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Jefferson's Freedom Festival dishes out old-fashioned fun

JEFFERSON - In an age when everyone seems to be clamoring for the newest model of gizmo or gadget, there are still people clinging to good old-fashioned fun.

June 27, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Local tattoo artists welcome regulation, aim to clean up industry's image

To many tattoo artists, skin is a blank canvas and every tattoo tells a story.

June 27, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County receives less revenue from state court fines

Through good economic times and bad, one source of revenue most county governments can count on to remain constant is court fines. That's not the case in Hall County.

June 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Motorcyclist killed in collision with car on McEver Road

A motorcyclist was killed in a head-on collision with a car Saturday on McEver Road, officials said.

June 27, 2009 | | Local


Thunderstorm watch in effect in area through tonight

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect throughout North Georgia today until 11 p.m.

The National Weather Service is reporting a chyance of isolated thunderstorms across North and Central Georgia this afternoon and evening. Some could bring frequent lightning, hail and strong winds up to 45 mph.

June 27, 2009 | | Local


Climate bill passes despite opposition by Deal, GOP

Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Gainesville, said he voted against the "cap and trade" bill that narrowly passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday night, despite a conservative talk show host's claim that the Republican congressman would vote with House Democrats.

June 27, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jefferson’s self-proclaimed historian, ‘Buz’ Ward, dies

It is quite possible that history never had a more devoted fan than Winfield "Buz" Ward III.

June 27, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Ribbons pay tribute to patriotic sacrifice

Placing handmade red, white, blue and yellow ribbons on the large holly tree on the corner of Green and West Academy streets is an annual tradition of the Gainesville chapter of the Phoenix Society.

June 27, 2009 | Ashley Bates | Local


Lula sewer plans get state’s approval

Lula is one step closer to a new sewer system.

June 27, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


New principal seeks to lead school's revival

The tide is turning for Maranatha Christian Academy as a new but familiar face will lead the Oakwood school into another year.

June 27, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Emergency drill aimed to defend hospital

Four security officers creep down the hospital's hallway, guns poised, as they check each door.

June 27, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Judge: City must hand over Shuler letter

Gainesville officials violated the state's Open Records Act when they refused to provide The Times with information tied to an investigation of former City Manager Bryan Shuler, a Hall County judge has decided.

June 27, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Fans remember pop icon Jackson; music stores abuzz with sales

As soon as the news broke on Thursday about Michael Jackson's death, the singer's fans started pouring into local shops to buy his music.

June 27, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Food Ministry to celebrate thrift shop opening

Fellowship with Food Ministry is holding a grand opening today for its Bottomless Closet Boutique.

June 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Two escapees caught after a day on the lam in Hall

Two brothers who escaped from a Gainesville Police patrol car outside the county jail were arrested Friday after breaking into a home and stealing a truck, authorities said. No one was hurt.

June 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Hall County inmate escapes from work detail

Inmate Derrick Crawford, 35, walked away from a Hall County Correctional Institute work detail making road repairs in North Hall County around 12:15 p.m. Monday, according to Hall County officials.

December 22, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Holiday travelers to crowd highways

If you're planning to go home for Christmas, expect lots of company on the highways.

December 22, 2014 | Greg Breazeale | Local


Scaled-back version of Central Hall trail to begin construction in 2015

Work is poised to begin early next year on a section of trail between Gainesville and Oakwood, but not quite to the extent Hall County officials had hoped.

December 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood Regions branch to close in March

The Oakwood branch of Regions Bank near the intersection of Mundy Mill and McEver roads will close next year.

December 22, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


North Ga. prosecutor to be nominated for federal post

President Barack Obama has announced plans to nominate a Georgia prosecutor as the next Deputy Attorney General.

December 22, 2014 | Times staff, wire reports | Local


Class Notes: Gainesville author has second fantasy novel published

Gainesville native and Brenau University administrative assistant Alison Reeger Cook recently published her second fantasy novel.

December 22, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Holiday Hope: Challenged Child and Friends benefits all types of students

For sisters Brooke and Bailey Ellis, going to school together is special.

December 22, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Highlands United Methodist Church brings Christmas fun to community

Weeks of curiosity sparked by random cars around Gainesville sporting a scrawled message of "FX Christmas, An Extreme Family Event" ended Sunday when The Highlands United Methodist Church hosted its first free Christmas event at North Hall Community Center.

December 22, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


Wage growth returning as job market expands

The road to economic recovery has not exactly been paved in gold - or even silver, for that matter.

December 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Traffic light planned at new Wal-Mart on Thompson Bridge Road

The new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, along with Taco Bell, on busy Ga. 60/Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville will have something in common next year - a traffic light.

December 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Community garden project acquires new site

A new site has been identified for Jubilee Farm, a community garden project of the Hall Green Alliance that aims to provide food to the hungry and nutritional education to local residents.

December 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clarks Bridge work set for today

The new Clarks Bridge over Lake Lanier continues to take shape as a concrete pour is planned today for two more of the seven spans.

December 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Effect of recession lingers for local charities

When the recession set in, social service charities were hit with a double dose of trouble: Demand for services increased dramatically while donations plummeted.

December 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville man’s 2013 death yields few clues, no suspects

Texts went unanswered and hundreds of phone calls went to voicemail.

December 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


State approval of Brenau nursing program is 'conditional'

Although Brenau University now boasts three doctoral programs, including a doctorate of nursing practice, the nursing program's state approval is "conditional."

December 21, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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