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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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Robinsons are ambassador family for upcoming March of Dimes

Torie Robinson was born weighing only 1 pound - so tiny her mom Tocoa Robinson's wedding ring could fit around her leg.

April 16, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Joe Chandler Road bridge in East Hall to close Monday

An aging bridge over a key East Hall artery - one that leads to East Hall Middle School - is scheduled to close Monday as work begins ...

April 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fire destroys South Hall home

A South Hall home was destroyed in a fire Sunday night.

April 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Will SPLOST ever end? That’s up to Hall voters

A Hall County official says he's confident voters will continue to back a revenue-generating 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax, commonly known as ...

April 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


What new deportation policies mean inside Hall’s jail

As federal guidelines on deporting illegal immigrants broaden, local authorities are seeing changes in how immigrants are detained.

April 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


A bridge of the faithful: Progress made to topple churches' racial walls

Race wasn't mentioned during the service, but as white and black hands clasped across pews before the closing prayer, the pastor talked about the ...

April 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Slideshow: A proper retirement for Old Glory

Saturday was the first time a flag retirement ceremony has been held at the American Legion Post 7 in Gainesville. The Legion collects flags in ...

April 15, 2017 | Erin Smith | Local


Rainbow runners: Color Run for Grace raises funds to combat sex trafficking

Every color of the rainbow was represented vat the sixth annual Color Run for Grace at Flowery Branch High School.

April 15, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local




Hit-and-run spree strikes 7 vehicles in Hall; driver hospitalized

A man driving a white van was in serious condition Saturday after a series of hit-and-run crashes Friday night that struck seven vehicles in Gainesville ...

April 15, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Former West Hall coach given 8 years probation for relationship with student

A former West Hall coach accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student entered a plea for 8 years of probation.

April 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | 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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