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Tax council chief pushes for larger tax base in Ga.

Georgia should gradually move away from personal income taxes and toward a larger tax base that pays sales taxes, the head of the commission studying the state tax system said Tuesday morning.

December 14, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Varsity Jr. construction gets postponed

The opening of Varsity Jr. restaurant in Dawsonville, originally expected for later this month, has been delayed until March because of construction and weather issues, said John Browne, vice president for the Atlanta-based Varsity.

December 14, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Thurmon Tanner work stalled

The final stretch of Thurmon Tanner Parkway won't be finished by Dec. 31 as long projected.

December 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Poll: Teachers who perform poorly should be easier to fire

A new poll shows most Americans are frustrated over the difficulty in getting rid of bad teachers, while most also believe teachers are underpaid.

December 14, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Firefighters busy with house fires

Firefighters have been busy chasing weather-related house fires since Monday.

December 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Some mountain area schools still closed Wednesday

Some local school systems will be closed Wednesday due to inclement winter weather:

December 14, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Lawmakers must put a budget puzzle together, Deal says

The state's upcoming legislative session will be one big puzzle, Gov.-elect Nathan Deal told lawmakers this afternoon.

December 14, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall proposes self-directed programs for high schools

Traditional high schools are working to meet the needs of a new breed of students - those graduating from the county's schools of choice that focus on self-direction.

December 14, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Rotary accepts nominations for annual awards

The Rotary Club of Gainesville is accepting nominations for its Man and Woman of the Year awards.

December 14, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Officials give lawmakers a fresh warning on water

Tri-state water war negotiations are slowly inching forward, but legislators must prepare to make decisions in the next session about the state's water supply, officials said Monday.

December 14, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


South Hall tag office unable to take payments

The South Hall Tag Office at 3640 Mundy Mill Road, Suite 140, Oakwood, will be unable to accept payments this morning.

December 14, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Co-founder of Hall dive team remembered for hard work

Art Jetton, a 30-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office who helped start the department's dive team, died Sunday.

December 14, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dahlonega hopes to be site of state’s music hall of fame

The city of Dahlonega is officially a contender for the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

December 14, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Oakwood to add 3 tornado sirens

Oakwood has been approved for a $25,000 grant to help put up emergency weather sirens at three locations around the city, including Oakwood Elementary School, which was smacked by an August 2008 tornado.

December 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local school systems put SPLOST on March ballot

Problems with aging and deteriorating school buildings and outstanding bond debt are among the reasons area school systems will ask voters for a sales tax extension.

December 14, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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Hispanic community on alert after immigration sweeps

Fear and distrust have returned to the Hispanic community following a sweep against undocumented immigrants that netted at least 13 arrests in Gainesville over the ...

February 14, 2017 | BY CARLOS GALARZA AND NICK WATSON cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com, nwatson@gainsevilletimes.com | Local


Roswell man charged with enticing girl

A Roswell man is accused of enticing a girl through social media before he was charged with aggravated child molestation.

February 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Lawson, Westfall honored at annual Rotary Club of Gainesville banquet

Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan had fun reliving many youthful antics while presenting the Woman of the Year Award at the annual Rotary Club of Gainesville ...

February 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Lula seeks to thwart illicit behavior in public restrooms

Lula is having horrific troubles with its public restrooms, including people caught in sex acts and indecent exposure, as well as one person who died ...

February 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Signs could go up in Lula warning of stray animals

Lula is looking at putting up signs identifying areas where the northeast Hall County city is having problems with stray animals.

February 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Some key details need to be settled in proposed Lula alcohol law

As a new alcohol ordinance nears approval in Lula, a few loose ends remain, particularly as they apply to establishments serving liquor by the drink.

February 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Trial underway in Gainesville fatal stabbing case

A jury will return this morning to hear opening statements and testimony in an alleged fatal fight at a Gainesville apartment last year.

February 13, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Tag renewal kiosk moving to New Holland Kroger

The kiosk allowing residents to renew their car tag at the North Hall Community and Technology Center is moving to a new location.

February 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Georgia GOP proposing new state role in struggling schools

February 13, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Lula taking comments Monday on new alcohol rules

Residents can give their views about alcohol sales in Lula at a public hearing 5:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 6055 Main St.

February 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville Target getting renovations, Starbucks

The Gainesville Target is getting renovated, and local customers say they are excited.

February 13, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Trump’s first days ‘exciting time to watch,’ says U.S. Rep. Doug Collins

Every president entering office has bumpy times getting a staff in place, "and we're seeing a little bit of that" from President Donald Trump ...

February 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | 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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