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Longtime area businessman, Albert Hayes, dies at age 81

Albert "A.D." Hayes' rise in the auto industry dates to 1953, when he ran a gas station/garage in Decatur.

August 31, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville could hire more firefighters if council OKs grant

Thanks to the federal stimulus bill, there could be a few more folks on the fire trucks in Gainesville.

August 31, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Schools gear up for busy flu season

As educators learn the H1N1 flu is more likely to afflict children and younger adults, schools and colleges are ramping up their preventative measures and educating students, parents and teachers on their role in keeping the community healthy.

August 31, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


School tax break doesn’t apply in city

Gainesville taxpayers between the ages of 70 and 72 won't be getting the same breaks on their tax bills as their county counterparts this year.

August 31, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jefferson's budget cuts keep staff intact

JEFFERSON - In order to prepare for the upcoming fiscal year, Jefferson officials had to make cuts to the proposed budgets offered by each department director.

August 31, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Ninth District Opportunity gets money to combat homelessness

Ninth District Opportunity Inc. has received a $1.8 million grant to help prevent homelessness in Northeast Georgia.

August 31, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall targets code violators; some complain

Since forming the Public Safety Department, Hall County has seen many code enforcement success stories.

August 31, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Election 2009: Several incumbents qualify

Monday drew mostly incumbents seeking re-election as qualifying got started for this November's municipal races.

August 31, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


2009 rainfall has been close to normal so far

Rain, or at least some dreary skies, could be hanging around the next few days.

August 30, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Colleges embrace environmentalism with greener operations, curriculum

Between research papers, study guides and other materials, college students can waste a lot of paper printing documents.

August 30, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Sawnee Electric plans to reduce rates, not so for Georgia Power or Jackson EMC

When Sawnee Electric Membership Corp. customers open their next power bills, they may be in for a big surprise - lower rates.

August 30, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Election 2009 qualifying starts today

In recent months, the talk already has turned to the 2010 elections, but qualifying begins today for this November's municipal elections to fill local government positions across Northeast Georgia and the state.

August 30, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Martha Stephens is the first one to greet you at city hall

FLOWERY BRANCH - Although it has grown a lot over recent years, Flowery Branch is still small enough where people walk into City Hall on Main Street to pay their water, sewer and trash bills.

August 30, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wine enthusiasts brave rain for Vineyard Fest

BRASELTON - People huddled under umbrellas, held raincoats over each other and even took shuttles from the Inn at Château Élan to the winery across the street - anything it would take to avoid the pouring rain and get to the main event.

August 30, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Clermont combines two festivals into one bigger event

Two late-summer festivals are joining forces this year as the Clermont City Celebration Sept. 5.

August 30, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Career Coach to visit area food bank

The Workforce Development Career Coach plans to visit the Good Samaritan Food Bank from 9-11 a.m. on Dec. 8 and 12 at 1220 McEver Road in Gainesville.

November 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville School board to consider disease policies

The Gainesville City Board of Education will have a board work session Monday at 4 p.m. at the central office.

November 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Class Notes: Anonymous donor gives $50,000 for Brenau scholarships

An anonymous donor recently pledged $50,000 toward a new financial assistance fund for Brenau University undergraduate and graduate students.

November 30, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Area Rotary clubs working on public safety monument

A monument set for unveiling next spring is being dedicated to public safety officials across Gainesville and Hall County.

November 30, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Surf for deals on Cyber Monday

You made it through the throngs of Black Friday, dropped a little coin on local shops for Small Business Saturday and rested up during Turkey Leftover Sunday.

November 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Public meeting to discuss bus fare, route changes

Gainesville will hold three public input meetings today on proposed changes to routes and fares for the public transit system that are scheduled to take effect in April.

November 30, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Possible ordinance change would allow bottling of spirits

A potential change to the city of Flowery Branch's alcohol ordinance would allow for the bottling of distilled spirits - but not actual liquor production.

November 30, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Love Light Tree Lighting Celebration set for today

Gainesville will welcome the holiday season with the annual Love Light Tree Lighting Celebration at 7 p.m. today.

November 30, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


State highway director flagged for offensive comments

Sexually inappropriate comments made by the director of the Governor's Office of Highway Safety prompted a workplace investigation last spring that just recently became public.

November 30, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville local, UNG cadet ranked 1st in nation

The nation's best Army ROTC cadet is a student at the University of North Georgia.

November 30, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Poultry lab finally moving to new site after delays, political overtones

November 30, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Donations help Hall County Animal Shelter provide Thanksgiving meal for animals

Even the dogs and cats of the Hall County Animal Shelter have something to be grateful for this Thanksgiving season.

November 29, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Joe Sartain, prominent Gainesville lawyer, veteran, dies at 81

Joe Bond Sartain Jr., a prominent Gainesville lawyer, died Thursday at age 81.

November 29, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Warm temps return Sunday, linger into next week

If you shivered through the trip to Grandma's house for Thanksgiving, then found yourself bundled up like an Arctic explorer on your Black Friday shopping trip, you'll like this coming week a bit better.

November 29, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Ex-GHS star Evans back in college athletics

After a four-year hiatus, former University of Georgia athletic director Damon Evans will join another high-profile college athletics program.

November 29, 2014 | David Thackham | Local


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