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Proposal cuts Gainesville's budget, raises fee for trash collection

Gainesville residents likely will not see an increase in their property taxes from the city government this year.

May 14, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


FBI working with Hall to set up shared office space

The FBI is looking to set up an office in Hall County.

May 14, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Hall park approved by commission

North Hall residents celebrated the Hall County commission's vote Thursday night to go forward with developing a 60-acre athletic complex and community center in their part of the county.

May 14, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Another big cocaine bust in Hall

Authorities seized two kilograms of cocaine with an estimated street value of $200,000 this morning in the second large-scale drug bust in Hall County in the past three weeks.

May 14, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Census results show Hall is steadily growing

Against a quieter chorus of hammers, people have continued to pour into Hall County.

May 14, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Revision to law allows inmates to serve last year at transitional centers

A new law will allow state inmates serving strict mandatory minimum sentences to complete the final year of their prison terms in work-release settings.

May 13, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


University System of Georgia allowing schools to initiate unpaid leave if needed

The faculty and staff of Gainesville State College and North Georgia College & State University can put their fears of furloughs to rest for now.

May 13, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Drizzle doesn’t wash out Blue Sky Concert

Wednesday's skies weren't necessarily blue, but folks still turned out to hear Clarkesville band 4 and 20 Blackbirds.

May 13, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Northeast Georgia Health System names board, panel members

Northeast Georgia Health System recently announced its new board members for 2009. The new members will be assuming positions on several different boards including the Hospital Authority board, the Northeast Georgia Health System, Inc. board, the Northeast Georgia Medical Center Inc. board and The Medical Center Foundation board. The new members are as follows:

May 13, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall hires new principal; other vacancies remain

As the Hall County school system informs some employees they will not have jobs in August, system leaders also are interviewing the final candidates to fill three assistant principal and two principal positions.

May 13, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


18 Hall parapros will lose their jobs

Approximately 18 paraprofessionals in Hall County schools are being informed this week they will not have a job in the classroom after May 27.

May 13, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jackson officers remember fallen comrades

JEFFERSON - When most people walk out of their front door to go to work, they never think that they won't live to retrace their steps at the end of the day.

May 13, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Perdue signs budget that includes money for Northeast Georgia

Gov. Sonny Perdue has signed the $18.6 billion budget for 2010. The spending plan includes a number of capital projects for Northeast Georgia.

May 13, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


GPS may make trash pickup more efficient

Instead of having a diesel truck ride up and down city streets looking for metal and limbs on the curbs, the Gainesville solid waste employee driving the truck will soon be able to go straight to the homes with metal scraps on the curb "and he's through," said Danny Owen, manager of Gainesville's Solid Waste Division.

May 13, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Dawsonville not in running for car plant

DAWSONVILLE - Recent talks that a high performance police car automaker was considering a site in Dawsonville may have been wishful thinking on the part of a local real estate agent.

May 13, 2009 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


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Ask the Times: Reader sheds light on airport racetrack query

In a previous Ask the Times dated June 5, one reader had questions about the existence of a racetrack on the Gainesville airport grounds.

June 26, 2015 | | Local


Brenau’s first physical therapy students begin first semester

Brenau University's first class of physical therapy students are the state's "hungriest, most hardworking" future doctors.

June 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


'Watershed’ and ‘upsetting:’ Same-sex ruling stirs emotions locally

The outcome of Friday's Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage had some Hall County residents and politicians pleased, while others maintained their opposition to the 5-4 landmark decision.

June 26, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Canada pushes for repeal of US food labeling

United States labeling requirements that force meatpackers to list where animals were born, raised and slaughtered have stirred ire among countries that feel the mandates are discriminatory.

June 26, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Coyote sightings in Gainesville raise rabies fears

Residents around Riverside Drive and Island Drive in Gainesville have reported sightings of a possible rabid coyote, an animal whose population is on the rise in North Georgia.

June 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local




House boat a total loss after morning fire

A large, unoccupied houseboat in Buford caught fire Friday morning after suspected electrical malfunctions, authorities said.

June 26, 2015 | | Local


Bojangles' coming to Braselton

Braselton residents don't have to wait until opening day to get their first taste from the city's new Bojangles'.

June 25, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


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


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