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Hall County tax digest down $138 million since last year

Hall County has tallied its preliminary local tax digest and the results are a letdown to the Hall County school system, which is already struggling to operate with limited resources.

May 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


More lake homes could become rentals

The Hall County Planning Board voted Monday to recommend allowing Lake Lanier homeowners outside the vacation cottage zoning district the right to apply to rent their homes to tourists. Applications would be considered on a case-by-case basis.

May 03, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


2 charged with burglary

At about 11 a.m. Monday, Hall County Sheriff's deputies responded to a burglary in progress at a home in the 3500 block of Coker Road. Deputies found a Hispanic male and a juvenile still inside the home.

May 03, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Program helps recovering addicts get back on their feet

When Ana Martinez needed help getting her wheels back, she turned to some friends.

May 03, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville school may pilot program using iPads

The face, or make that interface, of learning could look a bit different in the fall at Gainesville Middle School.

May 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Letter carriers pick up canned goods, too

Mail isn't the only thing local letter carriers are interested in this week.

May 03, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Search for missing swimmer may resume

Authorities could continue their search early today for a Lawrenceville man who went missing on the Forsyth County side of Lake Lanier Sunday afternoon.

May 03, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jury finds Forsyth woman guilty in 2009 arson case

A jury confirmed late last week what authorities suspected all along - a January 2009 house fire near Lake Lanier was arson.

May 02, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Entrances to Flowery Branch, Oakwood to get facelifts

Flowery Branch has received a $50,000 Georgia Department of Transportation grant for landscaping along a major entrance into the city.

May 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


War Hill park on Lanier gets makeover

Evan Curry arrived to a campsite at the newly renovated War Hill Park last Thursday to spend the week fishing with his young sons and enjoying some time with his extended family.

May 02, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


McEver draws up plans for arts academy for next school year

Instead of just being after-school offerings, next school year intensive music and art instruction could be a part of the regular school day at McEver Elementary School.

May 02, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Program expands Buford Park & Ride options

An $8 million expansion of the Park & Ride lot at Interstate 985 and Ga. 20 in Buford is part of a larger state plan to improve congestion on Interstate 85 through Gwinnett and DeKalb counties.

May 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man presumed drowned in Lake Lanier

Forsyth and Hall County authorities spent Sunday searching for a Lawrenceville man who went missing in the choppy, frigid waters of Lake Lanier earlier in the day.

May 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Stormy weather should fade by tonight

Thunderstorms were expected to strike the Hall County area overnight Sunday, bringing with them possible flooding and damaging winds.

May 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Spring festival helps budding artists

April may be known for showers, but it is the April flowers that help make the Spring Fling festival in Dawsonville a gardener's dream come true.

May 02, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


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2 dogs treated for smoke inhalation from fire at northwest Hall home

Two dogs were found and treated for smoke inhalation as Hall County firefighters battled a blaze at a singlewide mobile home off Price Road at ...

April 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Fare-based transportation service for seniors started Monday

A new, fare-based transportation service for Hall County seniors rolled out Monday morning.

April 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Newsmakers in Business: Homestar honored as ‘Outstanding Georgia Business’

Gainesville-based direct mortgage lender Homestar Financial Corporation was recently awarded the "Outstanding Georgia Business" title by Secretary of State Brian Kemp and state Rep. Terry ...

April 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Trio of zoning decisions back on Hall County commissioners' docket

Three zoning requests have been reviewed so many times now that there are more than a few people who hope this week brings the last ...

April 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


How to get your favorite senior a scholarship and feature in The Times’ graduation section

The Times is looking for seniors with great personal stories to feature in the annual graduation section and be considered for a $500 scholarship from ...

April 24, 2016 | | Local


84-unit affordable housing apartment complex proposed in Oakwood

An 84-unit apartment complex intended as an affordable housing option for residents is proposed off Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 in Oakwood.

April 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall Habitat ReStore moving, will close for 9 days during move

Habitat for Humanity ReStore of Hall County is moving from its current location at 2285 Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville to a more central location ...

April 24, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Movie 'Baby Driver,' which stars Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, films in Gainesville

The old Regions Bank in downtown Gainesville transformed over the weekend into a post office.

April 24, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Many immigrants await court ruling, seek to come 'out of the shadows’

Hundreds of people have visited Jama Ibrahim's offices in Gainesville and Atlanta for help that has been on hold for more than a year.

April 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Enota garden supporters believe ‘pause’ in design could be helpful

Supporters of maintaining the Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy garden wonder if "it might be wise to take a pause" on construction plans and study, in ...

April 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Enota move grows concerns over garden's placement

The new building for Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy would change the look of the elementary school property, if current plans are followed, but some community ...

April 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Propane autogas fuel station opens in Gainesville

Smith-Bell Petroleum, a business in Gainesville for about 80 years, introduced a new fuel alternative Thursday when the company has installed its first unattended tank ...

April 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Community leaders seek to break cycle of crime's heavy cost

Fines and fees resulting from misdemeanor traffic and probation violations has led the U.S. Justice Department to warn local courts about the emergence of ...

April 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch Spring Festival features food, fun and flying wood chips

The Flowery Branch Spring Festival was held Saturday in the downtown historic area of the town with the usual festival fare. Concessions, vendors and local ...

April 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Elachee visitors dig into Earth Day by growing, buying plants

Earth Day was celebrated with flying colors at Elachee Nature Science Center in Gainesville as three groups showed up on a sunny Saturday to offer ...

April 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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