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Study: Teens are using more pills, but pot use stalls

Pills haven't yet replaced pot as the top illicit drug of choice for high school-age teenagers, but they are gaining.

December 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Newtown needs a compromise to clear the air

Forty-two years ago, no one disputed Carl Loef's claim that he could improve 859 Athens St. with a junkyard, though it was right next to homes on Mill and Norwood streets.

December 20, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Jackson County outlines plan for growth

MAYSVILLE - The Jackson County Commission has moved closer to finalizing their plan for future growth, spending a few hours discussing progress at a meeting earlier this month.

December 19, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local

Jefferson officials think 2009 will end in the black

JEFFERSON - Overall revenue may be down, but Jefferson officials are optimistic that they will end up on top at the end of the year.

December 19, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Gainesville celebrates on the square with music, art, hometown fun

Butch Miller of Dublin watched over his grandchildren in the Gainesville square on Saturday evening as they prepared to watch their uncle sing.

December 19, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local

‘New guard’ about to take over Flowery Branch government

FLOWERY BRANCH - Sterling on the Lake in South Hall may look like a city, with its hundreds of homes, quaint gazebo in the center of its grassy commons area and architecturally conforming library at the main entrance.

December 19, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

As holiday break begins, school furloughs loom

Children in Gainesville and Hall County schools joyfully headed home Friday for a two-week holiday break.

December 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Gainesville’s police chief honored at retirement bash

The accolades came pouring in Friday for Frank Hooper.

December 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Copper theft laws have mixed results

Philip Wilheit had heard the horror stories about copper thefts before he became a victim.

December 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Snow chance? No way, forecasters say

Don't start planning your day playing in the snow just yet.

December 18, 2009 | Mitch Clarke | Local

Grand jury clears officers in minister shooting

A grand jury on Friday found that an officer-involved shooting in which a Lavonia minister was killed was justified.

December 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Shop with a Cop event provides gifts for children in need

Sure, police officers spend a lot of time fighting crime and keeping the community safe. But did you know they also can be excellent shoppers?

December 18, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local

Jackson schools seek to steer funds to needs

JEFFERSON - Jackson County School System officials say they are working to better use state funds. The system plans to apply for three waivers to be approved by the state Department of Education, which would allow the system to use the funds where officials feels they are most needed.

December 18, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local

Jefferson students ring in the holidays with a sing-along

The last day of school before a break is always an exciting time for students, but the day is made even more special when there's a sing-along.

December 18, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

John P. Kennedy named Lakeview's new headmaster

John Patrick Kennedy will become Lakeview Academy's sixth headmaster on July 1.

December 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local

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Police presence ramps up ahead of Black Friday shopping

In and around stores, law enforcement will have a heavier presence ahead of the Black Friday shopping weekend.

November 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Bike helmet giveaway set for Monday

Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County and Hall County Fire Services are sponsoring a bike helmet giveaway for children ages 5-10 from 5-7 p.m. Monday ...

November 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Teen faces DUI, other charges after crashing into Cumming steakhouse

November 25, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local

Lakewood Baptist opening coffee shop in downtown Gainesville

Lakewood Baptist Church has plans to open a 5,000-square-foot coffee shop and deli at the corner of Washington and Green streets in downtown Gainesville.

November 25, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Food programs help families make ends meet

Brenda Vargas is thankful today that two of her children who attend Fair Street Elementary in Gainesville receive free lunches every school day.

November 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Georgia Power warns of scammers

In light of recent reports of scammers impersonating Georgia Power employees in person and over the phone, the company is reminding customers to be cautious ...

November 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Authorities: Gainesville man threatened homeowner, was tied to previous home invasion

A Gainesville man with a handgun allegedly shouted vulgarities at an Antioch Campground Road homeowner, according to authorities.

November 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

2,600 gallons of sludge mistakenly pumped into Flat Creek

About 2,600 gallons of sludge was mistakenly pumped into Flat Creek in a wastewater spill Tuesday night, Gainesville Department of Water Resources officials estimated.

November 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Homeless camp cleanup set for Friday

Bring your boots and gloves because Mother Nature has played dirty with the homeless camp beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville.

November 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Thanksgiving trivia: Turkey Day by the numbers

• 117 million occupied housing units in America

November 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

2 overnight fires leave a family homeless, but no one hurt

Two overnight fires kept Hall County Fire Services crews busy, but there were no injuries in either, spokesman Capt. Zachary Brackett reported.

November 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Water waste law targets irresponsible users

Wasting water will no longer be just an ethical problem in Gainesville.

November 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Gainesville hoping for grant to launch downtown street makeover

Beautifying city streets and intersections, and making them more accessible to pedestrians, is one of the bigger aspects of Gainesville's new downtown plan to ...

November 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Fire department gives tips for safe feast

To keep the heat in the kitchen and not elsewhere in the house, Hall County Fire Services officials are offering up a few tips for ...

November 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

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