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Local families plan DC trip for Obama’s swearing-in

Following an election in which President-elect Barack Obama carried only one precinct in Hall County, local Democrats are coming out of the woodwork and flocking to Washington, D.C., to view the inauguration ceremony from the Capitol lawn.

January 04, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville finances sound despite drop in revenues

The economy's toll on Gainesville's financial situation is clear from a recent financial report conducted by Rushton & Company.

January 04, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


2008 leaves area short a few good citizens

A number of public officials and business leaders were among those who died in 2008.

January 04, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Elder abuse suspect has 7 probation violations

The last time James Douglas Holland faced a judge, he used the mother he was charged with beating twice before as an excuse.

January 04, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Alta Vista’s superintendent lobbies to have cemetery named as a historic site

Vince Evans rides through Alta Vista Cemetery as he might his old neighborhood, pointing out different people and noting their significant achievements or quirky characteristics.

January 04, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Fatalities, accidents down so far for holiday period

With fewer miles being driven by holiday travelers this year, Georgia's fatal accident total for the New Year travel period may end up lower than predicted.

January 04, 2009 | By Staff Reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Looking ahead: Jackson County has ambitious set of goals

With the start of 2009 comes the chance for people to start the new year with a clean slate and plan for the goals they want to accomplish.

January 04, 2009 | By Claire Miller cmiller@clickthepaper.com | Local


Looking ahead: Face-lifts on way for downtown Jefferson

This year will be a big one for downtown Jefferson, as both a fixture to downtown and the general area will receive face-lifts.

January 03, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Many are resolved to get fit in 2009

Tammy Stells wants 2009 to be a healthier year.

January 03, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Dorsey remembered for his compassion, oratory

The Rev. Asa Dorsey, the gentle-voiced mountain preacher whose renowned compassion and near-photographic memory of the Bible led him to preside over more than 1,700 funerals, will be laid to rest himself today.

January 03, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Shoppers head to stores for next round

The day after Christmas is traditionally one of the biggest shopping days of the year, and many went out Friday in search of bargains.

January 03, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dawson man among 11 holiday road fatalities in state

Holiday traffic accidents have claimed the lives of at least 11 people in Georgia since Wednesday evening, one of which claimed the life of a Carlton resident in Dawson County Friday morning, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

January 03, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Reading time is on the rise at Jackson County libraries

JEFFERSON - Many children like to watch television or play video games in their spare time, but not Lorali Nelms. She prefers more scholastic pursuits.

January 03, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Garbage piled high at Hall compactor sites

If the day after Thanksgiving is the busiest shopping day of the year, then the day after Christmas is surely the busiest garbage day of the year.

January 03, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Families opting for thriftier furniture buys

When times are tough economically, most people tend to try and cut back on their expenditures wherever they can, especially when it comes to items like furniture.

January 03, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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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


Beaver Award dinner to raise money for Riverside Foundation

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


Wood’s Mill students moving to modular unit

Students who attend Gainesville High School's nontraditional program, Wood's Mill High School, will now be housed in a modular unit.

August 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


School systems have a few renovations to show off as year starts, while some work continues

As parents prepare their children to return to school by picking out new backpacks and purchasing school supplies, area schools are preparing as well.

August 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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