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Area housing construction is on the rise

The nation's economic recovery has been soft, to say the least, and another recession may be around the bend.

August 10, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Power company’s tree cutting raises concern

Until last week, five trees stood between Jerry Morrison's home and Bryant Quarter Road.

August 10, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


City Council to approve federal grant for greenway

Gainesville is going to get a little greener and cleaner with the help of a federal trail grant.

August 10, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


$7,000 reward offered for information on missing trailer

A $4,000 reward for information about a missing trailer and equipment is now up to $7,000 after four North Georgia cleaning companies contributed to the fund.

August 10, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Registration for Brenau community classes will start Thursday

Registration for Brenau University Learning and Leisure Institute's fall term of courses and enrollment for the 2010-2011 academic year begins at 4 p.m. Thursday in Thurmond-McRae Lecture Hall, next to the Brenau Trustee Library on Academy Street in Gainesville.

August 09, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Local investors remain cautious

Following the Dow Jones Industrial's worst point drop since December 2008, local investors remained cautious, but for the most part continued to invest.

August 09, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Discussion on Hall recreation program delayed

YMCA officials who were on-hand to pitch their plan for taking over county recreation services will have to wait until Thursday.

August 09, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Retail businesses eye Hall for expansion

After years of closings and empty lots in the retail sector, Hall County is seeing a fresh crop of retail stores.

August 09, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Hall officials map out new commission districts

The move to find new district lines for the Hall County Board of Commissioners will begin this week, and officials hope to submit the new maps to the General Assembly before a special legislative session ends later this month.

August 09, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Appalachian clinic gets grant to keep clinics open

The Appalachian Nurse Practitioner Clinic got a new lifeline last week. A $1.8 million federal grant will allow the main campus facility and a satellite clinic to keep their doors open.

August 09, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Hall County's transportation plan gets final OK

A Hall County planning group gave its final OK Tuesday to the area's 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan.

August 09, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Panelists reflect on Vietnam at history center forum

Words don't do it justice.

August 09, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Nesbitt to retire from helm at Gainesville State College

Martha Nesbitt will mark her last day as president of Gainesville State College on June 30, after 14 years leading the institution.

August 09, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


New teacher sets down rules, routine on first day of school

The pitter-patter of little feet couldn't be heard outside the first-grade classroom of World Language Academy teacher Staci Nix.

August 09, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


No major hiccups as local students return to class

There's always first-day jitters, schedule changes, maybe getting lost on the way to the cafeteria.

August 09, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Habersham couple plead not guilty to 340 animal abuse charges

A Habersham County couple pleaded not guilty to 340 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty stemming from the April seizure of more than 400 animals from ...

June 16, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Deputy, adults, child injured in exchange of gunfire in East Hall

A deputy was shot and multiple adults and a child injured in an exchange of gunfire in East Hall around midnight Thursday.

June 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch OKs millage rate that could hike taxes for some residents

A property tax increase is in store for Flowery Branch residents who had property reassessed at higher values this year.

June 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall's proposed tax increase brings opposition at public hearings

Those who turned up to Hall County's two public hearings on Thursday were clear: They don't want a tax increase.

June 16, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville water project to connect 130 properties

By this time next year, more than 100 homeowners who are currently getting their water from wells will be connected to the city of Gainesville ...

June 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Local law enforcement taking more precautions with drug evidence

In the wake of new opioid overdoses, local law enforcement agencies are changing some protocols in how they interact with evidence.

June 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Poet brings verses of freedom to Juneteenth celebration

Gainesville-born poet Doris davenport decided long ago to lowercase the d in her last name as a statement of sorts about her independence of thought ...

June 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville man accused of manufacturing explosives, marijuana

A Gainesville man is accused of manufacturing an explosive device and marijuana after components and plants were reportedly found by authorities.

June 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Demolition of old Hall jail ramps up

Demolition of the former Hall County jail on South Main Street in Gainesville is well underway, and requests for some of the historic bricks are ...

June 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Commenters oppose Hall tax increase in morning hearing, another hearing coming at 6 p.m.

Some of them frustrated by the one-two punch of assessment increases and higher taxes, a few dozen people turned out to the first public hearing ...

June 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Employee raises, law enforcement costs are driving Hall tax increase

Hall County's 26 percent tax rate increase - and its $6.7 million general fund spending jump - is mostly fueled by a 2.5 percent ...

June 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Turner, Wood & Smith buys city land for new building

An insurance company with ties to the community for more than 100 years plans to build a new office building next to the Frances Meadows ...

June 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


New law creates tax-free savings accounts for disabled Georgians

Disabled Georgians will have access to tax-free savings accounts after the creation of Georgia STABLE.

June 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Top Work-Based Learning programs get training in Hall

Georgia high schools are placing a greater emphasis on student opportunities for work experience in potential careers integrated into the school curriculum.

June 14, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Georgia chamber president: Hall has prosperity, but also serious poverty

Despite economic positives, such as job growth, Hall County has a serious poverty issue that it needs to deal with, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce ...

June 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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