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Jefferson updating its personnel policies

JEFFERSON - Jefferson officials are busy updating existing personnel polices and procedures manuals, including taking a look at employee sick time.

September 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


This time last year, gas was topping $4 a gallon

A year ago today, fuel prices in Georgia peaked at a staggering $4.17 per gallon of regular gasoline.

September 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood OKs contract for sidewalk project

OAKWOOD - A long-awaited improvements project is now poised to get under way in downtown Oakwood.

September 14, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gas line work will limit traffic flow on U.S. 129

Travel will be limited on Cleveland Highway crossing Lake Lanier this week.

September 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Registration extended for BULLI classes at Brenau

There is space left in the Brenau University Learning and Leisure Institute's fall courses, which start Sept. 28.

September 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Jefferson city clerk keeps busy with dual responsibilities

JEFFERSON - Elizabeth McDonald wears several hats in the city of Jefferson.

September 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


New hospital garden helps soothe patients

Rarely is a hospital visit not met with heavy doses of pain or stress. While doctors nurse the body back to health, more hospitals are using gardens to rejuvenate the spirit.

September 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Blackshear Place church baptizes dozens in Lake Lanier

Youngster Scott Odum was one of about 55 people who were baptized Sunday at Lake Lanier Islands Beach & Water Park. The baptism was part of Blackshear Place Baptist Church's fourth annual Family Fun Day at Lake Lanier.

September 14, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Alto man killed in accident

A 24-year-old Alto man died early Saturday in a one-vehicle accident in Banks County.

September 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Luncheon serves as a reminder of those with empty bowls

As a reminder that those struggling with hunger deal with empty bowls every day, the Georgia Mountain Food Bank is holding its annual fundraiser Tuesday.

September 14, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Jefferson officials are alarmed ordinance isn’t working

JEFFERSON - Late last year, the Jefferson City Council approved an alarm ordinance with the goal of cutting down on the number of false alarm calls to the police department.

September 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Field of Dreams finally gets play

After months of waiting, Hall County's Field of Dreams is ready to host its first league for children with special needs.

September 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Local Falcons fans start season with food, fun and tradition

ATLANTA - Kick off for Sunday's Atlanta Falcons season opener may have been at 1 p.m., but many devoted fans were up preparing for the game before that time. Way before that time.

September 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


VA seeks space in Hall County for a bigger clinic

OAKWOOD - The Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic at 3931 Mundy Mill Road opened 10 years ago with the plan to relieve overcrowded operations in Decatur.

September 13, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


New language focus brings far East to South

Rice and won tons once were common dinner fare for Hall County schools Superintendent Will Schofield.

September 12, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Not-guilt verdict in stabbing trial ‘upsetting’ to family of victim

After watching the weeklong trial, family members of Iris Romero-Banegas said they couldn't believe the not guilty verdict on murder charges faced by Ofelia ...

September 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch parking scarcity seen as a ‘good problem’ as city grows

The two friends like to "hunt out" fun places to visit, and that search brought them Wednesday to downtown Flowery Branch, where they enjoyed a ...

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Amputee taekwondo instructor teaches students to never give up

Lydia Meek will not be held back.

September 25, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Preparing for work: Business, schools focus on what’s next for students

Hall County schools and businesses want to connect students with employers. That mirrors state efforts, which have been recognized nationally.

September 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man’s beating exposes homeless camp horrors under Queen City Bridge

The grounds are lined with trash rather than flowers. No birds sing from shaking limbs along the gravel road entrance. And the stray cats act ...

September 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Taste of Gainesville serves up a savory Saturday by Lake Lanier

At one time, Taste of Gainesville was called Dinner on the Docks. But by any name, the fare is just as delicious.

September 24, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


SLIDESHOW: Don Carter State Park tunes up at Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival

Friends of Don Carter State Park sponsored the third annual Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival on Saturday to raise awareness for the park and supply funding ...

September 24, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Lake Lanier’s shoreline gets a fall cleanup

New year, different trash

September 24, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Gainesville High School teacher named geographic society fellow

Sandy Rivera is teaching AP human geography - and an advanced placement course - at Gainesville High School for the first time.

September 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Customers, co-workers mourn passing of Hawaiian shirt-clad ‘Coffee King’

For 14 years, Gene "Coffee King" Burch, 68, would hold court as the manager of Common Grounds Coffee Shoppe and Deli in Flowery Branch.

September 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Man dies in fiery wrong-way crash on I-85

A Virginia man going the wrong way on Interstate 85 in Jackson County was killed in a fiery crash early Friday when his vehicle struck ...

September 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




First Baptist’s annual emporium benefits horse therapy ranch

Women shopping for and selling a variety of items, including clothing, accessories, home decor and Christmas gifts, filled First Baptist Church in Gainesville on Friday.

September 23, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Watching the debate Monday? Join the conversation

Millennials may already match baby boomers in terms of their share of the American electorate, but a new poll reveals that only 32 percent of ...

September 23, 2016 | Times staff, wire reports | Local


How to make your own fairy house for your garden

You never know what mythical creatures are around.

September 22, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


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