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Cities want bigger cut of LOST revenue

City officials want to change the way local sales taxes are distributed in the county using a formula that would cut the county government's share by nearly 9 percent.

January 24, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Times photographer gears up for battle against cancer

Three years ago, I lost my grandmother, my mother's mother, to stage IV oral cancer.

January 24, 2012 | Sara Guevara | Local


Hall revises contracts with Glades consultants

As Hall County continues its effort to build Glades Reservoir as a new water source for Northeast Georgia, taxpayer money for the project continues to spill out before ground is even broken.

January 24, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Qualifying opens Wednesday in Flowery Branch

Qualifying begins Wednesday to fill the Post 2 seat on Flowery Branch City Council.

January 24, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood, homeowners to meet about annexation plan

Oakwood officials plan to meet this week with Lake Lanier homeowners to hash out concerns about the city's roads annexation proposal.

January 24, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall schools expects alternative fuel buses to begin rolling this spring

The Hall County Board of Education approved a contract Monday night with Ferrellgas and CleanFUEL USA to provide fuel and dispensing equipment for 20 liquid petroleum school buses expected to begin rolling in mid-March.

January 23, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gerald Couch joins race for Hall sheriff

Gerald Couch, who resigned weeks ago from the Gainesville Police Department to pursue "other professional endeavors," seems to have entered the race for Hall County Sheriff as a Republican.

January 23, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Flowery Branch councilwoman gearing up for military duty

A civil engineer by trade and mother of two young children, Tara Richards is not used to firing an M4 carbine rifle or M9 semiautomatic pistol.

January 23, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch man plans Mount Kenya climb

A Flowery Branch man who scaled Mount Kilimanjaro as a fundraiser last year has kept up his humanitarian efforts in Africa and has set his sights on another summit in the continent, Mount Kenya.

January 23, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Great Decisions lecture series to focus on global issues

North Georgia College & State University returns for the third year with The Great Decisions lecture series produced by the Foreign Policy Association.

January 23, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


Hall revisiting consulting for Glades

Finding a new source for water has been listed as a top priority for the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

January 23, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Court budget restraints could be eased

An improving state financial outlook could mean a boost in funding to Hall County's judiciary after years of cutbacks.

January 23, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Hall schools board to review new courses

There will be some new courses added to Hall County's curricula next year, pending board approval tonight.

January 23, 2012 | Dallas Duncan | Local


More rain in store for area this week

Thunderstorms were expected to sweep through the area overnight, according to the National Weather Service, which had issued a hazardous weather outlook for Hall and surrounding counties.

January 22, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Braselton police call tag reader a ‘cool tool’

For the Braselton Police Department and other law enforcement agencies, the introduction of "cool tools" are giving police more weapons in their crime-fighting arsenal.

January 22, 2012 | By LeAnne Akin Times regional staff | Local


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Gainesville homeowners raise concerns over townhomes project

A spokesman for homeowners at The Woodlands on Lake Brenau said Wednesday that property owners will regroup after failing this week to slow down a ...

August 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Millie’s Drapery & Decorating celebrates reopening one year after fire

John Kinsey recalled the tragic day, as he held the ribbon that would be cut and mark a new day for Millie's Drapery & Decorating ...

August 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


15 Hall schools named to ‘America’s Healthiest Schools’ list

Hall County was well-represented on the "America's Healthiest Schools" list released this week by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

August 09, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Lidl grocery store one step closer to coming to Gainesville

A local attorney representing a relatively new grocer in the United States that wants to open a 36,000-square-foot store on busy Dawsonville Highway offered ...

August 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Liberty Utilities opens new Gainesville office

Liberty Utilities has opened new offices at 1766 Cleveland Highway in Gainesville.

August 09, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall residents in federal exchange won’t have Blue Cross option in 2018

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia Healthcare Plan won't be available in 2018 for Hall County residents insured through the Affordable Care Act ...

August 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Attorneys: Fatal soccer park shooting sparked by events more than 30 years earlier

Revenge for alleged wrongs more than 30 years ago in El Salvador led to a Father's Day 2013 shooting at a Gainesville park, according ...

August 08, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall set to study prospect of new multimillion-dollar recycling center

Hall County is exploring a new, multimillion-dollar recycling center at the Candler Road Landfill.

August 08, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Citizen leader forced off transportation advisory group

The leader of a transportation citizens advisory group resigned Tuesday in a clash with government leaders over the creation of a subcommittee to study a ...

August 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Demo workers busy Tuesday at century-old house on busy corner

Demolition began in earnest Tuesday on the historic Pierce House overlooking Jesse Jewell and Queen City parkways in Gainesville.

August 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities looking for suspects in boat thefts; 2 suspects arrested

Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating a series of boat thefts on the north end of Lake Lanier in which the boats were ...

August 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Buford man faces misdemeanor vehicular homicide charges in Sunday I-985 wreck

A Buford man faces misdemeanor vehicular homicide charges in a five-vehicle wreck Sunday night that killed two people and injured eight others, including himself, on ...

August 08, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Dawsonville Highway widening moves closer to short-term project list

An early step was taken Tuesday to put the widening of Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 on a short-term project list.

August 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | 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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