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Flowery Branch balks over state roads grant

Flowery Branch officials are shying from applying for a grant that is geared to dressing up local streets with sidewalks, streetlights and other such improvements.

November 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall's chief tax appraiser resigns post

Mike Henderson, Hall County's chief tax appraiser, has resigned.

November 18, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Rotary holly tree ready for 29th season

Bradley Clark never gets tired of decorating Rotary International's holly tree, even after 28 years.

November 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville is looking a lot like Christmas

Downtown Gainesville lit up with the spirit of Christmas for the first time this year with the Jingle Mingle Thursday night.

November 18, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Bank files for foreclosure on Gibbs’ home

Hall County Commissioner-elect Scott Gibbs is in financial trouble, confirming Thursday that his North Hall home is in foreclosure and his business has filed for bankruptcy.

November 18, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Removal of safety complex to begin

With Gainesville's fire and police officials settling into their new buildings, plans are quickly moving forward to tear down the old public safety complex and start construction on city's new pedestrian bridge.

November 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


No one injured in school bus crash

A group of Chestnut Mountain Elementary School students are getting on another bus after theirs was involved in a traffic accident this afternoon.

November 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Court hearing for Cornelia bank executive postponed

A hearing set for today in U.S. District Court for former Community Bank & Trust lender Randy Jones has been postponed.

November 18, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


3 arrested in auto burglary investigation

Three people have been arrested in connection with several auto burglaries and thefts in Hall County, Gainesville Police Department reported.

November 18, 2010 | | Local


Clermont appeals Nopone Road library ruling

The town of Clermont has appealed a Nov. 10 ruling that allowed Hall County to move forward with building a library as part of the North Hall park on Nopone Road, despite a commitment from future commissioners to build a library in Clermont.

November 18, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch looks to improve downtown

Flowery Branch hopes to get moving next year on a downtown improvement project that has lingered for a couple of years.

November 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students challenge cultural sterotypes

Local and international students opened up Wednesday about the stereotypes in other cultures as part of North Georgia College & State University's International Education Week.

November 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Lanier Village celebrates completion

With a snip of a giant pair of scissors, Lanier Village Estates officials said goodbye to construction and hello to a completed community.

November 18, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Lanier Tech hopes to expand dual enrollment program

A growing number of students are earning high school and college credit simultaneously at Lanier Technical College, and school officials hope to broaden the program sometime next year.

November 18, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local




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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


Martin Road residents ask for widening project to be axed

Martin Road residents formally asked Hall County area transportation planners Wednesday to ditch a highly contested plan to widen the South Hall road.

February 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man gets life sentence for convenience store armed robbery

A Gainesville man received a life prison sentence after pleading guilty to taking nearly $10,000 and firing his gun three times in a Gainesville ...

February 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


New Flowery Branch building housing pizzeria, beer shop gets final OK

A new downtown Flowery Branch building that will house a pizzeria and a craft beer business could open by late spring or early summer.

February 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school officials: New budget includes raises, no program cuts

Gainesville and Hall County school officials have put in place timelines for approving their 2017-18 budgets.

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


State education funding under the microscope

A nonprofit organization that tracks Georgia spending and policies by state leaders is warning school districts to prepare to "face growing financial pressures."

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


UNG student finds stability with service dog by her side

The thing that saved Taylor Fleming from herself is covered in fur, walks on four legs and goes by the name of Ryder.

February 15, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Local schools promote foreign language program

Hall County school officials approved spending up to $5,000 in needs and merit scholarships to help students who qualify for the Federal Service Language ...

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


‘Shank’ text message opens Gainesville murder trial

The defendant in a murder trial sent a text message saying he would "shank" the victim if he entered a Gainesville apartment, according to testimony ...

February 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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