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Planning group has concerns about transportation tax

An area planning group raised concerns Tuesday about the state's new plan for a penny sales tax for transportation.

June 08, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Magician’s tricks kick off summer reading program

"Whoa!"

June 08, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Regents meet to talk immigration, tuition

Georgians are still debating the rights of illegal immigrants in public colleges, and the board that governs the state's universities is listening.

June 08, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville-Hall County Relay for Life totals short of goal

They may have not reached their ultimate goal yet, but Gainesville-Hall County Relay for Life organizers said there's still time to hit the mark.

June 08, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Road paint shortage causing few issues in Georgia

An unexpected delay is backing up road projects around the country but not in Georgia.

June 08, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Judge moves water wars case to endangered species

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A federal judge has tabled any decisions regarding federal water rights to focus on the fate of endangered species in the Appalachola River.

Tuesday's hearing in Jacksonville is the latest development in a long-running battle over water between Georgia, Florida and Alabama. The fighting has escalated since a judge ruled last year that Georgia had little legal right to draw drinking water from Lake Lanier, metro Atlanta's main water source.

June 08, 2010 | The Associated Press | Local


Water service will be interrupted on Summit Street

Water service will be interrupted between approximately 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. today on Summit Street in Gainesville between Queen City Parkway and Pine Street. Crews will be in the area doing water main improvements.

June 08, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Library board may change its makeup, bylaws

The Hall County Library Board plans to meet June 22 to consider changing its bylaws so board representation by Hall County governments is based on "direct financial support."

June 08, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


School groups aim to educate politicians

It's time for politicians to go back to school.

June 08, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall moves ahead on new budget

Hall County residents may be happy with the county's proposed budget for the 2011 fiscal year, but county staff may not share the same sentiment.

June 08, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Air Force to honor South Hall woman’s late son

More than 40 years after he was declared missing in action, Gary Pate will be laid to rest this week at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

June 07, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


BP boycotts hurt local owners, not corporation, official says

Alex Little won't stop fueling up at his local BP station any time soon, despite the oil spill plaguing the Gulf of Mexico, and according to convenience store officials, he's making the right decision.

June 07, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Gainesville company to show cleanup products to BP, government officials

A Gainesville company is one step closer to tackling the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but it isn't there quite yet.

June 07, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Gainesville school board considers new SPLOST

The Gainesville City Schools board considered Monday adding a special purpose local option sales tax referendum to November's ballot, which would allot funding to build a new elementary school.

June 07, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Local politicos pile their politics on plates

Some people refuse to talk politics at the dinner table. But in Forsyth County, organizations are all for it.

June 06, 2010 | By Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Local


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Some Hall Democrats still cool to Clinton despite Sanders' backing

Hall County Democrats responded with mixed emotions after Bernie Sanders' endorsement of Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, with some ready to back the presumptive nominee for ...

July 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Middle schools represented in Stock Market Game

Gainesville Middle School and North Hall Middle School each sent teams to the 26th annual Stock Market Game Awards Luncheon on May 3 in Atlanta.

July 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


‘Crowdsourcing’ aims to give Hall teachers ‘best ways’ to instruct students

"Crowdsourcing" could be - eventually - the impetus for teachers to routinely share information about how best to teach material to students. That is the goal of ...

July 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


University of North Georgia to hold ribbon-cutting for new residence hall July 28

The University of North Georgia will officially recognize its new, four-story residence hall, The Commons, with a ribbon-cutting on the Dahlonega campus at 10 a ...

July 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Law enforcement, auto agencies warn against driving while playing Pokemon game

A 1990s video and trading card game has been revamped for modern smartphone users, but its use may pose a safety concern.

July 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Mostly white, black Hall churches worshipping together as ‘show of Christian solidarity’

In the wake of racially charged shootings that have rocked America, two Hall County churches are doing their part to change what Martin Luther King ...

July 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities: Man shot 3 times in chest after argument

A Gainesville man is accused of shooting another man after an argument, according to authorities.

July 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Sunday blue law to remain despite Lula alcohol changes

Lula officials are moving closer to placing a referendum on the November ballot asking voters whether they want to approve changes to the city's ...

July 11, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Law in effect allowing electroshock self-defense on public college campuses

Foxhole Guns and Archery owner Jon Lipscomb said he's seen a slight uptick in stun gun sales since a recent Georgia law change, but ...

July 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Man charged with assaulting woman with brass knuckles

A Hall County man is accused of holding a woman against her will and breaking several bones with brass knuckles, according to authorities.

July 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Host families sought for Japan-America Grassroots Summit

A dozen or so families are being sought in Hall County and Gainesville to host participants in the annual Japan-America Grassroots Summit in October.

July 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Atlanta River Walk set for Thursday public hearing, vote

A proposed 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near Jackson County is now primed for a public hearing and final action Thursday.

July 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mincey Marble plans for new plant face stiff opposition

A proposed West Hall marble plant is creating quite the stir among area residents.

July 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public meeting set for Tuesday on much-maligned plans for I-985 interchange at Martin Road

Plans to build an interchange at Interstate 985 and Martin Road in South Hall continues to draw the wrath of area residents.

July 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


4 Hall educators to be honored at career, technical education event

Four Hall County educators, all in career and technical education, will be honored Tuesday as state award winners at the group's annual conference.

July 10, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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