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Hall considers cuts to Community Service Center

Hall County commissioners are looking into cutting funds to the Community Service Center - a decision that could save the county $624,000, but could mean the center loses millions in grants.

June 22, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Local students’ CRCT test scores rise slightly

Local students this year performed slightly better on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests but did not score as high as state numbers in many subject areas.

June 22, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Thunderstorms, cooler temperatures likely today

Much need rainfall and cooler temperatures are in the forecast today as a line of stormy weather moves into Georgia later today.

June 22, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville council approves FY 2012 budget

The Gainesville City Council voted 4-1 on Tuesday to approve a fiscal year 2012 budget that includes no tax rate increase, furloughs or cuts in services.

June 22, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Hall County budget gets public airing

Hall County Board of Commissioners may have had some trouble finding consensus among taxpayers attending a public hearing Tuesday night on a proposed tax increase to pay for next fiscal year's budget.

June 22, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Overnight closures on Jesse Jewell to change

Jesse Jewell Parkway closures planned for this week have changed slightly.

June 22, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


3 Buford residents face imitation drug charges in Hall

Members of the Multi Agency Narcotics Squad intended to bust up a drug deal Friday and instead ended up with 3 pounds of Epsom salts.

June 22, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Lula sewer plant aims at encouraging development

After eight years of planning and hard work, Lula Water Reclamation Treatment Facility is up and running.

June 21, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Criminal hearings decline in Gainesville schools

The crime rate is dropping in Gainesville City Schools, according to data presented at Monday night's board meeting.

June 21, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Stolen car found in Lake Lanier

A car reported stolen from a Forsyth County driveway was found in Lake Lanier later that same day, according to Lumpkin County Sheriff Office investigator Darren Martin.

June 21, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Emerson’s killer charged with killing elderly NC hikers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A drifter already serving a life sentence for killing Meredith Emerson of Buford and sentenced to death for killing a hiker in Florida is now facing murder charges for the slaying of a North Carolina couple.

June 21, 2011 | The Associated Press | Local


Crews close to finishing cleanup from storms

Gainesville, Hall County and state crews are wrapping up the cleanup after Saturday's strong thunderstorm, and officials say all trees that were knocked down have been removed from area roads.

June 20, 2011 | Mike Hill | Local


Gainesville to vote on budget with $5M surplus

While Hall County debates which services to cut or by how much to raise taxes, the Gainesville City Council will be voting on a fiscal 2012 budget that includes a $5 million surplus.

June 20, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Hall County's 1st tax hearing is tonight at 6

Arrive early if you want a good seat.

June 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


US judge will rule soon on Ga.’s new immigration law

A federal judge has promised he will decide in the next 10 days whether to temporarily block enforcement of Georgia's new immigration law.

June 20, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Free Legacy Link course aims to help seniors live healthier

Living well starts with learning.

January 12, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Congress takes first steps to dismantle health care law

WASHINGTON - Under mounting pressure from Donald Trump and rank-and-file Republicans, congressional leaders are talking increasingly about chiseling an early bill that dismantles President Barack Obama ...

January 12, 2017 | From wire, staff reports | Local


Challenged Child and Friends hopes to benefit as Deal eyes funding for early child care

One little boy smiles and makes eye contact with anyone who calls his name, blows kisses to his teacher and happily munches his lunch of ...

January 12, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Traffic-relieving project at UNG crossing in Oakwood set to start Jan. 30

An extension of a turn lane at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus and Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood - one of South Hall ...

January 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


State Rep. Matt Dubnik named to 3 committees

First-term state Rep. Matt Dubnik, R-Gainesville, has been named to three Georgia House of Representatives committees.

January 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man gets 27 years in prison for producing child porn

Prosecutors say a Gainesville man has been sentenced to serve 27 years in federal prison for producing child pornography.

January 12, 2017 | From wire, Times staff reports | Local




Schools grapple with mental health challenges

Georgia education stakeholders are turning their attention to address a growing number of school-age children dealing with mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.

January 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Grocery store selling locally made items, European imports coming to downtown Flowery Branch

If Karen Ching and Nick St. Clair have their way, downtown Flowery Branch will become a mecca for food lovers.

January 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall deputy, wife lose new 'dream home' to fire

Wes and Nikki Pitzer lost their Alto dream home and decades of memories in a matter of five hours Saturday. The brick facade covers the ...

January 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Deal keeping focus on school fixes after defeat at ballot

Gov. Nathan Deal is asking Georgia lawmakers to support a new plan for fixing low-performing schools after voters last fall rejected a proposal for state ...

January 11, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


2 people displaced, 2 pets feared dead in Forsyth fire

January 11, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


DOT does show and tell on winter weather equipment

Snow and ice have yet to cause serious trouble throughout Northeast Georgia, and temperatures may reach the upper 60s this week.

January 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Full text of Gov. Nathan Deal's State of the State address

Lt. Gov. Cagle, Speaker Ralston, President Pro Tem Shafer, Speaker Pro Tem Jones, members of the General Assembly, constitutional officers, members of the judiciary, members ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local


Dawsonville man wins Quilt Guild raffle benefiting arts center

Dawsonville resident Charles McCormack was the winner of the Heart in Hand Quilt Guild's annual quilt raffle to benefit The Bowen Center for the ...

January 10, 2017 | | Local


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