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Public hearing tonight for Flowery Branch streetlight fee

Flowery Branch is looking at charging all property owners at least $11 per year on their property tax bills, starting this fall, to cover the costs of streetlights.

September 14, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fatal accident closes lanes on I-85 at I-985

A fatal accident on Interstate 85 at the I-985 split in Gwinnett County has shut down northbound lanes on Interstate 85 and traffic is being diverted to I-985 North.

September 14, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Missing camper found safe near park

A Florida woman was found safe Wednesday after she was reported missing Monday near Amicalola Falls State Park in northwestern Dawson County.

September 14, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Tax chief, commissioner spar over tag offices

Finger-pointing over long lines at the Hall County tag office is ruffling the feathers of a couple of elected officials.

September 13, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Residents air concerns on proposed transportation tax

FLOWERY BRANCH - Theresa Webb of Gainesville arrived Tuesday night at a public hearing not particularly supportive of the state's proposed 1 percent transportation tax.

September 13, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Academy embraces Smartville model

Matt Maynor had a vision when he took over as principal of Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy.

September 13, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


NGCSU, Brenau, GSC make ‘Best Colleges’ list

Three area universities made the 2012 edition of Best Colleges, a peer ranking system put out by the U.S. News Media Group.

September 13, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Lawrenceville woman cited after head-on collision

Georgia State Patrol has cited a woman injured in a head-on collision Monday night on Spout Springs Road.

September 13, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Hall store owner charged with commercial gambling

The owner of a Hall County convenience store has been charged with running a commercial gambling operation by issuing cash payouts to customers winning on video slot machines.

September 13, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Official says missing woman could be in forest

Authorities are searching for a 54-year-old woman reported missing late Monday night in the area of Amicalola Falls State Park.

September 13, 2011 | By Stephanie Griffin Times regional staff | Local


Winder soldier found dead in Afghanistan

A Winder soldier died after being found unresponsive in his room on Saturday, according to a news release from the 82nd Airborne Division public affairs office.

September 13, 2011 | | Local


Flowery Branch lottery winner 'couldn't even talk'

Phillip Payne, 65, of Flowery Branch, was on his way to work when he stopped to get something to drink.

September 13, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Flowery Branch making more downtown improvements

More than three years after its last improvement project, Flowery Branch is again sprucing up downtown.

September 13, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County special needs students improve test scores

Members of the Hall County Schools Board of Education were pleased with test score improvements discussed at their meeting Monday night.

September 13, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


World Language Academy expected to expand

World Language Academy is growing, and with that growth comes the need for more classroom space.

September 12, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


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Bypass, Green Street improvements may get into gear this year

Gainesville is trying to get the wheels moving in 2017 on a couple of long-discussed key road projects: Green Street improvements and an "inner bypass ...

January 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


How will they spend your $23 billion? Legislators start new session Monday

With a nearly $23 billion budget, Georgia lawmakers have as much money to spend as ever.

January 08, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Legislature 2017: Issues to watch

Health care

January 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


State leaders focus on fix for struggling schools

Calling the current system of school improvement and accountability "harsh," the state superintendent of schools would like Georgia lawmakers to take a closer look at ...

January 08, 2017 | Carlos Galarza-Veve | Local




Snow was light in Hall, heavier in mountains, but cold could keep ice around awhile

Hall County residents awoke Saturday to an overnight snowfall that was quite a bit less than the 3 to 4 inches predicted the day before.

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County kids enjoy fun in the snow — what there was of it

Lighter than expected snowfall in Hall County didn't stop 5-year-old Jayden Buffa from experiencing and enjoying his first encounter with the powdery stuff Saturday.

January 07, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Winter weather closings, schedule changes

Here are schedule changes related to the winter weather as provided to The Times:

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Habitat of Hall in familiar hands with new leadership

"I got some big high heels to fill," said Tim Williams, the new executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Hall County.

January 07, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Schedule set for full week of King Day events in Gainesville

A weeklong series of community events, workshops and spiritual congregation kicks off Monday in the lead up to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and ...

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Testimony: Armed robbery suspect took Burger King cash in to-go bag

A Gainesville Police investigator testified Friday about a Burger King armed robbery at closing time in May, where the suspect allegedly took $2,800 in ...

January 07, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Officer testifying in stabbing case says victim tried to reunite with estranged wife

A Hall County Sheriff's Office investigator testified Friday in the case of a stabbing victim who had attempted to reconcile with his estranged wife ...

January 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


US Labor secretary appeals ruling to halt Mar-Jac safety inspection

The U.S. Secretary of Labor filed an appeal Dec. 28 to pursue an inspection warrant for the Mar-Jac poultry plant in Gainesville.

January 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County man charged with sexual exploitation of child after photos found

A Hall County man was accused Friday of possessing photos of underage girls as part of a larger investigation this year, according to authorities.

January 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County, North Georgia hunker down for expected winter blast

The run on milk, bread, canned goods and other basic supplies Friday afternoon at J&J Foods on Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville prompted even ...

January 06, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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