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Jefferson elementary schools focus on getting students caught up

Officials at the two elementary schools within the Jefferson school system realize that most students aren't magicians.

January 22, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Invasive species eating up Georgia, but DNR has a plan

Any living thing that's in a place where it's not supposed to be can cause trouble.

January 22, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Judges take turns on bench in death-penalty hearing

The death penalty case of Allan Robert Dickie will have had four different superior court judges presiding before it gets close to coming to trial.

January 22, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville business owner becomes a US citizen

President Barack Obama made history by taking an oath on Tuesday, but the oath Jose Covarrubias took Wednesday in Atlanta made Jan. 21 a big day for him.

January 22, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Tax collections are down in Hall County this year

The Hall County Board of Commissioners requested an update on tax collections from Tax Commissioner Keith Echols at its work session Wednesday.

January 22, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch closer to adding traffic light at crossroads

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch appears closer to getting a traffic light installed at the busy intersection of Thurmon Tanner Parkway and Phil Niekro Boulevard.

January 21, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville State gets $100,855 from Wal-Mart

OAKWOOD - The Wal-Mart State Giving Foundation has made a $100,855 donation to Gainesville State College to create a Wal-Mart Scholars program for male and minority students seeking a degree in early childhood education.

January 21, 2009 | | Local


Locals who made the trip endured lines to see history made

WASHINGTON - More than a handful of Hall Countians can now legitimately flaunt the "I was there" buttons vendors were hawking up and down the streets of Washington.

January 21, 2009 | By Jessica Jordan and Harris Blackwood The Times | Local


Local retailers pulling peanut butter products

The FDA's growing list of recalled products containing peanut butter connected to a salmonella outbreak is changing daily, and grocers expect more foods to be pulled from shelves as the probe into a Blakely processing plant continues.

January 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Lila Cooley: Cold and crowds worth the effort

I'm tired. I'm still cold and shivering despite the fact that I'm sitting in the warmth of a heated house. My nose is running uncontrollably. My voice is hoarse due to a combination of excessive talking and a lack of sleep.

January 21, 2009 | By Lila Kate Cooley For The Times | Local


Jefferson schools consider becoming a charter system

The Jefferson City School System is thinking about leaving tradition behind and joining a growing group of charter school systems.

January 21, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fire marshal won’t confirm racial motivations behind blaze at Obama supporter's house

CUMMING - William Morrow still is in disbelief, struggling to come to grips with the suspicious fire that destroyed his daughter's house Sunday morning.

January 21, 2009 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


No one injured when smoke fills nursing home

A fire alarm Tuesday night at a nursing home turned out to be just an electrical problem that caused some smoke, according to a fire official.

January 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Police: Suwanee man tried to sell marijuana to undercover officers

Gainesville authorities arrested a Suwanee man who tried to sell two pounds of marijuana to undercover officers Friday, police said Tuesday.

The arrest occurred on McEver extension, Hall County Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad commander Lt. Scott Ware said.

January 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


17-month-old ingests meth; father is charged

A Buford man was arrested on charges related to his 17-month-old daughter accidentally ingesting methamphetamine, police said.

Heriberto Benitez-Perez, 28, was charged with third-degree cruelty to children and possession of a controlled substance, Gwinnett police Cpl. David Schiralli said.

January 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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Citizen group aims to restore trust in SPLOST spending

The citizen review committee for the latest round of special purpose local option sales tax is the first of its kind in Hall County, and ...

July 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oakwood manager wants cities, county to work closer on roads

Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown is calling for "better coordination and cooperation" between Hall County and its city governments on roads upkeep.

July 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sales Tax Holiday set for Friday, Saturday

Georgia will hold its annual back-to-school Sales Tax Holiday this Friday and Saturday.

July 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Challenged Child and Friends names fundraising coordinator

Challenged Child and Friends has named Joseph "Joey" Tripp its fundraising coordinator.

July 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Local bank launches new website

Independence Bank of Georgia has launched a new website, mobile application and Facebook page.

July 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Former Habersham deputy charged in raid pleads not guilty

A former Habersham County Sheriff's Office deputy has pleaded not guilty after she was indicted last week for allegedly giving false information to obtain ...

July 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Chamber gives upbeat economic report to area leaders

Jobs seem to be breaking out all over, thanks to industry expansions, new construction and an apparently recharged Hall County economy.

July 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Domestic violence experts warn to keep pointed finger away from victim

Why didn't she just leave? Why didn't she let police help?

July 27, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


State lawmakers expecting contentious 2016 session

It's still the dog days of summer, but state lawmakers are already anticipating a heated session of the Georgia General Assembly beginning in January ...

July 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Alleged road rage case moves to Superior Court

A driver passed a truck on Harmony Church Road July 11 and then heard two shots, according to a Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy ...

July 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County AP scores have both 'bright spots, disappointments'

Advanced Placement scores from the 2014-2015 school year are in for the Hall County School District, and the results varied vastly by subject.

July 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: Council to review one-way street proposals, Catholic Church campus

Gainesville officials are looking at ways to ease traffic and congestion for public safety vehicles on some residential streets, including making Hillcrest Avenue and Dyer ...

July 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Father, 2 sons charged with attacking man, killing his dog

Three men are accused by the Hall County Sheriff's Office of striking a man in the head and shooting his bull mastiff Sunday, authorities ...

July 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Logging truck overturned injuring one; fuel leaking and power lines down

The driver of a logging truck was injured after his vehicle overturned Monday morning on Belton Bridge Road in North Hall County, authorities said.

July 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Class Notes: UNG summer commencement set for Saturday

University of North Georgia graduating seniors will toss their caps Saturday at the Dahlonega campus.

July 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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