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Oakwood tax district up for vote Monday

The Oakwood City Council held a public hearing Monday evening to review the boundaries, requirements and expectations for the city's first tax allocation district that would fund development of a town center.

December 15, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Lumpkin County celebrates birthday No. 175

Lumpkin County Commissioner Steve Gooch led about 100 Dahlonega residents to sing "Happy Birthday" to celebrate Lumpkin County's 175th birthday.

Held Monday in front of the old Dahlonega courthouse, which now serves as the Dahlonega Gold Museum, the birthday party included a multilayer cake decorated with the official county seal.

December 15, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Public praises sheriff: Accreditation agency hears positive news from Hall residents

If there was anyone with negative feelings about the Hall County Sheriff's Office Monday night, they chose not to voice those feelings.

December 15, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Three in county make U.S. News & World Report's top high school list

Three Hall County high schools made the U.S. News & World Report's "Best High Schools 2008" report.

December 15, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall schools might drug test nonathletes, middle-schoolers

Drug screening in Hall County schools may not be just for athletes anymore.

December 15, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Big bikes, big hearts

A pack of 150 leather-clad motorcyclists thundered from Buford to Gainesville on Sunday afternoon to deliver toys to the Chattahoochee Baptist Association's Secret Santa project.

December 14, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Green Street gets merry

Thousands of people crowded the streets of downtown Gainesville Sunday evening for the seventh annual Christmas on Green Street celebration.

December 14, 2007 | By Biana Bruno bbruno@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Cultures unite at Christmas concert

At Gainesville First United Methodist Church, Christmas is not defined by skin color, language or nationality.

December 14, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Low lake level's effect on fishing good - for now

As the level of Lake Lanier keeps dropping lower, it's like fishing in a goldfish bowl.

December 13, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Monday meetings scheduled for city, county school boards

Both local school boards will be meeting Monday night, one discussing drug screening and the other talking about adding an athletic director position.

December 13, 2007 | Staff reports | Local


Let your love shine

The holidays are a time to remember those we love, and those whom we've lost.

December 13, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Unidos:2 tongues, one goal

On one side of the hallway, kindergartners are taught science and social studies lessons in Spanish.

December 13, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


4-H horse show a first ride for many

Wearing a helmet and western shirt, 7-year-old Dakari Oliver guided the Shetland pony named May through a figure eight as his mother looked on anxiously during Saturday's horse show at the Chicopee Agricultural Center.

"She did good," the small, bespectacled boy said afterward of his equally pint-sized steed, as he proudly showed off the green and white ribbons he won.

December 13, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Store employee stabbed in robbery

An employee of a Gainesville convenience store was recovering at an Atlanta hospital after being stabbed in the side during a Saturday morning robbery, police said.

December 13, 2007 | Staff reports | Local


Labor department to help Peachtree Doors workers

The state labor commissioner said Friday that his department will provide assistance to workers who will lose their jobs at Peachtree Doors in Gainesville.

December 12, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


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Hall County Schools prepare for new direction

If the Hall County School District becomes a charter system, Superintendent Will Schofield said the change will cost more in time than in dollars, requiring a large amount of training and professional development.

September 19, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall County officials finalizing SPLOST project list

Hall County officials are finalizing a category list for projects to be funded by a new five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax. They hope to present that list to voters during public input meetings later this fall.

September 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Meth charge dropped after only spaghetti sauce found on spoon

Drug charges have been dropped against a Commerce woman after crime lab analysis confirmed her claim that a spoon she had in a vehicle leading to her arrest did not contain methamphetamine residue but spaghetti sauce.

September 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Police ID suspect in death of woman found in Hall park

An Oakwood woman is accused of murder in the death of a Flowery Branch woman whose remains were found last October in a Hall County park.

September 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County seeks reimbursement for faulty firetruck

Hall County is threatening legal action against Sutphen, manufacturer of a firetruck involved in a July 22 accident that seriously injured three firefighters, if the company does not reimburse the county for the full cost of the truck, according to documents obtained by The Times through an open records request.

September 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Fair Street students march for peace

Fair Street School neighbors watched waves of excited children march by Friday as the entire school paraded with signs, flags and giant, handmade doves chanting "We want peace! We want peace!"

September 19, 2014 | By Tyler Bennett intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Warning lifted after threat at UGA campus

September 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Hall County schools committee finds social studies curriculum lacking

Social studies coursework may give students more to remember than to learn, according to findings by a Hall County Schools committee on curriculum for the subject.

September 19, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Georgia congressman sponsors bill to demilitarize police

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, a Democrat from DeKalb County, has introduced legislation that would dial back a federal program that transfers military equipment and resources to local law enforcement agencies.

September 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Truck in Lake Lanier reported missing Sept. 11

A truck submerged in Lake Lanier at Little River Park on Wednesday was reported missing on Sept. 11 from Loganville, according to a Gwinnett County police report.

September 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


High occupancy toll lanes may creep toward Hall

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to hold open house meetings on a project that would bring high occupancy toll lanes closer to Hall County.

September 19, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fishing tournament to raise funds for 3 injured firefighters

A fishing tournament will be held Saturday at Laurel Park in Gainesville to raise funds to benefit three injured Hall County firefighters.

September 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hundreds flock to food bank benefit

More than 48,000 meals will be provided to food-insecure Georgians, thanks to the hundreds Thursday who attended the Empty Bowl Lunch benefiting the Georgia Mountain Food Bank.

September 18, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County mails first batch of revised tax notices

Hall County has mailed revised tax assessments to about 3,800 property owners, the first sign the appeals process is ending for some residents.

September 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch rebids flood project

Flowery Branch officials continue searching for a permanent solution to damage on Spring Street from 2013 flooding.

September 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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