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Forsyth County takes a mulligan to settle golf course’s fate

CUMMING - Forsyth County will have two more weeks to reach a decision on the court-ordered rezoning of Lanier Golf Course.

June 25, 2011 | BY ALYSSA LARENZIE Times regional staff | Local


Law agencies push booster seat safety

Gainesville Police see a lot of misuse with child-safety and booster seats. In fact, Sgt. Dean Staples, who leads the traffic unit, estimated 95 percent of seats they check are not installed correctly.

June 25, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Community Service Center left in limbo

The Hall County Board of Commissioners continues to wrestle with the idea of cutting funding to the Community Service Center, a decision which would have repercussions for Gainesville as well as the county.

June 25, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Migrant education program seeks to bridge cultural gap

Children in migrant families bounce from school to school and often live in homes where English isn't spoken, making learning difficult.

June 24, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Local drivers welcome gas tax freeze

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday froze Georgia's gas tax, preventing an increase that would have kicked in July 1.

June 24, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Friday’s job cuts may lead to more

As 32 Hall County employees were told their jobs had been eliminated Friday, two county marshals stood guard outside the Board of Commissioners office.

June 24, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


No budget plan set as clock ticks

With fewer than six days left before the Hall County Board of Commissioners votes on its spending plan for fiscal year 2012, commissioners still have no agreed-upon plan.

June 24, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Coming Sunday: Immigration law's impact

Georgia's tough new law cracking down on illegal immigrants takes effect Friday. Though many support it, others say it is too harsh, and it already has faced legal challenges.

June 24, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Utility work on I-985 is set for Sunday morning

Traffic will stop briefly on Interstate 985 Sunday so Jackson Electric Membership Corp. can string transmission lines across the road.

June 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tadmore Elementary folds camp activities into summer school

When Tadmore Elementary School students show up for summer school, their first order of the day is to march off for breakfast in the mess hall.

June 23, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Commissioner wants millage rate designed for parks, leisure

While Hall County officials are considering a number of proposals - including raising property taxes - to immediately patch an $11.5 million budgetary hole, they are also looking at ways to protect county-sponsored quality of life programs in the future.

June 23, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County cuts 32 jobs today before final budget

More than 30 employees of the Hall County government will lose their jobs today.

June 23, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall drug unit arrest dozens on drug charges

Dozens of criminals across Hall County slept comfortably Thursday morning, lulled by the steady sound of raindrops on their rooftops - but that was before law enforcement started knocking on doors.

June 23, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Georgia chamber pushing 1 percent roads tax

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to promote statewide passage of next summer's referendum on the planned 1 percent sales tax for transportation.

June 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school board OKs 2012 budget

The Hall County Schools Board of Education adopted its fiscal year 2012 budget Thursday afternoon, which included a 1.25 roll-up in the millage rate.

June 23, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


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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


UNG student serves as intern for House speaker

Matthew Herrera, a political science major at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus, is serving as an intern for Georgia House Speaker David ...

February 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hockaday named GOAL winner for Lanier Tech

Lauren Hockaday, a firefighter/EMSP student at Lanier Technical College from White County, was named the college's winner of the Georgia Occupational Award of ...

February 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


State Route 11/U.S. 129 widening project to require lane closures

Upcoming construction will affect drivers traveling on State Route 11/U.S. 129 through Hall and Jackson counties.

February 14, 2017 | | Local


Georgia wins major ruling in water wars case

Georgia has won a landmark ruling against Florida in a U.S. Supreme Court case over water sharing in a basin the two states share ...

February 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local




Hispanic community on alert after immigration sweeps

Fear and distrust have returned to the Hispanic community following a sweep against undocumented immigrants that netted at least 13 arrests in Gainesville over the ...

February 14, 2017 | BY CARLOS GALARZA AND NICK WATSON cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com, nwatson@gainsevilletimes.com | Local


Roswell man charged with enticing girl

A Roswell man is accused of enticing a girl through social media before he was charged with aggravated child molestation.

February 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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