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Study shows government is missing out on sales tax revenues

The members of the Joint Local Government Association have agreed to work together to do whatever it takes to get their fair share of sales tax dollars.

April 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County Schools to end fiscal year in black

Hall County school officials believe the district should end the fiscal year on June 30 in decent financial shape, with revenues exceeding expenses by as much as $7 million.

April 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Attorney has big plans for prominent location

As the walls came tumbling down on an old car wash at a prominent Gainesville intersection yesterday, Mike Weaver was watching.

April 26, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Local government association kicks out Hall County

Hall County has been kicked out of the Joint Local Government Association.

April 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Schofield defends school board’s stance on Jones

Hall County's schools chief spoke Monday night in defense of the Hall County Board of Education's position concerning whether to close Jones Elementary School as a cost-saving measure.

April 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Confederate Memorial Day ceremony honors veterans

A crowd packed Redwine United Methodist Church in South Hall on Sunday for a ceremony remembering Confederate veterans and honoring their descendants.

April 25, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Second hearing is today on closing Jones Elementary

The Hall County Schools Board of Education will host its second public hearing today related to the possible closing of Jones Elementary School.

April 25, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Historic Hoschton building has bright future

HOSCHTON - Renovations on Hoschton's historical Darby building may begin soon.

April 25, 2010 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


JROTC coming soon to Dawson high school

Starting next year, it won't be uncommon to spot some impeccably-dressed students in uniform at Dawson County High School.

April 25, 2010 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


More edible gardens starting to sprout in our area

This spring, people are planting more than just flowers in their gardens.

April 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Camp's opportunities only limited by money

Last year's closure of a state-operated therapeutic camp for children has the Georgia Department of Natural Resources with a new piece of prime North Georgia property, but no clear idea yet of what to do with it.

April 25, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville's Wilshire Trails playground gets even more fun

Get ready to swing, climb, jump and crawl.

April 25, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Man dies in early morning house fire in Lula

A 62-year-old invalid man died in an early Sunday house fire in Lula that might have been caused by a lightning strike.

April 25, 2010 | | Local


Junior Achievement raffle offers chance to win vacation

Junior Achievement of Georgia will sell $5 raffle tickets for four vacation prizes - a two-night stay in either Savannah, Virginia Highlands, Barnsley Gardens in Adairsville or Glen Ella Springs in Clarkesville.

April 25, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Chamber seeks small, family business awards nominations

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for Small Business of the Year and Family Business of the Year.

April 25, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Local investment professional weighs in on stock market fall

Local investment professional Bob Willis has a message for anybody watching the stock market's steep decline over the past several weeks.

August 25, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Chattahoochee plan stokes fear downstream from Atlanta

WHITESBURG - State environmental officials will vote Wednesday to allow less Chattahoochee River water, at times, to flow below Atlanta, a proposal that angers downstream communities ...

August 25, 2015 | By Dan Chapman Associated Press | Local


Hall County deputy strikes ambulance

A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy in pursuit of a suspect struck an ambulance Friday on Valley Creek in South Hall, leading to no ...

August 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Health insurance rates could climb significantly

Health insurance policyholders might see premium increases as high as 38 percent next year, a Gainesville insurance executive told a Gainesville audience Tuesday.

August 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville drug treatment center pays $20K in civil settlement

A Gainesville narcotic treatment program will pay $20,000 to settle allegations in federal court about not keeping complete and accurate records of the drugs ...

August 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Grimes guilty on all charges in attempted robbery, shooting

A Lawrenceville man was convicted Monday on all charges of entering a Gainesville apartment in October 2013 and holding a woman at gunpoint.

August 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hoschton man fights to restore vision after fireworks accident

It was the Fourth of July, and Joel Porter and his friends decided to shoot off some of the new fireworks only recently allowed to ...

August 24, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Sawnee EMC announces 4-month period of lower rates

Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation announced Monday a change that should lower bills for most of its customers through the end of the year.

August 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


History center set to honor three ‘legacies’ on Thursday

The Northeast Georgia History Center is honoring three area businessmen as "local legacies" in its annual Taste of History Luncheon.

August 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man sentenced to life in prison for Father's Day revenge killing

Father's Day meant revenge for Saul Castillo. It was a day 31 years in the making.

August 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


School boards review E-SPLOST referendum

The wording of a referendum on a one-cent sales tax that could raise as much as $195 million is being reviewed by the local school ...

August 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Medical co-pays, premiums rising for Hall employees

Hall County employees will soon be paying higher co-pays and premiums for health care coverage, with some increases designed to drive workers to use the ...

August 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Cheek becomes latest candidate to enter Gainesville Ward 3 council race

André Cheek announced Monday that she is joining the race for the Gainesville City Council Ward 3 seat currently held by Myrtle Figueras.

August 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Campground host fires gunshots at lake visitors

August 23, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Housing redevelopment leaves disabled vet in the lurch

Willie Glenn rolls up to the curb in his electric wheelchair, glad to escape the "war zone" of construction that has enveloped his home in ...

August 23, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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