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Joint government group endorses continued sales tax

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Joint Local Government Association voted Monday night to endorse the 1-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, which goes before Hall County voters on March 17.

January 26, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Phil Sutton knows ins and outs of Hall County, rowing courses

Assistant County Administrator Phil Sutton knows just about everything there is to know about Hall County. It's his job.

January 26, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Signing, zoning top Jefferson City Council agenda

The Jefferson City Council is expected to take action on several issues, including appointing a new mayor pro tempore, when the group meets at 6 tonight.

January 26, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


In Hoschton, history moves with century-old building

HOSCHTON - The Hoschton Depot no longer will be the only historic building located in Hoschton's Historic Commons area.

January 25, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Pre-birth blood transfusion saves anemic infant

When Alan Jesus Gomez was born on Dec. 24, he looked perfectly normal. But to those who know his history, he represents a Christmas miracle.

January 25, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Jackson County officials keep eyes on the budget

JEFFERSON - Like Hall County and other municipalities across the state, Jackson County is watching carefully as sales tax collections come in for the last months of 2008.

January 25, 2009 | Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Many preview program on faith-based finances

OAKWOOD - They came with different interests, from getting rid of debt to shoring up money for retirement, but with a like-minded desire in following biblical financial principles.

January 25, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Economy Hits Home: Some businesses get a little boost

At Vicky Bozeman's pawn shop, business is good.

January 25, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


North Hall fire leaves 13 homeless

An early Sunday fire destroyed a mobile home in North Hall and displaced 13 people.

January 25, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Helping students soar: 2009 Teachers of the Year

Kerri Palmer and Shane Rayburn share a passion for learning, and they instill that in their students. Today, we honor them and other Gainesville and Hall County teachers who help make our students great.

January 25, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Palmer says she's not afraid of a challenge

Kerri Palmer loves to learn, and she tries to instill the same passion in her first-graders at Gainesville Exploration Academy.

January 25, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Struggling students inspired Rayburn in his profession

MURRAYVILLE - Shane Rayburn grew up mystified that others, including his brother, didn't enjoy school as much as he did.

January 25, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County schools' Teachers of the Year

Sandy Akins

January 25, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville city schools' Teachers of the Year

Ann Conner

January 25, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Board spends $68K on public safety cameras

JEFFERSON - If some sort of emergency occurred at the Jackson County Courthouse, the expenditures commissioners approved Monday would help authorities handle the situation.

January 25, 2009 | Claire Miller Times Regional Staff | Local


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End of course tests show area high schoolers struggling in math

Scores released Wednesday show math remains a struggle for students locally and statewide.

July 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Former Flowery Branch woman who sent ricin gets 18 years in prison

TEXARKANA, Texas - A former Flowery Branch resident who had minor acting roles in film and television was sentenced to 18 years in prison Wednesday for sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

July 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Art as science as life

A visit from artist Carol Christie was the highlight Wednesday of the summer art camp, "Art As Science, Science As Art," at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville. Each student took a turn at the large canvas, applying paint with many different brushes or sometimes, no brush at all. During the project, students were able to apply knowledge learned during the camp such as mixing colors and using various objects to scratch, smear and remove paint, as well as applying paint using traditional brushes.

July 16, 2014 | | Local


New bike/ped panel would target projects that can be done sooner

Rather than let a newly completed bicycle-pedestrian plan collect dust, area officials agreed Wednesday to form a committee that would talk about possibly kick-starting "some early-action" projects.

July 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local




New law: Move right or get a ticket

A new law makes not moving over to another lane when there's faster traffic behind you an offense for which you could get a ticket.

July 16, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Lesson six: Breaststroke is the best stroke

My Monday swim lesson was enough for me to never again want to get into the pool at the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center.

July 16, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Poultry lab now looking at fall opening

The new Georgia Poultry Laboratory Network headquarters in North Hall County now appears headed for completion in midfall.

July 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Juvenile court judge sworn in as president of national council

Georgia Juvenile Court Judge Peggy H. Walker was sworn in Tuesday as president of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges at its 77th annual conference in Chicago, Ill.

July 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Burned toddler recovering after surgeries

Progress is being made in the recovery of a burned 16-month-old, whose injuries led to the closing of a Clermont day care center.

July 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Hospital ranks among top in state

Northeast Georgia Medical Center has been ranked among the best in the state according to the 25th U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals Ranking.

July 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Cold weather fire safety tips

With cold weather often leading to alternative methods of heating homes, Hall County Fire Marshal Capt. Scott Cagle recommends the following precautions:

January 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Hot weather health tips

Here are some tips to help you deal with the summer heat wave.

June 30, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


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