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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


Oakwood rejects request for offices on annexed land

OAKWOOD - Plans for professional offices in an established West Hall neighborhood stalled Monday night.

September 21, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Heavy rain still likely tonight; Lanier up 2.31 feet

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Hall and surrounding counties, but their may be a glimmer of hope.

September 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


THE LATEST: Lanier up 2.5 feet since Sunday, still rising

Here are the latest developments as a result of the heavy rainfall in Northeast Georgia:

September 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local




Georgia Supreme Court to review death sentence case

Donnie Cleveland Lance suffered from lingering brain injuries caused by an old gunshot wound and drunken car wrecks when he went on a rampage in Jackson County in 1997, fatally shooting his ex-wife's boyfriend with a shotgun before beating her to death with the gun, according to his lawyers.

September 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Gainesville city manager announces resignation

Gainesville City Council members said they have big shoes to fill after City Manager Kip Padgett announced his resignation Tuesday night.

May 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville school board recognizes retirees

Eighteen of Gainesville City Schools' employees were recognized Tuesday as their service to the school system comes to an end.

May 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Integration-era Gainesville High School principal dies at age 81

Gainesville High School's principal during integration and a beloved figure who was involved in community service long past retirement has died.

May 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville to approve budget, tax rates Tuesday

Gainesville City Council will formally approve its 2016 fiscal year budget when it meets Tuesday night, and also set property tax rates for the coming year.

May 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oakwood city manager at top of field

Colleagues, friends and family members of Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown gathered on May 11 to recognize him for being named as one of 2015's top 10 public works leaders by the American Public Works Association.

May 18, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Lula council denies rezoning request for baseball center

Lula City Council unanimously voted down a proposed rezoning Monday night that would have allowed for a baseball training center in an otherwise agriculturally zoned area.

May 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Driver in fiery Capitol crash identified

The driver who eluded Georgia Capitol Police in Atlanta on May 1 after allegedly stealing a pickup truck in Gainesville has been identified.

May 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Judge accepts settlement in sheriff’s office release lawsuit

Superior Court Judge Kathlene Gosselin on Monday accepted the agreement reached by Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch and a Forsyth man seeking release from the Hall County Jail.

May 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County school board approves redistricting plan

Nearly 200 children in Hall County Schools will be redistricted away from Spout Springs Elementary School beginning this fall.

May 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


County library director retiring, search committee seeking replacement

Hall County Library System Director Adrian Mixson is retiring at the end of May, and a search committee is currently accepting applications to fill his role and hopes to make a recommendation to the library Board of Trustees by mid-June.

May 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Library system seeks additional $200K from county as state continues to slash budget

In some ways, the Hall County Library System is a microcosm of how budget cuts impacted public services during the economic recession.

May 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County Sheriff’s Office investigating S. Hall child's death

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is investigating a child fatality in South Hall.

May 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Marine with Dawsonville ties killed delivering military aid

A candlelight vigil and prayer service was held Sunday at Juno Baptist Church in memory of U.S. Marine Sgt. Mark Johnson, one of eight soldiers killed when their helicopter crashed on a relief mission in Nepal.

May 18, 2015 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


Northeast Hall home destroyed in fire

A home in northeast Hall County was destroyed by fire overnight.

May 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Class Notes: Scholarship fund could get boost from anonymous donor

With the help of the community, the Myrtle Figueras Scholarship Fund, benefiting graduating seniors from Gainesville High School, may get a major boost this year.

May 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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