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Oakwood may explore impact fees

Oakwood is looking at ways to pay for growth, including development impact fees, when the economy rebounds.

November 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Rain to bring some relief to dry conditions

The rainfall moving through North Georgia should put a healthy dent in this year's rain deficit, but it likely won't be a drought buster.

November 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville schools superintendent expresses concern over state funding

Merrianne Dyer, superintendent of Gainesville City Schools, sees problems for school financing when the Georgia legislature goes into session in January.

November 15, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


A Salute To Veterans and Families caps weeklong events marking Veterans Day

Uniforms, guns and vintage newspapers were among the items on display as part of a military exhibit open to the public Sunday for Family Day at the Northeast Georgia History Center.

November 14, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Winning essays earn 2 local students a ‘Swift’ gift

Juan Torres, 13, said he knew something was funny the day his mother met him at the bus stop after school, rather than their usual meeting spot on the porch.

November 14, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Race to the Top funds coming in December

Georgia's Race to the Top funds are expected to enter the state by mid-December, according to state education official Erin Hames.

November 14, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Jingle Mingle brings Christmas to town

Once again, Christmas will be arriving early. It'll be here even before you've served your Thanksgiving turkey - at least in downtown Gainesville.

November 14, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Longtime school board chairman ready to pass the gavel

Blame it on a pervasive anti-incumbency mood in a midterm election year. Or maybe on local issues, like a controversial vote to close Hall County's Jones Elementary.

November 14, 2010 | By Ashley Fielding For The Times | Local


Local school systems consider SPLOST renewal

School leaders in Hall and Gainesville systems are exploring the possibility of extending a sales tax for education.

November 14, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville mows through ideas to cut grass

Grass problems are leaving a few Gainesville officials with questions.

November 14, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


3 arrested on charges of sales of alcohol without a license

Three people were arrested Saturday on charges of sale of alcohol without a license after a search of a Brown Street home in Gainesville turned up 300 beers, about 20 bottles of liquor and one bottle of moonshine, the Hall County Sheriff's Office reported.

November 14, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Subdivision, retail plans show hope in economy

Hall County is seeing a trickling of new retail and home developments, and this is just the beginning, officials say.

November 14, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Power struggle leaves North Hall library in limbo

It has been a long and strange journey for a library that doesn't even exist yet.

November 14, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Regional leaders gear up for meeting on transportation

Northeast Georgia is on the road toward a 2012 statewide vote on a 1-cent tax for transportation.

November 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Harry Potter world created for young fans at Blackshear Place

As avid Harry Potter fans eagerly await the next movie in the series ­- "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," which comes out Friday, - Blackshear Place librarians decided to join in the celebration.

November 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Hall deputy, wife lose new 'dream home' to fire

Wes and Nikki Pitzer lost their Alto dream home and decades of memories in a matter of five hours Saturday. The brick facade covers the ...

January 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Deal keeping focus on school fixes after defeat at ballot

Gov. Nathan Deal is asking Georgia lawmakers to support a new plan for fixing low-performing schools after voters last fall rejected a proposal for state ...

January 11, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


2 people displaced, 2 pets feared dead in Forsyth fire

January 11, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


DOT does show and tell on winter weather equipment

Snow and ice have yet to cause serious trouble throughout Northeast Georgia, and temperatures may reach the upper 60s this week.

January 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Full text of Gov. Nathan Deal's State of the State address

Lt. Gov. Cagle, Speaker Ralston, President Pro Tem Shafer, Speaker Pro Tem Jones, members of the General Assembly, constitutional officers, members of the judiciary, members ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local


Dawsonville man wins Quilt Guild raffle benefiting arts center

Dawsonville resident Charles McCormack was the winner of the Heart in Hand Quilt Guild's annual quilt raffle to benefit The Bowen Center for the ...

January 10, 2017 | | Local


Advocates still want elder abuse registry

The Georgia Council on Aging is once again pushing for state lawmakers to expand an elder abuser registry, and it's one of five critical ...

January 10, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville man accused of killing sister says he never even had the gun

A Gainesville man accused of fatally shooting his sister in November has filed a motion for a murder charge to be dismissed, claiming there is ...

January 10, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville shows support for national champion Deshaun Watson

Gainesville showed love for its hometown national champion on Tuesday in the aftermath of Deshaun Watson leading Clemson past Alabama on Monday night.

January 10, 2017 | | Local


Razed New Holland building had 112-year history

A 112-year-old building that once was home to a four-classroom schoolhouse operated by the New Holland cotton mill is no longer standing.

January 10, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Outdated East Hall bridge could be replaced this summer

An outdated East Hall bridge on a key traffic artery could be replaced this summer, pending approval by the Hall County Board of Commissioners Thursday.

January 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Legislative study committees tackle prescription drug abuse, music incentives, internet access

Legislation is emerging from several study committees formed last year by state lawmakers looking to address a drug epidemic and economic development in Georgia, and ...

January 10, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Third murder suspect arrested in man's death in northeast Forsyth County

Three suspects, including one from Forsyth County and one from Hall County, have been arrested in connection with the alleged murder of a 35-year-old man ...

January 10, 2017 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Authorities ID knife-wielding suspect who died after being shot by Forsyth County deputy

CUMMING - Authorities have identified Jason Aldridge, 44, as the suspect they say wielded a knife at officers before being shot by a Forsyth County Sheriff ...

January 10, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Lane closure scheduled for Wednesday night in Boling Bridge replacement project

Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 at Boling Bridge will be partially closed to motorists between 7 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. Thursday as work ...

January 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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