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Jefferson's Freedom Festival dishes out old-fashioned fun

JEFFERSON - In an age when everyone seems to be clamoring for the newest model of gizmo or gadget, there are still people clinging to good old-fashioned fun.

June 27, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Local tattoo artists welcome regulation, aim to clean up industry's image

To many tattoo artists, skin is a blank canvas and every tattoo tells a story.

June 27, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County receives less revenue from state court fines

Through good economic times and bad, one source of revenue most county governments can count on to remain constant is court fines. That's not the case in Hall County.

June 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Motorcyclist killed in collision with car on McEver Road

A motorcyclist was killed in a head-on collision with a car Saturday on McEver Road, officials said.

June 27, 2009 | | Local


Thunderstorm watch in effect in area through tonight

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect throughout North Georgia today until 11 p.m.

The National Weather Service is reporting a chyance of isolated thunderstorms across North and Central Georgia this afternoon and evening. Some could bring frequent lightning, hail and strong winds up to 45 mph.

June 27, 2009 | | Local


Climate bill passes despite opposition by Deal, GOP

Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Gainesville, said he voted against the "cap and trade" bill that narrowly passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday night, despite a conservative talk show host's claim that the Republican congressman would vote with House Democrats.

June 27, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jefferson’s self-proclaimed historian, ‘Buz’ Ward, dies

It is quite possible that history never had a more devoted fan than Winfield "Buz" Ward III.

June 27, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Ribbons pay tribute to patriotic sacrifice

Placing handmade red, white, blue and yellow ribbons on the large holly tree on the corner of Green and West Academy streets is an annual tradition of the Gainesville chapter of the Phoenix Society.

June 27, 2009 | Ashley Bates | Local


Lula sewer plans get state’s approval

Lula is one step closer to a new sewer system.

June 27, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


New principal seeks to lead school's revival

The tide is turning for Maranatha Christian Academy as a new but familiar face will lead the Oakwood school into another year.

June 27, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Emergency drill aimed to defend hospital

Four security officers creep down the hospital's hallway, guns poised, as they check each door.

June 27, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Judge: City must hand over Shuler letter

Gainesville officials violated the state's Open Records Act when they refused to provide The Times with information tied to an investigation of former City Manager Bryan Shuler, a Hall County judge has decided.

June 27, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Fans remember pop icon Jackson; music stores abuzz with sales

As soon as the news broke on Thursday about Michael Jackson's death, the singer's fans started pouring into local shops to buy his music.

June 27, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Food Ministry to celebrate thrift shop opening

Fellowship with Food Ministry is holding a grand opening today for its Bottomless Closet Boutique.

June 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Two escapees caught after a day on the lam in Hall

Two brothers who escaped from a Gainesville Police patrol car outside the county jail were arrested Friday after breaking into a home and stealing a truck, authorities said. No one was hurt.

June 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Boys & Girls Clubs host leadership workshop

On Saturday, Sisters of Today and Tomorrow hosted its Sisters Circle and Leadership Workshop, "Awakening the Dream in Me" at the Hall County Boys & Girls Teen Club,, for a group of girls that ranged from 11-18 years old.

April 12, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Home reflects community spirit

For nonprofits, success often lies in defining a mission. Without a clear focus, it's easy to become stretched too thin.

April 12, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Boy's death led to better care for children

A small pulse kept beating in the 19-month-old child covered in bruises.

April 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hotel, motel fee riles tourism, hospitality industry

Tourism industry leaders are fuming about the possible economic fallout of a new $5 per night fee on hotel/motel stays.

April 11, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont one of few governments still with employee furloughs

Clermont, like other area governments, is gearing up for budget season.

April 11, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students report on sports injuries

Despite their absence for a softball game, three Brenau softball players had their research on performance-related injuries presented to students Friday at the Brenau University research symposium.

April 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Aldi cancels plans for Dawson store

April 11, 2015 | By Michelle Hester Times regional staff | Local


Film festival brings slate of movies to University of North Georgia-Dahlonega

For the second year, the SouthEastern Film Festival is bringing 80 award-winning, independent and otherwise uncommon films to Northeast Georgia for the weekend.

April 10, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Local


Anonymous plaintiffs in Chestatee case to be revealed to school’s counsel

The names of three plaintiffs filing a religious lawsuit with the American Humanist Association against Chestatee High School will be revealed to the school's lawyers.

April 10, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Planning board to review office space proposal for Thompson Bridge

The Thompson Bridge Road corridor shifts more and more in the direction of commercial enterprise with each passing year, the residential character evolving into a blend of homes, restaurants and retail stores.

April 10, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Sheriff’s office: Gunshot wound found on Kelly Nash

Hall County Sheriff's Office Capt. Sean McCusker confirmed Friday that a gunshot wound was found on Kelly Nash.

April 10, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Woman recovers “miraculously” after flesh-eating bacteria

It all started with a pain in her elbow.

April 10, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Therapy tricycles help people with disabilities

Not every child learns to ride a bike, but the University of North Georgia is working with a national nonprofit to help more children do so.

April 10, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Investigation Discovery to air special on Kelly Nash's disappearance

The monthlong search for a missing Buford man is the subject of an Investigation Discovery special to air on Sunday.

April 10, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


County sewer, road maintenance demands reflected in budget requests

The Hall County Public Works Department is comprised of several divisions, but residents are likely most familiar with road maintenance and the sewer utility, if only because that's what most affects their day-to-day lives.

April 09, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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