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School tax break doesn’t apply in city

Gainesville taxpayers between the ages of 70 and 72 won't be getting the same breaks on their tax bills as their county counterparts this year.

August 31, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jefferson's budget cuts keep staff intact

JEFFERSON - In order to prepare for the upcoming fiscal year, Jefferson officials had to make cuts to the proposed budgets offered by each department director.

August 31, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Ninth District Opportunity gets money to combat homelessness

Ninth District Opportunity Inc. has received a $1.8 million grant to help prevent homelessness in Northeast Georgia.

August 31, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall targets code violators; some complain

Since forming the Public Safety Department, Hall County has seen many code enforcement success stories.

August 31, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Election 2009: Several incumbents qualify

Monday drew mostly incumbents seeking re-election as qualifying got started for this November's municipal races.

August 31, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


2009 rainfall has been close to normal so far

Rain, or at least some dreary skies, could be hanging around the next few days.

August 30, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Colleges embrace environmentalism with greener operations, curriculum

Between research papers, study guides and other materials, college students can waste a lot of paper printing documents.

August 30, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Sawnee Electric plans to reduce rates, not so for Georgia Power or Jackson EMC

When Sawnee Electric Membership Corp. customers open their next power bills, they may be in for a big surprise - lower rates.

August 30, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Election 2009 qualifying starts today

In recent months, the talk already has turned to the 2010 elections, but qualifying begins today for this November's municipal elections to fill local government positions across Northeast Georgia and the state.

August 30, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Martha Stephens is the first one to greet you at city hall

FLOWERY BRANCH - Although it has grown a lot over recent years, Flowery Branch is still small enough where people walk into City Hall on Main Street to pay their water, sewer and trash bills.

August 30, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wine enthusiasts brave rain for Vineyard Fest

BRASELTON - People huddled under umbrellas, held raincoats over each other and even took shuttles from the Inn at Château Élan to the winery across the street - anything it would take to avoid the pouring rain and get to the main event.

August 30, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Clermont combines two festivals into one bigger event

Two late-summer festivals are joining forces this year as the Clermont City Celebration Sept. 5.

August 30, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Many elderly drivers unaware of drug side effects

As head of Hall County's area agency on aging, Pat Freeman sees the issues that affect elderly drivers.

August 30, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Perseverance pays for Appalachian artists

With its mountain vistas, brightened in the fall by changing leaves, one might think North Georgia would be filled with painters staring at the horizon.

August 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dealers take clunkers; now where’s the cash?

Following a whirlwind of sales during the Cash for Clunkers program, many local dealerships still are waiting to get paid by Uncle Sam.

August 29, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Organizations say blood donations dropped to nearly nonexistent this winter

Across Georgia, blood banks are in dire need of the blood donations that save lives on a daily basis. Due to the recent weather the ...

February 01, 2016 | By Alexander Popp apopp@gainesvilletimes.com | Local




Library system now offering passport service

The close location and helpful assistance made life easy for Lindsey White and her two children on Monday as they applied for passports ahead of ...

February 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Jo Dinnan recommended as Hall elementary education director

Jo Dinnan, principal at Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy for 10 years, will be recommended to be the Hall County School District director of elementary ...

February 01, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Immigrant students can’t sue state agency over tuition

The state's highest court on Monday ruled against a group of students who were brought to the United States illegally as children and want ...

February 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pedestrian hit crossing Ga. 400 in Dawson County early Monday morning dies

A pedestrian hit this morning as he attempted to cross Ga. 400 in Dawson County has died.

February 01, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local


3 injured in I-985 wreck

A pair of wrecks about a mile apart critically injured one and closed a portion of Interstate 985 South for a brief time Sunday afternoon.

February 01, 2016 | | Local


Downsizing easier said than done in housing market

The affordable housing crunch in Hall County is not unique to renters.

January 31, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bridal Expo offers inspiration, options

The Gainesville Civic Center hummed with the sound of women chatting excitedly with their mothers and closest friends, as they planned the best day of ...

January 31, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Milestones a step up, but ‘not the final word’

The state's new Milestones test requires more from students, city and county education officials agree - and that is generally good.

January 31, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Rooster’s Perch to expand job training for disabled

Inside the Rooster's Perch, there's a framed Bible verse on the kitchen counter. It's in a small frame and it's easy ...

January 31, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


‘Miracle’ child Ayden Hopper turns 4, now cancer-free

Ayden Hopper is a miracle.

January 31, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Girls learn about the messages they send at WomenSource workshop

A group of over 300 people, mostly made up of young girls in middle and high school, used their Saturday for educating themselves.

January 31, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Wheelchair sport advocate Jerry Frick remembered as ‘larger than life’

Gerry Brown started the new millennium married to Jerry Frick, a man she described with an infectious laugh and helped launch the sport of power ...

January 31, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Georgia Milestones tests now carry higher stakes

High school students in Gainesville and Hall County are used to high-stakes final exams. They're used to spending hours studying their notes, taking practice ...

January 31, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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