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Gibbs says he’ll focus on fiscal issues

With no competition in November, Scott Gibbs is ready to take over as the District 3 representative on the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

July 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Clermont says letter from county is ‘smoking gun’

Clermont officials claim a letter written by the Hall County Board of Commissioners to Gov. Sonny Perdue last year is evidence the county went back on a promise to build a sales tax-funded library in Clermont.

July 23, 2010 | BY <a href="mailto:sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com">STEVEN GURR</a> and <a href="mailto:mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com">MELISSA WEINMAN</a> | Local


No back-to-school sales tax holiday this year

Parents won't see the back-to-school tax break that has driven summer retail sales for eight years in a row, although some stores are offering discounts to make up for it.

July 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Public asked to stay away from renovated playing field

Gainesville City Schools are asking people to help take care of school property as renovations wrap up before classes start.

July 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Commissioner Bell proposes outsourcing county positions

Commissioner Ashley Bell asked the Board of Commissioners to consider outsourcing a number of county positions to save money at Thursday's board meeting.

July 22, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Perdue, Wildlife Service applaud judge’s water ruling

Both Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service praised a federal decision to reject Florida's claim in a 20-year-old dispute over water in the Chattahoochee River.

July 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Council cans curbside pickup proposal

Curbside trash service is off the table for Gainesville, officials said at a public meeting to discuss the city's solid waste service Thursday.

July 22, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Hall officer a Deputy of the Year

When Hall County Sheriff's Deputy Ana Smith ran into a mobile home that was engulfed in flames to pull out a woman, she wasn't wearing any fire protection gear, and she wasn't thinking about the danger.

July 22, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Residents disagree on jobless benefits extension

The most recent extension of federal unemployment benefits is being met with mixed reviews.

July 22, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Florida water request denied

Local water experts were still deciding what to make of a ruling made in the tri-state water wars Wednesday.

July 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Whooping cough on the rise

Whooping cough may be an illness that some think disappeared with fallout shelters, but that is not the case.

July 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Geographic information systems headed into Hall schools

A new kind of technology is invading Hall County schools.

July 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville man gets steak dinner on ‘Letterman’

David Letterman might be more careful with communication with his audiences after a conversation with one Gainesville man cost him a steak dinner.

July 21, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


White County’s next DA learned from campaign

Jeff Langley said the campaign trail helped him learn more about the people he will be serving when he takes office in January as district attorney for the circuit that includes White and Lumpkin counties.

July 21, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Sheriff’s website gets an update

If you want to get a good look at Hall County's most wanted fugitives or find out who's locked up in the local jail, the answer is now just a few mouse clicks away.

July 21, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Glass recycling not profitable; Red Oak stops, county continues

One private hauler of recycled materials will quit accepting glass July 1 for economic reasons, but the Hall County Recycling Center continues to process glass.

June 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Public input needed for Hall's comprehensive plan update

Hall County is moving forward with its comprehensive plan update to guide and manage growth through 2040, and officials are encouraging residents to join the ...

June 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville school system to hire more teachers, give raises

Gainesville City Schools will spend about $68 million in its general fund budget for the next school year - an increase of nearly $4 million over ...

June 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Anti-LGBT marquee sign at Buford church vandalized

A Buford church's sign, which read in part "Satan made gays and transgender," was covered in black paint between Sunday night and Monday morning ...

June 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


508-acre waterfront development gets planners’ OK

A proposed 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near the Jackson County line got the Hall County Planning Commission's approval Monday night.

June 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Called meeting, Enota school action draw opposition

The Gainesville city school board was accused Monday night of "violating our charter," of displaying "contempt" toward the community and was asked to "get back ...

June 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall officials unveil 2017 budget proposal, which includes employee raises, no property tax increase

The public got its first look Monday at Hall County's proposed 2017 fiscal year budget, which includes no property tax increases and earmarks money ...

June 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Sammy Smith named to UGA Board of Visitors

Sammy Smith, member of the Gainesville City Schools Board of Education, has been named to the University of Georgia's Board of Visitors.

June 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


United Way collecting donations Tuesday for Day of Action

United Way of Hall County is seeking donations Tuesday as part of its Day of Action.

June 20, 2016 | | Local


One adult killed, one child seriously hurt in Friday rollover wreck in Braselton

A Jefferson woman died and a child suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle wreck Friday morning on Interstate 85 in Braselton.

June 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


No serious injuries reported in morning wrecks that backed up I-985

Both directions of Interstate 985 were plagued by three wrecks this morning, all attributed to drivers following too closely, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

June 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ministries seek to help homeless under bridge, resource list compiled

As spring gives way to summer, the homeless camp beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville becomes more crowded, a desolate place to rest for ...

June 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


White County ends partnership with YMCA

The Georgia Mountains YMCA, headquartered in Gainesville, is losing its White County operations after the White County Commission voted 3-2 to take back its parks ...

June 19, 2016 | By Ron Bridgeman and J.K. Devine news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


508-acre waterfront development goes to Hall planning board

A proposed 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near the Jackson County line has the blessing of Hall County planning officials as long as certain ...

June 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Expect delays this week on Spout Springs Road at Sterling on the Lake

Motorists can expect some delays this week on Spout Springs Road as road crews clear brush and vegetation in preparation for a traffic light at ...

June 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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