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Citing tight economy, Hall schools superintendent declines 5% raise

Hall County schools Superintendent Will Schofield received a glowing performance evaluation from the Hall County school board but declined the 5 percent raise to which he is entitled.

June 16, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Suspect sought in Scrub Shop robbery

Gainesville police are investigating a robbery that occurred this afternoon at a medical uniform store on Enota Drive.

June 16, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


1 charged in McEver Elementary electronics theft

A burglar was caught stealing $11,000 worth of electronics from McEver Elementary School early this morning, sheriff's officials said.

June 16, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall man drowns after jumping off bridge

A 29-year-old Hall County man who drowned Monday night after jumping off a bridge into Lake Lanier was identified this morning as 29-year-old William Maddox.

June 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hoschton voters want a say in whether city levies property tax

HOSCHTON - A petition urging the city of Hoschton to hold a vote to change its charter was submitted Monday to city hall, bearing 417 signatures.

June 15, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


State blames budget cuts for longer refund wait

After waiting for nearly three months, Ethel Roberto finally received her state tax return over the weekend.

June 15, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Dock owners complaining that no-wake zones being ignored

Speeding can be as dangerous in the water as it is on land.

June 15, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Humane Society to hold rabies clinics

The Humane Society of Hall County will hold a Microchip Clinic and Rabies Clinic from 8:30 a.m. to noon June 27 at Tailwaggers, 2376 Murphy Blvd., off Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville. No early birds, please.

June 15, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


City's planned teacher pay cut loses some of its sting

Gainesville school teachers may not endure as severe a pay cut now that the Gainesville school board plans to take two additional years to pay off its estimated $5.6 million deficit.

June 15, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Take free ride on Red Rabbit

There may not be such a thing as a free lunch, but on Thursday, take a free ride.

June 15, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Camp LifeSavers mixes fun with safety lessons for children

There's still room for a couple more kids to sign up for Hall County Fire Services' Camp LifeSavers safety camps, according to the camp coordinator.

June 15, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Hall planning board is OK with helipad

The Hall County Planning Commission approved the use of a helipad at a private residence in South Hall on Monday.

June 15, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


10-year-old tickles the ivories, hopefully on way to pro career

Like Schroeder from the classic "Peanuts" comic strip, most days you can Sean VanMeter sitting behind a piano playing his heart out.

June 15, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


North Georgia College & State University, Appalachian Community Bank team up to boost troops

Nasal spray, fly swatters and instant pudding - just a few items soldiers in Afghanistan want.

June 15, 2009 | | Local


Whole warehouse gone green

BRASELTON - When it comes to "going green" in the business world, Whole Foods Market is on top of its game.

June 14, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


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Gainesville approves pay study, raises for current employees

On average, employees of the city of Gainesville earn 7.7 percent less for entry level pay than their counterparts elsewhere in the state, and 2.1 percent below market at the middle of each pay grade, according to the results of a new study released Tuesday.

June 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Eyes on the Road: Work could start next spring on U.S. 129 widening

If funding is in place, the U.S. 129/Athens Highway widening project in East Hall could go out for bids later this year, with work starting next spring.

June 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Seniors team with food bank to give free meals weekly

A group of women all dressed in yellow serve fruit, bacon and grits to anyone who walks through their doors.

June 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Beatty, Kriews head into runoff for Flowery Branch council seat

Flowery Branch voters chose one new council member in Tuesday's special election, but they aren't quite done yet as they'll head back to the polls for a runoff on July 14.

June 16, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Medical marijuana registry, commission now up and running

Tuesday was a landmark day in Georgia for supporters of medical marijuana.

June 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Longtime resident wins Lula council seat

In a low-key special election that didn't rouse much voter interest, 25-year Lula resident Marvin Moore was elected Tuesday night to serve on the City Council.

June 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Atlanta St. shooting victim remembered as skilled Gainesville athlete, good friend

Mario Bush drove back from Stockbridge to his childhood home on Atlanta Street as soon as he saw the news on social media.

June 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Public invited to Gainesville City Schools’ planning meeting

The public is invited to a meeting regarding Gainesville City Schools' plans for improvement.

June 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: Personnel additions, alcohol ordinance alterations on council agenda

Gainesville City Council will consider increasing staffing levels for the fire department, funding for proposed renovations to Roosevelt Square and a probation services contract for the municipal court at Tuesday night's meeting.

June 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


No serious injuries in hit-and-run involving cyclist

A cyclist suffered non-life-threatening injuries after being swiped by a passenger car Monday afternoon.

June 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Area Red Cross chapter sends 16 volunteers to respond to disasters in Midwest

A few days after tornadoes raked across Oklahoma in early May, Jay Tomaseski of Gainesville found himself in a school auditorium filled with disaster victims.

June 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula OKs 2015-16 budget

Lula City Council voted unanimously Monday night to OK a $941,460 spending plan for 2015-16, giving residents another pass on paying property taxes.

June 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Business license fees likely going up

Hall County officials are moving forward with changes to the fee schedule for business licenses, which will both simplify the rate structure and slightly increase costs.

June 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Sugar Hill man delivered 114 grams of meth

A Sugar Hill man was arrested and charged with delivering 114 grams of methamphetamine to a location in Flowery Branch, authorities said.

June 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville school board approves tentative budget

The Gainesville City School System's tentative budget for next year was approved Monday, but the budget does not include possible millage changes.

June 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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