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Send the year out with a bang

This New Year's Eve, use fireworks safely to ensure a joyous celebration doesn't go wrong.

December 30, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


The end of the year means it’s tax time

Outside of being the last day of the year, today also has other significance.

December 30, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Wintry mix falling across region

A light wintry mix falling across Northeast Georgia could continue overnight but isn't expected to result in much accumulation, according to the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.

December 30, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Chamber president says Jackson Co. poised for positive 2010

While many local governments and organizations have taken a hit this year thanks to the recession, Jackson County Chamber of Commerce President Shane Short believes the chamber has done well in 2009 and expects 2010 to be better.

December 29, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Good News Clinics gets another big donation

Good News Clinics must have eaten its collard greens, because 2009 has been quite a successful fundraising year.

December 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


The Crawford W. Long Museum unveils new features

Nearly a year to the day, $200,000 and countless volunteer hours later and the Crawford W. Long Museum in Jefferson is ready for its grand reopening.

December 29, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall works to inform seniors of exemption

Hall County is trying to give seniors plenty of notice about the deadlines to apply for school tax exemptions this year.

December 29, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Bring in the new year with adventure

Do you intend to be more adventurous in 2010? Are you going to take new leaps of faith?

December 29, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall County Sheriff’s Office rides out the recession

For the Hall County Sheriff's Office, 2010 will be much like 2009: trying to do more with less.

December 29, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Foul play not suspected in death

Foul play is not immediately suspected in the death of a man whose body was found Tuesday in woods near the Hall-Forsyth County line.

December 29, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Residents form mounted rescue unit

Canine companions have long been used in search and rescue missions, and now a handful of Dawson County residents are putting their equine companions to work saving lives.

December 29, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Rape Response Inc. seeks out new director

The Rape Response Inc. Board of Directors has announced the retirement of Executive Director Terri Strayhorn.

December 29, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Council denies rezoning request

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson City Council has voted to deny one controversial zoning request and to postpone action on another.

December 29, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gas prices holding steady

For now, at least, it seems gas prices are staying the same.

December 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Plans set for New Year’s Eve festivities

New Year's Eve may be a holiday known for exciting parties, but for several groups it is also a time to celebrate local history.

December 29, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Drivers worry how new gas tax will be used

Motorists in Gainesville on Wednesday expressed mixed reactions to the new 26-cent-per-gallon state excise tax on gasoline, with some surprised to learn they'll now be paying more at the pump.

July 01, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Driver who hit child buying ice cream won’t be charged

The driver who hit a Gainesville boy buying ice cream Sunday will not be charged, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

July 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


New director named at Good News Clinics

A registered nurse and longtime employee of Good News Clinics has been named executive director of the organization, which provides medical and dental care to uninsured Hall County residents who can't afford it.

July 01, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Fireworks stands pop up ahead of law change

Over the border from Jason Sillay's lakehouse on Lake Hartwell was the free sale of bigger and better fireworks in South Carolina.

June 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Courier services, taxis affected by rising fuel costs

Business owners like Leroy Ervin and Beba Knezevic watch gas prices pretty closely, and both are bracing themselves for the rising fuel costs projected to take effect Wednesday.

June 30, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Eyes on the Road: New transit fares, route tweaks set for Wednesday

New Gainesville Connection fares and bus routes are set to take effect Wednesday.

June 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public agencies brace for fuel tax, but helped by lower gas prices

Local governments, schools and public agencies are bracing for the impact of a 26-cent-per-gallon state excise tax on gasoline, which will contribute to $850 million or more in revenue for road and bridge projects across Georgia, that takes effect Wednesday.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Banks County building new sports complex

The Banks County Parks and Recreation Department will be holding a groundbreaking for its Windmill Park Sports Complex at 10 a.m. July 14.

June 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Library board selects new director, approves new budget

Lisa MacKinney will oversee a better than $2.62 million budget that eliminates worker furloughs as the new director of the Hall County Library System.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Challenged Child and Friends names Castell family services director

Challenged Child and Friends has named Creystal Castell as its family services coordinator.

June 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Chicopee Woods Golf Course completes shake-up of oversight committee

The shake-up of an oversight committee for the Chicopee Woods Golf Course was completed Tuesday, the latest move prompted by poor conditions and slipping revenues at the 600-acre course in Gainesville.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Child buying ice cream airlifted to hospital after being struck by car

A child buying ice cream Sunday was struck by a passing vehicle, Georgia State Patrol said.

June 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


SPLOST VII begins Wednesday, E-SPLOST scheduled for fall

Wednesday marks the start of a new round of special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST VII.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities investigating possible anti-gay hate crime in Forsyth County

June 30, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


County finance director resigns, search to begin soon

Hall County Finance Director Vickie Neikirk resigned on Monday.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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