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Gainesville City Council moves ahead with property transfer

The Gainesville City Council moved forward Tuesday with an agreement to sell the downtown parking deck and the site for the future headquarters of the police and fire departments to the Gainesville Redevelopment Authority.

April 07, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jefferson ROTC students bring home trophies

When it comes to high school Air Force Junior ROTC programs, Jefferson High School students are among the best in the nation.

April 07, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Bear prompts partial closing on Appalachian Trail

Every March and April, more than 1,000 people set out from Springer Mountain near Amicalola Falls State Park, attempting to "thru-hike" the entire 2,175-mile Appalachian Trail.

April 07, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


$4 million in property taxes still unpaid

Hall County property taxes were due in December, but 2,753 bills still have yet to be paid.

April 07, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Stimulus money will help repair 2 Jackson County dams

Two Jackson County dams have been selected to benefit from federal stimulus funds.

April 07, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Arson suspect sheds ankle bracelet in South Ga.

CUMMING - An arson suspect who also faces drug charges in two counties appears to have skipped town rather than return to jail.

April 07, 2009 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Stimulus funds breathe new life into local clinic

A Gainesville clinic will get a much-needed infusion of cash from the $787 billion federal stimulus bill signed by President Barack Obama in February.

April 07, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Spring delivers deadly sting

In 2008, the weather was nearly perfect and the family owned enterprise had one of its best quality harvests ever.

April 07, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Annexation hearing called for Thursday by Hall Commission

On Thursday, the Hall County Board of Commissioners will open the floor for Gainesville officials and anyone else who wishes to speak about the city's annexation.

April 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ethics complaints filed against 2 Hall commissioners

Hall County resident Douglas Aiken has filed an ethics complaint against Hall County Commissioners Tom Oliver and Billy Powell.

April 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Wheelchair athletes will compete for national title

The North Georgia Screamin' Eagles power soccer team is rallying the community for support as the wheelchair athletes prepare for their second national championship try in two years.

April 06, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville seventh-grader will be student ambassador to China this summer

At the age of 12, Morgan Mercer's passport has gotten more use than those of most adults twice her age.

April 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Foreign visitors coming to Hall

Diplomatic and business officials from 20 countries will descend on Northeast Georgia next week for the 23rd annual VIP tour.

April 06, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Three are charged in scam targeting illegal immigrants

Gwinnett County Police have arrested three Snellville residents they say were involved in a scam that targeted illegal immigrants and tricked them into paying a $260 fee with the promise of a job.

April 06, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Tips sought in Jefferson arson case

State officials are still without a suspect in a nearly month old arson case in Jefferson.

April 06, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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Effect of recession lingers for local charities

When the recession set in, social service charities were hit with a double dose of trouble: Demand for services increased dramatically while donations plummeted.

December 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville man’s 2013 death yields few clues, no suspects

Texts went unanswered and hundreds of phone calls went to voicemail.

December 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Brenau waits on state’s OK for nursing program

Although Brenau University now boasts three doctoral programs, including a doctorate of nursing practice, the nursing program's state approval is "conditional."

December 21, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Mom overcomes a past of drugs, abuse with agency’s aid

December 20, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Habitat’s Home for a Hero dedicates house to veteran, mother of 3

Charmaine Smith stood in the driveway of her newly constructed home in Flowery Branch and felt "very overwhelmed."

December 20, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Shop with a Cop helps youngsters fill Christmas stockings

It's not every day a fully uniformed, gun-toting officer of the law wanders through the kid's section of a department store, pushing a cart full of "Frozen" toys and taking orders from a 5-year-old in pink sequined boots.

December 20, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Authorities ID Gainesville man killed by train in Oakwood

Hall County Sheriff's Office authorities have identified the victim of Friday's train collision in Oakwood as Shon Morrison of Gainesville.

December 20, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


3 treated after ammonia leak at poultry plant in Gainesville

Three people were treated for exposure to ammonia on Friday afternoon after a leak at Koch Foods on Industrial Boulevard in Gainesville.

December 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Man in Habersham County wins $1 million in Georgia Lottery

A man from Habersham County has rounded up a $1 million prize from the Georgia Lottery just in time for the holidays. Tommy Bell of Demorest won his prize playing the instant game $10 Million Cash Spectacular.

December 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gray, drizzly weekend ahead for holiday shopping

Those of you hitting the stores for last-minute Christmas gifts or getting in a little caroling will need to brace for a soggy weekend.

December 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


There’s still time: Christmas shipping hasn’t sailed yet

With Christmas just a few days away, the scramble for last-minute gifts is matched only by the rush to ship them.

December 19, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


Hall County teacher builds student a prosthetic hand

A boy bends his wrist and watches his blue metal fingers curl.

December 19, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Narcotics squad searches turn up $145K in meth

Some $144,800 in methamphetamine was found between two Hall County locations following searches by the Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad.

December 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Middle schoolers make ornaments for kids

Thursday morning members of Gainesville Middle School's Tome Society student literary group visited Challenged Child & Friends in Gainesville. Challenged Child and Friends offers a tailored and integrated experience where children with a variety of developmental delays and disabilities learn and grow in a full inclusion program with children who have typical development. The middle-school students also brought books for the students, along with snowman ornaments.

December 19, 2014 | | Local


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