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Fire destroys mobile home, vehicle

Fire destroyed a mobile home and a car and left one woman with minor burns to her hand.

January 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Workers look for fresh start after layoffs

When you hear of the thousands of people who have been laid off their jobs during the economic recession, you may not stop to take in their individual stories.

January 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Is your TV digital ready?

The countdown to the digital television transition is on, and area stations have spent the month of December providing tests to make sure local television sets are ready for the switch.

January 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Oakwood council could approve 21-acre mixed-retail site Monday night

Oakwood City Council is set to give final consideration today to rezonings and annexations for a proposed mixed-retail development that may someday feature a big-box anchor and high-rise hotel.

January 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia teacher bringing students interfaith skills in Pakistan

Cheryl Burke is an engine for the vehicle of education. She's fueled by love. And she's on the road to a brighter future for Islamic and Western relations.

January 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Government prods doctors to write e-prescriptions

If the government has its way, a doctor's prescription pad soon may be obsolete.

January 05, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


The Top 10 local stories of 2008

The results of our online poll are in, and of 25 newsworthy events we selected from 2008, your votes helped pick the top 10. They ranged from the devastating - hiker Meredith Emerson abducted from Blood Mountain and later found dead - to the heroic, such as our local soldiers in Iraq honored in different ceremonies.

January 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Meals on Wheels volunteer coordinator finds her calling

Sometimes, government comes to your home in a very personal and endearing way, and that's why Stepheine Bellotte says she has found her chosen career at the age of 27.

January 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Want a cheaper way to ring in the new year?

With New Year's Eve just a week after Christmas, no doubt many will be looking for economical ways to celebrate the holiday.

January 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


More wrecks but fewer deaths, injuries during New Year's holiday

Georgia motorists had more crashes than expected this New Year travel period, but, as of 6 p.m. Sunday, fewer people died or were injured as result.

January 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Turpin has held numerous roles in Gainesville, Hall County schools

Fifteen years ago, Aaron Turpin moved to Hall County and spent his days teaching Gainesville High School band students the ins and outs of Sousa marches.

January 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Road sign damage adds up

The next time you speed off the highway and just barely miss hitting the sign displaying the exit information, you may want to consider slowing down a bit more.

January 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Some Forsyth County residents say new crossing is dangerous

An intersection on the most recent extension of Market Place Boulevard in southern Forsyth County has residents concerned for their safety and turning to county officials for help.

January 04, 2009 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Flowery Branch council will talk about tax districts

The Flowery Branch City Council is set to discuss financing policy and procedures concerning its planned tax allocation district.

January 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Resolve to keep your resolutions

Making New Year's resolutions is as old as celebrating the holiday itself, and for just as long, people have been breaking them.

January 04, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


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Local business leaders see upside in new U.S.-Cuba relations

The controversial move Wednesday by the Obama administration to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba was met with approval from business leaders in Hall County who said they believe the economic benefit could be substantial for local industries.

December 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


H&R Block pros to offer tax tips

Two H&R Block tax professionals will present a free Tax Talk from 6-8 p.m. today at Blackshear Place Library in Gainesville.

December 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville police make transition to digital records

At the Gainesville Police Department, some of the new school is showing a thing or two to the old school.

December 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Nominations open for 2014 Young Man and Young Woman of Year

The Gainesville Jaycees are accepting nominations for the 2014 Young Man and Young Woman of the Year Award.

December 18, 2014 | | Local


Poultry firm donates 23 tons of meat to food bank

Georgia Mountain Food Bank in Gainesville got an early Christmas gift Wednesday when Perdue Farms delivered 46,000 pounds of frozen chicken and meat products.

December 18, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Badge & Bar: Hall 911 staff raises $1K for kids’ wish lists

Four local families are getting help from the Hall County 911 Communications in a different way this Christmas.

December 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Cuba policy shift sparks differing local responses

After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations - a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations.

December 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Juvenile in custody after man stabbed Tuesday night

A 16-year-old fled on foot after allegedly stabbing his stepfather Tuesday on East Ridge Road, authorities said Wednesday.

December 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Local moviegoers have mixed reactions to canceling of film's release

Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of "The Interview," a comedy movie starring Seth Rogen and James Franco about a slapstick assassination plot on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

December 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville High alumni replace missing elephant art

Counte Cooley was tired of driving by Gainesville High School and not seeing his elephant.

December 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Defense bill calls for Army control of Camp Merrill

Camp Frank D. Merrill outside Dahlonega has long been Army strong. With President Barack Obama's signature, it will be Army controlled.

December 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall schools score higher in performance rating

Most Hall County schools and some Gainesville schools performed better than the state average on the College and Career Ready Performance Index, the latest tool used to measure how well schools are doing.

December 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hanukkah: Faith burning brightly

Tuesday marked the first day of Hanukkah. The Jewish Festival of Lights celebrates the victory of the Jewish army, the Maccabees, over Syrian forces. It also celebrates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem, which had been ruined during battle.

December 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Roads: DOT suspends lane closures during holidays

In giving motorists some holiday relief, the Georgia Department of Transportation plans to suspend construction-related lane closures on all interstates and major state routes from 5 a.m. Tuesday through 10 p.m. Dec. 28.

December 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riverside seeks new commandant of cadets

Following the abrupt departure of its commandant of cadets, Riverside Military Academy is refilling the position.

December 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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