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Lower school rate won’t drop Gainesville tax bills

Most Gainesville homeowners will see a larger property tax bill on their primary residences this fall despite a potentially lower school board millage rate.

September 22, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gillsville man gets 25-year sentence for rape

The testimony of a dead woman was not enough to sway a judge in favor of a rape defendant.

September 22, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


College student drowns in Dawson County lake

A Southern Catholic College student drowned Monday night while swimming in a lake at Gold Creek Golf Club in Dawson County.

September 22, 2009 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Weather experts say the heaviest rain may be over

Roads are washed out. Fallen trees have tangled up traffic and electricity has been touch and go.

September 22, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lanier up nearly 3 feet, zeros in on full pool

Lake Lanier has risen almost 3 feet since Sunday morning, the result of heavy rainfall across the lake's Northeast Georgia basin.

September 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville school board might lower property tax rate

The Gainesville school board tentatively adopted a slightly lower property tax rate Monday, but it remains to be seen what net effect it will have on city homeowners' tax bills.

September 22, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Cagle: Expect more cuts to state budget

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle says the fate of the state budget largely will depend on this month's revenues.

September 22, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Petit LeMans race will go on as planned

Should the rain continue, the contingency plan for this weekend's 12th annual Petit LeMans at Road Atlanta is that there is no contingency plan. Rain or shine, the American LeMans Series will race.

September 22, 2009 | Katie B. Davis | Local


Stephens residents told to boil water

Some Stephens County residents are without running water today, and others have been told to boil their water before they drink it after flash flooding Sunday disrupted water service.

September 22, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Road closings change 2 school bus stops

Gainesville and Hall County schools will commence as usual, although some neighboring school districts canceled classes today,

September 22, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Newly fixed road crumbles in recent rains

Brown Street is closed until further notice after heavy rains damaged the road just north of its intersection with Eugene Drive, washing out an entire lane.

September 22, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Floods keep speaker from making presentation at library

Even though they were planning an indoor event, Monday's rainy weather forced the Spout Springs branch of the Hall County Library System to postpone a featured presentation.

September 21, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall commission keeps door-to-door sales illegal in county

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted to extend the ban on door-to-door sales for an additional year at Monday's work session.

September 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Activist group names Deal a corrupt congressman

An ethics group in Washington has included U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal on its list of "15 Most Corrupt Politicians."

September 21, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs, food bank give healthy after-school snacks

The kids at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County got a healthy after-school snack Monday on the first day of the Munch Bunch program, sponsored by the Georgia Mountain Food Bank.

September 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Party rental space, mobile home relocation on planning committee agenda

With restaurants, auto mechanics and small retail shops - among many others - already operating along Atlanta Highway in Gainesville, the busy thoroughfare crossing between predominantly Latino neighborhoods is one of the most diverse business districts in all of Hall County.

April 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Boat titles bill never advanced in 2015 General Assembly

A bill requiring boat titles never left the Georgia House in the recently ended legislative session, but the issue won't drop off the radar for lake advocates.

April 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Veterans resource and career expo set for Thursday in Cornelia

The Georgia Department of Labor is holding a resource and career expo for veterans and other job seekers this Thursday in Cornelia.

April 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Bear on the Square goes on rain-and-shine

For the past 10 years Jeff McWaters has attended the annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival, which was held on the historic Dahlonega square over the weekend. The two-day festival was rain-or-shine, and this year vendors and visitors had the chance to experience both.

April 19, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Class Notes: Barrow County assistant superintendent joining Gainesville schools as CFO

Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Wanda Creel will be working with Chris Griner again.

April 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Churches put together 30,000 meals as part of feeding ministry

Area churches gathered Sunday to put their faith into action by pouring out and packaging some 30,000 meals as part of a global feeding ministry.

April 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Applications open for NGCF Community Impact Grants

The North Georgia Community Foundation is accepting applications for its 2015 Community Impact Grants.

April 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Tornado watch in effect for area until 3 p.m.

Heavy thunderstorms are moving through North Georgia today, with Hall County and the rest of the region under a tornado watch until 3 p.m.

April 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville’s budget solid, future less clear

The consensus among the Gainesville City Council is that the proposed 2016 fiscal year budget, unveiled by City Manager Kip Padgett on Thursday, is in good shape.

April 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flight center honors late instructor at ceremony

Family and co-workers of the Lanier Flight Center instructor who died after an October plane crash honored the passionate aviator Saturday in the most fitting way: teaching people to fly.

April 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Parents say ‘no’ to state milestones test

It's arguably a question of parental rights.

April 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Laurel Park hosts Five Points of Life Kids marathon

Gainesville is the newest of the 10 cities in Florida, Georgia and Alabama to host the Five Points of Life Kids marathon. The Five Points of Life Foundation, started by LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, hosted the marathons as a fun way to get kids active. Participants walk or run 25 miles over a specified amount of time logging their distance as they go.

April 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Incidents put new focus on security in Hall courtrooms

Like their adult counterparts, juvenile offenders can pose potential threats for deputies working to secure the Hall County Courthouse.

April 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Water wars’ latest chapter is big legal affair

Typically, the real legal maneuvering begins once a lawsuit is filed.

April 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hundreds brave the rain for babies in March of Dimes event

Even with a chance of rain, more than 400 people took part in the March for Babies Walk on Saturday at Wilshire Trails Park in Gainesville.

April 18, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


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