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Jackson County school board OKs budget

JEFFERSON - The Jackson County Board of Education approved the school system's $89.2 million 2010 budget Monday knowing that more state funding cuts could be coming next year.

October 13, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Businessman exports Eagle Ranch concept for El Salvador facility

CHESTNUT MOUNTAIN - Shane Sullards understands exactly how Christian-based children's home Eagle Ranch can make a difference in a child's life.

October 13, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


New greenway connects downtown Gainesville to lake

Ann and Larry Hurley entered Rock Creek Park near Gainesville's downtown Tuesday with the intention of walking straight to Lake Lanier.

October 13, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Board backs zoning to restrict business in Fair Street area

Gainesville planners sided with a group of residents Tuesday who want their neighborhood rezoned to block future commercial development.

October 13, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


East Hall road reopened; North Hall road still closed

Bryant Quarter Road has been reopened.

October 13, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Rain soaks already soggy region

It isn't your average October.

October 13, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lanier flirts with 1,071 feet

For the first time in more than four years, Lake Lanier is less than a foot below its full level.

October 13, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Missing children found OK at Gainesville home

Gainesville Police located three missing children Monday night who had been missing since the previous evening.

October 13, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jefferson may change water rates after customer complaints

JEFFERSON - The city of Jefferson is considering updating its water rate structure again.

October 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood budget likely will keep tax rate steady

Monday night, Oakwood City Council members gave initial approval to a proposed tax rate for 2010 that cuts city spending and leaves residents' tax rates the same.

October 12, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Board of Regents to gather at NGCSU

Many leaders of public universities across the state will convene at North Georgia College & State University as the Dahlonega school hosts the University System of Georgia Board of Regents.

October 12, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Missing exemption raises property tax bills for many

Receiving a tax bill is never welcomed, especially one that is up to $200 higher than the previous year's.

October 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local






Oktoberfest still going strong

HELEN - Oktoberfest seems almost recession-proof.

October 11, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Eyes on the Road: Work planned soon along I-85 Express Lane

The Georgia Department of Transportation and the State Road and Tollway Authority are planning safety improvements on the Interstate 85 Express Lane in the coming weeks.

May 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville city manager announces resignation

Gainesville City Council members said they have big shoes to fill after City Manager Kip Padgett announced his resignation Tuesday night.

May 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville school board recognizes retirees

Eighteen of Gainesville City Schools' employees were recognized Tuesday as their service to the school system comes to an end.

May 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Integration-era Gainesville High School principal dies at age 81

Gainesville High School's principal during integration and a beloved figure who was involved in community service long past retirement has died.

May 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville to approve budget, tax rates Tuesday

Gainesville City Council will formally approve its 2016 fiscal year budget when it meets Tuesday night, and also set property tax rates for the coming year.

May 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oakwood city manager at top of field

Colleagues, friends and family members of Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown gathered on May 11 to recognize him for being named as one of 2015's top 10 public works leaders by the American Public Works Association.

May 18, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Lula council denies rezoning request for baseball center

Lula City Council unanimously voted down a proposed rezoning Monday night that would have allowed for a baseball training center in an otherwise agriculturally zoned area.

May 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Driver in fiery Capitol crash identified

The driver who eluded Georgia Capitol Police in Atlanta on May 1 after allegedly stealing a pickup truck in Gainesville has been identified.

May 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Judge accepts settlement in sheriff’s office release lawsuit

Superior Court Judge Kathlene Gosselin on Monday accepted the agreement reached by Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch and a Forsyth man seeking release from the Hall County Jail.

May 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County school board approves redistricting plan

Nearly 200 children in Hall County Schools will be redistricted away from Spout Springs Elementary School beginning this fall.

May 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


County library director retiring, search committee seeking replacement

Hall County Library System Director Adrian Mixson is retiring at the end of May, and a search committee is currently accepting applications to fill his role and hopes to make a recommendation to the library Board of Trustees by mid-June.

May 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Library system seeks additional $200K from county as state continues to slash budget

In some ways, the Hall County Library System is a microcosm of how budget cuts impacted public services during the economic recession.

May 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County Sheriff’s Office investigating S. Hall child's death

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is investigating a child fatality in South Hall.

May 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Marine with Dawsonville ties killed delivering military aid

A candlelight vigil and prayer service was held Sunday at Juno Baptist Church in memory of U.S. Marine Sgt. Mark Johnson, one of eight soldiers killed when their helicopter crashed on a relief mission in Nepal.

May 18, 2015 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


Northeast Hall home destroyed in fire

A home in northeast Hall County was destroyed by fire overnight.

May 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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