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Flowery Branch deals with lower SPLOST revenues

A fall in projected sales tax revenue, brought about by a weakened economy, has Flowery Branch re-examining projects in its 1-percent special purpose local option sales tax program.

May 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County schools change work week

The Hall County school system is pioneering a 10-hour, four-day work week this summer in an effort to save money on utility costs.

May 24, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Reception Thursday for retiring Oakwood city planner

A reception is set for 5-7 p.m. Thursday for Oakwood City Planner Larry Sparks, who is retiring this week after 38 years of public service.

May 24, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Final preparations being made for Memorial Day parade

Everything is mostly set. Now it's largely a matter of watching weather forecasts and hoping against a repeat of last year's thunderstorms.

May 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local women in audience for taping of last ‘Oprah’ show

Over the years, Susan Smithson has watched from home as Oprah Winfrey interviewed guests such as Tom Cruise, John Travolta and President Barack Obama.

May 24, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Cornelia man indicted on false loan statement charges

Mitchell C. Simpson, 42, of Cornelia was indicted Tuesday on charges of making false statements to Cornelia-based Community Bank & Trust.

May 24, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Judge refuses to suppress evidence in murder case

Evidence in the 2010 Valentine's Day murder of Richard Schoeck may be circumstantial, but it's sufficient, Hall County Superior Court Judge Jason Deal said Tuesday.

May 24, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Flowery Branch utilities to jump, but no tax hike planned

To balance its tight 2011-12 budget, Flowery Branch is resorting to several approaches, including raising water and sewer rates by 2 percent, freezing employee pay and benefits and moving $133,330 from a reserve fund.

May 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sign replacement to cause delays on I-985 S. at Exit 24

Work should begin at noon to replace an Interstate 985 traffic information sign that had been damaged several years ago by a passing truck.

May 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge: Alleged hitman’s indictment will stand

A judge denied a motion Monday to dismiss the grand jury indictment of Reginald Coleman, the alleged triggerman in the 2010 Valentine's Day contract killing of 45-year-old Richard Schoeck.

May 23, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Jackson County road to be closed to through traffic

Pinecrest Lane in Jackson County will be closed to through traffic beginning May 31.

May 23, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


J.C. Smith running for Hall tax commissioner

Gainesville resident J.C. Smith announced Monday he is running for Hall County tax commissioner.

May 23, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Local man tries to break indoor rowing record

For the next two days, there will be one fewer rowing machine available at Fitness Forum on Thompson Bridge Road.

May 23, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Hall may fit Sunday sales question onto 2012 ballot

Hall County will see a vote on Sunday alcohol sales, but the Board of Commissioners wants it to coincide with an already-scheduled election.

May 23, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Students build replica of WWII tank

OAKWOOD - The olive green tank looked like it could have rolled off the trailer and onto the battlefield.

May 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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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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