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Missing exemption raises property tax bills for many

Receiving a tax bill is never welcomed, especially one that is up to $200 higher than the previous year's.

October 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local






Oktoberfest still going strong

HELEN - Oktoberfest seems almost recession-proof.

October 11, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Black bear sightings increase

DAWSONVILLE - Firefighters at Station 6 near Big Canoe have learned not to leave the bay door open for even a few minutes after recently finding bear prints and overturned trash inside.

October 11, 2009 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Few are getting H1N1 vaccine

With thousands of H1N1 vaccinations available, area health officials are doing something they didn't expect - waiting for willing participants.

October 11, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Healthy living the theme for “Harvest” event

Living well is the best prevention.

October 11, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Mother grateful for help in wake of son’s death

HOSCHTON - While most of Pam Tolbert's children know her as "momma," to her son, John Richard Nash, she was always "mother."

October 11, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Deadline is Tuesday for dock permit requests

The deadline to seek a boat dock permit on Lake Lanier is Tuesday.

October 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Doss-Luna has grown up with Oakwood, plans to stay there

OAKWOOD - Oakwood was a far different place when Patti Doss-Luna arrived in the small town, a young mom entering the work force because "I needed the job."

October 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawson County boy dies after hunting accident

An 11-year-old boy died at an Atlanta hospital Friday night after an accidental shooting at an adult-child hunting event in Dawson County, officials said.

October 10, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


With autism diagnoses rising, a cause is sought

When twins Brett and Blake Stallworth were just 12 months old, their parents began to notice that something wasn't quite right.

October 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


NGCSU promotes first female brigade commander

DAHLONEGA - Cadet Col. Ashlie Shrewsbury wakes most mornings at 6:45 a.m. and changes into her gray shirt and black shorts like every other cadet at North Georgia College & State University.

October 10, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Sales tax collections still slumping

The recession may be over, but sales tax revenues have yet to show it.

October 10, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Mule Camp Market’s downhome flavor makes it an annual favorite

The rain from Friday night may have left behind some gray clouds over Mule Camp Market on Saturday morning, but the weather wasn't going to get festival lovers down.

October 10, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


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Hall officials split on budget options, others undecided

The two budget scenarios Hall County officials are considering for the 2016 fiscal year boil down to whether to approve a tax increase or use additional reserve funds to balance the spending plan.

June 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Plaintiffs in Chestatee prayer case may proceed anonymously

A U.S. District Judge granted the American Humanist Association's motion Tuesday to allow the three plaintiffs in the Chestatee High School prayer case to stay anonymous.

June 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


With changes to alcohol regulations, what’s next for Gainesville?

For a community long accustomed to unusual restrictions on the sale and consumption of alcohol, it's been a remarkable change of pace for Gainesville to amend its ordinances over the last year or so to accommodate businesses serving up beer, liquor and wine.

June 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge & Bar: North Hall student indicted in alleged bomb threat

A North Hall High School senior was indicted on June 11 for his alleged threat at the school in February.

June 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Sugar Hill Elementary educates, entertains during summer school

At Sugar Hill Elementary School, summer school is more than remedial classes. It also includes hands-on workshops with Home Depot, lessons from historical re-enactors and visits from the Hall County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit.

June 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Cook Out coming to Oakwood

Cook Out Restaurants is expanding in Hall County, adding an Oakwood location that also will serve as a regional payroll operation.

June 17, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chick-fil-A opens to large crowds

Opening day at the relocated Chick-fil-A on Dawsonville Highway was met with an overwhelming response Wednesday.

June 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


‘Speed likely a factor’ in motorcycle wreck

After flipping her motorcycle in a high speed crash on Browns Bridge Wednesday, a motorcyclist was transported via ambulance to Northeast Georgia Medical Center-Gainesville.

June 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville school officials, stakeholders discuss strengths, weaknesses

Gainesville parents, school officials, principals and administrators old and new met in the choir room at the Gainesville High School Performing Arts Center, pulling their chairs into a circle to discuss what's going on in city schools.

June 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville approves pay study, raises for current employees

On average, employees of the city of Gainesville earn 7.7 percent less for entry level pay than their counterparts elsewhere in the state, and 2.1 percent below market at the middle of each pay grade, according to the results of a new study released Tuesday.

June 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Eyes on the Road: Work could start next spring on U.S. 129 widening

If funding is in place, the U.S. 129/Athens Highway widening project in East Hall could go out for bids later this year, with work starting next spring.

June 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Seniors team with food bank to give free meals weekly

A group of women all dressed in yellow serve fruit, bacon and grits to anyone who walks through their doors.

June 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Beatty, Kriews head into runoff for Flowery Branch council seat

Flowery Branch voters chose one new council member in Tuesday's special election, but they aren't quite done yet as they'll head back to the polls for a runoff on July 14.

June 16, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Medical marijuana registry, commission now up and running

Tuesday was a landmark day in Georgia for supporters of medical marijuana.

June 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Longtime resident wins Lula council seat

In a low-key special election that didn't rouse much voter interest, 25-year Lula resident Marvin Moore was elected Tuesday night to serve on the City Council.

June 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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