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Forsyth County to gain 6 Lake Lanier corps parks

CUMMING -Forsyth County will gain rights to six lakeside parks following approval of a settlement agreement, bringing the yearslong Bethel Park litigation to a close.

July 01, 2011 | BY ALYSSA LARENZIE Times regional staff | Local


Slather on the sunscreen this summer

Summer has arrived in Northeast Georgia, and with it comes plenty of blue skies, sunny days and an increased risk of skin cancer.

July 01, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Don’t light up for the Fourth, fire officials caution

The Fourth of July is a holiday marked by childhood memories of barbecues, fireworks and, of course, the occasional severe burn.

July 01, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Dawsonville paralegal gets 3-year prison term for fraud

A Dawsonville paralegal was sentenced to serve three years in prison Friday on charges of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.

July 01, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Businesses closing for ‘Day Without Immigrants’

Cerramos. Closed.

July 01, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Deal uses retirement accounts to pay loan

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has reduced his debt to $1.3 million after draining his retirement accounts to pay down a loan for his daughter's failed sporting goods venture, the governor's accountant said Thursday.

July 01, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press | Local


3 charged with Hall County burglaries

Three Gainesville residents are facing multiple burglary charges.

July 01, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Kids learn skills in canoe and kayak camp at Lanier

Jordan Battle, 11, enjoys playing with daggers.

July 01, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


2 Hall jailers punished after December uprising

The Hall County Sheriff's Office suspended the Hall County Jail commander and an officer at the jail earlier this year after a Dec. 22 uprising.

July 01, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commissioners: No tax hike, but deeper cuts

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted in favor of a spending plan Thursday that promises to transform county recreation services, closes two public libraries and dismantles the public works, planning and building inspections departments.

June 30, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Commissioners may roll up taxes in final budget vote

Hall County commissioners may be working out a budget compromise this afternoon as the final hour nears for them to decide on a spending plan for the fiscal year that begins Friday.

June 30, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Contingency funds could be dropped from budget

Not raising taxes to shore up Hall County's revenue shortfall might just mean eliminating the county's backup plan.

June 30, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall commissioner proposes park funding plan

If Hall Commissioner Ashley Bell gets his way today, the county's Parks and Leisure Services department will look very different come September.

June 30, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Glee continues over court’s water ruling

You might have heard it Wednesday - the collective sigh of relief and high-five slapping, as word quickly spread that Georgia had won a decisive victory in its long-standing battle over water withdrawal from Lake Lanier.

June 30, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Family, friends face charges from suspected theft ring

Commerce police have uncovered a North Georgia theft ring investigators say may be a family affair.

June 29, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


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Police: Man accused of falsely reporting robbery

A Gainesville man is accused of falsely reporting a robbery earlier this month on Cleveland Highway in Gainesville, police said.

June 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Habersham couple plead not guilty to 340 animal abuse charges

A Habersham County couple pleaded not guilty to 340 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty stemming from the April seizure of more than 400 animals from ...

June 16, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Deputy, adults, child injured in exchange of gunfire in East Hall

A deputy was shot and multiple adults and a child injured in an exchange of gunfire in East Hall around midnight Thursday.

June 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch OKs millage rate that could hike taxes for some residents

A property tax increase is in store for Flowery Branch residents who had property reassessed at higher values this year.

June 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall's proposed tax increase brings opposition at public hearings

Those who turned up to Hall County's two public hearings on Thursday were clear: They don't want a tax increase.

June 16, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville water project to connect 130 properties

By this time next year, more than 100 homeowners who are currently getting their water from wells will be connected to the city of Gainesville ...

June 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Local law enforcement taking more precautions with drug evidence

In the wake of new opioid overdoses, local law enforcement agencies are changing some protocols in how they interact with evidence.

June 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Poet brings verses of freedom to Juneteenth celebration

Gainesville-born poet Doris davenport decided long ago to lowercase the d in her last name as a statement of sorts about her independence of thought ...

June 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville man accused of manufacturing explosives, marijuana

A Gainesville man is accused of manufacturing an explosive device and marijuana after components and plants were reportedly found by authorities.

June 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Demolition of old Hall jail ramps up

Demolition of the former Hall County jail on South Main Street in Gainesville is well underway, and requests for some of the historic bricks are ...

June 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Commenters oppose Hall tax increase in morning hearing, another hearing coming at 6 p.m.

Some of them frustrated by the one-two punch of assessment increases and higher taxes, a few dozen people turned out to the first public hearing ...

June 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Employee raises, law enforcement costs are driving Hall tax increase

Hall County's 26 percent tax rate increase - and its $6.7 million general fund spending jump - is mostly fueled by a 2.5 percent ...

June 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Turner, Wood & Smith buys city land for new building

An insurance company with ties to the community for more than 100 years plans to build a new office building next to the Frances Meadows ...

June 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


New law creates tax-free savings accounts for disabled Georgians

Disabled Georgians will have access to tax-free savings accounts after the creation of Georgia STABLE.

June 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Top Work-Based Learning programs get training in Hall

Georgia high schools are placing a greater emphasis on student opportunities for work experience in potential careers integrated into the school curriculum.

June 14, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


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