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Local drivers welcome gas tax freeze

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday froze Georgia's gas tax, preventing an increase that would have kicked in July 1.

June 24, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Friday’s job cuts may lead to more

As 32 Hall County employees were told their jobs had been eliminated Friday, two county marshals stood guard outside the Board of Commissioners office.

June 24, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


No budget plan set as clock ticks

With fewer than six days left before the Hall County Board of Commissioners votes on its spending plan for fiscal year 2012, commissioners still have no agreed-upon plan.

June 24, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Coming Sunday: Immigration law's impact

Georgia's tough new law cracking down on illegal immigrants takes effect Friday. Though many support it, others say it is too harsh, and it already has faced legal challenges.

June 24, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Utility work on I-985 is set for Sunday morning

Traffic will stop briefly on Interstate 985 Sunday so Jackson Electric Membership Corp. can string transmission lines across the road.

June 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tadmore Elementary folds camp activities into summer school

When Tadmore Elementary School students show up for summer school, their first order of the day is to march off for breakfast in the mess hall.

June 23, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Commissioner wants millage rate designed for parks, leisure

While Hall County officials are considering a number of proposals - including raising property taxes - to immediately patch an $11.5 million budgetary hole, they are also looking at ways to protect county-sponsored quality of life programs in the future.

June 23, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County cuts 32 jobs today before final budget

More than 30 employees of the Hall County government will lose their jobs today.

June 23, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall drug unit arrest dozens on drug charges

Dozens of criminals across Hall County slept comfortably Thursday morning, lulled by the steady sound of raindrops on their rooftops - but that was before law enforcement started knocking on doors.

June 23, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Georgia chamber pushing 1 percent roads tax

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to promote statewide passage of next summer's referendum on the planned 1 percent sales tax for transportation.

June 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school board OKs 2012 budget

The Hall County Schools Board of Education adopted its fiscal year 2012 budget Thursday afternoon, which included a 1.25 roll-up in the millage rate.

June 23, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


East Hall house fire ruled as arson

An East Hall County house fire that occurred May 17 has been ruled as arson and fire officials are seeking help to determine who set it.

June 23, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


12-year-old from Forsyth County attends NGCSU

At just 2 years old, Alex Beach began reading textbooks.

June 23, 2011 | BY ALYSSA LARENZIE Times regional staff | Local


Man hurt in apparent accidental shooting

A Gainesville man was charged Wednesday in what authorities believe was an accidental shooting at a Flowery Branch home.

June 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Panel reviews regional road projects

A regional transportation panel gets back to work today reviewing potential road projects and seeing how they match up with revenue amounts projected by the Georgia Department of Transportation.

June 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Oakwood 84-unit affordable housing plan is being proposed again this year

An Atlanta firm is trying again to get tax credits to help fund an 84-unit affordable housing apartment complex in Oakwood.

July 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Construction of new Flowery Branch City Hall well underway

The new Flowery Branch City Hall is beginning to take shape.

July 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Tech students earn gold medals at national competition

For Jesse Connell and Luis Angel Melendez Novas, a gold medal in the national SkillsUSA competition in June began months ago when they convinced instructor ...

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


13-year-olds learn about life choices at ‘Gut Check’

A group of 54 13-year-olds spent the weekend learning to navigate activities such as wall climbing, rappelling and obstacle courses in an environment of military ...

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


From pain killer to killer: Opioid epidemic blamed for rising overdose cases

In Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Gainesville emergency room, the doctors saw roughly 400 more drug overdoses between 2015 and 2016.

July 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville, Hall families take advantage of school choice options

Traditionally in education, students have attended the public school in the attendance zone where their family lived.

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Opioids attacking mostly young, white, middle-class victims

When the Medical Examiner's Office released the body of 25-year-old Joseph Patterson to his mother Lisa Hicks, arrangements were made to take her son ...

July 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


NE Georgia Health System rolls out new technology, treatments to fight cancer

South Hall resident Josephine "Jo" Lorigo's ordeal began earlier this year when a mammogram showed "some unusual changes."

July 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


State’s shift in requirements for gifted, ESOL teachers called ‘a step backward’

Recent guidelines from the Georgia Department of Education which local officials say appear to relax requirements for teachers of gifted education and English to Speakers ...

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Operation Southern Shield to target speeders next week

Drivers who exceed the speed limit are warned to slow down or be prepared to get pulled over.

July 15, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Local theater company gets state funding

Gainesville Theatre Alliance made the cut Monday to receive one of more than 100 grants from the Georgia Council for the Arts.

July 15, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Buford prison employee sentenced in drug smuggling case

A kitchen employee at Phillips State Prison in Buford was sentenced for her role in a drug-smuggling scheme with inmates, according to court documents.

July 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


RISE program helps students retain knowledge in summer

Donning green caps and gowns, more than 100 elementary school students received certificates in the gym at Fair Street International Academy Friday. There was a ...

July 15, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Learning takes center stage at First Baptist summer camp program

Theodora Afantchao of Togo, West Africa, has a $10,000 scholarship waiting for her when she graduates from Gainesville High School in a few years.

July 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Collins ‘Sunshine’ bill would slow down federal rulemaking process

A second bill from Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, taking aim at federal regulations is headed to the floor of the House of Representatives.

July 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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