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Georgia tax free holiday starts today

Shopping for clothes, computers or school supplies will cost you 7 percent less for the next four days.

August 04, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Where is the promised downtown parking deck?

After years of talk, the meter is finally running on construction of Gainesville's planned multi-level parking deck.

August 04, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Murder suspect found in Louisiana waives extradition to White County

A White County man wanted in the murder of his estranged wife waived extradition Wednesday in Monroe, La., where he was arrested earlier this week while walking along the side of an interstate.

August 04, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Oakwood steps up on sidewalks

The concrete is cracking and grass is filling in the open spaces on Oakwood's sidewalks lining one side of Railroad Street between Main and Oak streets.

August 04, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authority cuts water to 300 customers in Jackson County

JEFFERSON - The Jackson County Water and Sewerage Authority cut off water services to more than 300 customers this week while they installed new billing software, according to authority officials.

August 04, 2008 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Many lament loss of diversion center

Georgia's prison chief said Thursday that a 100-bed diversion center scheduled for closure Oct. 1 will be converted into a center where felony probationers under heavy supervision will be required to report daily.

August 04, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Customers take advantage of tax free holiday

A sign welcoming shoppers to Lakeshore Mall on Thursday proclaimed "Save it for your tank!"

August 04, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville Diversion Center falls victim to budget cuts

The Georgia Department of Corrections has announced the Gainesville Diversion Center will close Oct. 1 due to agency budget constraints.

August 04, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


About 100 dogs seized in Lumpkin cruelty case

DAHLONEGA - Lumpkin County sheriff's officials raided an alleged puppy mill Wednesday, seizing close to 100 small dogs that were kept in what authorities said were crowded and substandard living conditions.

August 04, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce touts record year for business investment

The Gainesville-Hall County Economic Development Council and the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce reported Thursday that new investments set a county record in the fiscal year ending June 30.

August 04, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Gainesville council hears proposed 'happy hour' ordinance

Happy hours soon could become a part of the Gainesville day, but not all the city's council members are pleased.

August 04, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County Humane Society abandoning euthanasia

The Humane Society of Hall County announced Thursday will end its contract with Hall County Animal Control as of July 1, 2009.

Humane Society president Rick Aiken said the nonprofit organization's board of directors voted this week to operate a "selective admission" shelter, which will not euthanize animals simply because of lack of space.

August 04, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Starting today, $9 will freeze credit reports

A new law goes into effect today that will allow Georgia consumers to protect themselves from the ever-growing concern of identity theft.

August 04, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Children's flotation gear may be less than safe

Renee Reeves' two young grandsons swim almost every day in her backyard pool near Murrayville. She always made sure the 20-month-old, Phoenix, was dressed in a one-piece "flotation" swimsuit to keep him buoyant.

August 03, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Hall County school system welcomes 275 new teachers

Allison Carpenter is returning to the stomping grounds of her youth, this time as a teacher.

August 03, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


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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




Dock permit process to begin again Sept. 16

The Army Corps of Engineers plans to begin accepting applications Sept. 16 for the remaining boat dock permits on Lake Lanier.

August 28, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Threat leads to brief evacuations at North Georgia Tech

Students at North Georgia Technical College in Clarkesville have been given the all-clear to re-enter most buildings on campus after a threat was written on the wall of one building.

August 28, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville may increase service fee instead of water rate

After deadlocking earlier this month on whether to raise water rates 1 percent, Gainesville City Council will hold another vote to try and end the stalemate Tuesday night.

August 28, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Glades Reservoir: County holds off on seeking loans as project delays mount

The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority awarded $26 million in loans this week for three reservoir projects, but the proposed Glades Reservoir in Hall County was not one of them.

While county officials have requested about $14.5 million in direct investment from the state - which does not require any payback - through the Governor's Water Supply Program, they did not apply for a loan.

August 28, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Family honors Keaton Coker with charity

When Keaton Coker was struggling with brain cancer, his positivity was so persistent his family found it almost hard to believe.

August 28, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Bricks help build memorial

Area veterans replaced old sidewalk with new bricks Wednesday at a war memorial in Gainesville's Rock Creek Park. The bricks are inscribed with the names of people who have donated money for improvements to the park's memorials, including a planned archway. More than 200 inscribed bricks were installed.

August 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Badge and Bar: Commissioner of DJJ appointed to state council

Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Avery D. Niles has been selected by Gov. Nathan Deal to be chairman of the Georgia State Council for Interstate Juvenile Supervision.

August 27, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Woman arrested at rally

August 27, 2014 | Michele Hester Times Regional Staff | Local


One person qualifies for Clermont council seat

Eric Thomas is the lone candidate in Clermont Town Council's special election set for Nov. 4.

August 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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