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SPLOST results can be slow to show

Many know of SPLOST as a tiny tax with a funny acronym, but a lot happens between the time the 1-cent sales tax is collected and the capital projects are completed.

October 01, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Shortage of gas is hurting stations

M.P. Patel and his son, Peter, have spent many anxious days awaiting news from their distributors that a load of gasoline is on its way to Lakeshore Texaco, their convenience store on Dawsonville Highway.

October 01, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hoschton celebrates scarecrows with a festival

HOSCHTON - Scarecrows and people mingled Friday and today in Hoschton for the city's 34th annual fall festival.

October 01, 2008 | By KATIE DUNN and CLAIRE MILLER | Local


Separate wrecks kill man, woman

Two people died Thursday night from injuries sustained in separate wrecks.

October 01, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Man arrested after shooting neighbor’s dog

A 50-pound dog is expected to recover after being shot Thursday by his owner's neighbor in a northwestern Forsyth subdivision.

October 01, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Man gets 20 years in kidnapping case

A Flowery Branch man avoided a life sentence but still received a lengthy prison term for holding a former girlfriend against her will and beating her.

October 01, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Assault trial alleges witness tampering

A Gainesville man with a long history with local law enforcement was convicted Friday of an armed home invasion burglary, despite the victims' reluctance to point him out in court.

Prosecutors said that reluctance may have stemmed from efforts by the defendant to influence their testimony.

October 01, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


2008 tax bills on their way to a home near you

It's that time of year again.

October 01, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


The fishing's great, and today it's free

If you like the great outdoors, thank a hunter or a fisherman.

October 01, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Rezoning could mean new Flowery Branch hotel

Another hotel in Flowery Branch?

October 01, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Short gas supplies won't nip North Georgians' travel bug

Gasoline may be in short supply, but that isn't changing people's plans to travel this weekend and filling up their tanks in preparation, according to AAA.

October 01, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Local doctor prepares for third tour in Iraq

At age 59, Dr. Philip Marler is being deployed to Iraq for the third time.

October 01, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


State Patrol post to get a new home

When Gainesville's Georgia State Patrol Post 6 first opened, Carl Sanders was governor and Ford Galaxie patrol cars pulled out onto Cleveland Highway.

Today, in the era of Sonny Perdue and Dodge Chargers, the 20-plus troopers and support staff who work out of the 42-year-old building are looking forward to getting newer, larger facilities that will increase the profile for local state patrol operations.

October 01, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Where does SPLOST money go?

Hall County government officials addressed the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce at its Thursday meeting about capital projects on the upcoming SPLOST VI referendum.

September 30, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


16 Northeast Georgia schools awarded grants

Sixteen area high schools received a total of $98,000 in grant funding Wednesday from North Georgia College & State University's Georgia Appalachian Center for Higher Education. The funds were awarded to help encourage students to finish high school and pursue a college degree.

September 30, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


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West Hall focuses on community ahead of big football game

For West Hall High Principal Scott Justus, tonight's football game is less about the result and more about the community the team's winning season has inspired.

November 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall County not ready to forsake Tumbling Circle railroad crossing

The Hall County Board of Commissioners wants answers from the Georgia Department of Transportation and state lawmakers about why the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing has been closed despite the county's objection.

November 13, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch to lift suspension of Growlers on Main license early

Flowery Branch's Growlers on Main will reopen a week after being shuttered by the city for violations of its alcoholic beverage license.

November 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Clermont approves resolution on voting wards

Clermont approved changes to its charter that would divide the town into four voting wards.

November 13, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Sales tax meeting draws few Hall residents

If Hall County officials thought additional public input meetings would generate greater turnout and broader interest in a new round of special purpose local option sales tax, they got a rude awakening Thursday night.

November 13, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall chamber recognizes industry leaders

Hall County industry leaders are manufacturers, transporters, bread makers and more.

November 13, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Old Man Winter to fall on Georgia this weekend

Get out the quilts and bring in the dogs: Winter's making another early visit.

November 13, 2014 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Badge & Bar: Habersham prison program tackles inmate education

A new program hosted at a Habersham prison will work to educate inmates and help them reach high school diplomas or GEDs, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday.

November 13, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Georgia Gives Day offers online opportunities for charitable giving

Today marks Georgia Gives Day, an online effort to raise money for charities throughout the state.

November 13, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Elected leaders want to talk more before setting road project priorities

A group of top elected leaders balked Wednesday at approving a draft list of prioritized road projects through 2040, saying they needed first to discuss each project individually in a work session.

November 13, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch shuts down Growlers on Main temporarily

It's closing time - at least temporarily - for the popular Growlers on Main draft beer business in downtown Flowery Branch.

November 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Featherbone event honors area entrepreneurs

Some of North Georgia's best business leaders were honored Wednesday for their expertise and ingenuity in their fields.

November 13, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Victim of fatal plane crash remembered fondly

To tackle her fear of heights, Ann-Margaret Johnston took to the skies. By her side was flight instructor Kelly Chandler, a staple in the Gainesville aviation community, who died Monday night.

November 13, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man charged with shooting, wounding girlfriend

Authorities said they believe a Gainesville man shot his live-in girlfriend Wednesday morning, with the bullet grazing her forehead.

November 13, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County reimbursed for firetruck involved in July training accident

Sutphen, the manufacturer of a firetruck involved in a July accident that seriously injured three Hall County firefighters, has now reimbursed the county for the purchase cost of the truck and taken possession of the rig, according to documents obtained by The Times and interviews with county officials.

November 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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