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State tax panel gets an earful

North Georgia residents and elected officials have a few ideas about how to change taxes in Georgia.

September 09, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville delays reservoir mediation

At the request of the city of Gainesville, mediation talks between the city and Hall County concerning the Cedar Creek Reservoir may have to wait.

September 09, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville High School receives national honor

Gainesville High School was one of seven schools honored statewide on Thursday as 2010 National Blue Ribbon Schools.

September 09, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Quinlan honors arts teachers

Art teacher Tandy Ray believes among its many benefits, an arts education can create more positive attitudes about school, serve as a creative outlet and relieve student stress.

September 08, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall County agrees to mediation with Gainesville over Cedar Creek reservoir

The Hall County Board of Commissioners agreed Wednesday morning to mediation with the city of Gainesville over the Cedar Creek reservoir.

September 08, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Missing Gainesville woman found at mental health facility

After she was missing for three days, authorities found Gainesville woman Adela Arroyo at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, where she had checked herself into Laurelwood, a division of the medical center that treats those with mental health problems.

September 08, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


18-year-old arrested in robbery case

Authorities have arrested another teenage suspect in a recent string of armed robberies in Forsyth County, though they say he wasn't involved in Sunday night's fatal grocery store shooting.

September 08, 2010 | Times regional staff | Local


Power of the Purse to auction unique, beaded handbag

WomenSource will be auctioning off one very special handbag at its third annual Power of the Purse fundraiser Tuesday.

September 08, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Area office building blighted by graffiti

When employees arrived for work at the Academy Oak Business Center in Gainesville, they immediately noticed something was there that shouldn't be.

September 08, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Flowery Branch residents to voice opinions on utility rates

Flowery Branch water and sewer users get a chance to voice their opinions tonight over a proposed new set of utility rates.

September 08, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Teen murder suspect pleads guilty, gets life sentence

Teen defendant Daniel Vilchis-Ayala has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Ramon Hernandez.

September 08, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Authorities: Labor Day weekend quieter this year

Though the Labor Day holiday weekend was quieter than last year's across the state, two traffic accidents in Hall County kept local authorities busy.

September 07, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville school board votes for slight tax drop

The Gainesville school board tentatively adopted a modest reduction to the property tax rate Tuesday, lowering the millage rate for fiscal 2011 to 7.39, down from 7.41.

September 07, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Weather goes back and forth as we head into fall

Labor Day weekend brought Gainesville its coolest weather since May 20. However, there could be just a couple more weeks of temperatures in the 90s this year, a National Weather Service forecaster predicts.

September 07, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Late cyclist remembered as a preacher with a ‘glow’

Thomas Jacob "T.J." Pattillo had an uplifting glow about him that attracted tons of friends and acquaintances.

September 07, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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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


UNG student serves as intern for House speaker

Matthew Herrera, a political science major at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus, is serving as an intern for Georgia House Speaker David ...

February 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hockaday named GOAL winner for Lanier Tech

Lauren Hockaday, a firefighter/EMSP student at Lanier Technical College from White County, was named the college's winner of the Georgia Occupational Award of ...

February 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


State Route 11/U.S. 129 widening project to require lane closures

Upcoming construction will affect drivers traveling on State Route 11/U.S. 129 through Hall and Jackson counties.

February 14, 2017 | | Local


Georgia wins major ruling in water wars case

Georgia has won a landmark ruling against Florida in a U.S. Supreme Court case over water sharing in a basin the two states share ...

February 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local




Hispanic community on alert after immigration sweeps

Fear and distrust have returned to the Hispanic community following a sweep against undocumented immigrants that netted at least 13 arrests in Gainesville over the ...

February 14, 2017 | BY CARLOS GALARZA AND NICK WATSON cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com, nwatson@gainsevilletimes.com | Local


Roswell man charged with enticing girl

A Roswell man is accused of enticing a girl through social media before he was charged with aggravated child molestation.

February 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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