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This holiday weekend, focus is on the labor-less

With millions of Americans unemployed, you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn't know anyone who has been laid off - if they themselves haven't recently lost a job.

"Labor Day 2009 arrives at a critical juncture in the economic history of the United States of America. The Great Recession has already claimed the jobs of 14 million American workers," said Michael Thurmond, Georgia Department of Labor commissioner. "Seismic economic forces are restructuring America's work force and the long-term effects will be pervasive and permanent."

September 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fair Street, Butler alums celebrate their beloved alma maters

Forty years ago this fall, the halls of Butler High School were strangely silent.

September 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Area schools ponder showing Obama’s speech

As controversy swirls over President Barack Obama's planned televised speech Tuesday to students across the nation, local school districts are deciding how to handle it.

September 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Keeping a close watch on sexual predators

No free man is as closely watched by Hall County authorities as Michael Eugene Cromer.

September 05, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Complete list of area qualifiers for municipal races in Northeast Georgia

The following are candidates for Northeast Georgia.

September 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


New Web site lends a voice to the US health care debate

With all of the debates centering around proposed health care reform, it's hard for some people to determine what's truth and what's fiction - especially if they can't read the bill.

September 04, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


School board member faces qualification challenge

Longtime Gainesville school board member Kelvin Simmons may not be on the school board election ballot this fall because of a new state anti-nepotism law.

September 04, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall’s star wrestler helps others get ‘Made’

Professional wrestler A.J. Styles had a busy morning planned, between appearances on two TV sets and a lineup of speaking engagements - all before lunch.

September 04, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


Couple get prison in meth case

A man who operated a crude methamphetamine lab inside a mobile home a few feet from where toddlers slept was sentenced to seven years in prison Friday.

September 04, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall offices closed 2 days next week

The Labor Day holiday will have government offices throughout the area closed on Monday, but Hall County workers are taking an extra day off as well.

September 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Will patrons heed call of football?

As the college football season ramps up, local business owners are counting on plenty of rambling and barking fans to ease their recession woes.

September 04, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Westfall named Clermont postmaster

Chuck Westfall was named postmaster of Clermont, effective Aug. 29.

September 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Rabid skunk found in North Hall

A skunk found in the Pea Ridge area of North Hall has tested positive for rabies, according to Gainesville-Hall County Animal Control.

September 04, 2009 | | Local


Expect lots of traffic, heightened enforcement for Labor Day

Travel officials predict that Georgia's roads will be clogged with Labor Day holiday travelers, and area law enforcement agencies are preparing to handle the extra traffic.

September 03, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Parents convicted of manufacturing meth

A cramped South Hall trailer where three young children lived with their parents also was home to a toxic methamphetamine lab, a jury determined Thursday.

September 03, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Capitola Farm Road closure set to begin Tuesday, last 90 days

A section of Capitola Farm Road, a key South Hall traffic artery, will be closed starting Tuesday for stormwater work.

May 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


The Guest House celebrating new ‘hobby shop’ for seniors

Nearly four years ago, The Guest House moved to a new location in Gainesville, leaving a piece of its legacy behind.

May 29, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Need for Hall County morgue grows along with population, officials say

Sheriff Gerald Couch had it printed on a campaign flyer recently, a political aspiration for his next term.

May 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ceremony at Rock Creek Veterans Park recognizes Hall County’s 168 war dead

Prayers, patriotic songs and wreath layings marked a Sunday ceremony at Gainesville's Rock Creek Veterans Park to remember Hall County's fallen troops from ...

May 29, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville residents seek sun on Memorial Day weekend

Tiny children splashed in the shallows of Lake Lanier's red clay beaches, while others queued for the towering water slides at Frances Meadows Aquatic ...

May 29, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Small growth in digest could lead to school tax ‘increase’

Little growth in the 2016 Hall County tax digest has led to questions from local school and government officials, and it could lead to a ...

May 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Sweet Acre Farms Winery open after several years of planning

Much like a wine that has been aged, Sweet Acre Farms Winery is finally ready.

May 29, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Dive team gives back by risking lives in depths of Lanier

As his officers resurface from the dark depths of Lake Lanier, the hardest call Corey Gilleland has to make is the one to call it ...

May 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Pool season brings attention to health, safety conditions

The safety advisories are flashing this weekend as Hall County residents head out in remembrance and celebration of Memorial Day and the unofficial kickoff to ...

May 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


WWII soldier remembered by his surviving quadruplets through news clippings, photos

When his four boys were born on Aug. 27, 1944, Charles Lee joked with a newspaper reporter he would need a bigger farm to be ...

May 29, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fort celebration gives glimpse of days gone by

Twenty-five miles outside of Gainesville stands a house with a past.

May 28, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Body found at Lanier Point Park

A body was found in Lake Lanier just off shore at Lanier Point Park on Saturday afternoon, according to Gainesville police spokesman Sgt. Kevin Holbrook.

May 28, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Two injured in motorcycle, vehicle wreck on Queen City Parkway

Two people were injured Saturday afternoon when a motorcycle struck a van on Queen City Parkway, according to Post Commander Richard Harper from Georgia State ...

May 28, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Hall crews battle home blaze in South Hall; no one hurt

Hall County Fire Services crews battled a residential fire Friday night in the 3900 block of Falcon Parkway in South Hall County.

May 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


GHS alum to lead the band as Georgia Tech drum major

A Gainesville High School alumnus will be one of four drum majors for the Georgia Tech marching band this fall.

May 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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