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No tax hike for Oakwood, but little growth expected in 2011

OAKWOOD - No tax increase is planned for Oakwood in 2011, but with the economy still in neutral, the city isn't expecting any kind of spike in revenues either.

October 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local




Hall libraries add test prep, language software

The Hall County Library System is able to offer more test preparation and language learning services with the help of the Internet.

October 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Plane crash survivors return to U.S.

A Jackson County couple who survived an August plane crash on a small island off the Colombian coast is now in Miami, where the husband is scheduled for another surgery today.

October 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


College students slow to catch onto Red Rabbit buses

The new Red Rabbit Route 7 started up more than a month ago, and numbers show that ridership is lagging.

October 04, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Life Chain event draws about 200 to busy Gainesville intersection

About 200 people spread out Sunday afternoon on sidewalks at Jesse Jewell and E.E. Butler parkways to demonstrate against abortion.

October 03, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Llama competition spotlights ‘intelligent animals’ abilities

They are fuzzy. They are cute. And owners of them say that you cannot have just one.

October 03, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Blue Sky Concert series set for Wednesdays in October

October is here, meaning it's time for the fall edition of the Blue Sky Concert series.

October 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fire Prevention Week puts focus on residential safety

Gainesville and Hall County firefighters will remind students how to "stop, drop and roll" during the next few days for National Fire Prevention Week.

October 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Lecture focuses on teaching science

North Georgia College & State University continues a lecture series tonight with a look at engaging science students.

October 03, 2010 | | Local


Hall beats state, nation in carpooling

Tracey Robertson knows the value of carpooling.

October 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Oakwood budget won’t change much in 2011

With a weak economy still bearing down, Oakwood plans to put forward a 2011 budget Monday evening that may look like a copy from this year.

October 03, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dyer plays role in federal goal to update No Child Left Behind

The No Child Left Behind Act's rising expectations are leaving many Georgia schools behind, as a growing number are penalized for missing federal academic targets.

October 03, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Petit Le Mans fans get revved up for a day at the track

BRASELTON - Phillip Gross leaned in as his three children, ages 4 to 7, stood at the open door of the race car and stared wide-eyed as the suited-up driver talked about his vehicle.

October 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bargain-hunters descend on Harvest Thrift Sale

Thrift-sale shoppers can be like cheetahs.

October 02, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


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Authorities: Cheer program treasurer accused of stealing funds

The treasurer of a junior cheer program in Hall County was charged with taking thousands of dollars from the program's fund.

January 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hear personal stories of housing struggles at Voices

Lisa Chester lived in and out of public housing growing up.

January 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Minority neighborhoods exist along clear lines in Hall

The streets are narrow in some of Gainesville's poorest neighborhoods. There are no traffic lights there, only stop signs and railroad crossings and dump ...

January 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man charged with murder of brother in South Forsyth

January 27, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Davis Middle School student wins Hall County Spelling Bee

Yared DeAnda, a 14-year-old eighth-grader at Davis Middle School, won the 2016 Hall County Spelling Bee.

January 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Public housing provides affordable homes, but hard environment

Public housing can seem like both a blessing and a curse to those who call the projects home.

January 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Residents share ideas, concerns for Flowery Branch at plan meeting

Revitalizing Flowery Branch's Old Town area is key to the future of the South Hall city, according to residents who attended a meeting Tuesday ...

January 26, 2016 | LeAnne Akin | Local


Relay for Life kicks off fundraising season

Leonardo da Vinci believed the color purple increased the power of meditation and thinking, and opera composer Richard Wagner called the color violet his inspiration.

January 26, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville officials hope to start work on ‘regional’ athletic complex

Gainesville recreation officials are ready to start developing their idea for a "regional" park complex. They have appropriated $450,000 for design work on the ...

January 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Sign-holding officers seek to cut down on texting and driving

Holding cardboard signs along E.E. Butler and Jesse Jewell parkways, Jessica Van and Drew Reed weren't looking for money.

January 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police investigate theft of thousands from auto dealership

The woman police had identified as a suspect in the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars from Carriage Nissan apparently killed herself Thursday as ...

January 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Juvenile law expert speaking Thursday at Lakeview

J. Tom Morgan, district attorney of DeKalb County for 12 years and a specialist in prosecuting crimes against children, will speak to parents and students ...

January 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Many local rental spaces leave residents frustrated with rundown conditions

While availability and cost impedes access to affordable housing, the poor physical condition of many units in Gainesville reveals the need to overhaul the existing ...

January 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Elton Maddox named Workhorse of the Year at Poultry Expo

ATLANTA - Elton Maddox, president and CEO of Oakwood-based Wayne Farms and a past U.S. Poultry & Egg Association chairman, was named USPOULTRY's Workhorse of ...

January 25, 2016 | For The Times | Local


Gainesville Police charge man with rape at Motel 6

A Gainesville man is accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a Gainesville motel.

January 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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