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Oakwood budget likely will keep tax rate steady

Monday night, Oakwood City Council members gave initial approval to a proposed tax rate for 2010 that cuts city spending and leaves residents' tax rates the same.

October 12, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Board of Regents to gather at NGCSU

Many leaders of public universities across the state will convene at North Georgia College & State University as the Dahlonega school hosts the University System of Georgia Board of Regents.

October 12, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Missing exemption raises property tax bills for many

Receiving a tax bill is never welcomed, especially one that is up to $200 higher than the previous year's.

October 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local






Oktoberfest still going strong

HELEN - Oktoberfest seems almost recession-proof.

October 11, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Black bear sightings increase

DAWSONVILLE - Firefighters at Station 6 near Big Canoe have learned not to leave the bay door open for even a few minutes after recently finding bear prints and overturned trash inside.

October 11, 2009 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Few are getting H1N1 vaccine

With thousands of H1N1 vaccinations available, area health officials are doing something they didn't expect - waiting for willing participants.

October 11, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Healthy living the theme for “Harvest” event

Living well is the best prevention.

October 11, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Mother grateful for help in wake of son’s death

HOSCHTON - While most of Pam Tolbert's children know her as "momma," to her son, John Richard Nash, she was always "mother."

October 11, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Deadline is Tuesday for dock permit requests

The deadline to seek a boat dock permit on Lake Lanier is Tuesday.

October 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Doss-Luna has grown up with Oakwood, plans to stay there

OAKWOOD - Oakwood was a far different place when Patti Doss-Luna arrived in the small town, a young mom entering the work force because "I needed the job."

October 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawson County boy dies after hunting accident

An 11-year-old boy died at an Atlanta hospital Friday night after an accidental shooting at an adult-child hunting event in Dawson County, officials said.

October 10, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


With autism diagnoses rising, a cause is sought

When twins Brett and Blake Stallworth were just 12 months old, their parents began to notice that something wasn't quite right.

October 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


NGCSU promotes first female brigade commander

DAHLONEGA - Cadet Col. Ashlie Shrewsbury wakes most mornings at 6:45 a.m. and changes into her gray shirt and black shorts like every other cadet at North Georgia College & State University.

October 10, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Lula councilwoman dies following Jan. 10 wreck

Longtime Lula Councilwoman Vicky Chambers, who was injured in a Jan. 10 wreck in East Hall County, died Thursday.

January 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Savannah port officials watching transportation debate in legislature

Port of Savannah officials have their hands full with an ambitious deepening project, but they're also watching how the transportation funding debate plays out in the Georgia General Assembly.

January 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hospital celebrates its 2,000th robotic surgery procedure

Some milestones come with age - others with the advent of technology.

January 22, 2015 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Badge & Bar: Hall hopes to dismiss excessive force lawsuit

Hall County's representation in a civil suit brought by a former Hall County Jail inmate hopes to dismiss the case, saying the county can't be held liable for a jailer's actions.

January 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County reviewing Gateway Centre marketing plan

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is likely to sign off tonight on an updated marketing plan for the Gateway Industrial Centre in hopes the business park is finally ready for build-out.

January 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville wants peek under Green Street to fix traffic, drainage problems

Everybody knows what's on top of Green Street in Gainesville: cars and more cars.

January 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County, Lumpkin County narcotics squads seize $120K in marijuana, meth

Authorities said a 62-year-old man has allegedly distributed 2 pounds of illegal narcotics a week in Hall County and three neighboring counties.

January 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


New website to help Hall parents assist kids with math homework

Hall County parents who are unsure how to help their children with math homework will soon have a tool to make it easier.

January 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Will Schofield, Dick Yarbrough named to education reform commission

Gov. Nathan Deal has named 33 state education experts, including Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield and columnist Dick Yarbrough, to the state Education Reform Commission.

January 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch woman charged with arson, insurance fraud

A Flowery Branch woman was charged Tuesday with first-degree arson and insurance fraud in connection with allegedly setting a fire at her home.

January 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Tax criticism grows as agreement nears in Hall County

Criticisms are growing as Hall County and area city officials prepare to sign off on an agreement about what projects to fund if voters approve a special purpose local option sales tax in March.

January 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Russell McMurry named new DOT commissioner

Longtime Georgia Department of Transportation executive Russell McMurry was elected Tuesday to be its new commissioner, effective immediately.

January 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville High graduation to take place at City Park

The Gainesville City Board of Education on Tuesday night recognized students for their presentations during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration.

January 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Lula planning meeting hinges on councilwoman’s recovery

Lula City Council has put off a Jan. 28 planning session until Councilwoman Vicky Chambers, who was seriously injured in a Jan. 10 wreck, can participate.

January 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eyes on the Roads: Roads planning group to get 2040 plan update today

The consultant helping the Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Hall County area's lead transportation planning agency, is set to give an MPO committee a status report this morning on the 2040 plan update.

January 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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