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Ex-deputy acquitted in animal cruelty case

HOMER - A former Jackson County sheriff's deputy testified in court that four Walker hounds found starved to death on his property didn't belong to him, and a jury believed him.

June 16, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Libraries' computers are in high demand for the unemployed

Good luck finding a parking spot at the Gainesville library, especially this summer.

June 16, 2009 | By Carolyn Crist ccrist@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Federal funds soften budget cuts to schools

School districts statewide were handed more state budget cuts this week but received federal stabilization funds to help offset cuts as school boards carefully craft budgets for next year.

June 16, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Flu outbreaks reported at 3 Northeast Georgia camps

Three summer camps in Northeast Georgia sent 18 children to the hospital for influenza-like symptoms, and officials still are testing the strains for swine flu.

June 16, 2009 | By Carolyn Crist ccrist@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Businesses get creative to keep customers

Most everyone knows that to have a successful business, you have to walk the fine line between supply and demand.

June 16, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Housing market looking better; officials more optimistic

Recent numbers show Hall County's housing market may be on the rise.

June 16, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville's cuts mainly target employee pay increases

As they approved a much smaller spending plan for fiscal year 2010, Gainesville City Council members promised employees a better future.

June 16, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Fire destroys North Hall home

Hall County fire officials have not yet determined what caused a destructive house fire in the north end of the county Tuesday afternoon.

June 16, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Citing tight economy, Hall schools superintendent declines 5% raise

Hall County schools Superintendent Will Schofield received a glowing performance evaluation from the Hall County school board but declined the 5 percent raise to which he is entitled.

June 16, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Suspect sought in Scrub Shop robbery

Gainesville police are investigating a robbery that occurred this afternoon at a medical uniform store on Enota Drive.

June 16, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


1 charged in McEver Elementary electronics theft

A burglar was caught stealing $11,000 worth of electronics from McEver Elementary School early this morning, sheriff's officials said.

June 16, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall man drowns after jumping off bridge

A 29-year-old Hall County man who drowned Monday night after jumping off a bridge into Lake Lanier was identified this morning as 29-year-old William Maddox.

June 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hoschton voters want a say in whether city levies property tax

HOSCHTON - A petition urging the city of Hoschton to hold a vote to change its charter was submitted Monday to city hall, bearing 417 signatures.

June 15, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


State blames budget cuts for longer refund wait

After waiting for nearly three months, Ethel Roberto finally received her state tax return over the weekend.

June 15, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Dock owners complaining that no-wake zones being ignored

Speeding can be as dangerous in the water as it is on land.

June 15, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | 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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