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Early voting for SPLOST starts today

Early voting for the March 15 special purpose local option sales tax begins today and will continue to March 11.

February 08, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Planning board gives red light to full-color sign

The Lanier Charter Career Academy is facing a temporary setback in placing a high definition sign on its property to publicize events and public safety alerts.

February 08, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local




Hall commissioner Lutz files for bankruptcy

Hall County Commissioner Craig Lutz and his wife have filed for bankruptcy, and the South Hall commissioner said Monday he is working on a plan to repay his debts.

February 07, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Kiwanis getting donated bikes up to speed

Working at an Athens bicycle shop has paid off for Ryan Reid in more ways than one.

February 07, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Rep. Mills wants city water fees up for negotiation

On Monday, state Rep. James Mills, R-Chestnut Mountain, introduced House Bill 174, which would address how account service water fees are charged. For years, Hall County users have paid double what Gainesville users pay.

February 07, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Commission agrees to Cedar Creek mediation

The Hall County Board of Commissioners agreed to the terms of mediation with the city of Gainesville over the Cedar Creek Reservoir Monday, selecting Chairman Tom Oliver and Commissioner Ashley Bell as the county's representatives.

February 07, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Suspect charged in fatal shooting in White County

A suspect was charged Monday in connection with the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Cleveland man over the weekend.

February 07, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Speaker lauds Rotary’s polio effort

Leo Weakland has traveled the world on a mission to eradicate polio.

February 07, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Gainesville school officials highlight need for SPLOST

Gainesville City Schools board members are informing the public about projects that could be funded by a special penny tax in the coming weeks.

February 07, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


North Georgia could get an inch of snow overnight Wednesday

The area may see more measureable snow this week and a slick drive into work Thursday morning despite today's sunny weather in the mid-40s, the National Weather Service predicts.

February 07, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Lanier Tech shows off refrigeration program

Refrigeration was the focus of a Monday tour at Lanier Technical College that drew more than 100 visitors from companies across the globe.

February 07, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Fire displaces Gainesville family

The Gainesville Fire Department is investigating a Tuesday afternoon fire that displaced a family of three.

February 06, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Half price cats for sale this month

Louisa Mae Allcatt watches volunteer Leslie Williams with great interest, pacing up and down the multi-level display kennel that spotlights her at the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia. When Williams pulls her out, the black feline curls up against her and licks her fingers.

February 06, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Area gets autism support group

When Leigh Stallings-Jarrell's son was diagnosed with autism last year, she was dropped into a sea of questions. Online, she looked for answers, and after some searching she found another mom who knew just what she was going through.

February 06, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


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Local law enforcement taking more precautions with drug evidence

In the wake of new opioid overdoses, local law enforcement agencies are changing some protocols in how they interact with evidence.

June 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Poet brings verses of freedom to Juneteenth celebration

Gainesville-born poet Doris davenport decided long ago to lowercase the d in her last name as a statement of sorts about her independence of thought ...

June 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville man accused of manufacturing explosives, marijuana

A Gainesville man is accused of manufacturing an explosive device and marijuana after components and plants were reportedly found by authorities.

June 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Demolition of old Hall jail ramps up

Demolition of the former Hall County jail on South Main Street in Gainesville is well underway, and requests for some of the historic bricks are ...

June 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Commenters oppose Hall tax increase in morning hearing, another hearing coming at 6 p.m.

Some of them frustrated by the one-two punch of assessment increases and higher taxes, a few dozen people turned out to the first public hearing ...

June 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Employee raises, law enforcement costs are driving Hall tax increase

Hall County's 26 percent tax rate increase - and its $6.7 million general fund spending jump - is mostly fueled by a 2.5 percent ...

June 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Turner, Wood & Smith buys city land for new building

An insurance company with ties to the community for more than 100 years plans to build a new office building next to the Frances Meadows ...

June 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


New law creates tax-free savings accounts for disabled Georgians

Disabled Georgians will have access to tax-free savings accounts after the creation of Georgia STABLE.

June 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Top Work-Based Learning programs get training in Hall

Georgia high schools are placing a greater emphasis on student opportunities for work experience in potential careers integrated into the school curriculum.

June 14, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Georgia chamber president: Hall has prosperity, but also serious poverty

Despite economic positives, such as job growth, Hall County has a serious poverty issue that it needs to deal with, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce ...

June 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Auto industry supplier bringing 200 jobs to Buford

Gov. Nathan Deal Tuesday announced that Carcoustics, a supplier to the automotive industry, will create 200 jobs and invest $6 million in a new Buford ...

June 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Rep. Doug Collins calls shooting at congressional baseball practice ‘pure evil’

Ninth District U.S. Rep. Doug Collins was not at a congressional baseball practice just outside Washington where several people were shot Wednesday morning.

June 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


2 Georgia inmates remain on run after killing 2 prison guards

June 14, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Hall woman hopes to fund children’s advocacy group through thrift store

After hearing the heartfelt stories from children's advocates at Christmas, a Hall County woman said she is trying to keep the donations going year-round.

June 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall and its cities must agree on how to deliver services or lose out on state money

Hall County government officials say they are confident they will get a Service Delivery Strategy agreement done with the municipalities before a June 30 deadline ...

June 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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