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State of city 'strong,' Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan says

Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan delivered his state of the city address Tuesday night, promising 2015 will be brighter than 2014.

February 03, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont to ask legislature to change town charter

Clermont Town Council voted 4-1 Tuesday night to ask Hall County's state lawmakers to introduce a bill that calls for changing the town charter to reflect the North Hall town's move to setting up voting wards.

February 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville City Council approves alcohol ordinance changes

Gainesville City Council has approved several changes to the city's alcohol ordinance, which are meant to promote new businesses, streamline permitting, eliminate outdated restrictions and better align with state regulations.

February 03, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Indictment alleges woman tried to run down man, burn his house

A Gainesville woman is accused of forcing herself into a Gainesville man's home, destroying some of his property, attempting to set the house on fire and trying to run him over with her 1991 Honda Accord.

February 03, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Man accused of firing sawed-off shotgun at police

Oakwood police say a man fired a sawed-off shotgun through the door at them around 3:30 p.m. Monday, but no residents or officers were hurt.

February 03, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local




The Local Agenda: Council to vote on rezoning, alcohol ordinance tonight

The Gainesville City Council will vote tonight on a proposal to build a drive-thru restaurant and small retail outlet at the intersection of Thompson Bridge Road and Virginia Circle.

February 03, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


New lab to offer hands-on learning for doctorate of physical therapy students

Brenau will soon be home to a state-of-the-art human cadaver laboratory.

February 03, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


DOT ‘salt barn’ sits unfinished off I-985

Plans to complete a Georgia Department of Transportation "salt barn" off Interstate 985 have been put on ice until more funding is in place.

February 02, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ga. Supreme Court upholds conviction in Valentine’s Day murder-for-hire

The Georgia Supreme Court upheld the murder conviction of a woman involved in a 2010 murder-for-hire that killed a man on Valentine's Day in Hall County.

February 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hotel slaying suspect indicted on murder charges

A Gainesville man accused of stabbing and dismembering another Gainesville man with a knife at the Sun Suites extended stay hotel was indicted Thursday.

February 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall planning commission OKs new agri-entertainment facility

The Hall County Planning Commission on Monday recommended approval of a new agri-entertainment venue in Gillsville and a rezoning in Braselton for an office and retail development.

February 02, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville City Schools Board of Education reviewing all policies

The Gainesville City Board of Education is going through all of the district's policies to determine what needs review, revision or removal.

February 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville teen charged with armed robbery in $5 theft

A Gainesville teen was arrested Saturday and charged with armed robbery and possession of marijuana after using a handgun to steal $5.

February 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


2 suspects sought in connection to Forsyth County shooting, robbery

February 02, 2015 | BY KELLY WHITMIRE Times regional staff | Local


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Study says the poor bear the brunt of sales tax hikes

Georgia's poorest residents will pay a larger share of their income this year in state and local taxes than the wealthiest earners, according to a new study from the Institute on Taxation & Economic Policy, a nonprofit Washington think tank.

February 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Forsyth County man indicted, charged with making homemade explosive devices

A 24-year-old Forsyth County man has been indicted on one count of unlawful handling of explosive devices for a November incident at his parents' home.

February 20, 2015 | By Kayla Robins Forsyth County News | Local


Gainesville approves $50K for ice storm cleanup

The Gainesville City Council voted Friday to allocate $50,000 from the general fund contingency budget to support continued cleanup efforts in the wake of this week's ice storm, which sent trees and limbs crashing onto homes and power lines.

February 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall man convicted of shooting teenager in leg

A Hall County man was convicted Friday in Superior Court for firing four times at another man at City Park.

February 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Downed tree, explosions delayed firefighters’ efforts at large house fire

Firefighters had to clear a downed tree, shuttle water, work in frigid temperatures and beware of exploding ammunition as they battled a large house fire late Thursday night.

February 20, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Case moves forward for man accused of shooting at police

The case against an Oakwood man accused of firing a sawed-off shotgun in the direction of Oakwood Police moved on to Superior Court on Friday morning.

February 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Another blast of winter may be headed our way

Whether you've recovered from your latest bout with winter weather or not, brace yourself: More may be on the way.

February 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Trees took a hit after ice, wind during the week

It's been a tough week for all of North Georgia.

February 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Many local events rescheduled due to ice storm

  • The University of North Georgia's College Goal Georgia event, originally set for Thursday at the Cumming campus, has been rescheduled to 5:30 p.m. March 5. The free event helps college-bound students and their parents complete forms required to apply for federal financial aid. The campus is located at 300 Aquatic Circle in Cumming.

February 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Three entrepreneurs inducted into the Business Hall of Fame

Three local entrepreneurs were inducted into the 2015 Northeast Georgia Business Hall of Fame at a banquet Thursday at the Chattahoochee Country Club in Gainesville.

February 19, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Local


Folks in Hall County struggling to find places to stay warm overnight

For once, it's OK to sleep in church.

February 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dozens of South Hall County residents attend Spout Springs Road meeting

South Hall residents Frank and Judy Margavio don't live on Spout Springs Road but sure drive it enough.

February 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch City Council approves sewer amendment with Buford

An amendment to an agreement between Flowery Branch and Buford exchanges two sewer service areas between the cities.

February 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Proposed tax would help Flowery Branch redevelopment

A visit to downtown Flowery Branch will often provide a view of a city employee crossing Main Street, going from one government office to another on opposite sides of the street.

February 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Lula City Council OKs June election to fill Vicky Chambers' seat

Lula officials approved a special election June 16 to replace late Councilwoman Vicky Chambers.

February 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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