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Jefferson may change water rates after customer complaints

JEFFERSON - The city of Jefferson is considering updating its water rate structure again.

October 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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


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Hall approves mixed-use development, disbands Civil Service Board

The Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved a mixed-use development in South Hall near the new Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton, as well as disbanding the Civil Service Board and changing business licensing fees.

June 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont OKs fireworks ordinance

Clermont Town Council voted Thursday to OK a law regulating the sale and use of consumer fireworks, acting under a state law taking effect Wednesday that expands their sale and use.

June 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local poultry producer withdraws IPO

Citing an unfavorable market, an Oakwood-based poultry producer has withdrawn its planned initial stock offering.

June 25, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Hall County OKs $93.6 million budget

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 on Thursday night to approve a $93.6 million general fund budget for the 2016 fiscal year with no tax increase.

June 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Community foundation looking for leader

A widespread search for the new president and chief executive officer of North Georgia Community Foundation has begun.

June 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: Cleveland man charged with electronic enticement of minor

A Cleveland man was arrested following a two-week undercover investigation for electronic enticement of a child, authorities said.

June 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Latinos, African-Americans to rally Monday to end at-large voting in Gainesville

Latino and African-American political organizers will meet Monday afternoon for what is being called a historic alliance to protest Gainesville's at-large voting system.

June 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hobby Lobby, Chipotle officially coming to Dawsonville Highway development

Plans are moving forward for a large development on Dawsonville Highway, where Hobby Lobby, Chipotle and Academy Sports + Outdoors are all slated to open this fall or winter.

June 25, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


High court upholds federal insurance subsidies for thousands of Georgians

More than 412,000 Georgians can receive federal tax subsidies designed to make health insurance affordable after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the nationwide assistance in a ruling Thursday.

June 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lanier Tech receives $400,000 gift for scholarship fund

Pauline Ivey couldn't afford to get a higher education, but she wanted to make sure others could.

June 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Jobless rate rises to 5.1 percent in metro Gainesville

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate took a bump up for the first time this year in May, rising to to 5.1 percent from 4.7 percent in April, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.

June 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lanier Tech program to help students receive help with diplomas

Jessica Lee is working on a degree so she can better support her 8-year-old son Ethan.

June 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Wrigley to add 155 jobs at Flowery Branch plant

A group watched as cinderblock-sized hunks of gum inched along a conveyer belt before being pressed into sheets and sent down the line. There was mint in the air - a lot of it - and the unaccustomed eyes of visitors watered with the scent of Wrigley's gum.

June 24, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Quinlan campers paint ‘art car’

Some summer campers are taking part in a unique experience this year by painting and repainting an "art car."

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Badge & Bar: Judge denies man’s request to dismiss charges in homeless attacks

Hall County Superior Court Judge Andrew Fuller denied a Gainesville man's request to dismiss charges for two alleged attacks on homeless people.

June 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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