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Hall commission chairman proposes tax increase

Facing an $11.5 million gap in next year's budget, Hall County Board of Commissioners Chairman Tom Oliver recommended a tax increase Thursday night.

May 26, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Storms rolling through North Georgia

The National Weather Service says the storm system that struck the Midwest this week is moving into Georgia, bringing possible thunderstorms to the state.

May 26, 2011 | From staff, wire reports | Local


World War I bomb found at Winder home, detonated

An intact World War I bomb was found Tuesday afternoon in Winder, with the U.S. Air Force called in to retrieve the device.

May 26, 2011 | By Lona Panter Times regional staff | Local


New VA clinic may open in Hall County in 2013

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is reviewing bids for a new outpatient clinic in Hall County and plans to award a contract in late September.

May 26, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Tornado disaster claims due in beginning of June

Residents in Lumpkin, Habersham and White counties have until early June to file claims for Disaster Unemployment Assistance.

May 26, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Authorities looking for 2 missing people

Local law enforcement are searching for two missing individuals in unrelated cases.

May 26, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


School sets meeting to discuss charter

A new chapter begins this fall for students at Spout Springs Elementary School.

May 25, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


K-9 units are leaving a trail of success

Quenn and her partners assisted in 135 arrests, apprehended 52 suspects and seized more than $35,000 worth of drugs and property in 2010.

May 25, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Riverside commandant to speak at Memorial Day event

Gov. Nathan Deal is taking a few minutes today to remember the 22 Georgia soldiers who died in Iraq and Afghanistan during the past year.

May 25, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Judge mulls suppression of statements in murder case

Superior Court Judge Jason Deal is still considering whether to suppress statements Reginald Coleman made during interrogation.

May 25, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Rain may bring relief to parched area

For the first time since early May, the Hall County area might get doused with rain today and Friday.

May 25, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville school budget looks better than expected

Only a handful of Gainesville City Schools employees - and no members of the public - were present at the school board's general budget hearings Wednesday.

May 25, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Students have an emotional last day at Fair Street

Emotions ran high Tuesday as the faculty, students and community celebrated the last day of school at Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School, set to be demolished this fall and rebuilt.

May 25, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Clermont eyes alcohol restrictions

A new Clermont ordinance could completely prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages and include restrictions on open containers and brown-bagging.

May 24, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Flowery Branch deals with lower SPLOST revenues

A fall in projected sales tax revenue, brought about by a weakened economy, has Flowery Branch re-examining projects in its 1-percent special purpose local option sales tax program.

May 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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United Way leads new effort to fight poverty in Hall

For the more than 32,000 Hall County residents living in poverty, and the countless more teetering on the brink, just knowing who to ask ...

September 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Murder trial testimony: Suspect left for Mexico after stabbing

Witnesses testifying in a murder trial Wednesday morning told the jury about Ofelia Barrera-Rodriguez's movements and comments in the days after the death of ...

September 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local




Hall firefighter raising money for another Louisiana flood relief trip

A Hall County firefighter who is originally from Louisiana went back to his hometown of Central to help flood victims last month. Now Lt. Damon ...

September 14, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


IRS to add staff at Gainesville office

Staffing shortages at a Gainesville taxpayer assistance office will be remedied next month, according to an announcement from the Internal Revenue Service.

September 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lawsuit: Georgia voter registration process violates the law

A federal lawsuit claims Georgia's voter registration process violates the Voting Rights Act and has prevented tens of thousands of people from being able ...

September 14, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Millie’s opens temporary location on Thompson Bridge Road after fire

It's still overwhelming for June Kinsey to think about all the community support she has received in the five-plus weeks since an Aug. 9 ...

September 14, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Search continues for UGA student missing on Lake Lanier

Search efforts continued Wednesday for a 19-year-old University of Georgia student who went missing while kayaking on Lake Lanier last week.

September 14, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


WomenSource’s annual Power of the Purse draws crowd

A neurosurgeon, a single mother, a nurse and a high school student walked a catwalk Tuesday evening at the Chattahoochee Country Club.

September 14, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Prosecutors describe 'grisly, ghastly, horrific' crime as murder trial begins

Two storylines emerged Tuesday morning as attorneys laid out how Iris Romero-Banegas, 43, was stabbed repeatedly.

September 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


University of North Georgia among top regional schools

The University of North Georgia ranked 24th among public regional universities in the South, according to U.S. News & World Report.

September 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Advocates look to Atlanta homeless program for answers

Gainesville resident Doug Hanson has a passion for helping the homeless.

September 13, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oakwood’s partnership with YMCA coming to an end

The Georgia Mountains YMCA's 5-year stay in Oakwood appears to be ending.

September 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Business ‘owners’ pitch ideas to ‘sharks’ at seminar

Three "owners" of businesses received financing offers from the Lake Lanier Sharks on Tuesday morning, but only two accepted the offers.

September 13, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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