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New school board member ‘puzzled’ by Ballowe letter

Gainesville City Board of Education member-elect Sammy Smith said Thursday he was surprised and "simply puzzled" by a letter sent by Superintendent Steven Ballowe responding to one of his campaign mailers.

November 13, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


GB&T says it's business as usual despite sale

In today's economic climate, any news about banks changing ownership is likely to spark questions and concerns. Last week's announcement that GB&T Bancshares was being sold to SunTrust was no exception.

November 13, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


VFW Post 8452 shows off new digs Saturday

Military veterans and civilians are invited to a grand opening for the new home of a local Veterans of Foreign Wars post on Saturday.

November 13, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


West Hall seniors prepare for their final game

he West Hall High School Spartans define a Spartan as a person of great courage and self-discipline, who is brave and undaunted by pain or danger.

November 13, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall commission talks about bringing new reservoir on line

The water in Lake Lanier may be emptying, but the county is full of ideas for how to deal with the most severe drought seen by the region in decades.

November 13, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Defendant enters 'not guilty' plea in murder case

A defendant charged with murder in the shooting death of a Gainesville woman entered a formal not guilty plea Thursday.

November 12, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Police: Bank robbery suspect arrested

Hall County SWAT team members arrested a suspect in a Suwanee bank robbery Wednesday morning in Flowery Branch, officials said.

November 12, 2007 | | Local


Skaggs: Hall County set for annual Farm City Breakfast

Many may find it hard to believe, but Agriculture is among the largest industries in Hall County. Hall County agriculture accounted for more than $275 million in farmgate income in 2006. And in Georgia, Agriculture is the number one industry by far, representing more than $10.5 billion in farmgate income in 2006.

November 12, 2007 | Billy Skaggs | Local


State park loses some fall vacationers

MOUNTAIN CITY - It's a law of physics: Water runs downhill.

November 12, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Family loses home to fire

A young family of four lost their home and belongings early Wednesday morning in a fire on C. Loggins Road.

November 12, 2007 | | Local


Board of Education votes to approve bonds

The Hall County Board of Education voted Wednesday to approve two bond issues, one that will cover future construction and another the refinancing of a 1997 bond issue projected to save the school system $689,002 over seven years.

November 12, 2007 | | Local


Latino Youth Conference set for November 17

The fourth annual Latino Youth Conference is set for 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 17 at Gainesville State College.

November 12, 2007 | | Local


Philanthropist rewarded: Smithgall receives North Georgia Community Foundation award

Lessie Smithgall, who with her late husband, Charles, created a media empire that included the establishment of The Times, was honored Wednesday as the North Georgia Community Foundation's Philanthropist of the Year.

November 12, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


City: Church can’t rent space from business

FLOWERY BRANCH - Lakeland Baptist Church Pastor Brian Rhodes came to the Flowery Branch City Council meeting Wednesday morning with five members from his church at his side, and they all left disappointed.

November 12, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall County employees who light up might pay extra for health insurance

County employees who use tobacco might soon find themselves paying more for health insurance.

November 12, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


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Cooler temps won’t hang around

It may feel like autumn this week, but summer hasn't had its last hurrah yet.

September 16, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


The Local Agenda: Council to hold meeting on tax, water rates today

Gainesville City Council will hold second readings today to roll back the property tax rate and set the water rate.

September 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lula city manager says tax agreement in the works

Hall County plans to present to the cities by Oct. 15 an intergovernmental agreement concerning a new five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax money, Lula City Manager Dennis Bergin said Monday night.

September 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Suspects crash into pine tree after pursuit by Hall deputies

Two Canton residents suspected in a home invasion crashed their truck Monday afternoon in the woods after a pursuit from Hall County deputies.

September 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Orchestra, musicians hit sour note on contract talks

Kathy Amos of Gainesville has always been drawn to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra because the music it has produced "does something for my soul."

September 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


UNG counselors discuss mental illness, marijuana at forum

After being struck by a patient at the Central State Hospital, Kel Lee Cutrell knew there was only one correct response: a hug.

September 15, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


New rule puts school attendance in spotlight

Gainesville Schools Superintendent Wanda Creel said her father taught her that if you're going to do something, you should do it right.

September 15, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Perdue picks up endorsement of George Bush Sr.

September 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


DOT names top engineer in Northeast Georgia

The Georgia Department of Transportation has named a new district engineer for the 21-county Northeast Georgia District 1, which includes Hall.

September 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Youth mountain biking comes to Hall County

It's a brand new team, but it's already shaping up to be a fierce competition.

September 15, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Weatherman gets to heed own advice during storm

CUMMING - After spending 35 years on Atlanta TV warning viewers what not to do in a storm, retired meteorologist and Forsyth County resident Ken Cook had a chance to put his own advice into practice during a recent thunderstorm.

September 15, 2014 | Jim Dean Times regional Staff | Local


DOT damage collections to state property skyrocket

The Georgia Department of Transportation has seen its recovery from claims to damaged state property nearly quadruple in the first year it has outsourced the work.

September 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Class Notes: Lanier Academy students get 9/11 lesson

Students at Lanier Career Academy learned Thursday that the heroes of Sept. 11, 2001, included both courageous men and women and their K-9 helpers.

September 15, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


New website gives Hall residents access to property info

Hall County has announced the launch of a new Geographic Information Systems website that will allow residents to access property and tax assessment information.

September 15, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville still looking to repay water refunds

The Gainesville Public Utilities Department is still looking to repay about $23,000 in unclaimed water refunds.

September 15, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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