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Lawmakers must put a budget puzzle together, Deal says

The state's upcoming legislative session will be one big puzzle, Gov.-elect Nathan Deal told lawmakers this afternoon.

December 14, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall proposes self-directed programs for high schools

Traditional high schools are working to meet the needs of a new breed of students - those graduating from the county's schools of choice that focus on self-direction.

December 14, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Rotary accepts nominations for annual awards

The Rotary Club of Gainesville is accepting nominations for its Man and Woman of the Year awards.

December 14, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Officials give lawmakers a fresh warning on water

Tri-state water war negotiations are slowly inching forward, but legislators must prepare to make decisions in the next session about the state's water supply, officials said Monday.

December 14, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


South Hall tag office unable to take payments

The South Hall Tag Office at 3640 Mundy Mill Road, Suite 140, Oakwood, will be unable to accept payments this morning.

December 14, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Co-founder of Hall dive team remembered for hard work

Art Jetton, a 30-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office who helped start the department's dive team, died Sunday.

December 14, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dahlonega hopes to be site of state’s music hall of fame

The city of Dahlonega is officially a contender for the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

December 14, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Oakwood to add 3 tornado sirens

Oakwood has been approved for a $25,000 grant to help put up emergency weather sirens at three locations around the city, including Oakwood Elementary School, which was smacked by an August 2008 tornado.

December 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local school systems put SPLOST on March ballot

Problems with aging and deteriorating school buildings and outstanding bond debt are among the reasons area school systems will ask voters for a sales tax extension.

December 14, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


State legislators nix pay increase amid continuing budget concerns

With the state's budget woes looming, lawmakers voted Monday to cancel a scheduled pay increase for themselves for at least a year.

December 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Firefighters investigate blaze at Athens Highway home

Hall County firefighters are investigating a Monday blaze that injured one person.

December 13, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Braselton police officer from Flowery Branch arrested

A Flowery Branch man and Braselton police officer was charged Sunday with battery and third degree cruelty to children, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

December 13, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Schools toughen policies against bullies

Gainesville and Hall County school officials are firming up their anti-bullying policies as the result of revised laws approved by the state this year.

December 12, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Bullies, victims often left with long-term problems

For some local students, the walk to class, to the playground or the bus ride home from school can be a painful experience.

December 12, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Life after losing: 'Problem solver' gearing up for ’12 run

It's possible that no one remembers Daniel Benton's attempt at Congress.

December 12, 2010 | By Ashley Fielding For The Times | Local


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Firefighters collecting boot drive donations for burn survivors this week

Gainesville Fire Department members are kicking off a boot drive this week to raise money for the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.

September 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall Marine veteran seeks retroactive tax break for fully disabled veterans

An uphill battle is nothing new to Russell Rego, but the Hall County resident keeps pushing like the 21-year Marine veteran he is.

September 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Vote Trump or Clinton? Many in Hall are cool to both

The old philosophy of choosing the "lesser of two evils" in the voting booth isn't working for some Hall County residents and students during ...

September 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


North Hall senior leaps into Korean culture, language

A North Hall High School junior got "kind of enthralled with the (Korean) culture," her dad said, and she decided she wanted to learn the ...

September 18, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


New store in Main Street Market offers handmade, eclectic home goods

Leigh Anne Finley started painting and refinishing furniture years ago.

September 18, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Clermont festival gets a jump-start on autumn

Fall is on the way to North Georgia, and even if it seems the weather hasn't gotten the message, soon it will be time ...

September 17, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Art in the Square a hands-on experience

Every town, no matter how small, has its own unique art scene. It might just be one man or woman making painted birdhouses in their ...

September 17, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


SLIDESHOW: Music backed by harmony of caring at John Jarrard concert

Music lovers gathered Saturday night not only to hear great performances but contribute to their community at the 15th annual John Jarrard Benefit Concert Saturday ...

September 17, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Swimmers ‘make waves’ for cancer cure as Swim Across America raises $400K at Lanier Islands

"Making waves to fight cancer" was the order of the morning Saturday as about 500 people joined Swim Across America to raise money for research ...

September 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Library’s annual used book sale starts today

The annual Friends of Hall County Library used book sale starts today and continues Sunday.

September 17, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Flowery Branch girl with cerebral palsy finds outlet in cheerleading

September 17, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


‘Shore Sweep’ for Lanier is Sept. 24

Scouting is underway on more than 300 locations for Shore Sweep's trash pickup Sept. 24 in Hall County.

September 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Authorities: Gainesville man strikes patrol car twice

A Gainesville man is accused of striking a Georgia State Patrol corporal with his car twice while evading a traffic stop, according to authorities.

September 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Chicopee golf instructor confused about ouster

Jeff Frasier, director of instruction at the Chicopee Woods Golf Course on Atlanta Highway in Gainesville, is on his way out after more than a ...

September 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Woman found not guilty in stabbing death

Following eight hours of deliberations, the jury found Ofelia Barrera-Rodriguez not guilty on all counts Friday.

September 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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