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Most Gainesville departments seek less money from city

Gainesville Chief Financial Officer Melody Marlowe told the City Council on Monday that the city will be $900,000 short on revenue this fiscal year.

April 20, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall transit offers free bus rides

The Red Rabbit is celebrating National Earth Day on Wednesday by providing free rides for the day and by rolling out route changes.

April 20, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Funeral held for girl killed in ATV wreck

Funeral services were held Monday for a 12-year-old Alto girl who was killed Friday night in an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle in Banks County.

April 20, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Braselton bond rating rises

Standard and Poor's, the bond rating agency that rates more than 80 percent of the nation's municipal and corporate bonds, raised Braselton's rating from BBB+ to A- in March. The rating is for the town's water and sewerage system revenue bonds.

April 20, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Braselton approves South Hall senior living site

BRASELTON - The Braselton Town Council unanimously approved plans to build a senior living facility in South Hall.

April 20, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Jefferson City Council considers selling downtown building to renter

To sell or not to sell is a question the Jefferson City Council is considering when it comes to a city-owned building.

April 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Cuts could reach $2 million for Gainesville school system

The Gainesville school system is expecting about $2 million less in state funding this budget year, school officials said Monday night.

April 20, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Surging enrollment seen at technical colleges

With an 8-year-old special needs son, Susan Martin of Flowery Branch wanted a job that could give her flexibility to attend to her son.

April 20, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Nearly an inch of rain falls overnight

A strong line of showers and thunderstorms rolled through Northeast Georgia overnight, dumping almost an inch of rain at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport, according to the National Weather Service Web site.

The heaviest rainfall came between 1 and 2 a.m., when more than three-quarters of an inch of rain fell. A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Hall County during this storm.

April 20, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville plans open house for water-efficient garden

Area residents will have the chance to see a water-efficient garden and learn how to make one for themselves Wednesday.

April 19, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville State administrator glad she is back in Georgia

Today, Marya Leatherwood starts her new job as the vice president for academic affairs at Gainesville State College.

April 19, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hundreds visit new hospital tower

Ron and Lisa Shepley started their tour from a corner window on the sixth floor, looking into the distance at the North Georgia mountains.

April 19, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jackson County school district delays teacher contracts

The Jackson County School System received a month's reprieve when it comes to issuing teacher contracts for the 2009-2010 school year, thanks to legislation approved last week.

April 19, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Healthy Monday: Spinal degeneration happens to everyone

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle announced last week that he's been diagnosed with a degenerative spinal condition and will withdraw from the 2010 governor's race so that he can have surgery.

April 19, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


10 years after Columbine, school security remains changed

On April 20, 1999, two Colorado teenagers changed the way schools would operate forever.

April 19, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Metro Gainesville jobless rate falls to 6 percent

While Georgia's unemployment rate remains a key topic in the governor's race, the news is good in metro Gainesville: The jobless rate took a big drop in September.

October 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Halloween haunts: Area attractions focus on fun and safety

Some corn mazes are supposed to be scary. But corn maze operators want customers scared for the right reasons and say they invest time and money to ensure safety.

October 23, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Deal promises review of Georgia's school funding

October 23, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Badge & Bar: Hall SWAT takes part in child porn seizure

Hall County SWAT team worked with 28 local, state and federal agencies in a three-month child pornography investigation, leading to 18 arrests Wednesday.

October 23, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Forsyth releases more courthouse attack details

By the time Dennis Marx drove onto the Forsyth County Courthouse plaza June 6 and started a gunbattle with sheriff's deputies, he had already shot himself in the leg, according to information authorities released Tuesday.

October 23, 2014 | BY JIM DEAN Times regional staff | Local


Lanier Tech upgrades dental lab

As an educator, David Byers is full of enthusiasm and pride.

October 22, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Tumbling Circle controversy brings 1968 tragedy to mind

Controversial railroad crossings are nothing new in Hall County.

October 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Accident history of railroad crossing in dispute

Accident reports obtained by The Times contradict a 2013 Georgia Department of Transportation assertion that five fatalities have occurred as a result of collisions between automobiles and trains at the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing in Hall County.

October 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hospital must pay $8.4 million after boy’s injury at birth

A jury has ruled Northeast Georgia Medical Center must award $8.4 million to the family of a boy who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy following an injury at his 2008 birth.

October 22, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Annual ‘Dirty Dozen’ report calls out governor’s Water Supply Program

An environmental watchdog group's annual "Dirty Dozen" report criticizes Gov. Nathan Deal's $300 million Water Supply Program, which includes an undetermined amount for the proposed Glades Reservoir in Hall County.

October 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eyes on the Road: Cleveland Bypass set for end of April completion

The Cleveland Bypass is now slated for an April 30 completion, with the Tucker-based contractor facing fines for missing the original July 31 deadline.

October 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students learn from business pros

Business students at North Hall High School did some job shadowing Tuesday at what may sound like an unusual place - Memorial Park Funeral Home.

October 22, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Volunteers clear area for nature preserve

Ricoh Americas employees removed non-native invasive plants as part of the company's volunteer day in conjunction with the upcoming USA Weekend's Make A Difference Day, which is Saturday. Ricoh Americas employees volunteered to clear the future parking lot site of the Linwood Nature Preserve. Headquartered in Japan, the Ricoh company has a Gainesville branch about 1 mile from the 30-acre site off Thompson Bridge Road. The company used its volunteer day to help Hall County Master Gardeners and members of The Redbud Project prepare the preserve for future use. Another work day at the preserve will be held ...

October 22, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Local


‘The Rookie’ shares his tale at gala

Jim Morris was a slightly overweight, 35-year-old high school teacher with a bad arm when he reluctantly tried out for a professional baseball team.

October 22, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Spout Springs project bumped to No. 2 on priority list

Transportation planners have reshuffled priorities in a long-range plan for Gainesville-Hall County, now making Spout Springs Road widening its No. 2 project.

October 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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