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Hall considers cuts to Community Service Center

Hall County commissioners are looking into cutting funds to the Community Service Center - a decision that could save the county $624,000, but could mean the center loses millions in grants.

June 22, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Local students’ CRCT test scores rise slightly

Local students this year performed slightly better on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests but did not score as high as state numbers in many subject areas.

June 22, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Thunderstorms, cooler temperatures likely today

Much need rainfall and cooler temperatures are in the forecast today as a line of stormy weather moves into Georgia later today.

June 22, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville council approves FY 2012 budget

The Gainesville City Council voted 4-1 on Tuesday to approve a fiscal year 2012 budget that includes no tax rate increase, furloughs or cuts in services.

June 22, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Hall County budget gets public airing

Hall County Board of Commissioners may have had some trouble finding consensus among taxpayers attending a public hearing Tuesday night on a proposed tax increase to pay for next fiscal year's budget.

June 22, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Overnight closures on Jesse Jewell to change

Jesse Jewell Parkway closures planned for this week have changed slightly.

June 22, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


3 Buford residents face imitation drug charges in Hall

Members of the Multi Agency Narcotics Squad intended to bust up a drug deal Friday and instead ended up with 3 pounds of Epsom salts.

June 22, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Lula sewer plant aims at encouraging development

After eight years of planning and hard work, Lula Water Reclamation Treatment Facility is up and running.

June 21, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Criminal hearings decline in Gainesville schools

The crime rate is dropping in Gainesville City Schools, according to data presented at Monday night's board meeting.

June 21, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Stolen car found in Lake Lanier

A car reported stolen from a Forsyth County driveway was found in Lake Lanier later that same day, according to Lumpkin County Sheriff Office investigator Darren Martin.

June 21, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Emerson’s killer charged with killing elderly NC hikers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A drifter already serving a life sentence for killing Meredith Emerson of Buford and sentenced to death for killing a hiker in Florida is now facing murder charges for the slaying of a North Carolina couple.

June 21, 2011 | The Associated Press | Local


Crews close to finishing cleanup from storms

Gainesville, Hall County and state crews are wrapping up the cleanup after Saturday's strong thunderstorm, and officials say all trees that were knocked down have been removed from area roads.

June 20, 2011 | Mike Hill | Local


Gainesville to vote on budget with $5M surplus

While Hall County debates which services to cut or by how much to raise taxes, the Gainesville City Council will be voting on a fiscal 2012 budget that includes a $5 million surplus.

June 20, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Hall County's 1st tax hearing is tonight at 6

Arrive early if you want a good seat.

June 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


US judge will rule soon on Ga.’s new immigration law

A federal judge has promised he will decide in the next 10 days whether to temporarily block enforcement of Georgia's new immigration law.

June 20, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Legislative study committees tackle prescription drug abuse, music incentives, internet access

Legislation is emerging from several study committees formed last year by state lawmakers looking to address a drug epidemic and economic development in Georgia, and ...

January 10, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Third murder suspect arrested in man's death in northeast Forsyth County

Three suspects, including one from Forsyth County and one from Hall County, have been arrested in connection with the alleged murder of a 35-year-old man ...

January 10, 2017 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Authorities ID knife-wielding suspect who died after being shot by Forsyth County deputy

CUMMING - Authorities have identified Jason Aldridge, 44, as the suspect they say wielded a knife at officers before being shot by a Forsyth County Sheriff ...

January 10, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Lane closure scheduled for Wednesday night in Boling Bridge replacement project

Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 at Boling Bridge will be partially closed to motorists between 7 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. Thursday as work ...

January 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Deshaun Watson, Clemson dethrone top-ranked Alabama, 35-31

TAMPA, Fla. - Deshaun Watson took the snap, rolled right and with one of the easiest throws he had to make all night, completed Clemson's ...

January 10, 2017 | Associated Press | 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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