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Fireplace blaze damages house in White County, but nobody injured

No one was hurt in a home fire Jan. 20 in White County that started in a fireplace.

January 28, 2009 | | Local


Former Jefferson police chief keeps his official certification

Former Jefferson Police Chief Darren Glenn will get to keep his peace officer certification following a settlement with the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council, according to a consent order.

January 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Waffle House to build restaurant in Flowery Branch

Waffle House plans to start building a new restaurant off McEver Road in Flowery Branch.

January 28, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cleveland Highway convenience store robbed

Hall County sheriff's officials are investigating an overnight burglary at a North Hall convenience store.

January 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Bruner recognized by Georgia Municipal Association

Gainesville Mayor Pro Tem Ruth H. Bruner received a certificate of excellence on Sunday from the Georgia Municipal Association for completing her required municipal training.

Bruner was honored at the Georgia Municipal Association's annual Mayors' Day Conference in Atlanta.

January 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Local doctor finishes 2nd tour in Iraq

No one knows when Iraq will achieve enough stability for U.S. troops to start withdrawing from the country.

January 28, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Out-of-city tuition hike is approved

The Gainesville school board voted 4-1 Tuesday night to increase annual out-of-city student tuition for a one-child family from $450 to $585 for next school year.

January 28, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


State budget spat could force delinquent tax notices on landowners

The Association County Commissioners of Georgia brought out a new weapon in what is shaping up to be a battle royale over the fate of the Homestead Tax Relief Grant.

January 28, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jefferson students get ‘carded’ for good grades

JEFFERSON - At Jefferson High School, it pays for students to do well in the classroom.

January 27, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville picks two top spellers

Two Gainesville students came out on top after putting their orthographic skills to the test in the elementary and middle school district spelling bees.

January 27, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Canine killer gets year in prison

A Gainesville man who drowned one dog in a toilet and stabbed another to death after collecting news clippings about the Michael Vick dogfighting case received a one-year prison sentence this week.

January 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Inquiry into Forsyth arson case continues

CUMMING - Investigators have received their fair share of leads, and are following up on each one, as the probe into a Jan. 18 house fire in northeastern Forsyth County enters its second week.

January 27, 2009 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Traffic now flowing at site of wreck that killed one

JEFFERSON - A wreck that killed two people Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 85 near Jefferson kept southbound lanes closed for nearly four hours.

January 27, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Three indicted in chaplain's death

CLEVELAND - Three people charged in connection with the December murder of a Clermont chaplain were indicted Tuesday by a White County grand jury.

January 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Victoria Lane dangerous for school buses, official says

The mud, holes and bumps on Victoria Lane in Lula make the road so hard to maneuver that the Hall County school system has stopped school bus service to the neighborhood.

January 26, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | 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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