garcia, meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said after today, the chances for a clear and sunny Labor Day weekend on the lake don't look too good for Hall County.

September 02, 2011 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Gainesville offers rebates for energy use upgrades

If you've been thinking about making your home or office more energy efficient but haven't because of the cost, the city of Gainesville may be able to help.

September 02, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Finnish exchange student learns American culture in Gainesville

Tua Hytonen had never shopped in a Walmart or attended a football game. She's never been camping in an RV or studied U.S. government.

September 02, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Tag office packed ahead of holiday

Genard Keith, after 45 minutes in a plastic chair in the hallway of the Joint Administration building, acknowledged that on a Friday afternoon, he'd been waiting "too long for a tag."

September 02, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Raccoon confirmed as rabid in East Hall

A rabies alert has been issued for the Emory Griffin road area of East Hall County after a raccoon in the area was confirmed as rabid.

September 02, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


2 Hall cities set for contested races as qualifying ended Friday

Voters can look forward to some contested races in November after multiple candidates qualified Friday for seats on the city councils in Flowery Branch and Clermont.

September 02, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Hawkins to run for Collins' state House seat

Lee Hawkins, a former state senator from Gainesville, announced today that he plans to run for the state House seat currently held by Doug Collins.

September 02, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Hall County jobs picture rosy as chamber puts on job fair

State labor numbers show Hall County's jobless number ticked up a bit in January, but that increase has officials far from worried.

March 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Humane Society raising money for expanded, improved play areas for dogs

The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia is closing in on its fundraising goal for the Howard-Oliver Bark Park, which will expand and improve the play ...

March 19, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Remedy unclear: Pending changes to health law create uncertainty

Dismantling the Affordable Care Act has become like political sport in Washington, with Republicans and Democrats duking it out and pundits also in the fray.

March 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville Midtown project draws support and skepticism

S&H Uniform Service owner Ricky Stone has been running the family business for more than 35 years.

March 19, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Shifting travel policies make Afghan student uncertain she can return to Brenau

This summer, Brenau University student Razia Hussaini plans to fly home to Afghanistan. But she is unsure about making the return trip.

March 19, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Grady Young Foundation awards 16 scholarships to local students

Sixteen young people were recognized Saturday evening by the Grady Young Foundation, Inc. for their hard work, good academic standing, positive attitudes and commitments to ...

March 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Johnson junior eager for capital adventure on Washington Youth Tour

In a few months, Cecelia Tatro will be heading to Washington, D.C. for the first time and she can hardly wait.

March 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Birds of prey get their day at Elachee's Raptor Fest

Buster Brown is addicted to falconry. To him, the sport is more than just hunting with a bird; it's about the care of the ...

March 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gun safety, community ties are main targets at annual BB gun event

Saturday morning began with a bang at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center as children and law enforcement officials lined up with BB guns in a friendly ...

March 18, 2017 | Katie Tiller | Local


J.C. Penney closing 5 stores in state, none in North Ga.

NEW YORK - Five stores in Georgia, but none in North Georgia, among the 138 locations J.C. Penney announced Friday it will shutter in the ...

March 18, 2017 | Staff and wire reports | Local


Rollover crash leads to arrest, one serious injury

A Dahlonega man has been charged with DUI following a single-vehicle crash Friday night on Ga. 60/Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville that injured all ...

March 18, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Habitat home dedication marks first for Gainesville High

Darla Gibson hugged more than a dozen high school students who showed up Friday to dedicate her dream house at the Habitat for Humanity subdivision.

March 18, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville man charged with attempted murder

A grand jury returned a more serious charge of attempted murder for a Gainesville man accused of shooting an acquaintance multiple times.

March 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch man accused of stabbing man in chest, face

A Flowery Branch man is accused of stabbing an acquaintance in the chest, leg and face, according to authorities.

March 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Women encourage others to invent the selves they want to be

Excelling and making a difference was a common theme among the five women who shared their stories with attendees of Brenau University's fourth annual ...

March 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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