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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

Humanitarians lend a hand in Haiti

James Jennings has responded to six of what he calls "complex emergencies." He calls the earthquake in Haiti a complex emergency times two.

January 23, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local

Teachers to protest furloughs, pay plan today at Capitol

Members of the Georgia Association of Educators are heading to the state Capitol today to protest job furloughs and proposed teacher pay legislation.

January 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Academy holds career day for future work force

Gainesville Exploration Academy gave students the opportunity to learn more about future careers on Friday at the school's first Career Day.

January 23, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local

Jackson County schools add 3 furlough days

JEFFERSON - The Jackson County School System is implementing a second wave of furlough days for teachers, administrators and other staff members in 2010, according to a systemwide memo sent Thursday.

January 23, 2010 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local

Forum tackles Hall’s high teen pregnancy rate

Teen pregnancy rates may be decreasing in Georgia, but rates in Hall County continue to be above state averages.

January 23, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Officials say Gainesville man prompted campus scare


January 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Former minister pleads guilty to child molestation charges

CUMMING - In his three years as a youth minister at a small Gainesville church, Phillip Glenn Terrell won over the trust of the tight-knit congregation that treated him like family.

January 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Braselton robbery suspects sought in South Hall

Hall County Sheriff's deputies searched for armed robbery suspects who abandoned a car in South Hall on Friday night.

January 22, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Rabid skunk found in Shoal Creek Road area

A skunk that came in contact with a dog in the Shoal Creek Road area of North Hall has tested positive for rabies, Hall County Animal Services announced Friday.

January 22, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

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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

Cleanup under the bridge fosters fellowship among volunteers, homeless

Standing atop a pile of ruined, waterlogged mattresses stuffed into a big dumpster gave Hines a new perspective on the devastation that recently visited the ...

November 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Love Light tree lightings set for both campuses of Northeast Georgia Medical Center

In its 36th year of lighting a tree in honor of those served by its hospice, Northeast Georgia Medical Center will host two Love Light ...

November 27, 2015 | By LeAnne Akin | Local

Metro Gainesville unemployment rate stays at 4.7 percent

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate for October was 4.7 percent, which was unchanged from September, according to figures released Thursday by the Georgia Department ...

November 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Retailers relish profit-making sales on Black Friday

Perhaps it was the long operating hours and crazed early-morning shoppers that prompted REI, the venerable outdoor retailer, to close all its stores today in ...

November 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

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