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Hall property tax assessments going in the mail

Property assessments from the Hall County Tax Assessor's office are going out to property owners soon.

April 13, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Winery entrepreneur pulls zoning change, forges ahead on plans for property

A developing winery/vineyard in South Hall put some of its plans on hold in the face of likely defeat before the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

April 13, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Mincey Marble celebrates new industrial site

Exactly six months earlier, Mincey Marble officials pleaded their case for a new building in a heated Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting.

April 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Nurse practitioner gives tips for dealing with pollen

That dusty yellow stuff that always lingers around this time of year is back, and it arrived earlier than expected.

April 13, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Improved housing options a priority for Gainesville in comprehensive plan update

Improving housing options is viewed as a top priority as the city of Gainesville is holding its second and final public hearing on a five-year update to its 2030 Comprehensive plan on Tuesday.

April 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Portions of Main Street in Gainesville to be closed for water line replacement

Portions of Main Street in Gainesville will be closed beginning Monday for up to eight weeks as workers replace 100-year-old cast-iron water lines in advance of the city's streetscape project slated to begin in June.

April 13, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


State education official defends behavioral program

A top-ranking Georgia Department of Education official said Wednesday that "lawsuit or no lawsuit" state education leaders would continue making improvements to a 47-year-old program being challenged by the U.S. Department of Justice.

April 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Council of the Blind event set for April 28-29 in Gainesville

The Greater Hall County Area Chapter of the Georgia Council of the Blind will be hosting the 2017 Georgia Council of the Blind Convention & Conference at the Ramada Inn Gainesville Lanier Centre on April 28-29.

April 12, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Tax deadline is April 18 this year; some stores offer deals that day

Tax Day is fast approaching for those who haven't filed, even if it is a few days later this year.

April 12, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Federal money may be sought for Dawsonville Highway traffic study

Road planners may seek federal transportation money to perform a traffic signal/intersection improvement study for Dawsonville Highway at McEver Road, a commercially booming area of Gainesville.

April 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Police: Man’s skull fractured after arranged drug deal

A Gainesville man is accused of taking part in an arranged Jan. 4 drug deal with another man, when the victim was beaten by multiple people until his brain bled, according to police documents.

April 12, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities issue lookout for Clermont bank robbery suspect

The Hall County Sheriff's Office has issued a lookout for a man suspected in an April 5 Clermont bank robbery.

April 12, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


School uses superheroes, encouraging messages to lighten End of Grade testing mood

At East Hall Middle School, students opened the first day of Georgia's End of Grade testing with superheroes in the halls and encouraging notes from a teacher on sidewalks entering the building.

April 12, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gainesville school district spending expected to rise in 2017-18

Gainesville City Schools officials may have to dip into the district's reserve funds to balance a $70.4 million spending plan in fiscal 2018 that is 3.4 percent more than the current budget.

April 12, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle files to run for governor in 2018

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, a Gainesville native, filed on Monday to run for governor in 2018, making him the latest Republican to enter what is becoming a busier race to replace Gov. Nathan Deal.

April 12, 2017 | By Nick Bowman nbowman@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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Hit-and-run spree strikes 7 vehicles in Hall; driver hospitalized

A man driving a white van was in serious condition Saturday after a series of hit-and-run crashes Friday night that struck seven vehicles in Gainesville ...

April 15, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Former West Hall coach given 8 years probation for relationship with student

A former West Hall coach accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student entered a plea for 8 years of probation.

April 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hundreds of animals found in ‘deplorable’ conditions on Habersham property

More than 350 animals are being confiscated from a Habersham County property in an animal rescue involving multiple humane societies and animal control agencies.

April 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


North Hall High student charged with making terroristic threats

A North Hall High School student was charged with making terroristic threats after notes were allegedly found that had words including "bomb," "bomba," "ISIS," and ...

April 14, 2017 | Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Passion of Christ plays out at Laurel Park

The last agonizing hours of Jesus Christ played out beneath a bright sunny sky at Laurel Park in Gainesville on Good Friday.

April 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Downtown Gainesville intersections close for improvements

West Academy Street will be closed at Jesse Jewell Parkway nightly Sunday through Wednesday for crosswalk improvements.

April 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


No students onboard bus in I-985 crash

No students were on a Hall County bus involved in a three-vehicle crash Friday morning on Interstate 985 at the Spout Springs Road exit.

April 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


New regulations set minimum fees for Hollywood film crews in Hall

A revised, less-restrictive resolution regulating Hollywood filming in Hall County quickly cleared the Board of Commissioners on Thursday.

April 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Dawsonville Highway lane closures to make room for longer turn lane at Green Hill Circle

Overnight lane closures will start Tuesday and are slated to last about three weeks as the Georgia Department of Transportation extends a westbound left-turn lane ...

April 14, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Scout leader may have abused boys before coming to First Baptist

Court documents show the Boy Scouts of America have since learned of sexual abuse allegations against a Gainesville scoutmaster possibly occurring "in other troops from ...

April 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Girl bitten by dogs now healing at home

A Hall County 5-year-old who was attacked April 4 by dogs on Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville is back home with family and on the ...

April 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Braving the storm: Winter weather tips, contact info

When winter weather hits North Georgia, the proper preparation can help get you through the storm and stay warm and safe. Follow these tips:

January 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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