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Fatal crash shuts down I-85

All lanes on Interstate 85 South were closed for about six hours Thursday morning following an injury crash that resulted in one man's death, according to officials from Georgia State Patrol.

September 22, 2008 | Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Georgia unemployment level highest in 15 years

The Georgia Department of Labor reported Wednesday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 6.3 percent in August, the highest in 15 years. The jobless rate was up 1.9 percentage points from 4.4 percent at this same time last year. During the same period, the number of payroll jobs decreased 37,700 or nine-tenths of 1 percentage point.

September 22, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Two more rabies cases bring county's yearly total to 34

After a lull of almost a month, Hall County's rabies epidemic is heating up again, with this year's 33rd and 34th cases reported this week.

September 21, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Flowery Branch will not increase tax rate next year

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Flowery Branch City Council voted to keep its 2008-09 tax rate the same Wednesday morning.

The council OK'd a 2.837 millage rate, with 1 mill equal to $1 for each $1,000 in taxable property value. Properties are assessed at 40 percent.

September 21, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Frances Meadows center dedication honored ‘a life of beauty’

Gainesville and Hall County officials gathered Wednesday at the gates of the Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center to dedicate the building to its namesake, the first black Hall County commissioner, the late Frances Jenkins Meadows.

September 21, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Two men hurt at construction site

Two construction workers suffered minor injuries Tuesday morning when a wall they were putting up at a house under construction fell back on them.

September 20, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hall schools get an 'A' for adequate progress

The state Department of Education certified summer school retest results that declare 31 out of 34 Hall County schools made Adequate Yearly Progress for the 2007-2008 school year.

September 20, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Truett-McConnell student found dead

A 20-year-old Truett-McConnell College student was discovered dead Thursday morning in her dorm room in Cleveland from what authorities believe were natural causes.

September 20, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Mike Kelley wins mayoral race in city of Baldwin

Mike Kelley captured 60 percent of the vote in a four-man special election for mayor of Baldwin Tuesday.

In complete, but unofficial results, Kelley received 122 votes, Jerry Neace was second with 57. Former Mayor Mike Reed had 14 votes and Thomas Loudermilk had 11 votes.

September 20, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Cagle’s exploratory committee has statewide flair

An official registration of his campaign for governor filed last week reveals that Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle has tapped business leaders from central and coastal Georgia for the top campaign positions.

September 20, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Gainesville charities hurry to help those affected by recent hurricane

Though Texas is hundreds of miles from Gainesville, local residents are nevertheless heading out to help those devastated by Hurricane Ike.

September 20, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Heating help could become scarce this winter

Autumn hasn't officially arrived yet, but some people already are wondering how they can afford to heat their homes this winter.

September 20, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Group lobbies to turn on sprinklers around general

The grass in Gen. James Longstreet's front yard is dry and crunchy, and those who take care of it have asked for the city's help.

September 20, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Tutors wanted: GEDs in demand

A little bit of sweat and elbow grease once qualified as viable job skills in America. Now, knowing your ABCs and having a high school diploma are required just to get by.

September 20, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Humane Society holds contest for new name, logo

As it prepares to cut its ties to county government, the Humane Society of Hall County is seeking a new identity.

September 20, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


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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


Persian Gulf War, 25 years later: It was a Crucial comeback

Hubert "Gunny" Hunnicutt fought in the Vietnam War, so he knows the meaning of quagmire and stinging military defeat.

August 01, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia teachers now graded on classroom performance

Becoming a teacher in Georgia will soon be a bit more challenging.

August 01, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Château Elan vineyards await muscadine harvest

Put a muscadine in your mouth.

August 01, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Survey studies affordable housing barriers

Brenda Carter arrived to the meeting late but showed no shy hesitation as she pushed her blind and special-needs child, Cortney Jackson, in on a ...

August 01, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


New deputy chief stresses community ties as No. 2 officer in Gainesville force

While at FBI headquarters in Quantico, Va., Jay Parrish talked with officers from Baltimore and St. Louis, two cities that suffered racial turmoil following high-profile ...

August 01, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Families squeeze in a final weekend of summer fun

With one final weekend before school starts for most, local youngsters and their parents set out for the lake, the playground and beyond on a ...

August 01, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Wanted man nabbed after nearly 2-hour chase through woods

After a nearly two-hour foot chase Saturday morning involving police dogs, Hall County deputies and warrant units arrested a man who is wanted for larceny.

August 01, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Forsyth teen dies after ropes course injury in Tennessee

August 01, 2015 | By Kayla Robins Forsyth County News | Local


Norton: Hall real estate market doing better than northern counties

In his mid-year 2015 report on the local real estate and business climate Frank Norton Jr. described the market as "spotty," but said Hall County ...

August 01, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


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