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Jackson County jail has room to grow

JEFFERSON - You've seen the images of inmates speaking to their visitors in everything from "Legally Blonde" to episodes of "Law and Order." The prisoner, decked out in a traffic-cone-colored jumpsuit speaking into a phone on one side of a large sheet of Plexiglass while the visitor speaks into the telephone on the other side.

January 24, 2010 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local

Forsyth County to continue Bethel Park fight

After much deliberation, Forsyth County has decided to keep fighting over the future of Bethel Park.

January 24, 2010 | By Alyssa Larenzie Times regional staff | Local

Gainesville residents tackle deer problems

Dana Chapman has, for the longest time, tried to steer her neighborhood watch group from talking about the deer in the Riverside Drive area of Gainesville.

January 24, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Drier weather expected for a few days

North Georgia should begin drying out today but don't get too used to the sunny skies.

January 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

As South Hall has grown, so has the number of churches

They might be tucked away in office parks or lack the traditional look and feel residents are familiar with, but churches have been springing up in South Hall during the past few years.

January 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Heavy rain, possible storms could move through area

Water-logged North Georgia could face additional rain - possibly up to 2 inches - as a storm system passes through the area today, according to the National Weather System in Peachtree City.

January 24, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Immigration center critics say detainees at risk

Civil liberty and prisoner rights advocates say immigration detention facilities like the one run by a private company in midtown Gainesville are operated at a level of secrecy and lack of accountability that has led to preventable deaths.

January 24, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

South Hall residents anguish over quake that devastated home country

OAKWOOD - Helplessness and horror. Dieufaite and Marie Augustin of South Hall have experienced both emotions since a Jan. 12 earthquake devastated their homeland.

January 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

The daily commute: Ride to work has gotten longer, more difficult

The American work force and its chosen mode of getting to the job isn't what it was 50 years ago.

January 24, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

The Times names 2 as newsroom managers

The Times has announced two newsroom promotions as part of a reorganization of the newspaper's local news coverage team.

January 24, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Piedmont circuit to launch drug court

The Piedmont Circuit District Attorney's office is preparing a new way to deal with drug users in Barrow, Banks and Jackson counties, a way to provide treatment and decrease recidivism, its organizers say.

January 24, 2010 | Emily Banks Times regional staff | Local

Program offers Disney theme park tickets to community volunteers

What would you do with a free day at one of the Walt Disney World theme parks?

January 24, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local

Hall County expands Glades Reservoir plans

Hall County's proposed Glades Reservoir has morphed quickly from a long-term county project into a solution for regional water worries.

January 24, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Coming Sunday: The daily drive to work

Nearly everyone with a job does it: The alarm goes off, the coffee is brewed and thousands of local residents make their way to work each day on congested highways.

January 23, 2010 | By staff reports | Local

Cold helps keep fruit orchards dormant during winter months

While most people welcome unseasonably warm weather in January, farmers prefer the temperatures to remain around freezing.

January 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

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Energy aid program faces delays for unknown reasons

A program that helps low-income, elderly and disabled families pay their heating bills during the cold winter months will start a month late this year ...

October 08, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Moran guilty in taxi driver slaying, gets life without parole

A Gainesville woman whom Superior Court Judge Jason Deal called "a plague upon our society" was convicted of murder Thursday and sentenced to life in ...

October 08, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Hall County students earn certification to help care for Tumbling Creek

Wading in a creek to measure oxygen levels and temperatures isn't your average high school assignment.

October 08, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Authorities offer reward for info on death of bald eagle in Banks County

Authorities are offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the shooting death of a ...

October 08, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Person robbed in Gainesville parking lot; investigation ongoing

Gainesville Police responded Wednesday afternoon to a report of a person robbed in the parking lot of a liquor store on Athens Street.

October 08, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Car smashes into Gainesville home

A brick home near South Enota Drive in Gainesville was severely damaged Thursday morning after a car drove through an intersection and smashed into the ...

October 08, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Forensic pathologist testifies barrel was held to slaying victim’s head

A jury in Superior Court Judge Jason Deal's courtroom will return at 9 a.m. today to deliberate on the March 15 death of ...

October 08, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Tree removal answers zoo’s prayers

Prayers were answered for zookeepers at North Georgia Zoo in Cleveland on Wednesday afternoon.

October 08, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Thompson, Turner vie to replace Hamrick in Ward 2

It came as a shock to local officials when Gainesville Councilman Bob Hamrick announced this summer that he would not seek re-election in November because ...

October 08, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Inmate charged with making up murder story

October 08, 2015 | Times Regional Staff | Local

Brenau to host annual mock mediation competition

Hundreds of students from Georgia, Texas, Ohio and Tennessee will flock to Brenau University this weekend for a competition of wits, logic and collaboration.

October 07, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Crews moving dirt for new shopping center on Ga. 400

October 07, 2015 | Times regional staff | Local

Work continues as portion of Sardis remains closed

Atlanta Gas Light work crews were on scene Wednesday to move a gas main underneath Sardis Road after a portion of the roadway washed out ...

October 07, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

North Lake Square taking shape ahead of Hobby Lobby opening

Hobby Lobby's opening at 9 a.m. Friday in Gainesville marks the first of many at North Lake Square shopping center, which is beginning ...

October 07, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

HealthSmart Expo puts fresh spin on aging

Guest speaker Dr. Marc Agronin told a crowd of more than 100 people at the Gainesville Civic Center on Wednesday morning that people should all ...

October 07, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

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