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Gainesville braces for budget cuts

The Gainesville City Council will hold the first hearing on the city's budget plans for fiscal year 2010 tonight, and while most proposals include cuts in spending, the budget does include some expansion of services and proposed rate increases for city residents.

June 01, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Energy grant gives Hall $762K for efficiency

Hall County may soon become a model for energy efficiency.

June 01, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville school system may cut pay, dental insurance to hire more teachers

The Gainesville school system is considering hiring more teachers and making cuts to its employee dental program as board members try to pin down a tentative budget by Monday.

June 01, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Trial begins for ex-Tech student accused in terror conspiracy

As an isolated, shy teenager, the seeds of Syed Haris Ahmed's jihadist aspirations were planted during hours in front of a computer screen in his family's Dawsonville home.

June 01, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Stimulus to make up $2 million loss in Hall schools' budget

Budget numbers are starting to settle for the Hall County school district following a week of more state cuts.

June 01, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Got a traffic or DNR ticket? Now you can pay fine online

Hall County residents can now pay traffic tickets and Department of Natural Resources citations online.

June 01, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County library’s summer story time kicks off with a theme

Like her three brothers and little sister, Kristina Lamparter was excited about visiting the Gainesville library Monday.

June 01, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Flowery Branch City Council to discuss annexations, false alarm law

The Flowery Branch City Council plans to consider five annexation requests and a false alarm ordinance at its meeting Wednesday.

June 01, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Downstream water releases won't affect Lanier for now, corps says

An easing of drought conditions has prompted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to resume normal downstream releases of water previously held in reservoirs during the drought.

June 01, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Little Hall Park boat ramp will be closed temporarily

The boat ramp at Little Hall Park will be closed Wednesday and Thursday for striping, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Monday.

June 01, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Justice Department rejects voter citizenship measure

The Justice Department has rejected Georgia's attempt to require prospective voters in the state to provide proof of citizenship.

June 01, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


Jackson County starts 2009 on positive note

JEFFERSON - Jackson County is poised for growth this year despite the economic downturn, but will need to watch its spending to keep from using too much of its revenues for debt payments, according to the county's 2008 financial report.

May 31, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Cars, trucks outnumber Dawson residents, following US trend

A lot of folks in Dawson County like their cars.

May 31, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Meeting to focus on water manual update, lake’s economic impact

A consultant leading a study to update the operating manual for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin plans to give an update on his work at a Wednesday public forum.

May 31, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dahlonega soldier on the mend

Army Spc. Andy "Sully" Sullens doesn't remember the explosion or being thrown about 25 feet from the vehicle.

May 31, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Fall festivities chug into the Lula Train Depot

Lula held its inaugural fall festival Saturday, hosted by the Lula-Belton Historical Society, even as rain clouds threatened the cloudy blue skies.

September 13, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


Hot rides, chili take over in Flowery Branch

Thousands of spectators showed up Saturday to one of Flowery Branch's much-loved annual events.

September 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall County Schools prepare for testing change

Hall County schools are getting ready for a big transition.

September 13, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


The changing face of civic engagement

September 13, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Local officials plan for life after SPLOST

Concerns that Hall County voters will not approve a new five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax money to pay for capital needs have led local government officials to begin preparing contingency plans to deal with the potential loss of revenue.

September 13, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Atkins chosen as Times publisher

Veteran newspaper executive Charlotte Atkins has been named publisher of The Times.

September 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Culture, competition ride Lanier’s waves in Dragon Boat event

Hall County residents may be used to a variety of boats on Lake Lanier, but thousands watched several unusual crafts on the lake Saturday during the 19th annual Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival.

September 13, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Legendary GHS football announcer honored

Walt Snelling waves to an appreciative crowd at City Park Stadium along with wife Carol, right, and surrounded by family members during a special presentation honoring the longtime Gainesville High announcer.

September 13, 2014 | | Local


Food bank’s annual Empty Bowl lunch to help feed Georgia residents in need

One in 5 Georgians are food-insecure, a statistic the Georgia Mountain Food Bank hopes to improve.

September 13, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Natural dog treats company starts operating in Gainesville

When it comes to its new Gainesville business, the Gay family hopes it's a dog-eat-healthy-treats world.

September 13, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Spout Springs one of healthiest schools in US

Right by the front door of Spout Springs School of Enrichment is a vending machine wrapped in kraft paper; on it, student signatures are scrawled across it, promising to make healthy choices. The machine's only option is bottled water.

September 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall County denies Publix request for tax refund

The Hall County Board of Commissioners denied a claim by Publix Supermarkets for a refund on property taxes paid from 2011 through 2013, a move that has been repeated by other counties across the region.

September 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Colleges seek to answer health industry needs

When new jobs come to Georgia, new workforce demands come with them.

September 12, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Ryan Casper replaces legend Walt Snelling as GHS announcer

Gainesville's Red Elephants will hear a new voice at tonight's football season home opener against Winder-Barrow.

September 12, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


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