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Pre-birth blood transfusion saves anemic infant

When Alan Jesus Gomez was born on Dec. 24, he looked perfectly normal. But to those who know his history, he represents a Christmas miracle.

January 25, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Jackson County officials keep eyes on the budget

JEFFERSON - Like Hall County and other municipalities across the state, Jackson County is watching carefully as sales tax collections come in for the last months of 2008.

January 25, 2009 | Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Many preview program on faith-based finances

OAKWOOD - They came with different interests, from getting rid of debt to shoring up money for retirement, but with a like-minded desire in following biblical financial principles.

January 25, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Economy Hits Home: Some businesses get a little boost

At Vicky Bozeman's pawn shop, business is good.

January 25, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


North Hall fire leaves 13 homeless

An early Sunday fire destroyed a mobile home in North Hall and displaced 13 people.

January 25, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Helping students soar: 2009 Teachers of the Year

Kerri Palmer and Shane Rayburn share a passion for learning, and they instill that in their students. Today, we honor them and other Gainesville and Hall County teachers who help make our students great.

January 25, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Palmer says she's not afraid of a challenge

Kerri Palmer loves to learn, and she tries to instill the same passion in her first-graders at Gainesville Exploration Academy.

January 25, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Struggling students inspired Rayburn in his profession

MURRAYVILLE - Shane Rayburn grew up mystified that others, including his brother, didn't enjoy school as much as he did.

January 25, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County schools' Teachers of the Year

Sandy Akins

January 25, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville city schools' Teachers of the Year

Ann Conner

January 25, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Board spends $68K on public safety cameras

JEFFERSON - If some sort of emergency occurred at the Jackson County Courthouse, the expenditures commissioners approved Monday would help authorities handle the situation.

January 25, 2009 | Claire Miller Times Regional Staff | Local


Decorated Marine ends 25-year career

Friends, family, and fellow Marines gathered Saturday afternoon at the Northeast Georgia History Center to honor Lt. Col. Michael Scott Ballard in his retirement ceremony from the U.S. Marine Corps.

January 25, 2009 | Megan Gill | Local


Civic Center loses major customers

If anyone wonders why meeting rooms at Gainesville's Civic Center will be quiet on Mondays and Tuesdays, the answer is money.

January 25, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Saving fun for the races

BRASELTON - Whether it's at Bristol or Braselton, the sounds, sights and smells of short-track racing remain the same.

January 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


No one hurt in Flowery Branch house fire

Fire crews have extinguished a residential fire on Winder Highway in Flowery Branch. There are no reported injuries.

January 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Duplex fire temporarily displaces 8 residents

A small kitchen fire Friday forced eight people out of their home to stay with relatives until repairs are made.

February 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County fire officials warn of donation scam

Hall County Fire Services have received reports of impostors attempting to take donations.

February 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Turnout sporadic in first week of early voting for Hall County SPLOST

Turnout during the first week of early voting on a new round of special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST VII, was sporadic, with snowy weather and government closings likely limiting the number who showed up to the polls.

February 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Business-led committee behind push for SPLOST

The Hall Progress 2015 Committee, a group of local business leaders, is spearheading a campaign to pass SPLOST VII.

February 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


5 people arrested in what authorities call a North Ga. meth trafficking ring

Five people from across North Georgia were arrested Tuesday in the continued "dismantling of a local methamphetamine trafficking network," authorities said, that is suspected of handling more than 10 pounds of the drug.

February 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Fathers and daughters dance the night away

A popular song started blaring and girls screamed, starting to move to the music.

February 27, 2015 | | Local


'Tale of two cities’ makes decision to close schools tough

In Gainesville and Flowery Branch on Thursday, the overnight snow quickly turned to slush and what little ice remained on the pavements had melted by mid-morning.

February 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Man charged with stealing cash from sub shop, ID for shopping spree

An Ellijay man faces charges of robbery by intimidation, theft, fraud and forgery following multiple incidents in Gainesville, Oakwood and Gwinnett County.

February 26, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Georgia House passes $44.6B budget for Senate review

A $44.6 billion 2016 fiscal year state budget approved Thursday by the Georgia House would close previous cuts to public education spending, slash funding for low-interest student loans and ask local school districts to make $103 million more in employer contributions to keep state insurance coverage for some part-time school employees.

February 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville's snow is so-so, then it goes

If you were expecting Snowmageddon 2015 on Thursday, what you got in Gainesville was more like Snow-meh.

February 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Students out of school fashion makeshift sleds for a fun day in snow

School was out and snow was on the ground, so people in Hall County were ready to have some fun Thursday.

February 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Regulators OK tougher rules for Internet providers

Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.

February 26, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Winter storm downgraded; black ice possible on roads

A winter storm that dropped a slushy mix Wednesday on North Georgia was downgraded overnight, though light snow and black ice may still cover some roadways, making travel dangerous early in the day.

February 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Shoppers stock up as storm approaches

A quick drive on Wednesday morning down Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville revealed just how seriously local residents were taking the prospect of a major snowstorm bearing down on the region.

February 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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