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Jefferson City Council gives green light to church expansion

JEFFERSON - Two local churches have brought rezoning requests before the Jefferson City Council and one has been given approval, while the other has requested that action be delayed for another month.

December 31, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

12 days to a fire-safe Christmas: Stay warm, but safely

During the winter months, the number of residential fires increases due to home heating. Many individuals turn to alternative heating methods as a way to decrease the high utility bills. Be sure to consider the following:

December 31, 2008 | From staff reports | Local

Fire guts Lula home, destroys four cars

Three people are without a home following a devastating fire in Lula Monday afternoon.

December 31, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Heating your house doesn't have to break the bank

As the mercury dips each winter, the cost of heating homes soars.

December 31, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Metro Gainesville’s jobless rate increases to 6.5 percent

The Georgia Department of Labor reported Tuesday that the unemployment rate in the metro Gainesville area rose to a preliminary unadjusted rate of 6.5 percent in November, up 3.2 percentage points over the year from November of 2007. The jobless rate in metro Gainesville rose 0.3 percent from a revised 6.2 percent in October.

The metro Gainesville area is made up of all of Hall County.

December 31, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local

Apartment fire burns 60-year-old

A 60-year-old man remained in Northeast Georgia Medical Center on Tuesday with second-degree burns over nearly a third of his body following a fire Monday night at his Tower Heights Road apartment.

December 31, 2008 | From staff reports | Local

Technical foul: Hoschton's bid for scarecrow record denied by Guinness

HOSCHTON - The Hoschton Fall Festival Committee is considering an appeal of Guinness World Records' decision not to award the city of Hoschton with the world record for the most scarecrows in one area.

December 31, 2008 | By Claire Miller | Local

Man charged in accident that injured Flowery Branch officer

A Gainesville man has been charged with following too closely in a Saturday wreck that involved a Flowery Branch police officer.

December 31, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local

Teenage burn victim taken to Atlanta hospital

A 15-year-old South Hall boy was taken Monday afternoon to the burn unit at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.

December 31, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local

Churches get the gift of bigger crowds for Christmas

With Christmas days away, many area churches are preparing for large crowds at services this year.

December 31, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local

State's population increase may add up to a seat in Congress

WASHINGTON - The nation's great migration south and west is slowing, thanks to a housing crisis that is making it hard for many to move. But growth in Georgia - North Georgia in particular - could mean the area gains congressional seats after the next Census.

December 31, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Local

Turning to the sun saves North Hall man some green

Gary Peters would like to power his North Hall home with energy from the sun. That's no big surprise. Since October he has been generating much of the hot water for his house from a pair of solar panels installed on his roof.

December 31, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local

Celebrate holiday safely, officials urge

From driving to fireworks, state officials are urging people to celebrate safely this New Year's holiday.

December 31, 2008 | From staff reports | Local

Area churches to hold special services tonight

While most will spend New Year's Eve partying, some will be praying.

December 31, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Looking ahead: Hospital will mark year with new building, relocations

2009 will be a transformative year for Hall County's medical community.

December 31, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local

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Authorities: Man posed as Comcast worker to steal meds in Forsyth County

November 12, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local

Georgians encouraged to give to nonprofits Thursday

A group overseeing a statewide fundraiser that aims to drive awareness and donations for nonprofits is asking residents to come together for 24 hours of ...

November 11, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Strategic plan will be discussed at University of North Georgia meeting

A town hall meeting Friday invites students, faculty and the public to hear the progress of academics at the University of North Georgia.

November 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Judge allows federal racial slur claim to move forward

A U.S. District Court judge on Tuesday dismissed one fair housing claim but allowed another to continue in a case of former Gainesville residents ...

November 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Students honor veterans, country at school gatherings

The halls of DaVinci Academy ring with the sound of young voices chanting "USA! USA! USA!"

November 11, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Missing man found dead in vehicle on side of I-985

The body of a man previously reported missing was found in a vehicle Wednesday afternoon near Interstate 985 in Buford.

November 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Local innovators honored during Masters series event

The 10 entrepreneurs honored Wednesday at Featherbone Communiversity may have come from different backgrounds. The products and services they offer may vary - from interior design ...

November 11, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Veterans honored at Rock Creek, Lakewood ceremonies

The spotlight was on men and women in military uniform, as patriotic music played, stirring speeches were given and wreaths were laid in their honor.

November 11, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Slideshow: Students commemorate Veterans Day

Students are honoring veterans in a variety of ways today. These photos were submitted by school staff. Photos can be sent to ...

November 11, 2015 | | Local

Parent hospitalized after accident at Centennial school

A parent was taken to the hospital in serious condition after a wreck Wednesday morning at Centennial Arts Academy in Gainesville, according to Gainesville City ...

November 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

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