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2 Hall jailers punished after December uprising

The Hall County Sheriff's Office suspended the Hall County Jail commander and an officer at the jail earlier this year after a Dec. 22 uprising.

July 01, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commissioners: No tax hike, but deeper cuts

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted in favor of a spending plan Thursday that promises to transform county recreation services, closes two public libraries and dismantles the public works, planning and building inspections departments.

June 30, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Commissioners may roll up taxes in final budget vote

Hall County commissioners may be working out a budget compromise this afternoon as the final hour nears for them to decide on a spending plan for the fiscal year that begins Friday.

June 30, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Contingency funds could be dropped from budget

Not raising taxes to shore up Hall County's revenue shortfall might just mean eliminating the county's backup plan.

June 30, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall commissioner proposes park funding plan

If Hall Commissioner Ashley Bell gets his way today, the county's Parks and Leisure Services department will look very different come September.

June 30, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Glee continues over court’s water ruling

You might have heard it Wednesday - the collective sigh of relief and high-five slapping, as word quickly spread that Georgia had won a decisive victory in its long-standing battle over water withdrawal from Lake Lanier.

June 30, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Family, friends face charges from suspected theft ring

Commerce police have uncovered a North Georgia theft ring investigators say may be a family affair.

June 29, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Hall sheriff’s office organizes budget oversight committee

Hall County has spent weeks trying to determine where to make budget cuts, and now the sheriff's office has assembled a Budget Oversight Committee to take a critical look at that office's expenses for next year.

June 29, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Firefighter injured in Forsyth County blaze

A firefighter suffered minor injuries in a Wednesday morning blaze that destroyed a home and claimed three family pets in northwestern Forsyth.

June 29, 2011 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Hall schools surplus auction raises $23,000

The Hall County School Board brought in $23,091 at its public surplus auction Wednesday morning.

June 29, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Math, science teachers getting incentive pay

Kevin Baker logged onto the Hall County Schools portal Tuesday and had a nice surprise.

June 29, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


DOT work is on hold for holiday

Georgia motorists may curse the congestion, but at least they can celebrate freedom from road construction as they travel the state this July Fourth holiday.

June 29, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Hall budget proposal has no tax hike but cuts jobs

Just days before the new budget year starts, at least two Hall County commissioners say they have a new proposal for the county that won't raise taxes and won't shut down the parks department.

June 29, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Vote is on for new state license plate

The Georgia license plate is getting a makeover, but officials want some help from residents to get the process started.

June 29, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Georgia wins legal battle in water wars

An appellate court has overturned a 2-year-old decision that would have severely limited how Hall County, and much of metro Atlanta, could withdraw water from Lake Lanier.

June 29, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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New Gainesville doughnut shop gets initial OK

A proposed new doughnut shop got the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board's approval Tuesday night.

March 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Recruitment set for Wednesday seeking employees for staffing and employment agency

The Georgia Department of Labor's Habersham Career Center will host a third recruitment Wednesday for Flexicrew, a staffing and employment agency, to hire 50 ...

March 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall kindergarten registration set for March 21-23

Kindergarten registration for Hall County Schools children entering kindergarten in the fall will be held at each of the Hall elementary schools on March 21 ...

March 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Free bra fittings set for March 31 at Belk in Gainesville

Belk and Wacoal are partnering to offer free bra fittings March 31 at the Belk at Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville.

March 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Oakwood Chick-fil-A to be closed for month during renovations

Oakwood's Chick-fil-A hasn't had a renovation since it opened nearly 17 years ago.

March 14, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Lula residents raise concerns over chickens in residential areas

With handfuls of calls coming in the last week, Lula City Manager Dennis Bergin spoke to one homeowner who said he was fed up with ...

March 13, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Lula considers electric locks for bathrooms after illicit behavior

Following complaints of sex acts and drug use in Lula's public bathrooms, the city is looking at electric locks as a method to potentially ...

March 13, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Man convicted in attempted rape case argues for new trial

A Gainesville man sentenced to 50 years in prison for attempted rape and kidnapping argued for a new trial for issues related to DNA evidence ...

March 13, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Educators, friends pay tribute to former Hall educator C.W. Davis

Davis Middle School Principal Eddie Millwood is proud to lead a school that bears the name of someone he considers to be a legend among ...

March 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Oakwood taking first steps to clean up old fuel tank site

A defunct underground fuel tank on city-owned property is giving Oakwood an above-ground headache.

March 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school board OKs $8.9M for Lanier Charter Career Academy projects

The Hall County school board on Monday approved $8.9 million for additions and renovations at Lanier Charter Career Academy.

March 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


I-985 bridge in Gwinnett to be closed for repairs, resurfacing

The Thompson Mill Road bridge over Interstate 985 will be closed at some point for repairs, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

March 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


UNG honors Lessie Smithgall with Presidential Leadership Award

Philanthropist and Times co-founder Lessie Smithgall of Gainesville recently received the 2017 Presidential Leadership Award during the fifth annual University of North Georgia Foundation Scholarship ...

March 13, 2017 | Times staff reports | 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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