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Drivers revel in lower gas prices

People have started seeing something pop up at gas stations around town that hasn't been seen in ages - the number 1.

November 14, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jefferson's annexation plans don't sit well with Jackson County residents

JEFFERSON - About a dozen Jackson County residents attended a Jefferson City Council public hearing concerning the rezoning and annexation of 35 county properties into the city limits.

November 14, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


White County businesses to talk ‘big-box’ strategy

The conventional wisdom is that when Wal-Mart or any other "big-box" retailer moves into town, local businesses shrivel up and die. But that's not always the case.

November 14, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Would-be residents give cold shoulder to Gainesville annexation

While Gainesville officials tried Monday evening to stress the benefits of becoming a city resident to property owners who might be affected by a massive annexation of county islands, many of the property owners remained concerned about how the annexation would affect their tax bills.

November 14, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Man found dead in burning building in White County

A 29-year-old White County man was found dead early Monday morning in a burning building near the Hall County line.

November 14, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Fewer students, less money from state force Hall schools to cut millions of dollars from budget

Due to state revenue shortfalls and less student population growth in the Hall County school system than expected, the Hall County Board of Education cut more than $5.5 million from this year's budget, according to the Hall County schools deputy superintendent.

November 14, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Chaplain in Iraq: Homesickness may be the toughest battle

Life moves in cycles here in Iraq.

November 14, 2008 | By Doug Collins | Local


Richardson keeps role as House speaker

ATLANTA - Fiery Georgia House Speaker Glenn Richardson has survived a challenge for his gavel.

November 14, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Elections director on track for permanent appointment

At Monday's work session, Hall County Commissioner Bobby Banks recommended interim Elections Director Charlotte Sosebee-Hunter be appointed Hall County's elections director.

November 14, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Newest Gainesville K9s are ready for the job

On Monday, the Gainesville Police Department officially retired two of its former police dogs and introduced the department's newest addition - two Belgian Malinois.

November 14, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


New bank dazzles Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH - A year in the making, South Hall's newest bank on Spout Springs Road has caught the eye of motorists and gawking children alike.

November 13, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Festival rallies around the hemlock tree

People interested in good music and protecting the environment gathered near Murrayville this weekend for the Fourth Annual HemlockFest.

November 13, 2008 | Megan Gill | Local


Area meetings

Among the public government meetings coming up this week are:

November 13, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia House to decide on GOP leadership

Republicans in the Georgia House of Representatives will gather this morning to elect their party officers, including speaker of the House. It marks the first time since the GOP took control of the House in 2004 that Speaker Glenn Richardson faces a challenge from within his own party.

November 13, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Brothers in life, brothers in arms

The Martin brothers went off to war not knowing if they'd ever see each other again, and it was nearly two years before they were reunited on their family's farm.

November 13, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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State leaders open career opportunities for students

There's a gap between the number of skilled trade professionals leaving career fields and the number of promising youth ready to take the reins.

April 24, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Health care debate gets middle school take

It's been an issue thoroughly hashed out by grown-ups.

April 24, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Badge and Bar: May 19 court date set for former Hall jailer accused of battery

An ex-jailer from the Hall County Sheriff's Office charged with violation of oath by a public officer is set to appear before a judge May 19 in Superior Court.

April 23, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Movie filming scenes at Amicalola Park

Amicalola Falls State Park is the backdrop for a new movie starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte.

April 23, 2014 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Ellis treads tough road in District 3 race

Lifelong Hall County resident Steven Ellis has an uphill battle trying to unseat Scott Gibbs in the District 3 Board of Commissioners race this year.

April 23, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Dawson jailer fired after arrest

April 23, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Children dig in at community garden

The Gainesville Housing Authority kicked off a community garden project Wednesday with a lot of little help at Melrose Apartments.

April 23, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


Ambulance hits house after state patrol says brakes failed

An ambulance struck a house on Old Flowery Branch Road in South Hall County on Wednesday afternoon after the brakes failed on the vehicle, according to Georgia State Patrol.

April 23, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Deal signs bill allowing guns in more places

ELLIJAY - Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed gun carriers can take their weapons, as the governor signed a bill allowing them in bars without restriction and in some churches, schools and government buildings under certain circumstances.

April 23, 2014 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Johnson High’s special education students raise morning flags

Some very special students are now responsible for the daily raising of the flag at Johnson High School.

April 23, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Lula City Council expenses, compensation ordinance passes

Lula City Council has approved an ordinance that lays out how council members will be paid for extra meetings and how much they can expect to be reimbursed.

April 23, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students win awards for drug-free videos

Students from Flowery Branch High School and Gainesville Middle School walked the red carpet Tuesday to collect awards for videos promoting drug-free lifestyles.

April 23, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Ramsey traffic light moving closer to reality

Hall County is moving forward on a traffic signal at Ramsey Road and Ga. 365 in northeast Hall.

April 23, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man pleads guilty to assault after start of trial

A Gainesville man decided to plead guilty to assault charges after his trial was underway.

April 23, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Drowning investigation continuing

Gainesville police said Tuesday there was no new information as to how or what caused the apparent drowning of a man Thursday in Lake Lanier.

April 23, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


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