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Hall sheriff’s office gets Christmas bike program rolling

With Halloween in the rearview mirror, the Hall County Sheriff's Office is now gearing up for the holidays with a Christmas bicycle collection fund.

November 03, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Class Notes: Some UNG students to get free e-textbooks

Students in three University of North Georgia courses will get their textbooks free in electronic format thanks to a grant from Affordable Learning Georgia, a University System of Georgia initiative to provide affordable textbooks.

November 03, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Costs mount for fixing substandard roads

New roadways often get the most public attention, but keeping the pavement that's now in place safe for motorists is another huge, expensive battle for governments - one they can hardly ignore.

November 02, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville schools experts to speak at Kentucky conference

Three current and former Gainesville City Schools' employees will represent the city today at a conference in Kentucky.

November 02, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Work on second phase of Cleveland Bypass to start in spring

The $23.5 million second phase of the Cleveland Bypass, a project that would complete a western arc around the tourist town, has been awarded to a contractor.

November 02, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials to begin investigating fire at East Hall business

Hall County Fire Services plans to begin Monday investigating a fire Saturday at Dixieland Equipment Sales/Dixieland Pallet Co. in East Hall.

November 02, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bundle up for the bus: Morning freeze is forecast

Northeast Georgians will have to bundle up Monday morning as they head to work and school during an early November freeze.

November 02, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Prison program counsels, trains inmates to get them on their feet

Brian Forrester is done with the iron bars, high fences and dead ends. Most of all, he doesn't want to let his family down.

November 02, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Vote could be 1st step to cut income taxes

Georgia voters will decide whether to cap the state's income tax rate at 6 percent when they head to the polls Tuesday.

November 02, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Number of refugee students in Gainesville schools unknown

As children from Central America have fled to the U.S. as refugees, some have wound up in Gainesville schools, but officials said they don't keep track of how many.

November 01, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Challenged Child and Friends puts special-needs kids on the field

Pahel Shah is a cheerleader, but next year she wants to play for the football team.

November 01, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall firefighters battle blaze, wind at pallet business

Hall County Fire Services battled high winds Saturday in fighting a commercial fire in the 3800 block of Athens Highway near the Hall-Jackson County Line.

November 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Deal, Christie rally GOP faithful in Gainesville

Flanked by Republican allies on either side, Gov. Nathan Deal step forward on the stage, took to the microphone and basked in chants of "four more years" from the few hundred supporters gathered Saturday afternoon inside the Gainesville Civic Center.

November 01, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


November winds bring first freeze to North Ga. tonight

Northeast Georgia is feeling a cold, blustery start to November.

November 01, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Lanier Career Academy program to add farmer’s market, orchard

November 01, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


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Lobbying group lays out legislative priorities for counties

In late October, the Georgia Municipal Association, a lobbying group for the interests of Georgia cities, laid out several priorities for the 2015 session of the state General Assembly during a meeting with local government officials.

November 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


N. Ga. men convicted in terror plot sentenced to 10 years

November 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Church serves a feast of thanks to area first responders

Multiple agencies responded to a call Thursday afternoon at West Hall Baptist Church to a Thanksgiving feast that needed to be put away for good.

November 14, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


2 arrested in South Hall burglaries

A Gainesville couple are in custody after Hall County authorities linked them to a string of residential burglaries in South Hall.

November 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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


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