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Tax appeals could alter Hall County budget

Hall County may have to adjust its revenue projections and general fund budget once appeals of property assessments conclude in a few months.

June 28, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lanier development authority approves new LanierWorld recreations

The Lake Lanier Islands Development Authority approved site plans for additions to LanierWorld at a board meeting Friday morning.

June 27, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Lanier drowning victim identified as police officer

A man who drowned Thursday night in Lake Lanier has been identified as a Lawrenceville police officer.

June 27, 2014 | Times staff, regional reports | Local


Traffic study shows stop sign unwarranted

Gainesville officials have conducted a traffic study to determine if an all-way stop sign is needed at the intersection of Club and East Lake drives near the Chattahoochee Country Club.

June 27, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Memorial Day parade changes target politicians

Next year's Memorial Day parade may have a less political feel, as organizers are instituting some changes, including a ban on day-of marchers.

June 27, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local




Day care owner, employees in toddler burn case released on bond

The owner, site director and an employee of a Clermont day care have all been released on bond in the case of a burned toddler.

June 27, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local




Stakeholders group commits to finishing water plan

A private group agreed this week to spend the money necessary to complete a water management plan for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basin, which includes Lake Lanier.

June 27, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall votes to not hike taxes, give staff a 3 percent raise

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 Thursday night to approve a $90.268 million budget for the 2015 fiscal year that includes a full rollback of the property tax rate.

June 27, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County: Chicopee principal leaving for new job

Chicopee Woods Elementary School Principal Hank Ramey will be leaving the Hall County School District to take a job as principal of Banks County Middle School.

June 27, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Flowery Branch City Council approves budget

The Flowery Branch City Council approved a 2015 fiscal year budget, with one more meeting to go before a tax millage rate is set.

June 27, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Man guilty of murder in Peppers Market shooting

Joseph Williams, the man accused of shooting down Adrian Thompson outside Peppers Grocery & Market, was found guilty Thursday in Gainesville of murder.

June 27, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Drowning victim found in Lake Lanier

June 26, 2014 | | Local




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Gainesville schools begin implementing strategic plan

Gainesville schools have begun implementing their new strategic plan, and that plan is all about putting district goals in action.

July 21, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Pregnant woman hit by car ID'd as nearby resident

A pregnant Hall County woman was heading home from a Ga. 365 convenience store when she was struck and killed by a motorist Sunday night, a Georgia State Patrol trooper said Monday.

July 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


King’s Hawaiian expansion underway

Work is moving along in the expansion of the King's Hawaiian plant in Oakwood, an effort that could eventually double employment there.

July 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch schedules hearing for downtown neighborhood proposal

A planned neighborhood may soon be coming to an area near downtown Flowery Branch with a few modifications from the original plans.

July 21, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall narrows focus to specific tax collections

The Hall County Tax Commissioner's Office has slowed its efforts to collect taxes owed on watercraft and personal property due to budget constraints and understaffing.

July 21, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


New amnesty law has limited impact in area

Despite Gov. Nathan Deal signing a medical amnesty bill three months ago, the new law allowing for immunities on arrests when a person seeks emergency services has not had many noticeable effects in the purview of law enforcement or medical staff.

July 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Officials: Hot car deaths avoidable

Accidents in which children die after being left in vehicles are more common than one might think. According to car safety expert Kimberly Martin, more than 40 children died in hot cars in the United States last year alone.

July 21, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


County to consider vendor for retirement accounts

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will likely select a vendor to manage employee retirement accounts this week.

July 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gut check graduation

The Gainesville Jaycees sponsor and conduct the military-style camp to instill discipline and teach leadership qualities to a wide ranging group of Hall County middle school boys. Graduation was Sunday at Gainesville Civic Center. Ryan Sawyer, one of the program's main instructors, said "This program is about getting them to grow up and contribute to the community."

July 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Class Notes: School board meets at new locale today

The Gainesville City School Board will have its regular meeting today at 6 p.m. in the municipal courtroom at the public safety complex on Queen City Parkway.

July 21, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Unidentified pregnant pedestrian killed in NE Hall County

A pregnant woman was killed late Sunday night as she crossed Ga. 365 near Mud Creek Road, according to law enforcement officials.

July 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Local




Recent drownings bring back scary memories for Dahlonega man

About 10 people die every day in America from drowning.

July 20, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Parents cope with loss from fatal crash

Samuel Martin must drive past the scene of his son's death every day.

July 20, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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