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Even in downturn, shoppers splurge on celebrations

Special occasions are special for a reason, and local merchants say people haven't stopped shopping for them despite the economic downturn.

Kristen Brousseau, owner of Memorable Creations Cake Shop in Gainesville, said her business is doing better than she expected.

November 04, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jackson County, Jefferson schools split elementary grades

JEFFERSON - Traditionally, elementary schools house grades kindergarten through fifth, but several Jackson County schools are joining a growing trend of splitting elementary grades between two different schools.

In both the Jefferson City School System and the Jackson County School System, there are elementary schools that have been split so that pre-kindergarten through second-graders attend one school, while third- through fifth-graders attend school at another facility.

November 04, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


DOT pays EPD erosion fines

The Georgia Department of Transportation has paid $4,688 to the Georgia Environmental Protection Division for erosion violations at the I-985 Exit 22 in Gainesville.

November 04, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Elderly can apply for help with heat

Starting Monday, those who are elderly or homebound can get help paying heating costs through Ninth District Opportunity.

November 04, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


A treat for kids — and parents

An annual Halloween tradition in downtown Gainesville couldn't have come at a better time for some cash-strapped parents.

November 04, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Wreck injures bus driver; students unharmed

A Hall County bus carrying 14 children was involved in a wreck on Browns Bridge Road this afternoon near Beach Haven Road.

November 04, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Teen driver class at Gainesville High

Gainesville High School is set to host a free teen driving class from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday.

November 03, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville may hold off on pay raises for workers

Gainesville employees may have to wait on or completely forgo a salary increase that would have been coming in January.

November 03, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


State grant to help Lumpkin County market shuttered Mohawk plant

DAHLONEGA - Georgia Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond presented Lumpkin County officials with a $25,000 grant to be used for marketing the Mohawk Industries carpet yarn plant, which was closed in June.

November 03, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Man rescued after fall from Raven Cliffs in White County

More than 20 emergency responders spent more than three hours on Wednesday rescuing a man who had fallen 50 feet down an embankment at White County's Raven Cliffs.

November 03, 2008 | | Local


Residents worry about plans for more homes, businesses in Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH - Six people spoke about traffic and commercial development concerns at a public hearing Thursday night on a proposal to expand the already massive Sterling on the Lake development off Spout Springs Road.

November 03, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Center Point mentors play key role in learning

On Wednesdays during recess, David Garcia, 10, gladly trades in his fifth-grade playmates for Millie Plants, a retired Gainesville resident.

November 03, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Turn clocks back Sunday

Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, and local governments say they are ready for the time change.

The time will fall back an hour in the middle of the night, but not everyone will be asleep when it happens.

November 03, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Experts: Cars more dangerous than candy on Halloween

Have you heard about the neighborhood madman handing out poisoned treats on Halloween?

How about the child who fell gravely ill after eating candy taken from a stranger while trick-or-treating?

November 03, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Mandated time off begins Friday for Hall County

Hall County will begin its employee furlough Friday, and all administrative offices will be closed.

November 02, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


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Festival with a message: HemlockFest concludes Sunday

HemlockFest, a family-friendly festival with an environmental theme, continues through 4 p.m. today at Starbridge Retreat, 396 Starbridge Road, Murrayville.

November 08, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville officials weigh in on fire department concerns

After weeks of silence, top Gainesville officials are now speaking out about concerns that inadequate pay is causing attrition and low morale in the city fire department.

November 08, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Brenau hosts International Intercollegiate Mediation Tournament

Students from around the world are competing at Brenau University this weekend to see who is the best peacemaker.

November 08, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Outdoor burn causes forest fire in Hall County; no injuries reported

Two acres of wooded area were burned Friday afternoon, believed to have been caused by an "unattended outdoor burn," according to Hall County Fire Services interim deputy chief Chad Black.

November 08, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


3 treated for breathing problems when fire system malfunctions

Hall County Fire Services determined three workers suffered breathing problems and respiratory irritation Friday after a fire suppression system malfunctioned.

November 08, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County fire personnel, man with garden hose extinguish structural fire at home

Hall County Fire Services responded Friday morning to reported structure fire at a Heritage Crossing home.

November 08, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Roll up your sleeve and keep the flu bug at bay

A co-worker calls in sick Monday. Another calls Tuesday. By the end of the week, it feels like sickness has wiped out your whole office.

November 08, 2014 | Shannon Casas | 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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