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Jackson County postpones SPLOST vote

JEFFERSON - After much discussion, Jackson County officials have postponed a special purpose local option sales tax vote until the November election.

March 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Flowery Branch wants leaky sewer line to be repaired

FLOWERY BRANCH - Water was gushing into the sewer pipe when Georgia was still in the drought and Lake Lanier was several feet below its summer full pool of 1,071 feet above sea level.

March 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


State’s lottery sees record profits despite sour economy

Gainesville resident Freddie Blake has a daily routine.

March 16, 2010 | Kristen Morales | Local


Wife files lawsuit in pastor’s death

A Gainesville woman has filed a federal lawsuit in connection with the September shooting death of her pastor husband by an undercover North Georgia drug enforcement officer.

March 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Professor weighs in on US-China relations

North Georgia College & State University kicked off its Great Decisions lecture series Tuesday with a presentation on U.S.-China relations at the Gainesville Civic Center.

March 16, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Army Corps readies its campgrounds for spring opening

Higher lake levels and improved camping sites are expected to draw more campers this upcoming season at Lake Lanier.

March 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville receives grant for preservation

Gainesville has received $21,000 in federal grant funding to continue its survey of the city's historic resources.

March 16, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville council to vote on trash service changes

This morning, Gainesville residents can tell the City Council what they think about a proposal to change their trash service.

March 16, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville school teachers get May planning day back

The Gainesville City Board of Education has decided to use a snow day as a replacement for a state-mandated furlough day.

March 15, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Boy Scouts plant tree in honor of 100th anniversary

A winter storm took out a couple of trees at Rock Creek Greenway in Gainesville.

March 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood's Railroad Street getting reworked

Oakwood is well under way with a downtown improvements project city officials hope will serve as a taste of things to come under its ambitious 2030 plan.

March 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Economy renders Flowery Branch project’s start shaky

The first phase of construction on Old Town Flowery Branch, a $15 million project planned for downtown, had been pegged for a launch this summer.

March 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tardy taxpayers may get extra fees

Gainesville property owners who still owe their 2008 property taxes may be paying more.

March 14, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Inmates will count in census

Of the 240 inmates at the Hall County Correctional Institution on Barber Road, two-thirds are men on the verge of freedom.

March 14, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Kids, parents learn about North Georgia’s mining history

Nine-year-old Cole Kaminski enjoyed panning for gold Sunday afternoon at the Northeast Georgia History Center.

March 14, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


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Demorest woman injured in crash that killed 4 UGA students

A Demorest woman was injured in a Wednesday night crash that killed four University of Georgia students, according to Georgia State Patrol.

April 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Katt Williams arrested in Atlanta over thrown salt shaker

Police say they arrested comedian and actor Katt Williams just outside Atlanta after he threw a salt shaker at a restaurant manager.

April 28, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Hall population forecast to grow 64 percent overall, become 42 percent Hispanic by 2040

Hall County's population will grow by 64 percent to a little more than 328,000 by 2040, according to a forecast by the Atlanta ...

April 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Planned Buford Corn Maze expansion scaled back

Plans to expand the Buford Corn Maze have been scaled back from an original proposal.

April 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


GO VIDEO: Back in time in Sautee Nacoochee

Savannah King takes you to four historic places you can visit in Sautee Nacoochee. Which is your favorite?

April 28, 2016 | | Local


185-lot North Hall subdivision off Lake Lanier approved

A 185-lot subdivision off Buffington Farm Road in North Hall was approved Wednesday by the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

April 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


More unemployed residents set to lose their food stamp benefits

Nearly 200 Hall County residents have lost their food stamp benefits since the beginning of the year after a work requirement was reinstated.

April 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Rape kits now being submitted to GBI regardless of investigation's status

Ahead of a bill signed by Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday, some 160 rape kits have been sent by Gainesville and Hall County law enforcement ...

April 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Atlanta Street public housing residents struggle to find affordable homes with vouchers

The move from Atlanta Street is proving to be a mixed blessing for several single mothers.

April 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Health care fields most popular for Hall County Schools' Honors Mentorship Program

Health care and education made up nearly half of the presentations at Hall County Schools' Honors Mentorship Night on Wednesday. More than 60 students presented ...

April 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Abandoned North Forsyth subdivision saga coming to close with demolition

The demolition of a long-ago abandoned and unfinished subdivision in North Forsyth County could be completed soon, though some headaches will remain for county officials.

April 27, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Gainesville City Schools cafeterias perfect on inspections

The cafeterias for Gainesville City Schools have received perfect scores on their annual health inspections for the first time in more than 10 years, the ...

April 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville High to join pilot program with Comcast, GPB

"Gainesville's TV station" could be the result of a pilot project that will involve audio and video technology students from Gainesville High School. That ...

April 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Flowery Branch names new interim solicitor to represent city

A South Hall resident who practices law in Lawrenceville was named Flowery Branch's interim solicitor Wednesday morning.

April 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Water, Glades’ fate flow at GOP debate among Hall commission candidates

Water is life. In Hall County, it's also money.

April 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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