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Jefferson weighs eliminating pay raises in next budget year

Money was the main topic of discussion during the Jefferson City Council voting session Monday.

July 27, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Ex-lawmaker indicted on tax evasion charges

Former state representative Mary Jeanette Jamieson, D-Toccoa, faces two counts of income tax evasion, and her case will be tried in Fulton County.

July 27, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Help available for struggling small businesses

Mary Paglia credits a strong customer base for helping her keep the doors open while many small businesses are struggling in a down economy.

July 27, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Judge's ruling about Lake Lanier hasn't slowed Cumming’s $14 million water project

CUMMING - In just a few weeks, Cumming's $14 million water project will be complete, giving the city the ability to withdraw up to 105 million gallons per day from Lake Lanier.

July 27, 2009 | BY JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


Area officials back new Glades Reservoir; water may be needed sooner

Area leaders met Monday in Gillsville to hear a presentation and ask questions about the Glades Reservoir project slated for North Hall County.

July 27, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Letter raises questions over mayoral referendum

Two state legislators have balked at a letter sent by Gainesville's city clerk to the U.S. Department of Justice concerning how a nonbinding referendum may affect racial minorities in the city.

July 27, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


DOT, Braselton, developers reworking Duncan Corners traffic jams

BRASELTON - Time was when few cars passed through Duncan Corners in South Hall, so the unusual tapestry of roads at that intersection was more of a curiosity than a motorist's headache.

July 27, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


New signal planned at Habersham hospital

Plans are set for a traffic signal at the main entrance into Habersham County Medical Center.

July 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Rally organizers aim to keep students in school

A rally set for the Saturday before school starts features entertainment for students and two seminars for their parents in an effort to get kids excited about going back to school and keep them from dropping out.

July 26, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Big cat spotted in Braselton

BRASELTON - Could a big cat be prowling the town of Braselton?

July 26, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Time to get kids vaccinated for the school year

The first day of school involves more preparation than packing plenty of pencils.

July 26, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Water ruling’s effects could trickle to South Hall

A federal judge's ruling limiting Gainesville's access to Lake Lanier's water also could affect two of its most faithful customers, southerly neighbors Oakwood and, to a lesser degree, Flowery Branch.

July 26, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Missing girl, 3, found by rescuers

About 200 rescuers spent hours this weekend searching for a Dawsonville child who, when found, had strayed maybe 200 or 300 yards from the family camp site.

July 26, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Code enforcement boss Niles works to put violators at ease, get them up to speed

Code Enforcement Field Supervisor André Niles said when it comes to his job, it's all about staying positive.

July 26, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hoschton revamping 90-year-old charter

HOSCHTON - In less than a month, Hoschton's existing city charter will turn 90 years old, a milestone that has influenced the City Council to revise the aging document.

July 26, 2009 | By Katie Dunn | Local


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Gainesville home permits hit record high this year

Gainesville has set a new record this year for the number of home permits issued, according to Community Development Director Rusty Ligon.

November 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Affordable housing plan awaits OK from church

While the plan has been downsized, city officials and many members of the local community believe a better project is now in the works to build five homes on land between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Mill Street in Gainesville.

November 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


West Hall students practice job interview ‘soft skills’

High school students don't usually wear dresses and heels or shirts and ties to school.

November 21, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Suspect pleads not guilty to June shooting in Gainesville

One of the men charged in a Gainesville shooting June 5 pleaded not guilty in a Thursday arraignment.

November 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Missing Gainesville man’s family offers reward

The family of a missing Gainesville man is offering a reward for any information into his disappearance.

November 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Homeless man pleads not guilty to August slaying

A Gainesville homeless man accused of killing another homeless man and assaulting others pleaded not guilty at a Thursday arraignment.

November 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gas prices drop and family travel rises during holidays

Georgia residents are in luck this holiday season, as gas prices hang well below $3 just in time for family travels.

November 21, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


House Study Committee voices support of Common Core

Parents, teachers, superintendents and state legislators are warily supportive of Common Core standards.

November 21, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Jingle Mingle brings chicken lighting, celebration to downtown Gainesville

A family-filled event included kiddie train rides and free horse-drawn carriage rides with the evening culminating in the lighting of the Main Street Market's Holiday Chicken, which sits atop the building. This year's lighting was accompanied by a sound and light show by Deb and Don Harkrider. Adults could also marvel at the beautifully lit trees adorning the square. Stores on the square decorated for the season and extended their hours, allowing shoppers extra time to find and purchase Christmas gifts.

November 21, 2014 | Scott Rogers | Local


Hall County man reported missing

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man reported missing since Tuesday afternoon.

November 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Concerns emerge as Kubota deal moves forward

The Hall County Board of Commissioners has approved a rezoning needed for the estimated $100 million expansion of Kubota Manufacturing of America into the Gateway Industrial Centre off Ga. 365 in North Hall.

November 20, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man killed in West Avenue shooting in Gainesville

Gainesville police are investigating a Wednesday night shooting on West Avenue that led to a 21-year-old's death.

November 20, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Foundation honors two couples for philanthropy

Two area couples were honored Thursday for their generosity and service to the community at an annual philanthropy luncheon.

November 20, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man surrenders following standoff at Laurel Park

A man suspected of child enticement surrendered to authorities following an hour-and-a-half standoff Thursday at Laurel Park.

November 20, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County Schools projector installations underway

The traditional classroom setting, with students poring over notes and teachers scribbling on chalkboards, is a thing of the past.

November 20, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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