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Gainesville braces for budget cuts

The Gainesville City Council will hold the first hearing on the city's budget plans for fiscal year 2010 tonight, and while most proposals include cuts in spending, the budget does include some expansion of services and proposed rate increases for city residents.

June 01, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Energy grant gives Hall $762K for efficiency

Hall County may soon become a model for energy efficiency.

June 01, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville school system may cut pay, dental insurance to hire more teachers

The Gainesville school system is considering hiring more teachers and making cuts to its employee dental program as board members try to pin down a tentative budget by Monday.

June 01, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Trial begins for ex-Tech student accused in terror conspiracy

As an isolated, shy teenager, the seeds of Syed Haris Ahmed's jihadist aspirations were planted during hours in front of a computer screen in his family's Dawsonville home.

June 01, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Stimulus to make up $2 million loss in Hall schools' budget

Budget numbers are starting to settle for the Hall County school district following a week of more state cuts.

June 01, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Got a traffic or DNR ticket? Now you can pay fine online

Hall County residents can now pay traffic tickets and Department of Natural Resources citations online.

June 01, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County library’s summer story time kicks off with a theme

Like her three brothers and little sister, Kristina Lamparter was excited about visiting the Gainesville library Monday.

June 01, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Flowery Branch City Council to discuss annexations, false alarm law

The Flowery Branch City Council plans to consider five annexation requests and a false alarm ordinance at its meeting Wednesday.

June 01, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Downstream water releases won't affect Lanier for now, corps says

An easing of drought conditions has prompted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to resume normal downstream releases of water previously held in reservoirs during the drought.

June 01, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Little Hall Park boat ramp will be closed temporarily

The boat ramp at Little Hall Park will be closed Wednesday and Thursday for striping, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Monday.

June 01, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Justice Department rejects voter citizenship measure

The Justice Department has rejected Georgia's attempt to require prospective voters in the state to provide proof of citizenship.

June 01, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


Jackson County starts 2009 on positive note

JEFFERSON - Jackson County is poised for growth this year despite the economic downturn, but will need to watch its spending to keep from using too much of its revenues for debt payments, according to the county's 2008 financial report.

May 31, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Cars, trucks outnumber Dawson residents, following US trend

A lot of folks in Dawson County like their cars.

May 31, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Meeting to focus on water manual update, lake’s economic impact

A consultant leading a study to update the operating manual for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin plans to give an update on his work at a Wednesday public forum.

May 31, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dahlonega soldier on the mend

Army Spc. Andy "Sully" Sullens doesn't remember the explosion or being thrown about 25 feet from the vehicle.

May 31, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Loan to boost Oakwood sewer plans

Braselton received a state loan Tuesday that will enable Oakwood to tap into a long-anticipated sewer project involving the two cities.

August 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall GOP unveils new headquarters

Local officials, state representatives and conservative voters turned out Tuesday night for the grand opening of the Hall County Republican Party's headquarters in Gainesville.

August 26, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Renovations moving along

Work has been underway since January on the conversion of the old Sam's Club building on Mundy Mill Road at Interstate 985 in Oakwood into Northeast Georgia Health System's corporate support service center. The building is being renovated to make it more conducive to office functions. According to Hall County records, the building's size is 107,826 square feet with a 2,072-square-foot "service repair garage." The building was built in 1992. A furniture store and flea market previously occupied the old Sam's building.

August 26, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


Eyes on the Road: US 129 traffic to shift

Beginning Sept. 3, traffic on U.S. 129/Ga. 11 in Cleveland will be shifted west from O'Reilly Auto Parts to the Dollar General, opening a continuous turn lane from the O'Reilly store to Hope Drive.

August 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hearing leaves Gainesville's Rogers wary of Common Core standards

LAWRENCEVILLE - State Rep. Carl Rogers, R-Gainesville, spent Monday hearing from educators and members of the public on Common Core education standards, part of what he says is a long learning process on how the standards are working for Georgia schools.

August 26, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


South Hall home badly damaged in fire

One person escaped injury as a South Hall County home was seriously damaged in a fire Tuesday morning, according to Hall County Fire Services.

August 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Former president Jimmy Carter inspires Brenau students

The first assignment for freshmen at Brenau University this year included a rare opportunity - getting to meet with former President Jimmy Carter.

August 26, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Judge mulling sanctions in Ga. ethics trial

August 26, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


No one qualifies yet for vacant Town Council seat

There are no candidates yet for Clermont Town Council's special election set for Nov. 4.

August 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Man charged with manufacturing marijuana, intent to distribute

A Gainesville man was arrested Monday in connection with manufacturing marijuana and possession of the drug with the intent to distribute.

August 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


All 4 suspects in custody after rocks thrown at cars

All four men suspected of throwing rocks on cars driving on Interstate 985 last week have been arrested, according to Hall County Courthouse records.

August 26, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


The Local Agenda: Hall shuffles its calendar

The Hall County Board of Commissioners has canceled its 6 p.m. Thursday voting session. Its work session typically held at 3 p.m. Monday also was canceled.

August 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Tennis courts reopen to serve public

Freshly painted lines and resurfaced tennis courts are now open to the public in Gainesville.

August 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County accepting bids on trail project

A longtime plan to build a bicycle/pedestrian path cutting through a portion of historic Chicopee Village is closer to reality.

August 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall schools request more classroom space

Enrollment is up in Hall County schools, and the district is requesting funding for more classroom space to accommodate the growing number of students.

August 25, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


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