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Workers look for fresh start after layoffs

When you hear of the thousands of people who have been laid off their jobs during the economic recession, you may not stop to take in their individual stories.

January 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Is your TV digital ready?

The countdown to the digital television transition is on, and area stations have spent the month of December providing tests to make sure local television sets are ready for the switch.

January 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Oakwood council could approve 21-acre mixed-retail site Monday night

Oakwood City Council is set to give final consideration today to rezonings and annexations for a proposed mixed-retail development that may someday feature a big-box anchor and high-rise hotel.

January 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia teacher bringing students interfaith skills in Pakistan

Cheryl Burke is an engine for the vehicle of education. She's fueled by love. And she's on the road to a brighter future for Islamic and Western relations.

January 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Government prods doctors to write e-prescriptions

If the government has its way, a doctor's prescription pad soon may be obsolete.

January 05, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


The Top 10 local stories of 2008

The results of our online poll are in, and of 25 newsworthy events we selected from 2008, your votes helped pick the top 10. They ranged from the devastating - hiker Meredith Emerson abducted from Blood Mountain and later found dead - to the heroic, such as our local soldiers in Iraq honored in different ceremonies.

January 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Meals on Wheels volunteer coordinator finds her calling

Sometimes, government comes to your home in a very personal and endearing way, and that's why Stepheine Bellotte says she has found her chosen career at the age of 27.

January 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Want a cheaper way to ring in the new year?

With New Year's Eve just a week after Christmas, no doubt many will be looking for economical ways to celebrate the holiday.

January 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


More wrecks but fewer deaths, injuries during New Year's holiday

Georgia motorists had more crashes than expected this New Year travel period, but, as of 6 p.m. Sunday, fewer people died or were injured as result.

January 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Turpin has held numerous roles in Gainesville, Hall County schools

Fifteen years ago, Aaron Turpin moved to Hall County and spent his days teaching Gainesville High School band students the ins and outs of Sousa marches.

January 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Road sign damage adds up

The next time you speed off the highway and just barely miss hitting the sign displaying the exit information, you may want to consider slowing down a bit more.

January 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Some Forsyth County residents say new crossing is dangerous

An intersection on the most recent extension of Market Place Boulevard in southern Forsyth County has residents concerned for their safety and turning to county officials for help.

January 04, 2009 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Flowery Branch council will talk about tax districts

The Flowery Branch City Council is set to discuss financing policy and procedures concerning its planned tax allocation district.

January 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Resolve to keep your resolutions

Making New Year's resolutions is as old as celebrating the holiday itself, and for just as long, people have been breaking them.

January 04, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Healthy Monday: Lose some weight the smart way this year

It should come as no surprise that losing weight is the most common New Year's resolution. With the long season of holiday indulgence finally over, many people aren't happy about what their bathroom scale is telling them.

January 04, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


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Residents monitor creek as developers set up shop

Behind Vanessa Hyatt-Fugate's home, down a weed-strewn slope in the Hollywood Hills subdivision off Thompson Bridge Road, runs Slaughterhouse Creek, a narrow, babbling stream that empties into a Lake Lanier cove.

August 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Program teaches officers how to handle aggressive dogs

Flipping through a series of dog pictures, David Jones asks the room of officers attending an Aug. 10 training program what the dog is telling them.

August 17, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Sinkholes have Georgia’s attention

Georgia sinkholes may not spread to house-swallowing size - like ones that have opened up in Florida in recent years - but the Georgia Department of Transportation doesn't just dismiss them as random acts of nature.

August 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


University starts classes with new offerings at Gainesville campus

The University of North Georgia is offering new bachelor's degree programs for the new school year at its Gainesville campus.

August 17, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Driver services office has new manager

A new manager is at the helm of the Department of Driver Services in Gainesville.

August 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Families learn about the history of Georgia railroads

August 17, 2014 | Alexandra Smith | Local


Class Notes: Hall County seeks veterans for honorary diplomas

The Hall County School District is seeking to issue honorary high school diplomas to veterans of foreign wars who weren't able to complete high school because of their military service.

August 17, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Helen shooting victim identified as Houston woman

A Texas woman killed in downtown Helen late Saturday has been identified.

August 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville to conduct pay study

Gainesville officials are embarking on a pay study to determine if workers' wages and benefits are competitive with similar-sized governments and private sector job equivalents.

August 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Georgia Mountain Food Bank looks for help from other sources

August 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Christian-themed concert raises funds to help homeless families

Community members enjoyed sunny skies and live music Saturday, all with the intent to end homelessness in the county.

August 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville couple endures highs and lows of adoption

The door stood shut, harsh and uninviting.

August 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Church sponsors day of projects across Gainesville

At the First Presbyterian Church on Saturday, volunteers gathered to tie the knot.

August 17, 2014 | Nick Watson | 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


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