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Ask The Times: You ask and we answer

If you've been wondering about something in your community, Ask The Times is your place to get it answered. The following questions were submitted by readers and answered through the efforts of our news staff.

March 02, 2012 | | Local


Habersham attorney earns state appointment

Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed James C. "Jim" Weidner to the Georgia Superior Court Clerks Cooperative Authority.

March 02, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


North Gwinnett man to seek new state House seat

A freshly minted state House district in Hall and Gwinnett counties has its first candidate.

March 02, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Buyers warned of Forsyth County subdivision’s problems

Buyers of lots in a northeastern Forsyth County subdivision, beware.

March 02, 2012 | BY ALYSSA LARENZIE Times regional staff | Local


Tornado warnings expire; watch continues until 5 a.m.

A stormy night in North Georgia led to two reports of tornados in the area, with warning sirens sounding in Hall County. There were no immediate reports of damage.

March 02, 2012 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Liquor store owners say Sunday alcohol sales are flat

Alcohol sales have not seen a noticeable increase since Gainesville, Flowery Branch and Oakwood passed Sunday sales ordinances last year, according to local convenience and liquor store managers.

March 01, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Gainesville drafts new urban redevelopment plan

In an effort to improve economic viability in distressed areas, Gainesville officials are offering an urban redevelopment plan that could bring tax credit for new jobs in some areas.

March 01, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Fair Street School demolition set for Monday

The Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School will take the first step in its makeover when demolition begins at 8 a.m. Monday.

March 01, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Seats, shelters on the way for Hall bus stops

Efforts to install some 30 "Simme-Seats" at Hall Area Transit stops - a first for the bus system - could take place this spring.

March 01, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ga., Ala. immigration laws await high court

ATLANTA - A panel of federal appeals court judges in Georgia said today it will wait for direction from the U.S. Supreme Court before deciding the constitutionality of Georgia and Alabama's immigration laws.

March 01, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville school bus involved in accident

A Gainesville school bus struck a construction trash bin this morning on Lakeshore Circle.

March 01, 2012 | | Local


GSC campus votes in mock presidential primary

The nation will find out how Georgia votes in the 2012 presidential primary next Tuesday, but on the campus of Gainesville State College, the students, faculty and staff have already made their choice. Well, sort of.

March 01, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Gingrich offers bold ideas to beat Obama

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich pitched himself as the boldest presidential candidate with the right vision for America before a crowd of a few hundred supporters Wednesday night at the Gainesville Civic Center.

March 01, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Gingrich looks to Ga. to fuel comeback

Moments after he addressed a Gainesville crowd Wednesday evening, Newt Gingrich got word of a headline on a news website that he, like "Lazarus," might be rising again.

March 01, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Texting error leads to lockdowns at West Hall middle, high schools

An auto corrected text message, accidentally sent to the wrong number, was the catalyst to lockdowns Wednesday at West Hall middle and high schools.

March 01, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


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Police: Man accused of falsely reporting robbery

A Gainesville man is accused of falsely reporting a robbery earlier this month on Cleveland Highway in Gainesville, police said.

June 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Habersham couple plead not guilty to 340 animal abuse charges

A Habersham County couple pleaded not guilty to 340 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty stemming from the April seizure of more than 400 animals from ...

June 16, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Deputy, adults, child injured in exchange of gunfire in East Hall

A deputy was shot and multiple adults and a child injured in an exchange of gunfire in East Hall around midnight Thursday.

June 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch OKs millage rate that could hike taxes for some residents

A property tax increase is in store for Flowery Branch residents who had property reassessed at higher values this year.

June 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall's proposed tax increase brings opposition at public hearings

Those who turned up to Hall County's two public hearings on Thursday were clear: They don't want a tax increase.

June 16, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville water project to connect 130 properties

By this time next year, more than 100 homeowners who are currently getting their water from wells will be connected to the city of Gainesville ...

June 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Local law enforcement taking more precautions with drug evidence

In the wake of new opioid overdoses, local law enforcement agencies are changing some protocols in how they interact with evidence.

June 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Poet brings verses of freedom to Juneteenth celebration

Gainesville-born poet Doris davenport decided long ago to lowercase the d in her last name as a statement of sorts about her independence of thought ...

June 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville man accused of manufacturing explosives, marijuana

A Gainesville man is accused of manufacturing an explosive device and marijuana after components and plants were reportedly found by authorities.

June 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Demolition of old Hall jail ramps up

Demolition of the former Hall County jail on South Main Street in Gainesville is well underway, and requests for some of the historic bricks are ...

June 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Commenters oppose Hall tax increase in morning hearing, another hearing coming at 6 p.m.

Some of them frustrated by the one-two punch of assessment increases and higher taxes, a few dozen people turned out to the first public hearing ...

June 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Employee raises, law enforcement costs are driving Hall tax increase

Hall County's 26 percent tax rate increase - and its $6.7 million general fund spending jump - is mostly fueled by a 2.5 percent ...

June 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Turner, Wood & Smith buys city land for new building

An insurance company with ties to the community for more than 100 years plans to build a new office building next to the Frances Meadows ...

June 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


New law creates tax-free savings accounts for disabled Georgians

Disabled Georgians will have access to tax-free savings accounts after the creation of Georgia STABLE.

June 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Top Work-Based Learning programs get training in Hall

Georgia high schools are placing a greater emphasis on student opportunities for work experience in potential careers integrated into the school curriculum.

June 14, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


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