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Deal says rushing of bill has led to misinformation, anger

Times reporter Ashley Fielding conducted a brief one-on-one interview with U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal immediately after Wednesday morning's health care discussion. She spoke with him about health care reform.

August 12, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Helen’s fire chief cleared by jury

A White County jury cleared Helen's fire chief of any wrongdoing in a 2008 traffic incident that led to his arrest.

August 12, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


School system will stagger schedules to alleviate GMS traffic snarl

After traffic issues Tuesday at Gainesville Middle School, school officials met Wednesday morning to discuss how to better direct buses and parents through the property.

August 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


McEver intersection to get traffic light, turn lanes

OAKWOOD - The last in a string of key intersections on McEver Road is getting a traffic light, with other improvements being thrown in for good measure.

August 12, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Braselton traffic light set to be up, running

A new traffic signal is expected to be operating today at Ga. 211 and Liberty Church Road in Braselton.

August 12, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville tickets, fines now payable online

Traffic tickets and municipal court fines in Gainesville can now be paid on the city's Web site, according to a news release from the city.

August 12, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


State Rep. Knox to run for insurance position

Forsyth County State Rep. Tom Knox announced Wednesday that he will seek the Republican nomination for state Insurance and Fire Safety Commissioner in 2010.

August 12, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Second suspect found guilty in terrorism case

A federal judge set an October sentencing date for a Dawsonville man convicted of conspiring to provide support to terrorists after the man's co-defendant was found guilty of similar charges Wednesday.

August 12, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Deal, Gingrey answer questions from concerned citizens at forum

Before she was chosen as one of the few people who asked a question at Wednesday's discussion of the federal health care reform bill, Peggy Hoynes of Dahlonega scrawled two statements on the notepad the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce provided to her.

August 12, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County to help Flowery Branch prioritize road projects

Flowery Branch will get a helping hand from Hall County to prepare for city road improvements.

August 11, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Teens still in hospital from gang shooting

It took 12 minutes for a panicked teenager to drive his four bleeding friends from an East Hall subdivision to a local hospital after a confrontation between rival gangs ended in gunfire early Sunday. By the time the driver reached Northeast Georgia Medical Center, one of his passengers was dead.

August 11, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Health care discussion could draw hundreds

When the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce first asked U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal to speak to the organization about health care reform, chamber president Kit Dunlap never expected it would become a public event with hundreds of people in attendance, she said.

August 11, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville Middle students find way around new school

Even as an eighth-grader and someone used to middle school routines, Cindy Pruett admitted to some nervousness Tuesday morning.

August 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


March of Dimes prepares for next year’s fundraiser

Not wasting much time resting on their laurels from a successful March for Babies in May, local March of Dimes supporters want to get teams interested in next year's event.

August 11, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Your sweet tooth can raise money for Children's Miracle Network

On Thursday, everyone gets a free pass to eat ice cream guilt free. Instead of focusing on the calories, just focus on the fact that your purchase is going to a good cause.

August 11, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Local business leaders see upside in new U.S.-Cuba relations

The controversial move Wednesday by the Obama administration to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba was met with approval from business leaders in Hall County who said they believe the economic benefit could be substantial for local industries.

December 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


H&R Block pros to offer tax tips

Two H&R Block tax professionals will present a free Tax Talk from 6-8 p.m. today at Blackshear Place Library in Gainesville.

December 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville police make transition to digital records

At the Gainesville Police Department, some of the new school is showing a thing or two to the old school.

December 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Nominations open for 2014 Young Man and Young Woman of Year

The Gainesville Jaycees are accepting nominations for the 2014 Young Man and Young Woman of the Year Award.

December 18, 2014 | | Local


Poultry firm donates 23 tons of meat to food bank

Georgia Mountain Food Bank in Gainesville got an early Christmas gift Wednesday when Perdue Farms delivered 46,000 pounds of frozen chicken and meat products.

December 18, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Badge & Bar: Hall 911 staff raises $1K for kids’ wish lists

Four local families are getting help from the Hall County 911 Communications in a different way this Christmas.

December 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Cuba policy shift sparks differing local responses

After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations - a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations.

December 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Juvenile in custody after man stabbed Tuesday night

A 16-year-old fled on foot after allegedly stabbing his stepfather Tuesday on East Ridge Road, authorities said Wednesday.

December 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Local moviegoers have mixed reactions to canceling of film's release

Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of "The Interview," a comedy movie starring Seth Rogen and James Franco about a slapstick assassination plot on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

December 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville High alumni replace missing elephant art

Counte Cooley was tired of driving by Gainesville High School and not seeing his elephant.

December 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Defense bill calls for Army control of Camp Merrill

Camp Frank D. Merrill outside Dahlonega has long been Army strong. With President Barack Obama's signature, it will be Army controlled.

December 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall schools score higher in performance rating

Most Hall County schools and some Gainesville schools performed better than the state average on the College and Career Ready Performance Index, the latest tool used to measure how well schools are doing.

December 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hanukkah: Faith burning brightly

Tuesday marked the first day of Hanukkah. The Jewish Festival of Lights celebrates the victory of the Jewish army, the Maccabees, over Syrian forces. It also celebrates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem, which had been ruined during battle.

December 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Roads: DOT suspends lane closures during holidays

In giving motorists some holiday relief, the Georgia Department of Transportation plans to suspend construction-related lane closures on all interstates and major state routes from 5 a.m. Tuesday through 10 p.m. Dec. 28.

December 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riverside seeks new commandant of cadets

Following the abrupt departure of its commandant of cadets, Riverside Military Academy is refilling the position.

December 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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