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SPLOST money pays for workers

City Councilman Robert "Bob" Hamrick twice has raised questions about whether Hall County officials are acting improperly by using revenues from the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax to pay county employees.

And although the practice is allowed by state law, Hamrick said he was left with even more questions when County Administrator Charley Nix canceled plans to explain the county's use of the tax money at a City Council work session last week.

October 04, 2009 | BY MELISSA WEINMAN AND ASHLEY FIELDING | Local


More Hall County families are living in poverty

Phillipa Lewis-Moss doesn't need any analyst to tell her that times are hard for people everywhere. All she has to do is look at the number of people coming to her office for assistance.

October 04, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Festivals celebrate artful events

GILLSVILLE - Have you ever wondered how to milk a cow - but you've never tried?

October 04, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Educator's passion for teaching wins him a fellowship

HOSCHTON - Sergio Parra's love for teaching is evident from the moment he sets foot in his classroom and begins the day's lesson.

October 04, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Church burglar gets 5 years in prison

Jeremy Nathan Brantley showed up at places of worship asking for a helping hand, then returned when no one was around to burglarize them.

October 03, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gardeners flock to fall expo

Sunflower, magnolia and snapdragon fans united Friday at the sixth annual Fall Garden Expo at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center.

October 03, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


RING links willing workers with jobs

At age 17, Kenny Buffington took a turn for the worse in a car accident that claimed his eyesight and short-term memory. He was left legally blind when he emerged from a four-month-long coma.

October 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Private jail gets first detainees

The North Georgia Detention Center has boarded its first residents.

October 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


2 men are charged in Gainesville burglaries

Gainesville Police have arrested two men they say are responsible for a recent string of burglaries in the Ridgewood Avenue area of the city.

October 02, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Supporters: Drug court does work

A national organization's critical report on drug courts has supporters defending a system they say has reduced repeat offenses and improved lives by making substance abuse treatment a part of the judicial process.

October 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Friends of Hall library hold annual used book sale today

The Friends of the Hall County Library System is taking over the first floor of the Gainesville Library this weekend to sell hundreds of used books for as little as a dime apiece.

October 02, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Motorcycle run, car show to aid nonprofit

Plenty of gleaming chrome and tricked-out rides should be on display today in the second annual Ride for Recovery.

October 02, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


A civics lesson from the mayor

Fifth-graders at Gainesville Exploration Academy got a lesson in civic duty straight from Gainesville Mayor Myrtle Figueras.

October 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Five suspects of drug ring jailed, police say

BY STEPHEN GURR

October 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Police make headway in burglary investigations

Gainesville Police Chief Frank Hooper will hold a news conference this morning to release information about a recent string of burglaries in the city.

October 02, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Gainesville drug treatment center pays $20K in civil settlement

A Gainesville narcotic treatment program will pay $20,000 to settle allegations in federal court about not keeping complete and accurate records of the drugs ...

August 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Grimes guilty on all charges in attempted robbery, shooting

A Lawrenceville man was convicted Monday on all charges of entering a Gainesville apartment in October 2013 and holding a woman at gunpoint.

August 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hoschton man fights to restore vision after fireworks accident

It was the Fourth of July, and Joel Porter and his friends decided to shoot off some of the new fireworks only recently allowed to ...

August 24, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Sawnee EMC announces 4-month period of lower rates

Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation announced Monday a change that should lower bills for most of its customers through the end of the year.

August 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


History center set to honor three ‘legacies’ on Thursday

The Northeast Georgia History Center is honoring three area businessmen as "local legacies" in its annual Taste of History Luncheon.

August 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man sentenced to life in prison for Father's Day revenge killing

Father's Day meant revenge for Saul Castillo. It was a day 31 years in the making.

August 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


School boards review E-SPLOST referendum

The wording of a referendum on a one-cent sales tax that could raise as much as $195 million is being reviewed by the local school ...

August 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Medical co-pays, premiums rising for Hall employees

Hall County employees will soon be paying higher co-pays and premiums for health care coverage, with some increases designed to drive workers to use the ...

August 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Cheek becomes latest candidate to enter Gainesville Ward 3 council race

André Cheek announced Monday that she is joining the race for the Gainesville City Council Ward 3 seat currently held by Myrtle Figueras.

August 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Campground host fires gunshots at lake visitors

August 23, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Housing redevelopment leaves disabled vet in the lurch

Willie Glenn rolls up to the curb in his electric wheelchair, glad to escape the "war zone" of construction that has enveloped his home in ...

August 23, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Roundabouts are emerging in Hall County area

A common sight in Europe, roundabouts are catching on in the Hall County area as a way to move traffic and ease congestion.

August 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sentencing set for 2 former Hall Sheriff's Office employees in federal court

Two former Hall County Sheriff's Office employees will have sentencing hearings in federal court next month.

August 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Another candidate emerges in Gainesville Ward 3 council race

Barbara Brooks has announced her candidacy for the Gainesville City Council Ward 3 seat currently held by Myrtle Figueras.

August 23, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


State superintendent honors Coleman for HB91 successes

State Rep. Brooks Coleman, R-Duluth, was recognized recently for his efforts to help Georgians receive their high school diploma.

August 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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