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Gainesville school taxes may drop

Gainesville taxpayers may see a slight property tax decrease next year under the city Board of Education's proposed spending plan, but continued money problems at the state level will cause system employees to have a reduced work schedule.

June 19, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Hall County water rates may increase

Pending approval from the Gainesville City Council, water rates in Hall County are likely on the rise.

June 19, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Power restored to area customers after storm

A strong thunderstorm struck in the Gainesville and North Hall County area late Saturday afternoon, knocking over trees and power lines and leaving thousands of residents without power.

June 19, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Jumpers avoid injury while escaping Dawson County fire

DAWSONVILLE - An early morning fire at an apartment complex in Dawson County displaced four families and forced several people to jump from a second floor window to escape the blaze early Saturday.

June 19, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Church vows to carry on after blaze

An East Hall County church first built in 1875 had much of its structure destroyed by a fire late Friday night.

June 19, 2011 | Keith Albertson | Local


State senator from Forsyth County faces property foreclosure

CUMMING - Financial troubles don't seem to be improving for state Sen. Jack Murphy of Forsyth County.

June 19, 2011 | BY JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


Event puts focus on independence for disabled

Charles Roberts' life changed dramatically after a car accident in 1984.

June 19, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Lake volunteers live, work at village near Buford Dam

BUFORD - The retired couple gets the question all the time: "You have a house in Florida and you come up here to live?"

June 18, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dads getting involved in kids’ schools

A generation ago, mothers were the ones who came to parent-teacher conferences, who diligently appeared at Parent-Teacher Organization meetings, who brought cupcakes for birthdays and holiday parties for their children's classmates to enjoy.

June 18, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Ex-Dawson clerk of courts pleads guilty to tax evasion, fraud

Dawson County's former clerk of courts pleaded guilty Friday to federal tax evasion and bankruptcy fraud.

June 18, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Hall school lunches will go up a nickel

A new federal guideline means a 5 cents increase in the price of Hall County school lunches.

June 18, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


2 killed, another hurt in Forsyth wrecks

Two people, including a teenager, were killed over an 11-hour span in unrelated wrecks on Forsyth County roads.

June 18, 2011 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Lightning can strike without warning

After lightning shows this past week and a weather forecast with plenty of thunderstorm chances ahead, emergency management officials are reminding residents not to underestimate the dangers of lightning.

June 18, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Program links kids with bikes and exercise

Children and bicycles just seem to go together, and that is the way a few area organizations would like to keep it.

June 18, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Bugle and drum corps plays at Riverside Military Academy

As the sun set behind them, 150 of the country's best young drummers, buglers and color guard members raced across Maginnis Field at Riverside Military Academy.

June 18, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


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Gainesville man charged with attempted murder

A grand jury returned a more serious charge of attempted murder for a Gainesville man accused of shooting an acquaintance multiple times.

March 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch man accused of stabbing man in chest, face

A Flowery Branch man is accused of stabbing an acquaintance in the chest, leg and face, according to authorities.

March 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Women encourage others to invent the selves they want to be

Excelling and making a difference was a common theme among the five women who shared their stories with attendees of Brenau University's fourth annual ...

March 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Chestatee teacher among suspects in $6M drug bust in Oakwood

Authorities seized more than $6 million worth of cocaine and heroin Thursday from a home on Crawford Oaks Drive in Oakwood.

March 17, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Rabid skunks, raccoon reported in Hall

Two rabid skunks were found recently in Hall County.

March 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man gets 8-year sentence in 2015 credit union heist

A Gainesville man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison after pleading guilty to robbing a credit union in Homer in 2015.

March 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County files response, motion to dismiss class-action pension lawsuit

Hall County filed a response Wednesday to the estimated $75 million class action pension lawsuit, claiming in its motion to dismiss that it had the ...

March 17, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Woman accused of molesting 13-year-old boy

A woman is accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy, police said.

March 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Townhouse project may transform ‘blighted’ midtown

A private development company is partnering with the city of Gainesville to raze vacant, dilapidated homes in midtown and build townhouse-style rental properties.

March 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


International economic reps from 11 countries tour Hall businesses, colleges

International economic representatives from 11 countries toured Hall County on Thursday to help them better be able to go back to their home countries and ...

March 16, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Amazon surprises World Language Academy students with 45 tablets

When World Language Academy Co-Principal Brittney Bennett got an email about a local business possibly donating some supplies, she didn't know who, what or ...

March 16, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall authorities arrest man wanted in alleged tree removal scam

A Flowery Branch man accused of accepting payment for tree removal work without finishing the job has been arrested in Hall County.

March 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall unemployment rate rises to 4.8 percent

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate in January ticked up to 4.8 percent, six-tenths of a percentage point higher than in December. In January 2016 ...

March 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Seven injured when Sheriff's Office car, van crash

A Hall County Sheriff's Office car carrying a suspect to jail crashed into a van late Wednesday night when the van was turning left ...

March 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


3 face murder charges in November death of US marshal from Flowery Branch

Three people have been arrested in the shooting death of a U.S. marshal from Flowery Branch late last year.

March 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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