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Hall and Gainesville school chiefs defend SPLOST tax at South Hall meeting

Hall County and Gainesville school chiefs went on the defensive Thursday on a couple of key sticking points involving the 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax for schools.

March 11, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Early voting on SPLOST will end at 5 p.m. today

Early voting on a 1-cent sales tax for education ends at 5 p.m. today, and about 1,300 votes were cast as of Thursday.

March 11, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Trial witness enlightens jury about gang dispute

Gang members understand what being disrespected by rivals requires.

March 11, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Attempt to downgrade Cool Springs Park fails

An attempt to change the plan for the baseball fields at Cool Springs Park failed following a spat at the Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting Thursday evening.

March 11, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Consolidation helping Gainesville save cash

Gainesville City Council members began listening to budget presentations Thursday and heard positive reports from three departments.

March 11, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Recent rains have Lake Lanier above summer full pool

At one point during the storm that raked across Georgia this week, water was traveling down the Chattahoochee River in Cornelia at 10,000 cubic feet per second, or the equivalent of a maximum release at Buford Dam.

March 10, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Great Decision Lecture Series focuses on financial crisis

Americans are still deciding how to respond to the financial crisis, an economics professor said Thursday night.

March 10, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


More charges filed in stolen grease case

Two of a trio arrested Feb. 18 by a Barrow County Sheriff's Office deputy will face more than 100 counts of theft of used cooking grease from 14 area restaurants, according to Braselton Police Investigator J.D. Gille.

March 10, 2011 | Times regional staff | Local


Piedmont College names new head

Piedmont College named a new president Wednesday following an eight-month search.

March 10, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


7 firms apply for Hall County attorney duties

Seven Northeast Georgia law firms have submitted proposals to serve as Hall County government's new legal representation.

March 09, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Rain causes accidents and some flooding

Rains soaked Gainesville and Hall County, felling at least one tree and causing vehicles to hydroplane.

March 09, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Ballfields at Cool Springs Park hit home run

During baseball season, the competition for practice time is often as fierce as the games themselves.

March 09, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville school officials discuss accreditation, planning

Accreditation and long-term planning were among topics of a mid-year retreat Wednesday for administrators and principals from Gainesville City Schools.

March 09, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Authorities investigate teacher after report of misconduct

Authorities say a male sixth-grade teacher at Dawson County Middle School remains on leave as investigators look into allegations of sexual misconduct with a student.

March 09, 2011 | | Local


Hall County helps conserve water during past decade

Water use dropped during the last decade, and Hall County residents did their part to help.

March 09, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Jaycees choose Greene, Fowler as Young Man, Woman of Year

Reliability is a trait that both the winners of the Gainesville Jaycees' prestigious Young Man and Young Woman of the Year have.

February 17, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Flowery Branch restaurant’s alcohol license pulled for 6 weeks

Green's Tavern in Flowery Branch won't be able to serve alcoholic beverages for 6 weeks, pending an appeal, if the restaurant decides to ...

February 17, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Thousands in Hall participate in national ‘A Day Without Immigrants’ protest

Thousands of Hispanic students stayed home from school. Hundreds of Hispanic workers did not report to their jobs. Businesses in Hall County's Hispanic community ...

February 16, 2017 | By Carlos Galarza and Hailey Van Parys cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com, hvanparys@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


$43K in marijuana seized on its way to Habersham; two arrested

Authorities intercepted a package containing 9 pounds of "high-grade marijuana" headed to a Habersham County address.

February 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Boy Scout trailer, $3K in camping supplies stolen from church

A troop of Boy Scouts preparing for its annual camping trip had its trailer stolen from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints property ...

February 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Annual business expo draws about 60 vendors

People passing by could get more than just information about Hillary Truelove's business.

February 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 dead after small plane crash in Barrow County

WINDER - Two people are dead after a small plane crash in Barrow County.

February 16, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Multiple people suffer injuries in 3-car wreck at Jesse Jewell/E.E. Butler intersection

One person was seriously injured and four others had non-life-threatening injuries in a three-car wreck with entrapments at the intersection of Jesse Jewell Parkway and ...

February 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall Elections Board member accused of stealing boxers resigns position

A Hall County Elections Board member accused of shoplifting two pair of men's boxer briefs from Wal-Mart submitted his resignation Monday, county officials said.

February 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Slideshow: 5-ton marble elephant installed at Gainesville’s City Park Stadium

A 5-ton marble elephant was installed at City Park Stadium on Thursday morning at the home team entrance where Gainesville High football players make their ...

February 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


KKK sign removed from Dahlonega building

February 16, 2017 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in stabbing trial

Days into a murder trial, a Gainesville man decided to make a guilty plea for a fatal January 2016 stabbing.

February 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Marble from China part of garden coming to Braselton hospital

If you've ever been to the hospital or the emergency room, you know how important it is to take a moment to step out ...

February 15, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Brady for a day: Flowery Branch mayor to wear Patriots’ jersey Thursday

Flowery Branch Mayor Mike Miller has not lost any sleep thinking about the friendly Super Bowl wager that slipped away along with the Atlanta Falcons ...

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


5-ton marble elephant to grace City Park Stadium

A permanent guest is coming Thursday to City Park Stadium - home of the Gainesville Red Elephants' football, soccer and lacrosse teams.

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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