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Georgia prisons ordered to kick smoking habit

The smokers among Georgia's nearly 60,000 prison inmates will soon have to snuff out their cigarette butts for good.

January 17, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Recalling sit-ins for justice, 50 years ago

Fifty years ago, four students from North Carolina Agricultural and State University entered a Woolworth's store and approached the lunch counter.

January 17, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Students meet for a purpose

JEFFERSON - Although they have fun getting together with their friends, members of the Jefferson Academy Mighty Dragons club know that they are meeting for a greater purpose than socializing.

January 17, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Sky’s the limit for library database

Hall County Library Director Adrian Mixson said the system holds one of the best kept secrets around.

January 17, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Martin Luther King tribute helps kids identify with the past

Youngsters were ready to dance, speak and even mime in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday at Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School in Gainesville.

January 17, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Colleges survey Forsyth Co. residents for insight on higher education

Is there a college campus in Forsyth County's future?

January 17, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


East Hall woman dies in car crash

An East Hall woman died Sunday in a vehicle crash on Oconee Circle off Old Cornelia Highway.

January 17, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Hall firefighters battle overnight blazes in South Hall

A late Saturday fire that destroyed a South Hall mobile home appears to have been accidental.

January 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


When giving to help Haiti, be sure to check your charity of choice

As an outpouring of sympathy for the victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti turns to a flood of donations to charities and outreach organizations, the North Georgia Community Foundation has pledged to research those agencies for local residents who want to help.

January 17, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


House fires shed light on overcrowding issues

When Hall County firefighters showed up to a predawn house fire at a single-story brick and wood frame home in the Chicopee Village earlier this month, they expected a family of four or five people at most would be living there.

January 17, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


What happens when a student has no place like home?

In the still of the night, Anthony Davis often finds himself staring at the ceiling of his family's temporary apartment at the Salvation Army in Gainesville.

January 16, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Town council makes plans to ease traffic at Duncan Corners

The Braselton Town Council has begun plans to turn a closed portion of Friendship Road into a private road with the hopes of easing congestion at a five-way intersection.

January 16, 2010 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Smithgall Woods hosts beekeeping course

Bees come in different shapes and sizes. They also come in honey and bumble.

January 16, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Study shows fragile tree coverage in Jefferson

The results are in, and although Jefferson's tree canopy is greater than that of many other cities, that could change with the removal of just one tree.

January 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County wants a cut of lake home rentals

Hall County officials are discussing changing the law to allow short-term rentals for homes on Lake Lanier, something Convention and Visitors Bureau President Stacey Dickson said will be a "game changer" for tourism in Hall County.

January 16, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Recognizing a need and fulfilling it

While farmers, gardeners and growers typically spend the summer with plenty of crops, many children find themselves without enough food during the summer months.

May 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Roosevelt Square renovation designs released

When President Franklin D. Roosevelt arrived in Gainesville to deliver an impassioned speech about revitalizing the city following a deadly tornado in 1936, he could not have envisioned plans today to honor and build upon the legacy of a square bearing his name.

May 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County Schools recommend 4 for leadership spots

Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield announced the recommendation of four hires for leadership positions Thursday, with the nods to officially be brought before the school board's called personnel meeting at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

May 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall officials approve additional funding for Glades Reservoir study

The Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved an additional $1.5 million in funding for AECOM, a firm contracted by the Army Corps of Engineers, to complete an environmental impact statement on the proposed Glades Reservoir in North Hall.

May 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


One seriously injured in Sardis Road wreck

Four people were transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center - one with serious injuries - after a collision Tuesday afternoon on Sardis Road.

May 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville CFO named interim city manager

Gainesville's chief financial officer, Melody Marlowe, has been named interim city manager while officials seek a permanent replacement for Kip Padgett.

May 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Metro Gainesville unemployment rate drops to 4.7 percent

The unemployment rate for the metro Gainesville area, which includes all of Hall County, ticked down to 4.7 percent in April, its lowest mark since April 2008, in numbers released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Labor.

May 28, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Hall officials mulling cities’ role in McEver repairs

It looks like it's back to square one with McEver Road repairs.

May 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Report: Lake Lanier boating death result of boat striking rocks

A motorboat striking rocks March 15 in Lake Lanier forced a Buford couple out of the vessel and killed a 29-year-old passenger, according to a Georgia Department of Natural Resources report.

May 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville school board eyeing $64 million budget for 2016

The Gainesville Board of Education will conduct a public hearing June 9 on a proposed $64 million budget for the 2016 fiscal year, which begins July 1.

May 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Rock Creek Veterans Park to add new area of brick markers

With a pencil in hand, Lyman Coker traced in the hardened sand the possible borders of a marker that would give words to an otherwise somber scene - bricks engraved with the names of area military men and women.

May 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


New federal water rule addresses health of streams, other wetlands

Federal officials rolled out new clean water regulations Wednesday focusing largely on the health of streams and other wetlands that help feed into primary drinking sources.

May 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


To outsource or not? Hall officials debate how to pay for property reassessments

In the last year, few things have been as contentious in Hall County as reassessments in value on lakefront homes and commercial businesses, sending tax bills for some property owners through the roof.

May 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Veterans park to add new area of brick markers

With a pencil in hand, Lyman Coker traced in the hardened sand the possible borders of a marker that would give words to an otherwise somber scene - bricks engraved with the names of area military men and women.

May 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawsonville man charged following fatal motorcycle crash

May 27, 2015 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


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