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Study: Teens are using more pills, but pot use stalls

Pills haven't yet replaced pot as the top illicit drug of choice for high school-age teenagers, but they are gaining.

December 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Newtown needs a compromise to clear the air

Forty-two years ago, no one disputed Carl Loef's claim that he could improve 859 Athens St. with a junkyard, though it was right next to homes on Mill and Norwood streets.

December 20, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jackson County outlines plan for growth

MAYSVILLE - The Jackson County Commission has moved closer to finalizing their plan for future growth, spending a few hours discussing progress at a meeting earlier this month.

December 19, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Jefferson officials think 2009 will end in the black

JEFFERSON - Overall revenue may be down, but Jefferson officials are optimistic that they will end up on top at the end of the year.

December 19, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville celebrates on the square with music, art, hometown fun

Butch Miller of Dublin watched over his grandchildren in the Gainesville square on Saturday evening as they prepared to watch their uncle sing.

December 19, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


‘New guard’ about to take over Flowery Branch government

FLOWERY BRANCH - Sterling on the Lake in South Hall may look like a city, with its hundreds of homes, quaint gazebo in the center of its grassy commons area and architecturally conforming library at the main entrance.

December 19, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


As holiday break begins, school furloughs loom

Children in Gainesville and Hall County schools joyfully headed home Friday for a two-week holiday break.

December 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville’s police chief honored at retirement bash

The accolades came pouring in Friday for Frank Hooper.

December 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Copper theft laws have mixed results

Philip Wilheit had heard the horror stories about copper thefts before he became a victim.

December 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Snow chance? No way, forecasters say

Don't start planning your day playing in the snow just yet.

December 18, 2009 | Mitch Clarke | Local


Grand jury clears officers in minister shooting

A grand jury on Friday found that an officer-involved shooting in which a Lavonia minister was killed was justified.

December 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Shop with a Cop event provides gifts for children in need

Sure, police officers spend a lot of time fighting crime and keeping the community safe. But did you know they also can be excellent shoppers?

December 18, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Jackson schools seek to steer funds to needs

JEFFERSON - Jackson County School System officials say they are working to better use state funds. The system plans to apply for three waivers to be approved by the state Department of Education, which would allow the system to use the funds where officials feels they are most needed.

December 18, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Jefferson students ring in the holidays with a sing-along

The last day of school before a break is always an exciting time for students, but the day is made even more special when there's a sing-along.

December 18, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


John P. Kennedy named Lakeview's new headmaster

John Patrick Kennedy will become Lakeview Academy's sixth headmaster on July 1.

December 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Ask The Times: Multiple criteria determine traffic signal locations

What are the criteria for traffic signals? One was recently installed on Thompson Bridge Road where Wal-Mart was built, but there's not one on ...

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Trash trap for Flat Creek aims to improve water quality

Gainesville and Hall County are looking to partner on purchasing a litter trap for Flat Creek, one of the most polluted streams in the region ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Grand jury indicts Forsyth kidnapping suspect who tried to swim away

August 27, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Metro Gainesville unemployment inches up in July

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate for July was 5.5 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 5.3 percent in June, according to ...

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


3 accused in taxi driver slaying plead guilty, avoid murder charge

Three of five people previously accused of attempting to rob a taxi driver and fatally shooting him in March pleaded guilty Thursday and will not ...

August 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


3 ‘local legacies’ honored by Northeast Georgia History Center

Each man had a different story to tell, but their paths to business success in Hall County all started humbly.

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local




Emory Turner brings competition to Ward 2 Gainesville council race

Emory Turner has announced his candidacy for the Gainesville City Council Ward 2 seat currently held by Bob Hamrick.

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville considering tax increase to pay off jail debt

Gainesville officials are proposing a slight tax increase to pay off debt on the old Hall County jail the city purchased in 2012, as well ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Water demand projected to be lower in 2050 than previously expected

Water conservation measures over the past few years seem to be taking hold in a 15-county metro Atlanta area that includes Hall.

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Piedmont College opens massive new student facility in Demorest

Following record enrollment growth, Piedmont College has added a massive, "badly needed" facility.

August 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Coroner: Fire victim died of smoke inhalation

A woman who died Aug. 5 in an early morning house fire on Malibu Ridge off Spout Springs Road suffered from "smoke and soot inhalation ...

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Rabid fox found in East Hall

A fox found near Candler Road tested positive for rabies after its contact with a dog.

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Access remains tricky as more patients register for cannabis oil

It's one thing to legally possess cannabis oil for the treatment of eight approved medical conditions. It's another thing to acquire it in ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Investigators search for cause in lake home fire

Hall County Fire Services investigators spent Tuesday night and Wednesday trying to discover the cause of a fire destroying a 5,000-square-foot home on Lake ...

August 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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