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Unemployment claims continue to climb

As jobless rates and unemployment claims climb each month, state labor officials are searching for a turnaround.

July 15, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Vandals deface 14 Hall school buses

Fourteen Hall County school buses were vandalized Tuesday night at Johnson High School, school officials said Wednesday.

July 15, 2009 | By Jessica Jordan and Keith Albertson jjordan@gainesvilletimes.com; kalbertson@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Brenau welcomes hundreds of teachers for conference

Brenau University's College of Education is hosting the Early Childhood Constructivist Institute conference this week and about 20 free spots remain for interested Georgia teachers.

July 15, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall chamber has ‘A Great Story to Tell’

As bad news abounds, The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is rallying the community to share their great stories with a new marketing initiative.

July 15, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


White County murder trial continues

CLEVELAND - Unsigned divorce papers sat on a table a few feet away from where a White County 911 dispatcher was found dead from gunshot wounds in the home of her estranged husband last year, an investigator testified in court Wednesday.

July 15, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


White County manager on paid leave after DUI arrest

CLEVELAND - White County Manager Alton Brown remains on paid administrative leave after a weekend DUI arrest as county commissioners continue to look into the case.

Meanwhile, commissioners gave White County Sheriff Neal Walden a handgun for safekeeping during a closed-door meeting at the county courthouse Wednesday to discuss Brown's arrest.

July 15, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Cycling, music fans unite

For cycling fans, it's like getting to see a NASCAR race in your own backyard, James Lowe says, with the added excitement of rock 'n' roll.

July 15, 2009 | Ashley Bates | Local


Economy is filling up Gainesville’s Good News shelter

Homelessness in Georgia has dropped, a federal report said last week, but Gainesville shelters are packed more than ever.

July 14, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Home Development to administer federal housing grant

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted 3-1 in a special called meeting Tuesday to allow Home Development Resources Inc. to administer a federal housing grant.

July 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall, Gainesville miss 100 percent AYP by one school each

Official "Adequate Yearly Progress" results show all but one Hall County school and one Gainesville school met AYP under No Child Left Behind standards.

July 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Change coming to immigration enforcement

Federal homeland security officials are revamping a local-federal immigration enforcement program with new guidelines, but Hall County Sheriff Steve Cronic doesn't expect a lot of immediate changes in how his agency processes people in jail who are in the country illegally.

July 14, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Corps starts request period for Lake Lanier dock permits

The request period for boat dock permits on Lake Lanier begins today.

Those interested in pursuing a permit must submit a request letter by mail to Lake Lanier Permits, P.O. Box 9, Gonzalez, FL 32560.

July 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Special-needs camp to feature inspirational speaker

Clay Dyer was born without legs, a left arm and has a partial right arm. A professional angler of almost 15 years, Dyer has finished in more than 200 bass tournaments and placed first in about 20 state bass tournaments.

July 14, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville planning board favors group home; City Council has final say

The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board voted to recommend construction of a second Turning Points group home Tuesday night.

July 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jefferson police offer online sign-ups for extra patrols

JEFFERSON - If you live in Jefferson, you can breathe a little easier while you are on vacation knowing that the city police department is keeping a closer eye on your home or business.

July 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Divisive immigration debate takes a new turn

President Barack Obama's announcement Thursday night that he would act unilaterally to allow about 5 million undocumented immigrants to work legally in the United States without fear of deportation was met with both personal and political responses in Hall County and across the state and nation.

November 23, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Recovering couple’s marriage, success made possible through Drug Court

November 23, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Changes coming to Common Core Standards

The state seems to want to please the public when it comes to the controversial Common Core education standards.

November 23, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Christmas in the Cabbage Patch

Christmas officially came to North Georgia on Saturday when BabyLand General Hospital kicked off its 36th annual Appalachian Christmas Celebration.

November 22, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


From Web to table: Grant helps farmers market reach customers

An Internet-based farmers market was awarded a grant Wednesday to help get the word out and expand in Gainesville.

November 22, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Vets chip in to help homeless comrades with food, clothing, advice

Just over a week ago, churches, businesses and schools gathered to thank local veterans for their service in celebration of Veterans Day.

November 22, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Rain moves in tonight with storms in some areas of state

A few days after shivering through January-like cold, Northeast Georgians now are looking at a Sunday of springlike rain.

November 22, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville home permits hit record high this year

Gainesville has set a new record this year for the number of home permits issued, according to Community Development Director Rusty Ligon.

November 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Affordable housing plan awaits OK from church

While the plan has been downsized, city officials and many members of the local community believe a better project is now in the works to build five homes on land between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Mill Street in Gainesville.

November 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


West Hall students practice job interview ‘soft skills’

High school students don't usually wear dresses and heels or shirts and ties to school.

November 21, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Suspect pleads not guilty to June shooting in Gainesville

One of the men charged in a Gainesville shooting June 5 pleaded not guilty in a Thursday arraignment.

November 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Missing Gainesville man’s family offers reward

The family of a missing Gainesville man is offering a reward for any information into his disappearance.

November 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Homeless man pleads not guilty to August slaying

A Gainesville homeless man accused of killing another homeless man and assaulting others pleaded not guilty at a Thursday arraignment.

November 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gas prices drop and family travel rises during holidays

Georgia residents are in luck this holiday season, as gas prices hang well below $3 just in time for family travels.

November 21, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


House Study Committee voices support of Common Core

Parents, teachers, superintendents and state legislators are warily supportive of Common Core standards.

November 21, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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