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Sales tax aims to fix Gainesville, Hall, Buford schools

A proposed one-penny sales tax for school facilities could be a tough sell to Hall County and Gainesville voters next month.

February 06, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Skateboarders still seek venue after Cool Springs Park construction is halted

If not at Cool Springs Park, then where?

February 06, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


‘Lucky’ family endures a year of tragedy

These are harrowing times for the Martin family.

February 06, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Still stroking the keys to life

Some memories from her long life are fading, but ask Merle Bean to play a song on the piano and watch as her eyes brighten and her hands brush gracefully across the keys

February 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Packer, Steeler fans Super psyched for big game

Wisconsin native Tim Fons missed the birth of his first child to attend a Green Bay Packers game.

February 05, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Rabid goat confirmed in North Hall

A rabid goat was confirmed in the Baker Circle area of North Hall on Saturday, the second confirmed case in Hall County this year.

February 05, 2011 | | Local


Georgia’s resident groundhog, Gen. Beauregard Lee, may not have seen his shadow

Georgia's resident groundhog, Gen. Beauregard Lee, may not have seen his shadow this week, but that doesn't mean winter is ready to give up its grip any time soon.

February 05, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Safe Rides to offer free transportation to drinkers on Super Bowl Sunday

They're common around New Year's Eve and the Fourth of July, anti-drunken driving campaigns urging people to pick a designated driver, pass off the keys and stay off the road.

February 05, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Man accused of stealing thousands of gallons of motor oil from area dealers

A Greer, S.C., man accused in Hall County of stealing motor oil refused extradition this week, as investigators in three states continue scrutinizing similar thefts at car dealerships and auto shops dating back at least a year.

February 05, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Student rebounds from a stroke

Two years ago, Alberto Diaz, 15, suffered a stroke on the West Hall High School track that left him battling for his life.

February 05, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall may raise ambulance fees to boost funds

Hall County could be raising the costs of ambulance services, a move that will put its charges in line with other counties and provide a boost to the county's general fund.

February 05, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Pedestrian bridge will go up soon

The skyline along Jesse Jewell Parkway will continue to change dramatically this month as construction on Gainesville's pedestrian bridge begins.

February 05, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville State decision sparks silent protest

With black tape stretched over their mouths, several members of the Gainesville State College community stood in silent protest Friday afternoon of what they say is a blatant act of censorship by college administrators.

February 04, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


A day for smiles

Nine-year-old Kristian and his sister, 6-year-old Madison, sit quietly in the hallway of a doctor's office, their eyes shifting from side to side, taking in the scene.

February 04, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Students create colorful art for troops in Afghanistan

Teens from West Hall High School are using art to say thanks to U.S. troops overseas.

February 03, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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Hall Elections Board member accused of stealing boxers resigns position

A Hall County Elections Board member accused of shoplifting two pair of men's boxer briefs from Wal-Mart submitted his resignation Monday, county officials said.

February 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Slideshow: 5-ton marble elephant installed at Gainesville’s City Park Stadium

A 5-ton marble elephant was installed at City Park Stadium on Thursday morning at the home team entrance where Gainesville High football players make their ...

February 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


KKK sign removed from Dahlonega building

February 16, 2017 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in stabbing trial

Days into a murder trial, a Gainesville man decided to make a guilty plea for a fatal January 2016 stabbing.

February 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Marble from China part of garden coming to Braselton hospital

If you've ever been to the hospital or the emergency room, you know how important it is to take a moment to step out ...

February 15, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Brady for a day: Flowery Branch mayor to wear Patriots’ jersey Thursday

Flowery Branch Mayor Mike Miller has not lost any sleep thinking about the friendly Super Bowl wager that slipped away along with the Atlanta Falcons ...

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


5-ton marble elephant to grace City Park Stadium

A permanent guest is coming Thursday to City Park Stadium - home of the Gainesville Red Elephants' football, soccer and lacrosse teams.

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Martin Road residents ask for widening project to be axed

Martin Road residents formally asked Hall County area transportation planners Wednesday to ditch a highly contested plan to widen the South Hall road.

February 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man gets life sentence for convenience store armed robbery

A Gainesville man received a life prison sentence after pleading guilty to taking nearly $10,000 and firing his gun three times in a Gainesville ...

February 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


New Flowery Branch building housing pizzeria, beer shop gets final OK

A new downtown Flowery Branch building that will house a pizzeria and a craft beer business could open by late spring or early summer.

February 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school officials: New budget includes raises, no program cuts

Gainesville and Hall County school officials have put in place timelines for approving their 2017-18 budgets.

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


State education funding under the microscope

A nonprofit organization that tracks Georgia spending and policies by state leaders is warning school districts to prepare to "face growing financial pressures."

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


UNG student finds stability with service dog by her side

The thing that saved Taylor Fleming from herself is covered in fur, walks on four legs and goes by the name of Ryder.

February 15, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Local schools promote foreign language program

Hall County school officials approved spending up to $5,000 in needs and merit scholarships to help students who qualify for the Federal Service Language ...

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


‘Shank’ text message opens Gainesville murder trial

The defendant in a murder trial sent a text message saying he would "shank" the victim if he entered a Gainesville apartment, according to testimony ...

February 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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