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Court budget restraints could be eased

An improving state financial outlook could mean a boost in funding to Hall County's judiciary after years of cutbacks.

January 23, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Hall schools board to review new courses

There will be some new courses added to Hall County's curricula next year, pending board approval tonight.

January 23, 2012 | Dallas Duncan | Local


More rain in store for area this week

Thunderstorms were expected to sweep through the area overnight, according to the National Weather Service, which had issued a hazardous weather outlook for Hall and surrounding counties.

January 22, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Braselton police call tag reader a ‘cool tool’

For the Braselton Police Department and other law enforcement agencies, the introduction of "cool tools" are giving police more weapons in their crime-fighting arsenal.

January 22, 2012 | By LeAnne Akin Times regional staff | Local


A wish is granted with store shopping spree

A Gainesville teen celebrated the one-year anniversary of his kidney transplant Saturday with his family and volunteers from the Make-A-Wish Foundation by going on a shopping spree.

January 22, 2012 | Meghan Schuler | Local


For many residents, Hall Transit is the only way to ride

A white Hall Area Transit bus pulls up to the Avita Community Service clinic in Gainesville and its doors open.

January 22, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Hall commissioners to consider Oakwood road plan

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will consider Oakwood's proposal this week to annex roads that would connect the South Hall city to Lake Lanier.

January 22, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ga. agriculture faces a growing labor problem

When Georgia passed House Bill 87, the Illegal Immigration Reform and Reinforcement Act of 2011, the agriculture industry struggled with a sudden labor loss statewide.

January 22, 2012 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Shift from hard labor blamed on economy, attitudes

America has a labor conundrum: Its unemployment rate continues to rise and yet some industries can't find enough workers.

January 22, 2012 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Cellphones smuggled into prisons alarm state officials

The Hall County Correctional Institute has encountered its share of what state officials call an "epidemic" of illegal cellphones being smuggled into Georgia prisons.

January 22, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


A local link fans ‘Love’ at the movies

Fans of Chandler Massey braved the rainy weather Friday night to watch his big-screen debut.

January 21, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


Community leaders watch Hall classes in action

It was back to school for about 40 community leaders who toured Hall County classrooms Friday while school was in session.

January 21, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Legislature may put teeth in dog law

Sometimes man's best friends have been known to lash out against people or other animals.

January 21, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Strong storms expected this weekend

Rain is back with a vengeance.

January 21, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Braselton's Hamilton State takes over Ga. bank

North Georgia's Hamilton State Bank is about to expand its reach as it takes over failed First State Bank of Stockbridge.

January 21, 2012 | From staff reports | 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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