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Georgia senators, representatives split on debt vote

The debt limit crisis may be over for now, with the agreement passed by Congress and signed into law Tuesday by President Barack Obama, but the debate may continue for a while.

August 02, 2011 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Temperatures could reach 100 today

As temperatures climb, Hall County residents may want to head for the hills. That's what meteorologist Laura Belanger recommends.

August 02, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Panel finishes cutting roads projects

A group of Georgia Mountains elected officials has produced a recommended road projects list for next summer's statewide vote on the 1 percent, 10-year sales tax for transportation.

August 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former parks director assumed he’d be ‘let go’

Recent county government exile Greg Walker said he doesn't have a new job yet, but the former parks director has been looking ever since the Hall County Board of Commissioners voted to cut funding to his department.

August 02, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hawk caused South Hall power outage

A hawk put 9,000 people in South Hall out of power this morning after it landed on equipment inside a substation and caused a short, Jackson EMC spokeswoman Bonnie Jones said.

August 02, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville man returns from helping African refugees

James Jennings of Gainesville and his international relief organization, Conscience International, have returned from the famine-ravaged Horn of Africa, where they helped provide aid to starving refugees.

August 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall schools add technology to help students

The more Hall County school teachers use technology in the classroom, the closer the school board is to achieving its goal of blended learning.

August 02, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Hall's finance staff handling last rites for the poor

Budget cuts in Hall County have made the government's number crunchers the arbiters of taxpayer-funded burials.

August 02, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Red Elephant takes shape at Gainesville High School

The home of the Red Elephants is now home to a 3-ton red elephant sculpture.

August 02, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Gainesville schools get grant for fresh vegetables

Elementary students at three Gainesville schools are about to learn that fresh fruits and vegetables are anything but icky.

August 02, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Walker resigns as head of Hall's parks department

Greg Walker ended his term as Hall County's parks director Monday, the apparent consequence of commissioners' plans to transform recreation services in Hall County.

August 02, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Body found at cemetery identified as Hispanic man

A Hispanic man in his early fifties was found dead Saturday afternoon at Alta Vista Cemetery in Gainesville.

August 02, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Humane Society of Northeast Georgia offers dog adoptions for half price

Hans has spent most of his life indoors. In spite of that he eagerly greets all of his visitors hoping they will take him outside to play.

August 01, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Gainesville school board to consider ownership of Bobby Gruhn Field

The Gainesville Board of Education is expected to approve ownership of Bobby Gruhn Field at its meeting tonight.

August 01, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


No sales tax holiday breeds back-to-school bargain hunters

The kid's shoes won't fit for much longer and they've outgrown all of last year's clothes.

July 31, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


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Hall Elections Board member accused of stealing boxers resigns position

A Hall County Elections Board member accused of shoplifting two pair of men's boxer briefs from Wal-Mart submitted his resignation Monday, county officials said.

February 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Slideshow: 5-ton marble elephant installed at Gainesville’s City Park Stadium

A 5-ton marble elephant was installed at City Park Stadium on Thursday morning at the home team entrance where Gainesville High football players make their ...

February 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


KKK sign removed from Dahlonega building

February 16, 2017 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in stabbing trial

Days into a murder trial, a Gainesville man decided to make a guilty plea for a fatal January 2016 stabbing.

February 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Marble from China part of garden coming to Braselton hospital

If you've ever been to the hospital or the emergency room, you know how important it is to take a moment to step out ...

February 15, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Brady for a day: Flowery Branch mayor to wear Patriots’ jersey Thursday

Flowery Branch Mayor Mike Miller has not lost any sleep thinking about the friendly Super Bowl wager that slipped away along with the Atlanta Falcons ...

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


5-ton marble elephant to grace City Park Stadium

A permanent guest is coming Thursday to City Park Stadium - home of the Gainesville Red Elephants' football, soccer and lacrosse teams.

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Martin Road residents ask for widening project to be axed

Martin Road residents formally asked Hall County area transportation planners Wednesday to ditch a highly contested plan to widen the South Hall road.

February 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man gets life sentence for convenience store armed robbery

A Gainesville man received a life prison sentence after pleading guilty to taking nearly $10,000 and firing his gun three times in a Gainesville ...

February 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


New Flowery Branch building housing pizzeria, beer shop gets final OK

A new downtown Flowery Branch building that will house a pizzeria and a craft beer business could open by late spring or early summer.

February 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school officials: New budget includes raises, no program cuts

Gainesville and Hall County school officials have put in place timelines for approving their 2017-18 budgets.

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


State education funding under the microscope

A nonprofit organization that tracks Georgia spending and policies by state leaders is warning school districts to prepare to "face growing financial pressures."

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


UNG student finds stability with service dog by her side

The thing that saved Taylor Fleming from herself is covered in fur, walks on four legs and goes by the name of Ryder.

February 15, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Local schools promote foreign language program

Hall County school officials approved spending up to $5,000 in needs and merit scholarships to help students who qualify for the Federal Service Language ...

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


‘Shank’ text message opens Gainesville murder trial

The defendant in a murder trial sent a text message saying he would "shank" the victim if he entered a Gainesville apartment, according to testimony ...

February 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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