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Gibbs says he’ll focus on fiscal issues

With no competition in November, Scott Gibbs is ready to take over as the District 3 representative on the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

July 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Clermont says letter from county is ‘smoking gun’

Clermont officials claim a letter written by the Hall County Board of Commissioners to Gov. Sonny Perdue last year is evidence the county went back on a promise to build a sales tax-funded library in Clermont.

July 23, 2010 | BY <a href="mailto:sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com">STEVEN GURR</a> and <a href="mailto:mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com">MELISSA WEINMAN</a> | Local


No back-to-school sales tax holiday this year

Parents won't see the back-to-school tax break that has driven summer retail sales for eight years in a row, although some stores are offering discounts to make up for it.

July 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Public asked to stay away from renovated playing field

Gainesville City Schools are asking people to help take care of school property as renovations wrap up before classes start.

July 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Commissioner Bell proposes outsourcing county positions

Commissioner Ashley Bell asked the Board of Commissioners to consider outsourcing a number of county positions to save money at Thursday's board meeting.

July 22, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Perdue, Wildlife Service applaud judge’s water ruling

Both Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service praised a federal decision to reject Florida's claim in a 20-year-old dispute over water in the Chattahoochee River.

July 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Council cans curbside pickup proposal

Curbside trash service is off the table for Gainesville, officials said at a public meeting to discuss the city's solid waste service Thursday.

July 22, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Hall officer a Deputy of the Year

When Hall County Sheriff's Deputy Ana Smith ran into a mobile home that was engulfed in flames to pull out a woman, she wasn't wearing any fire protection gear, and she wasn't thinking about the danger.

July 22, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Residents disagree on jobless benefits extension

The most recent extension of federal unemployment benefits is being met with mixed reviews.

July 22, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Florida water request denied

Local water experts were still deciding what to make of a ruling made in the tri-state water wars Wednesday.

July 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Whooping cough on the rise

Whooping cough may be an illness that some think disappeared with fallout shelters, but that is not the case.

July 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Geographic information systems headed into Hall schools

A new kind of technology is invading Hall County schools.

July 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville man gets steak dinner on ‘Letterman’

David Letterman might be more careful with communication with his audiences after a conversation with one Gainesville man cost him a steak dinner.

July 21, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


White County’s next DA learned from campaign

Jeff Langley said the campaign trail helped him learn more about the people he will be serving when he takes office in January as district attorney for the circuit that includes White and Lumpkin counties.

July 21, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Sheriff’s website gets an update

If you want to get a good look at Hall County's most wanted fugitives or find out who's locked up in the local jail, the answer is now just a few mouse clicks away.

July 21, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Business parks filling up as new development surges

Two business parks in Hall County will likely get new tenants before the end of the year, a sign that industrial development is running strong ...

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Mount Vernon Exploratory School, Chinese students becoming ‘21st century pen pals’

It is before 7:30 a.m. as Mount Vernon Exploratory School second-grade students closely watch the screen.

May 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Corps: Island fire cause undetermined

The cause of an island fire first reported around noon Sunday on Lake Lanier hasn't been determined, officials said, but they plan to let ...

May 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Craig Herrington keeps seat on Hall school board

Craig Herrington retains his seat on the Hall County Board of Education, fending off challenger Clay Davis.

May 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Richard Higgins wins Hall chairman seat in tight race

Richard Higgins narrowly beat Steve Gailey in the race for Hall Couty Board of Commissioners chairman, a seat left vacant when Richard Mecum announced he ...

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Primary proves tight race for Hall chairman, easy contest for incumbents

In Hall County, with 100 percent of precincts reporting:

May 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Suspect stole cakes, ice cream from Dairy Queen

A burglary suspect earlier this month forced his way into a Gainesville Dairy Queen and took two cakes from the freezer, police said.

May 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Relief in works for residents of Sterling, Cresswind with possible traffic lights

For Hall County residents upset about the difficulty of entering and exiting two large subdivisions because of school and rush-hour traffic, relief is on the ...

May 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Search for missing Gainesville woman shifts to investigation of her whereabouts

Authorities suspended the search Monday night for a Gainesville woman who has been missing since Wednesday night.

May 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police investigate possible drive-by shooting at Atlanta Street

Gainesville Police are investigating a shooting Sunday night at the Atlanta Street apartments, the second in a week at the housing complex.

May 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville superintendent: New Mundy Mill school will have room to grow

A new elementary school in the Mundy Mill subdivision will be built for 750 students but can be expanded to more than 1,000, a ...

May 23, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall school board gives first approval to budget, laments tax digest

Hall County Schools' budget for 2016-17 got a thumb's up Monday night and Hall County's tax digest - or a list of the county ...

May 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


School board OKs resignation of Zachary Swansey, former West Hall coach charged with sexual assault

The Hall County Board of Education voted Monday night to approve the resignation of Zachary Swansey, a former boys basketball coach who has been charged ...

May 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Company says construction at new RaceTrac shouldn’t affect traffic flow

Construction of the new RaceTrac store in Gainesville has stretched to the busy E.E. Butler Parkway/U.S. 129, but company officials don't ...

May 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Child in critical condition following motorcycle wreck

An 11-year-old child was listed in critical condition following a motorcycle wreck in western Dawson County Monday afternoon.

May 23, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


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