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Prison ‘lifer’ population growing

The number of people serving sentences of life in prison has grown dramatically in Georgia and across the nation in recent years, creating a huge fiscal impact on states, according to a new report from a prisoner advocacy group.

July 28, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Group does more than just write grants

Home Development Resources Inc., may be one of Hall County's best kept secrets.

July 28, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Stores expect influx of shoppers for sales-tax holiday

As stores prepare for the sales-tax holiday this weekend, many retail shops hope it will bring them out of a slump.

July 28, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall’s home prices stabilizing

While a national report shows that home prices across the country rose in May, Hall County may be lagging behind, according to Frank Norton Jr., president of The Norton Agency.

July 28, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Minimum wage hike, tax revenue decline put a strain on Jefferson's budget

JEFFERSON - When his pay rate increased by nearly a dollar per hour, Phil Mitchell noticed. But he wasn't the only one - so did his supervisors at the Jefferson Parks and Recreation Department.

July 28, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gwinnett Braves fish with the kids at Eagle Ranch

FLOWERY BRANCH - Joseph had his grip on a pole, but he also had a glove and baseball ready in case he could catch more than fish.

July 28, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


I-985's new lanes over Ga. 53, exit ramp to Atlanta Highway open Aug. 4

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to open Interstate 985 northbound lanes over Ga. 53/Mundy Mill Road and the new northbound exit ramp to Ga. 13/Atlanta Highway on Tuesday.

July 28, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former soccer player found dead; wreck could have happened days ago

A former North Georgia College & State University soccer player may have been dead for as long as two days before his wrecked car was discovered Monday afternoon in a wooded area of Habersham County, officials said.

July 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County public libraries will close Friday for furloughs

The monthly worker furloughs mandated by Hall County government will lead to all of the county's library branches closing Friday.

July 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Officer, wounded in standoff, named Deputy Sheriff of the Year

A deputy who was shot and seriously wounded in a standoff last year has been honored as the Georgia Sheriffs' Association's Deputy Sheriff of the Year.

July 28, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Retired clerk named interim White County manager

White County commissioners have appointed retired clerk of commissioners Jean Welborn as interim county manager as they search for a successor to Alton Brown, who was fired last week for a DUI arrest.

July 28, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Traffic light set at entry to new school, community center

Georgia Department of Transportation crews are installing a traffic signal at the entrance to the Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center and the new Gainesville Middle School.

July 28, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Program educates teachers about technology tools

Moodle. Ning. Dimdim.

July 27, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson weighs eliminating pay raises in next budget year

Money was the main topic of discussion during the Jefferson City Council voting session Monday.

July 27, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Ex-lawmaker indicted on tax evasion charges

Former state representative Mary Jeanette Jamieson, D-Toccoa, faces two counts of income tax evasion, and her case will be tried in Fulton County.

July 27, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Funding is key to child welfare reforms, advocates say

A Jan. 9 announcement by Gov. Nathan Deal's Child Welfare Reform Council offered recommendations to improve the state's record of caring for children.

February 01, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hospital plans to deliver new pediatric unit in Braselton

January 31, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Hall’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Academy drawing more girls

January 31, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Local


Fundraiser for Lakeview kindergartner Addi Bales raises $26K

A fundraiser to benefit a local cancer-stricken kindergartner raised about $26,000 on Friday night, according to the child's mother.

January 31, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Local


Hall Chairman Mecum: State of the county is 'very good'

The growth is coming from the south, but will the money come from there, too?

January 31, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Five displaced in Baker Road fire

Five people all escaped injury after an early morning fire caused extensive damage to their double-wide mobile home.

January 31, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Georgia lawmakers working out kinks in cannabis oil bill

While regulations governing the production and distribution of cannabis oil in Georgia are now absent from proposed medical marijuana legislation, state lawmakers are pushing forward with remedies to the problem.

January 31, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Georgia leaders seek changes to AP US History to celebrate ‘positive aspects’

Teachers shouldn't emphasize the negative aspects of U.S. history.

January 31, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Read the resolution on AP History

Senate Resolution 80

January 31, 2015 | | Local


Will cannabis oil be made available for more patients?

Lawmakers have made the case for medical marijuana over the past year by limiting the number of patients who can legally possess and use the drug to the families of children with seizure disorders.

January 31, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Brenau vice president appointed to Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission

A Brenau University vice president was sworn in Thursday to serve on the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission.

January 31, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County food, shelter agencies can apply for additional funding

Food and shelter programs in Hall County can apply for additional funding after the county was chosen to receive national Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program funds.

January 31, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Redevelopment plan is road map for Flowery Branch's future

With more retail shops open for business downtown, new homes being built and upcoming plans for more accommodating roads, it's safe to say Flowery Branch is a bustling town.

January 31, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


New Year's Eve road rage incident led to gunfire, authorities say

Being cut off in traffic led to road rage between two men in Hall County and ended with a gunshot, said Hall County Sheriff's Office Deputy Mike Lusk said Friday at a committal hearing.

January 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Drug case against 2 headed to Superior Court; 100K in narcotics, cash seized

A methamphetamine trafficking case involving a Gainesville man whom authorities said is a documented SUR13 gang member and an alleged associate was moved on to Superior Court on Friday.

January 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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