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Dawson County schools are considering raising taxes

DAWSONVILLE - A tax increase is among the options Dawson County school system officials are considering as they confront a projected $300,000 deficit in the 2012 budget.

April 08, 2011 | FRANK REDDY Times regional staff | Local

Former Forsyth County sheriff defending his words

ATLANTA - Dennis Lee Hendrix, former Forsyth County sheriff, claimed Thursday a leaflet that painted one of his critics as an ex-con was politically protected free speech.

April 08, 2011 | Associated Press | Local

Defendant flips table at probation hearing

Court service deputies were forced to physically control a defendant Thursday who reacted to a judge's order by overturning the defense table.

April 08, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local

New Hall County Extension agent started last week

The new Hall County Extension agent has only been on the job for a few days. But he already knows his way around town.

April 08, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local

Newtown Florist Club to hold vigil

The Newtown Florist Club wants to bring peace to its Gainesville neighborhood.

April 06, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Dawsonville backs off plans for airport authority

The city of Dawsonville has decided to shelve its plans to create an airport authority.

April 06, 2011 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local

Flowery Branch asked to run South Hall sewer

Hall County is looking for a company to operate its South Hall sewer system, and Hall County Commissioner Craig Lutz wants Flowery Branch to throw its name in the hat.

April 06, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Fire destroys storage buildings in North Hall

A chicken house and two small outbuildings in the 5100 block of Price Road were destroyed in a fire Wednesday afternoon. The chicken house was used for storage.

April 06, 2011 | From staff reports | Local

Spring break campers learn about animals and plants

Noah Lenkeit, 7, carefully counted the icing squiggles on his sugar cookie. One, two, three - that's how old his tree, represented by icing rings on a cookie, would be.

April 06, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local

Survivors gather to mark anniversary of tornado of ’36

The memories shared carried a heavy weight, but Wednesday was not a day of sorrow.

April 06, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local

Former bookkeeper sentenced for theft from employer

A Clarkesville Sunday school teacher went to jail Wednesday after pleading guilty to stealing more than $350,000 from a Hall County business as the company's bookkeeper.

April 06, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local

Officials hope tattoos help ID body

Tattoos are what investigators hope will lead them to identify the man whose badly decomposed body was found near New Holland Mill on Monday.

April 06, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local

Memorial, memories highlight tornado’s 75th anniversary

As the anniversary of Gainesville's darkest moment passed, a small group gathered in silent memorial.

April 06, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local

Tattered books ready for facelift after repair day

The now tattered cookbook was a wedding gift, and on an inside page is a 45-year-old inscription.

April 06, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local

Community to observe 75th anniversary of deadly tornado

Time stood still 75 years ago as a tornado ripped through Gainesville's downtown.

April 06, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local

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Silver lining emerges for homeless as some take advantage of shelters, programs

Help for the homeless living beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville has finally gained traction nearly three weeks after city officials and local law ...

October 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

First-grade cancer survivor receives custom basketball hoop

Lining it up from her wheelchair, Addi Bales tosses up a shot in the lobby of the Gainesville Academy Sports + Outdoors.

October 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Authorities searching for missing Hall teenager

Hall County authorities are looking for a teenager last seen Tuesday in Lula.

October 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Early voting in Hall beats expectations

About 8,000 Hall County voters cast their ballots this week for the presidency and local races, according to Elections Director Charlotte Sosebee, a larger-than-expected ...

October 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Jackson EMC warns members of phone scam

The power utility Jackson EMC is warning its members of a phone scam attempting to con customers into paying phony bills.

October 21, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local

Authorities believe child started early morning Gainesville fire

Authorities said they believe a 5-year-old started a fire early this morning at the Harrison Square apartments.

October 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Phil Niekro, 44 teams celebrate 20 years of golf tournament

In the early days of the Edmondson-Telford Center for Children, attorney Lydia Sartain recalled a young boy coming in to the Gainesville nonprofit.

October 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Hall man charged with beating 64-year-old man

A Hall County man is accused of hitting a 64-year-old man repeatedly in the face, authorities said.

October 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Halftime Heroes: Family, tradition part of band DNA at East Hall

Family comes up over and over when talking with band members at East Hall High School.

October 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Gainesville's plans to buy insurance building move forward

The Gainesville Redevelopment Authority on Thursday approved a bond resolution to help fund the acquisition of the Turner, Wood & Smith building to make way for ...

October 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Boys & Girls Clubs, Fair Street celebrate after-school programs

For hundreds of Hall County and Gainesville children, it's important to keep the lights on after school.

October 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Lakeview Academy kicks off construction of new middle school building

Two years of planning and fundraising led to an official start of construction for a new middle school classroom building at Lakeview Academy on Thursday.

October 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Wreck that injured Flowery Branch teen’s mother leads student to organize road safety event

The Rally for Road Safety at Lanier Charter Career Academy this Saturday has a direct link to a traffic accident in March.

October 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Browns Bridge closing for 2 weekends for repairs

Browns Bridge, one of Hall County's few links to neighboring counties over Lake Lanier, is slated to be closed for repairs the next two ...

October 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Suspect in September fatal shooting arrested

Authorities have arrested the suspect in the September shooting death of a Gainesville man.

October 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

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