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Business owners show up to oppose annexation

Hall County residents came out to voice their disapproval of forced annexation at a commission meeting Thursday.

August 13, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Local colleges dealing with furloughs, additional cuts

Local colleges are grappling to figure out how to deal with state-mandated budget cuts and furlough days.

August 13, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Man forced to wait to plead guilty

A Blairsville man who authorities say fatally shot his ex-girlfriend was ready to admit to the murder in court just two days later, but a Georgia law prevented the swift guilty plea.

August 13, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jefferson school board won’t alter millage rate

JEFFERSON - Despite budget cuts at the state level and a reduction in local sales-tax collections, the Jefferson City Schools Board of Education plans to keep its millage rate the same in 2010 and keep its expenditures down.

August 13, 2009 | By CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Jefferson's mayor serves up cold treats for good cause

JEFFERSON - Within his first half hour behind the counter at Dairy Queen, Jefferson Mayor Jim Joiner had the steps to making a Blizzard down pat.

August 13, 2009 | By CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


U.S. Attorney appointed to fill state Supreme Court vacancy

The top federal prosecutor for a region of the state that includes Gainesville was named on Thursday to the Georgia Supreme Court.

August 13, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville council wants to double Cedar Creek reservoir's capacity

The city of Gainesville plans to speed up plans for a new water treatment plant in light of the recent federal court ruling that limits how much drinking water can be pulled from Lake Lanier.

August 13, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Property could become park as part of land exchange

About 29 acres near Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport could become a park with trails that also could serve as a protection area from some headwaters in the Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve.

August 13, 2009 | | Local


White Sulphur water service will be interrupted Monday

Water service will be interrupted approximately from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday in the White Sulphur area of Gainesville in order to complete water main improvements.

August 13, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Missing woman likely in danger, GBI says

An army of searchers in the North Georgia mountains came up empty in a second day of looking for a Blairsville woman they believe was abducted and in imminent danger.

August 13, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Rally gets teens thinking about future

The Hall County Boys & Girls Clubs held a rally Wednesday to get teenagers excited about starting school.

August 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Alleged gang members arrested at Gainesville High School

Two juveniles with gang affiliations were arrested Tuesday at Gainesville High School on disorderly conduct charges, but the incident appears unrelated to a fatal gang shooting that happened Sunday, authorities said Wednesday.

August 12, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Deal says rushing of bill has led to misinformation, anger

Times reporter Ashley Fielding conducted a brief one-on-one interview with U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal immediately after Wednesday morning's health care discussion. She spoke with him about health care reform.

August 12, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Helen’s fire chief cleared by jury

A White County jury cleared Helen's fire chief of any wrongdoing in a 2008 traffic incident that led to his arrest.

August 12, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


School system will stagger schedules to alleviate GMS traffic snarl

After traffic issues Tuesday at Gainesville Middle School, school officials met Wednesday morning to discuss how to better direct buses and parents through the property.

August 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Study says the poor bear the brunt of sales tax hikes

Georgia's poorest residents will pay a larger share of their income this year in state and local taxes than the wealthiest earners, according to a new study from the Institute on Taxation & Economic Policy, a nonprofit Washington think tank.

February 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Forsyth County man indicted, charged with making homemade explosive devices

A 24-year-old Forsyth County man has been indicted on one count of unlawful handling of explosive devices for a November incident at his parents' home.

February 20, 2015 | By Kayla Robins Forsyth County News | Local


Gainesville approves $50K for ice storm cleanup

The Gainesville City Council voted Friday to allocate $50,000 from the general fund contingency budget to support continued cleanup efforts in the wake of this week's ice storm, which sent trees and limbs crashing onto homes and power lines.

February 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall man convicted of shooting teenager in leg

A Hall County man was convicted Friday in Superior Court for firing four times at another man at City Park.

February 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Downed tree, explosions delayed firefighters’ efforts at large house fire

Firefighters had to clear a downed tree, shuttle water, work in frigid temperatures and beware of exploding ammunition as they battled a large house fire late Thursday night.

February 20, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Case moves forward for man accused of shooting at police

The case against an Oakwood man accused of firing a sawed-off shotgun in the direction of Oakwood Police moved on to Superior Court on Friday morning.

February 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Another blast of winter may be headed our way

Whether you've recovered from your latest bout with winter weather or not, brace yourself: More may be on the way.

February 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Trees took a hit after ice, wind during the week

It's been a tough week for all of North Georgia.

February 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Many local events rescheduled due to ice storm

  • The University of North Georgia's College Goal Georgia event, originally set for Thursday at the Cumming campus, has been rescheduled to 5:30 p.m. March 5. The free event helps college-bound students and their parents complete forms required to apply for federal financial aid. The campus is located at 300 Aquatic Circle in Cumming.

February 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Three entrepreneurs inducted into the Business Hall of Fame

Three local entrepreneurs were inducted into the 2015 Northeast Georgia Business Hall of Fame at a banquet Thursday at the Chattahoochee Country Club in Gainesville.

February 19, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Local


Folks in Hall County struggling to find places to stay warm overnight

For once, it's OK to sleep in church.

February 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dozens of South Hall County residents attend Spout Springs Road meeting

South Hall residents Frank and Judy Margavio don't live on Spout Springs Road but sure drive it enough.

February 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch City Council approves sewer amendment with Buford

An amendment to an agreement between Flowery Branch and Buford exchanges two sewer service areas between the cities.

February 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Proposed tax would help Flowery Branch redevelopment

A visit to downtown Flowery Branch will often provide a view of a city employee crossing Main Street, going from one government office to another on opposite sides of the street.

February 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Lula City Council OKs June election to fill Vicky Chambers' seat

Lula officials approved a special election June 16 to replace late Councilwoman Vicky Chambers.

February 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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