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Commissioners may roll up taxes in final budget vote

Hall County commissioners may be working out a budget compromise this afternoon as the final hour nears for them to decide on a spending plan for the fiscal year that begins Friday.

June 30, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Contingency funds could be dropped from budget

Not raising taxes to shore up Hall County's revenue shortfall might just mean eliminating the county's backup plan.

June 30, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall commissioner proposes park funding plan

If Hall Commissioner Ashley Bell gets his way today, the county's Parks and Leisure Services department will look very different come September.

June 30, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Glee continues over court’s water ruling

You might have heard it Wednesday - the collective sigh of relief and high-five slapping, as word quickly spread that Georgia had won a decisive victory in its long-standing battle over water withdrawal from Lake Lanier.

June 30, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Family, friends face charges from suspected theft ring

Commerce police have uncovered a North Georgia theft ring investigators say may be a family affair.

June 29, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Hall sheriff’s office organizes budget oversight committee

Hall County has spent weeks trying to determine where to make budget cuts, and now the sheriff's office has assembled a Budget Oversight Committee to take a critical look at that office's expenses for next year.

June 29, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Firefighter injured in Forsyth County blaze

A firefighter suffered minor injuries in a Wednesday morning blaze that destroyed a home and claimed three family pets in northwestern Forsyth.

June 29, 2011 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Hall schools surplus auction raises $23,000

The Hall County School Board brought in $23,091 at its public surplus auction Wednesday morning.

June 29, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Math, science teachers getting incentive pay

Kevin Baker logged onto the Hall County Schools portal Tuesday and had a nice surprise.

June 29, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


DOT work is on hold for holiday

Georgia motorists may curse the congestion, but at least they can celebrate freedom from road construction as they travel the state this July Fourth holiday.

June 29, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Hall budget proposal has no tax hike but cuts jobs

Just days before the new budget year starts, at least two Hall County commissioners say they have a new proposal for the county that won't raise taxes and won't shut down the parks department.

June 29, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Vote is on for new state license plate

The Georgia license plate is getting a makeover, but officials want some help from residents to get the process started.

June 29, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Georgia wins legal battle in water wars

An appellate court has overturned a 2-year-old decision that would have severely limited how Hall County, and much of metro Atlanta, could withdraw water from Lake Lanier.

June 29, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Longtime Dawsonville official dies at 92

A man who spent nearly four decades serving the city of Dawsonville died Monday at age 92 following a period of declining health.

June 28, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Hall school board to auction items

The Hall County school board is aiming to make a little bit of money this morning by auctioning off vehicles, lawn mowers and a host of other surplus items to the public.

June 28, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


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MLK event chronicles infamous migrant program

Jose Cruz, a local mechanic, attended a special program Friday at the Newtown Florist Club that chronicled an infamous migrant guest worker program called Bracero.

January 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Local girl invited to Library of Congress after reading 1,000 books

Before she reached kindergarten, Daliyah Marie Arana read 1,000 books.

January 13, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


$75M class-action lawsuit against Hall claims employees were denied pension funds

Five current and former Hall County employees filed an estimated $75 million class-action lawsuit Monday against the county regarding frozen pension benefits.

January 12, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Police investigating purse-snatching incident in Gainesville

A woman walking Wednesday night down Myrtle Street in Gainesville was robbed of her purse, police said.

January 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


New church building OK’d in southeast Hall County

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved a rezoning Thursday for a historic southeast Hall County church to construct a new building and sanctuary.

January 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


East Hall bridge replacement approved

The Hall County Board of Commissioners signed off Thursday on plans to replace a deteriorating East Hall bridge along a key traffic artery sometime this ...

January 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Free Legacy Link course aims to help seniors live healthier

Living well starts with learning.

January 12, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Congress takes first steps to dismantle health care law

WASHINGTON - Under mounting pressure from Donald Trump and rank-and-file Republicans, congressional leaders are talking increasingly about chiseling an early bill that dismantles President Barack Obama ...

January 12, 2017 | From wire, staff reports | Local


Challenged Child and Friends hopes to benefit as Deal eyes funding for early child care

One little boy smiles and makes eye contact with anyone who calls his name, blows kisses to his teacher and happily munches his lunch of ...

January 12, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Traffic-relieving project at UNG crossing in Oakwood set to start Jan. 30

An extension of a turn lane at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus and Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood - one of South Hall ...

January 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


State Rep. Matt Dubnik named to 3 committees

First-term state Rep. Matt Dubnik, R-Gainesville, has been named to three Georgia House of Representatives committees.

January 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man gets 27 years in prison for producing child porn

Prosecutors say a Gainesville man has been sentenced to serve 27 years in federal prison for producing child pornography.

January 12, 2017 | From wire, Times staff reports | Local




Schools grapple with mental health challenges

Georgia education stakeholders are turning their attention to address a growing number of school-age children dealing with mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.

January 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Grocery store selling locally made items, European imports coming to downtown Flowery Branch

If Karen Ching and Nick St. Clair have their way, downtown Flowery Branch will become a mecca for food lovers.

January 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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