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Gainesville lays off six employees; tax hike may be next

Despite reducing the city's work force and its spending, Gainesville City Council likely will have to raise property tax rates in June to keep the city budget afloat.

May 13, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


No arrests made after child porn search

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents searched an Oakwood home Wednesday night for evidence of child pornography, authorities said Thursday.

May 13, 2010 | | Local


North Hall band director resigns

North Hall High School is looking for a new band director.

May 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Former Dawson County clerk of court arrested for tax evasion

Authorities have added tax evasion to the litany of charges against Dawson County's embattled former clerk of courts.

May 13, 2010 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Arrested fugitive accused of $1M theft

A Clarkesville man was arrested by U.S. Marshals this week on charges he embezzled more than $1 million from a former employer in California.

May 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County may ban sex offenders from door-to-door sales

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is considering a law that would make it illegal for convicted sex offenders to solicit or sell door to door.

May 13, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Longtime wrecker service gone from Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH - Terry's Auto Towing Service, a longtime fixture off Atlanta Highway, is no more - at least for now, its owner declares.

May 13, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County OKs improvements for Spout Springs Road

Spout Springs Road in South Hall may be years from a full-blown widening, but some minor traffic-relieving projects should happen this year, possibly starting as early as this month.

May 13, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local students meet Olympic gold medalist

Michelle Lanz's third-grade class gathered near the front office of New Holland Core Knowledge Academy on Wednesday morning.

May 12, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


ARC co-chairman takes a look at what grant money bought

When visiting Lanier Technical College's Manufacturing and Development Center, a quick look around shows how funds from an Appalachian Regional Commission grant were spent.

May 12, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Authorities identify fatal wreck victim

The Georgia State Patrol on Wednesday identified the victim of a Tuesday afternoon fatal wreck on Browns Bridge Road as Michael Lamar Stamps of Dahlonega.

May 12, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Oakwood robbery suspect wanted by police

Oakwood police are looking for a man who robbed the United Community Bank on Mundy Mill Road Wednesday. No one was hurt.

May 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Police seize 91 pounds of marijuana during traffic stop

Gwinnett County police intercepted a minivan carrying 91 pounds of marijuana on Interstate 85 near Flowery Branch, officials said Wednesday.

May 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Authorities work lead in Cornwell abduction case

As authorities continue to investigate the suicide of an accused rapist as a possible lead in the abduction of Kristi Cornwell, the missing Blairsville woman's family remains vigilant but cautious.

May 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville students may spend five fewer days in school

Gainesville City Schools are planning for five fewer school days as teachers face 10 furlough days in the upcoming school year.

May 12, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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WomenSource to host Girl Power workshop

Girls today often feel pressured to dress or act a certain way, because of pressure they feel from friends, movies, social media or simply the ...

January 27, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


GOAL winner plans to help veterans thanks to health care education

Growing up in a small village in Costa Rica, Evelyn Johnson didn't have an understanding of the U.S. armed forces, or military life ...

January 27, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Police: Flowery Branch man charged with snatching purse

A Flowery Branch man was charged with snatching a purse at a Gainesville gas station, according to police.

January 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Tourism industry at record levels in Hall

The economic impact of Hall County's tourism industry reached a record high of $282.9 million in 2014, according to the most recent report ...

January 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Cheer program treasurer accused of stealing funds

The treasurer of a junior cheer program in Hall County was charged with taking thousands of dollars from the program's fund.

January 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hear personal stories of housing struggles at Voices

Lisa Chester lived in and out of public housing growing up.

January 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Minority neighborhoods exist along clear lines in Hall

The streets are narrow in some of Gainesville's poorest neighborhoods. There are no traffic lights there, only stop signs and railroad crossings and dump ...

January 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man charged with murder of brother in South Forsyth

January 27, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Davis Middle School student wins Hall County Spelling Bee

Yared DeAnda, a 14-year-old eighth-grader at Davis Middle School, won the 2016 Hall County Spelling Bee.

January 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Public housing provides affordable homes, but hard environment

Public housing can seem like both a blessing and a curse to those who call the projects home.

January 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Residents share ideas, concerns for Flowery Branch at plan meeting

Revitalizing Flowery Branch's Old Town area is key to the future of the South Hall city, according to residents who attended a meeting Tuesday ...

January 26, 2016 | LeAnne Akin | Local


Relay for Life kicks off fundraising season

Leonardo da Vinci believed the color purple increased the power of meditation and thinking, and opera composer Richard Wagner called the color violet his inspiration.

January 26, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville officials hope to start work on ‘regional’ athletic complex

Gainesville recreation officials are ready to start developing their idea for a "regional" park complex. They have appropriated $450,000 for design work on the ...

January 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Sign-holding officers seek to cut down on texting and driving

Holding cardboard signs along E.E. Butler and Jesse Jewell parkways, Jessica Van and Drew Reed weren't looking for money.

January 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police investigate theft of thousands from auto dealership

The woman police had identified as a suspect in the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars from Carriage Nissan apparently killed herself Thursday as ...

January 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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