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Gainesville OKs 3 new tornado sirens

Gainesville City Council voted Tuesday to fund three emergency warning sirens, paying for part of the $60,000 project with grant money.

August 03, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


State lists documents to prove residency

The state's attorney general's office has made public a list of documents that will be accepted to prove the legal status of anyone applying for benefits and licenses from state and local agencies.

August 03, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Nearly 800 turn out for National Night Out

Children got the chance to hold a 37 mm six-shot grenade launcher and get a few school supplies Tuesday evening at National Night Out in Gainesville.

August 02, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Georgia senators, representatives split on debt vote

The debt limit crisis may be over for now, with the agreement passed by Congress and signed into law Tuesday by President Barack Obama, but the debate may continue for a while.

August 02, 2011 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Temperatures could reach 100 today

As temperatures climb, Hall County residents may want to head for the hills. That's what meteorologist Laura Belanger recommends.

August 02, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Panel finishes cutting roads projects

A group of Georgia Mountains elected officials has produced a recommended road projects list for next summer's statewide vote on the 1 percent, 10-year sales tax for transportation.

August 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former parks director assumed he’d be ‘let go’

Recent county government exile Greg Walker said he doesn't have a new job yet, but the former parks director has been looking ever since the Hall County Board of Commissioners voted to cut funding to his department.

August 02, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hawk caused South Hall power outage

A hawk put 9,000 people in South Hall out of power this morning after it landed on equipment inside a substation and caused a short, Jackson EMC spokeswoman Bonnie Jones said.

August 02, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville man returns from helping African refugees

James Jennings of Gainesville and his international relief organization, Conscience International, have returned from the famine-ravaged Horn of Africa, where they helped provide aid to starving refugees.

August 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall schools add technology to help students

The more Hall County school teachers use technology in the classroom, the closer the school board is to achieving its goal of blended learning.

August 02, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Hall's finance staff handling last rites for the poor

Budget cuts in Hall County have made the government's number crunchers the arbiters of taxpayer-funded burials.

August 02, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Red Elephant takes shape at Gainesville High School

The home of the Red Elephants is now home to a 3-ton red elephant sculpture.

August 02, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Gainesville schools get grant for fresh vegetables

Elementary students at three Gainesville schools are about to learn that fresh fruits and vegetables are anything but icky.

August 02, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Walker resigns as head of Hall's parks department

Greg Walker ended his term as Hall County's parks director Monday, the apparent consequence of commissioners' plans to transform recreation services in Hall County.

August 02, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Body found at cemetery identified as Hispanic man

A Hispanic man in his early fifties was found dead Saturday afternoon at Alta Vista Cemetery in Gainesville.

August 02, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | 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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