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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


East Hall house fire ruled as arson

An East Hall County house fire that occurred May 17 has been ruled as arson and fire officials are seeking help to determine who set it.

June 23, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


12-year-old from Forsyth County attends NGCSU

At just 2 years old, Alex Beach began reading textbooks.

June 23, 2011 | BY ALYSSA LARENZIE Times regional staff | Local


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Free cancer screenings set for Saturday

Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Cancer Services is teaming up with the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance to provide free screenings for oral, head and ...

April 20, 2017 | | Local


Flowery Branch officials seek answers about McEver-Jim Crow project

A delayed road project in Flowery Branch is forcing school buses to cross crowded roads "daredevil-style," Mayor Mike Miller said at a City Council meeting ...

April 20, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Some residents question sharp rise in property tax assessments

Some Hall County property owners are shocked by big increases to their tax assessments as the area continues its post-recession resurgence.

April 20, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


United Way of Hall County celebrates its 2016-17 accomplishments

United Way of Hall County had a lot to commemorate at its annual year-end celebration at the Gainesville Civic Center Thursday morning.

April 20, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Passport fairs set for Gainesville, Cleveland on Saturday

The Limestone Parkway U.S. Post Office in Gainesville and the Cleveland post office on Helen Way will hold passport fairs this Saturday.

April 20, 2017 | | Local


Oakwood Chick-fil-A reopens

After a little over a month of waiting for customers, the Chick-fil-A in Oakwood is open for business again.

April 20, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


DOT extends emergency response program up I-985

Motorists stranded on Interstate 985 north of Spout Springs Road in Flowery Branch now can get help from the Georgia Department of Transportation's Highway ...

April 20, 2017 | | Local


Tuition increase coming for UNG students after Board of Regents decision

Students at the University of North Georgia campuses in Gainesville and Dahlonega will be paying more for school next year - the result of a 2 ...

April 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


DeKalb firefighters thank Hall County counterparts for recovering their co-worker’s body

Just days before next week's one-year anniversary of the death of one of their own, DeKalb County firefighters returned to Hall County to say ...

April 20, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Hiker rescued from ledge at Raven Cliff Falls

Authorities rescued a Barrow County man who slipped and fell onto the last ledge before Raven Cliff Falls' main drop Wednesday afternoon.

April 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Former Hall County Jail clerk sentenced for stealing from inmates' accounts

A former Hall County Jail clerk was sentenced last week for taking money out of inmate accounts.

April 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


More charges for Flowery Branch man in alleged ID theft case

Seven forgery charges were added among others in the case of a Flowery Branch man allegedly in possession of several stolen checks from mailboxes, according ...

April 19, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Habersham County dogs arrive in Gainesville as seizure tally grows

Three dozen dogs from the largest-ever animal seizure in Habersham County arrived in Gainesville on Wednesday.

April 19, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


North Georgia Community Foundation accepting grant applications

The North Georgia Community Foundation is accepting grant requests through June 30 for projects funded through its Community Impact Fund.

April 19, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Survey responses guided Gainesville superintendent search

Surveys completed by more than 500 Gainesville City Schools employees, school resource council members and community residents played a role in developing the profile used ...

April 19, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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