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Hall school board to vote today on budget with tax roll up

The Hall County Schools Board of Education will vote today on a budget that includes a tax roll-up but little else of controversy.

June 22, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Dry weather has Lake Lanier dropping

Rain, rain, where did you go?

June 22, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall considers cuts to Community Service Center

Hall County commissioners are looking into cutting funds to the Community Service Center - a decision that could save the county $624,000, but could mean the center loses millions in grants.

June 22, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Local students’ CRCT test scores rise slightly

Local students this year performed slightly better on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests but did not score as high as state numbers in many subject areas.

June 22, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Thunderstorms, cooler temperatures likely today

Much need rainfall and cooler temperatures are in the forecast today as a line of stormy weather moves into Georgia later today.

June 22, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville council approves FY 2012 budget

The Gainesville City Council voted 4-1 on Tuesday to approve a fiscal year 2012 budget that includes no tax rate increase, furloughs or cuts in services.

June 22, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Hall County budget gets public airing

Hall County Board of Commissioners may have had some trouble finding consensus among taxpayers attending a public hearing Tuesday night on a proposed tax increase to pay for next fiscal year's budget.

June 22, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Overnight closures on Jesse Jewell to change

Jesse Jewell Parkway closures planned for this week have changed slightly.

June 22, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


3 Buford residents face imitation drug charges in Hall

Members of the Multi Agency Narcotics Squad intended to bust up a drug deal Friday and instead ended up with 3 pounds of Epsom salts.

June 22, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Lula sewer plant aims at encouraging development

After eight years of planning and hard work, Lula Water Reclamation Treatment Facility is up and running.

June 21, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Criminal hearings decline in Gainesville schools

The crime rate is dropping in Gainesville City Schools, according to data presented at Monday night's board meeting.

June 21, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Stolen car found in Lake Lanier

A car reported stolen from a Forsyth County driveway was found in Lake Lanier later that same day, according to Lumpkin County Sheriff Office investigator Darren Martin.

June 21, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Emerson’s killer charged with killing elderly NC hikers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A drifter already serving a life sentence for killing Meredith Emerson of Buford and sentenced to death for killing a hiker in Florida is now facing murder charges for the slaying of a North Carolina couple.

June 21, 2011 | The Associated Press | Local


Crews close to finishing cleanup from storms

Gainesville, Hall County and state crews are wrapping up the cleanup after Saturday's strong thunderstorm, and officials say all trees that were knocked down have been removed from area roads.

June 20, 2011 | Mike Hill | Local


Gainesville to vote on budget with $5M surplus

While Hall County debates which services to cut or by how much to raise taxes, the Gainesville City Council will be voting on a fiscal 2012 budget that includes a $5 million surplus.

June 20, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


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Rainbow runners: Color Run for Grace raises funds to combat sex trafficking

Every color of the rainbow was represented vat the sixth annual Color Run for Grace at Flowery Branch High School.

April 15, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local




Hit-and-run spree strikes 7 vehicles in Hall; driver hospitalized

A man driving a white van was in serious condition Saturday after a series of hit-and-run crashes Friday night that struck seven vehicles in Gainesville ...

April 15, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Former West Hall coach given 8 years probation for relationship with student

A former West Hall coach accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student entered a plea for 8 years of probation.

April 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hundreds of animals found in ‘deplorable’ conditions on Habersham property

More than 350 animals are being confiscated from a Habersham County property in an animal rescue involving multiple humane societies and animal control agencies.

April 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


North Hall High student charged with making terroristic threats

A North Hall High School student was charged with making terroristic threats after notes were allegedly found that had words including "bomb," "bomba," "ISIS," and ...

April 14, 2017 | Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Passion of Christ plays out at Laurel Park

The last agonizing hours of Jesus Christ played out beneath a bright sunny sky at Laurel Park in Gainesville on Good Friday.

April 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Downtown Gainesville intersections close for improvements

West Academy Street will be closed at Jesse Jewell Parkway nightly Sunday through Wednesday for crosswalk improvements.

April 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


No students onboard bus in I-985 crash

No students were on a Hall County bus involved in a three-vehicle crash Friday morning on Interstate 985 at the Spout Springs Road exit.

April 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


New regulations set minimum fees for Hollywood film crews in Hall

A revised, less-restrictive resolution regulating Hollywood filming in Hall County quickly cleared the Board of Commissioners on Thursday.

April 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Dawsonville Highway lane closures to make room for longer turn lane at Green Hill Circle

Overnight lane closures will start Tuesday and are slated to last about three weeks as the Georgia Department of Transportation extends a westbound left-turn lane ...

April 14, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Scout leader may have abused boys before coming to First Baptist

Court documents show the Boy Scouts of America have since learned of sexual abuse allegations against a Gainesville scoutmaster possibly occurring "in other troops from ...

April 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Girl bitten by dogs now healing at home

A Hall County 5-year-old who was attacked April 4 by dogs on Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville is back home with family and on the ...

April 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall property tax assessments going in the mail

Property assessments from the Hall County Tax Assessor's office are going out to property owners soon.

April 13, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Winery entrepreneur pulls zoning change, forges ahead on plans for property

A developing winery/vineyard in South Hall put some of its plans on hold in the face of likely defeat before the Hall County Board ...

April 13, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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