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12 Days to a Fire-Safe Christmas: Use caution with fireplaces

For many, the roaring fire in the fireplace adds to the holiday festivities. However, if not used properly, the fireplace can be a source of deadly home fires. Remember these tips when using your fireplace:

December 29, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Gwinnett County: Suwanee man killed in I-85 accident

A Suwanee man was killed early Sunday morning after losing control of his vehicle on Interstate 85 northbound at the Interstate 985 split.

Preliminary investigation by Gwinnett County Police indicates William T. Rollins, 31, of Suwanee lost control of the white 2003 Nissan 350Z he was driving, left the roadway and went onto the shoulder. The vehicle rotated through the grassy shoulder and hit several trees before coming to rest, according to Gwinnett Police.

December 29, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville taxes due today

The only certainties in life are death and taxes, and the lucky Gainesville property owner only will have to face the latter today.

December 29, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Meet your government: Gainesville’s fire marshal lauds Boys & Girls Clubs

Jerome Yarbrough believes in the Boys & Girls Clubs because of what it did for him.

December 29, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


LOST revenue lost in Jackson County and Jefferson

Everyone seems to be crunching numbers and adjusting their budgets these days, and local governments are no different.

December 29, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Chilly days should be followed by more rain

If this week's weather pattern is starting to seem a little familiar, it's not your imagination.

December 29, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Local


Veteran of three wars laid to rest Sunday

Friends and loved ones paid their respects Sunday to a Gainesville man whose 28-year flying career involved service during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

December 29, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


First Presbyterian carolers brave chilly air to cheer neighbors

The chill in the air Sunday evening didn't keep members of First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville from bringing Christmas cheer to the neighborhoods around the church with some caroling.

December 29, 2008 | Megan Gill | Local


Gainesville to consider elected mayor position

Gainesville officials soon may discuss changing the city's government structure to give more power to the mayor and have that person be elected by voters instead of appointed by the City Council.

December 28, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Ramping it up at Laurel Park

Laurel Park is getting a makeover.

December 28, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Former Jefferson policeman pleads not guilty to weapons charges

A former Jefferson police captain pleaded not guilty Friday to federal weapons charges.

December 28, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Area schools retain policies for corporal punishment

If you think that the days of children being paddled at school disappeared with saddle shoes and poodle skirts, you may be surprised to learn that many areas school systems still have policies allowing corporal punishment, though most don't enforce the policy.

December 28, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Riverside JROTC wins parade honor

Riverside Military Academy's JROTC squad has been recognized as best unit in a recent parade in Atlanta.

December 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Governments cut back as sales tax revenues decline

Local government officials are having to adjust their spending to match that of Hall County consumers.

Revenues from the three local sales taxes were lower in October than they were the last four years, and those in charge of local government spending say they have been watching the revenues steadily decline with the crumbling economy since January.

December 28, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gun buffs flock to firearms show at Mountains Center

A sour economy has done nothing to damper gun sales, judging by the near-overflow crowd for the Eastman Gun Show on Saturday at the Georgia Mountains Center.

December 28, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Missing Buford man's family raises reward to $50K

The family of a missing Buford man last seen three weeks ago is hoping a bump in the reward money will bring the needed information to find him.

January 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Lula in somber mood in wake of councilwoman’s death

The flag was at half-staff at Lula City Hall Monday and a memorial wreath hung on the building's front door, stark reminders that this small town on the Hall-Banks County border was deep in mourning for one of it most energetic leaders.

January 26, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Student arrested after drugs, knife found at East Hall High

A 17-year-old was found with drugs and a razor knife at East Hall High School on Friday, according to school officials.

January 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville First United Methodist Church ignites hope with new youth wing

January 25, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Class Notes: Hall County considering ‘magnet school’ distinction

Hall County Schools has all but ruled out becoming a charter system, but the Board of Education did weigh another option at its January meeting.

January 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Agencies work to count homeless, secure funding for programs that help them

The past few days have broken a cold, wet spell in the region, but it's only small relief for many of Hall County's homeless.

January 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


'Average Joe' has voice in area transportation group

Government planners and engineers aren't the only ones putting road projects under a microscope.

January 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Snow flurries could fall in North Georgia early Monday

After a sunny, pleasant Sunday, commuters in North Georgia might be battling snow by Monday morning.

January 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Centennial Arts Academy to help Dunwoody school after fire

After a fire suspiciously started in a Dunwoody kindergarten classroom, more than half the school was damaged by flame, smoke, water and soot.

January 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Business, new road part of several recent changes to Oakwood

Construction is well underway on the new Milton Martin Toyota dealership in Oakwood, one of several changes to the landscape in that part of the city.

January 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Play it safe: Don’t attract rabid animals

Feeding a beloved pet outside seems a common thing to do, but it could lead to a dangerous situation - an animal infected with rabies may venture into the yard.

January 25, 2015 | Amanda Head | Local


Cagle: Education drives Ga. economy as 'great equalizer'

In his speech at the state Capitol prior to the inauguration of Gov. Nathan Deal earlier this month, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle talked a lot about moral responsibility.

January 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local law agencies struggle to balance racial makeup, add bilingual officers

When law officers respond to a crime scene, language barriers can slow down an investigation if no translators are available.

January 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Proposal may give students early access to college

Dual-enrolled students who are ready for college arguably are wasting some time in high school.

January 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local




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