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New Hall budget proposal has no tax hike but cuts jobs

Just days before the new budget year starts, at least two Hall County commissioners say they have a new proposal for the county that won't raise taxes and won't shut down the parks department.

June 29, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Vote is on for new state license plate

The Georgia license plate is getting a makeover, but officials want some help from residents to get the process started.

June 29, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Georgia wins legal battle in water wars

An appellate court has overturned a 2-year-old decision that would have severely limited how Hall County, and much of metro Atlanta, could withdraw water from Lake Lanier.

June 29, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Longtime Dawsonville official dies at 92

A man who spent nearly four decades serving the city of Dawsonville died Monday at age 92 following a period of declining health.

June 28, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Hall school board to auction items

The Hall County school board is aiming to make a little bit of money this morning by auctioning off vehicles, lawn mowers and a host of other surplus items to the public.

June 28, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Cornelia man faces second vehicular homicide charge

A Cornelia man with an extensive criminal history was charged over the weekend with vehicular homicide for the second time since 2004.

June 28, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Veterans group holding benefit for shipping ‘clinic’

A national veterans support group started by a Hall County native is sponsoring a dinner cruise on Lake Lanier Thursday to help fund a shipping event next month.

June 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Summer campers learn about pop art at Quinlan

For 10-year-old Caitlin Geiger, art camp is more than just a chance to get out of the house.

June 28, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Snakes a common problem in North Ga.

They say snakes are more afraid of you than you are of them - an easy claim to make when you're not the one standing face to face with a venomous copperhead.

June 28, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Law pulls drugs off shelves

Look behind the counter of your neighborhood gas station and you just might be surprised at what you see.

June 28, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Lightning spawns home fires on Sunday night

A storm Sunday night spawned a couple of lightning strikes that caused home fires.

June 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Board makes no decision on Hall parks

A meeting of the Hall County Parks and Leisure Services board Monday raised more questions than it provided answers to the agency's ongoing budget struggle.

June 27, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Weekend drowning victim found near Buford Dam

Authorities searched for 1 1/2 days, sweeping an area surrounding Buford Dam, before finally finding a Forest Park man who drowned after attending a church baptism.

June 27, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge blocks portions of immigration law enforcement

A federal judge responsible for deciding the merits of Georgia's new anti-immigration law has agreed to temporarily block enforcement of some of the law's most embattled parts.

June 27, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


New aquatic center will open today in Cumming

Get your bathing suits, sunscreen and beach towels ready. The Cumming Aquatic Center is opening today.

June 26, 2011 | By Crystal Ledford Times regional staff | Local


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Lawsuit: Georgia voter registration process violates the law

A federal lawsuit claims Georgia's voter registration process violates the Voting Rights Act and has prevented tens of thousands of people from being able ...

September 14, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Millie’s opens temporary location on Thompson Bridge Road after fire

It's still overwhelming for June Kinsey to think about all the community support she has received in the five-plus weeks since an Aug. 9 ...

September 14, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Search continues for UGA student missing on Lake Lanier

Search efforts continued Wednesday for a 19-year-old University of Georgia student who went missing while kayaking on Lake Lanier last week.

September 14, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


WomenSource’s annual Power of the Purse draws crowd

A neurosurgeon, a single mother, a nurse and a high school student walked a catwalk Tuesday evening at the Chattahoochee Country Club.

September 14, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Prosecutors describe 'grisly, ghastly, horrific' crime as murder trial begins

Two storylines emerged Tuesday morning as attorneys laid out how Iris Romero-Banegas, 43, was stabbed repeatedly.

September 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


University of North Georgia among top regional schools

The University of North Georgia ranked 24th among public regional universities in the South, according to U.S. News & World Report.

September 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Advocates look to Atlanta homeless program for answers

Gainesville resident Doug Hanson has a passion for helping the homeless.

September 13, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oakwood’s partnership with YMCA coming to an end

The Georgia Mountains YMCA's 5-year stay in Oakwood appears to be ending.

September 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Business ‘owners’ pitch ideas to ‘sharks’ at seminar

Three "owners" of businesses received financing offers from the Lake Lanier Sharks on Tuesday morning, but only two accepted the offers.

September 13, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Bear cub killed by car on Ga. 400 in North Forsyth

September 13, 2016 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


Atlanta Falcons football clinic for moms emphasizes safety

Buddy Curry shared stories from his football playing days and highlighted how concussions were previously underestimated for years, shrugged off as a mere "ding."

September 13, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Oakwood taxes could go up in 2017

A declining property tax digest expected to produce lower revenues has Oakwood officials looking at raising the tax rate in 2017 just to stay even ...

September 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jury selected for trial of Gainesville woman who allegedly killed girlfriend of her ex-boyfriend

Attorneys finalized their picks for the jury around 6 p.m. Monday in the murder trial for Ofelia Barrera-Rodriguez, who allegedly killed the girlfriend of ...

September 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


3 Hall County Schools building projects planned

Hall County Schools plan three building projects in the next year - an expansion of Lanier Charter Career Academy and new technology department, a new fieldhouse ...

September 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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