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Meet your government: Ligon has been on job since Midtown’s start

Gainesville's Planning Director Rusty Ligon has been a part of Gainesville's Midtown redevelopment since its first days. He soon may see some of his work come to fruition.

December 01, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Area meetings

Among the public government meetings coming up this week are:

December 01, 2008 | From staff reports | Local

Home chefs learn how to tackle Thanksgiving

Cooking a tasty Thanksgiving meal can be a challenge for even the most seasoned cook.

For the cook who has been preparing the massive holiday meal for years, the challenge may be in how to jazz up the traditional spread, while the non-cook may struggle with how to get started with the complex meal.

December 01, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Liquid propane could fuel Hall’s buses in the future

Hall County school buses could be the first in the state to use liquid propane fuel, according to the county schools transportation director.

Jewel Armour, executive director of transportation for Hall County schools, said he's been working with Blue Bird buses and CleanFUEL USA this week to explore fueling buses with liquid propane rather than costly diesel fuel.

December 01, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Jefferson schools awarded for reaching goals in special education

When it comes to special education, the Jefferson City School System is tops compared to other local and statewide school systems, according to the Georgia Department of Education.

Jefferson City Schools recently received several Pacesetter Awards from the state department of education for meeting six of the state's seven target achievement goals for special education students.

December 01, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Operation Patriot's Call keeps eye on military families

On March 25, 2005, Sgt. Gordon Smith held the hand of his wife, Amy, as she gave birth to their third child, Damien Joshua Smith.

November 30, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Demand up for concealed handguns

Hall County Probate Court Judge Patti Cornett remembers when the permit to carry a concealed handgun in Georgia was called a "pistol toting license."

November 30, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Fans huddle for warmth during Friday night's games

Freezing temperatures didn't stop fans from cheering on their teams Friday night as round two of high school football playoffs continued across the state.

November 30, 2008 | From staff reports | Local

Mission group serves holiday meal on Atlanta Highway

They lined up in the cold in the parking lot of an Atlanta Highway supermarket Saturday for a hot meal - immigrants who came to Gainesville for work and now find themselves in need.

November 30, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Bond denied in fatal fire case

A Gainesville soldier's wife devised a cover story of a mysterious threatening phone call before setting fire to the couple's on-base apartment, with hopes of cashing in a $100,000 life insurance policy on her husband, a federal prosecutor theorized in arguments and testimony presented Friday.

November 30, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Remembering JFK's death

Nov. 22, 1963, started off like any other fall day for Bimbo Brewer. For the University of Georgia freshman, it meant another day of classes.

November 30, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Local

Jaycees get a jump on stocking stuffers

The Gainesville Jaycees want to make sure that needy children in Hall County are able to have gifts on Christmas.

November 30, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Foreclosures leave erosion problems

The foreclosure crisis has been devastating to the U.S. economy, and now it appears the environment is suffering as well.

November 30, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local

Burning questions: Times reporter completes fire academy

Hall County's Citizens Fire Academy is really all about the chance to dress like a hero and fight a real fire.

November 30, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Expect cold temperatures at football playoff games Friday

If you're cold, you can blame Canada.

November 25, 2008 | From staff reports | Local

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Whalen’s wife buys first car at Milton Martin's Oakwood dealership

In the early 1970s, Gus and Janelle Whalen made their first trip to Milton Martin Toyota, then located in downtown Gainesville, to buy a car.

October 04, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Minority hiring: A delicate balance

At a Gainesville City Council meeting last month, political organizer Jerry Gonzalez ran down the racial demographics of local government personnel, comparing those figures with ...

October 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

State roads ‘bank’ may fund area construction projects

Hall County governments have found a new, potential cash source to help fund road projects - the Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank.

October 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Parents can get help for struggling students

It's not easy for parents to watch their children struggle with school work.

October 04, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Dunkin’ Donuts possible for Thompson Bridge location

It's been rumored for some time that a Dunkin' Donuts would pop up on Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville, and that speculation might soon ...

October 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Eagle Ranch celebrates 30 years

Eddie Staub couldn't fully picture it at the time, but need drives vision.

October 04, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Washout of a weekend will continue Sunday

All clad in weather appropriate rain gear, Kelsey Payne, a Brenau University student from Chattanooga and several out-of-town guests left Dress Up with their hands ...

October 03, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local

Brenau celebrates its past, present at homecoming

Brenau University alumnae and families of students braved wet weather Saturday to attend Homecoming and Family Weekend at the Gainesville university.

October 03, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Petit Le Mans draws 130,000 fans to Hall County

As the Petit Le Mans wraps up today and fans prepare for a rainy finish to the four-day event, officials chimed in on the economic ...

October 03, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

HOA dispute pits residents against neighborhood rules

For many residential property owners, homeowners' associations are like a tetanus shot required after stepping on a nail. They serve a purpose, but can sting ...

October 03, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

You Heard It Here: Commissioner recalls stepping on rattlesnake

Hall County Commissioner Billy Powell had a near brush with death when he stepped on top of a coiled red diamond rattlesnake while on an ...

October 02, 2015 | | Local

Ava White students benefit from active lessons

Many children don't have access to quality swimming lessons. Fewer get a chance to take Taekwondo.

October 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

State patrol: Woman dead from heart attack after crash

A woman transported to the hospital from a car wreck Friday died from a heart attack at the hospital, authorities said.

October 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Sardis Road washed out by heavy rains, closed

Part of Sardis Road closed Friday afternoon after it was washed out during heavy rains.

October 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

New Holland celebrates Hispanic heritage

Kindergartners at New Holland Knowledge Academy took a few lessons in another language Friday.

October 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

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