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No tax hike for Oakwood, but little growth expected in 2011

OAKWOOD - No tax increase is planned for Oakwood in 2011, but with the economy still in neutral, the city isn't expecting any kind of spike in revenues either.

October 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local




Hall libraries add test prep, language software

The Hall County Library System is able to offer more test preparation and language learning services with the help of the Internet.

October 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Plane crash survivors return to U.S.

A Jackson County couple who survived an August plane crash on a small island off the Colombian coast is now in Miami, where the husband is scheduled for another surgery today.

October 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


College students slow to catch onto Red Rabbit buses

The new Red Rabbit Route 7 started up more than a month ago, and numbers show that ridership is lagging.

October 04, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Life Chain event draws about 200 to busy Gainesville intersection

About 200 people spread out Sunday afternoon on sidewalks at Jesse Jewell and E.E. Butler parkways to demonstrate against abortion.

October 03, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Llama competition spotlights ‘intelligent animals’ abilities

They are fuzzy. They are cute. And owners of them say that you cannot have just one.

October 03, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Blue Sky Concert series set for Wednesdays in October

October is here, meaning it's time for the fall edition of the Blue Sky Concert series.

October 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fire Prevention Week puts focus on residential safety

Gainesville and Hall County firefighters will remind students how to "stop, drop and roll" during the next few days for National Fire Prevention Week.

October 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Lecture focuses on teaching science

North Georgia College & State University continues a lecture series tonight with a look at engaging science students.

October 03, 2010 | | Local


Hall beats state, nation in carpooling

Tracey Robertson knows the value of carpooling.

October 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Oakwood budget won’t change much in 2011

With a weak economy still bearing down, Oakwood plans to put forward a 2011 budget Monday evening that may look like a copy from this year.

October 03, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dyer plays role in federal goal to update No Child Left Behind

The No Child Left Behind Act's rising expectations are leaving many Georgia schools behind, as a growing number are penalized for missing federal academic targets.

October 03, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Petit Le Mans fans get revved up for a day at the track

BRASELTON - Phillip Gross leaned in as his three children, ages 4 to 7, stood at the open door of the race car and stared wide-eyed as the suited-up driver talked about his vehicle.

October 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bargain-hunters descend on Harvest Thrift Sale

Thrift-sale shoppers can be like cheetahs.

October 02, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


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Free Chapel senior pastor to serve on Trump advisory board

Donald Trump has named Jentezen Franklin, senior pastor of Gainesville-based Free Chapel, to his evangelical executive advisory board.

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Buford man beat father to death with crowbar

A Buford man has been charged with murder in the Wednesday crowbar beating death of his father.

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville's jobless rate falls to 3.8 percent for May

Unemployment has dropped below 4 percent in the Gainesville metro area, the Georgia Department of Labor reported today, and remains the lowest rate in the ...

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Students taste-test possible school lunch recipes

New main dishes and vegetables were on the menu Wednesday when Hall County students from kindergarten to middle school were "taste testers" for potential recipes ...

June 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Cresswind residents form charitable group to support local activities

About 40 residents of Cresswind at Lake Lanier have formed a charitable group, Cresswind LL Community Fund, to support charitable, educational and cultural activities in ...

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville pipe fabricator assessed $49K in fines

A Gainesville pipe fabricator faces a penalty of $49,375 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration after multiple citations.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


5 marijuana plants, 8 firearms seized in drug investigation

A 63-year-old Hall County man was charged with manufacturing marijuana after five plants were seized in a search, according to authorities.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: 1,200 pills from Thailand seized in drug investigation

A package containing 1,200 pills from Thailand was seized Tuesday in Jefferson through a controlled delivery by local and federal authorities.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Tumbling Creek bridge, downtown Gainesville bypass projects awarded state funds

A pair of prominent local road projects are closer to becoming a reality.

June 22, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Local members of Congress follow party lines in raging gun debate

WASHINGTON - Rebellious Democrats disrupted the House's legislative work on Wednesday, staging a sit-in on the House floor and refusing to leave until they secured ...

June 22, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


McEver Road back open after tanker truck fire

A truck containing tar caught fire Wednesday afternoon and shut down McEver Road for an hour.

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Ban on adoptions from Russia will be focus of panel tonight

Following years of families hanging in limbo, U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, wants to address the 2012 Russian adoption ban.

June 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Amazon expects to hire 500 for new distribution center in Braselton

Amazon will add a new 600,000-square-foot distribution center in Braselton and hire about 500 people.

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Residents offer input on managing growth

Everyone knows the growth is coming.

June 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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