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Hall resident to direct DOT engineering division

Hall County resident Russell McMurry has been named the Georgia Department of Transportation's engineering division director.

May 17, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch budget tighter, but no tax increase planned

Flowery Branch's budget for fiscal 2012, which takes effect July 1, is still "a work in progress," but at this point, "it looks as if we will not raise property taxes," Mayor Mike Miller said Monday.

May 17, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


High gas prices curb driver habits

As summer gets under way, Linda Crowe should be finalizing arrangements for a road trip through Maine that she had planned. But as gas prices top $4 a gallon, she, like many travelers, instead finds herself crunching the numbers.

May 17, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Ex-deputy pleads guilty to touching 3-year-old

A former Hall County Sheriff's Office investigator whose job was to look into allegations of misconduct within the agency pleaded guilty Monday to sexual battery involving a 3-year-old girl.

May 17, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


City may update pool room rules

Gainesville may change the way pool rooms operate in the city.

May 17, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville schools: Furloughs, no tax hike in 2012

Gainesville City Schools will likely roll up the millage rate and impose furlough days to balance the fiscal year 2012 budget.

May 16, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Oakwood planners recommend design standards for 250-acre area

Oakwood took a major step Monday night toward setting development standards for a 250-acre downtown area, including the nearly finished Thurmon Tanner Parkway, as part of its Oakwood 2030 plans.

May 16, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Schools’ 2012 budget woes “keep compounding”

Fluctuating tax digest numbers are continuing to cut away at an already bare Hall County Schools 2012 budget.

May 16, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


North Hall High students back in class after smoke forced evacuation

North Hall High School was evacuated this morning after an incident in a science classroom caused smoke.

May 16, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville resident searches for police badge

Charles Bishop's police badge brings back many memories from his 30 years as an officer on Tybee Island.

May 15, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Gainesville to increase wastewater surcharge fees

Gainesville's public utilities department is increasing industrial surcharge fees for the first time in 15 years.

May 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Lake meeting’s speaker could address water levels

The "water wars" between Georgia, Alabama and Florida is likely to surface as a topic at the Lake Lanier Association's annual membership meeting Thursday.

May 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Junior Achievement to honor 2 business leaders

Junior Achievement will honor two of Gainesville's premiere business leaders, Gus Whalen and Jim Walters, with induction Thursday into the Northeast Georgia Business Hall of Fame.

May 15, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Hall mails tax assessment notices

Hall County sent out more than 75,000 tax assessment notices to residents on Friday, but officials want to make sure they don't pay their taxes just yet.

May 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Other uses being considered for federal transportation money

Area government officials are looking for ways to tap into a pot of federal transportation dollars, now that plans for a Hall County freight study that would have used that money have been shelved.

May 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Business summit set for Oct. 5 in Gainesville

A business summit called "Employers In The Know" will be held in Gainesville on Oct. 5. The summit is one in a series of 12 ...

September 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville school board again delays decision on naming facilities

Naming school facilities for Gainesville City Schools continues to be a source of dispute - six months after the issue was raised. The Gainesville Board of ...

September 19, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


186-home development off Spout Springs Road gets initial OK

A 186-lot subdivision planned off busy Spout Springs Road in South Hall got the Hall County Planning Commission's recommendation for approval Monday night.

September 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


FBI agrees to fund new firing range and training center in Hall County

The FBI has agreed to pay up to $1.7 million for a new firing range and training facility in Hall County that it will ...

September 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lakeview senior is National Merit Scholar semifinalist

Dhruv Gaur, a senior at Lakeview Academy, has been named a National Merit Scholar semifinalist. He is the only Hall County student on the list.

September 19, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Davis Middle School seeks more business reps for career fair

Davis Middle School in Flowery Branch is seeking more business representatives for its Davis Discovery Career Fair on Oct. 28.

September 19, 2016 | | Local


Attempted rape case hearing postponed

A Gainesville man's probable cause hearing for charges of attempted rape and false imprisonment was postponed two weeks.

September 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County gas stations dry up as pipeline company works to send fuel

Gas stations across Gainesville, Hall County and the entire state were reporting fuel shortages Monday after a pipeline company in Alabama reported a break over ...

September 19, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Two people robbed in Gainesville Waffle House parking lot

Two people were robbed in a Waffle House parking lot Monday morning, police said.

September 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Woman opens new Gainesville preschool offering flexible hours

Arbendette Van quit her job of nearly 25 years to follow her passion: early childhood education.

September 18, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Conservation groups seek to weigh in on Georgia-Florida water wars case

Several big-name conservation organizations are seeking to give input to the U.S. Supreme Court battle between Florida and Georgia over water sharing in a ...

September 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Firefighters collecting boot drive donations for burn survivors this week

Gainesville Fire Department members are kicking off a boot drive this week to raise money for the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.

September 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall Marine veteran seeks retroactive tax break for fully disabled veterans

An uphill battle is nothing new to Russell Rego, but the Hall County resident keeps pushing like the 21-year Marine veteran he is.

September 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Vote Trump or Clinton? Many in Hall are cool to both

The old philosophy of choosing the "lesser of two evils" in the voting booth isn't working for some Hall County residents and students during ...

September 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


North Hall senior leaps into Korean culture, language

A North Hall High School junior got "kind of enthralled with the (Korean) culture," her dad said, and she decided she wanted to learn the ...

September 18, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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