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State tax collections plummet

ATLANTA - Georgia tax collections took a nosedive in February.

March 06, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


State boosts unemployment benefits by $25 per week

ATLANTA - Georgia's labor department has begun sending an extra $25 a week to more than 180,000 jobless Georgians.

March 06, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


A return to Vietnam

For three decades, Gary Totten saw the world from the cockpit of the plane he flew for Delta Airlines.

March 06, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Boys Scouts dinner to honor 3 local philanthropists

The Northeast Georgia Council for the Boy Scouts of America will host the annual American Values Dinner to honor three local heroes and support scouting.

March 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Officials haven't released name of wreck victim

The condition of a 50-year-old man whose pickup truck collided head-on with a sport utility vehicle on Thompson Mill Road Wednesday night was not immediately available Thursday.

March 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall fourth-grader will be on ‘Atlanta & Company’ today

World Language Academy fourth-grader Allyson Lusco has been named the metro Atlanta area grand-prize winner for Sylvan Learning Center's Dr. Seuss poetry contest.

As the grand prize winner, Allyson will appear on the WXIA-TV's 11Alive television program "Atlanta & Company," according to a Hall schools news release. The show airs at 11 a.m. today.

March 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


North Georgia Community Foundation offering $165,000 in scholarships

About $165,000 in scholarships from the North Georgia Community Foundation will be available to graduating high school seniors this year.

March 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Surf Web for Gainesville's bench, probation warrants

If there is a probation or bench warrant with your name on it in Gainesville, you might find it on the city's Web site.

March 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Missing man found safe in Greensboro

An 84-year-old man suffering from Alzheimer's disease was found safe 86 miles from Gainesville after being reported missing by his wife Thursday morning.

March 05, 2009 | From staff reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Schools hear few answers on local impact of stimulus funds

Many burning questions about how $77 billion in federal stimulus funds marked for education will prop up local budgets this year went unanswered in a statewide conference call with State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox.

March 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall humane society gives shelter to 57 dogs from alleged puppy mill

The Humane Society of Hall County has given shelter to 57 purebred dogs that were seized this week from an alleged puppy mill in Cumming.

March 05, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


All that glitters, and some that doesn't, is getting sold

Phyllis Moore inherited her late uncle's collection of stamps from the Civil War era and coins that dated back to 1650. On Thursday, the Habersham County resident came to Gainesville to find out the value of her inherited items and perhaps sell them.

March 05, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


US Rep. Deal backs openness for health care pricing

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Gainesville, was among those on hand Thursday as President Barack Obama pumped health care allies and skeptics alike for ways to overhaul the nation's costly and frustrating system.

March 05, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Jefferson Academy student actors review 20th century triumphs

Lindsey Nilsen knows more about the microwave than the average adult, and she's only 11.

March 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Sheriff’s effort shines light on property crimes

Hall County sheriff's officials say they brought a full-court press to curb a spike in property crimes that peaked with 81 burglaries in December.

March 05, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Oakwood mulls major tax hike as debt, bills pile up

For 15 years, one of the things Oakwood residents and businesses could count on was a mostly steady tax rate.

October 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Times yard sale raises money for Relay for Life

The Times held a yard sale in its parking lot Saturday. All proceeds from the semi-annual event went to benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

October 11, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Local


It's off to Market for Gainesville festival

The second weekend in October marks the beginning of Mule Camp Market, the three day festival that fills Gainesville's downtown square with a wide variety of tents, food vendors and entertainment for the whole family.

October 11, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


Special Olympians fill fields with smiles

Even a bit of wet weather couldn't douse the sunshine found on the fields and in the stands at Saturday's State Fall Games by Special Olympics Georgia.

October 11, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Tumbling Circle railroad crossing to close

The Georgia Department of Transportation is closing the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing near Old Oakwood Road.

October 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Water issues not a big focus in state races

Two decades of "water wars" between Georgia, Florida and Alabama are barely registering as a skirmish in political races leading up to the Nov. 4 election.

October 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fifth annual Giant Book Sale benefits local organizations

The fifth annual Giant Book Sale opened Friday, benefitting Our Neighbor Inc. and The Next Chapter Bookstore. It continues from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at 111 Spring St. More than 10,000 books are available, categorized by subject and most sold for $3 or less.

October 11, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Former lieutenant indicted in Hall sheriff’s office data deletion case

A former lieutenant with the Hall County Sheriff's Office was indicted Wednesday, accused of intentionally deleting sheriff's office data.

October 10, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville officials mum on fire department interviews

It is now unclear whether Gainesville officials will hold interviews with fire department personnel next week, or at any point, to discuss workplace morale and other concerns.

October 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County explores outsourcing payroll processing

The Hall County Board of Commissioners has given the go-ahead for staff to seek bids from payroll services companies.

October 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Former newspaper contractor sentenced to jail for theft

Gabrielle Veronica Gibson of Buford, formerly an independent contractor who delivered newspapers to stores for The Times, was sentenced to jail time and probation on Monday on a charge of theft by taking.

October 10, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Rabid skunk found in South Hall

A rabies case has been reported in South Hall County in the area of Candler Highway/Calvary Church Road.

October 10, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Forsyth County's UDC changes made official

October 10, 2014 | Times regional Staff | Local


Dawsonville annexation disagreement continues

October 10, 2014 | Times regional staff | Local


2 challenge Deal in governor’s race

Republican Gov. Nathan Deal faces a stiff challenge in his re-election bid this year as state Sen. Jason Carter, grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, rallies Democrats to his candidacy and Libertarian Andrew Hunt works to make inroads for an increasingly popular third party.

October 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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