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Residents are not taking the bait at tax sales

Hall County is holding on to a number of properties that just won't sell.

January 13, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Cause of liquor store fire unknown

A commercial building on Athens Highway burned Wednesday morning in the latest in a spate of cold-weather fires.

January 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local




Braselton man arrested after Tuesday night shooting

A Braselton man has been arrested and charged in the shooting of another man Tuesday night.

January 13, 2010 | Times regional staff | Local


Labor Department hosting jobs summit

One of 10 American adults is looking for work. But if you are among the unemployed, it's easy to feel like you are all alone.

January 13, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Busted pipes plague thawing region

The frigid temperatures may be behind us this week, but many are now dealing with the damage ice has left behind.

January 13, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Rabies and microchip clinic coming in February

The Hall County Animal Shelter will offer a rabies and microchip clinic from 12:30-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center's activity hall.

January 13, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Planning meeting changed for holiday

The Oakwood Planning Commission has rescheduled its January meeting in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The meeting has been moved to 7 p.m. Tuesday from 7 p.m. Monday. It will take place at Oakwood City Hall, 4035 Walnut Circle.

January 13, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Norton hopes initiative sprouts new trees

The Norton Agency planted three trees on its property Tuesday as part of an initiative to replenish the stately trees that line the city's signature thoroughfare.

January 13, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Program to boost credit score education

Unless they are trying to get a loan to buy a new car or home, credit scores aren't something that most people think about regularly.

January 13, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood investigator named city’s top cop for 2009

OAKWOOD - The evidence is strewn around Cpl. Danny Sridej's cubicle in the Oakwood Police Department, including one pile featuring burglary tools, a backpack and computer monitor.

January 13, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Two Hall homes searched in child porn sweep

The homes of two Hall County residents were searched in connection with Tuesday's statewide child pornography sweep, officials said.

January 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Budget cuts may delay 4-year college degree programs

As enrollment continues to swell and state budget cuts loom, Gainesville State College is paving the way for nearly a dozen more bachelor's degree programs.

January 11, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


3 teens charged in burglaries at Featherbone

Gainesville police have charged three Gainesville teenagers with 10 counts of burglaries in the Featherbone Building at 999 Chestnut St.

January 11, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia Mountains Center closed Friday for furlough

The Georgia Mountains Center will be closed Friday for a furlough day. No events were scheduled.

January 11, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Hall faces adoption gap: More kids than parents available

In Hall County, 15 of 63 children free for adoption need a permanent family, a problem the Division of Family and Children Services hopes to solve through a summer marketing campaign.

June 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


New state tax structure for transportation takes effect Wednesday

June 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tadmore turns language barrier into strength

The ability to speak more than one language is a boon when searching for a job, yet many of Hall County's bilingual children have trouble overcoming the disadvantages of poverty and delayed English skills.

June 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Visitors get to 'taste a real tomato’ on farm tour

"Take your pick," Joni Kennedy told a handful of people standing on her porch as they perused refreshments. "Everything we grow fresh here, except the hot dogs."

June 27, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Budget breakdown: Details of Hall County's new funding in spending plan

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved a $93.6 million general fund budget for the 2016 fiscal year with no tax increase on Thursday night.

June 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ask the Times: Reader sheds light on airport racetrack query

In a previous Ask the Times dated June 5, one reader had questions about the existence of a racetrack on the Gainesville airport grounds.

June 26, 2015 | | Local


Brenau’s first physical therapy students begin first semester

Brenau University's first class of physical therapy students are the state's "hungriest, most hardworking" future doctors.

June 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


'Watershed’ and ‘upsetting:’ Same-sex ruling stirs emotions locally

The outcome of Friday's Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage had some Hall County residents and politicians pleased, while others maintained their opposition to the 5-4 landmark decision.

June 26, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Canada pushes for repeal of US food labeling

United States labeling requirements that force meatpackers to list where animals were born, raised and slaughtered have stirred ire among countries that feel the mandates are discriminatory.

June 26, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Coyote sightings in Gainesville raise rabies fears

Residents around Riverside Drive and Island Drive in Gainesville have reported sightings of a possible rabid coyote, an animal whose population is on the rise in North Georgia.

June 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local




House boat a total loss after morning fire

A large, unoccupied houseboat in Buford caught fire Friday morning after suspected electrical malfunctions, authorities said.

June 26, 2015 | | Local


Bojangles' coming to Braselton

Braselton residents don't have to wait until opening day to get their first taste from the city's new Bojangles'.

June 25, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Hall approves mixed-use development, disbands Civil Service Board

The Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved a mixed-use development in South Hall near the new Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton, as well as disbanding the Civil Service Board and changing business licensing fees.

June 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont OKs fireworks ordinance

Clermont Town Council voted Thursday to OK a law regulating the sale and use of consumer fireworks, acting under a state law taking effect Wednesday that expands their sale and use.

June 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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