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Hall and Gainesville school chiefs defend SPLOST tax at South Hall meeting

Hall County and Gainesville school chiefs went on the defensive Thursday on a couple of key sticking points involving the 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax for schools.

March 11, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Early voting on SPLOST will end at 5 p.m. today

Early voting on a 1-cent sales tax for education ends at 5 p.m. today, and about 1,300 votes were cast as of Thursday.

March 11, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Trial witness enlightens jury about gang dispute

Gang members understand what being disrespected by rivals requires.

March 11, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Attempt to downgrade Cool Springs Park fails

An attempt to change the plan for the baseball fields at Cool Springs Park failed following a spat at the Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting Thursday evening.

March 11, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Consolidation helping Gainesville save cash

Gainesville City Council members began listening to budget presentations Thursday and heard positive reports from three departments.

March 11, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Recent rains have Lake Lanier above summer full pool

At one point during the storm that raked across Georgia this week, water was traveling down the Chattahoochee River in Cornelia at 10,000 cubic feet per second, or the equivalent of a maximum release at Buford Dam.

March 10, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Great Decision Lecture Series focuses on financial crisis

Americans are still deciding how to respond to the financial crisis, an economics professor said Thursday night.

March 10, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


More charges filed in stolen grease case

Two of a trio arrested Feb. 18 by a Barrow County Sheriff's Office deputy will face more than 100 counts of theft of used cooking grease from 14 area restaurants, according to Braselton Police Investigator J.D. Gille.

March 10, 2011 | Times regional staff | Local


Piedmont College names new head

Piedmont College named a new president Wednesday following an eight-month search.

March 10, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


7 firms apply for Hall County attorney duties

Seven Northeast Georgia law firms have submitted proposals to serve as Hall County government's new legal representation.

March 09, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Rain causes accidents and some flooding

Rains soaked Gainesville and Hall County, felling at least one tree and causing vehicles to hydroplane.

March 09, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Ballfields at Cool Springs Park hit home run

During baseball season, the competition for practice time is often as fierce as the games themselves.

March 09, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville school officials discuss accreditation, planning

Accreditation and long-term planning were among topics of a mid-year retreat Wednesday for administrators and principals from Gainesville City Schools.

March 09, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Authorities investigate teacher after report of misconduct

Authorities say a male sixth-grade teacher at Dawson County Middle School remains on leave as investigators look into allegations of sexual misconduct with a student.

March 09, 2011 | | Local


Hall County helps conserve water during past decade

Water use dropped during the last decade, and Hall County residents did their part to help.

March 09, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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State education funding under the microscope

A nonprofit organization that tracks Georgia spending and policies by state leaders is warning school districts to prepare to "face growing financial pressures."

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


UNG student finds stability with service dog by her side

The thing that saved Taylor Fleming from herself is covered in fur, walks on four legs and goes by the name of Ryder.

February 15, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Local schools promote foreign language program

Hall County school officials approved spending up to $5,000 in needs and merit scholarships to help students who qualify for the Federal Service Language ...

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


‘Shank’ text message opens Gainesville murder trial

The defendant in a murder trial sent a text message saying he would "shank" the victim if he entered a Gainesville apartment, according to testimony ...

February 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


UNG student serves as intern for House speaker

Matthew Herrera, a political science major at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus, is serving as an intern for Georgia House Speaker David ...

February 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hockaday named GOAL winner for Lanier Tech

Lauren Hockaday, a firefighter/EMSP student at Lanier Technical College from White County, was named the college's winner of the Georgia Occupational Award of ...

February 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


State Route 11/U.S. 129 widening project to require lane closures

Upcoming construction will affect drivers traveling on State Route 11/U.S. 129 through Hall and Jackson counties.

February 14, 2017 | | Local


Georgia wins major ruling in water wars case

Georgia has won a landmark ruling against Florida in a U.S. Supreme Court case over water sharing in a basin the two states share ...

February 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local




Hispanic community on alert after immigration sweeps

Fear and distrust have returned to the Hispanic community following a sweep against undocumented immigrants that netted at least 13 arrests in Gainesville over the ...

February 14, 2017 | BY CARLOS GALARZA AND NICK WATSON cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com, nwatson@gainsevilletimes.com | Local


Roswell man charged with enticing girl

A Roswell man is accused of enticing a girl through social media before he was charged with aggravated child molestation.

February 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Lawson, Westfall honored at annual Rotary Club of Gainesville banquet

Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan had fun reliving many youthful antics while presenting the Woman of the Year Award at the annual Rotary Club of Gainesville ...

February 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Lula seeks to thwart illicit behavior in public restrooms

Lula is having horrific troubles with its public restrooms, including people caught in sex acts and indecent exposure, as well as one person who died ...

February 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Signs could go up in Lula warning of stray animals

Lula is looking at putting up signs identifying areas where the northeast Hall County city is having problems with stray animals.

February 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Some key details need to be settled in proposed Lula alcohol law

As a new alcohol ordinance nears approval in Lula, a few loose ends remain, particularly as they apply to establishments serving liquor by the drink.

February 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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