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Cities allow chickens in backyards

Residents in two Barrow County cities are asking for chickens in their backyard, but Gainesville officials don't see any change in their pet ordinance any time soon.

March 07, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Forest Service seeks comments on trails

As part of an overall effort to improve trail quality, the U.S. Forest Service will hold a public meeting Tuesday to seek comment on management of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest.

March 06, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Challenged Child puts on its 'most successful race'

More than 1,300 runners and walkers from across North Georgia ran a race Sunday at Riverside Military Academy to raise money for a local nonprofit organization.

March 06, 2011 | Branden Lefty | Local


Gainesville schools to discuss new systems to track student progress

There was a time when educators would look to progress reports or semester grades to gain insight into a student's abilities.

March 06, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall commissioners planning for biannual property tax bills

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is set to discuss the way the new biannual tax bills will look at today's work session.

March 06, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


More rain could batter the area this week

Drenching rains this weekend benefited Lake Lanier and may have otherwise improved drought conditions.

March 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public hearing is Tuesday on 2040 roads plan

It may be hard to picture Interstate 985 as six lanes or South Enota Drive as a four-lane road.

March 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Military families coping with deployment stress

CLEVELAND - The military life already was in Matt Harkins' bloodstream.

March 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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


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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


Summer of Gold, 20 years later: A timeline of headlines

The Times began covering the Olympics' arrival in Hall County from the day the announcement was made. The headlines prior to the Games and during ...

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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