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Hall County tax digest down $138 million since last year

Hall County has tallied its preliminary local tax digest and the results are a letdown to the Hall County school system, which is already struggling to operate with limited resources.

May 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


More lake homes could become rentals

The Hall County Planning Board voted Monday to recommend allowing Lake Lanier homeowners outside the vacation cottage zoning district the right to apply to rent their homes to tourists. Applications would be considered on a case-by-case basis.

May 03, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


2 charged with burglary

At about 11 a.m. Monday, Hall County Sheriff's deputies responded to a burglary in progress at a home in the 3500 block of Coker Road. Deputies found a Hispanic male and a juvenile still inside the home.

May 03, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Program helps recovering addicts get back on their feet

When Ana Martinez needed help getting her wheels back, she turned to some friends.

May 03, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville school may pilot program using iPads

The face, or make that interface, of learning could look a bit different in the fall at Gainesville Middle School.

May 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Letter carriers pick up canned goods, too

Mail isn't the only thing local letter carriers are interested in this week.

May 03, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Search for missing swimmer may resume

Authorities could continue their search early today for a Lawrenceville man who went missing on the Forsyth County side of Lake Lanier Sunday afternoon.

May 03, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jury finds Forsyth woman guilty in 2009 arson case

A jury confirmed late last week what authorities suspected all along - a January 2009 house fire near Lake Lanier was arson.

May 02, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Entrances to Flowery Branch, Oakwood to get facelifts

Flowery Branch has received a $50,000 Georgia Department of Transportation grant for landscaping along a major entrance into the city.

May 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


War Hill park on Lanier gets makeover

Evan Curry arrived to a campsite at the newly renovated War Hill Park last Thursday to spend the week fishing with his young sons and enjoying some time with his extended family.

May 02, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


McEver draws up plans for arts academy for next school year

Instead of just being after-school offerings, next school year intensive music and art instruction could be a part of the regular school day at McEver Elementary School.

May 02, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Program expands Buford Park & Ride options

An $8 million expansion of the Park & Ride lot at Interstate 985 and Ga. 20 in Buford is part of a larger state plan to improve congestion on Interstate 85 through Gwinnett and DeKalb counties.

May 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man presumed drowned in Lake Lanier

Forsyth and Hall County authorities spent Sunday searching for a Lawrenceville man who went missing in the choppy, frigid waters of Lake Lanier earlier in the day.

May 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Stormy weather should fade by tonight

Thunderstorms were expected to strike the Hall County area overnight Sunday, bringing with them possible flooding and damaging winds.

May 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Spring festival helps budding artists

April may be known for showers, but it is the April flowers that help make the Spring Fling festival in Dawsonville a gardener's dream come true.

May 02, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


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Gainesville considering tax increase to pay off jail debt

Gainesville officials are proposing a slight tax increase to pay off debt on the old Hall County jail the city purchased in 2012, as well ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Water demand projected to be lower in 2050 than previously expected

Water conservation measures over the past few years seem to be taking hold in a 15-county metro Atlanta area that includes Hall.

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Piedmont College opens massive new student facility in Demorest

Following record enrollment growth, Piedmont College has added a massive, "badly needed" facility.

August 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Coroner: Fire victim died of smoke inhalation

A woman who died Aug. 5 in an early morning house fire on Malibu Ridge off Spout Springs Road suffered from "smoke and soot inhalation ...

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Rabid fox found in East Hall

A fox found near Candler Road tested positive for rabies after its contact with a dog.

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Access remains tricky as more patients register for cannabis oil

It's one thing to legally possess cannabis oil for the treatment of eight approved medical conditions. It's another thing to acquire it in ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Investigators search for cause in lake home fire

Hall County Fire Services investigators spent Tuesday night and Wednesday trying to discover the cause of a fire destroying a 5,000-square-foot home on Lake ...

August 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


SEC Banter: Tips to enjoy college football season

Summer's loosening grip and early hints of fall signal several important events: A return to routine, lengthened shadows cast by soaring Southern pines, and ...

August 26, 2015 | By Ben Prevost For The Times | Local


Negotiations for Gateway land underway

Negotiations to sell a prized lot at the Gateway Industrial Centre off Ga. 365 are moving swiftly, with the Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority ...

August 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ad valorem tax rates to remain at 7 percent through 2018

Rates for the title ad valorem tax added in 2013 will remain at 7 percent through 2018.

August 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lanier Treatment Center responds to fine, DEA oversight

Administrators of a Gainesville narcotic treatment program responded Wednesday to concerns that methadone was leaving the door unchecked.

August 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


New restrictions on fireworks coming to Gainesville, Hall

Now that fireworks are legal in Georgia, Hall County is moving to prohibit shooting them off in local parks.

August 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Race focus of meeting at church Thursday

The Newtown Florist Club will meet with local law enforcement Thursday for a community conversation on racial profiling and interactions with police.

August 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Fire destroys lake home in Hidden Harbor

A blaze destroyed a large lake home Tuesday night in Hidden Harbor subdivision on Lake Lanier.

August 25, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Spout Springs ‘wellness champion’ leading state, district in health

Tom Adam knows the lunch line isn't the only place kids get nourishment at school.

August 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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