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SPLOST or no, schools have to pay either way

Hall County voters soon will check "yes" or "no" on a sales tax for education. Whether it passes or not, school leaders say they will need money for critical renovation work and to pay bond debt.

March 06, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall County's new attorneys are costing more

If there is one thing Hall County has learned, it's that lawyers don't come cheap.

March 06, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Home expo is ideal venue for do-it-yourselfers

Skip and Lisa Schiendler left their Forsyth County home with a shopping list in mind.

March 06, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Fair Street residents seek to rezone 300 tracts

Standing in front of St. John Baptist Church on the corner of E.E. Butler Parkway and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Emory Turner can see homes, a Burger King and the Cargill plant on his left.

March 06, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Phony check is main lure in realty scam

The deal sounds like a real estate agent's dream. An international oil man e-mails his interest in a Lake Lanier property listed around $800,000. He offers to buy the house, sight unseen, then asks for instructions on sending an earnest check for $640,000 to place the home under contract.

March 06, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Gas price hikes may set back economy

Bryce Elliot's quick hit of financial news in the morning has become a sobering part of his day. As analysts dissect turmoil taking place half a world away, Elliot watches and speculates what it's going to mean for the bottom line at his Gainesville business.

March 06, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Army Reserve unit gets homecoming welcome

You could say it through a speech or a proclamation. You could say it through song.

March 05, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Weekend rains likely to overcome shortfall

Heavy rainfall this weekend will help North Georgia make up a rainfall deficit but also could cause minor flooding.

March 05, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Crews set to repair some of Gainesville's worst streets

Gainesville Public Works crews are ready to tackle potholes, cracks and bumps that are making the city's roads tough to travel.

March 05, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Pedestrian injured in hit-and-run

Gainesville Police officers are searching for the driver of a vehicle that struck a Gainesville woman on a downtown street Friday.

March 05, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Community to celebrate Army Reserve unit’s return

A homecoming celebration for the Gainesville-based 802nd Ordnance Company Army Reserve unit is scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Lakewood Baptist Church in Gainesville.

March 05, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Hands-on lesson helps students learn about physics

The rain wasn't the only downpour Friday at Lakeview Academy in Gainesville.

March 05, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Home Expo opens today for home work needs

Building industry vendors arrived Friday afternoon to booths walled off with plain fabric and tables covered with crisp white linens. When they left the Georgia Mountains Center later that day, the same booths looked like home.

March 05, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Hamilton State Bank sells stock

A Hoschton bank closed a stock sale with New York investors earlier this week and will use some of the cash to buy struggling institutions and pay down government aid.

March 05, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Graves breaks ankle during ‘spirited’ game

Rep. Tom Graves is recovering after breaking his ankle playing basketball Wednesday night with other Republican freshmen.

March 05, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | 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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