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Forsyth may use sales tax for new facilities

Citing an example from a former colleague, Forsyth County's Chief Superior Court judge likened the criminal legal process to a funnel.

April 30, 2011 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Hall OKs buying propane school buses

When it comes to moving kids from place to place, the Hall County Schools System may be treading on new ground compared to other systems around the state.

April 30, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Local women celebrate royal wedding in style

London may be 4,000 miles away but that didn't stop Jan Hensley and Evelyn Stafford from throwing their own party Friday alongside England's royal wedding ceremony.

April 30, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Charity walk to benefit aid agencies

From his desk at the Action Ministries-Gainesville office, Steve Napier sees the perils of poverty first hand as clients come in struggling to pay their rent or keep the electricity on.

April 30, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Hall County Commission strikes deal on impact fees

The Hall County Board of Commissioners decided Thursday to defer impact fee collection until a certificate of occupancy is issued for a building.

April 30, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville braces for housing grant cuts

Gainesville city staff is planning for the next round of Community Development Block Grant funds, but they are expecting fewer dollars than ever before.

April 30, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Firefighters practice search-and-rescue tactics during training

Gainesville and Hall County firefighters know the secret behind building the pyramids in Egypt.

April 29, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Jackson County probes money used for institute repair

Interim Jackson County Manager Leonard Myers is evaluating money spent on the former I.W. Davis Correctional Institute's transformation into the Jackson County Correctional Institute.

April 29, 2011 | LEANNE AKIN Times regional staff | Local


Summer burn ban takes effect Sunday

A burn ban goes into effect Sunday as a precautionary measure to reduce ozone pollutants.

April 29, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Dawson County may see 11 to 12 percent less revenue

More than a month remains before Dawson County property tax assessments go out, but local officials are bracing for at least a 10 percent drop in collections.

April 29, 2011 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Deal joins with hundreds to support Camp Hope children

A lot of kids in Hall County have a reason to smile today, thanks in part to Gov. Nathan Deal.

April 29, 2011 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Local


Seminar steers girls toward a good future

To help their peers get the inside track on how to succeed as professional women, Tiffani Poole and Tatiana Madera organized a Secrets of Successful Women Seminar.

April 29, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


ZF honored for spirit of innovation

Gainesville's ZF Group was honored Thursday as one of Georgia's manufacturers of the year for what many say is the company's spirit of continual innovation.

April 29, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Hall commission rehires its former law firm

The Hall County Board of Commissioners chose Stewart Melvin & Frost, a firm it fired in January, as its new legal team.

April 29, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


College students in Ala. rattled by funnel clouds

Jessica Berzack was on the 11th floor of her dormitory when the tornado sirens sounded. She fled with about 50 other students to the basement of the theater department, which was built years ago as a nuclear fallout shelter.

April 28, 2011 | Mitch Clarke | Local


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19-year-old charged with molesting girl

A 19-year-old Hall County man faces child molestation and incest charges for incidents that allegedly occurred between March and April.

April 19, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville woman dies in North Forsyth crash

A Gainesville woman died Tuesday in a wreck in North Forsyth County.

April 19, 2017 | Times regional reports | Local


Boling Bridge lane closure set for overnight Wednesday

Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 at Boling Bridge will be partially closed to motorists between 7 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. Thursday as work ...

April 19, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Dawsonville Highway traffic fixes get a boost

Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 traffic in Gainesville isn't going to get better anytime soon, but road planners are taking a couple of steps to ...

April 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville doctor describes month in warzone hospital in Mosul, Iraq

Behind the 14-foot blast wall surrounded in razor wire, Dr. Jim Froehlich heard the "not-so-distant" sounds of a mortar attack at a hospital near Mosul ...

April 19, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Belk spring charity sale set for April 29

Belk at Lakeshore Mall will be holding its spring charity sale from 6-10 a.m. April 29.

April 18, 2017 | | Local


Proposed South Hall landfill denied by Buford planning board

A proposed, privately run landfill in South Hall got the Buford Planning and Zoning Board's recommendation for denial Tuesday night.

April 18, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville officials clear comprehensive plan

With no one from the public stepping up to comment on an updated comprehensive plan, Gainesville City Council quickly and unanimously approved the document at ...

April 18, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hispanic church ordered to stop remodeling project on Dawsonville Highway

The pastor trying to open a new Hispanic church at 2344 Dawsonville Highway said Tuesday he's hopeful of getting the project out from under ...

April 18, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall weighing changes to elections office

Now five months without an elections director, Hall County is using the break between elections to decide whether to restructure its elections office before hiring ...

April 18, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Enota school to host walk-through April 30 before demolition

Enota school alumni and area residents are invited to drop in, walk the halls and remember the history of the Enota school building during an ...

April 18, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gainesville school system to spend $220K for 3 new buses

Gainesville City Schools will be getting three new school buses this fall to replace aging buses in the district.

April 17, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Pilot program helps struggling Hall students make it to technical college

East Hall High School seniors Edgar Garcia and Veronica Lopez are on track to be the first among their siblings to earn a high school ...

April 17, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Flowery Branch man accused in mailbox check theft case

A Flowery Branch man is accused of possessing several checks stolen from mailboxes in South Hall, according to police.

April 17, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Man broke victim’s ribs

A Braselton man is accused of breaking another person's ribs and injuring the victim's liver and spleen in a Christmas Day assault, according ...

April 17, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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