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SPLOST funds projects in tough times

In the midst of a recession, Hall County has purchased a new building, broken ground on a new park, and has plans for a new library, among other projects.

August 28, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


‘Garlic freaks’ gather to sample their favorite bulb

CLEVELAND - It can be hot. It can be sweet. It can even be a little buttery.

August 28, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Area gun stores say thefts low despite trend

Thefts from gun stores are high in Georgia. The state has ranked among the top three states for thefts involving licensed firearms dealers between 2005 and 2009.

August 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville Middle makes AYP after all

Gainesville Middle School has made Adequate Yearly Progress in the final determination report for 2009-2010.

August 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Housing, job market fates tied

If the housing market and the job market are any indication, economic recovery is a slow journey.

August 27, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Water service interruption planned for Monday night

Water service will be interrupted between 11 p.m. Monday and 5 a.m. Tuesday along Oakwood Road from Allen Street to Mundy Mill Road, including all side streets, and on the eastbound side of Mundy Mill Road between Oakwood Road and Thurmon Tanner Parkway.

August 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Workshop teaches how to prevent abuse

According to Steve Collins, there's a sad truth some people may not be aware of - sexual abuse of children is more prevalent than you may think.

August 27, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Legacy Link awards those who help older workers

Legacy Link honored its 2010 older worker of the year and employer of the year Friday morning with a breakfast ceremony at the Beulah Rucker Museum.

August 27, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Road work to close Buford Dam Road this fall

CUMMING - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to close the scenic, winding section of Buford Dam Road that straddles Lake Lanier for about a month this fall.

August 27, 2010 | By Alyssa Larenzie Times regional staff | Local


Rabid domestic cat serves as reminder

Local animal control officials are still investigating a case of rabies discovered in Oakwood this week, and residents are checking whether their own pets are vaccinated.

August 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Flowery Branch council delays vote on utility rates

A proposed new set of utility rates - one that includes a nearly 30 percent hike for longtime Flowery Branch residents - is set for a vote on Sept. 23.

August 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mascot matchup: Wolves, Red Elephants unlikely foes in nature

Leading up to this evening's football game, there will be a lot of speculation on who will win: the Gainesville High School Red Elephants or Buford High School Wolves?

August 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Football fans may hit traffic troubles

High School football is back.

August 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Spirited excitement mounts as high school football starts

The big games start tonight and students across the county are ready.

August 26, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Special group seeks Georgia tax facts

A special group formed by the state legislature to analyze Georgia's tax code began a fact-finding mission Thursday that will help shape any changes lawmakers make to the way Georgians pay taxes next year.

August 26, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Georgia tax officials say preventing fraud requires changes

ATLANTA - Georgia officials say changes to prevent fraud could mean it will take more than three months to process Georgians' income tax returns and issue ...

December 02, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Green Street closed Sunday evening for annual Christmas event

Green Street and part of Thompson Bridge Road/Ga. 60 will be closed from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. or 8:30 ...

December 02, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bales is choice as new assistant superintendent for Hall County Schools

Kevin Bales will be recommended as assistant superintendent of teaching and learning for Hall County Schools, Superintendent Will Schofield announced Friday.

If approved by the ...

December 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Katt Williams banished from Hall, Dawson counties as part of plea agreement

Katt Williams entered a plea of no contest to multiple counts Thursday stemming from an incident earlier this year involving a bodyguard allegedly assaulted with ...

December 01, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Stolen American flag returned to Gainesville owner

A week after his American flag was stolen, Matthew Youngelman was flying the red, white and blue again Thursday in Summer Creek Estates in Gainesville.

December 01, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Medical bill draws from U.S. Rep. Doug Collins’ mental health legislation

A sweeping biomedical bill moving through Congress pulls partly from a mental health bill proposed last year by Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville.

December 01, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Meals on Wheels in need of volunteers

Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteers to deliver hot lunches to senior citizens in Gainesville.

December 01, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Water wars mediator tells Georgia, Florida 'to settle this blasted thing' as trial ends

PORTLAND, Maine - A monthlong trial aimed at settling a high-stakes water dispute between Georgia and Florida ended Thursday with a special master imploring both sides ...

December 01, 2016 | By David Sharp Associated Press | Local


New 4-way stop coming to popular Gainesville side street

Four-way stop signs will be placed at Bradford Street and North Avenue in Gainesville in answer to a Sept. 19 petition by neighborhood residents.

December 01, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Demolition of Folks begins to make way for Golden Corral

A longtime Gainesville restaurant is being leveled to make way for a Golden Corral at the corner of Browns Bridge Road and Pearl Nix Parkway.

December 01, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Firefighters come out of smoke stronger than before

In a week filled with fatiguing firefighting training, Sgt. Rhodes Berry said the biggest obstacle came at 5 a.m.

December 01, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Winter wonderland event to give out gifts to kids at mall

Gainesville's Action Ministries and Amerigroup Community Care are teaming up to host a winter wonderland event from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Lakeshore Mall.

November 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Report: Former Heisman contender was over alcohol limit in wrong-way crash near Buford

A medical examiner's report says former Air Force quarterback Dee Dowis had a blood alcohol content level of nearly three times the legal limit ...

November 30, 2016 | From wire, Times staff reports | Local


Donations stolen from fire victims’ demolished north Forsyth home

November 30, 2016 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


North Georgia residents saddened by fires in Gatlinburg

Travis Barth saw the beginnings of smoke billowing from the mountains in his rearview mirror as he headed home from Gatlinburg, Tenn., to Georgia on ...

November 30, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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