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New Flowery Branch city clerk on the job

Marja Burney was looking for a job closer to home and got a bonus in the process - no more Gwinnett County traffic jams.

June 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall officials expect long budget talks Thursday

The Hall County Commission may have to pull an all-nighter Thursday.

June 06, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


New Super Walmart brings jobs to Habersham

For a small county in a struggling economy, 140 new jobs is big news.

June 06, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Medical Center Foundation dedicates peace garden

Patients of the Northeast Georgia Medical Center now have a quiet place to escape the anxiety of the hospital.

June 06, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Gainesville schools OK budget with no tax rate change

The Gainesville City Schools Board of Education gave its first OK to the 2011-2012 budget Monday night but had to dig hard into reserves to make ends meet.

June 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Schools Board gives initial approval to 2012 budget, school calendar

The Hall County Schools Board adopted its preliminary fiscal year 2012 budget and 2011-2012 school calendar at a called meeting Monday night.

June 06, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Hall County's greenest thumbs show off yards

Hall County Master Gardeners hosted "In Our Own Back Yards" garden tour Saturday, a fundraiser for the volunteer program aimed at educating the community in horticultural practices.

June 05, 2011 | BY SAVANNAH KING sking@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Chain saw carving event showcases 'hard work'

Walking onto the field at the Buzz in the Blue Ridge Chainsaw Carving Extravaganza is like stepping into a giant bee hive.

June 05, 2011 | Savannah King sking@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Forsyth County’s school board may discuss tax hike

In the face of mounting concern and confusion, Forsyth County's school board may discuss the school system's millage rate at a meeting next week.

June 05, 2011 | BY JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


Heat wave continues, though not as severe

Grin and sweat it - that's about all we can do.

June 05, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man captures Civil War sentiment with replica flags

SAUTEE-NACOOCHEE - A trip to the Georgia Capitol about 10 years ago started a hobby for Robert Banks that has put him in demand, especially with 150th anniversary observations of the Civil War.

June 05, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Roads panels to work with DOT on final project lists

Hall County has 24 projects vying for the final regional transportation list going to voters next summer.

June 05, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville, Hall schools focus on 2012 budget

The Hall County Schools Board is holding a public meeting tonight to present its tentative fiscal year 2012 budget, which will go up for adoption on June 23.

June 05, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Jackson County teen clinic to open

Jackson County boasts the highest teen birth rate in the region, a statistic Kendra Hibler hopes to curb through the Teen Matters Jackson County health clinic.

June 05, 2011 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Jumping off bridges is risky pastime

Some things should go without saying. But to the daredevils who missed the memo, local law enforcement are sending the message loud and clear: Stop jumping from bridges.

June 05, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


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Lakeview senior is National Merit Scholar semifinalist

Dhruv Gaur, a senior at Lakeview Academy, has been named a National Merit Scholar semifinalist. He is the only Hall County student on the list.

September 19, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Davis Middle School seeks more business reps for career fair

Davis Middle School in Flowery Branch is seeking more business representatives for its Davis Discovery Career Fair on Oct. 28.

September 19, 2016 | | Local


Attempted rape case hearing postponed

A Gainesville man's probable cause hearing for charges of attempted rape and false imprisonment was postponed two weeks.

September 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County gas stations dry up as pipeline company works to send fuel

Gas stations across Gainesville, Hall County and the entire state were reporting fuel shortages Monday after a pipeline company in Alabama reported a break over ...

September 19, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Two people robbed in Gainesville Waffle House parking lot

Two people were robbed in a Waffle House parking lot Monday morning, police said.

September 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Woman opens new Gainesville preschool offering flexible hours

Arbendette Van quit her job of nearly 25 years to follow her passion: early childhood education.

September 18, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Conservation groups seek to weigh in on Georgia-Florida water wars case

Several big-name conservation organizations are seeking to give input to the U.S. Supreme Court battle between Florida and Georgia over water sharing in a ...

September 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Firefighters collecting boot drive donations for burn survivors this week

Gainesville Fire Department members are kicking off a boot drive this week to raise money for the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.

September 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall Marine veteran seeks retroactive tax break for fully disabled veterans

An uphill battle is nothing new to Russell Rego, but the Hall County resident keeps pushing like the 21-year Marine veteran he is.

September 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Vote Trump or Clinton? Many in Hall are cool to both

The old philosophy of choosing the "lesser of two evils" in the voting booth isn't working for some Hall County residents and students during ...

September 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


North Hall senior leaps into Korean culture, language

A North Hall High School junior got "kind of enthralled with the (Korean) culture," her dad said, and she decided she wanted to learn the ...

September 18, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


New store in Main Street Market offers handmade, eclectic home goods

Leigh Anne Finley started painting and refinishing furniture years ago.

September 18, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Clermont festival gets a jump-start on autumn

Fall is on the way to North Georgia, and even if it seems the weather hasn't gotten the message, soon it will be time ...

September 17, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Art in the Square a hands-on experience

Every town, no matter how small, has its own unique art scene. It might just be one man or woman making painted birdhouses in their ...

September 17, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


SLIDESHOW: Music backed by harmony of caring at John Jarrard concert

Music lovers gathered Saturday night not only to hear great performances but contribute to their community at the 15th annual John Jarrard Benefit Concert Saturday ...

September 17, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


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