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Hall and Gainesville school chiefs defend SPLOST tax at South Hall meeting

Hall County and Gainesville school chiefs went on the defensive Thursday on a couple of key sticking points involving the 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax for schools.

March 11, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Early voting on SPLOST will end at 5 p.m. today

Early voting on a 1-cent sales tax for education ends at 5 p.m. today, and about 1,300 votes were cast as of Thursday.

March 11, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Trial witness enlightens jury about gang dispute

Gang members understand what being disrespected by rivals requires.

March 11, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Attempt to downgrade Cool Springs Park fails

An attempt to change the plan for the baseball fields at Cool Springs Park failed following a spat at the Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting Thursday evening.

March 11, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Consolidation helping Gainesville save cash

Gainesville City Council members began listening to budget presentations Thursday and heard positive reports from three departments.

March 11, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Recent rains have Lake Lanier above summer full pool

At one point during the storm that raked across Georgia this week, water was traveling down the Chattahoochee River in Cornelia at 10,000 cubic feet per second, or the equivalent of a maximum release at Buford Dam.

March 10, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Great Decision Lecture Series focuses on financial crisis

Americans are still deciding how to respond to the financial crisis, an economics professor said Thursday night.

March 10, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


More charges filed in stolen grease case

Two of a trio arrested Feb. 18 by a Barrow County Sheriff's Office deputy will face more than 100 counts of theft of used cooking grease from 14 area restaurants, according to Braselton Police Investigator J.D. Gille.

March 10, 2011 | Times regional staff | Local


Piedmont College names new head

Piedmont College named a new president Wednesday following an eight-month search.

March 10, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


7 firms apply for Hall County attorney duties

Seven Northeast Georgia law firms have submitted proposals to serve as Hall County government's new legal representation.

March 09, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Rain causes accidents and some flooding

Rains soaked Gainesville and Hall County, felling at least one tree and causing vehicles to hydroplane.

March 09, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Ballfields at Cool Springs Park hit home run

During baseball season, the competition for practice time is often as fierce as the games themselves.

March 09, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville school officials discuss accreditation, planning

Accreditation and long-term planning were among topics of a mid-year retreat Wednesday for administrators and principals from Gainesville City Schools.

March 09, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Authorities investigate teacher after report of misconduct

Authorities say a male sixth-grade teacher at Dawson County Middle School remains on leave as investigators look into allegations of sexual misconduct with a student.

March 09, 2011 | | Local


Hall County helps conserve water during past decade

Water use dropped during the last decade, and Hall County residents did their part to help.

March 09, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Cost of new Sardis Road compactor site nearly doubles

A project to build a new Sardis Road compactor site is running almost 100 percent over budget, Hall County commissioners learned at a work session ...

February 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Funding for Spout Springs Road widening on fast track

Hall County officials are poised to begin funneling more funds from the county's special purpose local option sales tax revenues to begin phase 1 ...

February 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Trailer returned to Boy Scouts, 2 charged in theft from church

Two men are accused of stealing a trailer belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its Boy Scouts troop. The trailer ...

February 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville superintendent interviews to begin in March

The head of the Gainesville City Schools Board of Education said he's not ready to say yet whether a new superintendent will be hired ...

February 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Lula establishments can serve liquor drinks March 1

Liquor drinks can be served in Lula starting March 1, as City Council approved a new alcoholic beverages ordinance Monday night by a 4-0 vote.

February 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fox News Radio host Starnes coming to Gainesville for book signing

Fox News Radio host Todd Starnes will be at Longstreet Cafe in Gainesville on March 3 for a book signing.

February 20, 2017 | | Local


WWII veteran and Memorial Day parade 'star' dies at 99

With his green Army outfit snug around his small frame, Cecil Boswell strode along Green Street every Memorial Day parade.

February 20, 2017 | By Jeff Gill and Jennifer Linn jgill@gainesvilletimes.com | jlinn@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


$100K donation to fund Braselton spray park

A new spray park is coming to Braselton thanks to a $100,000 donation from Jack Frost.

February 19, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Winery, vineyard proposed in South Hall

A winery and vineyard, including a two-story tasting room, is proposed on a 5-acre site off Conner Road, near Jim Crow Road, in South Hall.

February 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville airport could get runway, terminal upgrades

Runway and terminal upgrades at the Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport are expected to move forward when Gainesville City Council addresses funding of those projects at ...

February 19, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Plane crashes in Dawson County

February 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Local


Big Red family tradition is handed down over 125 years

When Isabelle Charters Embry dons her cap and gown to receive her diploma with the rest of the graduating class of 2017 at Gainesville High ...

February 19, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


A young, tireless fighter: 5-year-old East Hall boy battles rare blood disease

For young Jeremiah Nash, the waiting continues.

February 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mother fights on against deadly drug that led to son's overdose

In the two years since her son's fatal overdose, Lisa Hicks said she has not stopped fighting to strengthen laws on the drug that ...

February 19, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Protesters maintain vigil on Gainesville corner in support of immigrants

Arturo Adame held his homemade sign up high Saturday evening alone on the side of Jesse Jewell Parkway.

February 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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