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Summer makes an early entrance this week

The summer heat that Georgians know well is arriving this week.

June 07, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Screamin’ Eagles look for landing at nationals

It's been another successful season for the Screamin' Eagles.

June 07, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


‘Old Joe’ marks 100th year

The bronze figure known as Old Joe celebrated 100 years in Gainesville on Sunday at a ceremony sponsored by the General James Longstreet Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

June 07, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch city clerk found job via a winding path

FLOWERY BRANCH - When Melissa McCain's dream job in law enforcement turned out to be not so family friendly, she turned in another direction.

June 07, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Adoptee helps donate 500 pairs of shoes to Colombian orphanage

BRASELTON - Three hundred children living in a Colombian orphanage will soon receive almost 500 pairs of shoes, thanks to the efforts of one Braselton resident.

June 07, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Doctor says foot care is key to keeping your summer fun

Most people remember sunscreen before heading out for a run in the sun, but be sure to take care of your feet, too.

June 07, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Win a house, $100K, and help children learn English at Catholic school

DAHLONEGA - Raffles featuring everything from cars to sports memorabilia are popular fundraisers, but an Atlanta-area school is raffling off a Dahlonega home valued at more than $500,000, plus $100,000 cash.

June 07, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Guards’ families unite for support

Shelby Garrett misses her big brother.

June 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


NE Georgians on list as state Supreme Court candidates

ATLANTA - Four Northeast Georgians are among the 47 nominees being considered for an upcoming vacancy on the Supreme Court of Georgia.

June 06, 2009 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Annual Relay for Life fundraiser draws 125 teams, $458K

Thanks to the efforts of 125 registered teams, the Hall County Relay for Life raised $458,378 for cancer research during the annual overnight walkathon that wrapped up Saturday morning.

June 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


High-speed rail forum planned for Wednesday

It may seem like a futuristic concept to many, but Hall County officials are interested in seeing where high-speed passenger rail is in the state's sights.

June 06, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


School systems save money, staff by moving credit courses to the Web

For the most part, the days of traditional summer school are gone.

June 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Teens now competing with laid-off adults to find work

Many parents are keeping their fingers crossed hoping their teenagers will peel themselves off the couch and find a job this summer.

June 06, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall County Sheriff’s office dodges budget cuts

After making it through a tough year, Hall County is charged with the task of planning for the worst and hoping for the best.

June 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


D-Day remembered: 'We didn't know what we were getting into'

No flight over enemy targets was regarded as routine.

June 06, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Drivers worry how new gas tax will be used

Motorists in Gainesville on Wednesday expressed mixed reactions to the new 26-cent-per-gallon state excise tax on gasoline, with some surprised to learn they'll now be paying more at the pump.

July 01, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Driver who hit child buying ice cream won’t be charged

The driver who hit a Gainesville boy buying ice cream Sunday will not be charged, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

July 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


New director named at Good News Clinics

A registered nurse and longtime employee of Good News Clinics has been named executive director of the organization, which provides medical and dental care to uninsured Hall County residents who can't afford it.

July 01, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Fireworks stands pop up ahead of law change

Over the border from Jason Sillay's lakehouse on Lake Hartwell was the free sale of bigger and better fireworks in South Carolina.

June 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Courier services, taxis affected by rising fuel costs

Business owners like Leroy Ervin and Beba Knezevic watch gas prices pretty closely, and both are bracing themselves for the rising fuel costs projected to take effect Wednesday.

June 30, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Eyes on the Road: New transit fares, route tweaks set for Wednesday

New Gainesville Connection fares and bus routes are set to take effect Wednesday.

June 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public agencies brace for fuel tax, but helped by lower gas prices

Local governments, schools and public agencies are bracing for the impact of a 26-cent-per-gallon state excise tax on gasoline, which will contribute to $850 million or more in revenue for road and bridge projects across Georgia, that takes effect Wednesday.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Banks County building new sports complex

The Banks County Parks and Recreation Department will be holding a groundbreaking for its Windmill Park Sports Complex at 10 a.m. July 14.

June 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Library board selects new director, approves new budget

Lisa MacKinney will oversee a better than $2.62 million budget that eliminates worker furloughs as the new director of the Hall County Library System.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Challenged Child and Friends names Castell family services director

Challenged Child and Friends has named Creystal Castell as its family services coordinator.

June 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Chicopee Woods Golf Course completes shake-up of oversight committee

The shake-up of an oversight committee for the Chicopee Woods Golf Course was completed Tuesday, the latest move prompted by poor conditions and slipping revenues at the 600-acre course in Gainesville.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Child buying ice cream airlifted to hospital after being struck by car

A child buying ice cream Sunday was struck by a passing vehicle, Georgia State Patrol said.

June 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


SPLOST VII begins Wednesday, E-SPLOST scheduled for fall

Wednesday marks the start of a new round of special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST VII.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities investigating possible anti-gay hate crime in Forsyth County

June 30, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


County finance director resigns, search to begin soon

Hall County Finance Director Vickie Neikirk resigned on Monday.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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