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Fire claims three lives in Forsyth County

A fire killed three people and destroyed a mobile home Saturday night in north Forsyth County.

April 17, 2011 | From staff, regional staff reports | Local


Man charged in scam involving illegal immigrants

A Gainesville man has been charged in a tax return scheme in which he allegedly bilked illegal immigrants of some $465,000.

April 17, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Civil War at 150: Longstreet left his mark on Gainesville

He became a Republican during the GOP-led, post-Civil War Reconstruction in the South.

April 17, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Piedmont hotel is monument to Gen. Longstreet

To drive past the unassuming, single-story building on Maple Street, one would never guess the Piedmont Hotel once was the high-society hub of Gainesville more than a century ago.

April 17, 2011 | Keith Albertson | Local


Newtown prays for neighborhood

Residents concerned about the impact of an industrial business on a Gainesville neighborhood joined together and pleaded to God. They prayed Saturday for a change, the kind that heals and strengthens an entire community.

April 17, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Mountain music comes to town

DAHLONEGA - To say that there is music on every corner of the annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival this weekend is not correct - it's way more than that.

April 16, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Tea Party Patriots rally in Dawsonville

DAWSONVILLE - Tea Party Patriots from across North Georgia rallied Saturday for tax cuts and to stop wasteful spending.

April 16, 2011 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Gingrich rallies GOP in Cumming

In what was once a blue state, red has taken hold in Georgia.

April 16, 2011 | By Alyssa LaRenzie alarenzie@forsythnews.com | Local


Fifth-graders learn about life at Brenau

While many college students likely shy away from an early morning chemistry class, a group of fifth-graders excitedly took their places behind lab tables Friday.

April 16, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Driving programs aimed at young and old

The music blared on the loud- speaker at Johnson High School's stadium, where the play on the field had nothing to do with a game.

April 16, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Butterfly release honors those victimized by violent crimes

Some butterflies lifted right into the air from cradled palms. Some wings took a bit longer to flutter.

April 16, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Big crowd expected at Dawsonville tax rally

Organizers say a planned tax rally today in Dawsonville could turn out to be one of the largest in Northeast Georgia.

April 16, 2011 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Nonprofit hosts recycling event

Archaic electronics will go to good use today at a community recycling event.

April 15, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Hall officials brace for tough cuts

As Hall County officials begin to crunch the numbers, they know services must be cut for the next budget year, which starts July 1.

April 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


No one hurt as fires damage 2 Hall County homes

Fire damaged two homes in Hall County Friday night.

April 15, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


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Live in a city? You could get a county tax break

If you live in a city in Hall County, your property tax bill could drop next year depending on what happens in in the next ...

June 20, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


New Habitat ReStore location features price cuts

As the Habitat For Humanity of Hall County ReStore settles back into its former Murphy Boulevard location after a year at 975 Chestnut St., officials ...

June 20, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Tri-county self-taxing district paying for multi-use paths

As area governments are raising or proposing to raise taxes, a small cluster of Braselton businesses is chipping in a little extra to improve connectivity ...

June 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula leaders OK new budget with no new taxes

When Mayor Milton Turner opened the floor to public comments, no one from among the handful of residents who attended Monday night's meeting had ...

June 19, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Daytime Boling Bridge lane closure set for Tuesday

Boling Bridge on Ga. 53 will close to a single lane of traffic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

June 19, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


4 new expenses in Gainesville school system budget

Pay raises and insurance and retirement benefit increases for employees, along with an increase in money for textbooks and other instructional needs, are the biggest ...

June 19, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


County nixes retail hopes for Sardis-Ledan intersection

Hall County isn't counting on commercial development at the Sardis and Ledan roads intersection for the next five years.

June 19, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Mother, Oakwood officer help save wheelchair-bound man from fire

An early-morning fire Monday in Oakwood left an elderly woman and her adult son, who suffers from Parkinson's disease, without their home of eight ...

June 19, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Oakwood eyeing downtown ‘town center’

Oakwood is hoping to develop city-owned property near downtown as a "town center."

June 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man charged with child molestation of 3 girls

A Gainesville man faces four sexual charges in incidents that involved three girls that were between 11 and 14 years old at the time the ...

June 19, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Fazoli’s proposed in New Holland

Fazoli's could be coming back to Hall County. An annexation proposal to make way for the Italian fast-food restaurant is set to go before ...

June 18, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


UNG to add new geospatial technology programs through grant

University of North Georgia students should gain more opportunities in the growing field of geospatial technology through a new 3-year $609,739 National Science Foundation ...

June 18, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Lanier Islands still mulling what to do with old PineIsle site

The idea of a technology-oriented training and conference center at Lanier Islands resort in South Hall has been given a thumb's down by a ...

June 18, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Where the money from Hall County's increased taxes is going

If you're on a desktop, scroll down to read the infographic.

June 18, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


When dad is on call: As firefighters and fathers, public safety pros seek balance

Pulling on the navy blue uniform, Lt. Chad Dean knew it was going to be strange Tuesday to be away from his son, Parker, for ...

June 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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