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Some residents still trying to ‘figure out’ tax code bill

Georgia's Senate could vote today on a tax reform bill that promises breaks for married people and a phase-out of property taxes on motor vehicles as people buy new or used cars and trucks.

March 21, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Effect on life downstream questioned at second Glades Reservoir hearing

AUBURN, Ala. - Near the middle of the Chattahoochee River basin, the idea of a reservoir on an upstream tributary raises "a lot of questions" for a few people.

March 21, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville City Schools staff survey shows 'where the holes are'

School staff speaks up and the system listens.

March 21, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Head Start now taking applications

The Hall County Head Start program is now accepting applications for the 2012-13 school year.

March 21, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


Coordinator for Safe Kids named to advisory council

Kim Martin, coalition coordinator for Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County, has been selected to serve as a committee member on the Safe Kids USA Coalition Advisory Council.

March 21, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


Movie stars visit Dawsonville

Movie legend Clint Eastwood was scheduled to arrive Tuesday in Dawsonville to begin filming scenes at a local motel.

March 21, 2012 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Family, friends mourn beloved Lumpkin County pastor

The Rev. Dean Bryant gave up the full-time pastorate more than a decade ago, but he never gave up ministering to ailing patients and their families.

March 21, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man stopped in South Hall, charged with cocaine possession

A Duluth man was arrested Tuesday in South Hall on drug charges following a traffic stop.

March 21, 2012 | | Local




Convicted business owner's prison sentence delayed

A Gainesville business owner convicted of making false claims that government agents fined his business was granted a 10-day delay in reporting for prison on Wednesday to address other pending court cases.

March 21, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Hall County proposes bus fare increase

Looking to address cost concerns, the Hall County Board of Commissioners Tuesday signaled an interest in increasing fares to support the Hall Area Transit system.

March 21, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Residents note issues at Glades Reservoir meeting

The issues brought to the table Tuesday were hyperlocal.

March 21, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville offers $7.2M for old Hall County jail

A source with the Hall County government has confirmed that Gainesville has matched Corrections Corp. of America's offer on the old county jail, and is willing to pay $7.2 million to control the future of the Main Street property.

March 21, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


State’s first lady sees old friends, delivers Meals on Wheels

First lady Sandra Deal hugged quite a few familiar necks during her tour of the Gainesville-Hall County Meals on Wheels program on Tuesday.

March 20, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


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Hall superintendent favors Cherokee Bluffs name for new middle, high school

The seventh Hall County middle and high schools, set to open next August, may get a new name later this month, and Superintendent Will Schofield ...

August 15, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


March planned today in Gainesville in reaction to Charlottesville violence

A march responding to the violence and clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, is set to begin at 5 p.m. in Roosevelt Square near downtown Gainesville.

August 15, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Rocks cause uncertainty about Gainesville sports complex project

Plans for a long-awaited $6.6 million sports complex for multiple youth activities in Gainesville have encountered an unexpected hiccup when initial soil tests uncovered ...

August 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Rezoning OK paves way for 250-plus-home Oakwood subdivision

A 123-acre development off Martin Road in Oakwood will now be strictly residential, as Oakwood City Council voted Monday night to remove 23.6 acres ...

August 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall designs resources for teachers to use for total solar eclipse

With the total solar eclipse expected Aug. 21, Hall County teachers are getting digital resources developed by school district educators to help them teach students ...

August 14, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Hall school board responds to Charlottesville violence with initiative to promote ‘what unites us’

After a moment of silence to remember the people of Charlottesville, Va., amid the violence there over the weekend, Hall County school board members funded ...

August 14, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Supreme Court upholds murder conviction in 2013 Peppers Market shooting

The Supreme Court of Georgia justices unanimously upheld Joseph Scott Williams' murder conviction Monday in the June 2013 fatal shooting at Peppers Market in Gainesville.

August 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


White County graduate killed, 3 others injured in South Dakota wreck

An end-of-summer trip turned tragic last week for four White County High School graduates when a wreck on a South Dakota highway killed one and ...

August 14, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Martin Road interchange project awarded to contractor

Construction of a controversial new interchange off Interstate 985 at Martin Road in South Hall is now set.

August 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Boling Bridge lane closing at 11 a.m. every weekday this week

Construction on Boling Bridge will close a single lane of traffic on Ga. 53 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day this ...

August 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Federal money sought in South Hall project for developmentally disabled adults

Construction could start later this year in South Hall on an 84-unit residential complex for developmentally disabled people, as federal financing is being sought for ...

August 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Outside food limits, more exercise contribute to more healthy schools in Hall County

Parents don't bring cupcakes in for celebrations at McEver Arts Academy. In fact, other than lunches brought from home, there isn't a lot ...

August 13, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Hall official keeping eye on Gwinnett Transit study

Phillippa Lewis Moss believes Hall County commuters clearly want to get to Gwinnett County and Atlanta, "and the reverse commute is also true."

August 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Neighbors air complaints in Forsyth about weekend Lake Lanier house rentals

August 13, 2017 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


New conservative political group forms in Hall

A new conservative group has formed in North Georgia, the Lanier Republican Assembly, and it shares some of the same leadership as the Hall County ...

August 13, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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