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Oliver can’t provide documentation of Cox’s help

Hall County has paid $75,900 to consultant Carlyle Cox since 2006, but the county has little, if anything, to show for it.

March 11, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Spring on the way; thunderstorms to be expected

What a difference a week makes.

March 11, 2010 | Mitch Clarke | Local

United Way surpasses its financial goal

Thanks to the community stepping up to "live united," the United Way of Hall County was able to reach its financial goal for 2009.

March 10, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

RADAR: See approaching storms

March 10, 2010 | | Local

Hall County Schools System could close elementary school to save money

In the face of continual budget cuts, Hall County Schools officials say they can't turn a blind eye to saving money where they can - even if that means closing a school.

March 10, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Clermont will sue over library decision

The Clermont City Council voted Tuesday night to sue Hall County over the decision to move the North Hall library out of Clermont.

March 10, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

City trash service may change to cut costs

Gainesville residents may soon lose their twice-weekly trash pickup.

March 10, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Hall County may alter spending procedures

Hall County Administrator Charley Nix said Tuesday he will propose new procedures to better keep track of expenditures by the county, just a day after Chairman Tom Oliver admitted authorizing payments to a consultant without board approval.

March 10, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Fires ravage White County businesses

Firefighters in White County were kept busy Tuesday with blazes that destroyed businesses in both downtown Cleveland and Helen. No one was injured in either fire.

March 10, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Top student moves to regional competition

An accounting student at Lanier Technical College's Forsyth County campus has been named the college's top student for 2010.

March 09, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Lecture series offers a global view

A six-week lecture and discussion series is encouraging residents of Hall and Forsyth counties to think globally and speak locally.

March 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Da Vinci students show off technology skills to lawmakers

ATLANTA - If seeing is believing, some local students presented a good case Tuesday at the Capitol in Atlanta for the use of technology in the classrooms.

March 09, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Gun goes off in medical center; no one hurt

The U.S. Marshal's Service is investigating how a private security contractor's gun went off in a hospital room at Northeast Georgia Medical Center while guarding a prisoner there, sending a bullet through a wall and into another patient's room.

March 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Striking officer with car nets man 20 years

A judge sentenced a Gainesville man to 20 years in prison this week for striking an undercover Gainesville police officer with his car, a familiar episode for local drug agents.

March 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

2 arrested in drug sale, stolen property investigation

A Hall County SWAT team stormed an apartment off Cleveland Highway on Tuesday morning as a helicopter hovered overhead, arresting two people in an investigation into drug sales and stolen property.

March 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

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New traffic signal up and running on Ga. 53

A new traffic signal in a fast-growing section of Gainesville is now operating, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

October 07, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Elks distribute dictionaries, drug awareness materials

The gymnasium at New Holland Core Knowledge Academy roared with the sound of excited young voices.

October 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

A grand new stage underway for the arts

North Hall High School student actors, musicians, singers and performers will have a state-of-the-art space to call their own next year.

October 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Businessman, retired poultry exec face off in Clermont race

One of Clermont's most prickly issues - whether to allow alcohol sales - is seemingly a non-issue as the Town Council in August basically rejected the ...

October 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville property tax increase is official

Property taxes are going up in Gainesville, even while the rate goes down.

October 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Concerns over short-term rentals grow locally, across state, too

Monitoring and enforcing Hall County codes regulating short-term vacation rentals on Lake Lanier has proved a growing challenge, according to some local officials and residents.

October 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Hall County rolls dice with move to save on health insurance

Hall County will raise its stop-loss threshold for workers' medical plans beginning in 2016 in the hopes of generating health care savings over the long ...

October 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Traffic headache awaits Gainesville motorists today

On a good day, one of the busiest intersections in Gainesville is at Jesse Jewell and E.E. Butler parkways.

October 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Prosecutor: Taxi driver begged for mercy before shooting

Isaias Tovar-Murillo begged for mercy from the woman riding in his cab before the gun fired, Assistant District Attorney Shiv Sachdeva said in opening statements ...

October 06, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

In Our Community: DAR honors local educator with award

The Col. William Candler Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored Dr. Patricia Burd at their September meeting with the Mary Smith Lockwood ...

October 06, 2015 | | Local

HealthSmart Expo features free health screenings

Wednesday's ninth annual HealthSmart Interactive Health & Wellness Expo will focus on the older population of Hall County. It will include free health screenings, seminars ...

October 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Planning Commission denies Dollar General request

The Hall County Planning Commission has recommended denial of an application to rezone land at the intersection of Sardis Road and Ledan Road so that ...

October 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Jury selection begins for taxi driver slaying case

A panel of 50 prospective jurors entered Hall County Superior Court Judge Jason Deal's courtroom Monday morning to be seated for the murder case ...

October 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Gainesville school board approves $394K in updates

Some needed updates are coming to multiple Gainesville schools, including new bathrooms at the Gainesville Middle School baseball and softball fields.

October 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Hall government still trying to control health care costs

The Affordable Care Act has reduced the number of uninsured Americans, but controlling health care costs continues to be an issue for local government.

October 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

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