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New generation continuing United Way’s legacy of giving

The United Way of Hall County is seeing a new generation of leaders following in their parents' footsteps by giving back to the community.

September 10, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gang activity still quiet a month after shooting

A month has passed since a gang-related shooting killed one Hall County teen and wounded three others, and all remains quiet on the gang front.

September 10, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Woman charged in child's death

DAHLONEGA - The mother of a 7-month-old boy who died last year after being smothered while sleeping is expected to be booked into the Lumpkin County jail today on murder charges.

September 10, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Skaggs: Eat more chicken during national month in September

Anyone who has lived in the Gainesville-Hall County area for any length of time recognizes the importance of the poultry industry to our community. In fact, poultry is the No. 1 agricultural commodity in the state of Georgia, representing some 47 percent of the total farm gate income in 2008.

September 09, 2009 | Billy Skaggs | Local


Excerpts of President Barack Obama's address to Congress

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama told Congress tonight he will continue to seek common ground on health care in the coming weeks, leaving his door open for those with serious proposals.

September 09, 2009 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Hall might suspend employee retirement plan contributions

Hall County Administrator Charley Nix recommended Wednesday that the county temporarily suspend retirement contributions for employees to combat low sales tax revenue.

September 09, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


I-985 work creating daytime delays

Interstate 985 motorists can expect delays the next two weeks traveling southbound toward South Hall.

September 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville woman wins $100,000 in lottery

Renae Smith got a big surprise on her 48th birthday, not from her family, but from the Georgia Lottery.

Smith, a Gainesville resident, won $100,000 - the top prize in the lottery's instant Cash Harvest game.

September 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Chestatee High uses Obama's speech as learning tool

On Tuesday, a presidential address that was the center of many debates across the country became a live learning opportunity for the students in Danielle Cleveland's class at Chestatee High School.

September 08, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fatal property feud simmered for decades

DAHLONEGA - The long-standing feud over a disputed property line between Lewis Dempsey and Jewell Crane was no secret to local law enforcement.

September 08, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Fatal wreck suspect arrested after alleged hospital escape

A Gainesville woman who was sought by law enforcement for more than three days in connection with a fatal wreck was booked into the Hall County jail Tuesday night.

September 08, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Revised Gainesville school deficit is $2.6 million less

The discovery of an accounting error made by the Gainesville finance office, coupled with savings from last school year, means the Gainesville school system deficit is about $2.6 million smaller than first believed.

September 08, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Stimulus road work won’t interfere with fall football

Good news, football fans.

September 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT proposes upgrades to bridges, railroad crossings in Jackson County

Dozens of residents attended a Georgia Department of Transportation open house Tuesday in Jefferson to learn more about federally funded projects planned for the area.

September 08, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County man’s story of paralyzing injury told on video

A South Hall man whose May 2008 fall from a ladder resulted in paralysis tells his story as part of a video on the Shepherd Center's Web site.

September 08, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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Local business leaders see upside in new U.S.-Cuba relations

The controversial move Wednesday by the Obama administration to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba was met with approval from business leaders in Hall County who said they believe the economic benefit could be substantial for local industries.

December 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


H&R Block pros to offer tax tips

Two H&R Block tax professionals will present a free Tax Talk from 6-8 p.m. today at Blackshear Place Library in Gainesville.

December 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville police make transition to digital records

At the Gainesville Police Department, some of the new school is showing a thing or two to the old school.

December 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Nominations open for 2014 Young Man and Young Woman of Year

The Gainesville Jaycees are accepting nominations for the 2014 Young Man and Young Woman of the Year Award.

December 18, 2014 | | Local


Poultry firm donates 23 tons of meat to food bank

Georgia Mountain Food Bank in Gainesville got an early Christmas gift Wednesday when Perdue Farms delivered 46,000 pounds of frozen chicken and meat products.

December 18, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Badge & Bar: Hall 911 staff raises $1K for kids’ wish lists

Four local families are getting help from the Hall County 911 Communications in a different way this Christmas.

December 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Cuba policy shift sparks differing local responses

After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations - a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations.

December 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Juvenile in custody after man stabbed Tuesday night

A 16-year-old fled on foot after allegedly stabbing his stepfather Tuesday on East Ridge Road, authorities said Wednesday.

December 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Local moviegoers have mixed reactions to canceling of film's release

Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of "The Interview," a comedy movie starring Seth Rogen and James Franco about a slapstick assassination plot on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

December 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville High alumni replace missing elephant art

Counte Cooley was tired of driving by Gainesville High School and not seeing his elephant.

December 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Defense bill calls for Army control of Camp Merrill

Camp Frank D. Merrill outside Dahlonega has long been Army strong. With President Barack Obama's signature, it will be Army controlled.

December 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall schools score higher in performance rating

Most Hall County schools and some Gainesville schools performed better than the state average on the College and Career Ready Performance Index, the latest tool used to measure how well schools are doing.

December 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hanukkah: Faith burning brightly

Tuesday marked the first day of Hanukkah. The Jewish Festival of Lights celebrates the victory of the Jewish army, the Maccabees, over Syrian forces. It also celebrates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem, which had been ruined during battle.

December 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Roads: DOT suspends lane closures during holidays

In giving motorists some holiday relief, the Georgia Department of Transportation plans to suspend construction-related lane closures on all interstates and major state routes from 5 a.m. Tuesday through 10 p.m. Dec. 28.

December 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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