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Jackson County OKs budget, tax rates

JEFFERSON - The Jackson County Commission approved its 2010 budget and millage rates Thursday, but not without debating the county's decision to forego funding the 401(a) Defined Contribution Retirement program for employees.

October 15, 2009 | Claire Miller Regional staff | Local


Medical center again ranked No. 1 in Ga. for cardiac care

Northeast Georgia Medical Center has been recognized as the top hospital in Georgia for overall cardiac care and among the top 5 percent in the nation for the fifth consecutive year in a national report.

October 15, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Food distribution set for Saturday

The Georgia Mountain Food Bank has planned a food distribution for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County, located at 1 Positive Place in Gainesville.

The Georgia Mountain Food Bank expects to serve 800 households with this distribution. People who qualify for The Emergency Food Assistance Program are eligible to receive this food.

October 15, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall GOP rally set Saturday

The Hall County Republican Party has scheduled its Membership Appreciation Rally for 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the Elks Club, 1547 Riverside Drive, Gainesville.

October 15, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


TD club president, superfan rings the bell for Spartans

Robyn Hummer has been a supporter of West Hall High School football even before her sons went to school there.

October 15, 2009 | By Coulter Burch For The Times | Local


Group sponsors Veterans Appreciation Day event

The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 17 in Gainesville has worked through a weak economy to organize its third annual Veterans Appreciation Day.

October 15, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jefferson school system to take out line of credit

JEFFERSON - A lack of revenue is causing the Jefferson City Schools System Board of Education to seek out alternative funding sources.

October 15, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Belmont water line work closer to reality

Belmont residents with dry wells could start seeing water lines installed in their community in the next two months.

October 15, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lottery players dream of Mega Millions

Even when the economy is down, lottery sales are good.

October 15, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall sheriff dismissed from Taser lawsuit

A judge has dismissed Hall County Sheriff Steve Cronic from a federal lawsuit filed over a May 2006 incident in which a deputy used an electrified Taser against a Flowery Branch High School student.

October 15, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Corps will keep lake from getting too high

Lake Lanier is up, but don't expect it to get too much higher.

October 15, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Coming Sunday: Lake Lanier, high and low

Nearly two years ago, in December 2007, Lake Lanier reached its all-time low water level of 1,050.79 feet above sea level, more than 20 feet below full pool.

October 15, 2009 | | Local


Full pool: Three lake businesses compare now to then

State of economy slows fishing traffic

October 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Conservation efforts won’t end with full lake

Georgians have made it through the drought and appear to have held on to some of the conservation tips they learned during drier times.

October 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Business owners hope rising lake buoys profits

Now that Lake Lanier's water level has risen to full pool, local business owners hope the number of customers will go up, too.

October 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Medical Center marks 65th anniversary of Hall County’s original hospital

It was Sept. 1, 1951, when the 90-bed Hall County Hospital opened its doors at 743 Spring St. in Gainesville

February 07, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Oakwood woman’s family seeks answers to 2014 slaying

The loved ones of Holly Fox Strickland will let Chinese floating lanterns fly this weekend to honor the memory of a mother killed two years ...

February 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Early voting in Georgia’s presidential primary starts Monday

Now it gets real.

February 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Stormwater silt still a problem at North Lake Square

Repairs and improvements to stormwater detention infrastructure at the new North Lake Square shopping center on Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville have not stopped silt runoff ...

February 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local man sells model planes to afford future he never planned

Ray Lawson lived his life like there was no tomorrow.

February 07, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Business leaders honor trio of area pioneers

A neurosurgeon, a conservationist and a CEO walked into a country club Saturday night in Gainesville and walked out as the newest inductees of the ...

February 06, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Polar Bear Plunge draws dozens to leap into Lake Lanier, if a month late

On Saturday, 53 brave individuals chose to do something most would consider strange or abnormal: jump into the frigid February waters of Lake Lanier at ...

February 06, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


Fire destroys mobile home in North Hall; 2 escape unhurt

Two residents escaped a mobile home fire early Saturday morning in North Hall County, but the home was a total loss.

February 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


2 Injured Hall firefighters ‘disappointed,’ ‘saddened’ by county’s decision to end their employment

Two of the three Hall County firefighters injured in a July 2014 training incident called their separation from the county disappointing, one saying he was ...

February 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Scoring change helps more adults secure GEDs

Henry Moore of Gillsville will get his GED in early March after a change in the scoring of the test gave him a passing grade.

February 05, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


VA schedules workshops in Toccoa, Cornelia

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will hold counseling workshops for veterans at Georgia Department of Labor career centers in Stephens and Habersham counties ...

February 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Crews put out home fire in East Hall

Hall County firefighters put out a residential fire Friday in the 2800 block of Gillsville Highway in East Hall County.

February 05, 2016 | | Local


Dentists, students take day to treat children in need of dental care

"It gets kind of crazy," David Byers, head of the dental hygiene program at Lanier Technical College, said Friday morning as about 100 volunteers provided ...

February 05, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Go Red event highlights women’s heart health

True to its name, the inaugural Go Red for Women gathering at First Baptist Gainesville brought out hundreds of women - and a handful of men ...

February 05, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Union County hospital CEO, 5 others arrested in prescription drug sting

The CEO of Blairsville's Union General Hospital is one of six suspects accused of being involved with fraudulent prescriptions for painkillers.

February 05, 2016 | From Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local


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