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State sales tax system a 'leaky bucket,' Hall administrator says

Hall County officials have asked members of the local delegation to fix the state's sales tax collection system.

December 10, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Dear Big Red: Little Elephants make cards to cheer on team

Celebrating Gainesville High School's trip to the Class AAA football state championship game is a family affair in Gainesville schools.

December 09, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Christmas parties have liabilities

Too much eggnog and driving doesn't mix, and it's not just the driver who can wind up in trouble.

December 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Local retailer ‘rounds up’ donations for area youth

Through Sunday, shoppers at J.C. Penney Co. at Lakeshore Mall are invited to round up their purchases to the nearest whole dollar amount and donate the difference to Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County to support quality after-school programs.

December 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

Fireplace may be source of house blaze

A fire in an Old Cornelia Highway home appears to have started in the fireplace, Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell said.

December 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

New Year’s resolution willpower

Did you make a New Year's resolution a year ago that you have managed to keep throughout 2009? Whether it was a vow to get fit, save money or to eliminate bad habits, The Times would like to talk to you for a story on News Year's resolutions. Please contact staff writer Stephen Gurr at 770-718-3428 or

December 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

New Hoschton council members dig into 2010 budget

HOSCHTON - During their inaugural meeting on Monday, the newest members of the Hoschton City Council wasted no time in addressing two major issues facing the city - the 2010 budget and the city charter.

December 09, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local

Rain keeps corps from reducing lake level

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had hoped to reduce Lake Lanier's elevation to its winter full pool of 1,070 feet above sea level by Dec. 1.

December 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

Quad Oaks residents stuck after rain washes out culvert

FLOWERY BRANCH - All Tami Earl and neighbors at Quad Oaks apartments could do Wednesday was sit and wait.

December 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

Charity ball to mark its 58th year

Though a lot has changed in 50 years - cars, clothes, technology - there are still some things that remain the same.

December 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Motorcade takes gifts to patients in regional hospital

Gainesville city employees and school children celebrated the 51st Annual Mayors' Motorcade Send-off Wednesday with holiday tunes and a special visit from Santa.

December 09, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Arbitration panel sides with Hall County in annex dispute

A state-appointed panel voted 3-2 in favor of Hall County's objection to converting homes into businesses in the Holiday Heights subdivision at an arbitration hearing Wednesday.

December 09, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Water to be off on much of Bradford Street Thursday

Some Bradford Street residents and businesses will be without water Thursday for most of the business day, according to a news release from the city.

December 08, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

Service men, women send messages to area families

"Love you, miss you bunch. Merry Christmas," Maj. Jay McNair said from Camp Mike Spann, Afghanistan.

December 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

Condemned Dahlonega man dies

Tim Pruitt once said death row could destroy a man's will to live.

December 08, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

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Lula house fire causes major damage, no injuries

No injuries were reported as a 4,100-square-foot house in the 5000 block of Latty Road in Lula was 75-percent damaged in a fire Monday ...

November 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Local French speakers say ‘seed of love’ will grow in wake of Paris attacks

Montine Whelchel Smith, who has a trip to Paris written on her bucket list, said the feelings of love will overpower hatred after attacks Friday ...

November 16, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

New state designation could boost Lula planning efforts

Lula's new state designation as a "PlanFirst" community could help the northeast Hall County city save some money as it pushes ahead with planning ...

November 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Kid’s dream of firefighting comes to life

Facing the first fire of his career, Sean Robertson walked hand in hand Monday with Hall County Fire Services Battalion Chief Tyler Dorsey.

November 16, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Scores lower on ‘more rigorous’ Georgia Milestones tests

Full results of the Georgia Milestones are in, and scores across the board are lower than those of previous assessments.

November 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Chickens slow traffic on Green Street

Chickens slowed traffic in the heart of Gainesville, the poultry capital of the world, Monday night.

November 16, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Local students take cue from Missouri race protests

When protesters at the University of Missouri forced the school's president to resign last week after his perceived mishandling of racist incidents on campus ...

November 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Free Range Art’s first piece unveiled in downtown Gainesville

The Public Art Committee of Vision 2030 unveiled the first installation of its Free Range Art Project series on Monday afternoon in the Hunt Tower ...

November 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Suspect sought after shooting of occupied vehicle

A Gainesville man is being sought in a Monday afternoon shooting of an occupied vehicle off Cleveland Highway in North Hall County.

November 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Deal says he will not accept Syrian refugees in Georgia

Several U.S. governors, including Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, are threatening to halt efforts to allow Syrian refugees into their states in the aftermath of ...

November 16, 2015 | Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local

Quiz: Learn more about your neighbors in Hall County

The U.S. Census Bureau is perhaps best known for its population estimates.

November 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Revised Lula sign ordinance set for public hearing

Reacting to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this year, Lula is proposing changes to its sign ordinance that explicitly says it doesn't ...

November 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Former Habersham deputy accused of providing false info has trial in December

The former Habersham County Sheriff's Office deputy accused of providing false information for a search warrant that led to injuries for a toddler is ...

November 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Georgia Milestones: A guide to understanding test scores

After a year of complex, contested and, at times, confusing testing, the scores from the first year of Georgia Milestones will be released Monday.

November 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

9-year-old burn survivor succeeds in classroom

Gracie Lowell Turpin reads, writes and, according to her big brother Tyler, loves music and recess.

November 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

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