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Questions arise over Deal's legal payments

ATLANTA - Republican gubernatorial hopeful Nathan Deal tapped his state gubernatorial campaign account to pay more than $19,000 in legal fees to defend against congressional ethics allegations.

Deal's lawyer, Randy Evans, called the move "perfectly legal."

April 09, 2010 | The Associated Press | Local

Dawson campus in shock after school announces closing

DAWSONVILLE - Students at a Catholic college in Dawsonville will return from spring break on Monday to begin packing to say goodbye for the semester.

April 09, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local

Hall County prepares for budget talks

Hall County Administrator Charley Nix told commissioners Thursday afternoon that there is a bumpy road ahead as the county prepares for budget hearings for fiscal year 2011.

April 09, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Celebration of West Hall baseball player continues

It's been almost one month since former West Hall baseball player Brian Ernst died from cancer, but celebrations of his life are still going strong.

April 09, 2010 | Ashley Bates | Local

Jackson County school system may cut jobs

JEFFERSON - After weeks of discussions about the 2011 budget and finding places to save money, the Jackson County Board of Education will meet Monday and vote on a plan that could cut between 40 and 44 jobs systemwide.

April 09, 2010 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local

Working undercover a balancing act for authorities

In policing, undercover work is among the dirtiest and most dangerous, with officers sometimes required to make split-second decisions on whether actions they take could compromise their cover or put themselves or others in danger, experts say.

April 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Teryan Rucker credits Boys & Girls Clubs as a huge influence as he moves on in competition

When Teryan Rucker was just 5 years old, he found a home away from home that kept him occupied after school.

April 08, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Skateboarders’ cross-country trek raises money for multiple sclerosis research

For two guys skateboarding across the country, a stop in Gainesville on Thursday was day 33, mile 700.

April 08, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Jefferson school officials worry about budget

JEFFERSON - While they are doing OK financially for now, Jefferson City Schools officials are casting worried glances at the budgets for upcoming years.

April 08, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Fire destroys North Hall home

A North Hall home was destroyed by fire overnight, officials said. No one was hurt.

Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell said firefighters responded to the blaze at the 2900 block of Westwood Trail off U.S. 129 North at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.

April 08, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Gainesville City Council pulls funding for park's field house

A spanking-new - or even adequate - field house at Gainesville's City Park Stadium will have to wait for now.

April 07, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Identity fraud cases are prevalent

When Gainesville police arrested Gilberto Santillan-Cisneros at a Dawsonville Highway bank recently, he had a Social Security card and Georgia driver's license identifying him as another man who actually lived 1,200 miles away, officials say.

April 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Hall County avoids conflict with workers, boards

Hall County is doing some spring cleaning on its advisory boards.

April 07, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Study shows breast milk can save parents money, keep infants healthy

While most everyone is looking for ways to save money, the answer could be closer than expected for new mothers.

April 07, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Jackson County holds ceremony for abuse awareness

JEFFERSON - With help from various community leaders, members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Jackson County planted 131 pinwheels in Pocket Park in downtown Jefferson.

April 07, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

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Don’t forget, Gainesville council runoff is Tuesday

Just 123 ballots were cast during early voting for Gainesville's Ward 3 City Council runoff on Dec. 1.

November 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Lawsuit challenges immigration jail policy

A Gainesville attorney claims his client, a legal, permanent U.S. resident, faced an immigration hold for months in the Hall County Jail.

November 29, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

SLIDESHOW: Scenes from Christmas in Clermont Parade

Hundreds of holiday revelers turned for the Christmas in Clermont parade on Saturday as nearly 25 cars and floats made their way to the downtown ...

November 29, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Lawyer and his father, a retired judge, launch firm together

Like father, like son.

November 28, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Tree farm's business already buzzing as families continue a Christmas tradition

For Lynn Thornton and her family, cutting down a Christmas tree after Thanksgiving has become a welcome tradition.

November 28, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local

Black Diamonds dance troupe members find haven from life’s dangers

Dekia Boone doesn't go out much anymore.

November 28, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Suspect at large after Gainesville business robbed

Hall County deputies are looking for a suspect who robbed a Gainesville business Saturday night.

November 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Murrayville great-grandma wins a Harley with lotto ticket

Mary Woody is a 74-year-old great-grandmother of four. She lives a happy life in Murrayville and wants for nothing.

November 28, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

4 tips for those seeking work this season

It's that time of year again.

November 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

You Heard It Here: Police take selfies with area shoppers

Standing in long lines, shoppers were primed to jump on the Black Friday deals at stores across Gainesville.

November 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Jefferson plant's solar panels lead the way in catching some rays

A food processing manufacturer in Jefferson has placed one of the largest solar panel systems in North Georgia on its roof.

November 27, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Hall County Sheriff’s Office warns of phone scammers posing as IRS agents

Hostile calls coming from the Internal Revenue Service are likely a scam that has resurfaced again in Hall County, according to authorities.

November 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Stand Down event at St. John's offers items to those in need

A Stand Down for homeless, veterans and others in need is set for Dec. 5 at St. John's Baptist Church in Gainesville.

November 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Teen charged with taking car, cellphone at gunpoint on Aug. 16

A 16-year-old accused of hijacking a car with a handgun was indicted last week in Hall County.

November 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

New app makes Hall library ebooks easier for all

Checking out library books online should be easier than going to the library itself.

November 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

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