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Forsyth may use sales tax for new facilities

Citing an example from a former colleague, Forsyth County's Chief Superior Court judge likened the criminal legal process to a funnel.

April 30, 2011 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Hall OKs buying propane school buses

When it comes to moving kids from place to place, the Hall County Schools System may be treading on new ground compared to other systems around the state.

April 30, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Local women celebrate royal wedding in style

London may be 4,000 miles away but that didn't stop Jan Hensley and Evelyn Stafford from throwing their own party Friday alongside England's royal wedding ceremony.

April 30, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Charity walk to benefit aid agencies

From his desk at the Action Ministries-Gainesville office, Steve Napier sees the perils of poverty first hand as clients come in struggling to pay their rent or keep the electricity on.

April 30, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Hall County Commission strikes deal on impact fees

The Hall County Board of Commissioners decided Thursday to defer impact fee collection until a certificate of occupancy is issued for a building.

April 30, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville braces for housing grant cuts

Gainesville city staff is planning for the next round of Community Development Block Grant funds, but they are expecting fewer dollars than ever before.

April 30, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Firefighters practice search-and-rescue tactics during training

Gainesville and Hall County firefighters know the secret behind building the pyramids in Egypt.

April 29, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Jackson County probes money used for institute repair

Interim Jackson County Manager Leonard Myers is evaluating money spent on the former I.W. Davis Correctional Institute's transformation into the Jackson County Correctional Institute.

April 29, 2011 | LEANNE AKIN Times regional staff | Local


Summer burn ban takes effect Sunday

A burn ban goes into effect Sunday as a precautionary measure to reduce ozone pollutants.

April 29, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Dawson County may see 11 to 12 percent less revenue

More than a month remains before Dawson County property tax assessments go out, but local officials are bracing for at least a 10 percent drop in collections.

April 29, 2011 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Deal joins with hundreds to support Camp Hope children

A lot of kids in Hall County have a reason to smile today, thanks in part to Gov. Nathan Deal.

April 29, 2011 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Local


Seminar steers girls toward a good future

To help their peers get the inside track on how to succeed as professional women, Tiffani Poole and Tatiana Madera organized a Secrets of Successful Women Seminar.

April 29, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


ZF honored for spirit of innovation

Gainesville's ZF Group was honored Thursday as one of Georgia's manufacturers of the year for what many say is the company's spirit of continual innovation.

April 29, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Hall commission rehires its former law firm

The Hall County Board of Commissioners chose Stewart Melvin & Frost, a firm it fired in January, as its new legal team.

April 29, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


College students in Ala. rattled by funnel clouds

Jessica Berzack was on the 11th floor of her dormitory when the tornado sirens sounded. She fled with about 50 other students to the basement of the theater department, which was built years ago as a nuclear fallout shelter.

April 28, 2011 | Mitch Clarke | Local


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10 arrested during undercover prostitution, drug investigation

Ten arrests were made by the Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad Thursday during an undercover prostitution and drug investigation.

August 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Victims from Wednesday's fatal wreck identified as North Carolina residents

The two people who died in a wreck Wednesday morning on Interstate 85 were from Lincolnton, N.C., the Georgia State Patrol said in an ...

August 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


‘We’re all behind her:’ Chestatee High watches, celebrates Jenny Arthur’s Olympic moment

Students at Chestatee High School spent the last hour of the school day Friday on the edge of their seats in front of screens throughout ...

August 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall, Gainesville government merger will appear on fall ballot

Residents across Hall County will be asked on Election Day whether they want a study conducted to determine the cost and feasibility of consolidating local ...

August 11, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Riverside honors community giants Wilheit, Cleveland

Riverside Military Academy's Alumni Hall, housing the Gainesville school's elegant mess hall, was filled Thursday evening with cadets and Gainesville civic and business ...

August 11, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Venue multipurpose center opens doors in South Hall

One group of folks certainly excited about newly opened The Venue at Friendship Springs in South Hall is nearby active-adult community Village at Deaton Creek.

August 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


DEA ruling on marijuana frustrates activists

Better count Hall County resident Katie Harrison among the millions of Americans stung by the Drug Enforcement Administration's decision on Thursday to keep marijuana ...

August 11, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Night of Awareness set for Saturday at First Baptist

Proceeds from a Saturday night barbecue dinner at First Baptist Church will benefit local programs that help hungry children and women recovering from sex trafficking.

August 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Man in critical condition after assault under Queen City bridge

Gainesville Police are investigating an assault Wednesday night on a man under the Queen City Parkway bridge.

August 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities investigating Cleveland man's death as homicide

Authorities are investigating a Cleveland man's death as a homicide after his body was discovered at his home.

August 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


School enrollment flat in Hall County, up in Gainesville

So far this year, Hall County schools have about the same number of students and Gainesville schools have about 200 more than they did at ...

August 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Newly unified Christian school ready for new start

The new Lanier Christian Academy's campus is buzzing with activity before its first day of school - ever.

August 11, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


3-foot alligator retrieved from pond in neighborhood near Cumming

An alligator is a long way from the swamps where the reptiles are often found after it was reportedly spotted in a body of water ...

August 11, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local




Two West Hall football players charged with shoplifting

Two West Hall High School football players are accused of taking smartphone accessories from a Flowery Branch department store, police said.

August 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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