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Most of spending increase in Hall Schools budget going to employee raises

Preliminary estimates for Hall County Schools' 2018 fiscal year budget calls for $12.8 million in additional expenditures, most of which would pay for 2 percent pay raises for all of the approximately 3,400 employees and the corresponding benefit increases.

April 10, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Oakwood waives fees in veterans home startup

A Gainesville-based veterans aid group is hoping to open a home in Oakwood to house veterans who are homeless or are otherwise in dire need.

April 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Investigator details March stabbing

A stabbing victim returned from the store and faced a man attacking him with a knife, according to a Hall County Sheriff's Office investigator's testimony Monday.

April 10, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Firefighters battle blaze at vacant Gainesville home

Gainesville firefighters battled a fire at a vacant house on Auburn Avenue about 7 p.m. Monday.

April 10, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Teacher announces Democratic run for 9th District congressional race

A private school teacher in Hall County who is a newbie to the local Democratic Party plans to take on the role of David going up against Goliath as he prepares to challenge three-term U.S. Rep. Doug Collins for his 9th District congressional seat in 2018.

April 10, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville school district names superintendent pick

Gainesville City Schools announced Jeremy Williams as the system's lone finalist to be its new superintendent on Monday night at a school board work session.

April 10, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Elachee looks to start charging for parking

Visitors to Elachee Nature Science Center may soon have to pay a parking fee.

April 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man accused of starting house fire with woman, 3 kids inside

A woman and three children were inside when a Hall County man is accused of igniting a fire Friday at a Murrayville home, according to authorities.

April 10, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


DOT set to replace bridge near Gillsville

A 65-year-old bridge just north of Gillsville in Banks County will be torn down to make way for a new, wider bridge.

April 10, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


South Hall winery proposal on agenda this week

A winery and vineyard proposal in South Hall is set to go before the Hall County Board of Commissioners this week.

April 09, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Ga. 369 road projects in Gainesville still in the works

Traffic relief is on the way for busy Ga. 369 in Gainesville, but just how soon a pair of long-awaited turn lane improvements will be made isn't known yet.

April 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Slideshow: Easter egg hunt held on Midtown Greenway

The Gainesville Parks and Recreation department scattered more than 8,000 Easter eggs across a lawn at the Midtown Greenway as part of its fourth annual Easter egg hunt Sunday afternoon.

April 09, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Board of Commissioners chairman: Adjusted film ordinance ‘a good balance’

After an earlier proposed Hall County ordinance setting rules for film production crews drew concerns for being too restrictive, Board of Commissioners Chairman Richard Higgins said the version his board will consider this week should both protect residents and not scare off the film industry.

April 09, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Pet or threat? Pit bull attack on child fans debate over breed

Ruben makes the staff at the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia chuckle when he sprawls on the floor to play with a toy and spreads his hind legs like a frog.

April 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Easing name change could boost safety for domestic violence victims

A person escaping a domestic violence situation may change a cellphone number or delete a Facebook account to protect themselves.

April 09, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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Hiker rescued from ledge at Raven Cliff Falls

Authorities rescued a Barrow County man who slipped and fell onto the last ledge before Raven Cliff Falls' main drop Wednesday afternoon.

April 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Former Hall County Jail clerk sentenced for stealing from inmates' accounts

A former Hall County Jail clerk was sentenced last week for taking money out of inmate accounts.

April 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


More charges for Flowery Branch man in alleged ID theft case

Seven forgery charges were added among others in the case of a Flowery Branch man allegedly in possession of several stolen checks from mailboxes, according ...

April 19, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Habersham County dogs arrive in Gainesville as seizure tally grows

Three dozen dogs from the largest-ever animal seizure in Habersham County arrived in Gainesville on Wednesday.

April 19, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


North Georgia Community Foundation accepting grant applications

The North Georgia Community Foundation is accepting grant requests through June 30 for projects funded through its Community Impact Fund.

April 19, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Survey responses guided Gainesville superintendent search

Surveys completed by more than 500 Gainesville City Schools employees, school resource council members and community residents played a role in developing the profile used ...

April 19, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Clothes trickling back to customers of abandoned cleaners

Frustrated customers of a shuttered Shallowford Road dry cleaners were again blocked from getting their items back on Wednesday, but property managers said the end ...

April 19, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


19-year-old charged with molesting girl

A 19-year-old Hall County man faces child molestation and incest charges for incidents that allegedly occurred between March and April.

April 19, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville woman dies in North Forsyth crash

A Gainesville woman died Tuesday in a wreck in North Forsyth County.

April 19, 2017 | Times regional reports | Local


Boling Bridge lane closure set for overnight Wednesday

Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 at Boling Bridge will be partially closed to motorists between 7 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. Thursday as work ...

April 19, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Dawsonville Highway traffic fixes get a boost

Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 traffic in Gainesville isn't going to get better anytime soon, but road planners are taking a couple of steps to ...

April 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville doctor describes month in warzone hospital in Mosul, Iraq

Behind the 14-foot blast wall surrounded in razor wire, Dr. Jim Froehlich heard the "not-so-distant" sounds of a mortar attack at a hospital near Mosul ...

April 19, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Belk spring charity sale set for April 29

Belk at Lakeshore Mall will be holding its spring charity sale from 6-10 a.m. April 29.

April 18, 2017 | | Local


Proposed South Hall landfill denied by Buford planning board

A proposed, privately run landfill in South Hall got the Buford Planning and Zoning Board's recommendation for denial Tuesday night.

April 18, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville officials clear comprehensive plan

With no one from the public stepping up to comment on an updated comprehensive plan, Gainesville City Council quickly and unanimously approved the document at ...

April 18, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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