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Demolition of buildings signals new beginnings for Gainesville's Midtown district

What was once Town View Plaza is now nearly brick dust, but its demolition signals something much bigger is coming to Gainesville.

October 25, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jefferson planning to keep its charm

As the city of Jefferson grows and changes to keep up with modern times, city officials want to make sure that the area doesn't lose its historic charm.

October 25, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Where organs fail, hope succeeds

Shad Ireland hasn't let a little thing like kidney failure get in his way.

October 25, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Seats available to hear author Khaled Hosseini

Khaled Hosseini, author of "The Kite Runner" and "A Thousand Splendid Suns," will be speaking at 7:15 p.m. Thursday at Brenau University. Following the lecture, Hosseini will hold a book signing in the Sellers Gallery in the Simmons Visual Arts Center.

October 25, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Sardis Elementary one step closer to charter status

With the official support of the Sardis Elementary School community, the school is now one step closer to becoming a charter school in the 2009-10 school year.

October 25, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Oakwood City Council OKs 2009 tax rate

Oakwood City Council gave its final OK Monday to a tax rate supporting the 2009 budget.

October 25, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville schools hope tax collections curb debt

As Gainesville residents mull over their plan to pay the property tax bills sitting on the dining room table, the Gainesville school system is waiting patiently to collect on its new increased tax rate.

October 25, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Rep. Nathan Deal set to speak tonight

Rep. Nathan Deal is set to speak on the condition of the government at 7:30 p.m. today at Gainesville Masonic Lodge located at 621 Lakeshore Drive.

October 25, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Fraud case attracts attention from feds

The FBI and the U.S. Attorney's Office in Atlanta has taken the lead in the ongoing investigation of an alleged fraud scheme involving a Gainesville business.

October 25, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Charter expects to have cable customers in Gainesville back on line soon

Charter Communications subscribers will be without TV, Internet and phone service until around noon, said a Charter representative.

October 25, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


The Times seeks World War II veterans for special salute

It has been 63 years since the end of the largest conflict in world history, and those who fought in it are, and will forever be known as, The Greatest Generation.

October 25, 2008 | | Local


Fraud victim tracked suspect to Clermont

It took Robert Hodges eight years to find Wendell Spell and get back the $17,000 he was owed.

October 25, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Schools cut budgets amid dark economic times

Hall County educators are slashing the school system's budget now to be "better safe than sorry" as the state and national budget pictures continue to darken.

October 25, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Collins: Being a chaplain in Iraq requires communication

Editor's note: State Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, currently is in Iraq as a U.S. Air Force Reserve chaplain. He began his service in September. He is reporting weekly on the activities at his location.

October 25, 2008 | Doug Collins douglas.collins@blab.afcent.af.mil | Local


Flowery Branch City Council to negotiate buyback from developer

The Flowery Branch City Council voted Monday to negotiate buying back sewer and water tap fees from a company that, because of the stalled housing market, has put off plans for a townhome development.

October 25, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


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Plane ran out of gas before landing on U.S. 441

A single-engine Cessna plane that had to make an emergency landing on U.S. 441 in Commerce on Sunday morning appears to have run out of gas.

April 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Hall school board moves forward on bonus pay plan

A draft plan featuring educator bonuses as part of the federal Race to the Top program was approved Monday night by the Hall County Board of Education.

April 14, 2014 | | Local


Gainesville City Schools lowers graduation requirement

Gainesville High School students now need only 23 credits to graduate, down from 24 last year and 28 just a few years ago.

April 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Woman charged in hit-and-run at school bus stop

A Dahlonega woman has been charged in a hit-and-run at a school bus stop that resulted in minor injuries to two Hall County schoolchildren.

April 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


In political advertising, there are few rules

With some hotly contested races in this year's election, including for the U.S. Senate and governor, the onslaught of political campaign advertising is just beginning.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


More money earmarked for public defenders

Local attorneys representing Hall's indigent defendants welcomed an executive order providing additional funding for lawyers without conflicting interests.

April 14, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Plane forced to land on highway in Commerce

A plane en route to Gainesville had to make an emergency landing in Commerce Sunday after the pilot reported "intermittent engine and power failure."

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Deal signs criminal justice reform bill into law

One in three Georgia inmates will return to prison within three years of being placed on parole, but a new state law aims to reduce those numbers and help nonviolent offenders get back to work.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


6th fire in 3 days blazes through vacant home

Hall firefighters responded to a residential fire early Sunday morning, making it the sixth blaze since Thursday night.

April 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Gas station on McEver Road robbed Sunday

Deputies were called to the scene of a gas station robbery Sunday afternoon.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gwinnett County youth dies after falling from moving vehicle

A 6-year-old Gwinnett County boy died Saturday from injuries sustained after being struck by a vehicle, according to Gwinnett County Police spokesman Sgt. Brian Doan.

April 14, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Class Notes: Students eligible for scholarships

Students from area high schools have until May 1 to apply for this year's Junior Achievement scholarship.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Smith only qualifier for Lula's special election

Just one person qualified last week for a special election next month to replace Norman Harrop on the Lula City Council.

April 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Women’s careers change slowly

Women have made strides in many career areas, but it's still tough to break into some, including science, technology, engineering and math.

April 12, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Fewer low-level offenders going to jail, statistics show

It may be too soon to tout a lowered re-offending rate or a quantifiable dollar amount saved to taxpayers, but a reverberation of statewide criminal justice reform is being noted by one local entity: the Hall County Correctional Institute.

April 12, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


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