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Jefferson officials are alarmed ordinance isn’t working

JEFFERSON - Late last year, the Jefferson City Council approved an alarm ordinance with the goal of cutting down on the number of false alarm calls to the police department.

September 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Field of Dreams finally gets play

After months of waiting, Hall County's Field of Dreams is ready to host its first league for children with special needs.

September 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Local Falcons fans start season with food, fun and tradition

ATLANTA - Kick off for Sunday's Atlanta Falcons season opener may have been at 1 p.m., but many devoted fans were up preparing for the game before that time. Way before that time.

September 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


VA seeks space in Hall County for a bigger clinic

OAKWOOD - The Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic at 3931 Mundy Mill Road opened 10 years ago with the plan to relieve overcrowded operations in Decatur.

September 13, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


New language focus brings far East to South

Rice and won tons once were common dinner fare for Hall County schools Superintendent Will Schofield.

September 12, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Down economy forces the hands of hard-up burglars

In every recession since the 1950s, experts say, crime rates have risen as the economy slides.

September 12, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Food Bank takes action against hunger

In support of Hunger Action Month, The Georgia Mountain Food Bank in Hall County distributed food to families Saturday at Hollis Transport & Logistics in Flowery Branch.

September 12, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Dragon Boats lure huge crowd to Lake Lanier

Louis Jonlee's Dragon Boat team didn't come all the way from New York City to Lake Lanier just for fun.

September 12, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Elachee plants the seed for science

Thirty years ago, a "new, green earth" was cultivated in Gainesville.

September 12, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Park plans, funding cause rift

It's not often that a county builds a new park. It's even less often that a county builds two at the same time.

September 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dawson, Forsyth pays tribute to lives lost

Residents of Dawson and Forsyth counties paid tribute Friday to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the eighth anniversary of the event.

September 12, 2009 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON AND ELIZABETH HAMILTON Times regional staff | Local


9/11 ceremony quiets downtown Gainesville

Just as most people were frozen in place as they watched the events of Sept. 11, 2001 unfold, the traffic on Jesse Jewell Parkway stood still Friday morning.

Traffic was stopped by the Gainesville Police Department for two minutes in commemoration of the tragic event.

September 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Jefferson Rotary Club dedicates flagpole

JEFFERSON - For many Jefferson residents and officials, the American flag has become a symbolic reminder of Sept. 11, the thousands of lives that were lost and the sacrifice shown by the many public service workers who forged through the rubble of the fallen towers of the World Trade Center on that day.

September 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Carcasses of more than a dozen dogs found in Murrayville home

A quiet lakeside home in Murrayville became the scene of a nightmare animal cruelty case this week when law enforcement discovered the rotting carcasses of more than a dozen dogs left inside the home.

September 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dragon boat races highlight annual festival

Don't be shocked if you see dragons plying the waters of Lake Lanier today. It is only the 2009 Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival.

September 11, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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Clermont council candidates can qualify Aug. 31-Sept. 2

Qualifying is set for Aug. 31-Sept. 2 to replace Clermont Town Councilwoman Lynn Adams, who resigned last week.

August 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities release identity of woman found unresponsive Sunday in Lanier

A woman who died Sunday after being found unresponsive in Lake Lanier has been identified as a Buford woman.

August 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Officers get certified for bike patrols

More than a dozen Gainesville Police officers went through bike patrol certification last week.

August 03, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Water improvements planned throughout Hall

Gainesville is looking to make widespread water system improvements to prepare for future development but also address water issues raised by area residents.

August 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Class Notes: AP exam to change after complaints

After state leaders complained the course was "biased and inaccurate," the Advanced Placement U.S. History course framework is changing.

August 03, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Mother of fentanyl overdose victim petitions for law

In February, Lisa Hicks prepared for a new life milestone with the approaching arrival of grandson Joseph Gabriel Patterson.

August 03, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Award dinner to raise money to help pay tuition for some at Riverside Military Academy

Col. James H. Benson regularly meets with mothers who want their sons to attend Riverside Military Academy but can't make the finances work, even ...

August 03, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Tourism, residents collide when rental homes are in question

Tourism is often seen as supporting the "quality of life" that residents living on Lake Lanier enjoy.

August 03, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Fiery wreck injures 4, including 3 critically

An early Sunday night wreck on Cool Springs Road near Nix Bridge Road led to three critical injuries and one non-life-threatening injury, according to authorities ...

August 02, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Woman found in Lake Lanier has died

A day at Lake Lanier turned tragic Sunday afternoon after a woman found unresponsive in the water died later at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in ...

August 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


At least 5 people injured in Ga. 365 wreck

A truck carrying six people overturned Sunday afternoon on Ga. 365 near Cagle Road in North Hall, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

August 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Schools push for healthy living with education, limits on sweets

Reading and math have always gotten plenty of focus at school, but lately, so has health.

August 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


South Hall elementary schools swap a few students to ease crowding

South Hall families learned earlier this year that nearly 200 children might attend a different elementary school come August.

August 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Parking for most local high schoolers will run them $60 a year

About $60 will buy most local juniors and seniors a parking spot at their high school for a year, if they behave.

August 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Freshmen get their own space at Gainesville High

Freshmen often feel lost or overwhelmed in high school, but Gainesville High School wants to make the first year a little easier.

August 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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