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Longtime attorney Gignilliat dies at 90

William R. "Bill" Gignilliat, a retired Gainesville attorney, died Saturday following an extended illness. He was 90.

February 09, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


‘Suspicious’ fire burns vacant home on Athens Highway

A Monday evening fire destroyed a vacant Athens Highway house.

February 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


School board OKs shuffling of South Hall schools

The Hall County school board unanimously approved a plan that will transfer three South Hall schools to different school buildings in August to save $1.5 million in start-up costs associated with opening the new Spout Springs high school.

The school board approved the school shuffle proposal Monday, saying the move will save about 24 system teachers' jobs and $1.5 million on staffing the new Spout Springs school's media center, cafeteria and front office, among other expenses.

February 09, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson city says Valentine trees beat chocolates and flowers

Chocolates melt and roses die, but there are some Valentine's Day gifts that can endure.

February 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood City Council might sign up tonight for regulating banners

A public hearing and planned vote on changes to Oakwood's sign law, particularly concerning the display of banners, is set for tonight.

February 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Cold storage program lures international group to tour Lanier Tech

Today, an international association that specializes in education and information for cold food storage safety will bring a large delegation to Lanier Technical College for a hands-on training session on ammonia refrigeration.

February 09, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Gainesville gospel singer helps people who live on street

Jacky Fortner has used his tenor voice for years to minister to audiences. These days, it's his hands and feet trying to bring some measure of comfort.

February 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Boundaries in dispute: Braselton developers don’t want to build sidewalk

BRASELTON - While complex, Century Center at Braselton's developers say its lawsuits against the town of Braselton involve two main factors: sidewalks and property boundaries.

February 09, 2009 | Times regional staff | Local


Daddies grab your daughters; Jefferson, Gainesville plan dances

You may have already made plans for Feb. 14 with the missus, but don't forget to earmark some time for your youngest Valentine, your daughter.

February 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Niles really gives a hoot about litter

Avery Niles says litter has always been a pet peeve of his. Now he's in a good position to do something about it.

February 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Matters of the heart: Medication, awareness helping battle against cardiac disease

February is Heart Health Month, and there's some good news to report: It appears that Americans' hearts may actually be getting healthier.

February 09, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Hall rabies cases tops in Georgia during 2008

2008 was a record-breaking year for Hall County, but nobody is celebrating.

February 08, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Gainesville school board faces pre-K dilemma

As the Gainesville school board gets ready to delve into next school year's budget, officials are looking high and low for ways to save money.

February 08, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Local business dreams dry up

With his specialty shop for drummers, Drums 101, Aaron Hughes thought he had found a niche in the music marketplace and a dependable livelihood.

February 08, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jackson County takes 7 steps to improve high school graduation rate

JEFFERSON - Joyce Hawkins thinks she has the best job.

February 08, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


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Spout Springs ‘wellness champion’ leading state, district in health

Tom Adam knows the lunch line isn't the only place kids get nourishment at school.

August 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Library system stifled on passport program

The Hall County Library System has been "stonewalled" by federal officials in its effort to launch a passport program.

August 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local investment professional weighs in on stock market fall

Local investment professional Bob Willis has a message for anybody watching the stock market's steep decline over the past several weeks.

August 25, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Chattahoochee plan stokes fear downstream from Atlanta

WHITESBURG - State environmental officials will vote Wednesday to allow less Chattahoochee River water, at times, to flow below Atlanta, a proposal that angers downstream communities ...

August 25, 2015 | By Dan Chapman Associated Press | Local


Hall County deputy strikes ambulance

A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy in pursuit of a suspect struck an ambulance Friday on Valley Creek in South Hall, leading to no ...

August 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Health insurance rates could climb significantly

Health insurance policyholders might see premium increases as high as 38 percent next year, a Gainesville insurance executive told a Gainesville audience Tuesday.

August 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville drug treatment center pays $20K in civil settlement

A Gainesville narcotic treatment program will pay $20,000 to settle allegations in federal court about not keeping complete and accurate records of the drugs ...

August 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Grimes guilty on all charges in attempted robbery, shooting

A Lawrenceville man was convicted Monday on all charges of entering a Gainesville apartment in October 2013 and holding a woman at gunpoint.

August 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hoschton man fights to restore vision after fireworks accident

It was the Fourth of July, and Joel Porter and his friends decided to shoot off some of the new fireworks only recently allowed to ...

August 24, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Sawnee EMC announces 4-month period of lower rates

Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation announced Monday a change that should lower bills for most of its customers through the end of the year.

August 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


History center set to honor three ‘legacies’ on Thursday

The Northeast Georgia History Center is honoring three area businessmen as "local legacies" in its annual Taste of History Luncheon.

August 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man sentenced to life in prison for Father's Day revenge killing

Father's Day meant revenge for Saul Castillo. It was a day 31 years in the making.

August 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


School boards review E-SPLOST referendum

The wording of a referendum on a one-cent sales tax that could raise as much as $195 million is being reviewed by the local school ...

August 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Medical co-pays, premiums rising for Hall employees

Hall County employees will soon be paying higher co-pays and premiums for health care coverage, with some increases designed to drive workers to use the ...

August 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Cheek becomes latest candidate to enter Gainesville Ward 3 council race

André Cheek announced Monday that she is joining the race for the Gainesville City Council Ward 3 seat currently held by Myrtle Figueras.

August 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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