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Flowery Branch moves toward street light charge

Flowery Branch is moving forward on a possible plan to charge residents for street lights, perhaps as a fee tacked onto property tax bills going out this fall.

September 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Drought worsens in Georgia, Hall County

Dry weather conditions have gotten worse in Hall County, which is now in moderate to severe drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor's report released Thursday.

September 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bond denied for former deputy charged with child porn

A judge denied bond Thursday to Christopher Thomas Davis, a former White County sheriff's deputy facing production of child pornography charges.

September 01, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Election qualifying continues in parts of Hall

Qualifying for this November's municipal elections continued Thursday for some area cities.

September 01, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Community centers charging fees

Community centers in Hall County instituted new fees Thursday in an attempt to gain a level of self-sufficiency.

September 01, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Gainesville teen accused of shooting into apartment

Gainesville Police arrested a Gainesville teenager and charged him in connection with shots fired into an occupied unit at Ridgecrest Apartments Wednesday night, though no one was injured.

September 01, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Schofield named 1 of 4 finalists for superintendent of year

Hall County Schools superintendent Will Schofield has been named a finalist for 2012 Superintendent of the Year.

September 01, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Firefighters hike 110 stories to honor 9/11 victims

Before their collapse, the World Trade Center's Twin Towers stood at 1,350 feet and 110 stories.

August 31, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Petition to recall Lutz withdrawn

A group looking to recall the election of Hall County Commissioner Craig Lutz has withdrawn its application.

August 31, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Four children, adult injured in accident

Two children were flown to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston after an early Wednesday morning wreck on Mount Vernon and Jim Hood roads in North Hall.

August 31, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


County officials concerned about new state House maps

New state House districts drawn for Hall County will likely present challenges for elections officials and residents alike, said residents and county officials who spoke at a community meeting on new political maps.

August 31, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Graves: Congress must focus on jobs, economy

Meeting with residents who packed the Forsyth County Administration Building Wednesday night, U.S. Rep. Tom Graves said jobs and the economy are the top issues the government should be dealing with right now.

August 31, 2011 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville residents help Irene victims

As residents across the east coast clean up after Hurricane Irene, a group of Gainesville residents continues to offer aid to those affected by the storm.

August 31, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Brenau program saving endangered species

There are a lot of little green things growing in Jessi Shrout and Heather Gladfelter's lab at Brenau University.

August 31, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Local businesswoman to run against Hamrick for Gainesville council seat

As qualifying wrapped up in Gainesville and some other area cities on Wednesday, local businesswoman Debra Harkrider filed papers stating her official intention to run for the Gainesville City Council.

August 31, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


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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


Georgia chamber president: Hall has prosperity, but also serious poverty

Despite economic positives, such as job growth, Hall County has a serious poverty issue that it needs to deal with, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce ...

June 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Auto industry supplier bringing 200 jobs to Buford

Gov. Nathan Deal Tuesday announced that Carcoustics, a supplier to the automotive industry, will create 200 jobs and invest $6 million in a new Buford ...

June 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Rep. Doug Collins calls shooting at congressional baseball practice ‘pure evil’

Ninth District U.S. Rep. Doug Collins was not at a congressional baseball practice just outside Washington where several people were shot Wednesday morning.

June 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


2 Georgia inmates remain on run after killing 2 prison guards

June 14, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Hall woman hopes to fund children’s advocacy group through thrift store

After hearing the heartfelt stories from children's advocates at Christmas, a Hall County woman said she is trying to keep the donations going year-round.

June 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall and its cities must agree on how to deliver services or lose out on state money

Hall County government officials say they are confident they will get a Service Delivery Strategy agreement done with the municipalities before a June 30 deadline ...

June 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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