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Oakwood is mulling lower fire tax options

Oakwood City Council vowed Monday night to look for ways to stop city residents having to pay a higher fire protection tax than those who live outside cities.

August 08, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County school program will allow dual enrollment

Hall County students are on the cusp of a new chance to succeed in education, even if they don't finish high school.

August 08, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


North Hall school to get Race to the Top money

A Hall County charter school is slated to receive some of the money handed down in a $19.4 million competitive grant program, according to an announcement by Gov. Nathan Deal today.

August 08, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville residents question proposed council map

Monday's community meeting on redistricting raised questions about the proposed boundaries of Ward 3 and how those lines will affect black voting strength within the ward.

August 08, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Turning Point offers help for addicts in new apartments

In a halfway house that feels more like a jail than a place of recovery, addicts dream only of escaping and face a cold world once they leave.

August 08, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


2 injured in I-985 accidents

Two people were transported to the hospital Monday afternoon from a four-vehicle accident on Interstate 985 southbound that left one lane closed for about a half hour, Georgia State Patrol reported.

August 08, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Downtown Hoschton zoning laws getting new review

Work to revamp Hoschton's zoning ordinance continued last week with a focus on the city's downtown development overlay district.

August 08, 2011 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville school resource officers back in schools today

With the new school year set to begin today, teachers and students are not the only people preparing.

August 07, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Alcohol sales training program set

Alcohol vendors and servers in Hall County can learn alcohol serving laws and how to spot a fake ID at a program scheduled Thursday.

August 07, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Dahlonega residents see stray dog as community gem

For most stray animals, life on the street is lonely and difficult, never knowing where to find food or shelter.

August 07, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Workshop to focus on future plan for city

Again this week, Gainesville residents will have the chance to have their say on a future plan for the city.

August 07, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County not alone in budget crunch

Hall County may have a tough budget, but it's in good company.

August 07, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Accident shuts down I-985

A section of northbound Interstate 985 was shut down around 8:30 Sunday night from a rollover accident that sent a man to a local hospital.

August 07, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


'Shaving cream' effort helps save lives in Afghanistan

Through a common, everyday household item, not a high-tech device with a big Pentagon price tag, area residents can help save military lives in one of Afghanistan's deadliest regions.

August 07, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau Academy starts its new life Aug. 29

College might be starting early for Brenau Academy girls this year, but classes are going to start later than usual.

August 07, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


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Skunk in North Hall is county’s 11th confirmed rabies case of 2016

A skunk was found to be rabid after contact with a dog in North Hall, Hall County Animal Control learned on Monday.

November 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Lula begins to shape new alcohol rules

Lula officials are working to figure out what the rules will be for restaurants selling liquor, beer and wine after the city's voters approved ...

November 30, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ga. Supreme Court to weigh whether 1st amendment protects Hall student’s 'Columbine' threat

A former Lanier Charter Career Academy student accused of threatening to get "the chopper out and make Columbine look childish" will take his case to ...

November 30, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Feldman named executive director for Georgia Mountains Regional Commission

Heather Feldman has been named executive director of the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission. She had served as the interim executive director since August before being ...

November 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Grant to fund leadership course for African-American males at UNG

The University System of Georgia's African-American Male Initiative will fund a course this spring at the University of North Georgia aimed at helping African-American ...

November 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Starbucks holiday cups facing less uproar this year

While the uproar over this year's holiday cups at Starbucks is a bit quieter than last year, it still exists.

November 29, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


House fire sparks dispute over access to water

A Monday night fire that destroyed the family home of a prominent local businessman has reignited a dispute between some Hall County and Gainesville officials ...

November 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Trail tunnel construction could start in early December

Work on a pedestrian/bicycling tunnel under Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 near the Georgia Department of Labor could begin in early December.

November 29, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wilheits' North Hall home destroyed in fire

Fire destroyed the expansive lakeside home of community leaders Philip and Mary Hart Wilheit.

November 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Sheriff’s Office investigating stolen flags in Gainesville subdivision

The American flag has been flying in front of Matthew Youngelman's home since he moved to Summer Creek Estates off Lee Land Road.

November 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Water main break causes traffic delays

Georgia Department of Transportation crews worked to repair a water main under Ga. 11/U.S. 129 near Casper Drive on Monday night, leading to ...

November 29, 2016 | | Local


Opportunities to volunteer during the holidays

The holidays are a time for giving. What better way to spread holiday cheer than volunteering?

November 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Times seeks memories of Pearl Harbor

The Times is planning coverage of the 75th anniversary of Japan's Dec. 7 attack on Pearl Harbor.

November 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville selects superintendent search firm

The Gainesville school board has chosen a search firm to represent it in the search for a superintendent to replace Wanda Creel, who is leaving ...

November 28, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Man robbed of wallet at gunpoint

A man was robbed at gunpoint early Sunday while in Gainesville, police said.

November 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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