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No tax hike for Oakwood, but little growth expected in 2011

OAKWOOD - No tax increase is planned for Oakwood in 2011, but with the economy still in neutral, the city isn't expecting any kind of spike in revenues either.

October 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local




Hall libraries add test prep, language software

The Hall County Library System is able to offer more test preparation and language learning services with the help of the Internet.

October 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Plane crash survivors return to U.S.

A Jackson County couple who survived an August plane crash on a small island off the Colombian coast is now in Miami, where the husband is scheduled for another surgery today.

October 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


College students slow to catch onto Red Rabbit buses

The new Red Rabbit Route 7 started up more than a month ago, and numbers show that ridership is lagging.

October 04, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Life Chain event draws about 200 to busy Gainesville intersection

About 200 people spread out Sunday afternoon on sidewalks at Jesse Jewell and E.E. Butler parkways to demonstrate against abortion.

October 03, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Llama competition spotlights ‘intelligent animals’ abilities

They are fuzzy. They are cute. And owners of them say that you cannot have just one.

October 03, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Blue Sky Concert series set for Wednesdays in October

October is here, meaning it's time for the fall edition of the Blue Sky Concert series.

October 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fire Prevention Week puts focus on residential safety

Gainesville and Hall County firefighters will remind students how to "stop, drop and roll" during the next few days for National Fire Prevention Week.

October 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Lecture focuses on teaching science

North Georgia College & State University continues a lecture series tonight with a look at engaging science students.

October 03, 2010 | | Local


Hall beats state, nation in carpooling

Tracey Robertson knows the value of carpooling.

October 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Oakwood budget won’t change much in 2011

With a weak economy still bearing down, Oakwood plans to put forward a 2011 budget Monday evening that may look like a copy from this year.

October 03, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dyer plays role in federal goal to update No Child Left Behind

The No Child Left Behind Act's rising expectations are leaving many Georgia schools behind, as a growing number are penalized for missing federal academic targets.

October 03, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Petit Le Mans fans get revved up for a day at the track

BRASELTON - Phillip Gross leaned in as his three children, ages 4 to 7, stood at the open door of the race car and stared wide-eyed as the suited-up driver talked about his vehicle.

October 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bargain-hunters descend on Harvest Thrift Sale

Thrift-sale shoppers can be like cheetahs.

October 02, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


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Downsizing easier said than done in housing market

The affordable housing crunch in Hall County is not unique to renters.

January 31, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bridal Expo offers inspiration, options

The Gainesville Civic Center hummed with the sound of women chatting excitedly with their mothers and closest friends, as they planned the best day of ...

January 31, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Milestones a step up, but ‘not the final word’

The state's new Milestones test requires more from students, city and county education officials agree - and that is generally good.

January 31, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Rooster’s Perch to expand job training for disabled

Inside the Rooster's Perch, there's a framed Bible verse on the kitchen counter. It's in a small frame and it's easy ...

January 31, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


‘Miracle’ child Ayden Hopper turns 4, now cancer-free

Ayden Hopper is a miracle.

January 31, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Girls learn about the messages they send at WomenSource workshop

A group of over 300 people, mostly made up of young girls in middle and high school, used their Saturday for educating themselves.

January 31, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Wheelchair sport advocate Jerry Frick remembered as ‘larger than life’

Gerry Brown started the new millennium married to Jerry Frick, a man she described with an infectious laugh and helped launch the sport of power ...

January 31, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Georgia Milestones tests now carry higher stakes

High school students in Gainesville and Hall County are used to high-stakes final exams. They're used to spending hours studying their notes, taking practice ...

January 31, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Solutions to affordable housing shortage come from variety of sources

A lack of affordable, quality housing in Gainesville and Hall County and its effects on the area economy and residents' quality of life are issues ...

January 31, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


2 men arrested on drug charges; one resists, fights back, officials say

Two men face drug charges after an arrest Friday, during which one resisted arrest and fought with the officers, officials say.

January 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


SLIDESHOW: A fashionable Fasching festival in Helen

Partygoers got their annual midwinter head start on Mardis Gras on Saturday by dressing up in their finest festival attire for the annual Fasching event ...

January 30, 2016 | | Local


Humane Society pets lend their paws for the cause

Anyone who has owned a dog or cat can attest to the difficulty of getting a confused animal to follow directions. But for local artist ...

January 30, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


Teen injured, another arrested after shooting incident in vehicle

One teenager was wounded and another arrested after a shooting incident Friday night in southern Hall County, the sheriff's office reported this morning.

January 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


You Heard It Here: No, Shaq did not come to Gainesville

The classic Georgia-Florida mixup for residents of Gainesville came again with the viral video of Shaquille O'Neal playing basketball with children.

January 30, 2016 | | Local


Students get 'psyched out' at Brenau event

Victoria Martin, a junior at Chestatee High School, squealed and jumped when the "control" in the experiment flexed her wrist and Victoria felt the electric ...

January 30, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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