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Hard work pays off for student

The Junior ROTC program at local high schools can provide students with much more than discipline and focus. It can also lead to big college scholarships.

December 25, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Clergy put in long hours to prepare for Christmas services

For most, Christmas is a chance to take time off work and relax with friends and family.

December 25, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


New rights center director fights for underprivileged

Sara Totonchi has grown accustomed to fighting for the underdog.

December 25, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Marines deliver gifts to tots spending holiday in hospital

Children spending Christmas in the hospital got a little more holiday cheer this year.

December 25, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


2 men plan to appeal terror sentences

ATLANTA - The two men sentenced to prison earlier this month for aiding terror groups by sending video of U.S. landmarks abroad have filed a notice to appeal.

December 25, 2009 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Band raffles off car to raise money for new uniforms

JEFFERSON - It may be a few years off, but Jefferson Middle School students Emily Kerr and Ross Bishoff are really looking forward to high school.

December 25, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Heavy Christmas Eve rains boost wet 2009 totals

It was a wet Christmas, not a white one, that greeted Northeast Georgians on Friday after a stormy Christmas Eve night.

December 25, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Jefferson residents want rural area to stay quiet

JEFFERSON - Y Z Sailors Road in Jefferson can be a lot of things, but a planned neighborhood isn't one of them.

December 25, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local




Health care bill clears Senate

Both Georgia's Republican senators have promised to continue to fight Democrat-led health care reform after the U.S. Senate voted Thursday morning to approve its health care bill.

December 24, 2009 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Family trades Christmas presents for church in Africa

Beth Propes Suggs asked for something a bit unusual from her family this Christmas: a church in Africa.

December 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Holiday wrecks may claim 18 lives, state patrol says

The Georgia State Patrol predicts 18 people will die on Georgia roads during the 78-hour Christmas holiday weekend, a total that likely won't be helped by heavy rains overnight Christmas Eve.

December 24, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Obama wants Yates as US attorney

Longtime federal prosecutor Sally Quillian Yates got an early Christmas present Thursday when the White House nominated her to serve as the next U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia.

December 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Fond Christmas memories focus on simpler times, homemade gifts

Phoebe Vickers remembers fondly the Christmas she finally got a Barbie for her doll collection.

December 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Christmas melodies complete the season

For most folks, Christmas isn't complete without the songs.

December 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Commercial property owners next in line to protest tax reassessments

It's déjà vu all over again, except with a little twist.

April 23, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


17-year-old killed by train

A 17-year-old boy walking along the train tracks in Jefferson was struck and killed Thursday by a freight train.

April 23, 2015 | From Times regional, wire reports | Local


Habersham Sheriff’s Office settles with family of toddler burned in raid

The Habersham County government reached a settlement agreement with the family of a toddler critically injured by a flash grenade in May.

April 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall jobless rate down to 4.9 percent, still best in Georgia

Hall County continues to lead the state in putting people into jobs.

April 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lack of foster families leads to temporary hotel housing for few children

In the first three months of 2015, more than a handful of Hall County foster care kids with the Division of Family and Children Services spent an average of two nights in a hotel.

April 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Rally raises awareness about suicide among veterans

"I know that lonely, dark feeling," said Chris Dorsey, an Iraq War veteran from Winder.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge & Bar: Butterfly release Friday for National Victims’ Rights Week

Capping off the week honoring crime victims, the Hall County Solicitor's Office and District Attorney's Office will hold its annual butterfly release at 11 a.m. Friday.

April 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gateway to Hope set for Friday

Gateway Domestic Violence Center will put on a fundraiser Friday evening at the Chattahoochee Country Club featuring cocktails, heavy hors d'oeuvres and an extensive silent auction.

April 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Schools respond to Blue Bell recall

With this week's voluntary recall of all Blue Bell Creameries products, some schools across Georgia faced a choice about removing items from the cafeteria line. But in Hall County and Gainesville, no such dairy quandary exists.

April 22, 2015 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Square plantings showcase new garden

Earth Day got off to a good start in Gainesville on Wednesday as members of the Atlanta Botanical Garden and city representatives gathered in the downtown square to plant flowers and other vegetation.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch equine, cattle expert named Farmer of the Year

A fourth-generation family farmer known across the country for her cattle and equine expertise is Hall County's 2015 Farmer of the Year.

April 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


A world of differences among environmental issues

While environmental issues are more ingrained in the public mind than ever, Earth Day isn't treated with the same level of gravitas in America that it was when first celebrated 45 years ago today, according to some local academics and activists.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Federal aid to offset local costs of ice storm clean up

President Barack Obama has allocated federal aid funding to assist Hall County and other regions affected by an ice storm in mid-February, which toppled trees and knocked out power to tens of thousands of residents.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont Town Council ponders possible alcohol resolution for Nov. 3 ballot

The Clermont Town Council talked Tuesday night about holding a straw poll or nonbinding resolution on whether to allow beer and wine sales on U.S. 129/Cleveland Highway, a major road running through town.

April 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Charter Career students craft sustainable products for market, spa

At Lanier Charter Career Academy, horticulture students grow herbs while cosmetology students work in the school's onsite salon.

April 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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