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Gainesville school board votes for slight tax drop

The Gainesville school board tentatively adopted a modest reduction to the property tax rate Tuesday, lowering the millage rate for fiscal 2011 to 7.39, down from 7.41.

September 07, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Weather goes back and forth as we head into fall

Labor Day weekend brought Gainesville its coolest weather since May 20. However, there could be just a couple more weeks of temperatures in the 90s this year, a National Weather Service forecaster predicts.

September 07, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Late cyclist remembered as a preacher with a ‘glow’

Thomas Jacob "T.J." Pattillo had an uplifting glow about him that attracted tons of friends and acquaintances.

September 07, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Georgia Supreme Court OKs South Hall hospital

The Northeast Georgia Medical Center has the green light to move forward with a hospital in South Hall after a ruling by the Georgia Supreme Court on Tuesday.

September 07, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Ga. 20 resurfacing project gets underway

One of the area's busiest thoroughfares, Ga. 20/Buford Drive, is about to get a new blast of asphalt.

September 07, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


California bakery to bring jobs to South Hall

California-based King's Hawaiian plans to start up a bakery and distribution operation in Oakwood, with plans to create 126 new jobs over two years and then an additional 100 jobs around 2015.

September 07, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Charges issued in Cumming store slaying

Authorities aren't saying which of the four teenage suspects they have in custody shot and killed a Cumming grocery store security guard Sunday night.

September 07, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville seeks to solve reservoir ownership issue

Gainesville City Council members and Hall County commissioners are trying to take another step in determining Cedar Creek Reservoir ownership.

September 07, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Boling Bridge work starts with Thursday lane closure

The Ga. 53/Dawsonville Highway bridge from Hall into Forsyth County is set for a partial closing Thursday in preparation for eight weekends of full bridge closings this fall.

September 07, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Bicyclist killed in accident identified

A bicyclist who was struck and killed by a vehicle in Gainesville Saturday has been identified by county coroner's officials as T.J. Patillo, 31, of the South Hall County area.

September 07, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Three Sisters Vineyard having fun with Fat Boy Red and White wine

For the uninitiated, a glass of Fat Boy Red may not sound too appealing, but the customers of Three Sisters Vineyards have made it a best seller.

September 07, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Longtime friends planning run in honor of Forrest Gump

OAKWOOD - First, he walked. Now, Paul Leslie's planning to run.

September 07, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Academy takes ‘next step’ in vocational education

The Oaks, located just off of Atlanta Highway in Gainesville, will soon be home to a number of new businesses, including a fine-dining restaurant, design company and a gift shop.

September 07, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Nonprofit offers free place to stay for young moms

Several Gainesville community members are coming together to build a new place for women and their children.

September 06, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Francis Meadows Aquatic Center a Labor Day hot spot

Monday was a bittersweet day for many folks.

September 06, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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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


New store in Main Street Market offers handmade, eclectic home goods

Leigh Anne Finley started painting and refinishing furniture years ago.

September 18, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Clermont festival gets a jump-start on autumn

Fall is on the way to North Georgia, and even if it seems the weather hasn't gotten the message, soon it will be time ...

September 17, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Art in the Square a hands-on experience

Every town, no matter how small, has its own unique art scene. It might just be one man or woman making painted birdhouses in their ...

September 17, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


SLIDESHOW: Music backed by harmony of caring at John Jarrard concert

Music lovers gathered Saturday night not only to hear great performances but contribute to their community at the 15th annual John Jarrard Benefit Concert Saturday ...

September 17, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Swimmers ‘make waves’ for cancer cure as Swim Across America raises $400K at Lanier Islands

"Making waves to fight cancer" was the order of the morning Saturday as about 500 people joined Swim Across America to raise money for research ...

September 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Library’s annual used book sale starts today

The annual Friends of Hall County Library used book sale starts today and continues Sunday.

September 17, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Flowery Branch girl with cerebral palsy finds outlet in cheerleading

September 17, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


‘Shore Sweep’ for Lanier is Sept. 24

Scouting is underway on more than 300 locations for Shore Sweep's trash pickup Sept. 24 in Hall County.

September 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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