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Proposal cuts Gainesville's budget, raises fee for trash collection

Gainesville residents likely will not see an increase in their property taxes from the city government this year.

May 14, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


FBI working with Hall to set up shared office space

The FBI is looking to set up an office in Hall County.

May 14, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Hall park approved by commission

North Hall residents celebrated the Hall County commission's vote Thursday night to go forward with developing a 60-acre athletic complex and community center in their part of the county.

May 14, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Another big cocaine bust in Hall

Authorities seized two kilograms of cocaine with an estimated street value of $200,000 this morning in the second large-scale drug bust in Hall County in the past three weeks.

May 14, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Census results show Hall is steadily growing

Against a quieter chorus of hammers, people have continued to pour into Hall County.

May 14, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Revision to law allows inmates to serve last year at transitional centers

A new law will allow state inmates serving strict mandatory minimum sentences to complete the final year of their prison terms in work-release settings.

May 13, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


University System of Georgia allowing schools to initiate unpaid leave if needed

The faculty and staff of Gainesville State College and North Georgia College & State University can put their fears of furloughs to rest for now.

May 13, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Drizzle doesn’t wash out Blue Sky Concert

Wednesday's skies weren't necessarily blue, but folks still turned out to hear Clarkesville band 4 and 20 Blackbirds.

May 13, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Northeast Georgia Health System names board, panel members

Northeast Georgia Health System recently announced its new board members for 2009. The new members will be assuming positions on several different boards including the Hospital Authority board, the Northeast Georgia Health System, Inc. board, the Northeast Georgia Medical Center Inc. board and The Medical Center Foundation board. The new members are as follows:

May 13, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall hires new principal; other vacancies remain

As the Hall County school system informs some employees they will not have jobs in August, system leaders also are interviewing the final candidates to fill three assistant principal and two principal positions.

May 13, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


18 Hall parapros will lose their jobs

Approximately 18 paraprofessionals in Hall County schools are being informed this week they will not have a job in the classroom after May 27.

May 13, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jackson officers remember fallen comrades

JEFFERSON - When most people walk out of their front door to go to work, they never think that they won't live to retrace their steps at the end of the day.

May 13, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Perdue signs budget that includes money for Northeast Georgia

Gov. Sonny Perdue has signed the $18.6 billion budget for 2010. The spending plan includes a number of capital projects for Northeast Georgia.

May 13, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


GPS may make trash pickup more efficient

Instead of having a diesel truck ride up and down city streets looking for metal and limbs on the curbs, the Gainesville solid waste employee driving the truck will soon be able to go straight to the homes with metal scraps on the curb "and he's through," said Danny Owen, manager of Gainesville's Solid Waste Division.

May 13, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Dawsonville not in running for car plant

DAWSONVILLE - Recent talks that a high performance police car automaker was considering a site in Dawsonville may have been wishful thinking on the part of a local real estate agent.

May 13, 2009 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


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Hall County moving forward on health clinic for workers

Hall County officials are finally moving forward on plans to turn the old East Hall library branch, shuttered as a result of budget cuts in July 2011, into a health clinic for employees.

August 11, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont day care reopening under new ownership

A Clermont day care building, where the owner and some employees are accused in the burning of an 18-month-old toddler, has been purchased and will reopen under a new name.

August 11, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Report: Child deaths in care of DFCS double last year's tally

The Northeast Georgia region tallied twice the number of child deaths in 2013 as the year before for those in the custody of the Division of Family and Children Services, fitting into trends seen statewide.

August 11, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


New school lunch menu is kid tested and approved

Recent changes in what's offered for lunch at school cafeterias hasn't fazed students, according to school officials.

August 11, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Georgia, Hall popular setting for film location scouts

From "Goosebumps" to "Hard Knocks," Hall County and the state of Georgia are setting the stage for Hollywood's pursuits year-round, putting $5.1 billion in the Georgia economy.

August 11, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


I-985 Exit 14 project closer to reality

After decades of planning efforts and pushing by officials, construction of a new interchange on Interstate 985 between Oakwood and Flowery Branch appears to be on a funding track.

August 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Forsyth officials continue probing death at the lake

NORTHEAST FORSYTH - Authorities continue to investigate the presumed drowning death of a 19-year-old man, whose body was found Thursday in Lake Lanier after two days of searching.

August 11, 2014 | BY CRYSTAL LEDFORD Times regional staff | Local


Class Notes: Hall principal visits Brazil

David Moody, principal of World Language Academy, is in Brazil as part of an administrator exchange program.

August 11, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall commissioners to review new park’s budget

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will meet today to discuss the project budget for Cherokee Bluffs Park.

August 11, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Cornelia woman convicted on bomb charges now arrested on drug charges

A Cornelia woman on probation after pleading guilty to federal firearms charges was arrested Saturday night in Flowery Branch on a multitude of charges.

August 10, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Lanier Islands Parkway district sinks

One year after gathering momentum, a push to create a self-taxing district along Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway in South Hall County has fizzled, with once-interested parties looking elsewhere for improvements along the busy strip.

August 10, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Refugee children land in Gainesville, Hall schools

Both Hall County and Gainesville school districts have enrolled new Central American refugee students this school year.

August 10, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Big wheels of fun

Air horns, diesel engines and an occasional siren out-blasted the amplified music Saturday in City Park as children climbed on trucks and heavy equipment at the 15th annual Touch a Truck event. Twenty-seven vehicles came this year and kid turnout was good, said Missy Bailey, recreation manager for Gainesville Parks and Recreation, sponsor of the free event. "Kids love a truck," Bailey said. "And if they can touch a truck and honk the horn ..." The annual event is an annual rite of passage for some parents. Brittany Peters of Gainesville had a group of kids in tow. "We've been ...

August 10, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


Hall County one of busiest for GBI bomb retrieval unit

August 10, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Boy Scouts honor Silver Beavers

The Boy Scouts of America Northeast Georgia Council were host to the 2014 Council Recognition Ceremony and Reception on Saturday at First Baptist Church on Green Street.

August 10, 2014 | Alexandra Smith | Local


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