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Meet your government: Jackson County planner has a straightforward mission

Toni Smith has been a part of the Jackson County government for the past two and a half years and says most people still don't understand what she does.

October 30, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


A crushing time had at monster truck rally on Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!!

Hundreds of people of all ages gathered at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center Sunday afternoon for the Southern Monster Truck Showdown.

October 30, 2008 | Megan Gill | Local


Take in alleged fraud may be $30 million

If Wendell Spell bilked investors out of millions of dollars, he did it in textbook fashion.

October 29, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Neighbors join forces to thwart crime

JEFFERSON - Sandi and Dennis Rakow know what it is like to live in a community that doesn't have a Neighborhood Watch Program.

October 29, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Five nominees vie for solicitor-general

The new job opening for Hall County solicitor-general drew five applicants this week who each hope Gov. Sonny Perdue will appoint them to the key courthouse post.

All have experience as prosecutors, and all but one have worked in the Hall County Solicitor-General's office.

October 29, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Ghost chasers get goosebumped

Ghostly images were evoked Friday on a cold, damp night on the campus of Brenau University.

October 29, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Afternoon fire destroys mobile home

Hall County fire officials say a Friday afternoon blaze at an abandoned mobile home appears suspicious.

October 29, 2008 | | Local


Gainesville Rotary Club looking for nominations

The Rotary Club of Gainesville is looking for nominations for the Rotary Man/Woman of the Year award. The award is presented annually for leadership and service to the community, state and nation during the past year or so, as well as for an entire career or lifetime of a native or resident or longtime former Hall County leader.

October 29, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Emerson’s memory will live on at trail

BUFORD - Meredith Hope Emerson and her black Labrador Ella spent many sun-splashed afternoons walking along the wilderness trails of the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center.

October 29, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Federal agency takes on water war

A federal agency charged with resolving environmental, natural resource and public lands issues and conflicts has conducted an assessment on a possible role in finding a solution to the tri-state water war.

October 29, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Stocks’ slide may cut gifts to charities

For those with significant stock holdings, donating shares with appreciated value to charity has given them an avenue to avoid capital gains taxes.

Under IRS regulations, the holder gets to claim the full increased value of the stock or security that is donated to a charitable organization.

October 29, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Youth Enrichment Workshop today

The Gainesville-Hall County Black History Society will be hosting its Youth Enrichment Workshop today from 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Fair Street Neighborhood Center, 715 Fair St. Alice Law will serve as the mistress of ceremony as children and community leaders participate in activities revolving around the black community's rich local history. Contact James Brooks at 770-532-9727 for more information.

October 29, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Food stamp applications will be available online

Those applying for food stamp benefits will be able to do so online starting next month, a spokesperson for the Department of Human Resources said.

October 29, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Moonshine festival celebrating town's racing roots enters 41st year

Families and NASCAR fans from across North Georgia traveled to Dawsonville on Saturday for the 41st annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

October 29, 2008 | Megan Gill | Local


New assessor nominated to Hall tax board

The Hall County Board of Commissioners nominated a fifth member to the board of tax assessors at its meeting Thursday.

October 28, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Laurel Fest says goodbye to summer

Though we may be reluctant to bid summer farewell, visitors to Saturday's Laurel Summer Fest did so in style.

August 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Man injured in stabbing at Gainesville mobile home park

A man has been transferred for medical treatment after being stabbed in Gainesville.

August 30, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Chestatee backers out in support at season opener after faith controversy

Beyond the usual sea of maroon garb under the Friday night lights of the high school football season opener were crosses borne by some of the Chestatee High School faithful.

August 30, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


County considers closing part of South Hall road

Hall County is considering whether to close part of a dirt and gravel road that links two major South Hall roads in response to resident concerns about dumping in the area.

August 30, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County firefighters salute injured coworkers

Hall County firefighters stood on Interstate 985 overpasses Friday afternoon as the last of three injured coworkers came home. At Friendship Road, five Station 8 firefighters saluted as the small northbound caravan carrying Will Griffin passed underneath about 3 p.m.Griffin was training July 22 in an aerial ladder bucket with fellow firefighters T.J. Elliott and Stephen Jackson when the truck's ladder malfunctioned, falling an estimated 44 feet and sending the three to hospitals. Griffin, 24, has been recuperating at Shepherd Spinal Center's spinal cord injury unit in Atlanta and will continue rehab as an outpatient ...

August 29, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


Stay safe on roads, lake over holiday weekend, law agencies urge

Emergency personnel are encouraging residents to have a fun but safe Labor Day weekend.

August 29, 2014 | Times staff and regional reports | Local


Former GHS star Watson makes college debut today in Athens

Fans of Gainesville High, Georgia and Clemson will come together today as the state's record holder in career passing yards and touchdowns returns home for his collegiate debut.

August 29, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Local


Gainesville officials decided Kelly had to go as chief

Gainesville Police Chief Brian Kelly resigned Friday morning in a move the mayor said was in the city's best interest.

August 29, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Football big business for local restaurants, retailers

Football, at every level of competition, is more profitable than ever.

August 29, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County mum on deal over firetruck involved in July 22 accident

The ladder truck that malfunctioned during a training exercise last month and injured three Hall County firefighters was inspected by an asset protection solutions group and signed off on by a battalion chief, but Hall County officials have declined to share any communication among themselves about the truck.

August 29, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Road work at Clarks Bridge resumes after 45-day wait

Construction crews have been back at work this week at Clarks Bridge, where a replacement project had stalled for 45 days to ensure the support for a retaining wall had compacted and settled as needed.

August 29, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riverside cadet finds support at school

Ben Brewer, a senior at Riverside Military Academy, learned what it means to be a caretaker when his father was stricken with cancer.

August 28, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Top chef: Food festival brings 3 masters to Gainesville

Three master chefs from Taiwan gave demonstrations Thursday to culinary students at Lanier Career Center in Gainesville as part of the school's international food festival.

August 28, 2014 | Scott Rogers | Local




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